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December 14, 2012
Big Asteroid Tumbles Harmlessly Past Earth
Huntsville AL (SPX) Dec 13, 2012
This week, NASA's Goldstone radar is tracking a large asteroid as it passes by Earth, and obtaining images of unprecedented clarity. "At closest approach on Dec. 12th, asteroid 4179 Toutatis will be 7 million km away or 18 times farther than the Moon," says Lance Benner of NASA's Near Earth Object Program. "There is no danger of a collision with Earth," but the asteroid will be close enough for radar imaging. Asteroid Toutatis is well known to astronomers; it passes by Earth's orbit every 4 years. ... read more
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XTAR Wins $8 Million In New Business
XTAR has announced that it has gained a significant segment of the growing airborne intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (AISR) market over the last 12 months. These contracts represent mo ... more

Environmental satellite produces first photo of Earth
China's first synthetic-aperture radar (SAR) satellite for environmental monitoring has produced its first "clear, coherent and informative" image of Earth, authorities said Monday. The satell ... more

US Army Integrated Air and Missile Defense Battle Command System Software Released
Northrop Grumman has released Version 2.0 of the U.S. Army's Integrated Air and Missile Defense (IAMD) Battle Command System (IBCS) software. This release, recently tested at the Northrop Grumman Co ... more
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Russia shuts down Azerbaijan radar station: Baku
Russia has shut down its Gabala radar station in Azerbaijan, which it earlier offered to share with the United States, due to lease price disagreement, Azerbaijan's foreign ministry said on Monday. ... more


Patriot Air and Missile Defense System Gets Smarter, Faster and Tougher
Deep inside the factory where Patriot defense systems are made, Ken Arruda stopped beside a rolling cart and pointed to a white card sprinkled with what looked like grains of sand. They were compute ... more
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Construction of new-generation radars will begin in Russia in 2013
In the first quarter of next year another new-generation radar "Voronezh" will be accepted for combat duty. First Vice-President of the Academy of Geopolitical Problems, Captain 1st Rank Konst ... more

MEADS Intercepts Air-Breathing Target at White Sands Missile Range
The Medium Extended Air Defense System (MEADS) detected, tracked, intercepted and destroyed an air-breathing target in its first-ever intercept flight test at White Sands Missile Range, N.M. The tes ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Russia warships fire cruise missiles as Moscow backs Syrian army offensive

Glonass system can fully switch to domestic electronics in 2 years

GSSAP reaches initial operational capability

Senior Air Force science exec visits rocket lab

Russia Develops Portable Aerosol Cloud Generator to Conceal Missiles

U.S. State Dept. approves sale of MQ-9 Reapers to Spain

US dismisses Russian cooperation claims over Syria


Japan Schedules Radar Satellite Launch
Japanese national space agency JAXA and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. would launch an H-2A rocket with a radar intelligence satellite early next year, the Kyodo news agency reported on Tuesday. ... more

Nine Radar Images of Asteroid 2007 PA8
A collage shows nine radar images of near-Earth asteroid 2007 PA8 that were obtained between Oct. 31 and Nov. 13, 2012, with data collected by NASA's 230-foot-wide (70-meter) Deep Space Network ante ... more

Beware of permafrost peril, climate talks told
Melting permafrost is emerging as a new factor in climate change, allowing long-frozen carbon to be released into the air and accelerating global warming, the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) said on Tuesday (UNEP). ... more
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UTC Aerospace Systems Selects Headwall Hyperspectral Imaging Sensor For SYERS-2 Program
Headwall Photonics announces that its Hyperspec sensor has been chosen by UTC Aerospace Systems (formerly Goodrich Corporation) for the Senior Year Electro-Optical Reconnaissance Sensor (SYERS-2) pl ... more

NGC Completes Air and Missile Defense Radar Technology Demonstration
Northrop Grumman has successfully completed its technology demonstration contract for the U.S. Navy's Air and Missile Defense Radar (AMDR) by achieving both contract objectives: demonstrating that t ... more
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Risk of cyber attack on global nuclear facilities growing

New polymer creates safer fuels

Extending a battery's lifetime with heat

Improved fuel structure reduces explosive qualities

Scientists present, discuss latest data from experiments smashing nuclei

Russia to Cooperate with Armenia on Nuclear Energy

Bulgaria needs over 6.6 bln US to upgrade nuclear reactors, build one more


CEOs: Global economy, social media risks
A survey of 192 U.S. executives indicates 42 percent say the global economic environment was their biggest source of risk, while 27 percent say social media. ... more

Systems engineering expertise leads to increased counterfire target acquisition radar capabilities
A seamless link from development to production helped to distinguish a recent Department of Defense-awarded radar as one of the top five 2012 defense programs of excellence in systems engineering in ... more

Raytheon achieves critical firsts for US Navy dual-band radar
Raytheon has achieved two significant milestones on the Cobra Judy Replacement program, meeting critical performance requirements to advance ongoing system integration. For the first time, the compa ... more
Rockwell Collins wins Navy E-6b upgrade

Canada widens search for fighter jet beyond F-35

Brazil fighter deal seen to favor Boeing

Adelaide to get submarine testing facility

NTU's 'sense-ational' invention helps underwater vessels navigate with ease

Briton jailed for plot to pass nuclear sub secrets to Russia

Third Boeing GPS IIF Begins Operation After Early Handover to USAF

Putin Urges CIS Countries to Join Glonass

Third Galileo satellite begins transmitting navigation signal

Wildfires Light Up Western Australia

Shadows on ice: Proba-1 images Concordia south polar base

Environmental satellite produces first photo of Earth


Spatial Energy Becomes First Astrium Services OilGas Global Reseller
Spatial Energy has signed a strategic reseller agreement with Astrium Services in Chantilly, Va. This agreement establishes Spatial Energy as the first global reseller of Astrium products and servic ... more

China launches third environment monitoring satellite
China on Monday sent the third satellite in its "Environment I" family into the sky, sharpening its abilities in environmental monitoring and disaster forecasting. The launch marks the complet ... more

New Israeli anti-missile system gets ready
While Israeli forces battle a growing Palestinian missile onslaught from the Gaza Strip, Rafael Advanced Defense Systems is getting ready to field test its newest anti-missile weapon, David's Sling and its Stunner interceptor. ... more

Raytheon submits Space Fence proposal to the USAF
Raytheon has submitted its proposal for the U.S. Air Force's Space Fence program. Space Fence, a large, S-band radar to be based in Kwajalein atoll, will be capable of detecting more and much smalle ... more
24/7 News Coverage
Merkel declares EU asylum rules 'obsolete' as navies tackle smugglers

Climate-linked insurance a boon for poor farmers

Footage shows Indonesia fires as pressure mounts in Singapore

America's children in crossfire of gun control debate

Ten years of searching for Pakistan's earthquake missing

3-D printing techniques help surgeons carve new ears

Plant pest reprograms the roots


Lockheed Martin Submits Space Fence Radar Proposal to USAF to Detect and Track Orbital Objects


US to station powerful radar, space telescope in Australia


Radar Production Readiness Review For Indonesia National Air Space Surveillance Program Completed


NASA Radar Images Asteroid 2007 PA8


Qatar, UAE request $7.6 bn in missile defense: US


NASA Radar Penetrates Thick, Thin of Gulf Oil Spill


Patriot, SM-2 engage ballistic and cruise missile targets in sophisticated test scenario


Lockheed Martin Foliage-Penetrating Reconnaissance Radar Integrated with System to Detect Slow Moving Objects


Sudan a 'dangerous terrorist state': Israeli official


TerraSAR-X images Bonneville salt flats

Raytheon UK awarded a 15-year logistic support contract by NATS

New radar for Israeli ships

China to test driverless cars for 75 miles

ESA deploys first orbital debris test radar in Spain

Russia says Syria plane carried radar equipment

Terrain System Will Help Tactical Low-Level Flight For Transport Planes

Taiwan to ask Apple to blur sensitive military images

NASA Radar to Study Volcanoes in Alaska, Japan

Lockheed Martin Awarded Upgrade Contract For 145 F-16S Of The Republic Of China Air Force

US charges 11 in Russian military exports ring

Landslide mapping in the Swiss Alps

Basing of first US Space Fence facility announced

Radar altimetry gains altitude in Venice

Raytheon MALD-J Decoy Goes 4 for 4 in Operational Flight Tests

Northrop Grumman Completes Field Installations of New B-2 Radar System

US Army, Navy Demonstrate JLENS' Ability to Defeat Anti-ship Cruise Missile

Northrop Grumman to Provide 44 Additional STARLite Radar Systems for the U.S. Army MQ-1C Gray Eagle Unmanned Aircraft System

How bumblebees find efficient routes without a GPS

Discovering Hot Towers

Radar Measurements of Highest Precision

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