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UN report reveals extent of North Korean arms sales

A report by a United Nations panel of experts has identified a broad network of defence co-operation between North Korea and several other countries. Most prominently, the report identifies the sale of industrial equipment...


FLIR and DJI collaborate on commercial drone camera

FLIR and DJI recently announced that they have collaborated for the second time with DJI integrating a FLIR thermal imaging sensor technology into its new DJI Zenmuse XT2 drone camera. The XT2 is DJI’s...


Akkuyu: Turkey’s first nuclear reactor site

The groundbreaking ceremony of Turkey’s first nuclear power plant, Akkuyu Nuclear Power Plant (NPP), will be held in the southern province of Mersin on the Mediterranean coast on Tuesday. The Akkuyu NPP will be...



Col. (Dr.) Ram Athavale examines essentials for effective CBRN Border Management Tajikistan – Afghanistan border crossing on river Pyanj. Source : https://caravanistan.com/border-crossings/tajikistan/ Managing National Borders is a complex mechanism. Various agencies from Armed Forces,...


Trump Hurtles Toward Three Nuclear Crises

Daryl G. Kimball is Executive Director, Arms Control Association* By Daryl G. KimballWASHINGTON DC, Mar 30 2018 (IPS) One year into the unorthodox presidency of Donald Trump, the United States faces an array of...


US plant that destroys chemical weapons beset by troubles

DENVER — A highly automated, multibillion-dollar plant in Colorado that destroys U.S. chemical weapons is over budget, behind schedule and bedeviled by troubles that could worsen the danger to workers. But when the Army...


Pandora Report 3.30.2018

Happy Friday! On March 26th, we celebrated the anniversary of the BWC entering into force in 1975! While it was initially ratified by 22 countries, the BWC now has 180 States Parties. Antimicrobial Resistance...


Second Sight MS delivered to the US Army

Beginning of September 2017, the US Army contacted Bertin Corp., Bertin’s subsidiary in Washington, to purchase a Second Sight MS detector. This instrument is the only chemical standoff gas detection device offering real time...


Netherlands announces investments in personnel and materiel

The Dutch Ministry of Defence (MoD) has announced investments in personnel, materiel, IT. and cyber. Released on 26 March, the Defensienota (Defence memorandum) 2018 foresees increased spending to finance the upgrade and replacement of...

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