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August 08, 2017
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US, allies slam Chinese island-building



Manila (AFP) Aug 7, 2017
The United States, Australia and Japan on Monday denounced Beijing's island-building and militarisation of the South China Sea, in contrast to the increasingly tepid response from Southeast Asian nations over the festering issue. China claims nearly all of the sea, through which $5 trillion in annual shipping trade passes and which is believed to sit atop vast oil and gas deposits. Its sweeping claims overlap with Vietnam, the Philippines, Malaysia and Brunei - all members of the 10-nation Asso ... read more

MISSILE NEWS
Pentagon, S.Korea review missile size guidelines
Washington (AFP) Aug 7, 2017
The Pentagon is working with South Korea to review guidelines governing the size of missile warheads Seoul can deploy, an official said Monday, setting the stage for the South to boost its missiles' power. ... more
NUKEWARS
China holds wargames as North Korea tensions spike
Shanghai (AFP) Aug 8, 2017
The Chinese navy and air force flexed their muscles in live-fire drills in seas adjacent to the Korean Peninsula, the defence ministry said, amid regional tensions over North Korea's pursuit of nuclear weaponry. ... more
NUKEWARS
North Korea defiant after new sanctions, rejects talks
Manila (AFP) Aug 7, 2017
North Korea vowed Monday that tough new United Nations sanctions would not stop it from developing its nuclear arsenal, as it rejected talks and angrily warned the United States of retaliation. ... more
MILTECH
New railgun ready for testing
Washington (UPI) Aug 1, 2017
A new 10 mega joule medium-range multi-mission railgun from General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems has been assembled and is ready for testing, the company announced on Monday. ... more
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TERROR WARS
Anti-IS operations enter fourth year
Washington (AFP) Aug 7, 2017
The US-led coalition campaign to destroy the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria enters its fourth year this week, and the Pentagon believes the jihadists' defeat is inevitable. ... more
NUKEWARS
Tillerson in Thailand to press junta on North Korea ties
Bangkok (AFP) Aug 8, 2017
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson landed in Bangkok on Tuesday with a plea to the kingdom to curb business ties with North Korea, as Washington rounds up allies for its bid to halt Pyongyang's nuclear ambitions. ... more
UAV NEWS
Raytheon receives $25.9M contract for Global Hawk sensor upgrades
Washington (UPI) Aug 7, 2017
Raytheon has received a $25.9 million contract for modifications and retrofitting of sensors on the Global Hawk Block 30 unmanned aerial vehicle, the Department of Defense announced on Friday. ... more
UAV NEWS
Pentagon says it has released guidelines for shooting down civilian drones
Washington (UPI) Aug 7, 2017
The Department of Defense has approved a policy that allows military bases to shoot down unauthorized drones in their airspace, according to the Pentagon. ... more
MILTECH
Members of Congress send letter asking DOD to refuse transgender ban
Washington (UPI) Aug 4, 2017
More than 50 Democrats in Congress have signed a letter to Secretary of Defense James Mattis and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Joseph Dunford calling on them to refuse any unconstitutional ban on transgendered troops in the military. ... more
MILTECH
Marine Corps to field new pack frames in 2018
Washington (UPI) Aug 3, 2017
The Marine Corps will begin fielding a reinforced pack frame for their standard rucksacks as early as 2018 following reports of the current issue FILBE frames becoming brittle and snapping in cold weather. ... more


Lockheed to intro radar demonstrator prototype

CYBER WARS
ICF to support Army cyber-security operations, research
Washington (UPI) Aug 2, 2017
Technology services provider ICF has received a $93 million contract to support the cyber-operations and cyber-security research of the U.S. Army. ... more
FLOATING STEEL
Austal lays keel for first Pacific Patrol Boat
Washington (UPI) Aug 1, 2017
Australian shipbuilder Austal has laid the keel for the first Pacific Patrol Boat, which the Australian government will gift to a Pacific island nation. ... more
FLOATING STEEL
PAE receives contract for Navy, Marine Corps F-5 support
Washington (UPI) Aug 1, 2017
PAE Aviation and Technical Services has received $43.7 million for a contract option for the maintenance of F-5F Tiger II and F-5N Freedom Fighters jet aircraft for the Navy and Marine Corps, the Department of Defense announced on Monday. ... more
FLOATING STEEL
Huntington awarded $36.4M contract for work on USS Dwight D. Eisenhower
Washington (UPI) Aug 7, 2017
Huntington Ingalls has received a $36.4 million contract for maintenance and modernization work on the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower aircraft carrier, the Department of Defense announced on Friday. ... 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
Pentagon, S.Korea review missile size guidelines
Washington (AFP) Aug 7, 2017
The Pentagon is working with South Korea to review guidelines governing the size of missile warheads Seoul can deploy, an official said Monday, setting the stage for the South to boost its missiles' power. Current guidelines limit the destructive capabilities of South Korea's own missiles, but Pentagon spokesman Navy Captain Jeff Davis said the restrictions might be altered. "It is a top ... more
Washington (UPI) Aug 3, 2017
Lockheed receives $161.4M ATACMS missile life-extension contract
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
Pentagon says it has released guidelines for shooting down civilian drones
Washington (UPI) Aug 7, 2017
The Department of Defense has approved a policy that allows military bases to shoot down unauthorized drones in their airspace, according to the Pentagon. A Pentagon spokesperson confirmed the policy's existence to UPI but offered no further comment because it is classified. The policy was distributed in the last several weeks in response to growing concern among military commanders. ... more
Washington (UPI) Aug 7, 2017
Raytheon receives $25.9M contract for Global Hawk sensor upgrades
Washington (UPI) Aug 2, 2017
Northrop Grumman receives contract for MQ-4C Triton surveillance UAVs
Washington DC (SPX) Aug 04, 2017
Mobile force protection aims to thwart adversaries' small UAVs and Drones
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
New railgun ready for testing
Washington (UPI) Aug 1, 2017
A new 10 mega joule medium-range multi-mission railgun from General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems has been assembled and is ready for testing, the company announced on Monday. The railgun, which provides multi-mission, multi-domain capability with greater flexibility for ship, land and mobile platforms will be put through its paces at Dugway Proving Ground in Utah, the company said. / ... more
Washington (UPI) Aug 3, 2017
Marine Corps to field new pack frames in 2018
Washington (UPI) Aug 4, 2017
Members of Congress send letter asking DOD to refuse transgender ban
Washington (UPI) Jul 17, 2017
LOC Performance receives $49.1 million Bradley upgrade contract
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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US, allies slam Chinese island-building
Manila (AFP) Aug 7, 2017
The United States, Australia and Japan on Monday denounced Beijing's island-building and militarisation of the South China Sea, in contrast to the increasingly tepid response from Southeast Asian nations over the festering issue. China claims nearly all of the sea, through which $5 trillion in annual shipping trade passes and which is believed to sit atop vast oil and gas deposits. Its s ... more
Manila (AFP) Aug 6, 2017
China scores diplomatic coup in sea row
Beijing (AFP) Aug 5, 2017
China ups ante in high-altitude standoff with India
Beijing (AFP) Aug 4, 2017
Vatican official says the Pope 'loves China'
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?
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
North Korea defiant after new sanctions, rejects talks
Manila (AFP) Aug 7, 2017
Tillerson: World united to disarm North Korea
Seoul (AFP) Aug 7, 2017
NKorea dismisses South's talks offer: As Korean FMs meet
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Canada to protect national interests during NAFTA talks
Washington (UPI) Aug 4, 2017
As energy trade groups enter the fray, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told leaders national interests would be protected during NAFTA negotiations. The first round for negotiations on the North American Free Trade Agreement starts August 16 in Washington, D.C. Canada counts on the United States as its top trading partner and is the top oil exporter to its southern neighbor. Trad ... more
Beijing (AFP) Aug 8, 2017
Chinese export, import growth rates slow in July
Washington (AFP) Aug 4, 2017
Trump action on China trade likely to have broad support
Beijing (AFP) July 18, 2017
China's Xi calls for more imports and more 'open economy'
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-American professor appeals Singapore expulsion
Singapore (AFP) Aug 8, 2017
A prominent scholar of Chinese studies said Tuesday he had appealed against a decision to expel him from Singapore for allegedly working as "an agent of influence" for a foreign state. Huang Jing, a US citizen of Chinese descent who worked at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, had his permanent residence status revoked by authorities last week. His wife Shirley Yang Xiuping, whom ... more
Shenyang, China (AFP) July 15, 2017
Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo's ashes buried at sea
Geneva (AFP) Aug 2, 2017
Chinese man pays $10,000 for whisky shot at Swiss bar
Beijing (AFP) Aug 3, 2017
China accused of 'enforced disappearance' of Liu Xiaobo's widow
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Anti-IS operations enter fourth year
Washington (AFP) Aug 7, 2017
The US-led coalition campaign to destroy the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria enters its fourth year this week, and the Pentagon believes the jihadists' defeat is inevitable. On August 8, 2014 two FA-18 jets launched from the USS George W. Bush aircraft carrier in the Gulf and dropped 500-pound laser-guided bombs on IS fighters near Arbil in northern Iraq. The action marked the begi ... more
Moscow (AFP) July 17, 2017
Kremlin says 'contradictory' reports on Baghdadi death
Washington (AFP) Aug 4, 2017
US approves sale of war planes to Nigeria to fight Boko Haram
Washington (UPI) Jul 31, 2017
Nimitz carrier strike group joins Operation Inherent Resolve
'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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