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November 15, 2017
SPACEWAR
AFSPC concludes second Space Flag exercise



Colorado Springs, CO (SPX) Nov 14, 2017
Air Force Space Command successfully concluded its second Space Flag exercise at the Boeing Phantom Works Virtual Warfare Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Aug. 25, 2017. The 705th Combat Training Squadron, Operating Location-Alpha, located at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, known as the Distributed Mission Operations Center-Space, developed, planned and executed Space Flag 17-2 on behalf of AFSPC. Space Flag is a composite mission planning exercise designed to prepare space operator ... read more

MICROSAT BLITZ
NASA CubeSat Missions are pushing the boundaries of microsats
Washington DC (SPX) Nov 14, 2017
NASA's Small Spacecraft Technology Program is on the countdown clock to advance communications and proximity maneuvering capabilities for CubeSats with two separate technology demonstration missions ... more
UAV NEWS
Leonardo delivers Falco EVO drones to Middle East
Washington (UPI) Nov 14, 2017
Leonardo has announced the delivery of its Falco EVO tactical unmanned aerial system to its customers in the Middle East, the company said in a press statement during the Dubai Air Show 2017 exhibition. ... more
ROBO SPACE
FORTIS K-SRD exoskeleton could help soldiers cover inclined terrain quickly
Orlando FL (SPX) Nov 15, 2017
A study by the University of Michigan Human Neuromechanics Laboratory suggests that battle-equipped soldiers would be less fatigued if they wore Lockheed Martin's [NYSE: LMT] FORTIS Knee-Stress Reli ... more
NUKEWARS
China to send envoy to North Korea
Beijing (AFP) Nov 15, 2017
China will send a special envoy to North Korea this week, state media said Wednesday, after US President Donald Trump concluded an Asian tour to rally support against Pyongyang's nuclear threats. ... more
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MISSILE NEWS
Lockheed Martin to test AGM-158 JASSM
Washington (UPI) Nov 14, 2017
Lockheed Martin has been awarded a contract by the U.S. Air Force for Intelligence Test Instrumentations Kits for use on the AGM-158 Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile flight tests for telemetry and flight termination purposes, the company announced on Tuesday. ... more
TERROR WARS
Russia posts videogame image as 'proof' US helps IS: monitor
Moscow (AFP) Nov 14, 2017
Russia's defence ministry on Tuesday posted images it said proved the US was aiding the Islamic State jihadist group in the Middle East, but social media users pointed out they included a still from a videogame. ... more
NUKEWARS
UN condemns N. Korea for firing missiles as people starve
United Nations, United States (AFP) Nov 14, 2017
UN member states on Tuesday condemned North Korea for gross human rights violations and for conducting missile and nuclear tests while its people suffer from severe hunger. ... more
CYBER WARS
US says North Korean malware lurking in computer networks
Washington (AFP) Nov 14, 2017
US authorities said Tuesday malware developed in North Korea is still lurking in many computer networks, giving hackers backdoor access to government, financial, automotive and media organizations. ... more
SUPERPOWERS
Trump says Philippines vital for military reasons
Manila (AFP) Nov 14, 2017
Donald Trump said Tuesday strong US ties with the Philippines were vital for military reasons, as he ended a trip to Manila in which he ignored allegations of mass murder under Rodrigo Duterte. ... more
SPACEWAR
Russia claims US poised to turn space into 'warfighting domain'
Washington DC (Sputnik) Nov 15, 2017
The US military appears willing to take war to a whole new dimension as the country's Air Force prepares to 'increase its lethality' in space. The US Air Force is now "shifting to space as a w ... more


Senate panel debates US president's nuclear authority

SUPERPOWERS
US attorney general slams 'epidemic' of leaks to media
Washington (AFP) Nov 14, 2017
Leaks of classified information under Donald Trump's presidency have reached "epidemic proportions," US Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Tuesday. ... more
SUPERPOWERS
Trump hails 'fantasic job' on Asia tour, but ends it abruptly
Manila (AFP) Nov 14, 2017
Donald Trump said he had done "a really fantastic job" on a five-nation tour of Asia in which he had made a lot of friends, but he ended it abruptly Tuesday by skipping most of a Philippine summit. ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE
The state of commercial spaceports in 2017
Bethesda, MD (SPX) Nov 14, 2017
About two years ago the FAA gave Houston the "go-ahead" to build America's 10th commercial spaceport. Yes, the US already had nine spaceports designated for commercial operations. One must ask ... more
VSAT NEWS
Hughes to supply OneWeb with ground network system
Germantown, MD (SPX) Nov 10, 2017
Hughes Network Systems has signed a contract for $190M with OneWeb for the production of a ground network system, supporting OneWeb's constellation of Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellites in its mission ... 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
Lockheed Martin to test AGM-158 JASSM
Washington (UPI) Nov 14, 2017
Lockheed Martin has been awarded a contract by the U.S. Air Force for Intelligence Test Instrumentations Kits for use on the AGM-158 Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile flight tests for telemetry and flight termination purposes, the company announced on Tuesday. The $44.1 million deal seeks to test the AGM-158 during flight, with Lockheed Martin saying these upgraded Intelligent Test ... more
Brussels (AFP) Nov 8, 2017
Turkey signs missile accord with Paris and Rome
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
Leonardo delivers Falco EVO drones to Middle East
Washington (UPI) Nov 14, 2017
Leonardo has announced the delivery of its Falco EVO tactical unmanned aerial system to its customers in the Middle East, the company said in a press statement during the Dubai Air Show 2017 exhibition. The Falco EVO is specifically designed for long range intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance missions, and can carry a wide range of payloads that can deliver pinpoint accuracy o ... more
Washington (UPI) Nov 12, 2017
First operational MQ-4C Triton drone delivered to U.S. Navy
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
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
Raytheon, Saab to develop improved shoulder-launched weapon systems
(UPI) Nov 9, 2017
Raytheon and the Swedish aerospace and defense firm Saab will partner to develop new weapons for infantry forces, the companies said in a joint statement on Thursday. The companies said that they will first look to upgrading the Carl-Gustaf reloadable shoulder-launched weapon, an 84mm anti-tank recoilless rifle used by the United States, Britain and 38 other countries. Additional ... more
Washington (UPI) Nov 1, 2017
MBDA Inc. to produce parts for Small Diameter Bomb
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
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
Manila (AFP) Nov 14, 2017
Trump says Philippines vital for military reasons
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
Moscow, Russia (SPX) Nov 15, 2017
Promising sensors for submarines, mines and spacecraft
Washington DC (SPX) Nov 09, 2017
Subset of carbon nanotubes poses cancer risk similar to asbestos in mice
Thuwal, Saudi Arabia (SPX) Nov 08, 2017
Simple green synthesis is a breath of fresh air
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. No pardons are possible among tribes which have agreed among themselves to treat with the utmost severity those members who became jihadists. As for the families of IS members, many have already fled, fearing reprisals. The former ... more
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
Karbala, Iraq (AFP) Nov 10, 2017
Millions mark key Shiite commemoration in Iraq holy city
Three US carriers lead naval drill aimed at N. Korea
Seoul (AFP) Nov 11, 2017
Three US aircraft carriers, accompanied by South Korean warships, launched a joint naval drill Saturday in a fresh show of force aimed at North Korea, whose nuclear ambitions have dominated US President Donald Trump's ongoing tour of Asia. The four-day exercise in the western Pacific involves three flattops - USS Ronald Reagan, USS Nimitz and USS Theodore Roosevelt - and seven South Korean ... more
Washington (AFP) Nov 14, 2017
Senate panel debates US president's nuclear authority
United Nations, United States (AFP) Nov 14, 2017
UN condemns N. Korea for firing missiles as people starve
United Nations, United States (AFP) Nov 13, 2017
North Korea at UN warns US carriers are fueling tensions
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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
Paris (AFP) Nov 13, 2017
Watchdog warns of 'high risk' digital currency offers
Beijing (AFP) Nov 9, 2017
China's consumer price inflation accelerates in October
15,000 scientists say threats to planet now 'far worse'
Miami (AFP) Nov 13, 2017
Twenty-five years after global scientists issued a "warning to humanity" about dangers to the environment, a new update released Monday says most of the planet's problems are getting "far worse." More than 15,000 global scientists from 184 countries signed on to the letter, called the "World Scientists' Warning to Humanity: A Second Notice," published in the journal BioScience. The initi ... more
Sar-E Pol-E Zahab, Iran (AFP) Nov 14, 2017
Iran scrambles to aid victims of killer quake
Bonn (AFP) Nov 13, 2017
Climate change imperils one in four UNESCO natural sites
Berlin (AFP) Nov 10, 2017
Allianz confident for 2017 after hurricane-battered Q3
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
Activists renew push for Hong Kong independence
Hong Kong (AFP) Nov 14, 2017
Hong Kong independence activists stepped up their campaign at schools Tuesday, with the semi-autonomous city increasingly divided over signs of Beijing's growing influence. Demonstrators handed out thousands of leaflets bearing the message "only independence can defend Hong Kong and protect its people" at about a dozen campuses. Chinese President Xi Jinping warned on a visit in July any ... more
Beijing (AFP) Nov 10, 2017
Trump praises China's 'highly respected' Xi
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
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Russia posts videogame image as 'proof' US helps IS: monitor
Moscow (AFP) Nov 14, 2017
Russia's defence ministry on Tuesday posted images it said proved the US was aiding the Islamic State jihadist group in the Middle East, but social media users pointed out they included a still from a videogame. The ministry's official account said the black-and-white images were taken on November 9 near the Syria-Iraq border and provided "irrefutable proof that the US is providing cover to ... more
Hawija, Iraq (AFP) Nov 11, 2017
Mass graves holding '400 IS victims' found in Iraq
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
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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