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September 14, 2017
SPACEWAR
Project Hunter Enables Total Battlespace Awareness At Remote Northern Edge Exercise



Palmdale CA (SPX) Sep 14, 2017
In support of the U.S. Air Force's vision for seamless integration across its aircraft, ground and space systems, Lockheed Martin (NYSE:LMT) Skunk Works participated in the Northern Edge military exercise to show how open systems architecture enables unprecedented battlespace awareness to reduce the data-to-decision timeline for the warfighter. Reducing the data-to-decision timeline is important to the warfighter as the complexity of the battlespace continues to increase. Gone are the days of one ... read more

NUKEWARS
N. Korean group demands US be turned to 'ashes and darkness'
Seoul (AFP) Sept 14, 2017
A North Korean organisation demanded Thursday that the United States be "beaten to death" like a "rabid dog" for spearheading fresh UN sanctions on Pyongyang over its latest nuclear test, adding ally Japan should be "sunken into the sea". ... more
AEROSPACE
Navy chiefs see difficulties but improvement with aircraft readiness
Washington (UPI) Sep 12, 2017
Senior Navy leaders said naval aviation readiness is gradually improving, but acknowledged that the pace has been frustrating and slow. ... more
AEROSPACE
Harris Corp. developing F-35 missile release system
Washington (UPI) Sep 12, 2017
Harris Corporation is to develop a carriage and release system for the new MBDA Spear missile for Britain's F-35B aircraft and other fighters. ... more
SUPERPOWERS
Russia launches war games on NATO's eastern flank
Moscow (AFP) Sept 14, 2017
Russia on Thursday began major joint military exercises with Belarus along the European Union's eastern flank - a show of strength that has rattled nervous NATO members. ... more
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MISSILE NEWS
Leonardo, Thales integrating missile-protection systems in Britain
Washington (UPI) Sep 13, 2017
Leonardo and Thales will continue efforts to integrate and demonstrate their respective threat-warning and missile infrared counter-measure systems. ... more
MISSILE NEWS
Sales deals for TOW missiles, boats for Bahrain in works
Washington (UPI) Sep 11, 2017
The U.S. State Department has approved proposed sales of patrol boats and TOW missiles to Bahrain through the U.S. Foreign Military Sales program. ... more
TECH SPACE
Ultrathin spacecraft will collect, deposit orbital debris
Los Angeles CA (Sputnik) Sep 13, 2017
A new design gaining the interest of NASA could see the inexpensive and efficient removal of Earth's orbiting space debris. A proposed design for a space trash collector has received a second ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE
SES selects Arianespace for launch of SES-17
Paris (SPX) Sep 13, 2017
SES has selected Arianespace to launch its high-power, high-throughput satellite SES-17 on an Ariane 5 in 2021 from the Guiana Space Center in Kourou, French Guiana. This was announced by SES and Ar ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE
SES selects Arianespace and Soyuz for its fifth MEO launch
Paris (SPX) Sep 13, 2017
SES has selected Arianespace for its fifth launch of four O3b satellites joining the O3b Medium Earth Orbit fleet. The mission on a Soyuz rocket will be conducted from the Guiana Space Center in Kou ... more
TECH SPACE
192 Indian space objects currently in orbit
Chennai, India (IANS) Sep 12, 2017
A total of 192 Indian objects are orbiting in space as of April 1, 2017, catalogued by US Space Surveillance Network, said a retired Indian scientist. He was citing the August 2017 issue of "O ... more


MHI to launch first Inmarsat-6 satellite

ROCKET SCIENCE
Proton-M Rocket Launches Spanish Satellite Amazonas-5 Into Orbit
Moscow (Sputnik) Sep 13, 2017
A heavy Proton-M carrier rocket with the Breeze-M booster launched the Spanish Amazonas-5 telecommunications satellite into geostationary orbit on Tuesday, a representative of the Russian Federal Sp ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE
EUMETSAT signs with Arianespace for first Metop-SG satellite launch
Paris (SPX) Sep 13, 2017
Arianespace and EUMETSAT announce the signature of a contract entrusting Arianespace with the launch of the first two Metop-SG satellites of the EUMETSAT Polar System of Second Generation (EPS-SG), ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE
Arianespace announces a new contract, bringing its order book to 53 launches across three rockets
Paris (SPX) Sep 13, 2017
Arianespace is once again participating in the World Satellite Business Week (WSBW) conference, being held this year from September 11 to 15 in Paris, and already has confirmed its commercial dynami ... more
AEROSPACE
MD Helicopter contracted for 150 Cayuse Warriors for Afghan air force
Washington (UPI) Sep 7, 2017
MD Helicopters has received $1.39 billion contract for the procurement of an estimated 150 MD 530F light utility helicopters for the government of Afghanistan, the Department of Defense announced on Tuesday. ... more



Navy tests AN/SPY-6(V) Air and Missile Defense Radar
Washington (UPI) Sep 11, 2017
A simultaneous air and ballistic missile defense test using the Navy tests AN/SPY-6(V) Air and Missile Defense Radar has been conducted by the U.S. Navy. The event took place off the west coast of Hawaii on Sept. 7, involving a short-range ballistic missile target and a number of air-to-surface cruise missile targets, according to U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command. The Raytheon AN/S ... more
Seoul (AFP) Sept 7, 2017
S. Korea, US deploy missile defence amid China protest
Seoul (AFP) Sept 4, 2017
S.Korea, US to deploy more anti-missile defences: Seoul
Seoul (AFP) Sept 4, 2017
S. Korea launches missile drill after North's nuclear test
Leonardo, Thales integrating missile-protection systems in Britain
Washington (UPI) Sep 13, 2017
Leonardo and Thales will continue efforts to integrate and demonstrate their respective threat-warning and missile infrared counter-measure systems. The continued work is being commissioned by Britain's Defense Science and Technology Laboratory and will lead to evaluation of the resultant system during trials next year, Leonardo said in a news release Wednesday. The companies are ... more
Washington (UPI) Sep 11, 2017
Sales deals for TOW missiles, boats for Bahrain in works
Washington (UPI) Sep 7, 2017
Atlantic Diving Supply receives $17.6 million contract for rocket launchers
(UPI) Aug 29, 2017
Raytheon receives $614.5M for SM-3 Block IIA ballistic missile interceptors
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 range. Ideally suited for large-scale security and inspection missions, the fixed wing UAV can be operated in autonomous and semi-autonomous modes, including takeoff and landing. Made fully of c ... more
Riga, Latvia (SPX) Sep 07, 2017
Atlas Dynamics Unveils NEST Smart Protective Charging Station for Enhanced Performance of Atlas Pro Platform
Sydney, Australia (SPX) Sep 08, 2017
X-37B Flies Again In First SpaceX Launch
Washington (UPI) Sep 6, 2017
Insitu receives $21M order for RQ-21A Blackjack drone parts
Airbus prepares the future European Governmental Satellite Communications programme
Paris (SPX) Sep 12, 2017
Airbus has been contracted by the European Space Agency (ESA) to produce a demonstrator for the future European Governmental Satellite Communications (GOVSATCOM) programme. Supported by the European Commission, the European Defence Agency (EDA) and ESA, GOVSATCOM aims to provide key European countries, organisations and operators with secured satellite communication services. The programme shoul ... 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) Sep 5, 2017
Northrop awarded contract for support of Air Force communications system
Army ordering new shoulder-fired recoilless rifles
Washington (UPI) Sep 6, 2017
The U.S. Army announced on Wednesday that it is rapidly procuring more than 1,000 shoulder-fired 84mm recoilless rifles from Saab for deployment as soon as possible. The weapon is the Carl-Gustaf M4, known as the M3E1 in the United States. Through the use of titanium, the Multi-Role Anti-Armor Anti-Personnel Weapon System, or MAAWS, is more than six pounds lighter than its earlie ... more
Washington (UPI) Sep 7, 2017
Australia developing wearable 'Fight Recorder' for soldiers
Washington (UPI) Sep 8, 2017
Marines use freeze-dried plasma to save foreign ally
Washington (UPI) Sep 6, 2017
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L3 Technologies acquires Adaptive Methods Inc.
Washington (UPI) Sep 12, 2017
L3 Technologies has expanded its presence in the undersea products market with the acquisition of Adaptive Methods Inc., a systems engineering firm. Under the acquisition announced Tuesday, Adaptive Methods will be called L3 Adaptive Methods, integrated into L3's Sensor Systems business segment. The financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Adaptive Methods is ... more
Washington (AFP) Sept 6, 2017
Trump pushes hardware to allies -- and ups pressure on N.Korea
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
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Russia launches war games on NATO's eastern flank
Moscow (AFP) Sept 14, 2017
Russia on Thursday began major joint military exercises with Belarus along the European Union's eastern flank - a show of strength that has rattled nervous NATO members. Named Zapad-2017 (West-2017), the manoeuvres, scheduled to last until September 20, are taking place on the territory of Moscow's closest ally Belarus, in Russia's European exclave of Kaliningrad and in its frontier Pskov a ... more
Istanbul (AFP) Sept 12, 2017
Turkey signs landmark Russian weapons deal
Warsaw (AFP) Sept 12, 2017
Poland's defence chief to hold talks in Paris on Wednesday
Kiev (AFP) Sept 11, 2017
Joint military drills begin in Ukraine as Russian war games loom
'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 readies to retake IS bastion near Syria border
Al-Sagra, Irak (AFP) Sept 13, 2017
Iraqi forces backed by tribal fighters are manoeuvring into position in the western desert bordering Syria to launch an offensive against one of the last bastions of the Islamic State group. The jihadist group has suffered a string of defeats on the battlefield that have left in tatters its "caliphate", three years after it was declared. After driving IS out of Nineveh province earlier t ... more
Baghdad (AFP) Sept 11, 2017
Iraq holds 1,300 IS women, children: security official
Mosul, Iraq (AFP) Sept 9, 2017
Slow recovery for Iraq's Mosul after IS ouster
Baghdad (AFP) Sept 10, 2017
On the banks of the Tigris, a refuge for Iraqi readers
EU seeks to ramp up N.Korea sanctions pressure
Strasbourg, France (AFP) Sept 12, 2017
The European Union will enforce new UN sanctions over North Korea's nuclear programme while pressing ahead with work on fresh measures of its own, the bloc's diplomatic chief said Tuesday. The UN Security Council on Monday unanimously backed new sanctions against Kim Jong-Un's regime, including restrictions on shipments of oil products, drawing an angry response from Pyongyang. The move ... more
United Nations, United States (AFP) Sept 12, 2017
North Korea says will make US suffer over 'vicious' UN sanctions
Buenos Aires (AFP) Sept 13, 2017
Cancel Iran nuclear deal, Netanyahu says in Argentina
Seoul (AFP) Sept 13, 2017
N. Korea vows to boost weapons programmes after sanctions
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Europe must seize Brexit 'window of opportunity', says Juncker
Strasbourg, France (AFP) Sept 13, 2017
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker declared in a flagship speech Wednesday that "wind is back in Europe's sails" after last year's shock Brexit vote, an act he warned Britain would regret. In his annual State of the Union address, Juncker urged the bloc to seize a "window of opportunity" and use the momentum from its recent economic recovery to become more deeply integrated th ... more
New York (AFP) Sept 6, 2017
Goldman Sachs halts advising work on HNA unit: source
Beijing (AFP) Sept 8, 2017
China export growth slows in August but imports pick up
Strasbourg, France (AFP) Sept 13, 2017
Juncker says 'wind back in Europe's sails'
Britain ups aid for storm-hit Caribbean, but Brexit fears loom
London (AFP) Sept 13, 2017
Britain on Wednesday announced an extra Pounds 25 million ($33.2 million, 27.2 million euros) in aid for its Caribbean territories devastated by Hurricane Irma, but lawmakers warned reconstruction efforts could be hampered by Brexit. The self-governing territories of Anguilla and the British Virgin Islands were hard hit by the mega-storm that swept through the region last week, and London is deplo ... more
Cox'S Bazar, Bangladesh (AFP) Sept 12, 2017
Global split over Rohingya crisis as China backs Myanmar crackdown
Geneva (AFP) Sept 12, 2017
Thousands need shelter, healthcare in Caribbean after Irma: UN
Washington (AFP) Sept 12, 2017
US environmental regulators probe Arkema after explosions
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
Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo's ashes buried at sea
Shenyang, China (AFP) July 15, 2017
The ashes of China's late Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo were buried at sea on Saturday, depriving his supporters of a place to pay tribute to the pro-democracy dissident. Officials showed a video in which his wife, Liu Xia, and relatives lowered a white round urn into the water off the northeastern coastal city of Dalian, two days after the democracy advocate died of liver cancer aged 61 while i ... more
Hong Kong (AFP) Sept 7, 2017
Student backlash in Hong Kong independence row
Shanghai (AFP) Sept 6, 2017
'Oldest jazz band' a constant in fast-modernising Shanghai
Hong Kong (AFP) Sept 5, 2017
Hanergy tycoon gets 8-year ban in Hong Kong
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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 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
Brussels (AFP) Sept 7, 2017
EU warns of 'real risk' of new funds for terror attacks
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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