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November 24, 2017
NUKEWARS
China slams 'wrong' US sanctions on N. Korea-tied traders



Beijing (AFP) Nov 22, 2017
China on Wednesday rejected new United States sanctions targeting Chinese traders doing business with North Korea as "wrong", stressing that it has enforced UN sanctions over Pyongyang's nuclear provocations. The Chinese companies were hit by punitive measures along with North Korean shipping interests after US President Donald Trump put Pyongyang back on a list of state sponsors of terrorism. Trump warned this week that the sanctions announcement would be the first in a series of moves over the ... read more

NUKEWARS
N. Korea calls US terror listing a 'serious provocation'
Seoul (AFP) Nov 22, 2017
North Korea condemned its US terror listing as a "serious provocation" on Wednesday, warning that sanctions would never force it to abandon its nuclear weapons programme. ... more
AEROSPACE
Massive search expands for US sailors after Philippine Sea air crash
Tokyo (AFP) Nov 23, 2017
Eight warships joined a US aircraft carrier and scores of helicopters and planes Thursday to search for three American sailors who went missing after their plane crashed in the Philippine Sea. ... more
IRAQ WARS
Iraq attacks at lowest since IS 'caliphate' declared: study
Baghdad, Iraq (AFP) Nov 22, 2017
The number of attacks in Iraq has fallen to its lowest since the Islamic State group declared a "caliphate" in 2014, a study said Wednesday, with the jihadists reduced to scraps of territory. ... more
FLOATING STEEL
Argentina says abnormal noise heard after sub's last contact as hopes fade
Mar Del Plata, Argentina (AFP) Nov 23, 2017
Argentina's navy said Wednesday it was investigating an unusual noise detected in the South Atlantic hours after it last communicated with a missing submarine, but refused to confirm whether it indicated an explosion. ... more
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TERROR WARS
NATO welcomes Mladic war crimes verdict
Brussels (AFP) Nov 22, 2017
NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg on Wednesday hailed the war crimes verdict against former Bosnian Serbian commander Ratko Mladic as a victory for the rule of law. ... more
WAR REPORT
Syria opposition meets in Riyadh under pressure to compromise
Riyadh (AFP) Nov 22, 2017
Syrian opposition figures met in Saudi Arabia on Wednesday in a bid to form an overhauled delegation to peace talks that analysts say may be more willing to compromise on key demands. ... more
TERROR WARS
Iran's supreme leader hails end of IS 'tumour'
Tehran (AFP) Nov 22, 2017
Iran's supreme leader has praised his country's contribution to the fight against the Islamic State group, saying it had helped destroy a "tumour" created by the United States and its allies. ... more
GPS NEWS
DARPA digging for ideas to revolutionize subterranean mapping
Washington DC (SPX) Nov 23, 2017
Subterranean warfare-whether involving human-made tunnels, underground urban infrastructure, or natural cave networks-has been an element of U.S. military operations from World War II and Vietnam to ... more
TECH SPACE
Booming life for 'PUBG' death-match computer game
Oakland, United States (AFP) Nov 22, 2017
Scores of virtual warriors faced off in a Hunger Games-style death match in a massive, real-world eSports matchup of upstart shooter game "PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds." ... more
MILTECH
Marines roll out new anti-tank weapon system
Washington (UPI) Nov 22, 2017
The U.S. Marine Corps Systems Command announced Wednesday that they have begun rolling out new upgraded Light Armored Vehicle Anti-Tank, or LAV-AT, weapon systems to its fleet Marine force. ... more


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FLOATING STEEL
BAE contracted for fitting-out, post-shakedown efforts for Portland, Murtha LPDs
Washington (UPI) Nov 22, 2017
BAE Systems San Diego Ship Repair Inc. has been awarded a modified contract to complete the fitting out availability process for the USS Portland LPD-27, a San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship for the U.S. Navy. ... more
IRAQ WARS
'Child marriage' bill stirs outrage in Iraq
Baghdad (AFP) Nov 23, 2017
A proposal in Iraq's parliament to scrap the minimum age for Muslim girls to marry has stirred outrage among critics who view it as a licence "to rape children". ... more
THE STANS
Malaysia arrests Uighur escapee from Thailand
Kuala Lumpur (AFP) Nov 23, 2017
Malaysian authorities have arrested a Uighur Muslim man from China who was part of a group who made a dramatic escape from an immigration detention centre in Thailand, police said Thursday. ... more
WAR REPORT
RSF urges release of UK journalist held by IS for 5 years
London (AFP) Nov 22, 2017
Media rights watchdog Reporters Without Borders called on Wednesday for renewed efforts to secure the release of British photojournalist John Cantlie held by the Islamic State group on the fifth anniversary of his kidnapping. ... more



US Scrambles to Assemble Space-Based Missile Defense System
Washington DC (Sputnik) Nov 20, 2017
The latest version of the US' fiscal year 2018 appropriations bill designates more funding to a space-based ballistic missile defense (BMD) capability, according to a new report. Lawmakers envision developing a space-based sensor layer to detect incoming intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) as well as an interceptor to neutralize threats, C4ISRNet reported November 16. The intercept ... more
Washington (UPI) Nov 8, 2017
Boeing meets 2017 ballistic missile defense installation goal early
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
State Dept. approves potential missile sale to Poland
Washington (UPI) Nov 20, 2017
The State Department has approved a potential foreign military sale to Poland for an Integrated Air and Missile Defense Battle Command System with Raytheon, Northrop Grumman, and Lockheed-Martin being tapped to provide the services. The deal, announced Friday by the Defense Security Cooperation Agency, is worth $10.5 billion and requires Congressional approval before the contract is fin ... more
Washington (UPI) Nov 21, 2017
State Dept. approves potential Javelin missile sale to Georgia
Washington (UPI) Nov 16, 2017
Raytheon awarded contract for Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile program
Washington (UPI) Nov 14, 2017
Lockheed Martin to test AGM-158 JASSM
Drone Race: Human Versus Artificial Intelligence
Pasadena CA (JPL) Nov 23, 2017
Drone racing is a high-speed sport demanding instinctive reflexes - but humans won't be the only competitors for long. Researchers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, put their work to the test recently. Timing laps through a twisting obstacle course, they raced drones controlled by artificial intelligence (A.I.) against a professional human pilot. The race, ... more
Washington (AFP) Nov 17, 2017
Pentagon steps up Somalia drone strikes
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.
US Navy accepts 5th MUOS Satellite for global military cellular network
Point Mugu CA (SPX) Nov 17, 2017
The U.S. Navy's Communications Satellite Program Office, PMW 146, and Lockheed Martin handed over full operational control of the fifth Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) satellite to the Naval Satellite Operations Center (NAVSOC). The October 11 milestone followed the successful completion of the MUOS-5 satellite's on-orbit testing and delivery of all operational products needed to "fly" ... more
Luxembourg (SPX) Nov 03, 2017
SES GS Awarded US Government Satellite Solutions Contract
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
Marines roll out new anti-tank weapon system
Washington (UPI) Nov 22, 2017
The U.S. Marine Corps Systems Command announced Wednesday that they have begun rolling out new upgraded Light Armored Vehicle Anti-Tank, or LAV-AT, weapon systems to its fleet Marine force. The program office achieved its initial operational goals in September by completing field tests for four upgraded LAV-ATs with 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, which is based out of Marin ... more
Washington (UPI) Nov 20, 2017
Saab to supply South African forces with field kitchens
(UPI) Nov 9, 2017
Raytheon, Saab to develop improved shoulder-launched weapon systems
Washington (UPI) Nov 1, 2017
MBDA Inc. to produce parts for Small Diameter Bomb
Congress sends $700 bn defense bill for Trump's signature
Washington (AFP) Nov 16, 2017
The US Congress on Thursday overwhelmingly authorized $700 billion in national defense spending for next year, a substantial increase over Donald Trump's request, and sent the measure to the president for his signature. The National Defense Authorization Act of 2018 is a negotiated compromise between the two chambers of Congress. The Senate passed it Thursday on a unanimous voice vote, two d ... more
Washington (UPI) Oct 26, 2017
Lockheed, Navantia renew collaborative agreement
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
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US soldiers removed from W. House detail amid probe: report
Washington (AFP) Nov 22, 2017
Military investigators are probing whether three soldiers who worked in the White House had "improper contact" with foreign women on President Donald Trump's recent Asia trip, The Washington Post reported Tuesday. Officials familiar with the situation told the Post that the three non-commissioned officers allegedly broke a curfew during Trump's Vietnam visit. The service members had been ... more
Paris (AFP) Nov 20, 2017
France on a mission to restore lost Middle East clout
Vatican City (AFP) Nov 21, 2017
Forbidden City and Vatican try 'art diplomacy'
Istanbul (AFP) Nov 17, 2017
NATO sorry after Erdogan pulls troops over Norway incident
Manganese dioxide shows potential in micromotors
Joensuu, Finland (SPX) Nov 17, 2017
Manganese dioxide could make the preparation of micromotors increasingly cost-effective, opening up new avenues for their use, according to a new study from the University of Eastern Finland. Synthetic micromotors are tiny particles with dimensions less than the diameter of a human hair. Micromotors can undergo an autonomous motion in liquid environments, which can be driven by various mea ... more
Moscow, Russia (SPX) Nov 15, 2017
Promising sensors for submarines, mines and spacecraft
Washington DC (SPX) Nov 14, 2017
Better, bolder printing with silicon nanostructures
Beijing, China (SPX) Nov 14, 2017
Practical superconducting nanowire single photon detector highly efficient
Iraq attacks at lowest since IS 'caliphate' declared: study
Baghdad, Iraq (AFP) Nov 22, 2017
The number of attacks in Iraq has fallen to its lowest since the Islamic State group declared a "caliphate" in 2014, a study said Wednesday, with the jihadists reduced to scraps of territory. "Non-state armed group attacks and resulting fatalities represented the lowest monthly totals since the formation of the Islamic State and the declaration of the caliphate in June 2014, highlighting the ... more
Kirkuk, Iraq (AFP) Nov 21, 2017
Suicide car bomb kills 24 in town north of Baghdad
Baghdad (AFP) Nov 23, 2017
'Child marriage' bill stirs outrage in Iraq
Washington (AFP) Nov 22, 2017
US Blackwater guard in 2007 Baghdad shooting to face new trial
North Korean ICBM program runs into major roadblock at reentry
Seoul (Sputnik) Nov 20, 2017
The South Korean foreign intelligence service has reported that North Korea's intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) program has hit a snag, as the communist country has run into difficulty developing reliable atmospheric re-entry technology that would allow their missile to return from Earth's orbit. The report came from the National Intelligence Service (NIS), who met behind closed do ... more
Beijing (AFP) Nov 20, 2017
Chinese envoy ends N.Korea trip
Seoul (AFP) Nov 22, 2017
Dramatic footage shows N. Korea defector's border dash
Washington (AFP) Nov 22, 2017
New US sanctions on North Korea ships, Chinese traders
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Got a spare $71m? How about a single Hong Kong apartment?
Hong Kong (AFP) Nov 21, 2017
Home may be where the heart is, but in Hong Kong it comes at a record price - more than $71 million for a single apartment. A well-heeled buyer snapped up two adjacent mountain-top pads - each more than 4,000 square feet (370 square metres) - for an eye-watering combined price of US$149.1 million. The smaller of the two properties closed at $71.7 million, making it Asia's most expensi ... more
Manila (AFP) Nov 20, 2017
Philippines offers China chance to run third telecom service
Washington (UPI) Oct 20, 2017
Studies suggests link between testosterone, stock market instability
Dushanbe, Tajikistan (AFP) Nov 17, 2017
China to build $1.6 bn aluminium plant in Tajikistan
Network Innovations Delivers Hurricane Relief Via Satellite
McLean, VA (SPX) Nov 17, 2017
The recent hurricanes that hit Florida, Texas and Puerto Rico once again spotlighted the frailty of terrestrial communications services. Hurricane-force winds in the Florida Keys and Houston brought trees down on utility lines carrying telephone and Internet service and knocked out cell phone towers, while Hurricane Maria completely destroyed the terrestrial communications infrastructure of Puer ... more
San Juan (AFP) Nov 18, 2017
Head of Puerto Rico power authority resigns
Seoul (AFP) Nov 23, 2017
South Korea quiet for quake-delayed college entrance exam
Athens (AFP) Nov 22, 2017
Aid groups urge Greece to improve refugee camps before winter
China plans for nuclear-powered interplanetary capacity by 2040
Beijing (XNA) Nov 19, 2017
China is expected to achieve a "major breakthrough" in nuclear-powered space shuttles around 2040, according to a report issued by China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation on Thursday. The achievement will be able to support large-scale exploration and development of space resources, and make mining on asteroids and space solar power plants possible, said the report, which outlin ... more
Beijing (Sputnik) Nov 16, 2017
China plans first sea based launch by 2018
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
Secrets and wives: Gay Chinese hide behind 'sham marriage'
Shenyang, China (AFP) Nov 21, 2017
When Xiaoxiong and her lesbian lover wanted to hide their relationship from their parents, they decided to find men willing to marry them. They had a specific type in mind: Gay. Searching out suitors for such a marriage of convenience proved difficult, so she created an online matchmaking forum to help others like her conform with family and societal pressures in China, where same-sex marria ... more
Beijing (AFP) Nov 22, 2017
Three dead, six wounded in rare shooting in China
Beijing (AFP) Nov 21, 2017
Chinese human rights lawyers jailed for two years
Shenyang, China (AFP) Nov 21, 2017
Secrets and wives: Gay Chinese hide behind 'sham marriage'
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NATO welcomes Mladic war crimes verdict
Brussels (AFP) Nov 22, 2017
NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg on Wednesday hailed the war crimes verdict against former Bosnian Serbian commander Ratko Mladic as a victory for the rule of law. Mladic, dubbed the "Butcher of Bosnia", was sentenced to life in jail by UN judges in the Hague after being found guilty of 10 counts including genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity committed during the 1992-1995 war in the ... more
Tehran (AFP) Nov 22, 2017
Iran's supreme leader hails end of IS 'tumour'
Tehran (AFP) Nov 21, 2017
Iran declares 'victory' over IS
Washington DC (SPX) Nov 20, 2017
Nature's Silent Sentinels Could Help Detect Security Threats
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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