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December 13, 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
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
Madrid, Spain (SPX) Dec 06, 2017
Indra to supply Thyssenkrupp SatCom terminals for enhaced stealth capacities on 2 submarines
Galileo satellites atop rocket for next Tuesday's flight
Paris (ESA) Dec 11, 2017
Europe's next four Galileo navigation satellites are in place atop their Ariane 5, ready to be launched next Tuesday. Liftoff from Europe's Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana is scheduled for 18:36 GMT (19:36 CET, 15:36 local time), carrying Galileo satellites 19-22. Completion of Galileo's Ariane 5 rocket took place in the Spaceport's Final Assembly Building, following the arrival t ... more
Kourou, French Guiana (ESA) Dec 11, 2017
Arianespace's second Ariane 5 launch for the Galileo constellation and Europe
Washington (UPI) Dec 5, 2017
Air Force tests Raytheon's GPS receiver aboard B-2 bomber
Paris (ESA) Dec 05, 2017
Space technology to drive autonomous ships
NASA's CATS concludes successful mission on Space Station
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Dec 12, 2017
A spaceborne lidar instrument that fired more laser pulses than any previous orbiting instrument has ended its operations on the International Space Station, after a successful 33-month mission to measure clouds and tiny atmospheric particles that play key roles in Earth's climate and weather. During its mission, NASA's Cloud-Aerosol Transport System (CATS) lidar provided measurements of t ... more
Leeds UK (SPX) Dec 07, 2017
Understanding the climate impact of natural atmospheric particles
Paris (ESA) Dec 06, 2017
Sentinel-5P brings air pollution into focus
Minneapolis MN (SPX) Dec 08, 2017
First global maps of traits that drive vegetation growth
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
Public-private partnership to speed up military technology development
Washington (UPI) Dec 1, 2017
The U.S. Department of Defense, in collaboration with the National Security Technology Accelerator, launched a new Training and Readiness Accelerator, or TREX, this week at a defense industry conference. TREX was unveiled at the Interservice, Industry Training, Simulations and Education Conference in Orlando, Fla., to members of all branches of the military and leaders in the defense in ... 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
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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 7, 2017
Israel Aerospace Industries opens Mexico office
Japan to host joint missile tracking drill amid N. Korea threat
Tokyo (AFP) Dec 10, 2017
Japan will hold a drill with the United States and South Korea this week to practise jointly detecting airborne missiles, officials said Sunday amid rising security threats from North Korea. The announcement of the joint exercise, a sixth such drill since 2016, comes less than two weeks after Pyongyang test-fired a ballistic missile which dropped into the sea inside Japan's exclusive economi ... more
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
Seoul (AFP) Dec 11, 2017
US, S. Korea, Japan start missile-tracking drill, irking China
UN does not confirm Iran link to Yemen missiles: report
United Nations, United States (AFP) Dec 11, 2017
UN officials who examined debris from missiles fired at Saudi Arabia from Yemen have not confirmed that they were Iranian-made but are still analyzing the information, according to a confidential report obtained by AFP on Monday. Saudi Arabia and the United States have accused Iran of supplying weapons to Yemen's Huthi rebels who fired a missile intercepted near Riyadh airport on November 4. ... more
Washington (UPI) Dec 7, 2017
Raytheon awarded modified contract for AIM-120 missiles
Washington (UPI) Nov 29, 2017
Poland to buy AMRAAMs, HIMARS systems from U.S.
Abu Dhabi (AFP) Dec 3, 2017
UAE denies Yemen rebel missile entered its air space
NUS scientist develops 'toolboxes' for quantum cybersecurity
Singapore (SPX) Dec 11, 2017
A quantum information scientist from the National University of Singapore (NUS) has developed efficient "toolboxes" comprising theoretical tools and protocols for quantifying the security of high-speed quantum communication. Assistant Professor Charles Lim is part of an international team of experimental and theoretical scientists from Duke University, Ohio State University and Oak Ridge Nationa ... more
Washington (AFP) Nov 29, 2017
Hackers could get even nastier in 2018: researchers
Brooklyn NY (SPX) Nov 30, 2017
The ultimate defense against hackers may be just a few atoms thick
Durham NC (SPX) Nov 28, 2017
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Dennis Rodman: Trump and N. Korea's Kim 'pretty much the same'
Beijing (AFP) Dec 12, 2017
Former basketball star Dennis Rodman is perhaps the only person in the world to call both US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un "friend". The ex-Chicago Bulls power forward - who has swigged vodka with Kim and been fired by Trump on "Celebrity Apprentice" - believes the two unpredictable leaders "are pretty much the same people". "They love control," Rodman to ... more
Seoul (AFP) Dec 10, 2017
S. Korea to impose new sanctions on Pyongyang: report
Washington (AFP) Dec 12, 2017
US urges talks as North Korea brags of nuclear arsenal
Beijing (AFP) Dec 13, 2017
South Korean leader starts fence-mending trip to China
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
Moscow (Sputnik) Dec 11, 2017
Spaceships and Politics: Sputnik Talks to Cosmonaut Sergei Krikalev
Washington DC (SPX) Dec 11, 2017
Space Policy Directive calls for human expansion across the solar system
San Francisco (AFP) Dec 10, 2017
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Nozzle Assemblies Complete for Exploration Mission-1 Solid Rocket Boosters
Washington DC (SPX) Dec 11, 2017
Space Launch System (SLS) solid rocket booster prime contractor Orbital ATK recently completed work at its Utah facilities on the booster nozzles for Exploration Mission-1 (EM-1), the first flight of SLS and the Orion spacecraft. SLS, the world's most powerful rocket, and Orion will take humans on deep space missions, and the boosters provide most of the power to get the spacecraft off the ... more
Washington (UPI) Dec 7, 2017
Rocket Lab to launch rocket from New Zealand
Kourou (AFP) Dec 12, 2017
Ariane 5 rocket takes off with European GPS satellites
Moscow (AFP) Dec 12, 2017
Russian space agency blames satellite loss on programming error
Two Palestinian militants killed in Gaza explosion
Gaza City, Palestinian Territories (AFP) Dec 12, 2017
Two Palestinian militants were killed in Gaza on Tuesday in an explosion whose cause was unclear, with Israel denying claims from authorities in the Hamas-run enclave that it was responsible. The circumstances of the incident, which occurred near the Gaza Strip's northern border with Israel, left open the question of whether the explosion was accidental. The Islamic Jihad militant group ... more
Ankara (AFP) Dec 11, 2017
On Mideast trip, Putin orders partial withdrawal from Syria
Washington (AFP) Dec 11, 2017
Pentagon skeptical about Russia's Syria pullout claims
Beirut (AFP) Dec 9, 2017
Lebanon PM slams Iraq militia head visit to Israel ceasefire line
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Nature's toughest substances decoded
Houston TX (SPX) Dec 08, 2017
How a material breaks may be the most important property to consider when designing layered composites that mimic those found in nature. A method by Rice University engineers decodes the interactions between materials and the structures they form and can help maximize their strength, toughness, stiffness and fracture strain. In a study that required more than 400 computer simulations of pl ... more
Moscow (AFP) Dec 8, 2017
Russia says 'satellite' could have caused radioactive pollution
Washington DC (SPX) Dec 11, 2017
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NASA Establishes Advisory Group for National Space Council
Washington DC (SPX) Dec 13, 2017
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