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November 02, 2017
SUPERPOWERS
As China aims for 'world-class army', Asia starts to worry



Beijing (AFP) Nov 1, 2017
Chinese President Xi Jinping's pledge to build a "world-class army" by 2050 is making his neighbours nervous, but analysts say Beijing's military ambitions do not constitute a strategic threat - for now. With purchases and construction of fighter jets, ships and hi-tech weaponry, China's military budget has grown steadily for 30 years, but remains three times smaller than that of the United States. Now, Beijing wants to catch up. "We should strive to fully transform the people's armed force ... read more

NUKEWARS
South Korea will not develop nuclear weapons: president
Seoul (AFP) Nov 1, 2017
South Korea will not develop atomic weapons of its own despite the threat from the nuclear-armed North, President Moon Jae-In declared Wednesday. ... more
SUPERPOWERS
Japan PM Abe begins new term with vow to increase North Korea pressure
Tokyo (AFP) Nov 1, 2017
A newly re-elected Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Wednesday pledged increasing pressure on North Korea to force the nuclear-armed country to the negotiating table, days before a visit by US President Donald Trump expected to be dominated by the threat from Pyongyang. ... more
NUKEWARS
Putin visits Tehran for talks on Syria, nuclear deal
Tehran (AFP) Nov 1, 2017
Russian President Vladimir Putin met Iran's leadership Wednesday in Tehran as the two Damascus allies push a Syria peace plan and the Kremlin offers its backing for a landmark nuclear deal facing US opposition. ... more
SUPERPOWERS
China, ASEAN hold joint naval drills as tensions ease
Beijing (AFP) Nov 1, 2017
China and members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) have held their largest-ever joint maritime rescue exercise, signalling a lull in South China Sea tensions. ... more
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DISASTER MANAGEMENT
New SOFT e-textiles could offer advanced protection for soldiers and emergency personnel
Hanover NH (SPX) Nov 02, 2017
New technology that harnesses electronic signals in a smart fabric could lead to advanced hazardous-material gear that protects against toxic chemicals, according to research from Dartmouth College. ... more
DISASTER MANAGEMENT
SATCOM and Disaster Recovery Plans Withstand Irma
McLean VA (SPX) Oct 31, 2017
The recent barrage of hurricanes in the southern United States is a reminder of the need for all companies that operate critical services to have a solid disaster recovery (DR) plan. At Intelsat Gen ... more
WAR REPORT
Saudi-led strike kills 29 at Yemen market: rebel health office
Sanaa (AFP) Nov 1, 2017
A Saudi-led coalition air strike killed 29 people at a crowded marketplace in the heartland of the Iran-backed Shiite Huthi rebels in northern Yemen on Wednesday, Huthi health authorities said. ... more
THE STANS
Baghdad accuses Kurds of reneging on pullback deal
Baghdad (AFP) Nov 1, 2017
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Wednesday accused the Kurds of reneging on an agreement to withdraw their forces from disputed zones in the north of the country. ... more
FLOATING STEEL
Fitzgerald, McCain collisions were 'avoidable,' U.S. Navy report finds
Washington (UPI) Nov 1, 2017
The U.S. Navy has concluded that two collisions between Navy destroyers and commercial vessels earlier this year were "avoidable," and were the result of multiple human errors in a report published Wednesday morning. ... more
TECH SPACE
'Tensor algebra' software speeds big-data analysis 100-fold
Boston MA (SPX) Nov 01, 2017
We live in the age of big data, but most of that data is "sparse." Imagine, for instance, a massive table that mapped all of Amazon's customers against all of its products, with a "1" for each produ ... more


New Chinese sat comms company awaits approval

NUKEWARS
N. Korea slams 'incurably mentally deranged' Trump
Seoul (AFP) Nov 1, 2017
North Korea slammed US President Donald Trump as "incurably mentally deranged" in a personal diatribe ahead of his first visit to Asia as head of state, amid high tensions over Pyongyang's nuclear ambitions. ... more
MISSILE NEWS
Royal Canadian Air Force to buy air-to-air missiles from U.S.
Washington (UPI) Nov 1, 2017
The State Department announced Wednesday a possible sale of up to 32 AIM-120D Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missiles to one of America's "Five Eyes" partner, Canada. ... more
FLOATING STEEL
Raytheon awarded contract computer systems on Zumwalt-class destroyers
Washington (UPI) Nov 1, 2017
Department of Defense officials announced Wednesday that Raytheon Co., Integrated Defense Systems has been awarded a modified $29 million contract for mission systems equipment for the Navy's Zumwalt-class destroyer, the largest and most technologically advanced guided missile surface combatant ship in the world. ... more
TERROR WARS
Homeward bound? Europe mulls fate of jihadist families
Paris (AFP) Nov 1, 2017
As the Islamic State group's self-proclaimed "caliphate" crumbles under an international military pounding, Europe's governments are grappling with a shared problem: what to do with returning jihadists and their families. ... 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
Indonesia orders NASAMS air defense system
Washington (UPI) Oct 31, 2017
Indonesia has ordered an air defense system from Kongsberg of Norway, the company announced on Tuesday. The system is to be delivered under a $77 million contract between Kongsberg and the Indonesian Ministry of Defense includes command posts, radars, launchers and radios. NASAMS, or the Norwegian Advanced Surface to Air Missile System, is a medium- to long-range air-defense syst ... more
Washington (UPI) Oct 29, 2017
Brazil orders man-portable air defense system from Saab
Washington (UPI) Nov 1, 2017
Royal Canadian Air Force to buy air-to-air missiles from U.S.
Tehran (AFP) Oct 29, 2017
Iran says to continue developing ballistic missiles
Insitu awarded $9.2M for parts, sustainment of RQ-21A
Washington (UPI) Oct 26, 2017
The Pentagon announced Insitu Inc., a subsidiary of Boeing Defense, Space and Security, has been awarded a new $9.2 million firm-fixed price contract for spare and sustainment parts for the RQ-21A Blackjack. The RQ-21 Blackjack is a small tactical unmanned intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance platform used by the Department of the Navy and the U.S. Marine Corps. The RQ-2 ... more
Boston MA (SPX) Oct 26, 2017
New RoboBee flies, dives, swims and explodes out the of water
Washington (UPI) Oct 20, 2017
Boeing invests in autonomous flight technology company
Jacksonville FL (SPX) Oct 19, 2017
Drone Aviation awarded contract for Enhanced WASP Tactical Aerostat from US Defense Dept
First order for Elta ELK-1882T SATCOM network system
Washington (UPI) Oct 31, 2017
Israel Aerospace Industries and its Elta subsidiary have received their first order for their satellite communication terminal with conformal electronic-steered antenna for fighter jets. The Elta ELK-1882T SATCOM network system will be delivered to the unidentified country beginning in 2021. "This is a strategic and important cooperation for ELTA's SATCOM products line with a lea ... more
Washington (UPI) Jul 21, 2017
82nd Airborne tests in-flight communication system for paratroopers
Peterson AFB CO (SPX) Oct 31, 2017
16th SPCS Defenders of critical satellite communications
Washington DC (SPX) Oct 23, 2017
NRL clarifies valley polarization for electronic and optoelectronic technologies
US court blocks Trump's military transgender ban
Washington (AFP) Oct 30, 2017
A federal judge temporarily blocked President Donald Trump's ban on transgender personnel from serving in the US military on Monday. US District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly ordered the government to "revert to the status quo" that was in effect before Trump ordered the contentious ban. At the same time, however, she allowed to let stand a block on military funding for sex reassignment s ... more
Washington (UPI) Oct 29, 2017
CACI International to support Army C4ISR
Washington (UPI) Oct 17, 2017
State Department approves Kuwaiti M1A1 tank deal
Washington (UPI) Oct 25, 2017
Lockheed gets Air Force production order for Paveway II kits
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
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As China aims for 'world-class army', Asia starts to worry
Beijing (AFP) Nov 1, 2017
Chinese President Xi Jinping's pledge to build a "world-class army" by 2050 is making his neighbours nervous, but analysts say Beijing's military ambitions do not constitute a strategic threat - for now. With purchases and construction of fighter jets, ships and hi-tech weaponry, China's military budget has grown steadily for 30 years, but remains three times smaller than that of the United ... more
Tokyo (AFP) Nov 1, 2017
Japan PM Abe begins new term with vow to increase North Korea pressure
Beijing (AFP) Oct 30, 2017
China crowns Xi with name once reserved for Mao Zedong
Beijing (AFP) Nov 1, 2017
China, ASEAN hold joint naval drills as tensions ease
New research explore the limits of nanomaterials and atomic effects for nanotechnology
Swansea UK (SPX) Oct 26, 2017
Research by scientists at Swansea University has shown that improvements in nanowire structures will allow for the manufacture of more stable and durable nanotechnology for use in semiconductor devices in the future. Dr Alex Lord and Professor Steve Wilks from the Centre for NanoHealth led the collaborative research published in Nano Letters. The research team defined the limits of electri ... more
Washington DC (SPX) Nov 02, 2017
Researchers reveal the effect of nano-diamond on magnetorheological fluids
Providence RI (SPX) Nov 02, 2017
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Chicago IL (SPX) Oct 30, 2017
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Iraqi forces advance to edge of final IS bastion Al-Qaim
Habbaniyah, Iraq (AFP) Oct 31, 2017
Iraqi forces on Tuesday battled up to the edge of Al-Qaim, the largest town still held by the Islamic State group in the country, as they pushed a final assault on the jihadists. Iraq's Joint Operations Command said government troops - backed by US air strikes and Sunni tribal fighters - captured the village of Al-Obeidi, some 20 kilometres (12 miles) from the Syrian border on the eastern ... more
Baghdad (AFP) Nov 1, 2017
Iraq to hold parliamentary election in May: PM
Riyadh (AFP) Oct 29, 2017
Saudi Airlines to operate first Baghdad flight in 27 years
Baghdad (AFP) Oct 28, 2017
Suicide bomber kills 3 at Iraq funeral: army
IAEA inspectors in Iran working 'without problem': Amano
Abu Dhabi (AFP) Oct 30, 2017
The head of the UN atomic agency said in Abu Dhabi on Sunday IAEA inspectors are doing their work in Iran "without problem", a day after Tehran was implementing its nuclear commitments. "Our inspectors (in Iran) are discharging their responsibilities without problem," Yukiya Amano, head of the International Atomic Energy Agency, told reporters in Abu Dhabi. He was speaking on the sidelin ... more
Seoul (AFP) Nov 1, 2017
South Korea will not develop nuclear weapons: president
United Nations, United States (AFP) Oct 31, 2017
EU, Japan ask UN to condemn N. Korea over rights abuses
Vatican City (AFP) Oct 30, 2017
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Hong Kong skyscraper sold for record $5.15 bn
Hong Kong (AFP) Nov 1, 2017
A landmark skyscraper owned by Hong Kong's richest man Li Ka-shing has sold for a record price of more than $5 billion, the company confirmed Wednesday, indicating the city's booming property sector shows no sign of slowing down. The rumoured sale of The Center, the city's fifth-tallest building, was first reported last month. Li's CK Asset Holdings confirmed in a statement to the Hong K ... more
Beijing (AFP) Nov 1, 2017
China factory activity steady in October: independent data
Beijing (AFP) Oct 30, 2017
China cracks down on fraudulent provincial growth figures
Beijing (AFP) Oct 30, 2017
China slams US aluminium foil tariff ahead of Trump visit
New SOFT e-textiles could offer advanced protection for soldiers and emergency personnel
Hanover NH (SPX) Nov 02, 2017
New technology that harnesses electronic signals in a smart fabric could lead to advanced hazardous-material gear that protects against toxic chemicals, according to research from Dartmouth College. The advancement could have big implications for the military, emergency service personnel and other workers that rely on "haz-mat" protection to perform their work and keep others safe. I ... more
McLean VA (SPX) Oct 31, 2017
SATCOM and Disaster Recovery Plans Withstand Irma
New York (AFP) Oct 31, 2017
Displaced Puerto Ricans find refuge in New York
Paris (AFP) Oct 30, 2017
$129 bn in extreme weather losses last year: climate report
China's reusable spacecraft to be launched in 2020
Beijing (XNA) Nov 02, 2017
China plans to launch its reusable spacecraft in 2020, according to a statement from China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation Tuesday. Unlike traditional one-off spacecraft, the new spacecraft will fly into the sky like an aircraft, said Chen Hongbo, a researcher from the corporation. The spacecraft can transport people or payload into the orbit and return to Earth. C ... more
Beijing (XNA) Oct 23, 2017
Space will see Communist loyalty: Chinese astronaut
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
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
Beijing (AFP) Oct 31, 2017
Majority of Chinese newborns are second children: state media
Manila (AFP) Nov 2, 2017
Philippine Everest conqueror sets sail for China
Beijing (AFP) Oct 31, 2017
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Jihadists at large: 3 most wanted for Paris, Brussels attacks
Paris (AFP) Oct 31, 2017
For French and Belgian investigators, the fall of the Islamic State group's strongholds in Syria and Iraq kindles hopes of ensnaring some of the ringleaders of the 2015-16 terror attacks in Paris and Brussels. Among the most wanted IS figures sought for their suspected involvement in the slaughter, three are at the top of the list - though their whereabouts are unknown and they may even ha ... more
Paris (AFP) Nov 1, 2017
Homeward bound? Europe mulls fate of jihadist families
Moscow (AFP) Oct 31, 2017
Russia says its submarine fired missiles at IS base in Syria
Washington (AFP) Nov 1, 2017
Guantanamo judge orders US general's detention for contempt
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
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