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September 18, 2017
MISSILE DEFENSE
To shoot down or not? NKorea launch highlights intercept issues



Washington (AFP) Sept 17, 2017
North Korea's latest missile launch over Japan set sirens blaring and triggered alerts telling people to seek shelter - yet neither Tokyo nor Washington tried to shoot the rocket down. The test follows one in August that saw another rocket soar over Hokkaido. In that case too, much-vaunted Japanese and US missile-intercept capabilities were not used. Now some in the United States are wondering why all this sophisticated weaponry isn't being used, especially as North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un ac ... read more

MISSILE DEFENSE
'Take cover' - but where? Japanese helpless over N.Korea threat
Tokyo (AFP) Sept 16, 2017
Take cover in a sturdy building or get underground. ... more
NUKEWARS
North Korea seeks military 'equilibrium' with US
Seoul (AFP) Sept 16, 2017
North Korea said Saturday it was bent on nothing less than military "equilibrium" with arch-enemy the United States with a full nuclear arsenal, forcing UN powers into fresh crisis talks. ... more
NUKEWARS
UN condemns 'highly provocative' N. Korea missile launch
United Nations, United States (AFP) Sept 15, 2017
The UN Security Council on Friday strongly condemned North Korea's "highly provocative" launch of a missile that flew over Japan as US President Donald Trump scheduled talks with leaders of Japan and South Korea to address the crisis. ... more
NUKEWARS
Moon, Trump vow stronger pressure against N. Korea
Seoul (AFP) Sept 17, 2017
US President Donald Trump and his South Korean counterpart have pledged "stronger pressure" on Pyongyang, Seoul said Sunday, after North Korea defied tough new sanctions with a missile test and said it wanted to match American nuclear strength. ... more
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NUKEWARS
Will China turn off North Korea's oil?
Beijing (AFP) Sept 15, 2017
China feeds North Korea's energy needs through the "Sino-DPRK Friendship Oil Pipeline", but Washington wants Beijing to turn off the tap to pressure its neighbour into abandoning its nuclear programme. ... more
IRAQ WARS
Iraq forces seize IS outpost ahead of Euphrates push; Kirkuk car bomb kills 3
Baghdad (AFP) Sept 16, 2017
Iraqi forces on Saturday captured a desert outpost of the Islamic State group near the Syrian border in preparation for a drive up the Euphrates Valley towards the frontier, commanders said. ... more
THE STANS
UN urges Iraqi Kurds to drop referendum, hold talks
Baghdad (AFP) Sept 16, 2017
The United Nations has urged Iraqi Kurdish leader Massud Barzani to drop plans for a controversial independence referendum and enter talks with Baghdad aimed at reaching a deal within three years. ... more
VSAT NEWS
Satcube Demonstrates New Carry-On 20Mbps Terminal with Embedded UHP Modem
Montreal, Canada (SPX) Sep 15, 2017
Satcube AB is showing its new Ku band lightweight terminal with an integrated UHP-200 modem at Hall 3, C16 and demonstrating it outside in the Broadcast Solutions booth. The integrated UHP-200 ... more
TECH SPACE
Infostellar closes new funding for satellite antenna sharing platform with Airbus Ventures
Tokyo, Japan (SPX) Sep 15, 2017
Infostellar has announced a $7.3 million Series A investment, led by Airbus Ventures, with additional funds from WERU Investment, D4V, Sony Innovation Fund, and existing investors, FreakOut Holdings ... more
TECH SPACE
Two new satellites now operational to expand US space situational awareness
Peterson AFB CO (SPX) Sep 14, 2017
The 1st Space Operations Squadron at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, accepted two new satellites into operation Sept. 12 to expand their Geosynchronous Space Situational Awareness Program's abil ... more


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DRAGON SPACE
Spacecraft passes docking test
Beijing (XNA) Sep 15, 2017
China's cargo spacecraft Tianzhou 1 completed an automated fast-docking operation with the Tiangong II space laboratory late on Tuesday night, according to the China Manned Space Agency. Tianz ... more
UAV NEWS
China touts military drone helicopter at exhibition
Washington (UPI) Sep 15, 2017
China is displaying its unmanned reconnaissance and attack helicopter drone to possible foreign military buyers at an exhibition in Tianjin. ... more
VSAT NEWS
SES opens new era in global connectivity with O3b mPOWER
Luxembourg (SPX) Sep 14, 2017
SES has announced the beginning of a new era in global cloud-scale connectivity and high power data services with the launch of O3b mPOWER, a revolutionary and powerful networks system that will del ... more
SPACE TRAVEL
Crewed Missions Beyond LEO
Bethesda, MD (SPX) Sep 13, 2017
Sending humans to Mars has been a dream of scientists and a large part of the population ever since Nicolaus Copernicus first postulated that it was a planet, about 500 years ago. Even before that f ... more



To shoot down or not? NKorea launch highlights intercept issues
Washington (AFP) Sept 17, 2017
North Korea's latest missile launch over Japan set sirens blaring and triggered alerts telling people to seek shelter - yet neither Tokyo nor Washington tried to shoot the rocket down. The test follows one in August that saw another rocket soar over Hokkaido. In that case too, much-vaunted Japanese and US missile-intercept capabilities were not used. Now some in the United States are wo ... more
Tokyo (AFP) Sept 16, 2017
'Take cover' - but where? Japanese helpless over N.Korea threat
Washington (UPI) Sep 11, 2017
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Seoul (AFP) Sept 7, 2017
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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
Istanbul (AFP) Sept 12, 2017
Turkey signs deal to buy Russian S-400 missile systems
Washington (UPI) Sep 7, 2017
Atlantic Diving Supply receives $17.6 million contract for rocket launchers
China touts military drone helicopter at exhibition
Washington (UPI) Sep 15, 2017
China is displaying its unmanned reconnaissance and attack helicopter drone to possible foreign military buyers at an exhibition in Tianjin. The aircraft is the AV500W, a 24.6-feet long autonomous aircraft developed and produced at the AVIC Helicopter Research and Development Institute. The drone has a flight ceiling of about 13,000 feet, a maximum speed of about 105 miles per ho ... more
Sydney, Australia (SPX) Sep 08, 2017
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Riga, Latvia (SPX) Sep 07, 2017
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Riga, Latvia (SPX) Sep 07, 2017
Atlas Dynamics Unveils NEST Smart Protective Charging Station for Enhanced Performance of Atlas Pro Platform
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
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London, UK (SPX) Sep 12, 2017
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Washington (UPI) Sep 5, 2017
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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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Northtrop Grumman poised to buy Orbital: report
New York (AFP) Sept 18, 2017
US defense group Northrop Grumman is poised to buy out smaller rival Orbital ATK in a deal worth $7.5 billion, according to the Wall Street Journal. The deal, which comes around two weeks after industrial conglomerate United Technologies acquired aerospace supplier Rockwell Collins in a $30 billion deal, could be formalized by Monday, the paper said, quoting sources close to the matter. ... more
Washington (UPI) Sep 12, 2017
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Washington (AFP) Sept 6, 2017
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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
Washington (AFP) Sept 14, 2017
Trump plans to visit China, Japan, S. Korea in November
Istanbul (AFP) Sept 12, 2017
Turkey signs landmark Russian weapons deal
Washington (AFP) Sept 15, 2017
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'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
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Iraq forces seize IS outpost ahead of Euphrates push; Kirkuk car bomb kills 3
Baghdad (AFP) Sept 16, 2017
Iraqi forces on Saturday captured a desert outpost of the Islamic State group near the Syrian border in preparation for a drive up the Euphrates Valley towards the frontier, commanders said. The capture of Akashat, a former mining town in mainly Sunni Arab Anbar province, some 100 kilometres (60 miles) south of the jihadists' border bastion of Al-Qaim, came just hours after the forces assaul ... more
Nasiriyah, Iraq (AFP) Sept 14, 2017
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Baghdad (AFP) Sept 11, 2017
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US military official 'assuming' N. Korea nuclear test an H-bomb: report
Washington (AFP) Sept 15, 2017
The head of the US military's Strategic Command is "assuming" North Korea's nuclear test earlier this month was of a hydrogen bomb, Defense News reported Thursday. Pyongyang insisted the September 3 nuclear test was a hydrogen bomb but western powers have been reluctant to verify the claim. The reported acknowledgement is the nearest the US has come to confirming it was an H-bomb, with a ... more
United Nations, United States (AFP) Sept 15, 2017
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China bank loans rebound in August
Hong Kong (AFP) Sept 15, 2017
Chinese bank loans rebounded in August to hit 1.09 trillion yuan ($166 billion), beating analysts' expectations as demand was buoyed by home buyers. The figure was up from 825.5 billion yuan in July according to the Chinese central bank, and exceeded forecasts from analysts surveyed by Bloomberg, although it remains far below the 1.54 trillion yuan loaned by banks in in June. However, th ... more
Strasbourg, France (AFP) Sept 13, 2017
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Beijing (AFP) Sept 14, 2017
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Tallinn (AFP) Sept 15, 2017
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America asks: How did eight people die in Florida nursing home?
Miami (AFP) Sept 14, 2017
Shocked Americans were struggling on Thursday to understand how eight elderly people in a Florida retirement home - directly across the street from a hospital - could have died in the days following Hurricane Irma's devastating passage. The matter is now in the hands of the law. Making the drama even more shocking, the deaths could perhaps have been prevented by hooking up an emergency ... more
Naples, United States (AFP) Sept 14, 2017
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Pointe-a-Pitre (AFP) Sept 16, 2017
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Dar Al Kabirah, Syria (AFP) Sept 17, 2017
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Spacecraft passes docking test
Beijing (XNA) Sep 15, 2017
China's cargo spacecraft Tianzhou 1 completed an automated fast-docking operation with the Tiangong II space laboratory late on Tuesday night, according to the China Manned Space Agency. Tianzhou 1 began its approach to the space lab at 5:24 pm and spent six and a half hours for the docking, which was completed at 11:58 pm, the agency said in a news release. It was the third docking ... more
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New wave of leaders step into breach for jailed HK democracy activists
Hong Kong (AFP) Sept 16, 2017
The jailing of Hong Kong's best-known democracy activists has pushed a new wave of young leaders to take the helm as they seek to keep the movement's message alive. Joshua Wong and Nathan Law, who carved out international reputations with their campaigning, were both sent to prison last month in what rights groups slammed as politically motivated prosecutions. Alongside fellow activist A ... more
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Manila, Philippines (AFP) Sept 15, 2017
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte may declare nationwide martial law next week if threatened massive protests by communists and other leftists against his rule turn violent or disrupt the country, his defence chief said Friday. "He said, if the left will try to have a massive protest, start fires on the streets, they will disrupt the country, then I might (declare martial law)," Defence S ... more
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