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October 09, 2017
NUKEWARS
NATO gives frosty reception to ICAN win; Kremlin says 'no alternative to nuclear parity'



Brussels (AFP) Oct 6, 2017
NATO gave a chilly reception to nuclear disarmament group ICAN's Nobel Peace Prize win Friday, saying efforts to end the atomic bomb must take into account the "realities" of global security. The Geneva-based organisation, recognised by the Nobel committee for its decade-long campaign, was a key player in the adoption of a treaty symbolically banning nuclear weapons, signed by 122 countries at the UN in July. NATO, which has three of the world's nuclear powers in its ranks, strongly criticised t ... read more

MISSILE DEFENSE
US to sell $15 bn THAAD missile defense to Saudi Arabia
Washington (AFP) Oct 6, 2017
The US government has approved the sale to Saudi Arabia of the advanced Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile defense system for $15 billion, the State Department said Friday. ... more
TERROR WARS
Iraq-Syria border set for last major assault on IS: US general
Baghdad (AFP) Oct 7, 2017
The "final large fight" in Iraq against the Islamic State group will take place on the border with Syria, a general in a US-led coalition against the jihadists said Saturday. ... more
THE STANS
Trump sends lieutenants to Pakistan with tough message
Washington (AFP) Oct 7, 2017
President Donald Trump will dispatch his top diplomatic and military advisors to Pakistan in the coming weeks, turning up the heat on a nuclear-armed ally accused of harboring terror groups. ... more
SPACEWAR
SecAF addresses air and space innovation
Washington DC (AFNS) Oct 05, 2017
Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson spoke about the importance of modernization and innovation in space during a Center for Strategic and International Studies forum in Washington, D.C., Oct. ... more
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RAY GUNS
Lockheed Martin developing technology to intercept missile threats with Directed Energy
Sunnyvale CA (SPX) Oct 09, 2017
The U.S. Missile Defense Agency awarded Lockheed Martin a nine-month, $9.4 million contract to develop a Low Power Laser Demonstrator (LPLD) missile interceptor concept, the agency announced Oct. 5. ... more
NUKEWARS
Air Force contracts for upgraded ICBM launch system
Washington (UPI) Oct 5, 2017
Lockheed Martin and Rockwell Collins are to upgrade a system enabling aircraft to control the ground launch of intercontinental ballistic missiles, the Air Force announced this week. ... more
TECH SPACE
CONFERS to Establish "Rules of the Road" for On-Orbit Servicing of Satellites
Washington DC (SPX) Oct 06, 2017
"Rules of the road"-widely accepted norms of safety-related behavior based on common understanding-have existed in various forms over the centuries, and have evolved as new technologies have revolut ... more
UAV NEWS
Boeing to acquire Aurora Flight Sciences
Washington (UPI) Oct 5, 2017
Boeing reports it will acquire Virginia-based Aurora Flight Sciences to accelerate the airplane manufacturer's development of autonomous aerospace vehicles. ... more
IRAQ WARS
Cinders and desolation in Iraq's Hawija after IS
Hawija, Iraq (AFP) Oct 7, 2017
One side of the billboard calls for jihad, while the other warns of death for smokers. Iraq's Hawija still bears clear signs of its three years under jihadist rule. ... more
NUKEWARS
Nobel Prize sends a nuclear message to Trump
Washington (AFP) Oct 6, 2017
The Nobel committee spurned an opportunity to celebrate the Iran nuclear deal, but still found a way to send a message to US President Donald Trump. ... more


Abe vows to tackle N. Korea threat ahead of Japan election

NUKEWARS
N. Korea's Kim promotes sister, reaffirms nuclear drive
Seoul (AFP) Oct 8, 2017
North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has promoted his sister to a senior ruling party post, state media said Sunday, and praised the country's nuclear weapons programme which has sparked international alarm. ... more
NUKEWARS
Germany worries Trump will quit Iran nuke deal; Iran jails nuclear negotiator for spying
Berlin (AFP) Oct 8, 2017
German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said Sunday that he feared US President Donald Trump would quit the Iran nuclear deal next week. ... more
MISSILE NEWS
Japan to purchase AMRAAM missiles from United States
Washington (UPI) Oct 5, 2017
A potential sale by the United States of AIM-120C-7 Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missiles to Japan has won State Department approval. ... more
AEROSPACE
Boeing-backed startup eyes hybrid electric plane in 2022
New York (AFP) Oct 5, 2017
Much as automakers are hitting the accelerator on electric cars, an aerospace venture backed by Boeing said Thursday it will introduce a hybrid electric plane for delivery in 2022. ... 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
Washington (AFP) Oct 6, 2017
US to sell $15 bn THAAD missile defense to Saudi Arabia
Dallas TX (SPX) Sep 26, 2017
PAC-3 MSE Test Successful from Remote Launcher
Riyadh (AFP) Sept 24, 2017
Saudi intercepts Yemen rebel missile
Saudi Arabia says to buy Russia S-400 defence systems, other arms
Moscow (AFP) Oct 5, 2017
Saudi Arabia signed on Thursday preliminary agreements to buy S-400 air defence systems and receive "cutting edge technologies" from Russia during King Salman's landmark visit to Moscow, the Saudi military industries firm said. The agreement was announced as King Salman, who is on the first official trip to Russia by a Saudi monarch, and Russian President Vladimir Putin held talks at the Kre ... more
Washington DC (SPX) Oct 06, 2017
US-Russia-China cooperation could hinder the proliferation of hypersonic missiles
Washington (UPI) Oct 5, 2017
Japan to purchase AMRAAM missiles from United States
Taipei (AFP) Oct 1, 2017
Taiwan navy personnel jailed for fatal missile misfire
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, ... more
Washington (UPI) Oct 5, 2017
Boeing to acquire Aurora Flight Sciences
Washington (UPI) Oct 1, 2017
BAE Systems, Cranfield University envision dual-mode UAVs
Washington (UPI) Oct 1, 2017
IAI unmanned helo performs proof-of-concept demo
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
Washington (UPI) Oct 3, 2017
Asia-Pacific nation orders Harris communications gear, network
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
Rheinmetall, Paravan team on autonomous vehicle technology
Washington (UPI) Oct 4, 2017
Germany's Rheinmetall Landsysteme GmbH and Paravan GmbH have joined forces to develop semi- and fully autonomous vehicle platforms. The vehicles would be for military and dual-use applications and include civilian emergency response vehicles, the companies said in an announcement on Wednesday. Paravan has been developing drive-by-wire control technologies for more than 15 years. ... more
Greenbelt, MD (SPX) Oct 06, 2017
Orbit Logic Awarded Navy Autonomy Contract
Washington (UPI) Sep 27, 2017
Raytheon awarded contract for upgrades to Small Diameter Bomb
Washington (UPI) Sep 26, 2017
African country orders Elbit defense electronic systems
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
DSI 4th Space Resiliency Summit November 28-29, 2017 Alexandria, VA
Trump makes cryptic 'calm before the storm' remark
Washington (AFP) Oct 6, 2017
President Donald Trump made a cryptic remark Thursday about the present time possibly representing the "calm before the storm," but declined to specify what specific crisis - if any - he was referring to. Trump made the remark during a photo opportunity at the White House as he and First Lady Melania prepared to have dinner with military leaders and their spouses, following a meeting with ... more
Manila (AFP) Oct 5, 2017
Philippines hails US as top ally, welcomes war games
Hong Kong (AFP) Sept 29, 2017
Hong Kong lawmaker guilty of desecrating Chinese flag
Washington (AFP) Sept 29, 2017
Trump accepts Duterte's ASEAN summit invite after all
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
Atlanta GA (SPX) Oct 09, 2017
Paper-based supercapacitor uses metal nanoparticles to boost energy density
Berkeley CA (SPX) Oct 03, 2017
Nanoparticle supersoap creates 'bijel' with potential as sculptable fluid
Cinders and desolation in Iraq's Hawija after IS
Hawija, Iraq (AFP) Oct 7, 2017
One side of the billboard calls for jihad, while the other warns of death for smokers. Iraq's Hawija still bears clear signs of its three years under jihadist rule. Islamic State group jihadists set fire to everything they could before they fled an Iraqi government offensive on the northern town in oil-rich Kirkuk province. Thick black smoke billows from burning oil wells around the tow ... more
Hawija, Iraq (AFP) Oct 5, 2017
Iraq forces retake IS bastion Hawija
Ranya, Irak (AFP) Oct 5, 2017
Iraq flight ban halts dig for lost ancient city
Hawija, Iraq (AFP) Oct 4, 2017
Iraq forces retake centre of IS bastion Hawija: army
Nobel Prize sends a nuclear message to Trump
Washington (AFP) Oct 6, 2017
The Nobel committee spurned an opportunity to celebrate the Iran nuclear deal, but still found a way to send a message to US President Donald Trump. Trump is a stern critic of the 2015 accord, and US officials say that he intends to tell the US Congress next week that Tehran is not honoring its side of the bargain. He is also engaged in a perilous game of brinksmanship with nuclear-armed ... more
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
Tokyo (AFP) Oct 8, 2017
Abe vows to tackle N. Korea threat ahead of Japan election
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Outsiders challenge Chicago school for Nobel economics prize
Stockholm (AFP) Oct 9, 2017
The 2017 Nobel season wraps up Monday with the economics prize, which could this year honour fields rarely awarded by the committee, such as development economics or French economist Esther Duflo's research on poverty. The Nobel Economics Prize was created by the Swedish central bank "in memory of Alfred Nobel" and first awarded in 1969, unlike the other prizes which were created in his last ... more
Strasbourg, France (AFP) Oct 3, 2017
EU targets China with tough rules on cheap imports
Beijing (AFP) Sept 30, 2017
Chinese manufacturing accelerates for second straight month
Hong Kong (AFP) Oct 3, 2017
$37.7 million bowl sets Chinese ceramic auction record
Hurricane survivors swap Caribbean seas for English peas
Preston, United Kingdom (AFP) Oct 7, 2017
When they signed up to study in the Caribbean they thought they were heading for an island paradise. But when Hurricane Irma devastated Sint Maarten, they ended up being transferred to drizzly northern England instead. When the Category Five storm destroyed the island's infrastructure last month, more than 700 students and staff at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine (AUC ... more
New Orleans (AFP) Oct 8, 2017
US Gulf Coast begins cleanup after Nate proves weaker than expected
Ottawa (AFP) Oct 5, 2017
800 Yazidis refugees resettled in Canada: minister
Los Angeles (AFP) Oct 8, 2017
Sandy Hook mother angry but hopeful after Las Vegas slaughter
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
China launches three satellites
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
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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Major battlefronts against IS in Iraq and Syria
Beirut (AFP) Oct 5, 2017
The Islamic State group has lost swathes of territory in its self-declared "caliphate" in recent months, including its emblematic Iraq stronghold Mosul and most of its Syrian bastion Raqa. On Thursday, Iraqi forces recaptured the northern town of Hawija, the centre of one of IS's last two remaining enclaves in the country. The jihadists are also facing parallel Russian- and US-backed off ... more
The Hague (AFP) Oct 4, 2017
Sarin used in Syria 5 days before Khan Sheikhun: OPCW
Baghdad (AFP) Oct 7, 2017
Iraq-Syria border set for last major assault on IS: US general
Brussels (AFP) Oct 7, 2017
Belgium seeks to bring back children stranded by IS
Lockheed Martin developing technology to intercept missile threats with Directed Energy
Sunnyvale CA (SPX) Oct 09, 2017
The U.S. Missile Defense Agency awarded Lockheed Martin a nine-month, $9.4 million contract to develop a Low Power Laser Demonstrator (LPLD) missile interceptor concept, the agency announced Oct. 5. "Our Low Power Laser Demonstrator concept puts advanced beam control systems and a fiber laser on a high-performance, high-altitude platform to maximize risk reduction value over the demonstrat ... more
White Sands Missile Range NM (SPX) Sep 21, 2017
Upgraded Lockheed Martin Laser Outguns Threat in Half the Time
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


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