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China’s first electromagnetic satellite bears fruitful results

China's first seismo-electromagnetic satellite Zhangheng 1 has obtained fruitful electromagnetic data, according to the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC). The satellite has enabled...

US Interior Department grounds Chinese-made drones

The US Department of the Interior has grounded its fleet of Chinese-made drones as it conducts a review of the program. Nick Goodwin, an Interior...

US Air Force Research Laboratory developing space solar power beaming

The Air Force Research Laboratory, or AFRL, is developing space-based solar power transmission capability using high-efficiency solar cells to collect the sun's energy, convert...

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...