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ISS: Nuclear weapons - reading the signs of the times


A nuclear blast.Last month, the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists announced that it had moved its so-called Doomsday Clock three minutes closer to midnight. The Doomsday Clock is internationally recognised as an indicator of how close we are to destroying ourselves with advanced equipment and technologies, most importantly with nuclear weapons.
   

China to project power from artificial islands in South China Sea


Chinese navy sailors.China's creation of artificial islands in the South China Sea is happening so fast that Beijing will be able to extend the range of its navy, air force, coastguard and fishing fleets before long, much to the alarm of rival claimants to the contested waters.
   

Australia opens tender for next-generation ground combat vehicle


A Bushmaster armoured vehicle.Australia will hold an open tender for a multi-billion dollar project to replace the army's current light armoured vehicles with a next-generation ground combat system, Defence Minister Kevin Andrews said on Thursday.
   

Embraer KC-390 makes successful first flight


The KC-390 on its maiden flight.Embraer on February 3 performed the first flight of its new KC-390 military transport. Test pilots Mozart Louzada and Marcos Salgado de Oliveira Lima and flight test engineers Raphael Lima and Roberto Becker flew the aircraft for 1 hour and 25 minutes, evaluating flying qualities and performance.
   

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