Defense electronics and systems manufacturing

In this May 11, 2018 photo released by Taiwan's Ministry of National Defense, a Taiwanese Air Force Indigenous Defense Force (IDF) fighter aircraft, right, flies near a Chinese People's Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) TU-154 aircraft that reportedly flew over the Luzon Strait south of Taiwan during an exercise. Taiwan is seeking to build-up its domestic defense industry in the face of China's threats and the reluctance of foreign arms suppliers to provide it with planes, ships, submarines and other hardware to defend its 23 million people. (Ministry of National Defense via AP)
May 14, 2018 - 6:35 am
TAICHUNG, Taiwan (AP) — Standing on his company's sprawling campus in central Taiwan, Lin Nan-juh says he's able to make any plane his island's government calls for. "We can do whatever's asked," says Lin, president of Aerospace Industrial Development Corp., or AIDC, a leader in the defense...
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FILE - In this July 20, 2017 file photo, Boston Dynamics Chief Executive Marc Raibert speaks about his four-legged robot SpotMini during a SoftBank World presentation at a hotel in Tokyo. The robotics company known for its widely shared YouTube videos of nimble, legged robots opening doors or walking through rough terrain is finally preparing to sell some of them after years of research. Raibert said Friday, May 11, 2018, his company will begin selling the dog-like SpotMini robot next year, likely to businesses for use as a camera-equipped security guard. He made the announcement at a TechCrunch robotics conference at University of California, Berkeley. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi, File)
May 11, 2018 - 10:06 pm
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — A robotics company known for its widely shared videos of nimble, legged robots opening doors or walking through rough terrain is preparing to sell some after more than a quarter century of research. Boston Dynamics CEO Marc Raibert said Friday that his company plans to begin...
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March 26, 2018 - 5:28 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — As with nearly every ballistic missile launched by Yemen's Shiite rebels targeting Saudi Arabia, the kingdom overnight said it intercepted all seven fired — but online videos raise new questions about those claims. One video appears to show a Patriot missile...
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March 08, 2018 - 10:11 am
HATZOR AIR BASE, Israel (AP) — If war breaks out in the Middle East, U.S. and Israeli forces are preparing to one day fight alongside one another to defend Israel against missile attacks from across the region. Nearly 5,000 Israeli and American troops have been training together in Israel for that...
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Russian President Vladimir Putin stands after giving his annual state of the nation address in Manezh in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, March 1, 2018. Putin set a slew of ambitious economic goals, vowing to boost living standards, improve health care and education and build modern infrastructure in a state-of-the-nation address. (Mikhail Klimentyev, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)
March 01, 2018 - 5:51 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration told Congress on Thursday that it plans to sell Ukraine 210 anti-tank missiles to help it defend its territory from Russia, in a major escalation of U.S. lethal assistance to Ukraine's military. The long-awaited move, which lawmakers of both parties have...
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FILE In this file photo taken on Sunday, May 7, 2017, Russian the S-400 air defense missile systems drive during a rehearsal for the Victory Day military parade in Red Square in Moscow, Russia. Turkey has finalized a deal with Moscow for the purchase of Russia's S-400 anti-missile system, Turkish defense officials announced Friday, Dec. 29, 2017 despite concerns voiced by some of the NATO member's allies. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, File)
December 29, 2017 - 12:41 pm
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey has finalized a deal with Moscow for the purchase of Russia's S-400 anti-missile system, Turkish defense officials announced Friday, despite concerns voiced by some of the NATO member's allies. The deal, which would make Turkey the first member of the military alliance...
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Russian President Vladimir Putin, foreground, Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu, attend a meeting while visiting the Military Academy of Strategic Rocket Troops of the Peter the Great in Balashikha, outside Moscow, Russia, Friday, Dec. 22, 2017. Russian President Vladimir Putin is accusing the U.S. of violating a landmark Cold War-era arms nuclear pact. (Mikhail Klimentyev, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)
December 22, 2017 - 10:54 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday accused the U.S. of violating a landmark Cold War-era nuclear arms pact and harboring aggressive intentions, and pledged to fend off any potential threats at a fraction of the U.S. cost. Putin, speaking during a meeting with the top military...
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December 14, 2017 - 12:59 am
BEIJING (AP) — South Korean President Moon Jae-in was due to meet his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping Thursday on a visit to Beijing aimed at repairing ties frayed by a dispute over the deployment of an anti-missile system. The two leaders were to preside over a document signing ceremony following...
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This undated photograph released by the United Arab Emirates' state-run WAM news agency, shows the under-construction Barakah nuclear power plant in Abu Dhabi's Western desert. The UAE on Sunday denied a claim by Yemen's Shiite rebels that a rebel-fired missile targeted the plant. (Arun Girija/Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation/WAM via AP)
December 03, 2017 - 8:12 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Arab Emirates on Sunday denied a claim by Yemen's Shiite rebels that they fired a missile toward an under-construction Emirati nuclear plant. The denial came as heavy fighting in Yemen's capital unraveled a rebel alliance that has been at war with a...
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In this Oct. 18, 2017 photo, Song Tao, right, the head of China's ruling Communist Party's International Liaison Department, talks with a fellow attendee before the start of the opening session of China's 19th Party Congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Following U.S. President Donald Trump's visit to Beijing, China said Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017 that it is sending Song to North Korea amid an extended chill in relations between the neighbors over Pyongyang's nuclear weapons and missile programs. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
November 15, 2017 - 2:57 am
BEIJING (AP) — Following President Donald Trump's visit to Beijing, China said Wednesday that it would send a high-level special envoy to North Korea amid an extended chill in relations between the neighbors over Pyongyang's nuclear weapons and missile programs. Song Tao, the head of China's ruling...
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