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December 06, 2017
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Military defense market faces new challenges to acquiring SatCom platforms



McLean VA (SPX) Dec 06, 2017
With high-throughput satellites covering 99% of the populated regions of the world, commercial satellite providers like Intelsat General are ready and willing to serve the growing bandwidth needs of the military defense market. But there's a catch. At the Global MilsatCom conference held earlier this month in London, new acquisition challenges came to light: Countries are still trying to figure out what they need and how they'll get it. In the military, "they want video everywhere, and they want i ... read more

MILTECH
Public-private partnership to speed up military technology development
Washington (UPI) Dec 1, 2017
The U.S. Department of Defense, in collaboration with the National Security Technology Accelerator, launched a new Training and Readiness Accelerator, or TREX, this week at a defense industry conference. ... more
NUKEWARS
Abolishing nuclear arms could go 'really quickly': Nobel winner
Geneva (AFP) Dec 6, 2017
Anti-nuclear campaigners preparing to receive the Nobel Peace Prize next weekend expect a new treaty banning nuclear weapons to help quickly consign the bomb to history. ... more
NUKEWARS
UN envoy arrives in North Korea as nuclear tensions soar
Beijing (AFP) Dec 5, 2017
A senior United Nations official arrived in North Korea on Tuesday for a rare visit aimed at defusing soaring tensions over Pyongyang's nuclear weapons programme. ... more
SUPERPOWERS
Under-fire Tillerson flies US flag in sceptical Europe
Brussels (AFP) Dec 5, 2017
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson tried on Tuesday to shrug off doubts about his future and reassure Washington's European allies of the strength of trans-Atlantic ties. ... more
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WAR REPORT
Saudi-led strikes pound Yemen capital after rebels kill Saleh
Sanaa (AFP) Dec 5, 2017
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Pentagon signals open-ended troop commitment in Syria
Washington (AFP) Dec 5, 2017
The US military plans on staying in Syria as long as necessary to ensure the Islamic State group does not return, a Pentagon official told AFP on Tuesday, as the fight against the jihadists winds down. ... more
TERROR WARS
Fewer than 3,000 IS fighters left in Iraq, Syria: coalition
Baghdad (AFP) Dec 5, 2017
There are fewer than 3,000 Islamic State group fighters clinging on in the remnants of its self-styled caliphate in Iraq and Syria, the US-led coalition battling the jihadists said Tuesday. ... more
CYBER WARS
Hackers could get even nastier in 2018: researchers
Washington (AFP) Nov 29, 2017
After a year marked by devastating cyber attacks and breaches, online attackers are expected to become even more destructive in 2018, security researchers said Wednesday. ... more
MILTECH
Lockheed Martin Inks Five-Year Agreement to Provide Enhanced Laser Guided Training Rounds to NATO Countries
Archbald, PA (SPX) Dec 06, 2017
Lockheed Martin and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA) signed a five-year agreement for the agency to purchase Enhanced Laser Guided Training Rounds ... more


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AEROSPACE
L-3 awarded support contract for Navy's T-45 Goshawk
Washington (UPI) Dec 5, 2017
L-3 Communications Vertex Aerospace has been awarded a modified contract for services and support for 200 U.S. Navy T-45 Goshawk aircraft. ... more
AEROSPACE
Philippines acquires six Brazilian attack planes
Manila (AFP) Dec 1, 2017
The Philippine military, which is battling both pro-Islamic State militants and communist guerrillas, is acquiring six Brazilian-made A-29 planes for close air support, authorities said. ... more
AEROSPACE
Sikorsky awarded contract for 'Marine One' rework, sustainment
Washington (UPI) Nov 30, 2017
The Department of Defense has awarded a contract to Sikorsky Aircraft for upgrades to the helicopters used by Marine Helicopter Squadron One - whose most famous passenger is the President of the United States. ... more
AEROSPACE
Saab contracts with Armscor for Gripen weapons support
Washington (UPI) Dec 1, 2017
Saab Defense has received a support services contract from Armscor of South Africa for Gripen fighters flown by the South African air force. ... more



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 co ... more
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UAE denies Yemen rebel missile entered its air space
Abu Dhabi (AFP) Dec 3, 2017
Abu Dhabi on Sunday denied a claim by Iran-backed Huthi rebels that a missile fired from Yemen reached its air space or threatened a nuclear power plant set to open in 2018. "The National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority denied claims by the Huthis in Yemen that they launched a missile today towards the airspace of the United Arab Emirates," the Emirati state news agency r ... more
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Crossing drones with satellites: ESA eyes high-altitude aerial platforms
Paris (ESA) Dec 03, 2017
ESA is considering extending its activities to a new region of the sky via a novel type of aerial vehicle, a 'missing link' between drones and satellites. High Altitude Pseudo-Satellites, or HAPS, are platforms that float or fly at high altitude like conventional aircraft but operate more like satellites - except that rather than working from space they can remain in position inside the at ... more
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Military defense market faces new challenges to acquiring SatCom platforms
McLean VA (SPX) Dec 06, 2017
With high-throughput satellites covering 99% of the populated regions of the world, commercial satellite providers like Intelsat General are ready and willing to serve the growing bandwidth needs of the military defense market. But there's a catch. At the Global MilsatCom conference held earlier this month in London, new acquisition challenges came to light: Countries are still trying to figure ... more
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Lockheed Martin Inks Five-Year Agreement to Provide Enhanced Laser Guided Training Rounds to NATO Countries
Archbald, PA (SPX) Dec 06, 2017
Lockheed Martin and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA) signed a five-year agreement for the agency to purchase Enhanced Laser Guided Training Rounds (ELGTRs) on behalf of member countries. The follow-on agreement is in effect through 2021 and provides for the purchase of up to 3,000 ELGTRs a year for the next five years. "Lockheed Mart ... more
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French and Italian naval builders, the Naval Group and Fincantieri, are offering an off-the-shelf class of warship for to the Royal Canadian Navy. The ship for Canada's 12-vessel requirement is based on the FREMM multi-role frigate used by the navies of both countries and can be easily modified to meet Canadian specifications, Fincantieri said in a news release. The bid of the tw ... more
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Brussels (AFP) Dec 5, 2017
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson tried on Tuesday to shrug off doubts about his future and reassure Washington's European allies of the strength of trans-Atlantic ties. In Brussels for talks with EU and NATO leaders, Tillerson was confronted by mounting concern that President Donald Trump's "America First" agenda has weakened the alliance. But the former oilman was working with one ey ... more
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Moscow, Russia (SPX) Nov 30, 2017
An international team of researchers from MIPT; Lebedev Physical Institute, RAS; Prokhorov General Physics Institute, RAS; Skoltech; and Aalto University (Finland) has examined the optical and dielectric properties of thin macroscopic films based on single-walled carbon nanotubes and obtained an explanation for the metallic nature of their conductivity using infrared and terahertz spectroscopy. ... more
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The death toll from violence in Iraq has fallen to its lowest monthly level in five years following the Islamic State group's military collapse, the United Nations said Monday. The United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq said new lows were recorded in October and November. In November, a total of 117 civilians and police were killed and 264 wounded in acts of terrorism, violence and a ... more
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Fewer than 3,000 IS fighters left in Iraq, Syria: coalition
Baghdad (AFP) Dec 5, 2017
There are fewer than 3,000 Islamic State group fighters clinging on in the remnants of its self-styled caliphate in Iraq and Syria, the US-led coalition battling the jihadists said Tuesday. IS is currently fighting for survival in the handful of sparsely populated pockets of territory it still holds, a far cry from the vast swathes of ground it captured in 2014. "Current estimates are th ... more
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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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