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Lithuania: Belarusian nuclear plant is threat to safety

Lithuania on Thursday called a nuclear power plant under construction in Belarus a threat to the Baltic republic. Lithuanian lawmakers voted to declare that the plant in Atsravets, some 50 kilometers (30 miles) south...


Kraken announces teaming agreement with Atlas Elektronik

Underwater warfare systems developer Kraken Sonar Systems announced on 13 June that it had signed a teaming agreement with Germany’s Atlas Elektronik. The teaming agreement will primarily focus on the Royal Canadian Navy’s (RCN’s)...


Violent risks intelligence bulletin – 14 June 2017

Americas Colombia – 13 June 2017: In Facatativá, Cundinamarca, President Juan Manuel Santos granted amnesty to 305 FARC members who were certified as disarmed by the UN. Some of them will be trained to...


Stacking Countermeasures for Layered Defense

The Defense Threat Reduction Agency Joint Science and Technology Office’s (JSTO) Toxicant Penetration and Scavenging (TPS) research program, managed by Brian Pate, Ph.D., explores countermeasure development for increased protection against chemical and biological weapons....


US sanctions ISIS chemical weapons experts for first time

The US announced sanctions Monday on two ISIS chemical weapons experts, the first such effort aimed specifically at the terrorist group’s chemical weapons leadership. ISIS has repeatedly used low-grade chemical weapons, primarily sulfur mustard,...


New cracks found in Tihange 2 Belgian nuclear power plant

Seventy new micro-cracks have been discovered in the high-pressure boiler at the aging Tihange 2 nuclear reactor in Belgium, since the last inspection in 2014. Experts using ultrasonic technology found the new cracks after...


DoD Tick-Borne Disease Research Program Idea Award

The U.S. Department of Defense Tick-Borne Disease Research Program (TBDRP) aims to prevent tick-borne diseases and better diagnose and resolve associated illnesses. TBDRP was established in FY 2016 to support innovative and impactful research...


Monitoring Nuclear Testing is Getting Easier

The ability to detect a clandestine nuclear explosion in order to verify a ban on nuclear testing and to detect violations has improved dramatically in the past two decades. There have been “technological and...


MDA, IMDO to test Arrow weapon system in Alaska

The US Missile Defense Agency (MDA) and the Israel Missile Defence Organisation are to test the Arrow-3 exo-atmospheric ballistic missile defence system from Kodiak, in Alaska in 2018. The test will fall under a...

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