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NATO to spend 3 billion euros on satellite, cyber defences

NATO is increasing defence spending.NATO plans to spend 3 billion euros (2.59 billion pounds) to upgrade its satellite and computer technology over the next three years as the Western military alliance adapts to new threats, a senior official said.

Trump eyes 'flexible' Islamic State war fund, Guantanamo upgrade

Guantanamo Bay.President Donald Trump is asking Congress to give the Pentagon about $2 billion for a "flexible" fund to use against Islamic State over the next six months, as his administration weighs changes to the U.S.-led campaign against the militant group.

SpaceX defeats Boeing-Lockheed partnership for GPS launch contract

SpaceX launch facilities.Elon Musk's Space Exploration Technologies has won a GPS satellite launch contract over rival United Launch Alliance, a partnership of the top two U.S. aerospace companies Lockheed Martin Corp. and Boeing Co., the U.S. Air Force said on Tuesday.


China stealth jet enters service, navy building 'first class' fleet

J-20.China has put into service its new generation J-20 stealth fighter, a warplane it hopes will narrow the military gap with the United States, as senior naval officers said the country was building a "first class" navy and developing a marine corps.

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