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December 15, 2017
Army taps Northrop Grumman for new radar risk reduction work

Washington (UPI) Dec 11, 2017
Northrop Grumman reports a U.S. Army contract to perform risk reduction for radar technology and associated mission capabilities. The work under the contract issued by the Army's Lower Tier Program Office, or LTPO, is intended to replace the Army's 50-year-old Patriot radars. "We are excited about this award and the overall mission capabilities we can provide the Army," Roshan Roeder, vice president for global ground-based radars at Northrop Grumman, said in a press release. "We have mor ... read more

Hensoldt intros new counter-drone system
Washington (UPI) Dec 7, 2017
A new counter-drone system by German sensor-maker Hensoldt has been successfully demonstrated at an airfield in Hamburg-Finkenwerder, Germany. ... more
Spain's first radar satellite ready to ship to Vandenberg
Madrid, Spain (SPX) Nov 27, 2017
The high resolution radar, Earth observation PAZ satellite, intended primarily to address civilian surveillance needs and to cover many different applications including defence and security, will sa ... more
High-altitude turbulence data could add 20-minute warning window to tornados
London, Canada (SPX) Nov 29, 2017
When mere seconds of storm warning could mean the difference between harm or safety, two researchers with ties to Western University in London, Canada, have developed a tornado-prediction method the ... more
Researchers camouflage an optical chip rendering it invisible
Beer-Sheva, Israel (SPX) Nov 22, 2017
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) researchers have achieved a breakthrough in manipulating light to render an object, such as an optical chip, invisible. According to the recent study p ... more
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Lockheed Martin Achieves Long Range Discrimination Radar Critical Design Review On-Schedule
Moorestown NJ (SPX) Nov 17, 2017
Lockheed Martin completed a rigorous Critical Design Review (CDR) on Sept. 28 with the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) for the Long Range Discrimination Radar (LRDR), demonstrating compliance to all te ... more
First coast-to-coast land motion map of Scotland derived from satellite radar images
Nottingham UK (SPX) Nov 08, 2017
The first country-wide map of relative land motion has been created by a team at the University of Nottingham. Using hundreds of satellite radar images the team, working with Geomatic Ventures Limit ... more
Leonardo tapped by British Royal Air Force for radar testing equipment
Washington (UPI) Nov 12, 2017
Leonardo over the weekend announced a contract with the British Ministry of Defense for equipment that will simulate radar threats to the Royal Air Force's Airbus A400M Atlas military transport aircraft. ... more
Taiwan grounds Mirage jets after plane goes missing
Taipei (AFP) Nov 8, 2017
Taiwan's air force said Wednesday it has grounded all its Mirage jets as it searched for a pilot who went missing while conducting a training mission in one of the French-made fighters. ... more
Cheyenne Mountain sees better satellite picture
Hanscom AFB MA (SPX) Nov 06, 2017
Upgraded Early Warning Radars now provide data on man-made space-based objects without delay, thanks to efforts of Air Force Life Cycle Management Center personnel at Peterson Air Force Base, Colora ... more
Indonesia orders NASAMS air defense system
Washington (UPI) Oct 31, 2017
Indonesia has ordered an air defense system from Kongsberg of Norway, the company announced on Tuesday. ... more

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Raytheon awarded $1.5B contract for radar systems
Washington (UPI) Oct 29, 2017
The Missile Defense Agency announced late Friday that Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems would be awarded a new deal worth a reported $1.5 billion for advanced surveillance radar systems. ... more
Canadian SAR aircraft to feature Elta Systems radars
Washington (UPI) Oct 24, 2017
Canada's new search-and-rescue aircraft from Airbus Defense and Space are to feature ELM-2022A maritime patrol radars from Israel Aerospace Industries. ... more
Saab upgrading Norwegian radars under NATO contract
Washington (UPI) Oct 11, 2017
Saab announced Wednesday it will upgrade air surveillance radars in Norway under a contract received from the NATO Support and Procurement Agency. ... more
Thales demos capability of ballistic missile tracking radar
Washington (UPI) Oct 9, 2017
Thales' SMART-L MM radar system has successfully demonstrated its missile-tracking capabilities in a U.S. Navy exercise in Europe, the company announced on Monday. ... more

Draken International to buy surplus South African fighters
Washington (UPI) Dec 12, 2017
South Africa's state-owned defense company, Denel SOC Ltd., is selling 12 surplus Cheetah fighter jets to Draken International, a U.S.-based tactical fighter training company. The sales contract, announced Tuesday by Denel, includes return to service and flight acceptance tests in South Africa and aircraft delivery to the United States. The company is also pursuing post-delivery logisti ... more
Ottawa (AFP) Dec 12, 2017
Canada to buy 18 used Australian jetsw
Doha (AFP) Dec 10, 2017
Qatar signs $8-bn deal to buy 24 Typhoon fighters from UK
Washington (UPI) Dec 8, 2017
Bell-Boeing awarded contract for materials, support of V-22 Osprey
Ocean of Things Aims to Expand Maritime Awareness across Open Seas
Washington DC (SPX) Dec 07, 2017
The internet of things connects an ever-growing number of smart devices for up-to-the-minute monitoring and tracking of many common events. Head out to most parts of the open ocean, however, and no such capability exists for real-time monitoring of maritime activity. DARPA has announced its Ocean of Things program, which seeks to enable persistent maritime situational awareness over large ... more
Durham NC (SPX) Dec 14, 2017
Electromagnetic water cloak eliminates drag and wake
Ottawa (AFP) Dec 7, 2017
Canada rejects Fincantieri-Naval Group warships offer
London (AFP) Dec 7, 2017
Queen inaugurates new 'best of British' aircraft carrier
First GPS 3 satellite receives commands from new OCX ground control segment
Denver CA (SPX) Dec 15, 2017
The first advanced GPS III satellite successfully established remote connectivity and communicated with the Next Generation Operational Control System (OCX), further validating the U.S. Air Force's modernized Global Positioning System (GPS) is ready to launch its first satellite. On November 2, 2017, GPS III Space Vehicle 01 (GPS III SV01), the first of 10 GPS III satellites designed by Lo ... more
Kourou, French Guiana (ESA) Dec 11, 2017
Arianespace's second Ariane 5 launch for the Galileo constellation and Europe
Paris (ESA) Dec 11, 2017
Galileo satellites atop rocket for next Tuesday's flight
Washington (UPI) Dec 5, 2017
Air Force tests Raytheon's GPS receiver aboard B-2 bomber
'Smoke rings' in the ocean spotted from space
Liverpool UK (SPX) Dec 14, 2017
Researchers from the University of Liverpool have spotted the equivalent of smoke-rings in the ocean which they think could 'suck-up' small marine creatures and carry them at high speed and for long distances across the ocean. The ocean is full of eddies, swirling motions some tens to hundreds of kilometres across, which mix the water and carry it across the average currents. The 'sm ... more
Laurel MD (SPX) Dec 15, 2017
APL Monitoring Instrument Rides into Space
Boulder CO (SPX) Dec 14, 2017
Space Mystery Solved by Student Satellite
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Dec 12, 2017
NASA's CATS concludes successful mission on Space Station
Military defense market faces new challenges to acquiring SatCom platforms
McLean VA (SPX) Dec 11, 2017
With high-throughput satellites covering 99% of the populated regions of the world, commercial satellite providers like Intelsat General are ready and willing to serve the growing bandwidth needs of the military defense market. But there's a catch. At the Global MilsatCom conference held earlier this month in London, new acquisition challenges came to light: Countries are still trying to figure ... more
Washington (UPI) Dec 6, 2017
Harris contracted by Army for radios for security force assistance brigades
Denver CO (SPX) Dec 07, 2017
Joint Hellas-Sat-4 and SaudiGeoSat-1 satellite ready for environmental tests
McLean VA (SPX) Dec 07, 2017
Government outsourcing disrupts space as SatComm services commercialised
Medical issues affect British army readiness
Washington (UPI) Dec 6, 2017
Nearly one in five British army troops cannot perform full combat duties because of illness, injuries or other reasons, news reports from England said. /> Of the 18,000 active-duty troops affected, only about 10,000 could only take part in certain combat operations. Conservative Member of Parliament, Andrew Bowie, a former naval officer, uncovered the figures through a written ... more
Washington (UPI) Dec 1, 2017
U.S. Army to upgrade weapons on Abrams tanks
Washington (UPI) Nov 30, 2017
Data-collecting device could make for better training of soldiers
Washington (UPI) Dec 1, 2017
Public-private partnership to speed up military technology development
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Department of Defense seeks to speed up acquisition process
Washington (UPI) Dec 8, 2017
Senior leaders at the Department of Defense testified on Capitol Hill that they are attempting to reform and speed up an acquisition process that has dogged the agency for years. The Senate Armed Services Committee on Thursday heard testimony from U.S. Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson, alongside other military officials, including Ellen Lord, the Pentagon's top acquisition official. / ... more
Brussels (AFP) Dec 11, 2017
EU launches defence pact with submarine drones
The Hague (AFP) Dec 8, 2017
Dutch want arms dealer's extradition after S.Africa arrest
Washington (UPI) Dec 8, 2017
Raytheon forms new company in United Arab Emirates
US, S. Korea, Japan start missile-tracking drill, irking China
Seoul (AFP) Dec 11, 2017
The US, South Korea and Japan carried out joint exercises Monday to track missiles from North Korea, as China warned that such manoeuvres fuel tensions following nuclear-armed Pyongyang's longest-range test launch to date. The trilateral drill comes less than two weeks after Pyongyang test-fired a new intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) and declared it had achieved nuclear statehood, e ... more
Tokyo (AFP) Dec 10, 2017
Japan to host joint missile tracking drill amid N. Korea threat
Jerusalem (AFP) Dec 8, 2017
Israel shoots down rocket fired from Gaza: army
Tokyo (AFP) Dec 8, 2017
Japan plans long-range missiles amid N. Korea threat: minister
Iran supplied ballistic missile to Yemen rebels: US
Washington (AFP) Dec 14, 2017
US ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley presented what she called "undeniable" evidence Thursday that a ballistic missile fired by Huthi rebels in Yemen at Saudi Arabia last month was Iranian-made, a charge Tehran immediately denied. Haley accused Tehran of a "blatant violation" of UN Security Council obligations designed to rein in its missile activity, further stepping up the rheto ... more
Washington (UPI) Dec 13, 2017
Lockheed Martin successfully fired their new anti-ship missile
United Nations, United States (AFP) Dec 11, 2017
UN does not confirm Iran link to Yemen missiles: report
Washington (UPI) Dec 7, 2017
Raytheon awarded modified contract for AIM-120 missiles
Lockheed Martin tapped to provide cyber security support
Washington (UPI) Dec 12, 2017
Lockheed Martin has been awarded an indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract from the U.S. Navy for cyber security support services. The Department of Defense on Monday announced the $77.7 million contract, which enables Lockheed Martin to "sustain analysis, design, development, test integration, deployment and operations of information technology systems and services for the c ... more
London (AFP) Dec 13, 2017
Facebook accused of inaction over Russian ads in Brexit vote
Addis Ababa (AFP) Dec 12, 2017
Facing dissent from abroad, Ethiopia turns to spyware
Singapore (SPX) Dec 11, 2017
NUS scientist develops 'toolboxes' for quantum cybersecurity
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Boeing to support Air Force's minuteman program
Washington (UPI) Dec 13, 2017
The Boeing Company has been awarded a modified contract to support a minuteman force development evaluation test flight program for the U.S. Air Force. The deal, announced Tuesday by the Department of Defense, is worth more than $40.6 million and modifies a previous contract award to procure mod 7 wafer instrumentation support kits. The kits are used to enable size and weight red ... more
Washington (AFP) Dec 15, 2017
Putin, Trump discuss N Korea in phone call
United Nations, United States (AFP) Dec 13, 2017
US envoy Haley to present 'irrefutable evidence' on Iran
Beijing (AFP) Dec 12, 2017
Dennis Rodman: Trump and N. Korea's Kim 'pretty much the same'
NASA Establishes Advisory Group for National Space Council
Washington DC (SPX) Dec 13, 2017
NASA has established a new advisory group on behalf of the National Space Council that will represent the expertise, interests and perspectives of non-federal aerospace organizations to the National Space Council. The official charter for the Users' Advisory Group (UAG) was signed by acting NASA Administrator Robert Lightfoot on Dec. 6, and subsequently announced in the Federal Register. I ... more
Palo Alto, CA (SPX) Dec 14, 2017
PARC to Partner with Commercial Space Leader to Accelerate Space R and D
Paris (ESA) Dec 15, 2017
Paolo Nespoli returns to Earth
Dzhezkazgan, Kazakhstan (AFP) Dec 14, 2017
Two astronauts, cosmonaut return from five-month ISS mission
In first, SpaceX launches recycled rocket and spaceship
Miami (AFP) Dec 15, 2017
For the first time, SpaceX on Friday blasted off both a rocket and a cargo ship that have flown before, a step forward in the company's goal to lower the cost of spaceflight. After the launch, the California-based company headed by Internet tycoon Elon Musk landed its rocket booster upright on solid ground at Cape Canaveral, Florida. SpaceX has now managed to return 20 of its rocket boos ... more
Stennis Space Center, MS (SPX) Dec 15, 2017
RS-25 Engine Test is Giant Step for 3-D Printing
Moscow (AFP) Dec 12, 2017
Russian space agency blames satellite loss on programming error
Washington DC (UPI) Dec 11, 2017
Rocket Lab makes another attempt at rocket launch in New Zealand
US jets intercept Russian warplanes in Syria: Pentagon
Washington (AFP) Dec 14, 2017
A pair of US warplanes intercepted two Russia jets over a part of Syria they were not supposed to be operating in, the Pentagon said Thursday. At one point during Wednesday's incident, the American F-22 Raptor stealth fighters deployed chaff and flares to convince the Russian Su-25s to leave the area, and one US pilot had to "aggressively maneuver" to avoid a midair collision, Pentagon spoke ... more
Beirut (AFP) Dec 14, 2017
US-led air strikes kill 23 civilians in Syria: monitor
Sanaa (AFP) Dec 13, 2017
Strikes kill 30 in rebel-run Yemen prison: rebel TV
Gaza City, Palestinian Territories (AFP) Dec 12, 2017
Two Palestinian militants killed in Gaza explosion
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Boeing tapped to sustain Space-Based Space Surveillance system
Washington (UPI) Dec 14, 2017
The Boeing Co. has been awarded a modified contract from the U.S. Air Force for sustainment of the space-based space surveillance Block 10 satellite. The deal, announced Wednesday by the Department of Defense and worth more than $21.9 million under the terms of the contract, is classified as a cost-plus-incentive-fee and cost-plus-fixed-fee contract. The Space Based Space Surveil ... more
Grenoble, France (SPX) Dec 14, 2017
Brittle starfish shows how to make tough ceramics
Moscow (AFP) Dec 8, 2017
Russia says 'satellite' could have caused radioactive pollution
Washington (UPI) Dec 11, 2017
Army taps Northrop Grumman for new radar risk reduction work
NASA Establishes Advisory Group for National Space Council
Washington DC (SPX) Dec 13, 2017
NASA has established a new advisory group on behalf of the National Space Council that will represent the expertise, interests and perspectives of non-federal aerospace organizations to the National Space Council. The official charter for the Users' Advisory Group (UAG) was signed by acting NASA Administrator Robert Lightfoot on Dec. 6, and subsequently announced in the Federal Register. I ... more
Palo Alto, CA (SPX) Dec 14, 2017
PARC to Partner with Commercial Space Leader to Accelerate Space R and D
Paris (ESA) Dec 15, 2017
Paolo Nespoli returns to Earth
Dzhezkazgan, Kazakhstan (AFP) Dec 14, 2017
Two astronauts, cosmonaut return from five-month ISS mission
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