Image of US Army reveals video of laser weapon shooting down drones | Daily Mail Online
US Army reveals video of laser weapon shooting down drones | Daily Mail Online
Lockheed Martin has released new footage from tests with its laser weapon system, revealing how ‘Athena’ can deliver an invisible killing blow to take down an enemy drone.In the tests conducted last month at New Mexico’s White Sands Missile Range, the prototype weapon successfully shot down five unmanned Outlaw aircraft.The hair-raising footage shows the moment flames burst from the tails of the f... [Read More]
Image of PressTV-2 million people internally displaced in Yemen: UN
PressTV-2 million people internally displaced in Yemen: UN
The United Nations (UN)’s refugee agency says nearly two million people have been internally displaced due to the conflict in Yemen.In a report released on Monday, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) put the number of the internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Yemen at 1,980,510, adding that 84 percent of the IDPs had been out of their homes for over a year.According to the report, 946,0... [Read More]
Image of PressTV-US Senate approves $60 billion for war
PressTV-US Senate approves $60 billion for war
The US Senate has passed a massive military bill for the year 2018 that far exceeds President Donald Trump's previous budget request, despite a fight over amendments that slowed down the legislation.In a 89-8 vote on Monday, Senators approved the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which includes about $640 billion in base military spending and $60 billion to carry out wars abroad. Sen... [Read More]
Image of PressTV-UK revenue from Yemen war exceeds £6bn
PressTV-UK revenue from Yemen war exceeds £6bn
British weapons manufacturers have earned more than £6 billion from their deals with Saudi Arabia ever since the beginning of the kingdom’s ruthless war on its southern neighbor Yemen, a campaign group says.War Child UK said Tuesday that companies such as BAE Systems and Raytheon had raked in £600 million in sheer profits from the deadly war, which has killed over 12,000 Yemenis since its beginnin... [Read More]
Image of North Korea fires missile towards Japan | Daily Mail Online
North Korea fires missile towards Japan | Daily Mail Online
North Korea has fired another test missile over Japan, leading to global condemnation amid already high tensions over Pyongyang's nuclear warhead tests.The missile flew over the northern island of Hokkaido, where thousands were awoken by air-raid sirens for the second time in just three weeks, and landed some 1,240 miles off the cape of Erimo just before 7am local time (10pm Thursday GMT).The rock... [Read More]
Image of US Army Seeks Internet-of-Battlefield-Things, Distributed Bot Swarms - Defense One
US Army Seeks Internet-of-Battlefield-Things, Distributed Bot Swarms - Defense One
The Army Research Lab is turning more of its attention to fighting land wars against far more technologically sophisticated adversaries than it has in the past several decades. In the coming months, the Lab will fund new programs related to highly (but not fully) autonomous drones and robots that can withstand adversary electronic warfare operations. The Lab will also fund new efforts to develop b... [Read More]
Image of N. Korea claims major breakthrough with first ICBM test
N. Korea claims major breakthrough with first ICBM test
Seoul (AFP) - North Korea declared Tuesday it had successfully tested its first intercontinental ballistic missile -- a watershed moment in its push to develop a nuclear weapon capable of hitting the mainland United States.US experts said the device could reach Alaska, and the launch, which came as Americans prepared to mark Independence Day, triggered a Twitter outburst from President Donald Trum... [Read More]
Image of PressTV-Outraged China urges US to stop Taiwan arms sales
PressTV-Outraged China urges US to stop Taiwan arms sales
An outraged China has urged the US to revoke immediately its "wrong decision" to sell $1.42 billion worth of arms to Taiwan which Beijing considers a renegade province. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said Friday Beijing has lodged a formal protest with Washington and urged the US government to "uphold its solemn commitment to the One-China principle."China's embassy in the United State... [Read More]
Image of Kim Fires Another Missile Towards Japan » Alex Jones' Infowars
Kim Fires Another Missile Towards Japan » Alex Jones' Infowars
Kim Jong-Un has fired a missile 400 miles into the Sea of Japan in the latest show of force amid tensions with the US.The nature of Sunday’s projectile is not immediately clear, a South Korean military official said, though local media reports that it appears to be a ballistic missile.The launch took place at a region named Kusong located northwest of the capital, Pyongyang, where the North previo... [Read More]
Image of PressTV-UK talks of nukes ‘as a first strike’
PressTV-UK talks of nukes ‘as a first strike’
British Prime Minister Theresa May will use nuclear weapons “as a first strike” against UK’s enemies, even if the country is not directly attacked, says Defense Secretary Michael Fallon.“In the most extreme circumstances we have made it very clear that you can’t rule out the use of nuclear weapons as a first strike,” Fallon told state-funded BBC on Monday.Asked what the circumstances would be, the... [Read More]
Image of Laser weapons edge toward use in US military
Laser weapons edge toward use in US military
Washington (AFP) - A sci-fi staple for decades, laser weapons are finally becoming reality in the US military, albeit with capabilities a little less dramatic than at the movies.Lightsabers -- the favored weapon of the Jedi in "Star Wars" films -- will remain in the fictional realm for now, but after decades of development, laser weapons are now here and are being deployed on military vehicles and... [Read More]
Image of PressTV-May gets Saudi honor as UK bombs rain on Yemen
PressTV-May gets Saudi honor as UK bombs rain on Yemen
Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud has presented visiting British Prime Minister Theresa May with the kingdom’s highest civilian honor as UK-supplied bombs keep raining on Yemenis during Riyadh's war on the impoverished Arab country.Salman presented the Order of King Abdulaziz to May on Wednesday during talks held in the al-Yamamah palace in Riyadh.The order is named after the founder of the ... [Read More]
Image of Russia warns US could trigger 'nuclear war' unless missile systems are pulled from Europe | Daily Star
Russia warns US could trigger 'nuclear war' unless missile systems are pulled from Europe | Daily Star
Pentagon missiles in Europe and warships patrolling Russia's borders could lead to nuclear war, warned Vladimir Putin's military bosses.The anti-ballistic missile system (ABM) is provoking a "new arms race" and scuppers Russia's ability to defend itself from a nuke strike, they said.Russian military bosses warned the ABM "lowers the threshold for use of nuclear weapons" and increases the risk of "... [Read More]
Image of PressTV-US sanctions 11 firms, individuals for aiding Iran
PressTV-US sanctions 11 firms, individuals for aiding Iran
The United States has imposed sanctions on eleven companies or individuals from China, North Korea or the United Arab Emirates for transferring technology to Iran that it claimed could boost the country’s ballistic missile program.The US State Department said on Friday nineteen more firms or individuals were sanctioned for other violations under the Iran, North Korea and Syria Nonproliferation Act... [Read More]
Image of Mini-nukes and mosquito-like robot weapons being primed for future warfare
Mini-nukes and mosquito-like robot weapons being primed for future warfare
Several countries are developing nanoweapons that could unleash attacks using mini-nuclear bombs and insect-like lethal robots.While it may be the stuff of science fiction today, the advancement of nanotechnology in the coming years will make it a bigger threat to humanity than conventional nuclear weapons, according to an expert. The U.S., Russia and China are believed to be investing billions on... [Read More]
Image of PressTV-Iran condemns new Saudi slaughter in Yemen
PressTV-Iran condemns new Saudi slaughter in Yemen
Iran has strongly condemned a Saudi military attack against a marketplace in the Yemeni city of al-Hudaydah, which killed 26 civilians.The Friday attack, which also wounded 10 other Yemenis in the western city, was followed by flyovers by Saudi warplanes that were meant to keep medical staff off the premises.Speaking on Saturday, Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi lambasted the incr... [Read More]
Image of PressTV-‘US and Saudi committing genocide in Yemen’
PressTV-‘US and Saudi committing genocide in Yemen’
There has been no real coverage in the American media for the genocide being committed by the US and Saudi military in Yemen because it is considered former President Barack Obama's war, American political analyst Myles Hoenig says.Hoenig, a former Green Party candidate for Congress, made the remarks in an interview with Press TV on Friday, a day after after a high-ranking US military commander sa... [Read More]
Image of Light war: space-based lasers among Beijing's high-tech arms | Asia Times
Light war: space-based lasers among Beijing's high-tech arms | Asia Times
China’s military is developing powerful lasers, electromagnetic railguns and high-power microwave weapons for use in a future “light war” involving space-based attacks on satellites.Beijing’s push to produce so-called directed-energy weapons aims to neutralize America’s key strategic advantage: the web of intelligence, communication and navigation satellites enabling military strikes of unparallel... [Read More]
Image of PressTV-US approves weapons sales to Saudi Arabia
PressTV-US approves weapons sales to Saudi Arabia
The administration of US President Donald Trump has approved the resumption of weapons sales to Saudi Arabia which critics have linked to Riyadh’s killing of civilians in Yemen, reports say.The multi-million dollar deal will see precision-guided weaponry handed over to Riyadh which is conducting almost daily airstrikes in Yemen. Officials say the proposal needs the backing of the White House to go... [Read More]
Image of PressTV-UK-made arms to Saudis killing Yemenis: Amnesty
PressTV-UK-made arms to Saudis killing Yemenis: Amnesty
Amnesty International has urged the British people to petition their lawmakers to pressure the UK government to immediately halt arms transfers to Saudi Arabia.Riyadh is launching indiscriminate attacks against Yemeni schools, hospitals, mosques and funeral halls, and London risks complicity in acts that amount to war crimes, the UK-based human rights group said in a statement on Thursday.“Schools... [Read More]
Image of Inside the Ring: Drones threatened nuclear facilities - Washington Times
Inside the Ring: Drones threatened nuclear facilities - Washington Times
By Bill Gertz - The Washington Times - Wednesday, March 8, 2017Drone aircraft recently carried out unauthorized intrusions over Air Force and Navy nuclear facilities, and the incidents pose a growing threat, the commander of the U.S. Strategic Command disclosed to Congress Wednesday.Gen. John E. Hyten revealed the drone threats in written testimony before the House Armed Services Committee for a h... [Read More]
Image of Donald Trump sends B-52 NUCLEAR BOMBERS to South Korea after North fires missiles at Japan and US warns of 'overwhelming' response
Donald Trump sends B-52 NUCLEAR BOMBERS to South Korea after North fires missiles at Japan and US warns of 'overwhelming' response
By Jon LockettKOREA SUICIDESecretary of Defence James Mattis said the US "remains steadfast in its commitment" to the defence of its alliesDONALD Trump is sending nuclear bombers to the Korean peninsula as tensions in the region reach breaking point.North Korea and the US have been teetering on the brink of war for months after Kim Jong-un carried out a series of controversial missile launches.B-5... [Read More]