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November 14, 2017
NUKEWARS
Iran in compliance with nuclear deal: UN watchdog



Vienna (AFP) Nov 13, 2017
Iran remains in compliance with the landmark 2015 nuclear deal, a UN watchdog report showed Monday, four weeks after US President Donald Trump refused to certify the agreement. The quarterly International Atomic Energy Agency update confirmed that key parameters of Iran's nuclear programme remained within the limits of the accord with major powers. The restricted report, seen by AFP, said Iran "has not enriched" uranium above low levels and that its stockpile of enriched uranium was under the ag ... read more

NUKEWARS
North Korea at UN warns US carriers are fueling tensions
United Nations, United States (AFP) Nov 13, 2017
North Korea warned at the United Nations Monday that the deployment of three US aircraft carriers in joint navy drills with South Korea was fueling tensions that could lead to nuclear war. ... more
NUKEWARS
N. Korea soldier shot six times as he defected to South
Seoul (AFP) Nov 14, 2017
A North Korean soldier involved in an extremely rare and dramatic defection to the South was shot six times by his own side as he drove to the heavily guarded border and ran across under a hail of bullets. ... more
AEROSPACE
Norway receives first three F-35s from Lockheed Martin
Washington (UPI) Nov 12, 2017
Lockheed Martin announced Friday that the Norwegian government has received its first three F-35A Lightning II aircrafts. ... more
SUPERPOWERS
Vietnam and China agree to avoid conflicts in S. China Sea
Hanoi (AFP) Nov 13, 2017
Vietnam and China agreed Monday to avoid conflicts in the hotly contested South China Sea, as a new pathway to dialogue on easing tensions was opened with other Southeast Asian nations. ... more
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Globalisation an 'irreversible historical trend': China's Xi
Danang, Vietnam (AFP) Nov 10, 2017
Chinese president Xi Jinping laid out his country's credentials as the new champion of world trade Friday, calling globalisation an "irreversible historical trend", in comments that offered a contrast to the "America First" doctrine espoused by Donald Trump moments earlier. ... more
CYBER WARS
Researchers offer new information warfare model
Moscow, Russia (SPX) Nov 10, 2017
Researchers from MIPT teamed up with their colleagues from the Keldysh Institute of Applied Mathematics of the Russian Academy of Sciences (KIAM RAS) and Lomonosov Moscow State University to develop ... more
SUPERPOWERS
EU countries sign key defence pact
Brussels (AFP) Nov 13, 2017
The EU took a step towards closer defence ties Monday, with 23 states signing a landmark pact aiming to boost cooperation after Brexit and as Russia flexes its muscles to the east. ... more
SUPERPOWERS
China's Silk Road revival hits the buffers
Singapore (AFP) Nov 12, 2017
From a stalled Indonesian rail project to an insurgency-threatened economic corridor in Pakistan, China's push to revive Silk Road trade routes is running into problems that risk tarnishing the economic crown jewel of Xi Jinping's presidency. ... more
SUPERPOWERS
Australian academic's book pulled over China backlash fears
Sydney (AFP) Nov 13, 2017
An Australian publisher has shelved plans to release a book detailing alleged Chinese interference in the country over fears of legal attacks by Beijing, the author said Monday. ... more
AFRICA NEWS
African leaders urge support for new security doctrine
Dakar (AFP) Nov 13, 2017
African leaders on Monday used a regional forum to underline the need for the continent to assure its own security after years of Western interventions, while also calling for international funding to support the anti-terror fight.. ... more


Air raids on market kill 53 in north Syria town: monitor

WAR REPORT
US won't walk away from Syria war until talks progress: Mattis
Washington (AFP) Nov 14, 2017
A US-led coalition will forge ahead in its fight against the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq until a UN peace process makes further headway, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Monday. ... more
IRAQ WARS
Tribal justice awaits returning Iraqis who joined IS
Al-Obeidi, Irak (AFP) Nov 13, 2017
In the unforgiving deserts of Iraq, there is just one way to deal with defeated members of the Islamic State group who try to come home - tribal justice. ... more
UAV NEWS
First operational MQ-4C Triton drone delivered to U.S. Navy
Washington (UPI) Nov 12, 2017
Northrop Grumman delivered the first operational MQ-4C Trition aircraft to the U.S. Navy facility at Point Mugu, the company said in a press statement on Friday. ... more
GPS NEWS
Harris develops fully digital navigation payload for future GPS III sats
Melbourne FL (SPX) Nov 10, 2017
Harris Corporation has completed development of the company's fully digital Mission Data Unit (MDU), which is at the heart of its navigation payload for Lockheed Martin's GPS III satellites 11 and b ... 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 7, 2017
Raytheon receives $17M contract for missile targeting system
First operational MQ-4C Triton drone delivered to U.S. Navy
Washington (UPI) Nov 12, 2017
Northrop Grumman delivered the first operational MQ-4C Trition aircraft to the U.S. Navy facility at Point Mugu, the company said in a press statement on Friday. Northrop Grumman in April received $19.9 million for engineering and analysis of obsolescence issues with the MQ-4C Triton unmanned aerial vehicle. In May, the company received an additional $49.4 million contract for pa ... more
Jerusalem (AFP) Nov 11, 2017
Israel downs Syrian drone over Golan Heights: army
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Nov 08, 2017
NASA-Developed Drone Aircraft Offer One-of-a-Kind Capabilities
Niamey (AFP) Nov 4, 2017
Niger to let US forces arm drones in counter-terrorism fight
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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EU to ease military movement in face of Russia threat
Brussels (AFP) Nov 10, 2017
The European Union on Friday unveiled plans to make it easier to move troops and military equipment around the bloc, in a bid to boost defence in the face of the growing threat posed by Russia. EU officials will look to streamline customs checks that are currently causing delays as well as reviewing infrastructure plans to make sure that roads, bridges and railways are able to carry heavy mi ... more
Danang, Vietnam (AFP) Nov 10, 2017
Philippines' Duterte thanks Putin for weapons aid
Beijing (AFP) Nov 9, 2017
No decision on Trump, Putin meeting: Tillerson
Brussels (AFP) Nov 13, 2017
EU takes step towards closer defence cooperation
Better, bolder printing with silicon nanostructures
Washington DC (SPX) Nov 14, 2017
From textbooks to artwork to newspapers, printed items are a part of our everyday life. But the ink used in today's printers are limited in colors and resolution. Now in a new study in ACS' journal Nano Letters, scientists have found a way to expand the printable color spectrum with a novel nanostructure system. The current color range for computers and printers is based on the sRGB (stand ... more
Beijing, China (SPX) Nov 14, 2017
Practical superconducting nanowire single photon detector highly efficient
Washington DC (SPX) Nov 09, 2017
Subset of carbon nanotubes poses cancer risk similar to asbestos in mice
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Millions mark key Shiite commemoration in Iraq holy city
Karbala, Iraq (AFP) Nov 10, 2017
An estimated 14 million Shiite pilgrims thronged Iraq's holy city of Karbala on Friday to mark the annual Arbaeen commemoration, as Baghdad looks to wipe out the Islamic State group that has targeted their branch of Islam. Arbaeen is one of the biggest religious festivals on earth and marks the end of the 40-day mourning period for the 7th-century killing of Imam Hussein by the forces of t ... more
Al-Obeidi, Irak (AFP) Nov 13, 2017
Tribal justice awaits returning Iraqis who joined IS
Baghdad (AFP) Nov 11, 2017
Iraq forces launch assault on last IS-held pocket
Beirut (AFP) Nov 11, 2017
IS recaptures last Syrian urban bastion in fierce fightback
Raytheon contracted for development, integration of G550 systems
Washington (UPI) Nov 9, 2017
Pentagon officials announced Wednesday a contract with Raytheon for the development and integration of the Commercial Aircraft Based Instrumentation Telemetry System and the Airborne Command Transmitter System on the G550 airborne early warning aircraft. The deal is estimated to be worth more than $79.6 million and is classified as a fixed-price-incentive-firm contract, meaning, that on ... more
Seoul (AFP) Nov 11, 2017
Three US carriers lead naval drill aimed at N. Korea
Beijing (AFP) Nov 9, 2017
Trump prods Xi to work 'hard' and fast on North Korea
Washington (AFP) Nov 9, 2017
France's Macron: US risks pushing Iran to build nukes
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Trump says trade surplus unfair, adds 'I don't blame China'
Beijing (AFP) Nov 9, 2017
US President Donald Trump decried his country's "one-sided and unfair" trade deficit with Beijing on Thursday, but he told Chinese President Xi Jinping: "I don't blame China." At a signing ceremony for over $250 billion in US-Chinese business deals in Beijing, Trump said: "After all, who can blame a country for being able to take advantage of another country for the sake of its citizens?" ... more
Beijing (AFP) Nov 9, 2017
Trump's $250bn China deals are small beer: analysts
Beijing (AFP) Nov 9, 2017
China's consumer price inflation accelerates in October
Beijing (AFP) Nov 10, 2017
China eases foreign limits in finance as Trump leaves
Climate change imperils one in four UNESCO natural sites
Bonn (AFP) Nov 13, 2017
Climate change imperils one in four UN-listed natural heritage sites, including coral reefs, glaciers, and wetlands - nearly double the number from just three years ago, a report said Monday. The number of UNESCO natural sites at risk has grown to 62 from 35 in 2014, when one in seven were listed, according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), which released the re ... more
Berlin (AFP) Nov 10, 2017
Allianz confident for 2017 after hurricane-battered Q3
The Hague (AFP) Nov 10, 2017
Dutch to give storm-hit isles 600 mln euros to rebuild
San Juan (AFP) Nov 9, 2017
Back to school in Puerto Rico, but still without power
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
Trump praises China's 'highly respected' Xi
Beijing (AFP) Nov 10, 2017
US President Donald Trump praised Chinese leader Xi Jinping as a "highly respected and powerful representative of his people" on Friday as he wrapped up his first state visit to Beijing. Trump showered his host with accolades during two days of meetings during which the US leader sought to convince Xi to do more to reduce a trade deficit with China and rein in nuclear-armed North Korea. ... more
Phuket, Thailand (AFP) Nov 10, 2017
Gay Chinese tourists flock to Thailand for fun, acceptance
Beijing (AFP) Nov 8, 2017
Chinese dissident writer dies on medical parole
Hong Kong (AFP) Nov 7, 2017
Hong Kong pro-democracy activists allowed to appeal jail terms
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Mass graves holding '400 IS victims' found in Iraq
Hawija, Iraq (AFP) Nov 11, 2017
Mass graves containing at least 400 suspected Islamic State group victims have been found near the former jihadist bastion of Hawija in northern Iraq, the regional governor said Saturday. The string of grisly discoveries was made at a military base around three kilometres (two miles) from the city that the jihadists "turned into an execution ground", said Kirkuk governor Rakan Said. "No ... more
Abu Dhabi (AFP) Nov 9, 2017
Macron warns looming military defeat of IS 'not the end'
Beirut (AFP) Nov 9, 2017
IS left clinging to scraps in Syria and Iraq
Washington (AFP) Nov 9, 2017
US kills 'several militants' in Somalia air strike
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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