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October 25, 2017
NUKEWARS
Philippines says sanctions strengthen Kim as Chinese, SK defence chiefs meet



Clark, Philippines (AFP) Oct 24, 2017
International sanctions on North Korea are not working and serve only to strengthen the regime of Kim Jong-Un, the Philippine defence minister said on Tuesday. The United States, which has a longstanding defence pact with the Philippines, has led a drive at the UN Security Council to impose tough sanctions against the North for its nuclear and ballistic missile tests. The threat from Pyongyang's programme was a major topic at a two-day meeting of Southeast Asian defence chiefs and their partners ... read more

THE STANS
Iraqi Kurd parliament delays elections for 8 months
Arbil, Iraq (AFP) Oct 24, 2017
Parliament in Iraq's autonomous Kurdish region decided Tuesday to hold legislative elections in eight months after they were delayed amid tensions with the central government in Baghdad over disputed territories. ... more
IRAQ WARS
Fierce clashes with IS near Mosul; Return of 5,600 jihadists poses major threat: Soufan
Baghdad (AFP) Oct 24, 2017
Thousands of foreign jihadists who have fled Islamic State group-held territories in Iraq and Syria could pose major security problems as they return home, a think-tank said Tuesday. ... more
TERROR WARS
Australia to train Philippines in urban warfare
Clark, Philippines (AFP) Oct 24, 2017
Australia will train Filipino soldiers in urban warfare to combat the spread of Islamic extremism after months of fierce fighting against militants in the southern Philippines, it was announced Tuesday. ... more
TERROR WARS
Syria chemical weapons attacks since 2011
Beirut (AFP) Oct 24, 2017
Russia on Tuesday vetoed a US-drafted resolution that would have extended the mandate of a panel investigating who is behind chemical weapons attacks in Syria. ... more
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ROBO SPACE
Intel working with Facebook on chips for AI
Laguna Beach, United States (AFP) Oct 17, 2017
Intel chief Brian Krzanich said Tuesday his company is working on a super-fast chip designed specifically for artificial intelligence. ... more
AEROSPACE
U.S. Air Force deploying a dozen F-35s to Japan
Washington (UPI) Oct 24, 2017
The U.S. Air Force is deploying a dozen F-35A Lightning II aircraft to Japan next month, marking U.S. Pacific Command's first operational tasking for the aircraft. ... more
AEROSPACE
Trump order allows Air Force to tackle pilot shortage
Washington (AFP) Oct 20, 2017
President Donald Trump has signed an executive order allowing the Air Force to bring up to 1,000 pilots back to active duty as it grapples with an aviator shortage, the Pentagon said Friday. ... more
SUPERPOWERS
Xi joins Mao in Communist constitution, tightening grip on China
Beijing (AFP) Oct 24, 2017
Xi Jinping was elevated to the pantheon of China's most powerful leaders Tuesday as his name was enshrined in the Communist Party constitution alongside Chairman Mao. ... more
SUPERPOWERS
China, ASEAN eyeing trust-building naval exercise: Singapore
Clark, Philippines (AFP) Oct 24, 2017
China and Southeast Asian nations may hold a joint naval exercise next year to help build trust, Singapore's defence minister said Tuesday, following years of acrimony over rival claims in the South China Sea. ... more
TECH SPACE
Space Traffic Management
Bethesda, MD (SPX) Oct 25, 2017
Those familiar with air traffic management architectures understand the constraints of aircraft flying in the atmosphere, vehicle dynamics and command and control techniques. Unfortunately, space tr ... more


What is Xi thinking? China's leader makes the constitution

WAR REPORT
US-led coalition denies deadly Syria strikes
Beirut (AFP) Oct 24, 2017
The US-led coalition battling the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq denied on Tuesday that it had carried out deadly air strikes around the Syrian city of Deir Ezzor. ... more
CYBER WARS
MP asks Facebook about Russian-linked ads in Brexit vote
London (AFP) Oct 24, 2017
A British parliamentary committee investigating "fake news" and suspected foreign interference in politics said Tuesday it has asked Facebook for details on Russian-linked ads used during the Brexit vote and June's general election. ... more
MILTECH
Automated Processes Drive Down Costs Increase Precision of Critical Military Containers
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Oct 25, 2017
When military equipment such as weapons, ammunition, ordinance, missiles, PCs, or radio/communication gear is shipped or stored, special containers must keep it secure, prevent damage, and ensure it ... more
WATER WORLD
Ben-Gurion introduces Israel's first underwater robotic vehicle
Beer-Sheva, Israel (SPX) Oct 20, 2017
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev has developed Israel's first autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV). The robotic "HydroCamel II" will be commercially available for use in the military, security, and ... more



Lockheed Martin to develop missile defense tools under DoD deal
Washington (UPI) Oct 20, 2017
Lockheed Martin will develop lower-tier air and missile defense sensor prototypes under a Department of Defense contract. The award is from the Department's Ordnance Technology Consortium, an initiative to facilitate collaboration between the government, industry and academia for technology development. Lockheed Martin did not disclose the contract's value in a release Thursday. ... more
Washington (UPI) Oct 20, 2017
Report: Japan eyeing SM-6 missiles for defense program
Syracuse NY (SPX) Oct 23, 2017
Lockheed Martin missile defense sensor technology receives prototyping contract
Washington (UPI) Oct 23, 2017
South Korea takes control of THAAD missile defense system
Italy to receive additional AGM-88E guided missiles
Washington (UPI) Oct 18, 2017
The U.S. Navy announced an award modification worth more than $18.2 million to convert high-speed, anti-radiation missiles into advanced medium-range air-to-ground guided missiles with counter-enemy shutdown capability for the Italian government. Orbital ATK Inc., Defense Electronic Systems, out of Northridge, Ca., was awarded the contract, which was modified from a previous firm-fixed ... more
Tokyo (AFP) Oct 19, 2017
'How to survive a N. Korean missile' - in Japanese manga form
Washington (UPI) Oct 11, 2017
State Department approves sale of AMRAAM missiles to Netherlands
Washington (UPI) Oct 11, 2017
Lockheed Martin test of ATACMS missile system successful
Boeing invests in autonomous flight technology company
Washington (UPI) Oct 20, 2017
Boeing has invested in Near Earth Autonomy, a company developing a portfolio of technologies for reliable automatic flight. The U.S. airline manufacturing giant and the Pittsburgh-based company also teamed to look into business opportunities in emerging markets, Boeing said in a news release Thursday. "This partnership will accelerate technology solutions that we feel will be key ... more
Washington (UPI) Oct 19, 2017
GA-ASI in cooperative agreements with South Korean entities
Jacksonville FL (SPX) Oct 19, 2017
Drone Aviation awarded contract for Enhanced WASP Tactical Aerostat from US Defense Dept
Peshawar, Pakistan (AFP) Oct 17, 2017
Death toll from US drone strike in Pakistan rises to 26: officials
NRL clarifies valley polarization for electronic and optoelectronic technologies
Washington DC (SPX) Oct 23, 2017
An interdisciplinary team of scientists at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) has uncovered a direct link between sample quality and the degree of valley polarization in monolayer transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDs). In contrast with graphene, many monolayer TMDs are semiconductors and show promise for future applications in electronic and optoelectronic technologies. In this sen ... more
Washington (UPI) Jul 21, 2017
82nd Airborne tests in-flight communication system for paratroopers
Washington (UPI) Oct 16, 2017
Harris supplying tactical radios to Navy, Marines
Luxembourg (SPX) Oct 10, 2017
SES GS to Provide More MEO-enabled SATCOM Solutions for U.S. Government
Automated Processes Drive Down Costs Increase Precision of Critical Military Containers
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Oct 25, 2017
When military equipment such as weapons, ammunition, ordinance, missiles, PCs, or radio/communication gear is shipped or stored, special containers must keep it secure, prevent damage, and ensure it is ready when needed, anywhere around the world. This often requires protection from shock, vibration, temperature, moisture, pressure, dust, or other environmental intrusions, which can compro ... more
Washington (UPI) Oct 20, 2017
Northrop Grumman receives $13 million contract for munition system development
Washington (UPI) Oct 20, 2017
Textron awarded $332.9M contract for mobile strike force vehicles
Washington (UPI) Oct 20, 2017
Kentucky business awarded Army deal for medium tactical vehicle transmissions
Whistleblower protection bill sent to President as complaints of retaliation grow
Washington (UPI) Oct 13, 2017
In a rare occurrence amid the polarized Congressional body, a bill aimed at strengthening protection for government whistleblowers passed with overwhelming bipartisan support Thursday as retaliation cases continue to be problematic across the federal government. Senate bill 585, the Dr. Chris Kirkpatrick Whistleblower Protection Act of 2017, which was introduced by Sen. Ron Johnson, R-W ... more
London (AFP) Oct 10, 2017
UK defence giant BAE Systems to axe almost 2,000 jobs
Washington (UPI) Oct 3, 2017
Leonardo opens new site in Australia
Washington (UPI) Oct 4, 2017
Australia to upgrade submarines, frigates
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NATO ill-prepared for a Russian attack: report
Berlin (AFP) Oct 20, 2017
NATO would be incapable of rebuffing an attack by Russia on its eastern flank, according to an internal report by the alliance cited Friday by German magazine Der Spiegel. The document, entitled "Progress Report on the Strengthened Deterrence and Defence Capability of the Alliance", identified significant deficiencies. "NATO's ability to logistically support rapid reinforcement in the st ... more
Beijing (AFP) Oct 24, 2017
Xi joins Mao in Communist constitution, tightening grip on China
Clark, Philippines (AFP) Oct 24, 2017
China, ASEAN eyeing trust-building naval exercise: Singapore
New Delhi (AFP) Oct 20, 2017
India welcomes Tillerson call for deeper ties to counter China
Single nanoparticle mapping paves the way for better nanotechnology
Gothenburg, Sweden (SPX) Oct 25, 2017
Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology and the Technical University of Denmark have developed a method that makes it possible to map the individual responses of nanoparticles in different situations and contexts. The results pave the way for better nanomaterials and safer nanotechnology and were recently published in the journal Nature Communications. In the future almost all new ... more
Houston TX (SPX) Oct 18, 2017
Long nanotubes make strong fibers
Atlanta GA (SPX) Oct 09, 2017
Paper-based supercapacitor uses metal nanoparticles to boost energy density
Houston TX (SPX) Oct 05, 2017
Nanoscale islands dot light-driven catalyst
Fierce clashes with IS near Mosul; Return of 5,600 jihadists poses major threat: Soufan
Baghdad (AFP) Oct 24, 2017
Thousands of foreign jihadists who have fled Islamic State group-held territories in Iraq and Syria could pose major security problems as they return home, a think-tank said Tuesday. At least 5,600 citizens or residents of 33 countries had returned home as IS faced devastating assaults on territories it held in Iraq and Syria, said the Soufan Center, a non-profit security analysis group. ... more
Baghdad (AFP) Oct 22, 2017
Iraq's Abadi: 'hero' who tackled mission impossible
Baghdad (AFP) Oct 15, 2017
Nearly 700,000 Iraqis from war-torn Mosul still displaced: NGO
Hawija, Iraq (AFP) Oct 7, 2017
Cinders and desolation in Iraq's Hawija after IS
Abe aims at N. Korea after storming to 'super-majority' vote win
Tokyo (AFP) Oct 23, 2017
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pledged Monday to work with the US, China and Russia to contain North Korea's nuclear threat with "strong, resolute diplomacy", as he "humbly" accepted his landslide victory in a snap election. Fresh from clinching a two-thirds "super-majority" that enables the nationalist premier to realise his dream of revising Japan's pacifist constitution, Abe vowed t ... more
Baghdad (AFP) Oct 23, 2017
Iraq PM challenges Tillerson on Iran remarks
Clark, Philippines (AFP) Oct 24, 2017
Philippines says sanctions strengthen Kim as Chinese, SK defence chiefs meet
Seoul (AFP) Oct 19, 2017
N. Korea cloud has silver lining for South's armsmakers
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Brie trade agreement: China lifts soft cheese ban
Beijing (AFP) Oct 23, 2017
Fans of soft cheeses in China have reason to celebrate after the country reversed a ban on mould-ripened cheeses, allowing imports of Camembert, Brie and Roquefort, European Union officials said Monday. From early September, businesses in the country were forbidden from importing cheeses made with certain moulds and bacteria. The ban was lifted following meetings last week between Europe ... more
Beijing (AFP) Oct 19, 2017
China's economic growth slows in Q3 but on course to beat target
Paris (AFP) Oct 18, 2017
Cognac craze in US, China prompts Hennessy expansion
Hong Kong (AFP) Oct 22, 2017
Cashing out: The end of Hong Kong's historic trading floor
Mayor of Puerto Rican capital a fighter who took on Trump
San Juan (AFP) Oct 20, 2017
As Puerto Rico grapples with the destruction wrought by Hurricane Maria, it boasts a pint-sized, in-your-face advocate in San Juan's mayor - a woman feisty enough to lock horns with President Donald Trump. Meet Carmen Yulin Cruz, 54, who took on Trump angrily, emotionally and very publicly about what she called the slow pace of aid - or utter lack of it - arriving to the island of 3.4 mil ... more
Zurich (AFP) Oct 20, 2017
Insured losses from hurricanes, Mexico quakes $95 bln: Swiss Re estimate
The Hague (AFP) Oct 24, 2017
Sophisticated DNA labs unveiled to help trace the missing
Washington (AFP) Oct 24, 2017
US Congress passes $36.5 bn in hurricane, wildfire aid
Space will see Communist loyalty: Chinese astronaut
Beijing (XNA) Oct 23, 2017
Jing Haipeng, the first Chinese astronaut to go into space three times, has voiced his desire to go into space again as a further demonstration of his loyalty to the Communist Party of China (CPC). "I'm eager to go to space again, be a pioneer in the battle one more time," said the 51-year-old major general and delegate to the ongoing 19th National Congress of the CPC. "Let the vastn ... 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
Adelaide, Australia (XNA) Oct 03, 2017
UN official commends China's role in space cooperation
Fact or fiction? Doubts over China's 'rising nationalism'
Shanghai (AFP) Oct 20, 2017
The Shanghai site of the first Chinese Communist congress 96 years ago might be expected to draw admiring crowds as the party gathers in Beijing for its 19th such meeting. But despite a nationwide propaganda blitz for China's most important political gathering, only a few scattered elderly comprise the noon rush at what is now a small museum, and visitor Cai Tian thinks he knows why. "Th ... more
Beijing (AFP) Oct 20, 2017
Echoes of Mao: China Communist Party fawns over 'Xi thought'
Beijing (AFP) Oct 22, 2017
Xi's eyes and ears in Beijing: Red-armband army of 'volunteers'
Beijing (AFP) Oct 24, 2017
What is Xi thinking? China's leader makes the constitution
Daily Newsletters - Space - Military - Environment - Energy
Syria chemical weapons attacks since 2011
Beirut (AFP) Oct 24, 2017
Russia on Tuesday vetoed a US-drafted resolution that would have extended the mandate of a panel investigating who is behind chemical weapons attacks in Syria. Here is a recap of chemical strikes and related events since the conflict began in March 2011. - Damascus threatens - The Syrian government acknowledges in July 2012 for the first time that it has chemical weapons and threaten ... more
Beirut (AFP) Oct 23, 2017
'Israeli strikes' kill 10 IS-linked Syria fighters: monitor
Clark, Philippines (AFP) Oct 24, 2017
Australia to train Philippines in urban warfare
Clark, Philippines (AFP) Oct 23, 2017
Five-month battle with IS ends in Philippine city: defence chiefs
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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