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Pentagon awards $10 bn cloud contract to Microsoft, snubbing Amazon

The Pentagon said Friday it is awarding a $10 billion cloud computing contract to Microsoft, following a highly scrutinized bidding process which Amazon had...

Poland to launch cyberspace defence force

NATO member Poland will launch a cyberspace defence force by 2024 made up of around 2,000 soldiers qualified in cybersecurity, the defence minister said...

Trump launches new Pentagon command for space warfare

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump launched a new Pentagon command dedicated to warfare in space on Thursday (Aug 29), as American armed forces chiefs see...

Hypersonics Remain Top Priority for Pentagon

A hypersonic weapon moving at five times the speed of sound can travel across the Pacific Ocean in just over 100 minutes. U.S. adversaries...

North Korea stole $2bn for weapons from cyberattacks: UN report

North Korea has stolen up to $2 billion from banks and cryptocurrency exchanges through cyberattacks to fund its nuclear missiles program, according to a...

France to develop anti-satellite laser weapons: defence minister

France plans to develop anti-satellite laser weapons but will only deploy them in self-defence, its defence minister said on Thursday, as she laid out...

China takes lead in some military tech: Pentagon

China is on the cusp of fielding some of the world's most advanced weapons systems -- and in some cases already has surpassed its...

Cameras, drones: Rio de Janeiro to put electronic eyes on crime

Rio de Janeiro state is moving ahead with plans to deploy security cameras and drones to help fight crime, according to its next governor,...

PLA Air Force Plans Expansion into Space to Modernize Capability

The People's Liberation Army Air Force intends to expand its presence into space as part of its plan to become a world-class force, a...

US indicts 10 Chinese over scheme to steal aerospace tech

The United States indicted 10 Chinese, including two intelligence officers, over a five-year scheme to steal technology from US and French aerospace firms by...