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October 05, 2017
UAV NEWS
Marines test 3D-printed small drones



Washington (UPI) Oct 4, 2017
U.S Marines have tested small 3D-printed drones to demonstrate their flexibility and usefulness to troops in the field. The testing of the additive-manufactured vehicles, supplied by the U.S. Army Research Laboratory, took place late last month at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina. "At this point we are focusing on intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions," Eric Spero, a team leader in the vehicle technology directorate of the U.S. Army Research Lab, said in a press release. " ... read more

NUKEWARS
North Korea's Kim 'very rational': CIA
Washington (AFP) Oct 4, 2017
North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un is a rational politician and the US needs to understand that to deal with the nuclear-armed country, a top Central Intelligence Agency Korea expert said Wednesday. ... more
NUKEWARS
Pentagon chief says US admin backs Tillerson's North Korea effort
Washington (AFP) Oct 4, 2017
Pentagon chief Jim Mattis tried to clear up doubts about the US administration's North Korea strategy Tuesday, backing Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's effort to find a diplomatic solution to the nuclear standoff. ... more
NUKEWARS
Trump weighs 'decertifying' Iran nuclear deal
Washington (AFP) Oct 4, 2017
President Donald Trump has railed against a deal to curb Iran's nuclear program, but officials say that far from scrapping it, he is considering kicking the decision to Congress. ... more
TERROR WARS
Sarin used in Syria 5 days before Khan Sheikhun: OPCW
The Hague (AFP) Oct 4, 2017
Sarin nerve agent was used in an 'incident' at a northern Syrian village in late March, five days before the deadly attack on Khan Sheikhun, the world's chemical watchdog said Wednesday. ... more
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NUKEWARS
N. Korea chemical arms a concern for peace
The Hague (AFP) Oct 4, 2017
North Korea's chemical weapons stockpile is a "concern for peace and stability" on the Korean peninsula and beyond, the world's chemical watchdog said Wednesday. ... more
AEROSPACE
Germany, Norway join aerial tanker project
Washington (UPI) Sep 27, 2017
Germany and Norway have joined the European Defense Agency's Multinational Multi-Role Tanker Transport Fleet project. ... more
FLOATING STEEL
GAO cites Navy's operational problem areas
Washington (UPI) Sep 20, 2017
The high demand for U.S. Naval presence overseas has resulted in worsening ship conditions and declining operational readiness, a GAO report says. ... more
FLOATING STEEL
Navy leadership testifies before SASC on ship collisions, readiness concerns
Washington (UPI) Sep 19, 2017
Senior leaders from the U.S. Navy told a U.S. Senate committee on Tuesday that it is "very hard to understand" how two Navy destroyers collided with civilian ships, but chalked up the issues to gaps in readiness and leadership. ... more
WAR REPORT
Air raid kills at least 7 in north Yemen
Sanaa (AFP) Oct 4, 2017
An air strike killed at least seven people, including four children, on Wednesday in a rebel-held district of northern Yemen, the Huthi rebels and a medical source said. ... more
WAR REPORT
Russian strike kills 38 fleeing civilians in east Syria: monitor
Beirut (AFP) Oct 4, 2017
A Russian air strike killed 38 civilians on Wednesday as they tried to cross the Euphrates river to escape fighting in eastern Syria's Deir Ezzor province, a monitor said. ... more


Germany redeploys anti-IS surveillance jets to Jordan

IRAQ WARS
Iraq forces retake centre of IS bastion Hawija: army
Hawija, Iraq (AFP) Oct 4, 2017
Iraqi forces pushed into the Islamic State group stronghold of Hawija on Wednesday and seized some territory, stepping up their assault against one of the jihadists' last enclaves in the country. ... more
MILPLEX
Australia to upgrade submarines, frigates
Washington (UPI) Oct 4, 2017
Australia's Collins-class submarines and Anzac-class frigates are to undergo modernization under separate programs of the Australian government. ... more
FLOATING STEEL
Saab receives $16.8M contract for Coast Guard patrol cutter radars
Washington (UPI) Sep 25, 2017
Saab Defense and Security has received a $16.8 million contract for the radars system of the Coast Guard Offshore Cutter. ... more
FLOATING STEEL
Australia selects Saab for naval C4I systems
Washington (UPI) Oct 4, 2017
Saab's 9LV Combat Management System has been chosen by Australia for the future frigates, upgraded Air Warfare Destroyers, and selected offshore patrol vessels of the Royal Australian Navy, the company announced on Wednesday. ... more



Australia's new frigates to feature long-range missile defence system
Sydney (AFP) Oct 3, 2017
Australia's new frigates will be equipped with a long-range missile defence system to counter threats from rogue states like North Korea, officials announced Tuesday. Canberra in May revealed details of a massive shipbuilding strategy, its largest peacetime naval investment, including 12 new submarines and 12 offshore patrol vessels. The Aus$89 billion (US$70 billion) package to shore up ... more
Dallas TX (SPX) Sep 26, 2017
PAC-3 MSE Test Successful from Remote Launcher
Riyadh (AFP) Sept 24, 2017
Saudi intercepts Yemen rebel missile
Washington (UPI) Sep 25, 2017
Lockheed Martin to replace USS Fitzgerald's SPY-1D AEGIS radar
Taiwan navy personnel jailed for fatal missile misfire
Taipei (AFP) Oct 1, 2017
Three naval personnel have been jailed for up to two years for mistakenly launching a missile towards China that killed one person and triggered a stern response from Beijing last year. They were convicted of causing death by negligence while on duty over the misfiring of the Hsiung-feng III (Brave Wind) supersonic missile, the district court in the southern city of Kaohsiung announced over ... more
Ankara (AFP) Sept 28, 2017
Putin in Turkey for talks on weapons deal, Syria
Washington (UPI) Sep 27, 2017
Navy contracts Orbital ATK for additional AARGM missiles
Washington (UPI) Sep 25, 2017
Irish Army conducts exercises with RBS 70 surface-to-air missiles
BAE Systems, Cranfield University envision dual-mode UAVs
Washington (UPI) Oct 1, 2017
BAE Systems engineers, with students from Cranfield University, have come up with a new technology concept that uses unmanned aerial vehicles. Called Adaptable UAVs, the concept involves unmanned aerial vehicles that can alternate between fixed-wing and rotary flight on the same mission for greater speed and versatility. The aircraft would feature adaptive flight control and adva ... more
Washington (UPI) Oct 1, 2017
IAI unmanned helo performs proof-of-concept demo
Washington (UPI) Oct 4, 2017
Marines test 3D-printed small drones
Dubai (AFP) Sept 25, 2017
Driverless hover-taxi makes first 'concept' flight in Dubai
Asia-Pacific nation orders Harris communications gear, network
Washington (UPI) Oct 3, 2017
Harris Corporation will develop and deliver an integrated tactical communications network to an unidentified country in the Asia-Pacific region, the company announced this week. The order, received in the first quarter of the Harris' 2018 fiscal year, is worth $260 million and is part of the country's modernization program, the Melbourne, Fla.-based company said in a news release Monday ... more
Washington (UPI) Jul 21, 2017
82nd Airborne tests in-flight communication system for paratroopers
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
Raytheon awarded contract for upgrades to Small Diameter Bomb
Washington (UPI) Sep 27, 2017
Raytheon has been awarded a $450 million contract for engineering changes and development of the Small Diameter Bomb II, an update for the U.S. Air Force. The contract, announced Wednesday by the Department of Defense, is for design, development, integration, test and production engineering for changes to the SDB. Work will be performed in Tucson, Ariz., and is expected to be fin ... more
Washington (UPI) Sep 26, 2017
African country orders Elbit defense electronic systems
Washington (UPI) Sep 20, 2017
Meggitt touts small arms training systems
Washington (UPI) Sep 13, 2017
Norway signs deal with Saab for Carl-Gustaf ammunition
Leonardo opens new site in Australia
Washington (UPI) Oct 3, 2017
Leonardo is opening a new engineering site in Western Australia through its Selex ES Australia Pty Ltd subsidiary, increasing its presence in the country. The facility, located in Rockingham, South of Perth, will be the regional hub for engineering, integration, installation and through-life support. The site's proximity to the Hendersen shipyards and Garden Island will allow Leonardo t ... more
Washington (UPI) Oct 4, 2017
Australia to upgrade submarines, frigates
Washington (UPI) Oct 1, 2017
BAE Systems Australia to support Indigenous companies
Washington (UPI) Sep 19, 2017
Saab eyes possible U.S. factory location
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Hong Kong lawmaker guilty of desecrating Chinese flag
Hong Kong (AFP) Sept 29, 2017
A Hong Kong pro-democracy lawmaker on Friday was found guilty of "desecrating" the Chinese and Hong Kong flags by turning them upside down in parliament, but escaped a prison sentence. Cheng Chung-tai upended small Chinese and Hong Kong flags that some pro-Beijing legislators had displayed on their desks in the legislative assembly last October. The incident happened during a feisty sess ... more
Washington (AFP) Sept 29, 2017
Trump accepts Duterte's ASEAN summit invite after all
Brussels (AFP) Oct 2, 2017
40,000 troops in Russian war games: US general
Washington (AFP) Oct 2, 2017
Trump hails 'very strong' ties with Thailand
Tungsten offers nano-interconnects a path of least resistance
Washington DC (SPX) Oct 05, 2017
As microchips become ever smaller and therefore faster, the shrinking size of their copper interconnects leads to increased electrical resistivity at the nanoscale. Finding a solution to this impending technical bottleneck is a major problem for the semiconductor industry. One promising possibility involves reducing the resistivity size effect by altering the crystalline orientation of int ... more
Houston TX (SPX) Oct 05, 2017
Nanoscale islands dot light-driven catalyst
Berkeley CA (SPX) Oct 03, 2017
Nanoparticle supersoap creates 'bijel' with potential as sculptable fluid
Washington DC (SPX) Sep 27, 2017
Creative use of noise brings bio-inspired electronic improvement
Iraq forces retake centre of IS bastion Hawija: army
Hawija, Iraq (AFP) Oct 4, 2017
Iraqi forces pushed into the Islamic State group stronghold of Hawija on Wednesday and seized some territory, stepping up their assault against one of the jihadists' last enclaves in the country. Government and allied forces backed by a US-led coalition launched an offensive last month to oust IS from Hawija, a longtime insurgent bastion. The town is among the final holdouts from the ter ... more
Baghdad (AFP) Oct 2, 2017
Iraq forces claim recapture of IS-held areas near Hawija
Ranya, Irak (AFP) Oct 5, 2017
Iraq flight ban halts dig for lost ancient city
Karbala, Iraq (AFP) Oct 1, 2017
Shiite pilgrims throng Iraq's Karbala for mourning ritual
Will anti-nuclear campaigners win Nobel Peace Prize?
Oslo (AFP) Oct 4, 2017
As the North Korean crisis rekindles the Cold War-era threat of nuclear catastrophe, this year's Nobel Peace Prize could honour efforts to limit the spread of atomic weapons, several experts suggest. With tensions between Washington and Pyongyang sending the risk of a nuclear confrontation soaring, the highlight of the Nobel awards season will be announced in Oslo on Friday at 11:00 am (0900 ... more
Washington (AFP) Oct 1, 2017
Negotiating with North Korea a waste of time: Trump
The Hague (AFP) Oct 4, 2017
N. Korea chemical arms a concern for peace
Washington (AFP) Oct 4, 2017
North Korea's Kim 'very rational': CIA
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Chinese manufacturing accelerates for second straight month
Beijing (AFP) Sept 30, 2017
China's manufacturing activity accelerated for a second straight month in September, official figures showed Saturday, although an independent indicator was less positive about the world's second largest economy. The sector expanded at its fastest pace since 2012 after rebounding in August, official data showed. "The indicator showed a steady upward trend in the manufacturing sector," n ... more
Hong Kong (AFP) Oct 3, 2017
$37.7 million bowl sets Chinese ceramic auction record
Strasbourg, France (AFP) Oct 3, 2017
EU targets China with tough rules on cheap imports
Hong Kong, China (AFP) Oct 1, 2017
Macau casino scion rolls dice on Japan venture
NASA Damage Map Aids Puerto Rico Hurricane Response
Pasadena CA (JPL) Oct 02, 2017
A NASA-produced map showing areas of eastern Puerto Rico that were likely damaged by Hurricane Maria has been provided to responding agencies, including the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The hurricane, a Category 4 storm at landfall on Puerto Rico on Sept. 20, caused widespread damage and numerous casualties on the Caribbean island, an unincorporated U.S. territory with a populatio ... more
Washington (AFP) Oct 4, 2017
Trump to request $29 bln for storm-hit Puerto Rico
Guaynabo, Puerto Rico (AFP) Oct 4, 2017
Trump tells Puerto Rico to be 'proud' of low storm toll
Washington (UPI) Sep 22, 2017
MIT engineers attempt to predict extreme events
UN official commends China's role in space cooperation
Adelaide, Australia (XNA) Oct 03, 2017
China is an active member of the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space and is impressive in opening its space missions to other countries, said Simonetta Di Pippo, Director of the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA). Di Pippo made the remarks when having an interview with Xinhua on Wednesday during the 68th International Astronautical Congress (IAC ... more
Beijing (XNA) Oct 02, 2017
Mars probe to carry 13 types of payload on 2020 mission
Beijing (XNA) Sep 22, 2017
China's cargo spacecraft separates from Tiangong-2 space lab
Beijing (AFP) Sept 20, 2017
Work on China's mission to Mars 'well underway'
Former Hong Kong leader appears in court over sandwich 'attack'
Hong Kong (AFP) Oct 4, 2017
Unpopular former Hong Kong leader Leung Chun-ying testified Wednesday in a case involving a sandwich thrown at him by a pro-democracy activist. The sandwich was aimed at Leung, the city's then leader, as he was on his way to vote in the September 2016 legislative election - but it missed and hit a police officer. In court, a stern-looking Leung occasionally smiled as he was questioned b ... more
Hong Kong (AFP) Oct 3, 2017
Hong Kong democracy activist in court for throwing 'smelly' sandwich
Hong Kong (AFP) Oct 1, 2017
Hong Kong migrant mothers sing for their distant children
Hong Kong (AFP) Oct 4, 2017
The making of Hong Kong's famous 'fire dragon'
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Germany redeploys anti-IS surveillance jets to Jordan
Berlin (AFP) Oct 4, 2017
Germany on Wednesday moved four Tornado jets flying surveillance missions against the Islamic State group to Jordan after withdrawing them from Turkey amid a bilateral dispute, the defence ministry said. Berlin decided in June to pull out the contingent after Ankara repeatedly denied German lawmakers the right to visit about 250 German troops then stationed at Turkey's Incirlik NATO base nea ... more
The Hague (AFP) Oct 4, 2017
Sarin used in Syria 5 days before Khan Sheikhun: OPCW
Beirut (AFP) Oct 3, 2017
Fleeing offensives, where are the IS jihadists going?
Manila (AFP) Oct 2, 2017
US, Philippine troops launch new counter-terror drills
Upgraded Lockheed Martin Laser Outguns Threat in Half the Time
White Sands Missile Range NM (SPX) Sep 21, 2017
A Lockheed Martin prototype laser weapon system proved that an advanced system of sensors, software and specialized optics can deliver decisive lethality against unmanned aerial vehicle threats. In tests conducted with the U.S. Army's Space and Missile Defense Command in August, the 30-kilowatt class ATHENA (Advanced Test High Energy Asset) system brought down five 10.8' wingspan Outlaw un ... more
Washington (UPI) Sep 20, 2017
ATHENA laser testbed system successfully shoots down drones
Washington (UPI) Aug 24, 2017
DOD to invest $17M on laser weapons research in New Mexico
Washington DC (AFNS) Jul 25, 2017
'Eyes in space' and more powerful lasers will enhance US Army's arsenal


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