Military technology - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Military technology US to announce $110 billion Saudi arms sale as Trump visits WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration plans to announce $110 billion in advanced military equipment sales and training to Saudi Arabia this weekend as President Donald Trump visits the country, officials said Friday. U.S. officials familiar with the package said it would include Abrams tanks, combat ships, missile defense systems, radar, and communic... Fri, 19 May 2017 17:01:00 GMT 2017-05-19T17:01:00Z Gadgets Galore at Special Ops Trade Show The Special Operations Forces Industry Conference is held in Tampa, Florida every year, and it's like a supermarket for special forces. Fri, 19 May 2017 14:58:00 GMT 2017-05-19T14:58:00Z China's Xi says willing to help end rift with South Korea BEIJING (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping said Friday he's willing to help ties with South Korea return to a "normal track" amid a rift over Seoul's deployment of a high-tech U.S. missile-defense system to guard against North Korean threats. Xi's remarks came in a meeting with South Korean special envoy Lee Hae-chan, who was dispatched to Beijing by new... Fri, 19 May 2017 08:56:00 GMT 2017-05-19T08:56:00Z AP Explains: North Korea missile test is huge step forward SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea's latest ballistic missile test may be nearly as big a deal as the country's propaganda machine claims. Although outside experts see several places where North Korea is likely stretching the truth, the missile launched Sunday appears to be the most powerful the country has ever tested. Some analysts believe the missile, if proven in furt... Tue, 16 May 2017 01:47:00 GMT 2017-05-16T01:47:00Z North Korea: New long-range missile can carry heavy nuke SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Monday boasted it successfully launched a new type of "medium long-range" ballistic rocket that can carry a heavy nuclear warhead, an escalation of its nuclear program that the U.N. Security Council warned could bring new sanctions on Pyongyang. Outsiders saw a significant technological jump in the weekend test, wi... Mon, 15 May 2017 23:52:00 GMT 2017-05-15T23:52:00Z North Korea missile launch tests Trump's China outreach WASHINGTON (AP) — North Korea's launch of a longer-range missile shows advances in its technological capabilities and offers the sternest test yet of President Donald Trump's strategy to work with China to combat the threat. Will China fully enforce global sanctions on North Korea and back tough new penalties? If not, will Trump accept the growing calls f... Mon, 15 May 2017 19:46:00 GMT 2017-05-15T19:46:00Z AP FACT CHECK: US anti-missile system in S. Korea has limits SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Neat certainties are rare in the North Korean nuclear crisis, which for decades has simmered and occasionally boiled over, without resolution. So it was jarring to see the absolute confidence with which America's top Pacific commander described the ability of a contentious U.S. missile defense system, scheduled to be up and running in days in South ... Fri, 28 Apr 2017 08:29:00 GMT 2017-04-28T08:29:00Z South Korea, allies brace for North Korea follow-up act SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea marks the founding anniversary of its military on Tuesday, and South Korea and its allies are bracing for the possibility that it could conduct another nuclear test or launch an intercontinental ballistic missile for the first time. North Korea often marks significant dates by displaying its military capability. It so... Mon, 24 Apr 2017 09:14:00 GMT 2017-04-24T09:14:00Z China defends N. Korea trade after its trucks haul missiles BEIJING (AP) — China defended its trade practices on Tuesday after Chinese-made vehicles were seen towing ballistic missiles during a North Korea military parade despite international sanctions against selling military hardware to Pyongyang. Saturday's parade honoring North Korea's country's founder, Kim Il Sung, came amid heightened tensions over the cou... Tue, 18 Apr 2017 11:13:00 GMT 2017-04-18T11:13:00Z North Korea flaunts long-range missiles in birthday parade PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea paraded its intercontinental ballistic missiles in a massive military display in central Pyongyang on Saturday, with ruler Kim Jong Un looking on with delight as his nation flaunted its increasingly sophisticated military hardware amid rising regional tensions. Kim did not speak during the annual parade, which cel... Sat, 15 Apr 2017 20:03:00 GMT 2017-04-15T20:03:00Z North Korea rolls out missiles, other weaponry at parade PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea paraded its intercontinental ballistic missiles Saturday in a massive military display in central Pyongyang, with ruler Kim Jong Un looking on with delight as his nation flaunted its increasingly sophisticated military hardware amid rising tensions across the region. Kim did not speak during the annual parade, whi... Sat, 15 Apr 2017 08:27:00 GMT 2017-04-15T08:27:00Z Trump to sell attack planes to Nigeria for Boko Haram fight WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration will move forward with the sale of high-tech aircraft to Nigeria for its campaign against Boko Haram Islamic extremists despite concerns over abuses committed by the African nation's security forces, according to U.S. officials. Congress is expected to receive formal notification within weeks, setting in motion a... Mon, 10 Apr 2017 16:11:00 GMT 2017-04-10T16:11:00Z Navy: Wind farm opposed by GOP lawmakers won't harm radar WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon says it disagrees with Republicans in North Carolina who claim a $400 million clean energy project slated to power data centers for Inc. poses a threat to national security. State legislative leaders have asked the incoming Trump administration to either kill or require major changes to the nearly completed wind f... Fri, 20 Jan 2017 01:43:00 GMT 2017-01-20T01:43:00Z Tissue, organ research institute to benefit injured soldiers CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The Department of Defense is providing $80 million to establish a bio-research and manufacturing institute in Manchester, New Hampshire, to develop transplant tissues and organs for injured American soldiers and other patients. The five-year award was announced Wednesday by Democratic U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, Republican Sen. Kelly Ay... Wed, 21 Dec 2016 21:55:00 GMT 2016-12-21T21:55:00Z Navy's futuristic-looking USS Zumwalt arriving in homeport SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Navy's most technologically advanced destroyer is arriving at its homeport after dealing with some glitches along the way. The stealthy USS Zumwalt arrives Thursday in San Diego, where it'll begin installation of combat systems and further testing and evaluation. The ship was commissioned in October in Baltimore and... Thu, 08 Dec 2016 17:02:00 GMT 2016-12-08T17:02:00Z