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September 06, 2017
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China holds military drill as North Korea tensions rise



Beijing (AFP) Sept 6, 2017
China's air force conducted military drills in seas adjacent to the Korean peninsula, an official report has said, as tensions soared over North Korea's pursuit of nuclear weaponry. The defence battalion simulated warding off a "low-altitude, surprise" attack off China's east coast, and practised defending against "nuclear and biological weapons", according to China Military Online, the news website of the Chinese army. The purpose of the drill in the Bohai Gulf early Tuesday was not immediately ... read more

SUPERPOWERS
NATO chief sees no 'imminent threat' in Russia war games
Tapa, Estonia (AFP) Sept 6, 2017
NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg said Wednesday he saw no "imminent threat" from Russia's military exercises with Belarus next week but condemned Moscow for a lack of openness about the drills. ... more
NUKEWARS
US reasserts 'ironclad' commitment to defend S.Korea
Washington (AFP) Sept 6, 2017
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has reaffirmed Washington's commitment to defend its South Korean ally, warning once more that any North Korean threat would trigger an "overwhelming" response, the Pentagon said Wednesday. ... more
NUKEWARS
Moon presses Putin over North Korea oil supplies
Vladivostok, Russia (AFP) Sept 6, 2017
South Korean President Moon Jae-In urged Russia on Wednesday to cooperate over cutting oil supplies to North Korea but President Vladimir Putin appeared to pour cold water on the idea. ... more
NUKEWARS
Xi tells Trump Beijing firm on N. Korea denuclearisation, talks
Beijing (AFP) Sept 6, 2017
China's President Xi Jinping told Donald Trump Wednesday that Beijing remains committed to denuclearising North Korea as the US president warned again that any Pyongyang threat would trigger an "overwhelming" response. ... more
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UAV NEWS
Insitu receives $21M order for RQ-21A Blackjack drone parts
Washington (UPI) Sep 6, 2017
Insitu Inc. has received a $21 million order against a previously awarded contract for parts and sustainment of the RQ-21A unmanned aircraft system. ... more
MILTECH
VSE Corporation reports of logistics delivery orders
Washington (UPI) Sep 6, 2017
VSE Corporation reported it is to provide maritime logistics support under the U.S. Foreign Military Sales program to 11 foreign customers. ... more
WAR REPORT
Syria chemical weapons attacks since 2011
Beirut (AFP) Sept 6, 2017
United Nations war crimes investigators said Wednesday they have evidence showing the Syrian regime carried out an April sarin gas attack in Idlib province that killed dozens of people. ... more
WAR REPORT
Remains found on Syria border belong to Lebanon troops
Beirut (AFP) Sept 6, 2017
Tests conducted by Lebanese authorities have confirmed that human remains found along the Syrian border belonged to soldiers held hostage by the Islamic State group, an army source said Wednesday. ... more
WAR REPORT
Syria rebels must realise they have not won war: UN
Geneva (AFP) Sept 6, 2017
Syria's opposition must accept that it has not won the country's civil war, the UN envoy said Tuesday, voicing hope that the realities of the conflict could help forge a peace deal. ... more
WAR REPORT
Pope heads to Colombia as defender of peace
On Board The Papal Plane (AFP) Sept 6, 2017
Pope Francis set off for Colombia on Wednesday to plead for a "stable and lasting" peace in a divided country just emerging from a 50-year war that claimed hundreds of thousands of lives. ... more


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MILITARY COMMUNICATIONS
Northrop awarded contract for support of Air Force communications system
Washington (UPI) Sep 5, 2017
The U.S. Air Force's Battlefield Airborne Communications Node system will continue to receive aircraft maintenance and logistics support from Northrop Grumman. ... more
NUKEWARS
World unity crumbles in face of North Korea threat
Washington (AFP) Sept 5, 2017
International solidarity in the face of North Korea's nuclear threat crumbled Tuesday as Russia rebuffed US calls for new UN sanctions and Washington promised its allies advanced weaponry. ... more
NUKEWARS
N. Korea nuclear test 10 times more powerful than Hiroshima: Japan
Tokyo (AFP) Sept 6, 2017
Japan Wednesday again upgraded its estimated size of North Korea's latest nuclear test to a yield of around 160 kilotons - more than ten times the size of the Hiroshima bomb. ... more
NUKEWARS
Haley: Nuke deal allows Iran to become new North Korea
Washington (AFP) Sept 5, 2017
Washington's ambassador to the United Nations warned Tuesday that, if left unchanged, the Iran nuclear deal could allow Tehran to pose the same kind of missile threat to US cities as North Korea. ... more



S.Korea, US to deploy more anti-missile defences: Seoul
Seoul (AFP) Sept 4, 2017
South Korea and the United States will deploy more of the anti-missile defences hated by China in response to Sunday's nuclear test by North Korea, Seoul's defence ministry said Monday. Two launchers of the Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system are already operational, but public concern about the possible environmental impact of the US system forced Seoul to suspend the install ... more
Seoul (AFP) Sept 4, 2017
S. Korea launches missile drill after North's nuclear test
Washington (AFP) Sept 4, 2017
US cites its nuclear capabilities in defense against N.Korea
Sacramento CA (SPX) Sep 01, 2017
Aerojet Rocketdyne Providing Propulsion System Support to Ground Based Strategic Deterrent Program
Raytheon receives $614.5M for SM-3 Block IIA ballistic missile interceptors
(UPI) Aug 29, 2017
Raytheon Missile Systems is being awarded a $614.5 million modification to an existing contract for the production of Standard Missile 3 Block IIA surface-to-air missiles, the Department of Defense announced on Monday. The modification will also provide engineering support and missile containers. The production run will take place in Tucson, Ariz., and is expected to be finished by Marc ... more
Washington (UPI) Sep 5, 2017
Lockheed completes intitial design of helicopter-mounted missile jammers
Seoul (AFP) Sept 4, 2017
Trump, Moon agree to end limits on payload of S. Korean missiles
Washington (UPI) Aug 31, 2017
Raytheon receives contract to develop anti-ship Tomahawk cruise missile
Insitu receives $21M order for RQ-21A Blackjack drone parts
Washington (UPI) Sep 6, 2017
Insitu Inc. has received a $21 million order against a previously awarded contract for parts and sustainment of the RQ-21A unmanned aircraft system. The maintenance of the RQ-21A, announced Tuesday by the Department of Defense, will be in support of Naval Special Warfare fleet operations. Procurement of the parts will take place in Bingen, Wash., and is expected to run through June 2018 ... more
Washington (AFNS) Sep 01, 2017
Air Force preparing to launch fifth Orbital Test Vehicle mission
Arusha, Tanzania (AFP) Aug 31, 2017
TED: Phones and drones transforming healthcare
Washington (UPI) Aug 24, 2017
Lockheed pairs drone with counter-UAS system
Northrop awarded contract for support of Air Force communications system
Washington (UPI) Sep 5, 2017
The U.S. Air Force's Battlefield Airborne Communications Node system will continue to receive aircraft maintenance and logistics support from Northrop Grumman. The support is for four BACN E-11A aircraft operations and carries a $265 million price tag. The contract is for a one-year base period with four option years. Northrop Grumman's current BACN contract expires next year. "T ... 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
Washington (UPI) Aug 24, 2017
Industry team demonstrates Low Cost Terminal for AEHF satellites
VSE Corporation reports of logistics delivery orders
Washington (UPI) Sep 6, 2017
VSE Corporation reported it is to provide maritime logistics support under the U.S. Foreign Military Sales program to 11 foreign customers. The delivery orders were awarded to the logistic company by the U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command International Fleet Support Program Office in July and August and have a delivery period of between nine and 20 months. "We are proud to continue o ... more
Washington (UPI) Sep 5, 2017
General Dynamics receives contracts for upgraded Abrams tanks
Washington (UPI) Sep 5, 2017
Black Hills receives $49.9M contract for special 5.56mm
Washington (UPI) Sep 1, 2017
British air force opens ground combat to women
United Technologies buying Rockwell Collins for $30 billion
Washington (UPI) Sep 5, 2017
United Technologies is to acquire Rockwell Collins for $140.00 per share in cash and UTC stock - about $30 billion - the companies have announced. The deal is subject to a number of conditions, including approval by Rockwell Collins shareholders, customary conditions and regulatory approvals. "This acquisition adds tremendous capabilities to our aerospace businesses and strengt ... more
Sofia (AFP) Aug 31, 2017
Middle East conflicts boost Bulgarian arms exports
New Delhi (AFP) Aug 20, 2017
Defence firms eye billion-dollar chance for 'made in India'
Washington (UPI) Aug 17, 2017
China showcases weapon systems to possible foreign buyers
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Russia may reduce US diplomatic personnel by 155: Putin
Xiamen, China (AFP) Sept 5, 2017
Russian President Vladimir Putin threatened Tuesday to expel up to 155 more US diplomatic personnel from his country as the diplomatic feud between Washington and Moscow rumbled on. "We reserve the right to make a decision on how many American diplomats there are in Moscow. But we will not do that for the moment," Putin told a press conference after a summit of BRICS nations in southern Chi ... more
Xiamen, China (AFP) Sept 5, 2017
Putin wants force sent to 'ensure safety' of Ukraine monitors
Hanoi (AFP) Sept 6, 2017
Vietnam slams China over military drills in disputed sea
Xiamen, China (AFP) Sept 5, 2017
Putin backs sending force to protect Ukraine monitors
'Nano-hashtags' could provide definite proof of Majorana particles
Eindhoven, Netherlands (SPX) Aug 28, 2017
In Nature an international team of researchers from Eindhoven University of Technology, Delft University of Technology and the University of California - Santa Barbara presents an advanced quantum chip that will be able to provide definitive proof of the mysterious Majorana particles. These particles, first demonstrated in 2012, are their own antiparticle at one and the same time. The chip, whic ... more
Amherst MA (SPX) Aug 31, 2017
UMass Amherst environmental chemist flashes warning light on new nanoparticle
Bethlehem PA (SPX) Aug 28, 2017
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Washington DC (SPX) Aug 28, 2017
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Iraq faces vast challenges despite victories over IS: experts
Baghdad (AFP) Sept 1, 2017
Iraq's victory over the Islamic State group in Tal Afar was the latest in a string of gains against the jihadist group, but Iraqi forces still face massive challenges, experts say. In 2014, as IS staged a rapid advance across northern Iraq, police and military personnel abandoned their posts to the jihadists with barely a fight. That allowed the group to establish its "caliphate" across ... more
Baghdad (AFP) Aug 31, 2017
Iraq strikes major victory over Jihadists; As IS slides from defeat to defeat
Amman (AFP) Aug 30, 2017
Jordan, Iraq reopen only border crossing; Iraqi forces close in on last jihadist ISIS stronghold
Tal Afar, Iraq (AFP) Aug 28, 2017
Iraq fighters take 'victory selfies' at Tal Afar citadel
Big Bang Theory for North Korea's Nukes
Sydney, Australia (SPX) Sep 04, 2017
North Korea has previously boasted of possessing thermonuclear weapons, or H-Bombs. Their claims were not taken seriously by most boffins in the past. North Korea has demonstrated the ability to build relatively simple "fission" weapons (A-Bombs), which split the atoms of a heavy element (uranium or plutonium) into smaller atoms, thus releasing energy. By contrast, a thermonuclear weapon i ... more
Seoul (AFP) Aug 31, 2017
North Korea and its missiles: what next?
Beijing (AFP) Sept 6, 2017
Xi tells Trump Beijing firm on N. Korea denuclearisation, talks
Tokyo (AFP) Sept 6, 2017
N. Korea nuclear test 10 times more powerful than Hiroshima: Japan
Trump's turn on S.Korea risks alliance: analysts
Seoul (AFP) Sept 4, 2017
Donald Trump is playing into North Korea's hands by turning on the South, accusing it of appeasement, snubbing its leader and threatening to end their trade deal in moves that analysts say risk weakening a decades-long alliance. More than 24 hours after Pyongyang shook the ground and the world with what it said was a hydrogen bomb test, the US president had yet to speak to his South Korean c ... more
Managua (AFP) Sept 4, 2017
Nicaraguan anti-canal activist says held without charge
Beijing (AFP) July 18, 2017
China's Xi calls for more imports and more 'open economy'
Xiamen, China (AFP) Sept 3, 2017
Common ground in short supply as China hosts BRICS
Texas chemical plant area declared safe after controlled blaze
Houston (AFP) Sept 4, 2017
A fire at a chemical plant in Crosby, Texas has been put out and authorities have lifted an evacuation order after declaring it safe, the company said in a statement Monday. The remaining chemical containers at the Arkema plant were deliberately ignited on Sunday and burned themselves out, it said. "The Crosby Fire Department and unified command has determined it is safe for residents to ... more
Houston (AFP) Sept 4, 2017
Houston faithful offer hope, help for Harvey amid aid appeal
Chicago (AFP) Sept 5, 2017
'Dreamer' died rescuing Houston flood victims
Houston (AFP) Sept 3, 2017
Flooded Texas plant will deliberately ignite remaining chemicals
China, Russia to Have Smooth Space Cooperation, Says Expert
Washington DC (Sputnik) Aug 31, 2017
China and Russia plan to sign an agreement in October on joint space exploration from 2018 and 2022, which would benefit both nations particularly in manned and future missions to the moon, CGTN reported on Monday. The bilateral agreement will cover five areas including lunar to deep space exploration, special materials development, collaborations in the area of satellite systems, Earth re ... more
Beijing (XNA) Aug 31, 2017
Kuaizhou-11 to send six satellites into space
Moscow (Sputnik) Aug 29, 2017
Russia, China May Sign 5-Year Agreement on Joint Space Exploration
Paris (ESA) Aug 28, 2017
ESA and Chinese astronauts train together
Hong Kong radio replaces BBC with Chinese programming
Hong Kong (AFP) Sept 5, 2017
Hong Kong's public radio station has replaced its 24-hour BBC World Service broadcast with Chinese state-run programming, in a move the British broadcaster called "disappointing" as concerns grow over Beijing's influence on the semi-autonomous city. Listeners woke up on Monday morning to the Mandarin-language broadcast of the China National Radio Hong Kong Edition (CNR), instead of the World ... more
Geneva (AFP) Sept 5, 2017
China blocking rights activists, harassing experts at UN: HRW
Shanghai (AFP) Sept 6, 2017
'Oldest jazz band' a constant in fast-modernising Shanghai
Geneva (AFP) Sept 5, 2017
China blocking rights activists, harassing experts at UN: HRW
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Kremlin says 'contradictory' reports on Baghdadi death
Moscow (AFP) July 17, 2017
Moscow on Monday said it was struggling to confirm if the leader of the Islamic State group Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is dead or alive, a month after reporting his possible demise. The Russian army said in June that it was trying to verify information that its jets killed Baghdadi during a bombing raid near the IS stronghold of Raqa in Syria. But over a month after the announcement Kremlin s ... more
Moscow (AFP) Sept 1, 2017
Chechen leader evacuates 8 children and mothers from Iraq
Washington (AFP) Aug 31, 2017
Islamic State chief Baghdadi likely still alive: US general
Santiago (AFP) Aug 23, 2017
Chile ex-general jailed at 91 for dictatorship crimes
DOD to invest $17M on laser weapons research in New Mexico
Washington (UPI) Aug 24, 2017
The Department of Defense is investing $17 million in directed energy laser weapons, Sen. Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., announced at the Boeing facility in Albuquerque, N.M., on Wednesday. "With our state's unique expertise in directed energy work, this funding will jump start the deployment of this critical technology and bring more high-paying jobs to the state," said Heinrich, a member of ... more
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Washington (UPI) Jun 26, 2017
Raytheon successfully fires high-energy laser from helicopter
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Missile Defense Agency seeks laser-armed drone


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