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India lifts ban on dealings with IAI and Rafael

India’s federal government announced on 6 August that it has lifted the ban on activities involving two leading Israeli defence companies with which it had conducted only ‘restricted business dealings’ since 2006. Minister of...


India launches defence innovation scheme

The Indian Ministry of Defence (MoD) has launched a scheme to promote the commercialisation of military technologies in key capability areas. The Defence India Startup Challenge – initiated on 4 August in Bangalore –...


Norse power: the RBS15 forges ahead

Saab’s RBS15 long-range anti-ship weapon system has, since the early 1980s, undergone four generations of reinvention and improvement. The result is a benchmark multiplatform system that now spans all combat domains and remains at...


UGV designs shifting towards CBRNE missions

Unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) technology, which was once mainly focused on explosive ordnance disposal, appears to be shifting somewhat towards addressing chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosive (CBRNE) threats. The shift could be due...


Pandora Report: 8.3.2018

Ebola Returns to the DRC and A Lesson in Outbreak Response Failures Unfortunately, days after declaring the outbreak over, the DRC has reported four laboratory-confirmed cases of Ebola. The Ministry of Health is also...


Two injured in chemical incident at Waterford laboratory

Two female employees have been injured in a chemical incident at Sanofi laboratory in Waterford, that occurred on Wednesday afternoon. At approximately 11.20am a chemical incident occurred at the laboratory, and the emergency services...


The Goiânia Incident

The Goiânia Incident was a tragedy that took the lives of four people as well as putting many others at risk. Some sources might refer to the events that happened as an accident, but...


N. Korea still making nuclear material: Pompeo

Washington (AFP) July 25, 2018 – North Korea is still making nuclear material, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told lawmakers Wednesday, six weeks after President Donald Trump said the nuclear threat from Pyongyang...

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