ACDC News and Views (July 4 – 10, 2024)

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1. Russia conducts mobile nuclear missile launcher

https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/russia-conducts-mobile-nuclear-missile-launcher-drills-2024-07-05/

2. Military exercises of 5 countries start in Kazakhstan

https://akipress.com/news:783862:Military_exercises_of_5_countries_start_in_Kazakhstan/

3. Europe is Quietly Debating a Nuclear Future Without the US

https://www.politico.com/news/magazine/2024/07/04/europe-us-nuclear-weapons-00166070

4. Japan and the Philippines sign a defense pact in the face of shared alarm over China

https://apnews.com/article/japan-philippines-reciprocal-access-agreement-0e37d57563d475d7507f1647b440e4c2

5. China develops new stealth aircraft likely to be deployed on carriers

https://asia.nikkei.com/Politics/Defense/China-develops-new-stealth-aircraft-likely-to-be-deployed-on-carriers

6. China’s Artificial Sun Generated a Magnetic Field, Clearing a Real Path for Fusion

 https://www.popularmechanics.com/science/a61503601/china-artificial-sun-magnetic-field-nuclear-fusion/

7. Trump Advisers Call for U.S. Nuclear Weapons Testing if He Is Elected

https://www.nytimes.com/2024/07/05/science/nuclear-testing-trump.html

8. US nuclear missile program costs soar to $160 billion

https://tribune.com.pk/story/2477119/us-nuclear-missile-program-costs-soar-to-160-billion

9. Pentagon keeps commitment to Sentinel nuclear missile as costs balloon https://www.defensenews.com/air/2024/07/08/pentagon-keeps-commitment-to-sentinel-nuclear-missile-as-costs-balloon/
10. Korea mulling possible purchase of Polish military drones

https://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/nation/2024/07/205_378236.html

11. Australia to purchase U.S.-made ‘killer drones’

https://asia.nikkei.com/Politics/Defense/Australia-to-purchase-U.S.-made-killer-drones

12. The path forward for sustainable space exploration

https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2024/07/sustainable-space-exploration-path-forward/

13.  Seeding the future of space warfare

https://spacenews.com/seeding-the-future-of-space-warfare/

14.  Pak-China Joint Lab for AI to intelligentize Pakistan’s agriculture https://www.nation.com.pk/09-Jul-2024/pak-china-joint-lab-for-ai-to-intelligentize-pakistan-s-agriculture
15.  SpaceX launches Türkiye’s 1st homegrown communications satellite to orbit https://www.space.com/spacex-turksat-6a-communications-satellite-launch

 

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