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November 09, 2017
MISSILE DEFENSE
Boeing meets 2017 ballistic missile defense installation goal early



Washington (UPI) Nov 8, 2017
Boeing and the Ground-based Midcourse Defense team on Tuesday announced that they have installed the 44th interceptor, the last installation of 2017 for the ground-based surface-to-air anti-ballistic missile defense system. The Department of Defense set out to increase America's long-range defense ballistic missiles to 44 interceptors by the end of 2017, with Boeing meeting the goal ahead of schedule. The company has been the system's prime contractor since 2001. "The ballistic missile t ... read more

NUKEWARS
US carriers in rare Pacific op amid N. Korea tensions
Tokyo (AFP) Nov 9, 2017
Three US aircraft carriers will stage joint drills in the western Pacific for the first time in a decade, the US Navy said Thursday, as tensions in the region over North Korea reach fever pitch. ... more
NUKEWARS
Trump in China for talks on North Korea's 'cruel dictatorship'
Beijing (AFP) Nov 8, 2017
Donald Trump toured the Forbidden City with Chinese leader Xi Jinping on Wednesday as the US president began the crucial leg of an Asian trip intended to build a global front against North Korea's nuclear threats. ... more
SUPERPOWERS
France hikes defence spending, inches towards NATO goal
Paris (AFP) Nov 8, 2017
French lawmakers late Tuesday approved an increase of nearly two billion euros in defence spending in 2018 - reversing cuts to the 2017 budget that triggered a major spat between President Emmanuel Macron and a top general. ... more
SUPERPOWERS
Philippines scraps sandbar plan after China anger: defence chief
Manila (AFP) Nov 8, 2017
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte ordered troops to scrap plans of building a fishermen's shelter on a sandbar in the disputed South China Sea after Beijing complained, his defence chief said Wednesday. ... more
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SUPERPOWERS
US defence chief meets NATO to discuss IS, Afghanistan
Brussels (AFP) Nov 8, 2017
With the Islamic State group crumbling in Iraq and Syria, North Korea defiant over its nuclear ambitions and Russia looming large, US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis faced a host of pressing issues as he began talks with NATO allies on Wednesday. ... more
NUKEWARS
On first Mideast trip, Macron urges 'firm' stance on Iran
Abu Dhabi (AFP) Nov 8, 2017
French President Emmanuel Macron called for vigilance towards Tehran over its ballistic missile programme and regional activities, in an interview published on Wednesday by Emirati daily Al-Ittihad. ... more
SUPERPOWERS
Emboldened Xi, weakened Trump hold tough talks
Beijing (AFP) Nov 9, 2017
Donald Trump and Xi Jinping put their professed friendship to the test Thursday as the least popular US president in decades and the newly empowered Chinese leader met for tough talks on trade and North Korea. ... more
NUKEWARS
US expected to name North Korea terror sponsor
Washington (AFP) Nov 9, 2017
It will have to wait until President Donald Trump has finished his tour of Asian capitals, but the United States is expected to return North Korea to its list of state sponsors on terror. ... more
MISSILE NEWS
Turkey signs missile accord with Paris and Rome
Brussels (AFP) Nov 8, 2017
Turkey on Wednesday signed a letter of intent opening the way to Ankara buying ground to air missiles from a French-Italian consortium. ... more
MISSILE NEWS
Raytheon, Australia ink first deal for ground-based air defense system
Washington (UPI) Nov 8, 2017
The Australian Department of Defense has signed a $12.1 million contract deal with Raytheon Australia for the first stage of development for the Short Range Ground Based Air Defense project. ... more


NATO looks to seize momentum in Afghanistan conflict

CYBER WARS
Poland eyes cybersecurity in skies
Warsaw (AFP) Nov 8, 2017
Poland on Wednesday agreed to test a cybersecurity pilot programme for the aviation sector as Europe's EASA civil aviation authority tackles the potential threats posed by hackers to air traffic. ... more
CYBER WARS
Trump jumps over China's 'Great Firewall' with first tweet
Beijing (AFP) Nov 8, 2017
US President Donald Trump broke through China's "Great Firewall" on Wednesday as he posted messages on Twitter during his visit to the country, which has banned the website. ... more
AEROSPACE
Lockheed contracted to modernize P-3B aircraft for Greece
Washington (UPI) Nov 7, 2017
Lockheed Martin has been awarded a $260 million contract to modernize and upgrade four P-3B Orion aircraft for the government of Greece, the Department of Defense announced on Monday. ... more
AEROSPACE
Lockheed test pilot reaches 100 hours in proposed 5th generation trainer
Washington (UPI) Nov 8, 2017
Lockheed Martin announced Wednesday that their test pilot, Lt. Col. Mark "Red" Ward, a retired U.S. Air Force officer, reached a new milestone by becoming the first pilot to reach 100 flight hours in the T-50A, Lockheed's advanced pilot training. ... more



Boeing meets 2017 ballistic missile defense installation goal early
Washington (UPI) Nov 8, 2017
Boeing and the Ground-based Midcourse Defense team on Tuesday announced that they have installed the 44th interceptor, the last installation of 2017 for the ground-based surface-to-air anti-ballistic missile defense system. The Department of Defense set out to increase America's long-range defense ballistic missiles to 44 interceptors by the end of 2017, with Boeing meeting the goal ahe ... more
Stockholm (AFP) Nov 7, 2017
Sweden picks US Patriot missile system over European rival
Riyadh (AFP) Nov 5, 2017
Missile from Yemen intercepted near Riyadh airport
Moscow (AFP) Oct 26, 2017
Russia conducts ballistic missile tests
Turkey signs missile accord with Paris and Rome
Brussels (AFP) Nov 8, 2017
Turkey on Wednesday signed a letter of intent opening the way to Ankara buying ground to air missiles from a French-Italian consortium. The letter signed by the Turkish, French and Italian defence ministers allows the Eurosam consortium to "analyse and define the needs" of the Turkish military, a French source told AFP. Though the deal is at an extremely early stage, NATO Secretary Gener ... more
Washington (UPI) Nov 8, 2017
Raytheon, Australia ink first deal for ground-based air defense system
United Nations, United States (AFP) Nov 7, 2017
US accuses Iran of supplying missile to Yemen
Washington (UPI) Nov 6, 2017
Raytheon awarded $260M contract for Tomahawk missiles
NASA-Developed Drone Aircraft Offer One-of-a-Kind Capabilities
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Nov 08, 2017
NASA scientists, who always are on the hunt for new platforms from which to carry out their research, now may avail themselves of two agency-developed unmanned aerial systems, or UASs, that some say represent the future for drone aircraft. Unlike most commercially available unmanned aircraft systems, Vanilla Aircraft's VA001 and Black Swift Technologies' S2 small Unmanned Aircraft System, ... more
Niamey (AFP) Nov 4, 2017
Niger to let US forces arm drones in counter-terrorism fight
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
SES GS Awarded US Government Satellite Solutions Contract
Luxembourg (SPX) Nov 03, 2017
SES announced that the U.S. General Services Administration's (GSA) Future Satellite Communications Service Acquisition (FCSA) program has awarded SES Government Solutions, a wholly-owned subsidiary of SES, a spot on the Complex Commercial Satellite Communications Solutions contract (CS3). "We are very proud to be part of the CS3 team of awardees," said Pete Hoene, President and CEO of SES ... more
Peterson AFB CO (SPX) Oct 31, 2017
16th SPCS Defenders of critical satellite communications
Washington (UPI) Oct 31, 2017
First order for Elta ELK-1882T SATCOM network system
Washington DC (SPX) Oct 23, 2017
NRL clarifies valley polarization for electronic and optoelectronic technologies
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 3, 2017
Swedish army to buy BONUS ammunition from BAE
Washington (UPI) Nov 2, 2017
BAE receives $40M from Lockheed for sensor technology
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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France hikes defence spending, inches towards NATO goal
Paris (AFP) Nov 8, 2017
French lawmakers late Tuesday approved an increase of nearly two billion euros in defence spending in 2018 - reversing cuts to the 2017 budget that triggered a major spat between President Emmanuel Macron and a top general. The 1.8 billion euros in additional spending approved by the National Assembly takes the defence budget to 32.4 billion euros, or 1.82 percent of GDP. A large chunk ... more
Brussels (AFP) Nov 8, 2017
US defence chief meets NATO to discuss IS, Afghanistan
Beijing (AFP) Nov 9, 2017
Emboldened Xi, weakened Trump hold tough talks
Manila (AFP) Nov 8, 2017
Philippines scraps sandbar plan after China anger: defence chief
Simple green synthesis is a breath of fresh air
Thuwal, Saudi Arabia (SPX) Nov 08, 2017
Nanoparticles of controllable composition and size have great potential in electrical, optical and chemical devices, but they must be created in a safe and cost-effective way. Kazuhiro Takanabe and coworkers from KAUST now report a simple method for synthesizing metal-sulfide nanoparticles at low temperature without using environmentally harmful solvents. Metal sulfides, which are crystall ... more
Tomsk, Russia (SPX) Nov 03, 2017
Gold nanoantennas help in creation of more powerful nanoelectronics
Washington DC (SPX) Nov 09, 2017
Subset of carbon nanotubes poses cancer risk similar to asbestos in mice
Davis CA (SPX) Nov 06, 2017
New, simplified technique makes light metallic nanofoam
More than two million Iranian pilgrims descend on Iraq
Tehran (AFP) Nov 8, 2017
More than two million Iranian pilgrims have crossed the border into Iraq for the annual Arbaeen Shiite pilgrimage to be celebrated on Thursday, an Iranian official said on state television. "Some 2.32 million visas have been issued so far, and 2.2 million pilgrims are already in Iraq," Shahriar Heydari, spokesman for the Iranian committee organising the pilgrimage to the holy city of Karbala ... more
Lourdes, France (AFP) Nov 8, 2017
Iraq needs 'Marshall Plan', says Kirkuk archbishop
Al-Hamza, Iraq (AFP) Nov 5, 2017
Traditional carpet weaving in central Iraq unravels
Deir Ezzor, Syria (AFP) Nov 3, 2017
Twin Iraq and Syria assaults as IS loses last city
On first Mideast trip, Macron urges 'firm' stance on Iran
Abu Dhabi (AFP) Nov 8, 2017
French President Emmanuel Macron called for vigilance towards Tehran over its ballistic missile programme and regional activities, in an interview published on Wednesday by Emirati daily Al-Ittihad. "It is important to remain firm with Iran over its regional activities and its ballistic programme," said Macron, in the United Arab Emirates for a 24-hour official visit, his first to the Middle ... more
Tokyo (AFP) Nov 9, 2017
US carriers in rare Pacific op amid N. Korea tensions
Washington (AFP) Nov 9, 2017
US expected to name North Korea terror sponsor
Washington (AFP) Nov 7, 2017
Europe urges US Congress not to torpedo Iran 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
Beijing (AFP) Oct 30, 2017
China cracks down on fraudulent provincial growth figures
Hong Kong (AFP) Nov 1, 2017
Hong Kong skyscraper sold for record $5.15 bn
Mexico earthquake reconstruction will cost $2.5bn: Pena Nieto
Mexico City (AFP) Nov 8, 2017
Reconstruction in central and southern Mexico following two deadly earthquakes in September that killed 465 people will require a $2.5 billion investment, President Enrique Pena Nieto announced Tuesday. Speaking at a public event, the president said the quakes partially or totally damaged 184,000 homes, while 14,000 businesses and 16,000 schools were also affected. It is "a reconstructio ... more
Lapa, Nepal (AFP) Nov 8, 2017
Lifeline trails restored to Nepal's quake-hit villages
Washington (AFP) Nov 7, 2017
Air force error allowed Texas shooter to buy guns despite conviction
United Nations, United States (AFP) Nov 6, 2017
UN council weakens response to Myanmar after China objects
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
Chinese dissident writer dies on medical parole
Beijing (AFP) Nov 8, 2017
A veteran Chinese dissident who had nearly completed a 12-year prison sentence for "subversion" has died on medical parole, rights groups said Wednesday. Writer Yang Tongyan died on Tuesday, nearly three months after an August 23 surgery to remove a brain tumour, Amnesty International said in a statement, citing information from close friends. Rights groups say a pattern has emerged in r ... more
Hong Kong (AFP) Nov 7, 2017
Hong Kong pro-democracy activists allowed to appeal jail terms
Beijing (AFP) Nov 6, 2017
China calls on France to ensure security of its citizens
Hong Kong (AFP) Nov 2, 2017
Hong Kong government under fire in LGBT row
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Mattis looks to diplomacy as IS crumbles in Syria
Helsinki (AFP) Nov 6, 2017
US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis said Monday that he supported a diplomatic solution for the Syria conflict, as America and its partners look beyond the defeat of the Islamic State group in the war-torn nation. Speaking to reporters ahead of his arrival for talks in Finland on Monday, Mattis said intelligence assessments - based primarily on the numbers of jihadists who have surrendered, des ... more
Paris (AFP) Nov 1, 2017
Homeward bound? Europe mulls fate of jihadist families
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
Lockheed Martin to develop compact airborne high energy laser capabilities
Bothell WA (SPX) Nov 07, 2017
The US Air Force Research Lab (AFRL) has awarded Lockheed Martin $26.3 million for the design, development and production of a high power fiber laser. AFRL plans to test the laser on a tactical fighter jet by 2021. The contract is part of AFRL's Self-protect High Energy Laser Demonstrator (SHiELD) program, and is a major step forward in the maturation of protective airborne laser systems. ... more
Sunnyvale CA (SPX) Oct 09, 2017
Lockheed Martin developing technology to intercept missile threats with Directed Energy
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
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