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China says it has developed a new radar system that can spot US stealth fighters at incredible distances
Business Insider

China says it has developed an over-the-horizon maritime early warning radar that can detect stealth aircraft beyond visual range. Liu Yongtan, the team leader for the radar project, told Chinese media that the radar emits high-frequency electromagnetic waves… more…

Harry Reid wants hearings on what the military knows about UFOs: 'They would be surprised how the American public would accept it'
Fox News

Nearly two years after it was reported that the Pentagon set up a secret program to investigate UFOs at the request of former Sen. Majority Leader Harry Reid, the former Senator is clamoring for Congress to look into what the military knows about their existe… more…

Inflatables, solids, strap-ons and riders – oh my, it's the week in space
Theregister.co.uk

Also, decoding the Donald and opening up BEAM Roundup Presidential frothing over NASA's direction was swiftly wiped from the walls last week while ESA continued quietly progressing towards new rockets and vehicles.… <!--#include virtual='/data_centre/_whitepa… more…

A new moon race is on. Is China already ahead?
Politico

The Trump administration wants to get back to the moon—but Beijing's single-minded focus could outpace a NASA with competing priorities. more…

Twin NASA satellites to study signal disruption from space
Phys.org

NASA's twin E-TBEx CubeSats—short for Enhanced Tandem Beacon Experiment—are scheduled to launch in June 2019 aboard the Department of Defense's Space Test Program-2 launch. The launch includes a total of 24 satellites from government and research institutions… more…

Should Investors Worry About Defense-Industry Consolidation?
Fool.com

The government advocated mergers in years past, but that push makes it harder for companies to get deals done today like United Technologies/Raytheon. more…

After Hours: Activist Doesn't Want Raytheon and United Technologies to Merge; Mattel Says "No"!
Fool.com

It's merger mania in the evening hours! Actually, quite the opposite... more…

Downstream Merger Monday
Fool.com

Tilray is taking over its majority stakeholder. Welcome to downstream merger Monday, and be glad if you’re a Tilray shareholder. more…

New FormBook Dropper Harbors Obfuscation, Persistence
Threatpost.com

Never-before-seen dropper found in FormBook samples that has increased persistence and obfuscation capabilities. more…

Airbus Partners with Microsoft to Begin Selling HoloLens 2 Software After Successful AR Pilot Program
Reality.news

Aircraft manufacturer Airbus is so impressed with the boost in productivity it has gained from Microsoft's HoloLens, the company will begin offering augmented reality software to its customers. On Monday at the Paris Air Show, Airbus announced that it will be… more…

Chinese-Owned Company Supplies Electronics On U.S. And U.K. F-35 Fighter Jets
Forbes.com

The security debate continues to rage as to the supply chain risk that China presents to critical industries and national security. Somewhat awkwardly, a supplier to the F-35 program has now been publicly outed as Chinese-owned, even though the news has been … more…

Merger of Defense Giants Raytheon And United Technologies Has Its Downsides and Black Marks
Forbes.com

The recently announced merger of Raytheon and United Technologies will create a new giant that will be the number two American defense contractor. This is two big, and, the contractors have a checkered past. more…

Emails show Trump official consulted global warming rejecters - AOL
Aol.com

Emails show Trump official consulted global warming rejecters AOL Emails reveal Trump official consulted climate change deniers NBC News White House physicist sought aid of rightwing thinktank to challenge climate science The Guardian Emails show Trump offici… more…

Investor Ackman opposes United Technologies' aerospace merger with Raytheon: source
Reuters

William Ackman's activist hedge fund Pershing Square Capital Management LP is opposed to United Technologies Corp's $120 billion aerospace merger with defense contractor Raytheon Co, a person familiar with the matter said on Tuesday. more…

Airbus urges UTC not to be distracted by Raytheon deal
Reuters

Airbus said on Friday it had urged United Technologies to "keep its eye on the ball" in its role as a commercial aerospace supplier as it moves toward a planned merger with U.S. defense contractor Raytheon. more…

Defense Contractors Join Forces as Pentagon Spending Slows - The Wall Street Journal
The Wall Street Journal

The biggest aerospace-and-defense merger ever, between United Technologies and Raytheon, caps two years of deal making in an industry that is reorganizing in anticipation of slower growth in Pentagon spending and new priorities. more…

United Technologies CEO explains why Boston is key for new aerospace giant - Fox Business
Foxbusiness.com

United Technologies CEO explains why Boston is key for new aerospace giant Fox Business United Technologies' move from Connecticut to Boston over taxes is 'false,' said Grey Hays. more…

Gov. Ivey to lead Alabama team on European business mission - Made In Alabama
Madeinalabama.com

Gov. Ivey to lead Alabama team on European business mission Made In Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey and Commerce Sec. Greg Canfield will lead an Alabama team at the Paris Air Show, then travel to Germany for meetings with Mercedes officials. more…

Activist investor Bill Ackman opposes Raytheon-United Technologies merger - Fox Business
Foxbusiness.com

Activist investor Bill Ackman opposes Raytheon-United Technologies merger Fox Business Ackman cited the volatility of the Pentagon's annual budget as a top concern over the tie-up. more…

L3, Harris to divest 'significant' portion of business post merger - DefenseNews.com
Defensenews.com

L3, Harris to divest 'significant' portion of business post merger DefenseNews.com LE BOURGET, France — The combined entity of L3 Harris Technologies will divest a significant piece of business, likely in the first six months after the merger... more…