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November 16, 2017
UAV NEWS
Lockheed Martin Integrates New Engine for Fury Unmanned Air Vehicle



Dubai UAE (SPX) Nov 16, 2017
Fury, the expeditionary, runway-independent unmanned air vehicle (UAV) now has engine updates that will further increase its flight endurance, Lockheed Martin announced Wednesday. With the integration of the 1803 engine into the platform, engineering tests performed by the company indicate that Fury will be able to stay in the air for 15 continuous hours, making it one of the highest endurance unmanned systems in its class. "We've engineered Fury to bring the flight endurance and other advan ... read more

UAV NEWS
Alpha Unmanned Systems teams with Sightec for image stabilization and object tracking.
Madrid, Spain (SPX) Nov 16, 2017
Alpha Unmanned Systems, manufacturer of the gasoline-powered helicopter UAV known as the Alpha 800, has signed a technology partnership with Sightec, an Israeli developer of pioneering video image s ... more
TECH SPACE
China maintains reign over world supercomputer rankings
Beijing (AFP) Nov 14, 2017
China now has more high-performance supercomputers than ever before, again besting the United States in global rankings, a supercomputer tracking organisation said. ... more
SPACEWAR
Germany to Spend $465Mln on New Spy Satellites
Moscow (Sputnik) Nov 16, 2017
Airbus and OHB have submitted bids for the construction of satellites for the German Federal Intelligence Service's new satellite program. The German parliament's Budget Committee gave the gre ... more
SPACEWAR
The US Space Corps is Dead: Long Live the US Space Corps!
Washington DC (Sputnik) Nov 16, 2017
The US House and the Senate Armed Services Committee have together adopted a proposed $700 billion military spending deal, significantly boosting weapon buys, but dropping the idea of creating an Am ... more
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SPACEWAR
SpaceX to Launch Secret Zuma Spacecraft for Unknown US Government Agency
Washington DC (Sputnik) Nov 16, 2017
Elon Musk's private space exploration firm, SpaceX, is planning to launch a secretive US government satellite known as Zuma into space Thursday night. Zuma will take off attached to a Falcon 9 ... more
CYBER WARS
More governments manipulate media with 'bots,' trolls: study
Washington (AFP) Nov 16, 2017
More governments are following the lead of Russia and China by manipulating social media and suppressing dissent online in a grave threat to democracy, a human rights watchdog said Tuesday. ... more
NUKEWARS
Trump defends Asia trip, vows 'maximum pressure' on N.Korea
Washington (AFP) Nov 16, 2017
US President Donald Trump hit back at critics of his recent Asia trip and vowed a global campaign of "maximum pressure" on North Korea Wednesday, warning Pyongyang will not subject the world to "nuclear blackmail." ... more
NUKEWARS
N. Korea defector in serious condition from gunshot wounds
Seoul (AFP) Nov 15, 2017
A North Korean soldier shot multiple times while fleeing to the South in a rare and dramatic defection has had a second round of surgery but remains in a serious condition, his doctor said Wednesday. ... more
SUPERPOWERS
Duterte says Philippines owes China 'debt of gratitude'
Manila (AFP) Nov 15, 2017
The Philippines owes China a "debt of gratitude" over a donation of arms to fight pro-Islamic State militants, President Rodrigo Duterte said Wednesday, in another sign of warming ties. ... more
TERROR WARS
Algeria minister says region under threat after IS defeats
Cairo (AFP) Nov 15, 2017
Algerian Foreign Minister Abdelkader Messahel said Wednesday that North Africa is under threat from foreign fighters escaping the Islamic State jihadist group's defeats in Iraq and Syria. ... more


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AEROSPACE
British-built Hawk training jets to be maintained by BAE
Washington (UPI) Nov 15, 2017
London-based BAE Systems Ltd. announced an agreement on Wednesday to maintain and support Hawk training planes in the United Arab Emirates. ... more
AEROSPACE
Bell-Boeing to provide V-22 support to Japan
Washington (UPI) Nov 16, 2017
Bell-Boeing JPO has been contracted for "field representative and logistic support services" to support the V-22 aircraft for the government of Japan. ... more
FLOATING STEEL
BAE awarded contract to repair, modernize USS Tortuga
Washington (UPI) Nov 15, 2017
BAE Systems Norfolk Ship Repair has been awarded $139.8 million to repair and modernize the USS Tortuga LSD-46, a Whidbey Island-class dock landing ship. ... more
MISSILE NEWS
Raytheon sale of AMRAAMs to Norway approved by State Department
Washington (UPI) Nov 15, 2017
The State Department announced Wednesday the possible foreign military sale of 60 Raytheon-produced AIM-120 C-7 Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missiles, or AMRAAM, and four AMRAAM guidance section spares to the government of Norway. ... 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
Washington (UPI) Nov 15, 2017
Raytheon sale of AMRAAMs to Norway approved by State Department
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
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
Dubai UAE (SPX) Nov 16, 2017
Lockheed Martin Integrates New Engine for Fury Unmanned Air Vehicle
Madrid, Spain (SPX) Nov 16, 2017
Alpha Unmanned Systems teams with Sightec for image stabilization and object tracking.
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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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. The "One Belt, One Road" initiative, unveiled by Xi in 2013, envisages linking China with Africa, Asia and Europe through a network of ports, railways, ... more
Manila (AFP) Nov 14, 2017
Trump says Philippines vital for military reasons
Manila (AFP) Nov 15, 2017
Duterte says Philippines owes China 'debt of gratitude'
Hanoi (AFP) Nov 13, 2017
Vietnam and China agree to avoid conflicts in S. China Sea
Promising sensors for submarines, mines and spacecraft
Moscow, Russia (SPX) Nov 15, 2017
Researchers from the Physics Department of Moscow State University and their colleagues have discovered a mechanism that allows gas sensors, based on nanocrystalline metal oxides, to work at room temperature. This invention will raise the efficiency of environmental monitoring at nuclear power plants, on submarines and spacecrafts. The discovery was reported in Scientific Reports. Scientis ... more
Beijing, China (SPX) Nov 14, 2017
Practical superconducting nanowire single photon detector highly efficient
Washington DC (SPX) Nov 14, 2017
Better, bolder printing with silicon nanostructures
Washington DC (SPX) Nov 09, 2017
Subset of carbon nanotubes poses cancer risk similar to asbestos in mice
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
Seoul (AFP) Nov 15, 2017
N. Korea defector in serious condition from gunshot wounds
United Nations, United States (AFP) Nov 14, 2017
UN condemns N. Korea for firing missiles as people starve
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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
Strasbourg, France (AFP) Nov 15, 2017
EU parliament toughens law to limit cheap Chinese imports
Paris (AFP) Nov 13, 2017
Watchdog warns of 'high risk' digital currency offers
Seoul (AFP) Nov 14, 2017
IMF raises 2017 growth outlook for South Korea
Dimming Sun's rays to cool planet will affect storms too: study
Bonn (AFP) Nov 14, 2017
Injecting billions of reflective particles into the stratosphere could help cool an overheating planet, but would also alter the intensity of tropical storms, researchers said Tuesday. Depending on the hemisphere in which such aerosols are released, hurricanes in the North Atlantic would become weaker or stronger, they reported in Nature Communications. Moreover, efforts to engineer lo ... more
Miami (AFP) Nov 13, 2017
15,000 scientists say threats to planet now 'far worse'
Sar-E Pol-E Zahab, Iran (AFP) Nov 14, 2017
Iran scrambles to aid victims of killer quake
New York (AFP) Nov 14, 2017
Sandy Hook families renew legal push against gun maker
China plans first sea based launch by 2018
Beijing (Sputnik) Nov 16, 2017
China is expected to complete its first sea launch for commercial payloads in 2018, said Yang Baohua, vice general manager of China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASTC). Yang made the remarks at an annual academic conference on space science held from November 1 to 2 in Beijing. The service will also be provided in other regions in addition to its four major sites in Jiuqu ... more
Beijing (XNA) Nov 02, 2017
China's reusable spacecraft to be launched in 2020
Beijing (XNA) Oct 23, 2017
Space will see Communist loyalty: Chinese astronaut
Beijing (XNA) Oct 02, 2017
China launches three satellites
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 15, 2017
China tells 'aunties' to dance away from cemeteries
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
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Algeria minister says region under threat after IS defeats
Cairo (AFP) Nov 15, 2017
Algerian Foreign Minister Abdelkader Messahel said Wednesday that North Africa is under threat from foreign fighters escaping the Islamic State jihadist group's defeats in Iraq and Syria. Messahel spoke at a news conference in Cairo after a meeting with his Egyptian and Tunisian counterparts, Sameh Shoukry and Khemaies Jhinaoui, over Libya. The Islamic State rose to prominence in the cha ... more
Moscow (AFP) Nov 14, 2017
Russia posts videogame image as 'proof' US helps IS: monitor
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'
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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