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USAMRIID Awards Select Agent Research Reagents Contract

The U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) is the Department of Defense’s (DoD) lead laboratory for medical biological defense research. USAMRIID has awarded a sole source contract to Life [Read more]...


US search for DPICM replacement about to get under way

The US Army is seeking a new anti-armour round as a replacement for its 155 mm M864A1 Dual Purpose Improved Conventional Munition (DPICM). Speaking at the IQPC Future Artillery 2018 conference, held in London...


Pyongyang threatens to cancel US-North Korean summit

Pyongyang has suspended high-level talks with Seoul over ongoing US-South Korean military exercises, and threatened to cancel a highly anticipated summit between North Korean Leader Kim Jong-un and US President Donald Trump scheduled to...


Rafael, Romaero sign collaboration agreement

Israel’s Rafael has signed a collaboration agreement with Romania’s Romaero to promote its products in the Romanian market. The agreement, signed at the Black Sea Defense & Aerospace 2018 exhibition in Bucharest, will see...


White House, EPA headed off chemical pollution study

Scott Pruitt’s EPA and the White House sought to block publication of a federal health study on a nationwide water-contamination crisis, after one Trump administration aide warned it would cause a “public relations nightmare,”...


Iran weighs options after US exit from JCPOA

Key Points After Washington’s 8 May withdrawal from the JCPOA, direct military action against Iran is only likely if Tehran expands its nuclear activities. Iran is initially likely to show restraint and broadly continue...


Why Ebola keeps coming back

The Ebola virus has reared its head again, this time in the Democratic Republic of Congo. While it is impossible to predict exactly where and when the next outbreak will occur, we now know...

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