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First Use of Nuclear Weapons Would be Counterproductive

U.S. Air Force airmen install a cable raceway on an intercontinental ballistic missile at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California on February 3, 2014. Credit: (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jonathan Snyder/RELEASED)...


World’s first mobile hyperspectral camera revealed

SPECIM, Spectral Imaging Ltd have reveled the latest in their line of spectral cameras the Specim IQ. The Specim IQ s the world’s first mobile hyperspectral camera that allows you to analyze material samples...


Why an oil embargo won’t stop North Korea

Beijing (CNN)With North Korea’s testing of what appears to be a more advanced intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), China is under great pressure to impose crippling economic sanctions against Pyongyang, including cutting off its oil...


Persistent Systems MPU5 radio chosen for MTRS Inc II UGV

Endeavor Robotics has selected Persistent Systems to provide Mobile Ad hoc Network (MANET) radios for the US Army’s newest unmanned ground vehicle (UGV). Under terms of the contract, Persistent Systems will provide 2,400 of...


US DSCA announces foreign sales of USD41.9 billion in 2017

The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) has published details of the government’s overseas military sales, which totalled USD41.93 billion in its 2017 financial year. The figure represents a rise of almost 25% on...


How to cope with fears of a nuclear disaster

(CNN) As North Korea and the United States continue to rattle their nuclear sabers, public tension is rising. North Korea’s claim that the missile it fired Wednesday is capable of reaching any city on...


DOH on alert as Sanofi admits dengue vaccine poses risks

MANILA – The manufacturer of the world’s first dengue vaccine has admitted the drug may be harmful when administered to individuals not previously infected with dengue. Sanofi Pasteur said Wednesday it has a new...


What now for ‘nuclear’ North Korea?

Seoul (AFP) Nov 29, 2017 – North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un declared his country had achieved its long-cherished goal of full-fledged nuclear statehood after successfully testing a new type of intercontinental ballistic missile on...


N. Korea tests ICBM in fresh challenge to Trump

Seoul (AFP) Nov 29, 2017 – North Korea on Wednesday test-fired a missile that could bring the entire continental United States within range, ramping up its nuclear strike threat in a major challenge to...


DPRK Missile Launch: Frequency over Amplitude

Sydney, Australia (SPX) Nov 29, 2017 – Wednesday’s early morning North Korean missile launch was a rude awakening, but another predictable step in North Korea’s military strategy. The missile did not fly as far...


As Tomahawk production ends, Raytheon targets upgrades

With the Tomahawk cruise missile production run scheduled to end in the coming year, Raytheon is looking to improve the missile and control systems to make the weapon relevant and attractive for US Navy...

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