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September 11, 2017
NUKEWARS
N. Korea warns US of 'greatest pain' over sanctions; Japan eyes stronger defence



Seoul (AFP) Sept 10, 2017
North Korea warned on Monday it would inflict "the greatest pain and suffering" on the United States if Washington persists in pushing for harsher UN sanctions following Pyongyang's sixth nuclear test. The September 3 detonation was the country's largest and prompted global outrage, with the UN Security Council set to discuss a new draft resolution presented by Washington that would be the toughest-ever imposed against the isolated regime. The US is calling for an oil embargo on Pyongyang, an as ... read more

NUKEWARS
US revises draft UN sanctions proposal on NK; China reports no radiation
United Nations, United States (AFP) Sept 11, 2017
The United States released a revised draft for new sanctions against North Korea on Sunday, diplomats said, making concessions to Russia and China as it seeks to convince the UN Security Council to punish Pyongyang for its recent nuclear test. ... more
TAIWAN NEWS
Taiwanese activist confesses to Chinese subversion charges
Beijing (AFP) Sept 11, 2017
A Taiwanese democracy activist confessed Monday to charges of attempting to subvert Chinese government power during a trial in China that has been slammed by rights activists and further soured cross-strait relations. ... more
UAV NEWS
Atlas Dynamics Unveils NEST Smart Protective Charging Station for Enhanced Performance of Atlas Pro Platform
Riga, Latvia (SPX) Sep 07, 2017
Atlas Dynamics will demonstrate the new Atlas NEST smart protective charging station for autonomous BVLOS operation of the Atlas Pro drone platform at InterDrone 2017. The Atlas NEST is a land ... more
UAV NEWS
Atlas Dynamics Introduces Fixed Wing UAV with 5-Hour Flight Time, 150 Kilometer Operational Range
Riga, Latvia (SPX) Sep 07, 2017
Atlas Dynamics will display its new fixed wing UAV, the Atlas Blue-J, at InterDrone 2017. The Blue-J features a 3.5-meter wing span, four to six hours of flight time and a 150-kilometer operational ... more
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MISSILE NEWS
Atlantic Diving Supply receives $17.6 million contract for rocket launchers
Washington (UPI) Sep 7, 2017
Atlantic Diving Supply Inc. has received a $17.6 million order against an existing contract for the U.S. Defense Department's purchase of 425 shoulder-launched Multipurpose Assault Weapons Mod 2 rocket launchers. ... more
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
UAV NEWS
AUD counter-drone system upgraded by Blighter
Washington (UPI) Sep 8, 2017
The AUDS counter-drone system has been enhanced for deployment on vehicles and features new technology to defeat swarm attacks. ... more
AEROSPACE
Air Traffic "Win-Win" Wins NASA Software of the Year
Moffett Field CA (SPX) Sep 04, 2017
When planes get caught in traffic, the congestion doesn't bring them to a halt. Pilots have to keep flying, of course, until the backup clears and their runways become available for landing. T ... more
TECH SPACE
Van Allen probes survive extreme radiation five years on
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Sep 04, 2017
Most satellites, not designed to withstand high levels of particle radiation, wouldn't last a day in the Van Allen Radiation belts. Trapped by Earth's magnetic field into two giant belts around the ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE
ISRO suspects pyro elements failed to separate rocket's heat shield
Chennai (IANS) Sep 07, 2017
The Indian space agency is strongly suspecting the failure of pyro elements for the non-separation of the heat shield of its rocket Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle's (PSLV) XL variant on Aug 31, said ... more


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ROCKET SCIENCE
Ariane 5 rocket aborts Guiana lift-off in final seconds
Cayenne (AFP) Sept 6, 2017
An Ariane 5 rocket carrying two commercial satellites aborted its launch in the final countdown as the main engine was being ignited for lift-off Tuesday from the Kourou Space Centre in French Guiana. ... more
FLOATING STEEL
Navy leaders testify before Congress on McCain, Fitzgerald collisions
Washington (UPI) Sep 8, 2017
The Vice Chief of Naval Operations testified before the House Armed Services Committee on Thursday about the crisis in readiness that is affecting forward-deployed Navy ships. ... more
FLOATING STEEL
Britain plans a new class of Navy frigate
Washington (UPI) Sep 8, 2017
Britain's Ministry of Defense and Royal Navy has launched plans to obtain a new frigate to replace Type 23 frigates now in service. ... more
FLOATING STEEL
Navy to issue order for heavy lift of the USS John S. McCain
Washington (UPI) Sep 6, 2017
The U.S. Navy is planning on issuing an order on an existing contract for the salvage, repair and transport of the USS John S. McCain to Yokosuka, Japan, using a heavy lift. ... 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 7, 2017
S. Korea, US deploy missile defence amid China protest
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
Lockheed completes intitial design of helicopter-mounted missile jammers
Washington (UPI) Sep 5, 2017
The Advanced Off-Board Electronic Warfare system for MH-60 Seahawk helicopters has completed its Preliminary Design Review, according to Lockheed Martin. The AEOW AMP AN/ALQ-248 is designed to work independently or with shipboard systems like the SEWIP Block 2 AN/SLQ-32(V)6 to detect incoming anti-ship missiles and determine their targets. It then uses radio-frequency electronic warfare ... more
Seoul (AFP) Sept 4, 2017
Trump, Moon agree to end limits on payload of S. Korean missiles
Washington (UPI) Sep 5, 2017
British Royal Navy test fires Sea Ceptor missile
Washington (UPI) Sep 7, 2017
Atlantic Diving Supply receives $17.6 million contract for rocket launchers
X-37B Flies Again In First SpaceX Launch
Sydney, Australia (SPX) Sep 08, 2017
The fifth launch of the X-37B robot spaceplane almost makes this vehicle look routine. This time, liftoff has come with a Falcon 9 rocket from SpaceX instead of an Atlas V, a change from old-school launchers to NewSpace. By itself, this was controversial, but the spacecraft is in orbit as requested. Security for this launch seems to have been just as tight as for previous launches, with no ... more
Washington (UPI) Sep 8, 2017
AUD counter-drone system upgraded by Blighter
Riga, Latvia (SPX) Sep 07, 2017
Atlas Dynamics Introduces Fixed Wing UAV with 5-Hour Flight Time, 150 Kilometer Operational Range
Riga, Latvia (SPX) Sep 07, 2017
Atlas Dynamics Unveils NEST Smart Protective Charging Station for Enhanced Performance of Atlas Pro Platform
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
General Dynamics receives contracts for upgraded Abrams tanks
Washington (UPI) Sep 5, 2017
General Dynamics Land Systems has received two contracts for upgrades to the M1A2 series of main battle tanks for the U.S. Army. The first contract would upgrade Abrams tanks from the M1A2 System Enhancement Package 3 into a SEPv4 variant. The SEPv4 includes upgrades of the Commander and Gunner's Primary Sights, thermal systems, and other enhancements to the tank's armor and mobi ... more
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
Washington (UPI) Jul 17, 2017
LOC Performance receives $49.1 million Bradley upgrade contract
Trump pushes hardware to allies -- and ups pressure on N.Korea
Washington (AFP) Sept 6, 2017
With global tensions spiraling over the North Korean nuclear crisis, President Donald Trump wants to pile extra pressure on Pyongyang by urging regional allies to dramatically boost spending on high-tech US military gear. Though existing regulations preclude any sudden changes, Trump's remarks this week open the door to what could amount to a regional military buildup - a move sure to anger ... more
Washington (UPI) Sep 5, 2017
United Technologies buying Rockwell Collins for $30 billion
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'
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India's army chief says China 'testing limits' after stand-off
New Delhi (AFP) Sept 7, 2017
India's army chief has said his country must be prepared for war and accused China of "testing our limits", days after the nuclear-armed neighbours ended one of their worst border stand-offs in decades. General Bipin Rawat said India could not afford to be complacent and should be prepared for the possibility of an all-out war. "As far as our northern adversary is concerned, flexing of m ... more
Chisinau (AFP) Sept 8, 2017
Row in Moldova over US military drills in Ukraine
Konya, Turkey (AFP) Sept 8, 2017
German MPs in Turkey for soldier visit amid tensions
Moscow (AFP) Sept 7, 2017
Russia tells NATO not to worry over war games
UMass Amherst environmental chemist flashes warning light on new nanoparticle
Amherst MA (SPX) Aug 31, 2017
When environmental and soil chemist Baoshan Xing at the University of Massachusetts Amherst began reading in 2014 that a new, two-dimensional material known as layered black phosphorous (BP) was gaining the attention of biomedical researchers for use in drug delivery systems and tumor photothermal therapy, he was both intrigued and concerned. "I am not only a soil chemist, but an environme ... more
Bethlehem PA (SPX) Aug 28, 2017
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Washington DC (SPX) Aug 28, 2017
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Livermore CA (SPX) Aug 28, 2017
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The battle for Mosul from behind the camera
Perpignan, France (AFP) Sept 10, 2017
Finalists in one of photojournalism's most prestigious awards competition came away with far more than pictures while covering the fight for Iraq's Mosul, the longest urban battle since Stalingrad. "In all my life as a reporter, I've never had suicide bombers right in front of me," said Patrick Chauvel, one of four finalists for the top prize at the Visa pour l'Image festival in the southern ... more
Baghdad (AFP) Sept 10, 2017
On the banks of the Tigris, a refuge for Iraqi readers
Mosul, Iraq (AFP) Sept 9, 2017
Slow recovery for Iraq's Mosul after IS ouster
Baghdad (AFP) Sept 1, 2017
Iraq faces vast challenges despite victories over IS: experts
N.Korea crisis sparks nuclear debate in Japan, S.Korea
Tokyo (AFP) Sept 7, 2017
Nuclear-armed North Korea's testing of long-range missiles that could possibly reach US soil has kindled debate in Japan and South Korea about developing their own nuclear deterrent, prompting fears of a North East Asian arms race. In the event of all-out war with North Korea, would US President Donald Trump risk American cities being targeted to protect traditional allies in Seoul and Tokyo ... more
Sydney, Australia (SPX) Sep 04, 2017
Big Bang Theory for North Korea's Nukes
Seoul (AFP) Sept 10, 2017
N. Korea warns US of 'greatest pain' over sanctions; Japan eyes stronger defence
Geneva (AFP) Sept 5, 2017
N. Korea vows more 'gift packages' for the US in nuclear row
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Goldman Sachs halts advising work on HNA unit: source
New York (AFP) Sept 6, 2017
Goldman Sachs suspended work for an affiliate of Chinese conglomerate HNA that has been under increased scrutiny by the Chinese government, a person familiar with the situation said Wednesday. The US investment bank had been enlisted in August to manage a stock offering of HNA outsourcing business Pactera. But Goldman Sachs concluded the financial structure of the Pactera business was too o ... more
Beijing (AFP) Sept 8, 2017
China export growth slows in August but imports pick up
Managua (AFP) Sept 4, 2017
Nicaraguan anti-canal activist says held without charge
Managua (AFP) Sept 6, 2017
Nicaragua renews environmental permit for Chinese canal project
US floods rescue workers sue over chemical plant fire
Chicago (AFP) Sept 8, 2017
Seven emergency workers who responded to the aftermath of last month's mega-storm Harvey sued chemical company Arkema Thursday for exposing them to smoke from a fire at its flooded Texas plant. The $1 million lawsuit alleges negligence, claiming Arkema did not adequately prepare for potential flooding, forcing it to abandon the plant near Houston as waters rose without adequate safeguards to ... more
Berlin (AFP) Sept 8, 2017
Germany rejects Polish call for more WWII reparations
Marigot (AFP) Sept 10, 2017
St Martin, St Barts contemplate rebuilding in Irma's wake
Washington (AFP) Sept 11, 2017
Economic cost of Harvey, Irma could be $290 bn: forecaster
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
Student backlash in Hong Kong independence row
Hong Kong (AFP) Sept 7, 2017
Hong Kong students have accused their universities of suppressing freedom of speech after banners and signs calling for the city's independence from China were taken down from campuses. The move has fuelled fears that freedoms are being squeezed in the semi-autonomous city and that Beijing is tightening its grip in a range of areas, from politics to media and education. Since the failure ... more
Shanghai (AFP) Sept 6, 2017
'Oldest jazz band' a constant in fast-modernising Shanghai
Shenyang, China (AFP) July 15, 2017
Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo's ashes buried at sea
Hong Kong (AFP) Sept 5, 2017
Hanergy tycoon gets 8-year ban in Hong Kong
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EU warns of 'real risk' of new funds for terror attacks
Brussels (AFP) Sept 7, 2017
There is a "real risk" of increased funding for attacks in Europe as the Islamic State (IS) group loses ground in Iraq and Syria, the EU's security chief warned Thursday. IS, which is also known as Daesh, has lost an estimated 90 percent of its territory in Iraq and 85 percent in Syria as a result of military campaigns, some of them backed by Western forces. At one time, the group held a ... more
Moscow (AFP) July 17, 2017
Kremlin says 'contradictory' reports on Baghdadi death
Moscow (AFP) Sept 8, 2017
Russia claims killing of IS 'minister of war' in Syria
Damascus (AFP) Sept 7, 2017
Israel hits Syria site reportedly used for chemical weapons
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
Washington DC (AFNS) Jul 25, 2017
'Eyes in space' and more powerful lasers will enhance US Army's arsenal
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


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