Author: DFNS


Chinese hypersonic programme reflects regional priorities

Key Points China’s hypersonic development programme appears to be directed towards conventional capabilities relevant to regional conflicts, rather than the global-ranged, strategic systems being pursued by Russia and the US. In the case of...


Defence minister’s nuclear industry wish

Defence Minister Christopher Pyne believes it’s unrealistic to suggest Australia will ever establish a nuclear energy industry. Mr Pyne cannot see the overwhelmingly negative community attitudes towards nuclear power shifting in the foreseeable future....


Biodefense Headlines – 10 Mar 2019

See what we’re reading this week at Global Biodefense on topics including: HHS funding development of a Marburg virus vaccine; expansion of extraterritorial reach of U.S. to counter WMD proliferation networks; and […] More...


US Air Force secretary resigns effective 31 May

Key Points US Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson is resigning effective 31 May, pending approval by the Board of Regents at the University of Texas Wilson was one of President Donald Trump’s first appointees...


German prosecutors charge couple plotting chemical attack

German federal prosecutors have filed charges on Thursday against a Tunisian suspect and his German wife for producing biological weapons that were allegedly to be deployed for a terrorist attack in Germany. Sief Allah...


Pandora Report: 3.8.2019

Behold – your weekly dose of all things biodefense! But first- here’s the NIH commitment to transparency on research involving potential pandemic pathogens.. Summer Workshop on Pandemics, Bioterrorism, and Global Health Security From Ebola...


The ABCs of Death: Anthrax, Bruce Ivins, and Congress

by Stephen Taylor and Michael Krug On October 16th, 2001, an unsuspecting staffer in the office of Senate Majority Leader Thomas Daschle opened a letter from US Army biodefense scientist Bruce Ivins packed with...


Everis acquires Spanish robotics maker

Everis Aerospace, Defense and Security (everis ADS) has acquired the specialist security robotics unit of another Spanish company, Proytecsa. Everis said the product range, marketed under the Aunav brand, will add “new and differential...

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