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November 30, 2017
MISSILE DEFENSE
US believes it can defend against N. Korea missiles, for now



Washington (AFP) Nov 29, 2017
The US military remains confident it can - at least for the moment - protect against any North Korean missile threat, a US official said Wednesday after Pyongyang tested a new rocket type. North Korea earlier launched a previously unseen intercontinental ballistic missile, which it called a Hwasong 15 and claimed was capable of carrying a "super-large heavy warhead" to any target in the continental United States. US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has said the missile flew higher than any other f ... read more

NUKEWARS
US threatens to 'utterly destroy' N. Korea regime
United Nations, United States (AFP) Nov 30, 2017
The United States on Wednesday warned that North Korea's leadership will be "utterly destroyed" if war breaks out as it called on countries to cut all diplomatic and trade ties with North Korea - including Chinese oil shipments to Pyongyang. ... more
NUKEWARS
N. Korea claims nuclear statehood with US in missile range
Seoul (AFP) Nov 29, 2017
North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un said his country had achieved full nuclear statehood on Wednesday after a groundbreaking missile test, in a challenge to US President Donald Trump who responded with promises of "major sanctions". ... more
NUKEWARS
Could North Korea's ICBM test open a door to US talks?
Washington (AFP) Nov 29, 2017
North Korea's development of a missile capable of hitting the United States could present an opening for dialogue, some experts argue, if Washington can accept Pyongyang as a nuclear power. ... more
NUKEWARS
China voices 'grave concern' over N. Korea missile test, urges talks
Beijing (AFP) Nov 29, 2017
China on Wednesday voiced "grave concern" over North Korea's test of a missile capable of striking anywhere in the United States and called for talks to peacefully resolve the nuclear crisis. ... more
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NUKEWARS
US calls for isolation of NKorea after missile test
United Nations, United States (AFP) Nov 29, 2017
The United States on Wednesday called on the international community to cut all diplomatic and trade ties with North Korea - including Chinese oil shipments to Pyongyang after a groundbreaking missile test by the pariah regime. ... more
MILPLEX
Britain's May in Riyadh after surprise Baghdad visit
Riyadh (AFP) Nov 29, 2017
British Prime Minister Theresa May landed in Riyadh Wednesday for talks with the Saudi king and crown prince, with Yemen's brewing humanitarian crisis and the kingdom's sweeping reforms topping her agenda. ... more
WAR REPORT
UN calls for 'real progress' at Syria peace talks
Geneva (AFP) Nov 29, 2017
Difficult negotiations on ending the devastating civil war in Syria began in earnest in Geneva on Wednesday after a government delegation arrived, with the UN mediator urging all sides to aim for "real progress". ... more
CYBER WARS
The ultimate defense against hackers may be just a few atoms thick
Brooklyn NY (SPX) Nov 30, 2017
The next generation of electronic hardware security may be at hand as researchers at New York University Tandon School of Engineering introduce a new class of unclonable cybersecurity security primi ... more
THE STANS
Turkey claims over 80 'terrorists' killed in northern Iraq
Ankara (AFP) Nov 29, 2017
The Turkish armed forces on Wednesday claimed to have killed over 80 "terrorists" after air strikes on Kurdish militant positions in northern Iraq. ... more
SUPERPOWERS
Turkish police move to arrest 333 soldiers over Gulen links
Istanbul (AFP) Nov 29, 2017
Turkish police have launched raids in 49 cities to detain over 300 soldiers accused of links to the group blamed for last year's attempted coup, state media reported Wednesday. ... more


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MISSILE NEWS
Poland to buy AMRAAMs, HIMARS systems from U.S.
Washington (UPI) Nov 29, 2017
The State Department has approved possible foreign military sales to Poland for High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems and AIM-120C-7 Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missiles as NATO continues to bolster Poland's defense arsenal - a move that Russia says undermines regional security. ... more
SPACEMART
UK space launch program receives funding boost from Westminster
London, UK (SPX) Nov 28, 2017
A 50 million pound programme to enable new satellite launch services and low gravity spaceflights from UK spaceports will boost the economy and inspire the next generation of scientists and engineer ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE
Russia to build launch pad for super heavy-lift carrier by 2028
Moscow (Sputnik) Nov 29, 2017
The development of the Vostochny Cosmodrome will reduce Russia's dependency on Kazakhstan's Baikonur spaceport, which it is leasing until 2050. Russia plans to build a launch pad for its "supe ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE
Mechanisms are critical to all space vehicles
Bethesda MD (SPX) Nov 28, 2017
About two years ago the National Transportation Safety Board announced its finding regarding the Virgin Galactic crash that occurred on October 31, 2014. The simple explanation was that the co-pilot ... more



SBIRS GEO Flight 4 Missile Warning Satellite ships for January launch
Sunnyvale CA (SPX) Nov 29, 2017
The U.S. Air Force and Lockheed Martin delivered the next Geosynchronous Earth Orbit (GEO) satellite for the Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS) to Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, on October 31. SBIRS enhances the military's ability to detect missile launches, supports ballistic missile defense, expands technical intelligence gathering, and bolsters situational awareness on the battle ... more
Moscow (Sputnik) Nov 27, 2017
Russia test-fires new interceptor missile
Washington (AFP) Nov 29, 2017
US believes it can defend against N. Korea missiles, for now
Jerusalem (AFP) Nov 27, 2017
Israel mounts Iron Dome battery on warship: military
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 29, 2017
Poland to buy AMRAAMs, HIMARS systems from U.S.
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
Drone photos offer faster, cheaper data on key Antarctic species
Washington DC (SPX) Nov 30, 2017
Scientists in Antarctica have demonstrated a cheaper, faster and simpler way to gauge the condition of leopard seals, which can weigh more than a half ton and reflect the health of the Antarctic ecosystem that they and a variety of commercial fisheries rely on. Instead of spending hours to pursue, catch, immobilize, and weigh the seals amid hazardous conditions on the Antarctic Peninsula, ... more
Pasadena CA (JPL) Nov 23, 2017
Drone Race: Human Versus Artificial Intelligence
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
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
Greek PM defends controversial Saudi arms sale
Athens (AFP) Nov 27, 2017
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Monday defended a controversial arms sale to Saudi Arabia which Amnesty International said should be scrapped over Riyadh's involvement in fighting in Yemen. Tsipras said there was nothing improper in the deal, which opposition parties said was poorly handled and whose fate is currently unclear. The PM, whose Syriza party has a strong pacifist backg ... more
Riyadh (AFP) Nov 29, 2017
Britain's May in Riyadh after surprise Baghdad visit
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
Istanbul (AFP) Nov 29, 2017
Turkish police move to arrest 333 soldiers over Gulen links
Budapest (AFP) Nov 27, 2017
Chinese premier offers billions more to EEurope
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
US threatens to 'utterly destroy' N. Korea regime
United Nations, United States (AFP) Nov 30, 2017
The United States on Wednesday warned that North Korea's leadership will be "utterly destroyed" if war breaks out as it called on countries to cut all diplomatic and trade ties with North Korea - including Chinese oil shipments to Pyongyang. Washington urged tough action at an emergency meeting of the Security Council called to respond to North Korea's launch of an intercontinental ballisti ... more
United Nations, United States (AFP) Nov 29, 2017
US calls for isolation of NKorea after missile test
Beijing (AFP) Nov 29, 2017
China voices 'grave concern' over N. Korea missile test, urges talks
Seoul (AFP) Nov 29, 2017
N. Korea claims nuclear statehood with US in missile range
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China warns of retaliation after fresh US trade probe
Beijing (AFP) Nov 29, 2017
China on Wednesday warned it would take the "necessary measures" to protect its businesses after the United States launched a new trade probe into China's possible aluminium dumping. The investigation into imports of aluminium sheet worth hundreds of millions of dollars a year was an unusually aggressive move by the United States. For the first time since 1991, the US Commerce Department ... more
Beijing (AFP) Nov 30, 2017
China factory activity accelerates in November
Belfast (AFP) Nov 28, 2017
In Ireland, Brexit border risk awakens ghosts of the Troubles
Washington (AFP) Nov 28, 2017
Fresh US probe of Chinese aluminum imports ups ante with Beijing
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
Beijing (AFP) Nov 29, 2017
Beijing evicts migrants onto cold streets, sparking outcry
Shanghai (AFP) Nov 28, 2017
China port city blast caused by illegal explosives: police
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
Chinese general kills himself after facing graft probe
Beijing (AFP) Nov 28, 2017
A Chinese general has killed himself in his Beijing home after becoming the latest top official ensnared by President Xi Jinping's sweeping anti-corruption campaign, state media said Tuesday. Zhang Yang, a member of the state's Central Military Commission, was being investigated over connections to two graft-tainted former senior military officers when he hanged himself on November 23, accor ... more
Shanghai (AFP) Nov 28, 2017
Shanghai schools fly the flag for China's next generation
Taipei (AFP) Nov 27, 2017
Different strokes: Taiwan's creative campaign for traditional characters
Shenyang, China (AFP) Nov 21, 2017
Secrets and wives: Gay Chinese hide behind 'sham marriage'
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Cairo (AFP) Nov 25, 2017
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Riyadh (AFP) Nov 26, 2017
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Brussels (AFP) Nov 22, 2017
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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
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