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October 10, 2017
CYBER WARS
N. Korea hacked Seoul's war plan: report



Seoul (AFP) Oct 10, 2017
North Korean computer hackers have stolen hundreds of classified military documents from South Korea including detailed wartime operational plans involving its US ally, a report said Tuesday. Rhee Cheol-Hee, a lawmaker for the ruling Democratic party, said the hackers had broken into the South's military network last September and gained access to 235 gigabytes of sensitive data, the Chosun Ilbo daily reported. Among the leaked documents was Operational Plans 5015 for use in case of war with the ... read more

NUKEWARS
The rise of Kim Jong-Un's sister and image maker
Seoul (AFP) Oct 10, 2017
With her elevation to North Korea's powerful politburo, leader Kim Jong-Un's little sister - and chief image-maker - has established herself as the most powerful woman in the nuclear-armed state's political hierarchy. ... more
MISSILE NEWS
Missile test fears as N. Korea marks key party anniversary
Seoul (AFP) Oct 10, 2017
South Korea said Tuesday it was maintaining full military readiness following intense speculation of a possible ballistic missile test by the North as it marks a key anniversary. ... more
MISSILE NEWS
Raytheon integrates Stinger missile with armored vehicle
Washington (UPI) Oct 9, 2017
Raytheon reports it has integrated and demonstrated a Stinger air defense system mounted onto a Striker armored fighting vehicle. ... more
NUKEWARS
IAEA chief confirms Iran complying with nuclear deal
Rome (AFP) Oct 9, 2017
The UN atomic agency chief on Monday affirmed Iran's commitment to a 2015 nuclear deal, in a statement that came as US President Donald Trump said Tehran was not living up to the "spirit" of the agreement. ... more
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TAIWAN NEWS
Taiwan to bolster military but still seeks peace: president
Taipei (AFP) Oct 10, 2017
Taiwan president Tsai Ing-wen pledged on Monday to bolster the island's military but added it will not "seek war" amid tensions with its biggest rival China. ... more
NUKEWARS
Nobel winning anti-nuclear group urges Trump not to quit Iran deal
United Nations, United States (AFP) Oct 9, 2017
The nuclear weapons disarmament campaign group that won the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize on Monday urged US President Donald Trump to uphold the Iran nuclear deal to "avoid causing any more conflict." ... more
SUPERPOWERS
Moscow says US 'pretending' to fight IS in Iraq
Moscow (AFP) Oct 10, 2017
Moscow on Tuesday accused the United States of reducing its air strikes on the Islamic State group in Iraq to allow jihadists to enter Syria and fight the Russian-backed Syrian army. ... more
CYBER WARS
US reviewing better tech identifiers after hacks: Trump aide
Washington (AFP) Oct 3, 2017
US officials are studying ways to end the use of social security numbers for identification following a series of data breaches compromising the data for millions of Americans, a Trump administration official said Tuesday. ... more
FLOATING STEEL
Austal, Lockheed given green light on construction of next LCS
Washington (UPI) Oct 9, 2017
The U.S. Navy's next generation of assault transport vessels were given the financial green light, the Defense of Department announced Friday, despite a legacy of questions concerning survivability in hostile environments. ... more
AEROSPACE
Navy T-45 crash renews concerns about the trainer aircraft
Washington (UPI) Oct 5, 2017
As the names of two dead U.S. Navy pilots are released following the Sunday crash of a military training jet in a remote area of Tennessee, lawmakers and military commanders face troubling questions. ... more


Turkish army says launches reconnaissance mission in Syria's Idlib

IRAQ WARS
Young Iraqi given shot at governor's job after internet challenge
Karbala, Iraq (AFP) Oct 9, 2017
Inspired by a Canadian internet user, 27-year-old Iraqi Alaa Ibrahimi has just spent a week completing an unusual challenge - living the life of the governor in his home province. ... more
THE STANS
Iraq ratchets up pressure on Kurds after independence vote
Baghdad (AFP) Oct 9, 2017
Iraq's central government on Monday unleashed a legal barrage against Kurdish officials and sought to seize key businesses in a fresh bid to tighten the screws over a disputed independence referendum. ... more
IRAQ WARS
Shock Iraq torture photos raise ethical dilemmas
Paris (AFP) Oct 10, 2017
They are like the infamous images from Abu Ghraib prison, only worse. Iraqi civilians in Mosul facing rape, torture and murder from members of their own army who had retaken the city from the Islamic State. ... more
FLOATING STEEL
Navy to commission 14th Virginia-class submarine
Washington (UPI) Oct 5, 2017
The Navy's 14th Virginia-class fast attack submarine will be commissioned into service on Saturday in Virginia. ... more



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. "This sale furthers US national security and foreign policy interests, and supports the long-term security of Saudi Arabia and the Gulf region in the face of Iranian and other regional threats," a stateme ... more
Sydney (AFP) Oct 3, 2017
Australia's new frigates to feature long-range missile defence system
Dallas TX (SPX) Sep 26, 2017
PAC-3 MSE Test Successful from Remote Launcher
Riyadh (AFP) Sept 24, 2017
Saudi intercepts Yemen rebel missile
Missile test fears as N. Korea marks key party anniversary
Seoul (AFP) Oct 10, 2017
South Korea said Tuesday it was maintaining full military readiness following intense speculation of a possible ballistic missile test by the North as it marks a key anniversary. Tensions over North Korea's weapons programme have soared in recent months with Pyongyang launching a flurry of missiles and conducting its sixth and most powerful nuclear test in defiance of multiple sets of UN san ... more
Washington (UPI) Oct 9, 2017
Raytheon integrates Stinger missile with armored vehicle
Moscow (AFP) Oct 5, 2017
Saudi Arabia says to buy Russia S-400 defence systems, other arms
Washington DC (SPX) Oct 06, 2017
US-Russia-China cooperation could hinder the proliferation of hypersonic missiles
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
L3 satellite terminals for Air National Guard
Washington (UPI) Oct 9, 2017
Hawkeye III Lite VSAT satellite communications terminals are being provided to the U.S. Air National Guard by L3 Technologies. The 48 tri-band VSATs will enable direct communication from remote locations in all 50 states and U.S. territories and will enable access to the Wideband Global SATCOM network of military satellites, L3 said. "L3 is proud to provide an advanced WGS commun ... more
Washington (UPI) Jul 21, 2017
82nd Airborne tests in-flight communication system for paratroopers
Washington (UPI) Oct 3, 2017
Asia-Pacific nation orders Harris communications gear, network
London, UK (SPX) Sep 12, 2017
Spectra Airbus SlingShot Partnership Extension
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
UK defence giant BAE Systems to axe almost 2,000 jobs
London (AFP) Oct 10, 2017
British military equipment maker BAE Systems said Tuesday it plans to cut almost 2,000 jobs, mainly owing to the group facing weaker demand for Hawk and Eurofighter Typhoon fighter jets. There will be cutback in BAE's military, maritime and intelligence services divisions under moves to streamline the group overall. "To ensure production continuity at competitive costs... and based on t ... more
Washington (UPI) Oct 3, 2017
Leonardo opens new site in Australia
Washington (UPI) Oct 4, 2017
Australia to upgrade submarines, frigates
Washington (UPI) Oct 1, 2017
BAE Systems Australia to support Indigenous companies
DSI 4th Space Resiliency Summit November 28-29, 2017 Alexandria, VA
Moscow says US 'pretending' to fight IS in Iraq
Moscow (AFP) Oct 10, 2017
Moscow on Tuesday accused the United States of reducing its air strikes on the Islamic State group in Iraq to allow jihadists to enter Syria and fight the Russian-backed Syrian army. Military spokesman Igor Konashenkov said the Syrian regime was attempting to push the jihadists out of eastern Deir Ezzor province, but that arrivals from Iraq were boosting their numbers. "The US-led coalit ... more
Washington (AFP) Oct 6, 2017
Trump makes cryptic 'calm before the storm' remark
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
Paper-based supercapacitor uses metal nanoparticles to boost energy density
Atlanta GA (SPX) Oct 09, 2017
Using a simple layer-by-layer coating technique, researchers from the U.S. and Korea have developed a paper-based flexible supercapacitor that could be used to help power wearable devices. The device uses metallic nanoparticles to coat cellulose fibers in the paper, creating supercapacitor electrodes with high energy and power densities - and the best performance so far in a textile-based superc ... more
Washington DC (SPX) Oct 05, 2017
Tungsten offers nano-interconnects a path of least resistance
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
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
Paris (AFP) Oct 10, 2017
Shock Iraq torture photos raise ethical dilemmas
Karbala, Iraq (AFP) Oct 9, 2017
Young Iraqi given shot at governor's job after internet challenge
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. U.S. Air Force Global Strike Command said the two contacts are for three years and worth $81 million each. "The Airborne Launch Control System provides the strategic capability of survivable airborne ... more
Seoul (AFP) Oct 10, 2017
The rise of Kim Jong-Un's sister and image maker
Washington (AFP) Oct 6, 2017
Nobel Prize sends a nuclear message to Trump
United Nations, United States (AFP) Oct 9, 2017
Nobel winning anti-nuclear group urges Trump not to quit Iran deal
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Researchers look for ancient trade routes at the bottom of the Mediterranean
Washington (UPI) Oct 9, 2017
A team of researchers from the University of Toronto are retracing the paths of Bronze Age Mediterranean traders by studying ancient anchorages along the coast of Cyprus. Over the past summer, U of T archaeologist Carrie Fulton led daily dives to the bottom of the Mediterranean Sea in search of insights into the economic and cultural relations among ancient peoples of the Mediterranean. ... more
Stockholm (AFP) Oct 9, 2017
Outsiders challenge Chicago school for Nobel economics prize
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
India's top court bans firecracker sales before Diwali
New Delhi (AFP) Oct 9, 2017
India's top court ordered a temporary ban on the sale of firecrackers in New Delhi on Monday, ahead of the Diwali festival that leaves the city shrouded in toxic smog. The decision comes a little over a week before Diwali - the Hindu festival of lights - when Delhi fills with acrid smoke from celebratory firecrackers set off day and night. The onset of winter usually worsens the situat ... more
Preston, United Kingdom (AFP) Oct 7, 2017
Hurricane survivors swap Caribbean seas for English peas
Tunis (AFP) Oct 9, 2017
At least 8 migrants drown as boat collides with navy vessel: Tunisia
New Orleans (AFP) Oct 8, 2017
US Gulf Coast begins cleanup after Nate proves weaker than expected
China launches three satellites
Beijing (XNA) Oct 02, 2017
China launched three remote sensing satellites Friday on a Long March-2C rocket from Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest China's Sichuan Province. The Yaogan-30 01 satellites will conduct electromagnetic probes and other experiments. The launch is the 251st flight mission of the Long March rocket family. span class="BDL">Source: a href="http://news.xinhuanet.com">Xin ... more
Beijing (XNA) Oct 02, 2017
Mars probe to carry 13 types of payload on 2020 mission
Adelaide, Australia (XNA) Oct 03, 2017
UN official commends China's role in space cooperation
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
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
The Hague (AFP) Oct 4, 2017
Sarin used in Syria 5 days before Khan Sheikhun: OPCW
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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