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November 02, 2012
EARTH OBSERVATION
NASA Radar Penetrates Thick, Thin of Gulf Oil Spill
Pasadena CA (JPL) Oct 31, 2012
Researchers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena have developed a method to use a specialized NASA 3-D imaging radar to characterize the oil in oil spills, such as the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The research can be used to improve response operations during future marine oil spills. Caltech graduate student Brent Minchew and JPL researchers Cathleen Jones and Ben Holt analyzed NASA radar imagery collected over the ma ... read more

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MISSILE DEFENSE

Patriot, SM-2 engage ballistic and cruise missile targets in sophisticated test scenario
Raytheon's radars, missiles and integrated systems played key roles in the U.S. Missile Defense Agency's Flight Test Integrated-01, the largest combined developmental and operational integrated live ... more
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TECH SPACE

Lockheed Martin Foliage-Penetrating Reconnaissance Radar Integrated with System to Detect Slow Moving Objects
After multiple ground demonstrations in operational environments, a Lockheed Martin penetrating radar capability that can peer through trees to detect slowly moving troops and ground vehicles is rea ... more
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TERROR WARS

Sudan a 'dangerous terrorist state': Israeli official
Sudan is a "dangerous terrorist state," a top Israeli defence official said on Thursday after the Sudanese government accused Israel of carrying out a deadly missile strike on a military factory in Khartoum. ... more
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EARTH OBSERVATION

TerraSAR-X images Bonneville salt flats
Clouds, darkness, rain - the radar 'vision' of TerraSAR-X is unaffected by these conditions. Dark and light areas contrast clearly in this image, acquired by the German Aerospace Center's (Deutsches ... more
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MILTECH

Raytheon UK awarded a 15-year logistic support contract by NATS
Raytheon UK has been awarded a contract for the logistic support of NATS en route surveillance infrastructure, covering 23 radar sites throughout the UK, including those at London's three major airp ... more
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FLOATING STEEL

New radar for Israeli ships
Sa'ar 4.5-class missile ships of the Israeli navy are receiving new Advanced Lightweight Phased Array Radar systems. ... more
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CAR TECH

China to test driverless cars for 75 miles
Engineers in China say unmanned automobiles will travel from Beijing to Tianjin, a distance of 75 miles, sometime next year in a test of driverless technology. ... more
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Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Russia to 'boost military presence' on disputed Kurils

Rouhani says Iran bears no hostility to the world

F-35 in first international flight

US to send 'non-lethal' military aid to Ukraine: Hagel

ISS to Beam Video via Laser Back to Earth

US settlement reached to sell Iran-owned skyscraper in New York

Iraq policeman dies shielding recruits, attacks kill 21

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TECH SPACE

ESA deploys first orbital debris test radar in Spain
A new radar designed to test methods for finding orbital debris that can be hazardous to space navigation has been installed in Spain. The radar will be used to develop future debris warning service ... more
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WAR REPORT

Russia says Syria plane carried radar equipment
Russia said on Friday the Syrian plane intercepted by Turkey on a flight from Moscow was carrying a cargo of dual-purpose radar equipment but insisted that Moscow did not violate any laws. ... more
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TECH SPACE

Terrain System Will Help Tactical Low-Level Flight For Transport Planes
An innovative Terrain Following and Terrain Avoidance (TF/TA) system under development at Elbit Systems, in cooperation with Northrop Grumman, will enable pilots to fly and maneuver more safely in T ... more
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TAIWAN NEWS

Taiwan to ask Apple to blur sensitive military images
Taiwan said Tuesday it will ask US tech giant Apple to blur satellite images of sensitive military installations which are freely available to iPhone 5 users. ... more
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SHAKE AND BLOW

NASA Radar to Study Volcanoes in Alaska, Japan
A NASA aircraft carrying a unique 3-D aerial radar developed by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif., has left California for a 10-day campaign to study active volcanoes in Alaska and ... more
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AEROSPACE

Lockheed Martin Awarded Upgrade Contract For 145 F-16S Of The Republic Of China Air Force
Lockheed Martin has been awarded a contract valued up to $1.85 billion by the U.S. Government to initiate the upgrade of 145 Block 20 F-16A/B aircraft for the Republic of China (RoC). This retrofit ... more
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MILPLEX

US charges 11 in Russian military exports ring
The United States announced criminal charges Wednesday against 11 members of an alleged ring illegally exporting $50 million worth of high-tech military electronics to Russia under the guise of civilian deals. ... more
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EARTH OBSERVATION

Landslide mapping in the Swiss Alps
Archived radar data from the Envisat mission are playing an important role in mapping landslides in Switzerland. The mission's vast archives continue to prove useful for mapping ground deformation. ... more
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24/7 Energy News Coverage
Russia may lose energy game over Ukraine, U.S. says

Obama launches measures to support solar energy in US

Fracking study in Pennsylvania finds few water concerns

Deep sea rocks may be future source for rare earth metals

BOEM extends planning time for OCS renewables

N.D. governor questions coal pollution limits

Chinese dream trumps environment as cars sales boom

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TECH SPACE

Basing of first US Space Fence facility announced
The Air Force will base a Space Fence radar site on Kwajalein Island in the Republic of the Marshall Islands with initial operations capability planned for fiscal 2017. The Fence will provide ... more
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EARTH OBSERVATION

Radar altimetry gains altitude in Venice
Scientists have gathered in the 'floating city' this week to talk about radar altimetry - measuring the heights of the global sea surface, freshwater bodies, land and ice using spaceborne sensors. ... more
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MILTECH

Raytheon MALD-J Decoy Goes 4 for 4 in Operational Flight Tests
The U.S. Air Force and Raytheon have begun operational testing of the Miniature Air Launched Decoy Jammer (MALD-J). After completing a highly successful developmental test phase, the MALD-J team ach ... more
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TECH SPACE

Northrop Grumman Completes Field Installations of New B-2 Radar System
Northrop Grumman has completed - ahead of schedule - all field installations of a new radar system for the U.S. Air Force's fleet of B-2 stealth bombers. Every operational B-2 is now equipped ... more
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MISSILE NEWS

US Army, Navy Demonstrate JLENS' Ability to Defeat Anti-ship Cruise Missile
A recent U.S. Army and Navy test has proved that the Raytheon JLENS can integrate with defensive systems currently in the U.S. Navy's inventory to provide, for the first time, overland cruise missil ... more
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UAV NEWS

Northrop Grumman to Provide 44 Additional STARLite Radar Systems for the U.S. Army MQ-1C Gray Eagle Unmanned Aircraft System
Northrop Grumman has been selected to supply an additional 44 STARLite wide area surveillance radars for the U.S. Army's MQ-1C Gray Eagle unmanned aircraft system. STARLite features synthetic apertu ... more
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FLORA AND FAUNA

How bumblebees find efficient routes without a GPS
Scientists from Queen Mary, University of London have tracked bumblebees for the first time to see how they select the optimal route to collect nectar from multiple flowers and return to their nest. ... more
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SHAKE AND BLOW

Discovering Hot Towers
Two hours before Hurricane Isaac made landfall, a satellite orbiting hundreds of miles above the storm used a radar instrument to map the storm's inner structure. The instrument on the Tropical Rain ... more
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S.Africa, Mozambique reach deal to fight rhino poaching

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TECH SPACE

Radar Measurements of Highest Precision
Scientists of KIT and Ruhr-Universitat Bochum (RUB) have reached a record precision in radar distance measurements. With the help of a new radar system, an accuracy of one micrometer was achieved in ... more
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MISSILE DEFENSE

N. Korea blasts US plan for new radar base in Japan
North Korea on Thursday lashed out at a US plan to build a new radar base in Japan, saying it would escalate an arms race and leave Pyongyang no option but to develop "more powerful nuclear weapons". ... more
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TECH SPACE

Lockheed Martin Awarded Contract to Solidify Long Range Radar Requirement for 3DELRR Program
The U.S. Air Force awarded Lockheed Martin a nearly $36 million contract for the next part of its Three Dimensional Expeditionary Long Range Radar (3DELRR) program. The 3DELRR is intended to serve a ... more
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TECH SPACE

Raytheon awarded contract for USAF F-15E Radar Modernization Program
Raytheon Company has been awarded its second contract from Boeing Company for low-rate initial production (LRIP) of active electronically scanned array radar systems for the U.S. Air Force F-15E Rad ... more
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TECH SPACE

European industry develops space safety radar
ESA will boost European industrial expertise by developing a new radar as part of the Agency's Space Situational Awareness programme. The radar will test future debris monitoring techniques, helping ... more
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MISSILE DEFENSE

US to station second X-band missile radar in Japan
US and Japanese defence ministers have agreed to deploy another X-band missile defence radar in Japan, US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Monday. ... more
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TECH SPACE

European industry develops space safety radar
ESA will boost European industrial expertise by developing a new radar as part of the Agency's Space Situational Awareness programme. The radar will test future debris monitoring techniques, helping ... more
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ENERGY TECH

Russia is facing strong competition from US shale gas expansion
Russia's hegemony in the gas sector had flown under the radar until recently, as the country now enjoys the status of the world's largest exporter. The situation started to change over the last deca ... more
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