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November 05, 2017
MISSILE DEFENSE
Missile from Yemen intercepted near Riyadh airport



Riyadh (AFP) Nov 5, 2017
Saudi Arabia on Saturday intercepted and destroyed a ballistic missile near Riyadh's international airport after it was launched from conflict-torn Yemen, in an escalation of the kingdom's war against Iran-backed Huthi rebels. The missile attack was the first aimed by the Shiite rebels at the heart of the Saudi capital, underscoring the growing threat posed by the raging conflict in Yemen. A loud explosion was heard and smouldering debris landed inside the King Khalid International Airport, just ... read more

NUKEWARS
Kim portraits and death threats: Life at a North Korean school in Japan
Tokyo (AFP) Nov 4, 2017
Portraits of North Korea's late leaders hang proudly in the classrooms of the Korean High School in Tokyo, where the recent surge in tensions over Pyongyang's nuclear weapons programme have seen faculty and staff subjected to death threats. ... more
NUKEWARS
Securing N. Korea nukes would require US ground invasion: report
Washington (AFP) Nov 5, 2017
The only certain way to locate and secure all North Korea's nuclear weapons sites would be via a US ground invasion, the Washington Post reported Saturday, citing a letter from Pentagon officials sent to US lawmakers. ... more
NUKEWARS
Trump: 'No dictator' should underestimate US resolve
Tokyo (AFP) Nov 5, 2017
President Donald Trump warned on Sunday that "no dictator" should underestimate the United States, as he launched an Asia tour that will be dominated by the North Korea nuclear crisis. ... more
NUKEWARS
China raps US sanctioning of bank over North Korea ties
Beijing (AFP) Nov 3, 2017
Beijing on Friday hit back at a US decision to exclude a Chinese bank from the American financial system over its alleged ties to North Korea, slamming the move as "long-armed jurisdiction". ... more
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NUKEWARS
Iran threat forcing Mideast-Israel alliances: Netanyahu
London (AFP) Nov 3, 2017
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Friday that the threat posed by Iran to its Middle Eastern neighbours was driving them into hitherto unthinkable alliances with the Jewish state. ... more
SUPERPOWERS
Trump announces Putin meet as he kicks off Asia tour
Yokota Air Base, Japan (AFP) Nov 5, 2017
US President Donald Trump touched down in Japan Sunday, kicking off the first leg of a high-stakes Asia tour set to be dominated by soaring tensions with nuclear-armed North Korea. ... more
SUPERPOWERS
The Trump A to Z, from America First to 'Zero'
Washington (AFP) Nov 4, 2017
This is a look at President Donald Trump's first year in office, from A to Z: ... more
SUPERPOWERS
Science can align common interests among the superpowers
Medford MA (SPX) Nov 06, 2017
International scientific collaboration in the Arctic can help align common interests among countries experiencing geopolitical conflict, including the United States and Russia, according to a team o ... more
SUPERPOWERS
China unveils massive island-building vessel
Beijing (AFP) Nov 4, 2017
China has unveiled a massive ship described as a "magic island maker" that is Asia's largest dredging vessel, state media reported Saturday. ... more
TECH SPACE
Cheyenne Mountain sees better satellite picture
Hanscom AFB MA (SPX) Nov 06, 2017
Upgraded Early Warning Radars now provide data on man-made space-based objects without delay, thanks to efforts of Air Force Life Cycle Management Center personnel at Peterson Air Force Base, Colora ... more


Niger to let US forces arm drones in counter-terrorism fight

MILTECH
Swedish army to buy BONUS ammunition from BAE
Washington (UPI) Nov 3, 2017
A new contract awarded to BAE Systems calls for the delivery of 254 additional Bofors 155mm BONUS artillery rounds for the Swedish army, the company announced on Thursday. ... more
CYBER WARS
British MPs ask Twitter for details on Russian-linked accounts
London (AFP) Nov 3, 2017
A House of Commons committee investigating "fake news" and its influence on British politics asked Twitter on Friday for details of Russian-linked accounts, days after making a similar request of Facebook. ... more
AEROSPACE
State Dept approves Qatari F-15QA aircraft support contract
Washington (UPI) Nov 3, 2017
The State Department announced Wednesday a possible foreign military sale of F-15QA multi-role fighter aircraft program support services to Qatar for a total estimated cost of $1.1 billion. ... more
AEROSPACE
Raytheon awarded $22.1M for Next Generation Jammer support
Washington (UPI) Nov 3, 2017
The Department of Defense on Thursday announced that Raytheon Co. has been awarded a $22.1 million contract for hardware and software requirements to support the Navy's Next Generation Jammer. ... more



Missile from Yemen intercepted near Riyadh airport
Riyadh (AFP) Nov 5, 2017
Saudi Arabia on Saturday intercepted and destroyed a ballistic missile near Riyadh's international airport after it was launched from conflict-torn Yemen, in an escalation of the kingdom's war against Iran-backed Huthi rebels. The missile attack was the first aimed by the Shiite rebels at the heart of the Saudi capital, underscoring the growing threat posed by the raging conflict in Yemen. ... more
Moscow (AFP) Oct 26, 2017
Russia conducts ballistic missile tests
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
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. Congress was notified of the possible $140 million sale on Tuesday, which includes the 32 AMRAAMs, as well as 18 AMRAAM Captive Air Training Missiles; four AMRAAM Non-Development Item-Airborne Instrumentation Units, two ... more
Tehran (AFP) Oct 29, 2017
Iran says to continue developing ballistic missiles
Washington (UPI) Oct 31, 2017
Indonesia orders NASAMS air defense system
Washington (UPI) Oct 29, 2017
Brazil orders man-portable air defense system from Saab
Niger to let US forces arm drones in counter-terrorism fight
Niamey (AFP) Nov 4, 2017
Niger will allow US forces stationed in the country to arm the drones being used to track jihadists, having previously allowed their use only for surveillance, the government said Saturday. The decision comes a month after jihadists ambushed a joint US-Niger patrol in a volatile area near the border with Mali, killing four American soldiers and four Nigerien troops. But Defence Minister ... more
Washington (UPI) Oct 26, 2017
Insitu awarded $9.2M for parts, sustainment of RQ-21A
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
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
Luxembourg (SPX) Nov 03, 2017
SES GS Awarded US Government Satellite Solutions Contract
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
MBDA Inc. to produce parts for Small Diameter Bomb
Washington (UPI) Nov 1, 2017
The Boeing Company and MBDA Missile Systems announced on Tuesday a new contract that calls for 21,000 Diamond Back Wing assemblies for the U.S. Air Force's precision-guided GBU-39 Small Diameter Bomb Increment I or GBU-39 SDB-I The announcement follows several contracts awarded to Boeing by the Air Force, including an indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity foreign military sales contr ... more
Washington (UPI) Nov 2, 2017
BAE receives $40M from Lockheed for sensor technology
Washington (UPI) Nov 3, 2017
Swedish army to buy BONUS ammunition from BAE
Washington (AFP) Oct 30, 2017
US court blocks Trump's military transgender ban
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
Washington (AFP) Nov 2, 2017
Trump readies for high-stakes Asia trip
Tokyo (AFP) Nov 1, 2017
Japan PM Abe begins new term with vow to increase North Korea pressure
Washington (AFP) Nov 4, 2017
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Researchers reveal the effect of nano-diamond on magnetorheological fluids
Washington DC (SPX) Nov 02, 2017
Chinese researchers have found that nano-diamond has significant impact on the performance of magnetorheological fluids (MRFs). The shear yield strength and settling stability of the MRFs were found to have potential to be highly enhanced through the process. The higher the strength of the magnetic field, the higher the difference in the shear yield strength. In order to analyze the effect ... more
Providence RI (SPX) Nov 02, 2017
Researchers show how nanoscale patterning can decrease metal fatigue
Washington DC (SPX) Nov 03, 2017
Metal-silicone microstructures could enable new flexible optical and electrical devices
Tomsk, Russia (SPX) Nov 03, 2017
Gold nanoantennas help in creation of more powerful nanoelectronics
IS executed 741 civilians during Mosul battle: UN
Geneva (AFP) Nov 2, 2017
The Islamic State group executed 741 civilians in the battle for the Iraqi city of Mosul, the UN said Thursday, accusing the jihadists of perpetrating "international crimes" during the nine-month military campaign. A total of 2,521 civilians were killed, mostly by IS attacks, during the fight between IS and the internationally-backed Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) that ended in July, the UN rig ... more
Deir Ezzor, Syria (AFP) Nov 3, 2017
Twin Iraq and Syria assaults as IS loses last city
Al-Hamza, Iraq (AFP) Nov 5, 2017
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Baghdad (AFP) Nov 1, 2017
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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. "A push by North Korea to become a nuclear state cannot be accepted or tolerated," Moon said in an address to parliament. "We also will not develop or own nuclear" arms. In recent months Pyongyang has carried out its sixth nuclear test - its m ... more
Washington (AFP) Nov 3, 2017
US sends supersonic bombers over South Korea
Tokyo (AFP) Nov 5, 2017
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Tehran (AFP) Nov 1, 2017
Putin visits Tehran for talks on Syria, nuclear deal
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Canada: Amazon to add 1,000 jobs in Vancouver
Montreal (AFP) Nov 3, 2017
Amazon announced Friday that it will double its workforce in Canada's western metropolis of Vancouver, about 150 miles (240 kilometers) north of its Seattle headquarters, to 2,000. The company said in a statement it would open a new office in downtown Vancouver in 2020 to accomodate the new staff, which will bring its total number of its employees across Canada to 6,000. "We are among th ... more
Kuala Lumpur (AFP) Nov 3, 2017
Alibaba launches electronic trading hub in Malaysia
Hong Kong (AFP) Nov 1, 2017
Hong Kong skyscraper sold for record $5.15 bn
Beijing (AFP) Oct 30, 2017
China cracks down on fraudulent provincial growth figures
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
Washington (AFP) Nov 3, 2017
In reversal, US tech firms back bill on human trafficking
Hong Kong (AFP) Nov 3, 2017
Crime writer Ian Rankin predicts rise of 'kind and gentle' books
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
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Disrespecting China's anthem can now cost 3 years jail
Beijing (AFP) Nov 4, 2017
China has passed legislation to punish anyone who disrespects the national anthem with up to three years in prison, state media reported Saturday. The changes to China's criminal law were approved during a committee meeting of the country's rubberstamp parliament, the National People's Congress (NPC), according to the official Xinhua news agency. "Serious cases of disrespecting the coun ... more
Hong Kong (AFP) Nov 2, 2017
Hong Kong government under fire in LGBT row
Manila (AFP) Nov 2, 2017
Philippine Everest conqueror sets sail for China
Beijing (AFP) Oct 31, 2017
China mulls three years' jail for anthem disrespect
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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. Governments from London to Berlin have made no secret of their reluctance to take back nationals who went to fight in Iraq or Syria but now find themselves, as defeat nears ... more
Washington (AFP) Nov 1, 2017
Guantanamo judge orders US general's detention for contempt
Paris (AFP) Oct 31, 2017
Jihadists at large: 3 most wanted for Paris, Brussels attacks
Moscow (AFP) Oct 31, 2017
Russia says its submarine fired missiles at IS base in Syria
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
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Upgraded Lockheed Martin Laser Outguns Threat in Half the Time
Washington (UPI) Sep 20, 2017
ATHENA laser testbed system successfully shoots down drones
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