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August 11, 2017
NUKEWARS
Possible scenarios for next stage of N. Korea crisis



Washington (AFP) Aug 11, 2017
The crisis over North Korea's nuclear program deepened Thursday when US President Donald Trump underscored his threat to rain "fire and fury" on Kim Jong-Un's regime by saying his apocalyptic warning perhaps "wasn't tough enough." The latest escalation in the stand-off has set the world on edge, with stock markets down and jittery observers now openly pondering whether the risk of nuclear conflict is real. AFP looks at some of the possible scenarios for how the crisis might play out: - Milit ... read more

NUKEWARS
Iran accuses Trump of 'bad faith' on nuclear deal
Tehran (AFP) Aug 11, 2017
Iran hit back Friday at Donald Trump's warnings on Tehran's ballistic missiles programme, accusing the US president of showing "bad faith" over the 2015 nuclear accord. ... more
NUKEWARS
As tensions soar, South Korea mulls nuclear arms
Seoul (AFP) Aug 11, 2017
As nuclear-armed North Korea's missile stand-off with the US escalates, calls are mounting in the South for Seoul to build nuclear weapons of its own to defend itself - which would complicate the situation even further. ... more
NUKEWARS
China should be 'neutral' if N. Korea strikes US: state-run daily
Beijing (AFP) Aug 11, 2017
A Chinese state-run newspaper called on Beijing on Friday to "stay neutral" if North Korea strikes first in a conflict with the United States, despite a mutual defence pact between the Asian allies. ... more
NUKEWARS
Haunted by memories of war, Korean-US seniors on edge
New York (AFP) Aug 11, 2017
Memories of war haunt elderly Koreans in New York when they think about the gathering nuclear crisis between their homeland and the country they adopted in search of the American dream. ... more
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NUKEWARS
Satellite photos suggest North Korea preparing submarine missile test
Washington (AFP) Aug 11, 2017
Recent satellite photos suggest North Korea could be preparing for fresh submarine-based ballistic missile tests, an expert on its military said Friday. ... more
NUKEWARS
Trump says NKorea would 'truly regret' attacking US
Washington (AFP) Aug 11, 2017
President Donald Trump tightened the screws on North Korea Friday, warning Pyongyang would "truly regret" taking any hostile action against the US as he prepared for talks with China's leader on the crisis. ... more
SUPERPOWERS
China protests after US warship sails near island
Beijing (AFP) Aug 11, 2017
An angry Beijing warned off a US warship after it sailed near an artificial island in the disputed South China Sea in the latest operation aimed at loosening the Asian giant's grip on the strategic waterway. ... more
SUPERPOWERS
North Korea: Trump fire talk singes Tillerson's wings
Washington (AFP) Aug 10, 2017
Will the United States defeat the North Korean nuclear threat through "peaceful pressure" or "fire and fury"? ... more
SUPERPOWERS
India's army steps up troop level on China border: report
New Delhi (AFP) Aug 11, 2017
India has increased the number of troops along its northeastern border with China, reports said Friday, amid a tense standoff between Delhi and Beijing over a strategically key Himalayan plateau. ... more
MISSILE DEFENSE
Jacobs Technology awarded $4.6B contract for missile defense services
Washington (UPI) Aug 9, 2017
Jacobs Technology is receiving a contract with a maximum value of $4.6 billion for services for the Missile Defense Agency, the Department of Defense announced on Wednesday. ... more


ViaSat, Data Link receive $123.4M for MIDS JRTS radios

MILTECH
Lockheed Martin receives contract for Squad X infantry technology program
Washington (UPI) Aug 11, 2017
Lockheed Martin has received a $12.9 million U.S. Defense Department contract for the Squad X Experimentation program for dismounted infantry combat systems. ... more
CYBER WARS
China probes social media platforms for 'obscenity'
Beijing (AFP) Aug 11, 2017
China has launched probes into three of its largest social networking platforms over the suspected dissemination of violence and obscenity - the latest move aimed at sanitising the country's increasingly closed-off internet. ... more
FLOATING STEEL
USS George H.W. Bush carrier strike group completes Saxon Warrior exercise
Washington (UPI) Aug 11, 2017
The USS George H.W. Bush carrier strike group has completed the multinational Saxon Warrior 2017 exercise off the coast of the Britain. ... more
AEROSPACE
Air Force finishes ground testing of new highly efficient engine
Washington (UPI) Aug 11, 2017
The Air Force Research Laboratory has recently completed a ground test series on a new kind of high-efficiency diesel engine. ... more



Jacobs Technology awarded $4.6B contract for missile defense services
Washington (UPI) Aug 9, 2017
Jacobs Technology is receiving a contract with a maximum value of $4.6 billion for services for the Missile Defense Agency, the Department of Defense announced on Wednesday. The services will go toward the Missile Defense Integration and Operations Center and communications and informations technology for MDA. The work will primarily be conducted at Schriever Air Force Base in Colorado, ... more
Washington (AFP) July 30, 2017
US successfully tests missile intercept system
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
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
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 presents unique navigation challenges. In many cases loss of GPS signals can cause these vehicles to become inoperable and, in the worst case, unstable, potentially putting operators, bystanders and pro ... more
Washington (UPI) Aug 7, 2017
Pentagon says it has released guidelines for shooting down civilian drones
Washington (UPI) Aug 7, 2017
Raytheon receives $25.9M contract for Global Hawk sensor upgrades
Washington DC (SPX) Aug 04, 2017
Mobile force protection aims to thwart adversaries' small UAVs and Drones
ViaSat, Data Link receive $123.4M for MIDS JRTS radios
Washington (UPI) Aug 11, 2017
ViaSat and Data Link Solutions have each received a $123.4 million modification to an existing contract for development and production of the Multifunctional Information Distribution System Joint Tactical Radio System terminals, the Department of Defense announced on Thursday. The contract will go toward purchases for the U.S.military and foreign military sales. The work will be perform ... more
Washington (UPI) Aug 9, 2017
Envistacom wins $10M Army communications contract
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
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 11, 2017
Lockheed Martin receives contract for Squad X infantry technology program
Kratos receives $46.2 million contract for Saudi Arabian defense services
Washington (UPI) Aug 8, 2017
Kratos Technology and Training Solutions has received a $46.2 million contract for training and technical services in support of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's Vision 2030 defense development goals. The work from the U.S.-based company will primarily be conducted in Saudi Arabia and Orlando, Fla., and is expected to be finished by August 2020. $15.4 million in foreign military sales fund ... more
Washington (UPI) Aug 3, 2017
DOD's acquisition, technology and logistics office to get a makeover
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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North Korea: Trump fire talk singes Tillerson's wings
Washington (AFP) Aug 10, 2017
Will the United States defeat the North Korean nuclear threat through "peaceful pressure" or "fire and fury"? This week US Secretary of State and diplomatic good cop Rex Tillerson was in southeast Asia, working with allies to isolate and cajole Kim Jong-Un's regime. Meanwhile, back home, bad cop in chief President Donald Trump threatened Pyongyang with "fire and fury like the world has ... more
Manila (AFP) Aug 7, 2017
US, allies slam Chinese island-building
New Delhi (AFP) Aug 11, 2017
India's army steps up troop level on China border: report
Paris (AFP) Aug 9, 2017
Guam: strategic island in the Pacific
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?
Canada to contribute policing to liberated Iraq city
Ottawa (AFP) Aug 9, 2017
Canada will send up to 20 police officers to Iraq to help local authorities establish a police presence in Mosul, which was recently liberated from the Islamic State group, the government announced Wednesday. The officers are scheduled to arrive in the coming weeks, joining three Canadian police officers already on the ground. They are expected to stay until March 2019. "Progress has ... more
Washington (AFP) Aug 4, 2017
Conviction, sentences upended in Blackwater case
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
Trump says NKorea would 'truly regret' attacking US
Washington (AFP) Aug 11, 2017
President Donald Trump tightened the screws on North Korea Friday, warning Pyongyang would "truly regret" taking any hostile action against the US as he prepared for talks with China's leader on the crisis. Trump has been engaged all week in a war of words with the North over its weapons and missile programs, as US media reported Pyongyang has successfully miniaturized a nuclear warhead. ... more
Seoul (AFP) Aug 11, 2017
As tensions soar, South Korea mulls nuclear arms
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
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China factory gate inflation misses expectations in July
Beijing (AFP) Aug 9, 2017
China's factory price inflation remained steady for the third consecutive month in July, the government said Wednesday, coming in slightly below expectations as experts warn of a further slowdown in the world's second-largest economy. The producer price index (PPI) rose 5.5 percent year-on-year, according to the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), the same as the previous two months but mis ... more
Washington (AFP) Aug 9, 2017
US finds Chinese aluminum foil subsidized, slaps duties
Shanghai (AFP) Aug 11, 2017
Treadmills to karaoke -- China goes sharing crazy
Washington (UPI) Aug 11, 2017
Ahead of NAFTA talks, Canada looks to U.S. Midwest
Shoot-to-kill: India hunts serial killer elephant
New Delhi (AFP) Aug 11, 2017
India's top hunter on Friday led a shoot-to-kill pursuit of an elephant whose murderous rampage through villages has left 15 people dead. The government has turned to sharpshooter Nawab Shafat Ali Khan ahead of World Elephant Day on Saturday to hunt the animal who crushed four victims in the eastern state of Bihar in March before crossing into neighbouring Jharkhand and killing 11 more. ... more
Tripoli (AFP) Aug 10, 2017
Libya navy bars foreign ships from migrant 'search and rescue' zone
Ottawa (AFP) Aug 9, 2017
Canada military sets up tents at US border for Haitian refugees
Rio De Janeiro (AFP) Aug 6, 2017
Brazil troops storm Rio slums to catch gang leaders
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
Hong Kong (AFP) Aug 11, 2017
Anger over calls to limit air-con for Hong Kong maids
Shanghai (AFP) Aug 8, 2017
Chinese auntie enforcers jailed after reign of grey terror
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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
Paris (AFP) Aug 9, 2017
Suspect arrested after car rams Paris anti-terror troops
'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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