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Bird-like drone uses feathers for a more precise flight path

A new bio-inspired drone uses bird-like feathers to adjust its wingspan while in flight. The ability allows for a more precise flight path and more exact maneuvers.Researchers at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne, or EPFL, wanted...
by Defense news alert on Dec 20, 2016

China returns seized US naval sea drone

China on Tuesday returned a US underwater probe it seized in the South China Sea, the Pentagon confirmed after Beijing's capture of the craft sparked a dispute between the two powers.The Chinese navy handed over the drone near where it was seized, th...
by Defense news alert on Dec 20, 2016

Intel acquires ESA incubator company

There are thousands of drone companies out there, but Intel has chosen to acquire Mavinci, a start-up from one of ESA's business incubators in Germany that has developed an easy-to-use system for land surveillance."They focus on precision payloads fo...
by Defense news alert on Dec 20, 2016

Alpha Defence Company To Make Navigation Satellites For ISRO

Leading defence electronics and aerospace firm Alpha Design Technologies Ltd. announced on Monday signing a contract to make navigation satellites for the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)."The contract envisages assembling, integrating, test...
by Defense news alert on Dec 20, 2016

Underwater radio, anyone?

Here's something easy to forget when you are chatting on your cell phone or flipping channels on your smart TV: although wireless communication seems nothing short of magic, it is a brilliant, reality-anchored application of physics and engineering i...
by Defense news alert on Dec 20, 2016

IAEA content with oil-rich Iran, Iran seeks sanction review

The director-general of the nuclear watchdog for the United Nations said oil-rich Iran is meeting its commitments to downplay weapons concerns.Yukiya Amano, the director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency, spent the weekend in Tehran d...
by Defense news alert on Dec 20, 2016

US ground forces communication with Space-Based IR Satellites

The US military tested the latest version of the ground-based Joint Tactical Ground System (JTAGS) that communicates with space-based infrared satellites, the Army said in a press release."Military operational testers recently conducted the first ope...
by Defense news alert on Dec 19, 2016

Lockheed Martin to continue ICBM sustainment for U.S. Air Force

Lockheed Martin has received $60 million in contracts to sustain and modernize intercontinental ballistic missile re-entry systems for the U.S. Air Force.The agreement is comprised of a new contract in addition to an extended second contract. The com...
by Defense news alert on Dec 18, 2016

Spaceflight Industries Reveals its BlackSky Platform

Spaceflight Industries today announced the availability of its BlackSky global intelligence platform, as well as its Early Adopter Program (EAP) participants, and the diverse partner ecosystem fueling the platform. The highly scalable, cloud-based pl...
by Defense news alert on Dec 18, 2016

Innovation is Not a Top-Down Process

The U.S. Department of Defense continues to look to the private sector for ways to encourage innovation. This is a welcome initiative that we have commented on previously, and we applaud the leadership of Defense Secretary Ash Carter in this area.Ear...
by Defense news alert on Dec 18, 2016

The Man in the High Castle 2.4-2.6: Rails and Realities

First, let me say that I what I like most in The Man in the High Castle on Amazon television - and there's a lot to enormously like in this extraordinary series - is the almost casual way it shows the melding of our American history with the way it m...

China says weapons in S. China Sea not militarisation

China said Thursday that the deployment of weapons in the South China Sea had "nothing to do with militarisation", calling the construction of defensive facilities "normal".The comments came after images released by the US-based Asia Maritime Transpa...
by Defense news alert on Dec 16, 2016

Russia drops out of world's top 5 defense spenders

A new report by the IHS Jane's Defense Budget team reveals Russia has dropped out of the top five global defense spenders for the first time in 30 years.The report notes military budgets around the world rose from 2015 to 2016 to $1.57 trillion, citi...
by Defense news alert on Dec 16, 2016

Is War in Space Inevitable? Maybe Not

The picture is one of chaos: highway traffic snarled, bank ATMs and the world's stock exchanges slowed and disabled, smartphones rendered dumb, air traffic grounded, communications slowed or stopped, military capability turned back in time a half cen...
by Defense news alert on Dec 16, 2016

China pledges funds to decongest Philippine jail: gov't

China has pledged funds for a new detention facility in the Philippines as part of its support for President Rodrigo Duterte's drug war, the Philippine jail chief said Wednesday.Duterte's unprecedented crackdown has worsened severe congestion in Phil...
by Defense news alert on Dec 15, 2016

China warns Taiwan over independence after Trump call

China warned Taiwan that declaring independence would be a "dead end", state media said Wednesday, after the island's democratically elected president phoned Donald Trump in a precedent-breaking move.Beijing's stance of opposing and blocking "Taiwan...
by Defense news alert on Dec 15, 2016

China boosts defenses on S.China Sea islets: US experts

New satellite imagery shows China has apparently installed "significant" defensive weapons on a series of artificial islands it built in the South China Sea, a US-based think tank said Wednesday.Beijing has created seven islets in the Spratly Islands...
by Defense news alert on Dec 15, 2016

Putin calls for peace treaty with Japan ahead of visit

President Vladimir Putin said Russia would strive to reach an elusive deal on a territorial dispute and normalise relations with Japan ahead of his visit to the country later this week.Putin will arrive in Japan on Thursday for talks with Prime Minis...
by Defense news alert on Dec 13, 2016

Rex Tillerson, oilman with Putin ties, to lead State Dept

Rex Tillerson, the ExxonMobil chief picked to head the US State Department, has built close ties with leaders around the globe, but most notably -- and controversially -- with Russia's Vladimir Putin.Trained as an engineer, the silver-haired oilman i...
by Defense news alert on Dec 13, 2016

China warns Trump of 'crushing his own toes' on Taiwan

China offered its sternest rebuke yet to Donald Trump, saying anyone who challenges Beijing's interests in Taiwan will "lift a rock only to crush his own toes"."If he tries to sabotage the One China policy or harm China's core interests, ultimately h...
by Defense news alert on Dec 13, 2016


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