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August 09, 2017
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China warns against stoking Korea tensions after Trump salvo



Beijing (AFP) Aug 9, 2017
China responded to President Donald Trump's apocalyptic "fire and fury" threat against North Korea by pointedly warning on Wednesday against any rhetoric that could inflame tensions over Pyongyang's weapons programmes. Calling the situation on the Korean Peninsula "complicated and sensitive", China's foreign ministry issued a statement warning that parties involved in the impasse should avoid "words and actions that escalate the situation". The ministry had been asked to respond to Trump's comme ... read more

NUKEWARS
Trump's language on N.Korea carries dire risks: analysts
Seoul (AFP) Aug 9, 2017
By borrowing from North Korea's own rhetorical playbook in his latest verbal assault on Pyongyang, US President Donald Trump risks provoking the unpredictable, nuclear-armed regime into carrying out "the very attack we seek to deter", critics say. ... more
NUKEWARS
Nagasaki mayor pleads for end to nuclear threat on bomb anniversary
Tokyo (AFP) Aug 9, 2017
Nagasaki must be the last place to suffer an atomic bombing, its mayor said Wednesday, marking 72 years since the devastating American nuclear attack on the Japanese city with a passionate call for denuclearisation. ... more
TECH SPACE
BAE Systems reveals iMOTR radar system
Washington (UPI) Aug 8, 2017
BAE Systems today introduced it's new iMOTR mobile multiple-object tracking radar at the Space and Missile Defense Symposium in Huntsville, Ala. ... more
TERROR WARS
Pentagon may boost support to Philippine counter-IS ops: official
Washington (AFP) Aug 8, 2017
The United States is weighing additional support to the Philippine military as it fights an Islamist insurgency in the south, a US defense official said Tuesday. ... more
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MILTECH
Milrem seeks U.S. sub-contractors for Titan UGV
Washington (UPI) Aug 8, 2017
Estonian Defense company Milrem is exhibiting its Titan unmanned ground vehicle in Michigan this week in a bid to attract U.S. sub-contractors for production, the company announced on Tuesday. ... more
MILTECH
Northrop Grumman receives $57.7M contract for IED jammers
Washington (UPI) Aug 1, 2017
Northrop Grumman has received a $57.7 million contract for production of the Joint Counter Radio-Controlled Improvised Explosive Device Electronic Warfare system, the Department of Defense announced on Monday. ... more
MISSILE NEWS
Raytheon receives $66.4 million contract for SM-3 Block IIA missile
Washington (UPI) Aug 8, 2017
Raytheon Missile Systems has received a $66.4 million modification to an existing contract for the Standard Missile-3 Aegis Ashore ballistic missile defense program for the U.S. Missile Defense Agency. ... more
UAV NEWS
Drones reporting for work
Boston MA (SPX) Aug 09, 2017
When a firefighter, first responder or soldier operates a small, lightweight flight vehicle inside a building, in urban canyons, underground or under the forest canopy, the GPS-denied environment pr ... more
NUKEWARS
N. Korea threatens missile strike near US territory Guam: KCNA
Seoul (AFP) Aug 8, 2017
North Korea said Wednesday that it is considering strikes near US strategic military installations in Guam with its intermediate range ballistic missiles, state news agency KCNA reported. ... more
NUKEWARS
Tillerson's Thai stop spotlights country's North Korea ties
Bangkok (AFP) Aug 8, 2017
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson made a pit-stop 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


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NUKEWARS
Iranian drone buzzes US naval jet in Gulf: US
Washington (AFP) Aug 8, 2017
An Iranian drone flew within 100 feet (30 meters) of a US Naval jet Tuesday as the American plane was trying to land on an aircraft carrier in the Gulf, the Navy said. ... more
TERROR WARS
Car rams into soldiers outside Paris, six injured
Paris (AFP) Aug 9, 2017
French police launched a manhunt on Wednesday after a car rammed into soldiers near their barracks outside Paris, injuring six people, two of them seriously. ... more
NUKEWARS
N. Korea has produced miniaturized nuke warhead: US media
Washington (AFP) Aug 8, 2017
North Korea has produced a nuclear warhead small enough to fit inside its missiles, US media reported Tuesday, marking a major development sure to further inflame already sky-high tensions. ... more
TERROR WARS
Nigerian town still reeling from botched bombing
Rann, Nigeria (AFP) Aug 9, 2017
He fled to Rann to escape Boko Haram, but Babagana Jugudum lost everything on January 17 when the Nigerian military accidentally killed more than 100 people in a botched air strike on the town. His wife and two children were among the dead. ... 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 8, 2017
Raytheon receives $66.4 million contract for SM-3 Block IIA missile
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
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
Boston MA (SPX) Aug 09, 2017
Drones reporting for work
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) Aug 8, 2017
Joint Stars aircraft getting communications upgrade
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
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 1, 2017
Northrop Grumman receives $57.7M contract for IED jammers
Washington (UPI) Aug 1, 2017
Army orders additional Joint Light Tactical Vehicles
Washington (UPI) Aug 8, 2017
Milrem seeks U.S. sub-contractors for Titan UGV
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
Washington (UPI) Aug 8, 2017
Kratos receives $46.2 million contract for Saudi Arabian defense services
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
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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 9, 2017
China warns against stoking Korea tensions after Trump salvo
Vijfhuizen, Netherlands (AFP) July 17, 2017
On third MH17 anniversary, families unveil 'living memorial'
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
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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
Seoul (AFP) Aug 8, 2017
N. Korea threatens missile strike near US territory Guam: KCNA
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
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
Beijing (AFP) July 18, 2017
China's Xi calls for more imports and more 'open economy'
Hong Kong (AFP) Aug 3, 2017
Hong Kong tycoon Li 'cautious' as profits rise
Tech advances will lead to MH370 discovery - Malaysia Airlines
Sydney (AFP) Aug 1, 2017
The resting place of missing flight MH370 will eventually be found but it will require advances in science and technology, including artificial intelligence, Malaysia Airlines' chief said Tuesday. No trace of the Boeing 777, which disappeared in March 2014 with 239 people on board, was found during a lengthy deep sea hunt in the southern Indian Ocean off western Australia, with the search ca ... more
Rio De Janeiro (AFP) Aug 6, 2017
Brazil troops storm Rio slums to catch gang leaders
Rome (AFP) Aug 2, 2017
Italy parliament approves Libya naval mission
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
Hundreds of Cambodian maids to work in Hong Kong
Phnom Penh (AFP) Aug 9, 2017
Cambodia is recruiting hundreds of maids to work in Hong Kong, an official said Wednesday, as the wealthy city scrambles to meet growing demand for domestic helpers and fend off concerns about exploitation. Hong Kong is home to more than 300,000 foreign maids, mostly from the Philippines and Indonesia. But a series of high-profile abuse cases have seized global headlines in recent years ... more
Shanghai (AFP) Aug 8, 2017
Flag-waving Chinese blockbuster smashes box-office records
Shanghai (AFP) Aug 8, 2017
Chinese auntie enforcers jailed after reign of grey terror
Singapore (AFP) Aug 8, 2017
Chinese-American professor appeals Singapore expulsion
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Nigerian town still reeling from botched bombing
Rann, Nigeria (AFP) Aug 9, 2017
He fled to Rann to escape Boko Haram, but Babagana Jugudum lost everything on January 17 when the Nigerian military accidentally killed more than 100 people in a botched air strike on the town. His wife and two children were among the dead. Only now can his story be told after AFP became one of the first global media organisations allowed access to the area. On that fateful Tuesday at ar ... more
Washington (AFP) Aug 7, 2017
Anti-IS operations enter fourth year
Washington (UPI) Aug 8, 2017
Battelle helps DHS assess, train canine security teams
Washington (AFP) Aug 8, 2017
Pentagon may boost support to Philippine counter-IS ops: official
'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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