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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe delivers a policy speech in Tokyo, Monday, Jan. 20, 2020. Abe said Monday that Japan will form a space defense unit to protect itself from potential threats as rivals develop missiles and other technology and the new unit will work closely with its American counterpart recently launched by President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

Abe says new unit will defend Japan from space tech threats

Jan. 20, 2020 4:59 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's prime minister said Monday that his country will form a space defense unit to protect itself from potential threats as rivals develop missiles and other technology and the new unit will work closely with its American counterpart recently launched by President Donald Trump. The Space...

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Tor system suspected of downing plane is very efficient

Jan. 10, 2020 4:29 PM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — U.S., Canadian and British officials said the Ukrainian jetliner that crashed near Tehran this week was downed by Iran in what could have been a mistake amid high U.S.-Iran tensions. The plane crashed hours after Iran launched more than a dozen ballistic missiles at two U.S. bases in Iraq to...

In this photo taken from undated footage distributed by Russian Defense Ministry Press Service, an intercontinental ballistic missile lifts off from a silo somewhere in Russia. The Russian military said the Avangard hypersonic weapon entered combat duty on Friday. The Kremlin has made modernization of Russia's strategic nuclear forces one of its top priorities. (Russian Defense Ministry Press Service via AP)

New Russian weapon can travel 27 times the speed of sound

Dec. 27, 2019 9:37 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — A new intercontinental weapon that can fly 27 times the speed of sound became operational Friday, Russia's defense minister reported to President Vladimir Putin, bolstering the country's nuclear strike capability. Putin has described the Avangard hypersonic glide vehicle as a technological...