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Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense

Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
August 02, 2020

SPACEWAR Iranian Satellite Once Derided as ‘Tumbling Webcam in Space’ Snaps Pics of US’s Largest Mideast Base



Moscow (Sputnik) Aug 03, 2020
The images were reportedly obtained amid the ongoing massive war games in southern Iran involving multiple branches of the armed forces, including elite Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) formations. The IRGC has released detailed images of Al-Udeid Air Base – the Qatar-based home of the US military’s Central Command, with the snaps taken by Iran’s new domestically-developed ‘Noor’ (Light) military satellite. The images include several detailed snaps of the airbase itself, with the pic …
MILPLEX Hungary upgrades military with delivery of German tanks
Washington DC (SPX) Jul 31, 2020
The Hungarian army received four refurbished Leopard 2 tanks from its German manufacturer as it awaits delivery of 44 upgraded tanks starting in 2023. … more
NUKEWARS Iran rules out attack as cause of nuclear site incident
Tehran (AFP) July 31, 2020
A member of an influential Iranian security body said on Friday it had ruled out drone or missile attacks as the cause of an incident at a nuclear site earlier this month. … more
SPACEWAR Multidisciplinary teams selected to advance innovative capability ideas for future force
Wright-Patterson AFB OH (SPX) Aug 03, 2020
Seven teams led by Air Force Research Laboratory scientists and engineers will each receive $3 to $5 million per year as part of the Seedlings for Disruptive Capabilities Program (SDCP) to execute t … more
UAV NEWS Swiss Army Chooses Lockheed Martin’s Indago 3 UAS For Tactical Reconnaissance And Surveillance
Vineyard UT (SPX) Aug 03, 2020
Armasuisse contracted Lockheed Martin (LMT) for a fleet of Indago 3 small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), with options for spares, training and tech support and additional systems for the Swiss Arm … more

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Virtual Commercial UAV Expo Americas, Sep 15-17 SUPERPOWERS Poland says US to deploy troops on eastern border
Warsaw (AFP) July 31, 2020
Washington will deploy at least 1,000 soldiers in Poland and oversee forces on NATO’s eastern flank, Defence Minister Mariusz Blaszczak said Friday after the US announced a massive troop pullout from Germany. … more
SPACEWAR UK claims Russia has ‘reignited’ Space Arms Race, but ignores US spending spree
Moscow (Sputnik) Aug 03, 2020
Last week, the US’s new Space Force accused Russia of testing an anti-satellite weapon from one of its orbiting satellites. The Russian Foreign Ministry dismissed the claims as “propaganda,” and urg … more
MILTECH Eight still missing after US Marine amphibious vehicle sinks
Los Angeles (AFP) July 31, 2020
Eight military personnel remained missing at sea Friday nearly a full day after a US Marine amphibious assault vehicle sank in deep water off the California coast during training exercises. … more
CYBER WARS BT says its 5G unaffected by Huawei ban
London (AFP) July 31, 2020
Top UK broadband and mobile operator BT said Friday its coverage would remain unaffected by the government’s decision to phase out China’s Huawei from Britain’s 5G network. … more
CYBER WARS TikTok sale uncertain as Trump ban looms: reports
San Francisco (AFP) Aug 2, 2020
Negotiations for Microsoft to buy the US operations of Chinese-owned TikTok are on hold after President Donald Trump threatened to bar the social media app and came out against the sale, the Wall Street Journal reported Saturday. … more
24/7 Space News Coverage
America’s first crewed spaceship in a decade set for splashdown

SpaceX craft departs ISS for Earth

SpaceX craft set to depart ISS for return to Earth

US astronauts prepare for SpaceX-NASA return home from ISS

Hurricane might delay SpaceX-NASA return trip from ISS

Irish supreme court quashes govt climate plan

France swelters under heatwave, putting firefighters on alert

Blue crab invasion spells doom for Albanian fishermen

Floods may cost 20% of global GDP by 2100: study

Azerbaijan villagers plead for water as vital river dries up

24/7 Technology News Coverage
US girds for cyber threats from Iran as military clash fears ebb

Google parent Alphabet valuation hit $1 trillion

US tech sector sees only modest relief in China trade deal

Microsoft pledges to be ‘carbon negative’ by 2030

VW has ‘one shot’ to survive shift to digital era: CEO

‘Invisible computing’ startup unveils smart contact lens

Bollywood star slams Uber after ‘scariest experience’

Encryption battle reignited as US govt at loggerheads with Apple

London heads European investment in tech sector: study

Pinterest pops past Snapchat in US

24/7 China News Coverage
China abandoning path to openness, says Switzerland

TikTok must be sold or blocked in US, says Mnuchin

China’s young jobseekers struggle despite economic recovery

TikTok sale uncertain as Trump ban looms: reports

TikTok says in US ‘for the long run’ as Trump ban looms

ByteDance offers to sell TikTok’s US ops as Trump ban looms: report

US official cautions over China, Russia virus vaccines as race heats up

Hong Kong opens makeshift hospital for COVID-19 patients

US says unlikely to use China, Russia virus vaccine as race heats up

Trump says will bar TikTok from US

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Virtual Commercial UAV Expo Americas, Sep 15-17 AEROSPACE Lockheed, Boeing and Saab bid on Canada’s fighter jet contract
Washington DC (SPX) Jul 31, 2020
Lockheed Martin, with its F-35 fighter plane, joined Boeing and Saab on Friday in submitting bids to build advanced aircraft for Canada’s armed forces. … more
THE STANS US slaps sanctions on Chinese paramilitary body in Xinjiang
Washington (AFP) July 31, 2020
The United States on Friday imposed sanctions on a major paramilitary group with vast interests in China’s northwestern region of Xinjiang, accusing it of abuses against Uighurs and other mostly Muslim groups. … more
DEMOCRACY DHS removes acting chief of intelligence and analysis after protest response
Washington DC (SPX) Jul 31, 2020
The Department of Homeland Security is removing its acting chief of intelligence and analysis amid criticism of his office’s role in responding to civil unrest in Portland, Ore. … more
AEROSPACE India uses arrival of new fighter jets to warn China
New Delhi (AFP) July 29, 2020
The first five Rafale fighter jets bought from France in a multi-billion-dollar deal landed in India on Wednesday, and the defence minister used their arrival to launch a veiled warning to neighbouring China over territorial tensions. … more
MILPLEX Senate abruptly cancels confirmation hearing for top Pentagon official
Washington DC (UPI) Jul 30, 2020
A scheduled confirmation hearing for a senior civilian position in the Trump administration was was canceled at the last minute Thursday morning. … more


South Korean general sacked over defector’s return

NUKEWARS Pompeo warns of UN sanctions if Iran arms ban ends
Washington (AFP) July 30, 2020
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday gave his clearest indication yet that the United States would seek to force UN sanctions on Iran if an arms embargo lapses. … more
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SUPERPOWERS China conducts military drills in South China Sea
Beijing (AFP) July 30, 2020
Beijing recently conducted “high-intensity” naval exercises in the South China Sea, China’s defence ministry said Thursday, as tensions grow over the Asian power’s manoeuvres in the contested waters. … more
SUPERPOWERS Pentagon to reposition forces in Europe after EUCOM posture review
Washington DC (UPI) Jul 29, 2020
Defense Secretary Mark Esper revealed plans for U.S. forces in Europe on Wednesday, prior to an announced troop withdrawal from Germany. … more
SUPERPOWERS Hong Kong row has ‘poisoned’ ties with UK: China ambassador
London (AFP) July 30, 2020
Britain’s “interventions” in Hong Kong have “seriously poisoned the atmosphere” of relations with China, Beijing’s ambassador in London warned Thursday. … more
SUPERPOWERS US to withdraw nearly 12,000 troops from Germany
Washington (AFP) July 29, 2020
The United States will slash its military presence in Germany by 11,900 troops in what the Pentagon on Wednesday called a “strategic” repositioning, but President Donald Trump said was to punish Berlin for its weak defense spending. … more
CYBER WARS China slams US threat of ‘consequences’ if Brazil picks Huawei 5G
Beijing (AFP) July 30, 2020
Beijing on Thursday slammed US warnings of “consequences” if Brazil chooses Chinese telecoms company Huawei to develop its 5G network, accusing Washington of “unscrupulous oppression” of the country’s tech companies. … more
Swiss Army Chooses Lockheed Martin’s Indago 3 UAS For Tactical Reconnaissance And Surveillance
Vineyard UT (SPX) Aug 03, 2020
Armasuisse contracted Lockheed Martin (LMT) for a fleet of Indago 3 small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), with options for spares, training and tech support and additional systems for the Swiss Army. Indago provides aerial reconnaissance in environments unreachable by normal fixed-wing, unmanned aircraft systems. The first phase comprises manufacturing development to optimize the In … more
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+ Image processing algorithm allows indoor drones to fly autonomously
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+ Drones and artificial intelligence show promise for conservation of farmland bird nests
+ VSR700 prototype performs first autonomous free flight
+ Israeli-built drone for German air force has first successful flight
+ Trump eases controls on armed drone exports
Northrop Grumman to provide key electronic warfare capabilities for AC MC-130J aircraft
Rolling Meadows IL (SPX) Jul 30, 2020
Northrop Grumman Corporation has been selected to provide the prime mission equipment for the Sierra Nevada Corporation-led AC/MC-130J Radio Frequency Countermeasure (RFCM) program. Northrop Grumman’s RFCM system utilizes the latest in antenna, amplifier and electronics technology. This technology provides superior situational awareness and better enables aircraft survivability in operatio … more
+ South Korea’s first military satellite launched
+ Alion to provide support to USAF for spectrum management
+ SpaceX launches South Korean communications satellite
+ Airbus signs contract with UK Ministry of Defence for Skynet 6A satellite
+ UK Govt to acquire OneWeb satellite constellation
+ USSF Commercial SATCOM Office announces development of new security program
+ FFI selects GomSpace to build military communication satellite

Eight still missing after US Marine amphibious vehicle sinks
Los Angeles (AFP) July 31, 2020
Eight military personnel remained missing at sea Friday nearly a full day after a US Marine amphibious assault vehicle sank in deep water off the California coast during training exercises. Officials at Camp Pendleton in southern California said that one of eight Marines rescued in the mishap off the shore of San Clemente Island was declared dead after being taken to hospital and two more re … more
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+ Oshkosh Defense to build 248 JLTVs in $127.7M Pentagon contract
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+ U.S. Army to seek 10,000 recruits during ‘Army National Hiring Day’
GAO report: Pentagon has not considered contractors’ climate change risks
Washington DC (UPI) Jul 27, 2020
The Pentagon has not taken contractors’ risks because of climate change into account, a Government Accountability Office report released Wednesday says. The 45-page report notes that the Defense Department has regarded climate change as a threat to operations since 2010. The report details a review of acquisition and supply processes, as well as mission assurance processes, to protect o … more
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+ Hungary upgrades military with delivery of German tanks
+ Senate abruptly cancels confirmation hearing for top Pentagon official
+ Army hires consulting team to review climate, culture at Ft. Hood
+ Coronavirus bill includes $29B for weapons programs, defense contractors
+ State Dept approves possible $59.6M sale of training ammo to Kuwait
+ US Senate passes $740.5 bn defense bill that would rename bases

US to withdraw nearly 12,000 troops from Germany
Washington (AFP) July 29, 2020
The United States will slash its military presence in Germany by 11,900 troops in what the Pentagon on Wednesday called a “strategic” repositioning, but President Donald Trump said was to punish Berlin for its weak defense spending. US Defense Secretary Mark Esper said that the Pentagon will be sending home about 6,400 of its military personnel in Germany, and move nearly 5,600 to other NATO … more
+ In pulling troops, Trump doesn’t hide spite for Merkel
+ U.S. 7th Army prepares for ‘Saber Junction 20’ exercise
+ Russia jails US ex-marine for 9 years over police assault
+ Hong Kong row has ‘poisoned’ ties with UK: China ambassador
+ Poland says US to deploy troops on eastern border
+ Pentagon to reposition forces in Europe after EUCOM posture review
+ Beijing says troops disengaged on most of China-India border
Scientists open new window into the nanoworld
Boulder CO (SPX) Jul 20, 2020
University of Colorado Boulder researchers have used ultra-fast extreme ultraviolet lasers to measure the properties of materials more than 100 times thinner than a human red blood cell. The team, led by scientists at JILA, reported its new feat of wafer-thinness this week in the journal Physical Review Materials. The group’s target, a film just 5 nanometers thick, is the thinnest material … more
+ The smallest motor in the world
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+ Transporting energy through a single molecular nanowire
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+ Magnetic nanoparticles help researchers remotely release adrenal hormones
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Iraqi policemen killed protesters with hunting rifles; 2 rockets hit Baghdad airport
Baghdad (AFP) July 30, 2020
Iraqi policemen using their own hunting rifles killed protesters in the capital Baghdad this week, the government said, adding that the perpetrators had been suspended. “According to eyewitnesses and forensic data, hunting rifles killed” two protesters, Interior Minister Othman al-Ghanemi told reporters on Thursday. The minister gave the names of three policemen and displayed the arms a … more
+ Third Iraq protester dies of tear gas canister wound this week
+ Two protesters in first Iraq deaths under new PM: medics
+ Iraqi forces free German woman kidnapped in Baghdad
+ US general sees Iraq troop drawdown as IS threat dims
+ US presence cause of insecurity: Khamenei tells visiting Iraq PM
+ Mawla the ‘Destroyer’, brutal new head of IS group
+ Rare daytime rocket attack hits Baghdad as Iran FM visits
Pompeo warns of UN sanctions if Iran arms ban ends
Washington (AFP) July 30, 2020
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday gave his clearest indication yet that the United States would seek to force UN sanctions on Iran if an arms embargo lapses. Russia and China, two of the Permanent Five nations that enjoy veto power on the Security Council, want the UN embargo on selling conventional weapons to Iran to end on October 18 as laid out under a 2015 resolution. Pompeo … more
+ South Korean general sacked over defector’s return
+ Iran rules out attack as cause of nuclear site incident
+ Japan court recognises more Hiroshima bomb survivors
+ Relics of its golden past, Mosul’s trains left to rust
+ North Korea’s Kim says nuclear deterrent crucial
+ Iran arms embargo lapse would ‘intensify’ regional violence: US envoy
+ Iran says passengers can sue US for endangering flight
China’s factory activity noses up in July as demand grows
Beijing (AFP) July 31, 2020
Factory activity in China edged upwards in July as the country’s manufacturing sector gathered pace after a sharp coronavirus hit and demand gradually rebounded, according to official data published Friday. China’s closely watched Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI), a key gauge of manufacturing activity, has bounced back after measures to curb the coronavirus caused a dramatic plunge in Februa … more
+ EU-Vietnam trade deal begins Saturday
+ China’s young jobseekers struggle despite economic recovery
+ Panasonic warns of annual profit dive over virus woes
+ China slams EU export curbs on Hong Kong over security law
+ Hong Kong economy reels as tough virus restrictions implemented
+ Asia markets slip as dour US data reinforce worries over virus
+ LVMH reports rebound in China luxury sales
Tunisia navy rescues 70 migrants on boat from Libya
Tunis (AFP) July 31, 2020
The Tunisian navy on Friday rescued 70 migrants from sub-Saharan Africa on a sinking rubber boat headed to Italy from Libya, the defence ministry said. Ministry spokesman Mohamed Zekri told AFP the boat had broken down in international waters and was taking on water when the navy intervened at around 1:00 am local time. Five women and four children, including a months-old infant, were am … more
+ Land exposed to extreme coastal flooding to double due to climate change
+ Scientists attempt to model spread of social unrest, riots
+ Snapchat grudges, COVID-19 pressures drive US shooting epidemic
+ Myanmar army sacks officers over landslide tragedy
+ Iran says damage at nuclear site ‘significant’
+ More than 160 dead in Myanmar jade mine landslide
+ Iran reports ‘accident’ at nuclear site, warns enemies
Virtual Commercial UAV Expo Americas, Sep 15-17
China marching to Mars for humanity’s better shared future
Beijing (XNA) Jul 24, 2020
With the carrier rocket Long March-5 lifting off from the Wenchang Spacecraft Launch Site on Thursday, China’s Mars probe Tianwen-1 has embarked on its maiden voyage to brave the challenge of orbiting, landing and deploying a rover on the red planet in one single mission. “Tianwen,” the name of China’s Martian exploration project, comes from the long poem “Tianwen,” meaning Heavenly Questi … more
+ From the Moon to Mars: China’s long march in space
+ Tianwen 1 probe to soon blast off for Mars
+ China’s newest carrier rocket fails in debut mission
+ China’s tracking ship wraps up satellite launch monitoring
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+ Satellite launch center Wenchang eyes boosting homestay, catering sectors
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China halts HK extradition treaties with Canada, Australia, UK
Beijing (AFP) July 28, 2020
China announced the suspension Tuesday of Hong Kong’s extradition treaties with Canada, Australia and Britain in a tit-for-tat move following similar decisions by those countries over a controversial new security law. Western nations have angered Beijing over their responses to the law imposed on Hong Kong which they see as an erosion of the civil liberties and human rights the city has enjo … more
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+ Student arrests in Hong Kong deepen ‘white terror’ fears
+ Former Chinese top banker pleads guilty to massive graft
+ Singapore PM hopes businesses stay in Hong Kong
+ University sacks Hong Kong protest leader loathed by China
+ New Zealand suspends extradition treaty with Hong Kong

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