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November 29, 2017
NUKEWARS
N. Korea claims nuclear statehood with US in missile strike range



Seoul (AFP) Nov 29, 2017
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said Wednesday his country had achieved full nuclear statehood after successfully testing a new missile capable of hitting anywhere in the United States. The intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) launch snapped a two-month pause in testing by the North and poses a new challenge to US President Donald Trump who has vowed such a capability "won't happen". North Korean state television brought out Ri Chun-Hee, a senior broadcaster who only appears for significant ... read more

NUKEWARS
What now for 'nuclear' North Korea?
Seoul (AFP) Nov 29, 2017
North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un declared his country had achieved its long-cherished goal of full-fledged nuclear statehood after successfully testing a new type of intercontinental ballistic missile on Wednesday. ... more
NUKEWARS
DPRK Missile Launch: Frequency over Amplitude
Sydney, Australia (SPX) Nov 29, 2017
Wednesday's early morning North Korean missile launch was a rude awakening, but another predictable step in North Korea's military strategy. The missile did not fly as far (horizontally) as some rec ... more
SUPERPOWERS
US vows to help Europe repel Russian aggression
Washington (AFP) Nov 28, 2017
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson re-committed the United States to opposing Moscow's "aggression" against its neighbors Tuesday and vowed to help Europe wean itself off Russian oil and gas. ... more
NUKEWARS
UN Security Council faces calls for more N.Korea sanctions
United Nations, United States (AFP) Nov 29, 2017
The UN Security Council will hold an urgent meeting Wednesday to discuss North Korea's latest ballistic missile launch and calls from the United States for more sanctions on Pyongyang. ... more
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NUKEWARS
China permits limited tours to S. Korea as relations warm
Beijing (AFP) Nov 28, 2017
China is resuming limited tour group travel to South Korea, a sign of warming relations which were strained by Seoul's installation of a US missile defence system. ... more
NUKEWARS
With N.Korea missile reach global, focus falls on defenses
Washington (AFP) Nov 28, 2017
North Korea's latest rocket launch saw it shoot an intercontinental ballistic missile higher than ever before, prompting US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis to warn that Pyongyang could soon threaten "everywhere in the world." ... more
NUKEWARS
N. Korea tests ICBM in fresh challenge to Trump
Seoul (AFP) Nov 29, 2017
North Korea on Wednesday test-fired a missile that could bring the entire continental United States within range, ramping up its nuclear strike threat in a major challenge to President Donald Trump. ... more
MILPLEX
British PM May embarks on visit to Saudi Arabia, Jordan
London (AFP) Nov 28, 2017
Prime Minister Theresa May left London late Tuesday for a three-day visit to the Middle East, where she will meet Saudi and Jordanian leaders in a bid to bolster regional ties. ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE
Russia loses contact with satellite after launch from new spaceport
Vostochny, Russia (AFP) Nov 28, 2017
Russia said it had lost contact Tuesday with a weather satellite just hours after it was launched from its Vostochny cosmodrome, in only the second rocket liftoff from the new spaceport. ... more
NUKEWARS
Greenpeace sounds alarm on nuclear safety with new break-in
Paris (AFP) Nov 28, 2017
A group of Greenpeace activists broke into a French nuclear plant on Tuesday and scaled the walls of a building containing spent nuclear fuel to highlight security shortcomings at the facility. ... more


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AEROSPACE
Indian aerospace behemoth reveals why Indo-Russia FGFA is highly feasible
New Delhi (Sputnik) Nov 29, 2017
Any new fighter jet procurement deal by Indian Air Force would require the foreign vendor to set up a production line in India - a time taking process. In this backdrop, HAL's claim that it can imme ... more
MISSILE NEWS
Orbital ATK to support next-step development of anti-radiation missiles
Washington (UPI) Nov 28, 2017
Orbital ATK Inc., has been awarded a modified contract for engineering studies and service support for the development of Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missiles, or AARGM, an upgrade to the AGM-88 HARM systems. ... more
INTERNET SPACE
US regulator says Silicon Valley is threat to internet
Washington (AFP) Nov 28, 2017
A top US regulator, defending an effort to roll back so-called "net neutrality" rules, said Tuesday that large internet platforms represent the biggest threat to online freedom because they routinely block "content they don't like." ... more
AEROSPACE
Lockheed awarded $37.7M contract for F-35 software conversions
Washington (UPI) Nov 28, 2017
Lockheed Martin has been awarded a modified contract for software conversions for structure and system data sets in support of the F-35 joint strike fighter. ... more



Israel mounts Iron Dome battery on warship: military
Jerusalem (AFP) Nov 27, 2017
Israel mounted a battery of its Iron Dome anti-missile system on a warship Monday, as the vaunted rocket interceptor went operational at sea for the first time, senior officers said. Israel Air Force Brigadier General Zvika Haimovitch said the battery fitted to the corvette Lahav underwent a successful "live-fire test" and would be a valuable asset in securing offshore natural gas fields. ... more
Moscow (Sputnik) Nov 27, 2017
Russia test-fires new interceptor missile
Sunnyvale CA (SPX) Nov 29, 2017
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Washington DC (Sputnik) Nov 20, 2017
US Scrambles to Assemble Space-Based Missile Defense System
Orbital ATK to support next-step development of anti-radiation missiles
Washington (UPI) Nov 28, 2017
Orbital ATK Inc., has been awarded a modified contract for engineering studies and service support for the development of Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missiles, or AARGM, an upgrade to the AGM-88 HARM systems. The deal, announced Monday by the Department of Defense, is worth more than $32.9 million under a cost-plus-fixed fee contract, which is a cost-reimbursement deal where the fee ... more
Washington (UPI) Nov 21, 2017
State Dept. approves potential Javelin missile sale to Georgia
Washington (UPI) Nov 20, 2017
State Dept. approves potential missile sale to Poland
Washington (UPI) Nov 16, 2017
Raytheon awarded contract for Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile program
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
Artificial muscles give 'superpower' to robots
Miami (AFP) Nov 27, 2017
Inspired by the folding technique of origami, US researchers said Monday they have crafted cheap, artificial muscles for robots that give them the power to lift up to 1,000 times their own weight. The advance offers a leap forward in the field of soft robotics, which is fast replacing an older generation of robots that were jerky and rigid in their movements, researchers say. "It's like ... more
Washington (UPI) Nov 22, 2017
Marines roll out new anti-tank weapon system
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
British PM May embarks on visit to Saudi Arabia, Jordan
London (AFP) Nov 28, 2017
Prime Minister Theresa May left London late Tuesday for a three-day visit to the Middle East, where she will meet Saudi and Jordanian leaders in a bid to bolster regional ties. The British leader will hold talks on issues including Qatar and Yemen with Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, before heading to Jordan for meetings with King Abdullah II and Prime Minister Hani Mulki. ... more
Athens (AFP) Nov 27, 2017
Greek PM defends controversial Saudi arms sale
Washington (AFP) Nov 16, 2017
Congress sends $700 bn defense bill for Trump's signature
Washington (UPI) Oct 26, 2017
Lockheed, Navantia renew collaborative agreement
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Australia calls for US engagement in region amid China rise
Sydney (AFP) Nov 23, 2017
Australia warned on Thursday against American disengagement from Asia at a time of rising Chinese power as traditional US allies grow nervous about President Donald Trump's isolationist tilt. In a major Foreign Policy White Paper - the first to be issued by the Australian government in 13 years - Canberra outlined its approach to the "Indo-Pacific" region amid "changing power balances". ... more
Washington (AFP) Nov 28, 2017
US vows to help Europe repel Russian aggression
Budapest (AFP) Nov 27, 2017
Chinese premier offers billions more to EEurope
Beijing (AFP) Nov 24, 2017
From Myanmar to Zimbabwe, China's global footprint grows
Ceria nanoparticles: It is the surface that matters
Karlsruher, Germany (SPX) ov 27, 2017
Exhaust gas cleaning of passenger cars, power generation from sunlight, or water splitting: In the future, these and other applications may profit from new findings relating to ceria. At Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), scientists have studied ceria nanoparticles with the help of probe molecules and a complex ultrahigh vacuum-infrared measurement system and obtained partly surprising new ... more
Washington DC (SPX) Nov 27, 2017
Semiconducting carbon nanotubes can reduce noise in interconnects
Joensuu, Finland (SPX) Nov 17, 2017
Manganese dioxide shows potential in micromotors
Moscow, Russia (SPX) Nov 15, 2017
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Suicide bombers kill 11 in Iraq attack claimed by IS
Baghdad (AFP) Nov 27, 2017
Two suicide bombers blew themselves up at a market on Baghdad's outskirts Monday, leaving 11 people dead, a security official said, in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group. "Five suicide bombers attacked a market and shops in the Nahrawan area" east of the Iraqi capital, a police captain told AFP. "The police killed three of them but the other two blew themselves up" killing 11 c ... more
Baghdad (AFP) Nov 28, 2017
Iraqis throng to Picasso in Baghdad
Baghdad (AFP) Nov 24, 2017
Baghdad cafe marks 100 years as intellectual hub
Baghdad (AFP) Nov 24, 2017
Iraq to resume paying war reparations to Kuwait
UN Security Council faces calls for more N.Korea sanctions
United Nations, United States (AFP) Nov 29, 2017
The UN Security Council will hold an urgent meeting Wednesday to discuss North Korea's latest ballistic missile launch and calls from the United States for more sanctions on Pyongyang. The United States, Japan and South Korea requested the meeting to address Pyongyang's launch of what appeared to be an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) which Japan said probably fell within its exclus ... more
Paris (AFP) Nov 28, 2017
Greenpeace sounds alarm on nuclear safety with new break-in
Sydney, Australia (SPX) Nov 29, 2017
DPRK Missile Launch: Frequency over Amplitude
Washington (AFP) Nov 28, 2017
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In Ireland, Brexit border risk awakens ghosts of the Troubles
Belfast (AFP) Nov 28, 2017
During the worst of the Troubles, this wedge of north Belfast was "Murder Mile", a neighbourhood which crystalized the Northern Ireland conflict pitting Catholic nationalists against Protestant loyalists. It is in the heart of the scarred district that Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney sits in a community centre, warning in measured terms that the fallout of Britain's leaving the EU is no ... more
Washington (AFP) Nov 28, 2017
Fresh US probe of Chinese aluminum imports ups ante with Beijing
Ottawa (AFP) Nov 27, 2017
Canada PM Trudeau aims to boost trade on China trip
Paris (AFP) Nov 24, 2017
Europe embraces Black Friday sales with some reservations
Seven 'trapped' after cargo ships collide off south China
Beijing (AFP) Nov 28, 2017
Five people have been rescued after two cargo ships collided off the coast of China's southern Guangdong province, but seven crew members are still "trapped" inside a cabin, state media said Tuesday. The five rescued from a sunken ship cabin on Tuesday afternoon told rescue staff that the other seven were trapped inside and still alive, the official Xinhua news agency reported. The colli ... more
Washington (UPI) Nov 27, 2017
Army contracts for temporary electricity for Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands
Yangon (AFP) Nov 27, 2017
Myanmar has 'no religious discrimination', army chief tells Pope
Washington (AFP) Nov 28, 2017
Iraqi bishop urges US aid for frontline community
Nation 'leads world' in remote sensing technology
Beijing (XNA) Nov 27, 2017
China is now the world leader in remote sensing technologies for scientific purposes and is able to provide an unprecedented amount of data to support research and development for the world, officials said on Tuesday. Remote sensing refers to aerial or satellite-based technologies to detect and measure objects on Earth's surface, atmosphere and oceans. On Tuesday, the Ministry of Sci ... more
Beijing (XNA) Nov 19, 2017
China plans for nuclear-powered interplanetary capacity by 2040
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
Different strokes: Taiwan's creative campaign for traditional characters
Taipei (AFP) Nov 27, 2017
As a growing number of people around the world learn simplified Chinese instead of the more complicated traditional characters, young creatives in Taiwan are fighting to promote what they fear will become a dying art. Introduced by the Chinese Communist Party in the 1950s to boost literacy, the simplified version of the script uses fewer strokes and is now the predominant writing system in ... more
Beijing (AFP) Nov 28, 2017
Chinese general kills himself after facing graft probe
Shanghai (AFP) Nov 28, 2017
Shanghai schools fly the flag for China's next generation
Shenyang, China (AFP) Nov 21, 2017
Secrets and wives: Gay Chinese hide behind 'sham marriage'
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US coalition conduct 11 strikes on ISIS over Thanksgiving weekend
Washington (UPI) Nov 27, 2017
Pentagon officials said Monday that U.S. and coalition military forces conducted 11 strikes on the so-called Islamic State, which consisted of 36 engagements, over the Thanksgiving weekend. The Department of Defense reports that the most recent strikes took place on Nov. 24 and 25, and the results of the strikes are based on initial reports. Pentagon officials also reported previ ... more
Cairo (AFP) Nov 25, 2017
Egypt mourns 235 victims of Sinai mosque attack
Riyadh (AFP) Nov 26, 2017
Saudi vows new Islamic alliance 'will wipe terrorists from the earth'
Brussels (AFP) Nov 22, 2017
NATO welcomes Mladic war crimes verdict
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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