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February 27, 2015
MISSILE DEFENSE
GaN-based AESA technology available for Patriot system users
Tewksbury, Mass. (UPI) Feb 23, 2015
Nations using the Patriot defense system can now receive an active electronically scanned array Patriot radar sensor that uses Gallium Nitride technology. Gallium nitride is a semi-conductor material with a high level of heat capacity. Raytheon has been developing the technology for 15 years. It is used in the design of new U.S. Navy air and missile defense radar and a number of U.S. Air Force systems. "GaN-based AESA technology can bring customers of the combat-proven Patriot optimized ... read more
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AEROSPACE

Air Force issues RFI for electronic warfare technology
The U.S. Air Force has issued a Request for Information for a near to midterm technological road map for development of electronic warfare receiver systems. ... more
TECH SPACE

Saab producing components, sub-systems for Marine Corps radar
Saab's U.S. subsidiary has been contracted to provide components and sub-systems of the U.S. Marine Corps AN/TPS-80 Ground/Air Task Oriented Radar system. ... more
SATURN DAILY

A New Way to View Titan: 'Despeckle' It
During 10 years of discovery, NASA's Cassini spacecraft has pulled back the smoggy veil that obscures the surface of Titan, Saturn's largest moon. Cassini's radar instrument has mapped almost half o ... more
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UAV NEWS

GA-ASI tests sense-and-avoid radar on Predator UAV
A pre-production sense-and-avoid radar system for remotely piloted vehicles has been flight tested aboard a Predator B by General Atomics Aeronautical Systems. ... more


AEROSPACE

Lockheed Martin intros new sensor system
Lockheed Martin introduced sensor system that can track and target multiple targets in radar-denied environments. ... more
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ENERGY TECH

Novel high-power microwave generator
High-power microwaves are frequently used in civil applications, such as radar and communication systems, heating and current drive of plasmas in fusion devices, and acceleration in high-energy line ... more
AEROSPACE

Big US defense blimp stirs privacy jitters
On a crisp winter's day, a tethered blimp almost as big as a football field slowly rises into the blue Maryland sky, casting its radar eye over greater Washington and well beyond. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Three rockets launched near-simultaneously in Aegis test

Rise of the Machines: video gamers beware

Russian jets to hold drills over Barents sea

Fighting IS not a priority for Turkey: US spy chief

Australia researchers create 'world first' 3D-printed jet engines

Kerry to meet Russian, Iranian FMs next week

MUOS - a Vital Next Step for Narrowband Satellite Communications

LAUNCH PAD

High seas force SpaceX to ditch bid to recycle rocket
SpaceX said it cannot attempt to recycle the first stage of its Falcon 9 rocket after launch of a space weather observatory on Wednesday because of high seas. ... more
TECH SPACE

SMAP Satellite utilizes Northrop Grumman's AstroMesh Reflector
On January 30th, NASA successfully launched the Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) spacecraft from Vandenberg Air Force Base, on its mission to provide global measurements of soil moisture. A key f ... more
AEROSPACE

Taiwan's F-16s receiving Northrop Grumman fire control radar
Lockheed Martin has given Northrop Grumman its first production order for APG-83 Scalable Agile Beam Radar as part of its upgrade for Taiwanese F-16 fighters. ... more
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LAUNCH PAD

Moog Supports Delta 2 of SMAP satellite
Moog Space and Defense Group provided propulsion control to the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory's (JPL) Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) spacecraft that launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in ... more
SPACEWAR

Japan Successfully Launches New Spy Satellite
Japan successfully completed the launch of a radar reconnaissance satellite on Sunday morning, the Kyodo news agency reports. The launch was performed from the Tanegashima Space Center in the Kagosh ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Wrench thrown in British shale gas gears

Fukushima operator concealed radioactive leak for nearly a year

Moving molecule writes letters

'Ecosystem services' help assess ocean energy development

Lithium from the coal in China

New research predicts when, how materials will act

Watching bonds form using femtosecond X-ray liquidography

LAUNCH PAD

Japan delays launch of satellite due to weather
Japan on Thursday postponed the launch of an information gathering satellite with a radar reconnaissance payload for the Japanese government due to weather. The Japan Aerospace Exploration Age ... more
EARTH OBSERVATION

NASA Data Peers into Greenland's Ice Sheet
Scientists using ice-penetrating radar data collected by NASA's Operation IceBridge and earlier airborne campaigns have built the first-ever comprehensive map of layers deep inside the Greenland Ice ... more
MILPLEX

Airbus DS sells Belgian electronics factory
A Swiss-based equity firm is entering the defense-related business sector through the acquisition of an Airbus Defense and Space electronics plant in Belgium. ... more
IRON AND ICE

Asteroid That Flew Past Earth Has Moon
Scientists working with NASA's 230-foot-wide (70-meter) Deep Space Network antenna at Goldstone, California, have released the first radar images of asteroid 2004 BL86. The images show the asteroid, ... more
TECH SPACE

Raytheon's enhanced AESA radar a boon for F/A-18 aircraft
Raytheon reports a flight test of its APG-79(V)X AESA radar has validated its enhancement of the capabilities of the U.S. Navy's F/A-18C/D aircraft. ... more

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TECH SPACE

Uruguay receives mobile border surveillance system
Turkish defense company Aselsan A.S. reports it has completed a contract to equip the Uruguayan Army with a mobile surveillance radar system. ... more
TECH SPACE

NASA launching spacecraft with 19 foot lasso
NASA's Soil Moisture Active Passive, SMAP, will measure moisture in the Earth's soil, which will help farmers combat the effects of drought. ... more
24/7 News Coverage
Life Might Thrive a Dozen Miles Beneath Earth's Surface

Earth's Moon May Not Be Critical to Life

Planets Can Alter Each Other's Climates over Eons

The Cosmic Chemistry That Gave Rise to Water

Calling on satellites in alpine rescues

IPCC sea-level rise scenarios not fit for purpose for high-risk coastal areas

How does the human brain tackle problems it did not evolve to solve?

STELLAR CHEMISTRY

Terrestrial Gamma-ray Flashes, More Common Than Previously Thought?

TECH SPACE

Technology Innovations Spin NASA's SMAP into Space

UAV NEWS

Radar testing for JLENS aerostat

TECH SPACE

Second ballistic missile defense radar deployed in Japan

MISSILE DEFENSE

US delivers second radar defense system to Japan

LAUNCH PAD

Russian Space Agency Pushes Back Earth Imaging Satellite Launch to Friday

LAUNCH PAD

Strela Rocket With Kondor-E Satellite Blasts Off From Baikonur

TECH SPACE

Danish radars for new British offshore patrol boats

UAV NEWS

Army installs ground-based sense-and-avoid system for drones

MILTECH

Companies partner counter-IED technologies

Dutch Navy LPD getting new radar system

Fermi brings deeper focus to thunderstorm gamma-rays

Exelis providing radar signal simulators to Air Force

Mobile radio passive radar makes harbors safer

French military orders Ground Master air defense radar systems

Dutch launch 'intelligent bicycle' that warns of danger

BAE Systems to produce prototype counter-radar system

Rapiscan adds CounterBomber distance threat detector to portfolio

Raytheon building air and missile defense center for Qatar

Fogo volcano on Sentinel's radar

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