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September 20, 2017
NUKEWARS
Trump's North Korea talk 'counterproductive': analysts



Seoul (AFP) Sept 20, 2017
With his threats to "totally destroy" North Korea, Donald Trump is playing into Pyongyang's hands by offering justification for a nuclear weapons programme it insists is for self-defence, analysts say. The US leader used his maiden speech at the UN General Assembly to deliver a blistering warning to Pyongyang, after it tested its sixth and largest nuclear bomb and responded to new sanctions by launching its longest-ever missile flight over Japan. Trump said Tuesday that North Korean leader Kim ... read more

NUKEWARS
Iran in UN spotlight as Trump threatens nuclear deal
United Nations, United States (AFP) Sept 20, 2017
Tehran will defend itself on the world stage on Wednesday with President Donald Trump threatening to trigger a new international crisis by pulling out of the Iran nuclear accord. ... more
NUKEWARS
NATO condemns UN nuclear weapon ban treaty
Brussels (AFP) Sept 20, 2017
NATO on Wednesday condemned a UN treaty banning nuclear arms as unrealistic and warned that it risked undermining the international response to North Korea's atomic weapons programme. ... more
NUKEWARS
World afraid of nuclear war with N. Korea, says UN chief Guterres
United Nations, United States (AFP) Sept 19, 2017
Global anxieties about a nuclear war are at their highest level in decades, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Tuesday as he opened a gathering of world leaders dominated by the crisis with North Korea. ... more
SUPERPOWERS
China jabs back at Trump's barb over South China Sea
Beijing (AFP) Sept 20, 2017
Beijing hit back Wednesday at US President Donald Trump's veiled criticism of its territorial claims in the disputed South China Sea, countering that the United States was a greater threat to sovereignty. ... more
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SUPERPOWERS
Japan to fund Marine Corps facilities on Guam pending Okinawa move
Washington (UPI) Sep 19, 2017
Japan will fund a $17.9 million contract to Contack Watts Inc. to build a Waterfront Headquarters Building at Naval Base Guam, the U.S. Navy announced on Tuesday. ... more
SUPERPOWERS
France's Macron at UN defends Iran, climate deals
United Nations, United States (AFP) Sept 19, 2017
French President Emmanuel Macron stood firm Tuesday that landmark agreements on Iran and climate change would not change as he gently nudged Donald Trump to return to the fold. ... more
UAV NEWS
Study weighs risks of human-drone impacts
Washington (UPI) Sep 19, 2017
The risks of drone-human collisions vary widely, researchers at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University found in a new comprehensive survey. ... more
UAV NEWS
Israel says shot down Iranian-made, Hezbollah-operated drone
Jerusalem (AFP) Sept 19, 2017
Israel's military fired a Patriot missile on Tuesday to bring down what it said was an Iranian-made drone operated by Hezbollah on a reconnaissance mission over the Golan Heights. ... more
GPS NEWS
US Air Force Awards Lockheed Martin GPS M-Code Early Use Ground System Upgrade Contract
Denver CO (SPX) Sep 13, 2017
The U.S. Air Force awarded Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) a $45.5 million contract to provide Military Code (M-Code) Early Use (MCEU) capability to the Global Positioning System (GPS). Part of th ... more
VSAT NEWS
More cities in the DRCongo get satellite-enabled high-speed connectivity
Luxembourg (SPX) Sep 15, 2017
SES Networks' longtime customer in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Gilat Telecom, has expanded the satellite capacity under contract with SES Networks in the country, now topping more th ... more


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Northrop Grumman to buy space firm Orbital for $9.2 bn
New York (AFP) Sept 18, 2017
US defense group Northrop Grumman will buy out the rocket and missile maker Orbital ATK in a deal worth $9.2 billion, the firms said on Monday. ... more
CYBER WARS
Israeli firms seek hi-tech help -- in Gaza
Gaza City, Palestinian Territories (AFP) Sept 20, 2017
When Dan Leubitz needed a contractor for a project with his Israeli tech firm, one address in the list of tenders caught his eye: Gaza. ... more
CYBER WARS
Equifax executives step down after major hack
San Francisco (AFP) Sept 16, 2017
Equifax said Friday that two executives entrusted with watching over its computers are retiring, their departures coming after its maligned handling of a major hack at the credit reporting agency. ... more
TAIWAN NEWS
Taiwan jails Chinese grad student for recruiting spies
Taipei (AFP) Sept 15, 2017
A Chinese graduate from one of Taiwan's top universities accused of recruiting spies for Beijing was jailed Friday for one year and two months. ... 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
Tokyo (AFP) Sept 19, 2017
Japan deploys missile defence to northern island: minister
Washington (UPI) Sep 11, 2017
Navy tests AN/SPY-6(V) Air and Missile Defense Radar
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
Istanbul (AFP) Sept 12, 2017
Turkey signs deal to buy Russian S-400 missile systems
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
Lockheed Martin Unveils a New Lightweight Canister Launched Unmanned Aircraft System
London, UK (SPX) Sep 13, 2017
Lockheed Martin has unveiled a new small unmanned aircraft system (UAS) that has been designed and developed in the UK at the Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI). OUTRIDER is a lightweight, canister launched UAS that has been designed by engineers at Lockheed Martin UK's Havant facility in partnership with Wirth Research, an engineering company with specialisation in aerody ... more
Washington (UPI) Sep 15, 2017
China touts military drone helicopter at exhibition
Jerusalem (AFP) Sept 19, 2017
Israel says shot down Iranian-made, Hezbollah-operated drone
Washington (UPI) Sep 19, 2017
Study weighs risks of human-drone impacts
82nd Airborne tests in-flight communication system for paratroopers
Washington (UPI) Jul 21, 2017
The U.S. Army's Global Response Force composed of the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division successfully conducted an airborne exercise using the En route Mission Command tactical networking system. The system, mounted on C-17 cargo planes, provided plane-to-plane and plane-to-ground audio, video, and data communications to the 1st Brigade's commander and subordinate commander ... more
London, UK (SPX) Sep 12, 2017
Spectra Airbus SlingShot Partnership Extension
Paris (SPX) Sep 12, 2017
Airbus prepares the future European Governmental Satellite Communications programme
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
Washington (AFP) Sept 14, 2017
Trump plans to visit China, Japan, S. Korea in November
United Nations, United States (AFP) Sept 19, 2017
France's Macron at UN defends Iran, climate deals
Washington (AFP) Sept 15, 2017
Trump's generals look to provide a steady hand
New insights into nanocrystal growth in liquid
Richland WA (SPX) Sep 19, 2017
Many seashells, minerals, and semiconductor nanomaterials are made up of smaller crystals, which are assembled together like the pieces of a puzzle. Now, researchers have measured the forces that cause the crystals to assemble, revealing an orchestra of competing factors that researchers might be able to control. The work has a variety of implications in both discovery and applied science. ... more
Washington DC (SPX) Sep 19, 2017
A new kind of optical nanosensor uses torque for signal processing
Eindhoven, Netherlands (SPX) Aug 28, 2017
'Nano-hashtags' could provide definite proof of Majorana particles
Amherst MA (SPX) Aug 31, 2017
UMass Amherst environmental chemist flashes warning light on new nanoparticle
Iraqi forces seize village in one of last IS bastions
Al-Sagra, Iraq (AFP) Sept 19, 2017
Iraqi security forces and paramilitary units on Tuesday seized a village in one of the last pockets of territory controlled by the Islamic State group in the vast western province of Anbar, bordering Syria. "Our forces have taken the whole of Al-Rayhanna village, attacking from three directions, and have killed seven terrorists," an Iraqi colonel told AFP. Some IS fighters had fled towar ... more
Baghdad (AFP) Sept 19, 2017
Iraq anti-graft task force fishes for 'sharks'
Al-Sagra, Iraq (AFP) Sept 19, 2017
Iraqi forces launch assault for last IS bastions in Anbar
Al-Sagra, Irak (AFP) Sept 18, 2017
Iraq moves to attack last IS bastion on Syria border
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. Kim Jong-Un successfully fired a Hwasong-12 intermediate-range ballistic missile over Japan on Friday, responding to the latest round of UN embargos over its sixth nuclear test with its furthest-ever missil ... more
Seoul (AFP) Sept 20, 2017
Trump's North Korea talk 'counterproductive': analysts
Brussels (AFP) Sept 20, 2017
NATO condemns UN nuclear weapon ban treaty
United Nations, United States (AFP) Sept 19, 2017
World afraid of nuclear war with N. Korea, says UN chief Guterres
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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
Beijing (AFP) Sept 14, 2017
Top Chinese bitcoin exchange shuts down
Tallinn (AFP) Sept 15, 2017
France slams Silicon Valley for skirting tax in Europe
San Jose (AFP) Sept 15, 2017
Chinese FM talks up trade on Central America visit
Bangladesh army steps up as Rohingya suffer heavy rain
Cox'S Bazar, Bangladesh (AFP) Sept 20, 2017
Bangladesh's army was ordered Wednesday to take a bigger role helping hundreds of thousands of Rohingya who have fled violence in Myanmar, amid warnings it could take six months to register the new refugees. Troops would be deployed immediately in Cox's Bazar near the border where more than 420,000 Rohingya Muslims have arrived since August 25, said Obaidul Quader, a senior minister and depu ... more
London (AFP) Sept 19, 2017
British Virgin Islands under curfew as new storm approaches
Marigot (AFP) Sept 17, 2017
Hurricane-hit St Martin takes first steps to rebuild
Miami (AFP) Sept 14, 2017
America asks: How did eight people die in Florida nursing home?
Work on China's mission to Mars 'well underway'
Beijing (AFP) Sept 20, 2017
China's programme to launch a mission to Mars in 2020 is "well underway", its top planner said Wednesday as the country moves forward with its ambitious space programme. The probe will carry 13 types of payload including six rovers, the official Xinhua news agency said. "The Mars exploration programme is well underway," it cited the mission's chief architect Zhang Rongqiao as saying. ... more
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Sep 19, 2017
Chinese company eyes development of reusable launch vehicle
Beijing (XNA) Sep 15, 2017
Spacecraft passes docking test
Washington DC (Sputnik) Aug 31, 2017
China, Russia to Have Smooth Space Cooperation, Says Expert
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
Beijing (AFP) Sept 8, 2017
China tightens restrictions on religious freedom
Beijing (AFP) Sept 9, 2017
Pregnant woman's suicide roils China
Beijing (AFP) Sept 15, 2017
China cracks down on pyramid scams after deaths
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Philippines' Duterte may declare martial law next week: defence chief
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
Washington (AFP) Sept 13, 2017
US kills six in Shabaab air strikes in Somalia
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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