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Putin: Russia must build up defenses in view of NATO moves

Nov. 01, 2021 15:36 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday emphasized the need to strengthen the country's air defenses amid NATO's military activities near Russia's borders. Speaking during a meeting with military officials and arms makers in the southern Russian city of...

Czechs ink $630 million deal to get Israeli air defense

Oct. 05, 2021 06:36 AM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — The Czech Republic signed a deal to buy a new air defense system for its military from the Israeli government, the Defense Ministry said Tuesday. The SPYDER system, which is made by the Israeli state-run company Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd., is...

Czechs sign deal to buy French truck-mounted artillery

Sep. 30, 2021 08:12 AM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — The Czech military has signed a deal worth 8.52 billion Czech crowns ($390 million) to acquire 52 CAESAR self-propelled gun howitzers from France’s Nexter Systems. The contract was signed on Thursday during a visit by French Defense Minister Florence...

Satellite maker Terran Orbital building facility in Florida

Sep. 27, 2021 10:46 AM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Satellite manufacturer Terran Orbital announced Monday that it will build a $300 million facility on Florida's Space Coast that will bring more than 2,000 jobs to the area. The 660,000 square-foot facility will be able to produce more than 1,000...

Turkey could buy more Russian missiles despite US warnings

Sep. 26, 2021 08:09 AM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey’s president has said he would consider buying a second Russian missile system in defiance of strong objections by the United States. In an interview with American broadcaster CBS News, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Turkey would have to...

Grand Forks company awarded $17 million Navy contract

Sep. 21, 2021 12:13 PM EDT

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — A Grand Forks company has been awarded a $17 million Navy contract to build a ground support station to control unmanned aircraft and sensor system. The work by Ideal Aerosmith will enable mission planners to access classified and...

Autonomous robots prepped for cave search and rescue mission

Sep. 18, 2021 09:58 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — After practicing in a former limestone mine and an abandoned hospital outside of Pittsburgh, a fleet of robots from Carnegie Mellon University is headed to Kentucky for the final test of the ability to autonomously navigate an uncertain, underground course. ...

US-built databases a potential tool of Taliban repression

Sep. 07, 2021 13:30 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Over two decades, the United States and its allies spent hundreds of millions of dollars building databases for the Afghan people. The nobly stated goal: Promote law and order and government accountability and modernize a war-ravaged land. But in the...