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Defence Minister calls Bioterrorism a Contagious Plague

Speaking at the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation’s (SCO) First Military Medicine Conference this week, India’s Defence Minister Rajnath Singh referred to bioterrorism as a ‘contagious plague’, and called upon the Armed Forces Medical Services (AFMS)...


DSEI 2019: L3Harris reveals T4 robotic system

L3Harris took the opportunity at the 2019 Defence and Security Equipment International exhibition (DSEI 2019) to unveil its latest T4 robotic system, which fits within the medium-sized platform category and appears to be a...


Excalibur Army details its Patriot II 4×4

Excalibur Army revealed new details about its Patriot II 4×4 protected mobility vehicle at MSPO 2019 in Poland, held from 3 to 6 September in Kielce. The vehicle was developed as a collaboration between...


US says Iran carried out more ballistic missile tests

Iran carried out ballistic missile tests on 25 July and 9 August, according to a letter the United States submitted to the UN Security Council. Released on 7 September, the letter said both missiles...


Dozens killed in Burkina Faso attacks

(Al-Jazeera) – At least 29 people were killed in separate assaults in Burkina Faso’s troubled north after a food convoy and a transport truck were attacked. One vehicle transporting people and goods “rode over...


Man Pleads Guilty to Ricin Plot

A man from Los Angeles pleaded guilty this week to Federal charges of attempting to obtain ricin for unlawful purposes, namely to poison his wife! Over a two-month period late last year, Steve S....


Iran Installs More Than 30 New Centrifuges

On Monday the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) confirmed that Iran has installed more than 30 advanced centrifuges to accelerate uranium enrichment. A spokesperson for the IAEA has said that inspectors confirmed the new...


Radioactive Water from Fukishima to be Dumped into Ocean

According to reports emerging in the past week, the operator of the Fukushima Daiichi plant, Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc (TEPCO), will have to dump vast quantities of radiaoctive waste water from the...


EDF checking anomalies in nuclear component manufacturing

(Reuters) – France’s EDF said on Tuesday it was investigating anomalies reported by engineering and construction firm Framatome in its manufacturing of some nuclear reactor components, which did not meet technical standards. “Framatome has...


Indian Air Force to acquire additional Akash SAM systems

The Indian federal government has approved the procurement of six additional squadrons of the Akash surface-to-air (SAM) missile system for the Indian Air Force (IAF) for INR55 billion (USD767.7 million). Senior Ministry of Defence...


Rising Cases of Eastern Equine Encephalitis in Massachusetts

Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) virus—a rare but often fatal mosquito-borne virus—has been found in Massachusetts for the first time since 2013. Since the beginning of August, seven people in the state have […] More...

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