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Updated 11:29 AM EDT, Tue, Jun 16, 2020

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Chinese influence

Saudi Arabia’s First Domestic Long-distance UAV Fires Only Chinese-made Missiles and Bombs

The UAV will see action against Iranian-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen fighting against a Saudi-led coalition of Sunni Arab nations.

Big battery

Obese Trump Proudly Proclaims Exercise is Bad for His Health

He weighs 107 kg (236 lbs) and his BMI of 30 classifies him as "full-on obese."

Soon

3D-Printed 'Bionic Skin' Might Confer Sense of Touch on Robots

The discovery is also a major step forward in printing electronics on real human skin.

To Asia?

Aegis Ashore Ballistic Missile Defense System Ideal for Asia, says US Think Tank

It said Aegis Ashore can protect Japan, Guam and Hawaii.

Asia's strongest

Australia to Have World’s First All 5th Generation Air Force; Commits to Defend Rules-based Global Order against China

Australia's goal is to maintain "a rules-based global order."

Not good

Russia Arming T-50 (PAK FA) Stealth Fighter with Ineffective Kh-35UE Anti-Ship Missile

The missile has never been used in combat and its capabilities in combat remain doubtful.

Stupid Trump

Trump Rants against US Navy EMALS because He can’t Understand It; Wants Navy to Keep Using Steam Catapults

"And it's very complicated. You have to be Albert Einstein to figure it out.

Sky spy

China’s Navy Deploys its Only Two Most Modern AEW&C Planes to Hainan for Spy Missions over South China Sea

The HJ-500 is the naval version of the KJ-500, which is operated exclusively by the People's Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF).

Quiter

US Marines Testing M4 Carbines Equipped with Silencers

The Marines' proof-of-concept effort will eventually equip every weapon in an infantry battalion with silencers.

Jamming ISIS

US Navy EA-18G Growlers Jamming Signals Controlling ISIS Suicide Drones in Syria

The EA-18G defeats an enemy's communications by using a combination of EW systems and air-to-ground missiles.

Air defense

First Successful Tests of Guided Railgun Hypervelocity Projectiles for US Navy Hailed as a Breakthrough

DoD noted that "if we can close the fire support with a controlled solution," HVPs will be able to shoot down most of the anti-ship missiles in a 100 ASM attack.

Too fast

US to Ensure Technological Edge over China and Russia in Hypersonic Weapons

"We're accelerating our research in this area," said Acting Secretary of the Air Force Lisa S. Disbrow.

2018

Branson says Virgin Galactic will Become First Company to Take Tourists into Space

Some 500 people have signed-up for the ride on SpaceShipTwo.

Unbeievable!

China Joins Asteroid Mining Race; to Build Civilian and Military Bases on Asteroids

Experts calculate a single asteroid can possess some $95.8 trillion in mineral wealth.

US support

White House Approves More Weapons for Syrian Kurdish Militia YPG on Eve of Attack on Raqqa

There are some 40,000 YPG fighters in northern Syria.

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