Tuesday , 21 January 2020

Security

DARPA’s ‘Hydra’ would be an undersea drone carrier

Unmanned aerial vehicles, or UAVs, are in the news constantly, but what about unmanned underwatervehicles? They could also be important in both war and peace, which is why the Defense Department’s research arm, DARPA, is looking into a mobile submarine base from which to launch drones. The project, still in the earliest stages, is called “Hydra,” after the mythical beast whose heads …

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Pakistan’s strategic forces develop world’s smallest nuclear weapons

Over the past few years, Pakistan’s strategic forces, responsible for the country’s primary deterrence program, have been doing extensive research into the design and development of smart weapons i.e. nuclear weapons that have a dynamic and compact form, and which can easily be transported from one location to another. Although a variety of warheads already exist, especially in northern Pakistan, these enhanced …

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China to deploy new class of strategic missile submarines next year

Washington, July 24 (ANI): The Chinese Navy is expected to begin the first sea patrols of a new class of strategic missile submarines next year. The development highlights a new and growing missile threat to the U.S. homeland, U.S. defense officials have said. According to the Washington Times, one official familiar with recent intelligence assessments of the Chinese strategic submarine …

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UAE buys two French surveillance satellites

AFP – The United Arab Emirates ordered two military surveillance satellites from France on Monday, in a deal worth more than 700 million euros ($913.2 million). The Falcon Eye deal, signed in Abu Dhabi over competition from Lockheed Martin of the United States, includes the supply and launch of two high-resolution Helios surveillance satellites, a control station and training for 20 …

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Huawei spies for China, says ex-CIA chief

The former head of the United States’ Central Intelligence Agency Michael Hayden said Friday it “goes without saying” that Chinese telecoms giant Huawei spies for Beijing, AFPreports. Speaking to the Australian Financial Review, Hayden claimed China was engaged in unrestricted espionage against the West and said it was his belief that Huawei would have shared information with state agencies. Asked whether …

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The new Great Game: Europe looks within for roots of renewal

The term “the Great Game” referred to the strategic rivalry between the British and Russian empires in Central Asia. Today’s Great Game is the battle for economic survival in a world of low economic growth. In such a world economic nationalism reasserts itself, reducing free trade in goods and services and free movement of capital. Escalating sovereign debt and banking …

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Security firm: Most SIM Cards Are Hackable With Two Texts

Many SIM cards still rely on ’70s-era technology, says Security Research Labs, which hacked into phones with just two SMS messages. SIM cards are the “de facto trust anchor” of mobile devices, Security Research Labs wrote in its most recent blog post. And yet, added the German firm, it’s found a way, with just two Short Message Service (SMS) texts, to …

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