The dreaded ‘Havana syndrome where some 40 US and Canadian diplomats experienced unexplained sickness while on posting to Havana in 2016-2018 has been traced to pesticides and not some ‘secret weapon deployed by the Cuban secret service. Pesticides sprayed as part of an anti-Zika virus fumigation campaign in Cuba was the likely cause of an unexplained illness of United States and Canadian diplomats which Washington blamed on a “Sonic Attack
Australias defense ministry today announced the signing of contracts worth A$238 million with Leidos Australia for the supply and support of chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear defence capabilities for the Australian Defence Force under project Land 2110. Land 2110 Phase 1B is focused on the typical capability elements of CBRN defence: detection identification and monitoring, warning and reporting, physical protection (personal and collective), hazard management, containment and decontamination, medical support and training mechanisms
A British publication revealed in a report on Wednesday that the UK troops have been using the most-controversial thermobaric weapons or also known as ‘vacuum weapons, in its Syrian operations. The UK defense ministry accidentally revealed the details in a Freedom of Information (FoI) response to
The United Kingdom has plans to set up a chemical weapons research facility citing threats from Russia and North Korea. News agencies reported that an announcement to this effect is likely from British Defense Secretary Gavin Williamson today
Japan's Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) has acquired a 19
North Korea has reportedly started ‘loading tests with intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) using a deadly biological agent called anthrax, the Japanese newspaper Asahi reported Wednesday, citing a South Korean source. The spy source told the
Iran has commenced construction of two new nuclear plants in the southern province of Bushehr which will be jointly built with Russia. As per the agreement signed between the senior officials of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) and Russia's Rosatom energy firm, Bushehr nuclear power plantds will be supplying electricity to Irans power grid in 10 years, where phase two of the plant will be completed in seven years and the third two years later
A tunnel near the North Korean nuclear test site collapsed recently trapping 200 people who are feared dead besides sparking concerns of radiation leakage. About 100 people were trapped inside when the unfinished tunnel at the North's Punggye-ri nuclear test site collapsed, and an additional 100 people could have been killed while trying to rescue those trapped as a second collapse occurred, Japan's TV Asahi reported
Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has undertaken trials of the indigenously developed Trawl System that could locate mines in the battlefield for Indian Army. Trawl System is employed for breaching of land mines and creating a vehicle safe lane, through a minefield for the advancing columns of mechanized forces in combat zone
US experts have warned that North Korea could be readying an electromagnetic pulse strike on the US with two satellites already orbiting above America. However, there are fears that Pyongyang is secretly developing the capability to detonate a high-altitude nuclear weapon in space, setting off an EMP that would knock out electrical systems down with catastrophic consequences,
US-led coalition has bombed Daesh depot stores and chemical weapons in Deir ez-Zor on Wednesday, the Syrian General Staff said. "The jets of the so-called US-led coalition launched a strike at about 17:30-17:50 on a Daesh warehouse where many foreign fighters were present, proving that terrorists possess chemical weapons," the Syrian military was quoted as saying by
India has planned to start work on installing 'smart fence' along 3,323-km-long the border that it shares with Pakistan soon. The testing for the fence is in final stages and soon work for erecting it along the Indo-Pak border will begin, Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju said in New Delhi today, NDTv reported The new fencing is likely to have a multi-tier security ring comprising an alarm to security force personnel in case of any infiltration bid or attempts to cut the fence
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