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May 16, 2017
SPACEWAR
Space Wars? Moscow Seeking 'Qualitative Parity' With Washington - US Intel Chief



Moscow (Sputnik) May 12, 2017
Russia is attempting to modernize its nuclear and conventional weapons systems as well as its asymmetric capabilities in order to reach qualitative parity with the United States, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats said in a congressional testimony on Thursday. "Moscow is pursuing a wide range of nuclear, conventional, and asymmetric capabilities designed to achieve qualitative parity with the United States," Coats told the US Senate Intelligence Committee. "These capabilities will give Mo ... read more

SPACEWAR
How Gorbachev Destroyed the USSR's Military Space Program, and What It Cost Russia
Moscow (Sputnik) May 16, 2017
Thirty years ago, in May 1987, Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev arrived in the Baikonur Cosmodrome to personally order the closure of the USSR's military space program. Three decades on, Russian mili ... more
AEROSPACE
Russian engineers develop new surveillance, missile defense airships
Moscow (Sputnik) May 10, 2017
Russian engineers are designing new advanced airships which may become a potent element of the country's anti-ballistic missile defenses. On May 6, 1937, the German passenger airship Hindenbur ... more
MISSILE DEFENSE
Russia's RS-28 Sarmat ICBM: Hypersonic Disaster for US Missile Defense Shield
Moscow (Sputnik) May 08, 2017
With its state-of-art heavy liquid-propelled RS-28 Sarmat ICBM the Russian military has obviously surpassed their US counterparts, Russian military expert Alexei Leonkov told Radio Sputnik, adding t ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE
First Contract under Booster Propulsion Technology Maturation BAA Complete
Los Angeles AFB (AFNS) May 09, 2017
The first of ten contracts awarded under the Booster Propulsion Technology Maturation Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) was recently completed. Moog Inc. successfully completed a "Non-Destructive Ev ... more
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NUKEWARS
Russia to Rearm Strategic Missile Forces With 5th-Generation Arms by 2027
Moscow (Sputnik) May 08, 2017
Russia will have upgraded its Strategic Missile Forces with 5th-generation devices by 2027. All missile divisions of Russia's Strategic Missile Forces (RVSN) will be rearmed with 5th-generation ball ... more
SPACE TRAVEL
'Road to Nowhere': Retired Cosmonaut Reveals How It Feels to Walk in Space
Moscow (Sputnik) May 08, 2017
In an interview with Latvia's Radio Baltkom, retired Russian cosmonaut Alexey Leonov, who became the first human to make a spacewalk, gave his thoughts on how he felt when going into outer space. ... more
SUPERPOWERS
Mind Your Own Business, Stay Away From Russian Ports - Moscow on US Bill
Gorki, Russia (Sputnik) May 08, 2017
The United States should leave port management in the Russian Far East to Moscow and focus on its own affairs, Deputy Prime Minister and Presidential Plenipotentiary Envoy to the Far Eastern Federal ... more
MISSILE NEWS
Purchase of S-400 From Russia 'Might Signal Turkey's Estrangement From NATO'
Moscow (Sputnik) May 08, 2017
The possible purchase of Russia's S-400 missile defense system was among the issues topping the agenda of talks between Presidents Putin and Erdogan in Sochi on Wednesday. Turkish journalist and exp ... more
AEROSPACE
Russia's T-50 Super Jet Preparing to Soar With Next-Gen Engine
Moscow (Sputnik) May 04, 2017
Flight tests of Russian newest PAK FA (T-50) fighter aircraft with a standard engine will start in the near future, General Designer of the United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) Sergei Korotkov said Wed ... more
TIME AND SPACE
Physicists breeding Schroedinger cat states
Toronto, Canada (SPX) May 03, 2017
Physicists have learned how they could breed Schrodinger cats in optics. CIFAR Quantum Information Science Fellow Alexander Lvovsky led the team of Russian Quantum Center and University of Calgary s ... more


New Russian Medium-Class Carrier Rocket Could Compete With SpaceX's Falcon

CYBER WARS
Information Space Turns Into New Battleground - Russian General Staff
Moscow (Sputnik) Apr 27, 2017
The information space has become a new theater of military operations as more than 120 countries are developing information weapons, the Russian General Staff said Wednesday. "The information ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE
RSC Energia, Boeing Hammer Out a Deal on Sea Launch Project
Los Angeles (Sputnik) Apr 27, 2017
Rocket and Space Corporation Energia (RSC Energia) and Boeing have finally managed to reach a settlement over a sizeable $330 million debt incurred by the Russian company over the Sea Launch project ... more
MOON DAILY
Russia, US Ready to Give You a Lift to Moon Orbit, ISS
Moscow (Sputnik) Apr 27, 2017
Russian aerospace company RSC Energia and its US partners have worked out several options of sending tourists into the Moon's orbit and to the International Space Station (ISS), Energia's General Di ... more
MISSILE NEWS
Russia's Brand-New S-500 Missile System to Have Unprecedented Damage Radius
Moscow (Sputnik) Apr 26, 2017
In an interview with Sputnik, Russian military expert Viktor Baranets specifically touted unprecedented the damage range of Russia's next-generation S-500 Prometey missile system, which is currently ... more



Manila, Beijing to open South China Sea talks next week: envoy
Manila (AFP) May 13, 2017
The Philippines and China will open bilateral talks on their dispute over the South China Sea next week, Manila's ambassador to Beijing said on Saturday. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has sought to deepen relations with China despite its extensive island-building in disputed parts of the South China Sea, in the hopes of securing billions of dollars' worth of investments from Beijing. ... more
Colombo (AFP) May 11, 2017
Sri Lanka refuse Chinese submarine docking: official
Beijing (AFP) May 15, 2017
Putin the piano man plays Soviet-era tunes in Beijing
Brussels (AFP) May 12, 2017
Britain blocking EU military HQ: sources
Iran's delayed gold rush disillusions voters
Tehran (AFP) May 14, 2017
The investment gold rush that was supposed to follow Iran's nuclear deal with world powers and revitalise the economy has not materialised, leaving many voters disillusioned ahead of Friday's election. The figures say it all - President Hassan Rouhani wanted $50 billion a year in foreign investment to reach his target of eight-percent growth. But since the nuclear deal came into force i ... more
Seoul (AFP) May 14, 2017
N. Korea test-fires missile in bid to test South, US
Beijing (AFP) May 15, 2017
Moon's win shows 'longing' for change: N.Korean envoy
Beijing (AFP) May 13, 2017
NKorea might meet with US; Wants extradition of SK's spy chief
A cabin on the moon? China hones the lunar lifestyle
Beijing (XNA) May 12, 2017
While it remains unclear exactly how long China's first lunar explorers will spend on the surface, the country is already planning for longer stays. Eight Chinese volunteers will live in "Yuegong-1," a simulated space "cabin" in Beijing for the next year, strengthening China's knowledge and technical know-how, and helping the country's scientists understand exactly what will be required fo ... more
Beijing (AFP) May 11, 2017
China tests 'Lunar Palace' as it eyes moon mission
Beijing (XNA) May 01, 2017
China to conduct several manned space flights around 2020
Beijing (Sputnik) May 01, 2017
Reach for the Stars: China Plans to Ramp Up Space Flight Activity
China frees human rights lawyer on bail: Amnesty
Beijing (AFP) May 10, 2017
China has freed a prominent human rights lawyer on bail, Amnesty International said Wednesday, after he admitted to his crimes in what critics called a show trial. Xie Yang, who had worked on cases considered politically sensitive by China's ruling Communist Party, was among hundreds of legal staff and activists detained in the so-called "709 crackdown" in 2015. He pleaded guilty Monday ... more
Beijing (AFP) May 10, 2017
China lawyer's wife seeks US asylum after brazen escape
Beijing (AFP) May 9, 2017
China wants its anthem sung, but maybe not at parties
Beijing (AFP) May 8, 2017
Chinese human rights lawyers seen as enemies of the state
Understanding of superconductor's 'normal' state may help solve longstanding puzzle
Chicago IL (SPX) May 15, 2017
Since the discovery two decades ago of the unconventional topological superconductor Sr2RuO4, scientists have extensively investigated its properties at temperatures below its 1 K critical temperature (Tc), at which a phase transition from a metal to superconducting state occurs. Now experiments done at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in the Madhavan and Abbamonte laboratori ... more
Kent UK (SPX) May 15, 2017
Harnessing geometric frustration to tune batteries for greater power
Washington DC (UPI) May 15, 2017
Mini heat engine could power tomorrow's tiny machines
Washington DC (UPI) May 11, 2017
No batteries necessary, new medical implant derives energy from the human body
European country orders Harris tactical radios
Washington DC (UPI) May 11, 2017
An undisclosed European country has ordered tactical radio systems for its communications readiness program from Harris Corporation. The contracts, received in the company's third 2017 quarter, carry a combined value of $90 million, the company said. "Harris is committed to supporting this nation's readiness effort with solutions that deliver expanded and reliable communications ... more
Washington DC (UPI) May 8, 2017
Israel orders satellite-on-the-go for military vehicles
(UPI) May 10, 2017
Elbit Systems receives Brazilian contract for C4ISR
(UPI) May 10, 2017
Genereal Dynamics stages successful test of military 4G network
U.S. Army testing Saab camouflage
Washington DC (UPI) May 15, 2017
Saab's mobile camouflage system is undergoing field evaluation in Germany by the U.S. Army's 2nd Cavalry Regiment during its operational training. The mobile camouflage, made by the company's Barracuda business unit, provides protection to stationary vehicles as well as vehicles on the move. "Mobile camouflage and signature management is more important now than at any time in the ... more
Washington DC (UPI) May 11, 2017
CAE wins UAV training contract
Washington DC (UPI) May 15, 2017
Elbit introduces upgraded vehicle mortar system
Washington (UPI) May 12, 2017
India seeks CBRN protective equipment
InterDrone 2017 Las Vegas - Sept 6-8
South Korea building world's largest test site for self-driving cars
Washington DC (UPI) May 10, 2017
South Korea plans to open the world's largest test site for self-driving cars in October, government officials said. K-City, an 88-acre site, is under construction and will provide testing ground as large as a city, according the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure & Transport said. K-City will be twice the size of MCity, the vehicle testing site in Ann Arbor, Mich. But it wi ... more
Washington (AFP) May 11, 2017
Judge blesses $1 bn compensation deal in VW diesel case
San Francisco (AFP) May 12, 2017
Judge seeks criminal review of Uber-Alphabet dispute
Chicago IL (SPX) May 12, 2017
Experiments show that a few self-driving cars can dramatically improve traffic flow
New scrutiny of poles as world braces for climate shifts: UN
Geneva (AFP) May 15, 2017
Scientists will intensify scrutiny of the polar regions as part of an international campaign to improve global weather predictions and minimise risks linked to rapid climate change, the UN said Monday. The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said a full year would be dedicated to improving polar forecasting capacities in the Arctic and another year would be spent doing the same in Antarc ... more
Fairbanks, United States (AFP) May 11, 2017
Tillerson: Trump will not rush US climate policy review
Atlanta GA (SPX) May 15, 2017
Rising temperatures threaten stability of Tibetan alpine grasslands
Brisbane, Australia (SPX) May 15, 2017
Shelf sediments reveal climate shifts through the eons
'Awesomesauce,' proclaims US astronaut on historic spacewalk
Miami (AFP) May 12, 2017
So what is it like to float out into the vacuum of space? "Ginormous fondue pot, bubbling over with piping hot awesomesauce," said American astronaut Jack Fischer as he embarked on his first-ever spacewalk outside the International Space Station on Friday. The comments by Fischer, 43, were carried live on NASA television as he and his colleague Peggy Whitson, 57, made the 200th spacewal ... more
Copenhagen, Denmark (SPX) May 15, 2017
Six-legged livestock - sustainable food production
Houston TX (SPX) May 09, 2017
External commercial ISS platform starts second mission
Washington DC (SPX) May 08, 2017
NASA Receives Proposals for Future Solar System Mission
Syria army seizes airbase from IS: military source, monitor
Beirut (AFP) May 13, 2017
Syria's army captured an airbase in eastern Aleppo from the Islamic State group on Saturday, after more than two months of fierce clashes, a military source and monitor said. The Jarrah airbase had been under IS control since January 2014, when the jihadists seized it from rebels who had captured it a year earlier. "Regime forces took control of the Jarrah military airport after heavy fi ... more
Gaza City, Palestinian Territories (AFP) May 15, 2017
Israeli navy shoots Gaza fisherman after 'blockade breach'
Gaza City, Palestinian Territories (AFP) May 15, 2017
Israeli navy shoots dead Gaza fisherman
Geneva, Switzerland (AFP) May 15, 2017
Syria talks open overshadowed by rival track, rebel losses
Directed Energy And Next Generation Munitions - 26-28 June - Washington DC
Ivory Coast disappoints for African Petroleum
Washington DC (UPI) May 15, 2017
An exploration and production company with a core focus on West Africa said it had a setback offshore Ivory Coast, but brushed off the poor results. West Africa has emerged as a bright spot for new oil and gas discoveries. African Petroleum, an independent oil and gas company with a strong regional portfolio, said an exploration well off the Ivorian coast found oil, but nothing signific ... more
Washington DC (UPI) May 15, 2017
Oil prices search for new ceiling on production agreement
Washington DC (UPI) May 15, 2017
Oil export value up 30 percent for Norway in April
Washington DC (UPI) May 15, 2017
Eni starts gas production early in Indonesia
European country orders Harris tactical radios
Washington DC (UPI) May 11, 2017
An undisclosed European country has ordered tactical radio systems for its communications readiness program from Harris Corporation. The contracts, received in the company's third 2017 quarter, carry a combined value of $90 million, the company said. "Harris is committed to supporting this nation's readiness effort with solutions that deliver expanded and reliable communications ... more
Washington DC (UPI) May 8, 2017
Israel orders satellite-on-the-go for military vehicles
(UPI) May 10, 2017
Elbit Systems receives Brazilian contract for C4ISR
(UPI) May 10, 2017
Genereal Dynamics stages successful test of military 4G network
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State Dept. approves UAE for possible PAC-3 missile buy
Washington (UPI) May 12, 2017
The Defense Security Cooperation Agency announced Thursday the possible sale of Patriot PAC-3 and GEM-T missiles to the United Arab Emirates. The proposed sale, approved by the U.S. State Department, is worth an estimated $2 billion. "The proposed sale will enhance the UAE's capability to meet current and future aircraft and missile threats," the agency said in a press release. " ... more
Washington (AFP) May 11, 2017
US approves sale of $2 billion in missiles to UAE: Pentagon
Moscow (Sputnik) May 08, 2017
Russia's RS-28 Sarmat ICBM: Hypersonic Disaster for US Missile Defense Shield
Beijing (AFP) May 2, 2017
China demands halt to US missile shield in S.Korea
Space Wars? Moscow Seeking 'Qualitative Parity' With Washington - US Intel Chief
Moscow (Sputnik) May 12, 2017
Russia is attempting to modernize its nuclear and conventional weapons systems as well as its asymmetric capabilities in order to reach qualitative parity with the United States, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats said in a congressional testimony on Thursday. "Moscow is pursuing a wide range of nuclear, conventional, and asymmetric capabilities designed to achieve qualitative par ... more
Moscow (Sputnik) May 16, 2017
How Gorbachev Destroyed the USSR's Military Space Program, and What It Cost Russia
Washington DC (Sputnik) May 09, 2017
Pentagon Awards Contract to Develop Knowledge-Based Space Command Tools
Colorado Springs CO (SPX) Apr 13, 2017
Lockheed Martin Debuts System to Protect Space Assets


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