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Watch live: Trump promises new missile interceptors and Space Force to protect U.S.

Watch live: Trump promises new missile interceptors and Space Force to protect U.S.

Business
Jan. 17 (UPI) -- President Donald Trump visited the Pentagon Thursday where he revealed a new missile defense plan he said will be the "best anywhere in the world." Trump talked about increasing the missile capability of the United States first, selling that technology to trusted allies and keeping a watchful eye on rogue regimes that might pursue the capability to launch missiles at the United States. "Their arsenals are getting bigger and stronger. I will accept nothing less for our nation than the most effective, cutting edge missile systems," Trump said. "We have the best anywhere in the world and it's not even close." The United States will change its posture with a new comprehensive strategy that can defend against cruise missiles and hyper-sonic missiles. That includes 20 new groun...
U.S., Japan participate in joint deployment in East China Sea

U.S., Japan participate in joint deployment in East China Sea

Business
Jan. 15 (UPI) -- The United States and Japan conducted a joint two-day deployment in the South China for communication and maneuvering drills. Participating Friday and Saturday were ships assigned to the U.S. Wasp Amphibious Ready Group and the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force amphibious transport dock ship Kunisaki, the U.S. Navy said in a news release. The Wasp ARG has been deployed as part of U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations in support of security and stability in the Indo-Pacific region. The U.S. ships include the USS Wasp, amphibious transport dock USS Green Bay and amphibious assault ship USS Ashland. "We understood each other's radio calls very clearly, and they were very quick with their responses," said Operations Specialist 1st Class Jose Gonzales of the Amphibious Squadron, o...
Northrop Grumman to support U.S. Army's Starlite radar system

Northrop Grumman to support U.S. Army's Starlite radar system

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Jan. 11 (UPI) -- Northrop Grumman Systems Corp. was awarded an $ 86.2 million contract by the U.S. Army in support of the Starlite radar system. The contract, announced Thursday by the Department of Defense, is a hybrid fixed-price and cost-plus-fixed-fee agreement. The AN/ZPY-1 STARLite radar system is a small radar unit used on tactical aerial reconnaissance missions that include moving target detection, maritime searches, battlefield intelligence and through-the-weather surveillance. The system can be used on both manned and unmanned aerial system platforms, according to Northrop Grumman. An estimated completion date for the contract is Jan. 31, 2023, with work locations yet to be determined. The U.S. Army Contracting Command at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., is the contracting agent. [...
U.S. Navy inaugurates new cyber warfare reserve unit

U.S. Navy inaugurates new cyber warfare reserve unit

Business
Jan. 10 (UPI) -- The U.S. Navy announced it has inaugurated a new Navy Cyber Warfare Development Group Reserve unit. Deputy Commander Rear Adm. James Butler presided over the ceremony on Jan. 4 at Club Meade. "We at U.S. Fleet Cyber Command are determine to increase our competitive advantages over our nation's adversaries by focusing on our capabilities, processes, and mostly importantly, our people," Butler said in a statement. "This new Reserve unit will leverage reservists' skill sets to support the active duty NCWDG component and its overall mission to test and deliver advanced cyber, cryptologic and electronic warfare capabilities to the Navy." The new reserve unit was ordered on Jan. 1. Sailors and Marines previously operated as a directorate within the reserve structure and will no...
BTS ends 2018 as second top album seller in U.S.

BTS ends 2018 as second top album seller in U.S.

Entertainment
Jan. 8 (UPI) -- K-pop boy band BTS finished the year 2018 as the second-highest album seller in the United States, behind Eminem, U.S. data showed Tuesday. The 2018 report on U.S. Music Industry Consumption by Buzz Angle Music showed BTS sold 603,307 albums last year, coming after the top seller Eminem's 755,027. The BTS sales figure was far more than those by two English-speaking music idols, Justin Timberlake and Ed Sheeran, who sold 432,913 and 409,291 albums, respectively, to rank 10th and 11th. BTS released two albums last year -- "Love Yourself: Tear" and "Love Yourself: Answer" -- which both topped the Billboard 200 album chart, making the septet one of the few musicians to clinch the top spot of the list twice in one year. The third most sold musician by album sales was Chris Stap...