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August 07, 2017
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China scores diplomatic coup in sea row



Manila (AFP) Aug 6, 2017
China on Sunday scored a diplomatic coup in its campaign to weaken regional resistance against its sweeping claims to the South China Sea when Southeast Asian nations issued a diluted statement on the dispute and agreed to Beijing's terms on talks. After two days of tense meetings on the dispute in the Philippine capital, foreign ministers from the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) issued a joint communique that diplomats involved said was carefully worded to avoid angering Ch ... read more

MILPLEX
DOD's acquisition, technology and logistics office to get a makeover
Washington (UPI) Aug 3, 2017
The U.S. Department of Defense announced on Wednesday it is reorganizing its acquisition, technology and logistics office. ... more
INTERNET SPACE
Department of Defense to start issuing tablets for classified documents
Washington (UPI) Aug 4, 2017
The Defense Information Systems Agency has initiated a pilot program to allow senior officials to access classified documents on specially secured tablets. ... more
MILITARY COMMUNICATIONS
Army orders Falcon III HMS radios from Harris
Washington (UPI) Aug 4, 2017
The U.S. Army has issued a delivery order to the Harris Corporation for multi-channel Falcon III HMS manpack radios to support two major test events. ... more
UAV NEWS
Mobile force protection aims to thwart adversaries' small UAVs and Drones
Washington DC (SPX) Aug 04, 2017
DARPA's Mobile Force Protection (MFP) program focuses on a challenge of increasing concern to the U.S. military: countering the proliferation of small, unmanned aircraft systems (sUASs). These syste ... more
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NUKEWARS
Tillerson: World united to disarm North Korea
Manila (AFP) Aug 7, 2017
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Monday that a UN Security Council vote to impose sanctions on North Korea showed that world powers were united behind a push for a denuclearised Korean peninsula. ... more
NUKEWARS
Four dead, eight injured as soldier opens fire on Iran military base: army
Tehran (AFP) Aug 6, 2017
At least four soldiers were killed and eight injured when one of their colleagues opened fire on a military air base in southern Tehran on Sunday, the Iranian military said in a statement. ... more
NUKEWARS
NKorea dismisses South's talks offer: As Korean FMs meet
Seoul (AFP) Aug 7, 2017
North Korea dismissed offers of talks from the South during a rare exchange between the two rivals' foreign ministers, Seoul's Yonhap news agency reported Monday after the UN imposed a new round of sanctions on nuclear-armed Pyongyang. ... more
WAR REPORT
Philippine military needs 20,000 more troops due to greater threats: Duterte
Manila (AFP) Aug 6, 2017
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has asked lawmakers to approve the recruiting of 20,000 more soldiers to tackle increased security threats following a bloody urban siege in the south, his spokesman said Sunday. ... more
WAR REPORT
Attack on UN office in Colombia injures police officer
Bogota (AFP) Aug 7, 2017
A police officer was injured Sunday in an attack on a UN mission monitoring the disarming of FARC rebels in Colombia as part of the group's peace deal with the government, authorities said. ... more
AEROSPACE
Boeing receives contract for LRSO work on the B-52H
Washington (UPI) Aug 2, 2017
Boeing has received a $59.5 million task order for the B-52 Engineering Sustainment Program as part of its role in the Long Range Stand-Off missile development, the Department of Defense announced on Tuesday. ... more


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AEROSPACE
Bell and Boeing receive $53.1 million contract for MV-22 Osprey modifcations
Washington (UPI) Aug 4, 2017
The Bell-Boeing Joint Project Office is receiving a $57.1 million modification for an existing contract for engineering and refit work on the V-22 Osprey Common Configuration and Readiness and Modernization Program. ... more
AEROSPACE
Dover AFB C-5Ms returned to flight status after grounding
Washington (UPI) Aug 3, 2017
Five of the C-5M Super Galaxy cargo planes stationed at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware have been returned to flight status after landing gear incidents led to their grounding. ... more
AEROSPACE
Lockheed awarded contract for German P-3C aircraft upgrades
Washington (UPI) Aug 2, 2017
Lockheed Martin Global has received a $158.5 million modification to an existing contract for mission system upgrades to German P-3 Orion maritime patrol aircraft, the Department of Defense announced on Tuesday. ... more
AEROSPACE
Jet trainer planes from BAE arrive in Oman
Washington (UPI) Jul 31, 2017
The Sultanate of Oman has taken delivery of the first two of eight Hawk advanced trainer jets from BAE systems, the company announced on Monday. ... more



US successfully tests missile intercept system
Washington (AFP) July 30, 2017
American forces successfully tried out Sunday a missile interception system the US hopes to set up on the Korean peninsula, military officials said following a trial just days after North Korea's second test of an ICBM. In the American test of the so-called THAAD system, a medium-range missile was launched from a US Air Force C-17 aircraft flying over the Pacific and a THAAD unit in Alaska " ... more
Seoul (AFP) July 29, 2017
S. Korea speeds up US missile defence over North's missile test
Washington (UPI) Jul 27, 2017
Arleigh Burke-class destroyer Ralph Johnson completes builders trials
Riyadh (AFP) July 28, 2017
Yemeni rebel missile shot down near Mecca: Arab coalition
Lockheed receives $161.4M ATACMS missile life-extension contract
Washington (UPI) Aug 3, 2017
Lockheed Martin Missile and Fire Control has been awarded a $161.4 million contract for the production of launch assemblies for the Army Tactical Missile System surface-to-surface missile, the Department of Defense announced on Wednesday. The contract is part of the Service Life Extension Program for aging components of the missile system. Work will be conducted at sites across the U.S. ... more
Washington (AFP) July 31, 2017
Pentagon alarm over Turkey plan to buy Russian missiles
Washington (UPI) Jul 27, 2017
Lockheed demos deck-launched variant of LRASM
Tehran (AFP) July 29, 2017
Iran rules out halt to missile tests as tension with US rises
Northrop Grumman receives contract for MQ-4C Triton surveillance UAVs
Washington (UPI) Aug 2, 2017
Northrop Grumman Systems has received a $19.9 million contract for engineering and analysis of obsolescence issues with the MQ-4C Triton unmanned aerial vehicle, the Department of Defense announced on Tuesday. The contract will go towards program management, qualification tests, and systems analysis for the Triton. Work will primarily be performed in Baltimore, M.D., and is expected to ... more
Washington DC (SPX) Aug 04, 2017
Mobile force protection aims to thwart adversaries' small UAVs and Drones
Paris (ESA) Aug 01, 2017
The flying kettle
Washington (UPI) Jul 26, 2017
Insitu receives contract for Afghan ScanEagle UAS services
Army orders Falcon III HMS radios from Harris
Washington (UPI) Aug 4, 2017
The U.S. Army has issued a delivery order to the Harris Corporation for multi-channel Falcon III HMS manpack radios to support two major test events. The value of the order, received in the company's first quarter of fiscal year 2018, was not disclosed in a company news release. The release also didn't offer any details as to how many radios were ordered. "The Army is partnering ... more
Washington (UPI) Jul 21, 2017
82nd Airborne tests in-flight communication system for paratroopers
McLean, VA (SPX) Jul 14, 2017
North Dakota UAS Training Center Depends on IGC Satellite Connectivity
Luxembourg (SPX) Aug 02, 2017
SES Government Solutions lands additional MEO Beam task order with DoD
LOC Performance receives $49.1 million Bradley upgrade contract
Washington (UPI) Jul 17, 2017
LOC Performance has received a $49.1 million modification to an existing contract for Bradley Fighting Vehicle modification kits and installation. The modification, announced by the Department of Defense on Friday, is for the acquisition and modification work of 276 Bradley Engineering Change Proposal 1 kits and two sets of spare parts. This will be used to upgrade Bradley Fighting Vehi ... more
Moscow (AFP) Aug 2, 2017
Blast at rebel Georgian arms depot injures 50: Russia media
Washington (UPI) Jul 27, 2017
Canadian armed forces to receive new machine guns
Washington (UPI) Jul 18, 2017
Slovakia deploys Saab's Carl-Gustaf M4 weapon
DOD's acquisition, technology and logistics office to get a makeover
Washington (UPI) Aug 3, 2017
The U.S. Department of Defense announced on Wednesday it is reorganizing its acquisition, technology and logistics office. The reorganization, effective February 1, is designed for the acquisition of new weapons and systems more efficiently, encourage partnerships within the Pentagon and with allied nations, and to ensure acquisition processes fulfill the needs of service members now an ... more
London (AFP) Aug 2, 2017
BAE plans defense hub in Australia; as group profits soar
Tokyo (AFP) July 28, 2017
Japan's scandal-hit defence chief resigns
Washington (UPI) Jul 25, 2017
GAO report details sting operation that defrauded DOD surplus program for police
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China scores diplomatic coup in sea row
Manila (AFP) Aug 6, 2017
China on Sunday scored a diplomatic coup in its campaign to weaken regional resistance against its sweeping claims to the South China Sea when Southeast Asian nations issued a diluted statement on the dispute and agreed to Beijing's terms on talks. After two days of tense meetings on the dispute in the Philippine capital, foreign ministers from the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Na ... more
Washington (UPI) Aug 3, 2017
Wintershall warns U.S. against playing 'geopolitical football.'
Beijing (AFP) Aug 3, 2017
China unmoved as Trump rails over North Korea
Beijing (AFP) Aug 5, 2017
China ups ante in high-altitude standoff with India
New method promises easier nanoscale manufacturing
Chicago IL (SPX) Jul 31, 2017
Scientists at the University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory have discovered a new way to precisely pattern nanomaterials that could open a new path to the next generation of everyday electronic devices. The new research, published July 28 in Science, is expected to make such materials easily available for eventual use in everything from LED displays to cellular phones to photod ... more
Ann Arbor MI (SPX) Jul 21, 2017
Nanoparticles could spur better LEDs, invisibility cloaks
Barcelona, Spain (SPX) Jul 18, 2017
New material resembling a metal nanosponge could reduce computer energy consumption
Pittsburgh PA (SPX) Jul 18, 2017
How do you build a metal nanoparticle?
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Conviction, sentences upended in Blackwater case
Washington (AFP) Aug 4, 2017
A US federal appeals court on Friday tossed out the murder conviction of a Blackwater security guard who was serving a life sentence for a 2007 shooting in Baghdad that left 14 Iraqis dead. The court also ordered a resentencing for three other members of Blackwater who were involved in the killing of unarmed civilians, including women and children, in a Baghdad traffic circle. They had e ... more
Mosul, Iraq (AFP) Aug 3, 2017
Iraq faces vast challenges securing, rebuilding Mosul
Kabul (AFP) Aug 1, 2017
Two killed in IS-claimed attack on Iraq embassy in Kabul
Washington (UPI) Aug 2, 2017
FMS support deal in works for Iraqi vessels
Four dead, eight injured as soldier opens fire on Iran military base: army
Tehran (AFP) Aug 6, 2017
At least four soldiers were killed and eight injured when one of their colleagues opened fire on a military air base in southern Tehran on Sunday, the Iranian military said in a statement. The incident was "probably related to psychological problems of the soldier who suddenly started firing on his comrades," the statement said. It took place on a shooting range, and could also have bee ... more
Manila (AFP) Aug 7, 2017
Tillerson: World united to disarm North Korea
United Nations, United States (AFP) Aug 3, 2017
France wants UN to slap new sanctions on N. Korea in coming days
Seoul (AFP) Aug 7, 2017
NKorea dismisses South's talks offer: As Korean FMs meet
China factory activity gathers steam in July: Caixin
Beijing (AFP) Aug 1, 2017
China's manufacturing activity increased last month as both production and new order rates grew rapidly, independent figures showed Tuesday, but analysts warned the economy still faces headwinds from policy tightening. The Caixin Purchasing Manager's Index - an indicator of conditions at small manufacturers - came in at 51.1 in the month, up from 50.4 in June as it marked a four-month high ... more
Panama City (AFP) Aug 2, 2017
'Clear' risk of trade war from protectionist policies: WTO chief
Beijing (AFP) July 31, 2017
China orders Anbang to sell Waldorf Astoria, other foreign assets: report
Washington (UPI) Aug 4, 2017
Canada to protect national interests during NAFTA talks
Brazil troops storm Rio slums to catch gang leaders
Rio De Janeiro (AFP) Aug 6, 2017
Thousands of Brazilian army troops raided Rio de Janeiro slums in a pre-dawn crackdown on crime gangs Saturday, leaving parts of the city looking like a war zone on the first anniversary of the opening of the Olympic Games. Five favelas were targeted by around 1,300 police and 3,600 troops in a sweep starting at 4 am (0700 GMT), the Rio state security service said in a statement. Their m ... more
Rome (AFP) Aug 2, 2017
Italy parliament approves Libya naval mission
Sydney (AFP) Aug 1, 2017
Tech advances will lead to MH370 discovery - Malaysia Airlines
New Delhi (AFP) Aug 1, 2017
Elephants, tigers kill one human a day in India
China develops sea launches to boost space commerce
Beijing (XNA) Jul 10, 2017
China has a clear plan to provide sea launches for commercial payloads to be carried by Long March rockets, according to an aerospace official. Tang Yagang, vice head of the aerospace division of the No.1 institute of the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASTC), said that the technology is not difficult and a sea launch platform can be built based on modifying 10,000-ton ... more
Beijing (XNA) Jul 07, 2017
Chinese satellite Zhongxing-9A enters preset orbit
Beijing (Sputnik) Jul 07, 2017
Chinese Space Program: From Setback, to Manned Flights, to the Moon
Beijing (Sputnik) Jul 07, 2017
Chinese Rocket Fizzles Out, Puts Other Launches on Hold
Chinese man pays $10,000 for whisky shot at Swiss bar
Geneva (AFP) Aug 2, 2017
Have you heard the one about the guy who walked into a bar and ordered a $10,000 shot of whisky? A young Chinese man paid 9,999 Swiss francs ($10,000, 8,733 euros) last week at a Swiss hotel for a glass of whisky made in 1878 by the revered Scotch maker Macallan, the 20Minuten website said. The report was confirmed by an employee of the luxury Waldhaus Hotel in St. Moritz, northeast Swit ... more
Beijing (AFP) Aug 3, 2017
China accused of 'enforced disappearance' of Liu Xiaobo's widow
Hong Kong (AFP) Aug 2, 2017
Hong Kong bishop says church could be 'bridge' with China
Shenyang, China (AFP) July 15, 2017
Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo's ashes buried at sea
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US approves sale of war planes to Nigeria to fight Boko Haram
Washington (AFP) Aug 4, 2017
The State Department has approved the sale of US warplanes to Nigeria to aid its fight against Boko Haram militants, ending a suspension of weapons sales that followed a deadly Nigerian military strike on a refugee camp. The State Department informed Congress late Wednesday it had approved the $593 million sale of 12 Super Tucano A-29 ground attack aircraft, a deal that includes supplying th ... more
Moscow (AFP) July 17, 2017
Kremlin says 'contradictory' reports on Baghdadi death
Washington (UPI) Jul 31, 2017
Nimitz carrier strike group joins Operation Inherent Resolve
Hong Kong (AFP) July 26, 2017
Hong Kong maids lured by Islamic State recruiters: report
'Eyes in space' and more powerful lasers will enhance US Army's arsenal
Washington DC (AFNS) Jul 25, 2017
It's been a "dynamic year" for Army space and missile defense, with a multi-domain task force being formed, a new nanosatellite set to launch soon, and more powerful laser weapons in the works, said Lt. Gen. James H. Dickinson. Dickinson, commander of the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command and Joint Functional Component Command for Integrated Missile ... more
Washington (UPI) Jun 26, 2017
Raytheon successfully fires high-energy laser from helicopter
Washington (UPI) Jun 14, 2017
Missile Defense Agency seeks laser-armed drone
Washington (AFP) April 8, 2017
Laser weapons edge toward use in US military


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