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October 30, 2017
NUKEWARS
Mattis warns 'massive' response to North Korea nuclear weapon use



Seoul (AFP) Oct 28, 2017
US Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis on Saturday warned North Korea of a "massive military response" to any use of nuclear weapons as tensions remain sky-high ahead of Donald Trump's visit to South Korea. Pyongyang in recent months has sparked global alarm by conducting a sixth nuclear test and test-launching missiles capable of reaching the US mainland, while Trump and the North's young ruler Kim Jong-Un have traded threats of war and personal insults. Mattis, on a trip to Seoul for annual defe ... read more

SPACEWAR
The Man Behind US Space Operations
McLean VA (SPX) Oct 30, 2017
When the U.S. military needs satellite connectivity for any of its operations, it turns to Lt. General David Buck, Commander of both the 14th Air Force of the Air Force Space Command and the Joint F ... more
NUKEWARS
The devastating tolls of a new Korean war
Seoul (AFP) Oct 27, 2017
When the Korean War ended in 1953 millions of people were dead and South Korea was a smoking wasteland, Seoul having changed hands four times over the course of the conflict. ... more
SINO DAILY
China accuses Xi rivals of vote rigging
Beijing (AFP) Oct 27, 2017
China's ruling Communist Party says three of its top former officials rigged votes during earlier party congresses, in a move that sheds light on the fall of members of Xi Jinping's rival factions. ... more
SINO DAILY
Activists fear more crackdowns in Xi's 'new era'
Beijing (AFP) Oct 27, 2017
When President Xi Jinping was handed a second term at the helm of the Communist Party this week, he said China had entered a "new era". But human rights activists expect the same old crackdowns. ... more
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SINO DAILY
Xi takes short cut to China's Communist pantheon
Shanghai (AFP) Oct 26, 2017
Mao Zedong and Deng Xiaoping joined the pantheon of China's Communist immortals on the strength of their contributions to the nation. Xi Jinping is getting in on what political watchers say amounts to an "IOU". ... more
DEMOCRACY
Facebook eyes revealing political ad backers; Kremlin says Twitter biased
San Francisco (AFP) Oct 27, 2017
Facebook said Friday it would take steps to deliver on a promise to reveal backers of political advertisements to boost transparency in the wake of criticism of the social network's role in the 2016 US election. ... more
THE STANS
Kurdish parliament says will reallocate Barzani powers
Arbil, Iraq (AFP) Oct 28, 2017
Parliament in Iraq's autonomous Kurdish region said it will meet Sunday to redistribute the powers of president Massud Barzani who is facing pressure to quit after last month's independence vote. ... more
THE STANS
Iraq halts Kurd attack, moves on IS; Demands Kurds hand over border post
Baghdad, Iraq (AFP) Oct 27, 2017
Iraqi forces Friday paused operations against the Kurds to allow for talks after clashes over a key border crossing, as Baghdad pushed on with a separate offensive against the Islamic State group. ... more
THE STANS
Iraq sees 'progress' in talks on Kurdish peshmerga pullback
Baghdad (AFP) Oct 28, 2017
Iraqi and Kurdish commanders made "progress" in talks Saturday on Kurdish fighters withdrawing from disputed areas, Iraq's chief of staff said hours before a truce in clashes over a key border post was due to expire. ... more
TAIWAN NEWS
China warns US not to allow Taiwan stopover
Beijing (AFP) Oct 27, 2017
China urged the United States Friday to prevent Taiwanese president Tsai Ing-wen from making a stopover in American territory during her upcoming visit to three Pacific allies. ... more


UN report blames gas attack on Syrian regime

TERROR WARS
Second Niger team was out to kill or capture Islamic State leader
Washington (UPI) Oct 27, 2017
A second special operations team was on a mission to kill or capture an Islamic State leader before the Oct. 4 attack on a Green Beret unit in Niger, U.S. intelligence officials told UPI. ... more
MILPLEX
Lockheed, Navantia renew collaborative agreement
Washington (UPI) Oct 26, 2017
Lockheed Martin and Spanish shipbuilder Navantia on Thursday renewed their 20-year agreement on surface ships and naval combat systems. ... more
AEROSPACE
Eurofighter companies add on to Belgian contract bid
Washington (UPI) Oct 27, 2017
Eurofighter consortium companies will try to develop national innovation centers in Belgium if Eurofighter is chosen to replace Belgium's F-16 aircraft. ... more
NUKEWARS
Hiroshima survivor to accept Nobel Peace Prize for nuclear watchdog
Ottawa (AFP) Oct 28, 2017
Setsuko Thurlow was 13 years old and standing only a mile away from ground zero when the United States dropped an atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima in 1945. ... more



Russia conducts ballistic missile tests
Moscow (AFP) Oct 26, 2017
Russia conducted several ballistic missile tests on Thursday from "land, air and sea" as part of its strategic nuclear programme, the Defence ministry announced. A "Topol" intercontinental ballistic missile was fired from the Plesetsk testing ground in the northwest of the country and three ballistic missiles were launched by two nuclear missile submarines (SSBNs), two from the Okhotsk Sea, ... 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 20, 2017
Lockheed Martin to develop missile defense tools under DoD deal
Lithuania buys Norwegian air defence system amid Russia fears
Vilnius (AFP) Oct 26, 2017
Lithuania on Thursday signed a landmark deal to buy Norwegian anti-aircraft missile systems to plug an air defence gap on NATO's eastern flank, amid concerns over Russia. The NASAMS medium-range air defence systems developed by Norway's Kongsberg will be the first such shield in the Baltic states and will cost 110 million euros ($130 million). "There is no secret that we have had gaps in ... more
Tokyo (AFP) Oct 19, 2017
'How to survive a N. Korean missile' - in Japanese manga form
Washington (UPI) Oct 18, 2017
Italy to receive additional AGM-88E guided missiles
Washington (UPI) Oct 11, 2017
State Department approves sale of AMRAAM missiles to Netherlands
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
Boston MA (SPX) Oct 26, 2017
New RoboBee flies, dives, swims and explodes out the of water
Washington (UPI) Oct 26, 2017
Insitu awarded $9.2M for parts, sustainment of RQ-21A
Jacksonville FL (SPX) Oct 19, 2017
Drone Aviation awarded contract for Enhanced WASP Tactical Aerostat from US Defense Dept
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 DC (SPX) Oct 23, 2017
NRL clarifies valley polarization for electronic and optoelectronic technologies
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
State Department approves Kuwaiti M1A1 tank deal
Washington (UPI) Oct 17, 2017
The U.S. State Department approved Kuwait's possible purchase of hundreds of M1A1 Abrams tanks from the United States. The U.S. Defense Security Cooperation Agency, which manages the Foreign Military Sales program, said the proposed deal for 218 tank hulls with 120mm guns and AGT-1500 engines carries an estimated value of $29 million. The Kuwaiti purchase would support the gulf c ... more
Washington (UPI) Oct 25, 2017
Lockheed gets Air Force production order for Paveway II kits
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Oct 25, 2017
Automated Processes Drive Down Costs Increase Precision of Critical Military Containers
Washington (UPI) Oct 20, 2017
Northrop Grumman receives $13 million contract for munition system development
Lockheed, Navantia renew collaborative agreement
Washington (UPI) Oct 26, 2017
Lockheed Martin and Spanish shipbuilder Navantia on Thursday renewed their 20-year agreement on surface ships and naval combat systems. The two companies signed a memorandum of understanding to recognize their history working alongside each other and to seal the renewed agreement, Maryland-based Lockheed Martin announced in a company news release. "The fundamental openness, trust ... more
Manila (AFP) Oct 25, 2017
Philippines' Duterte receives Russian assault rifles
Washington (UPI) Oct 13, 2017
Whistleblower protection bill sent to President as complaints of retaliation grow
London (AFP) Oct 10, 2017
UK defence giant BAE Systems to axe almost 2,000 jobs
DSI 4th Space Resiliency Summit November 28-29, 2017 Alexandria, VA
China's new leadership: Ageing men seen as no threat to Xi
Beijing (AFP) Oct 25, 2017
The six dark-suited Communist Party officials joining President Xi Jinping on China's highest decision-making body are all men in their 60s, suggesting he has no plans to groom a successor any time soon. There is no obvious challenger to Xi in the group appointed Wednesday to the Politburo Standing Committee, which includes two known allies and an ideologist. When the next party congress ... more
Washington (AFP) Oct 27, 2017
US releases Russian defense firms sanctions list
Washington (AFP) Oct 25, 2017
Trump congratulates Xi after Chinese leader tightens grip on power
Brussels (AFP) Oct 26, 2017
NATO challenges Russia on military drill numbers
Terahertz spectroscopy goes nano
Providence RI (SPX) Oct 20, 2017
Brown University researchers have demonstrated a way to bring a powerful form of spectroscopy - a technique used to study a wide variety of materials - into the nano-world. Laser terahertz emission microscopy (LTEM) is a burgeoning means of characterizing the performance of solar cells, integrated circuits and other systems and materials. Laser pulses illuminating a sample material cause t ... more
Houston TX (SPX) Oct 26, 2017
Nanotube fiber antennas as capable as copper
Chicago IL (SPX) Oct 30, 2017
New technique produces tunable, nanoporous materials
Vienna, Austria (SPX) Oct 26, 2017
Jumping nanoparticles
Terrain, geopolitics make for tricky last battle on IS
Beirut (AFP) Oct 26, 2017
The Islamic State group's empire has shrunk fast this year but the rump of its "caliphate" on the Iraq-Syria border is a hostile jihadist heartland where competing regional interests converge. After losing their main hubs of Mosul and Raqa this year, the noose continued to tighten around holdout IS fighters regrouping in the badlands where the organisation was born. On Thursday, Iraqi Pr ... more
Baghdad (AFP) Oct 28, 2017
Suicide bomber kills 3 at Iraq funeral: army
Tehran (AFP) Oct 26, 2017
Iraq PM wins Iran support as forces battle IS, Kurds
Ottawa (AFP) Oct 28, 2017
Canada pauses military assistance to Iraqi troops
Dutch know-how may have gone into arms of mass destruction
The Hague (AFP) Oct 26, 2017
The Dutch government has admitted that technology from the Netherlands may have been used to develop weapons of mass destruction in Iran, Pakistan or Syria. Dutch intelligence services have received "indications in a number of cases" that "Dutch technology was used in programmes of weapons of mass destruction or for the means of transmission in Iran, Pakistan or Syria", the outgoing minister ... more
Seoul (AFP) Oct 27, 2017
The devastating tolls of a new Korean war
Seoul (AFP) Oct 28, 2017
Mattis warns 'massive' response to North Korea nuclear weapon use
Bangkok (AFP) Oct 26, 2017
Mattis says US 'not rushing to war' with N. Korea
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US puts anti-dumping duties on Chinese aluminum foil imports
Washington (AFP) Oct 27, 2017
The United States on Friday imposed fresh import duties on Chinese aluminum, accusing exporters of dumping their product on the US market at prices below cost. The move follows a Commerce Department decision in August that also imposed import duties to counteract alleged unfair Chinese subsidies in the aluminum foil industry. President Donald Trump is due to visit China as part of an 11- ... more
Gwadar, Pakistan (AFP) Oct 25, 2017
At a forgotten Pakistan port, China paves a new Silk Road
Tokyo (AFP) Oct 25, 2017
Japan bank CEO quits over claims of $2.2 bn in bad loans
Paris (AFP) Oct 25, 2017
France seeks 'green veto' in EU-Canada trade deal
Fighting to farming: New life for Colombia's ex-rebels
La Montabita, Colombia (AFP) Oct 28, 2017
Felix Salcedo lost an arm fighting during Colombia's half-century civil war which ended in August. Today, he uses his remaining arm to grow pineapples. Like dozens of other former FARC guerrillas in his village, Salcedo is trying to earn a living legally after his rebel movement disarmed under a December peace deal with the government. Salcedo, 38, thinks back on the half of his life he ... more
New York (AFP) Oct 27, 2017
Puerto Rico 'heartbreaking' five weeks post-storm
Frankfurt Am Main (AFP) Oct 26, 2017
Munich Re expecting Q3 losses after costly hurricane season
Ulaanbaatar (AFP) Oct 25, 2017
17 climbers dead after avalanche in Mongolia
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
China accuses Xi rivals of vote rigging
Beijing (AFP) Oct 27, 2017
China's ruling Communist Party says three of its top former officials rigged votes during earlier party congresses, in a move that sheds light on the fall of members of Xi Jinping's rival factions. The senior figures were removed from office over the last few years as part of Xi's sweeping corruption crackdown, which some analysts have called a political purge. An article published by Xi ... more
Shanghai (AFP) Oct 26, 2017
Xi takes short cut to China's Communist pantheon
Beijing (AFP) Oct 27, 2017
Activists fear more crackdowns in Xi's 'new era'
Beijing (AFP) Oct 25, 2017
China's Xi welcomes 'objective' media at restricted event
Daily Newsletters - Space - Military - Environment - Energy
Second Niger team was out to kill or capture Islamic State leader
Washington (UPI) Oct 27, 2017
A second special operations team was on a mission to kill or capture an Islamic State leader before the Oct. 4 attack on a Green Beret unit in Niger, U.S. intelligence officials told UPI. The ambush, in which four Americans and five Nigerian soldiers were killed, may have been orchestrated by the leader of IS in the Greater Sahara, Abu Walid al-Sahrawi. Sahrawi, code-named "Naylo ... more
United Nations, United States (AFP) Oct 27, 2017
UN report blames gas attack on Syrian regime
Sevare, Mali (AFP) Oct 26, 2017
African anti-jihad force makes first steps in troubled Sahel
Geneva (AFP) Oct 26, 2017
ICRC warns states against 'dehumanisation' of IS fighters
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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