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January 09, 2017
TECH SPACE
RADA contracted for high energy laser radars



Netanya, Israel (UPI) Jan 4, 2017
RADA Electronic Industries has received an order to supply its Multi-mission Hemispheric Radar system to an undisclosed customer in Far East Asia. While the company did not reveal any details about its client outside of its relative location, it did reveal the customer intends to procure the technology to support its High Energy Laser ground-based tactical weapon system. The High Energy Laser, or HEL, is used to support a variety of military missions, and is designed to engage short-rang ... read more

EARTH OBSERVATION
Scientists use satellites to spot Svalbard avalanches
The Arctic Ocean's mild, rainy autumn has become a mild and rainy winter, triggering avalanches in Svalbard, an archipelago north of mainland Norway. ... more
TECH SPACE
Saab, UAE sign radar support deal
An airborne surveillance system of the United Arab Emirates is receiving maintenance and support services from Saab under a new two-year contract. ... more
ICE WORLD
Satellites observe 'traffic jams' in Antarctic Ice Stream caused by tides
For the first time, researchers have closely observed how the ocean's tides can speed up or slow down the speed of glacial movement in Antarctica. The new data will help modelers better predict how ... more
TECH SPACE
Raytheon to produce additional Air and Missile Defense Radar equipment
Raytheon has received a $110 million contract modification to produce additional material for the U.S. Navy's Air and Missile Defense Radar Program. ... more
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TECH SPACE
U.S. State Dept. approves Sea Giraffe 3D radars for the Philippines
The U.S. State Department has approved the proposed sale of AN/SPS-77 Sea Giraffe 3D Air Search Radars to the government of the Philippines. ... more
TECH SPACE
Velodyne LiDAR makes breakthrough for tiny, low cost solid-state LiDAR sensors
Velodyne LiDAR has announced a groundbreaking design for a solid-state LiDAR sensor that can deliver a subsystem cost of under $50 U.S. when sold in high-volume manufacturing scale. The techno ... more
AEROSPACE
Boeing delivers digital flight deck upgrades to NATO fleet
Boeing delivered the first 14 E-3A Airborne Warning and Control System aircraft with cockpit upgrades for NATO's fleet. ... more
MILTECH
Northrop Grumman taps Saab to help produce ground-based AESA radars
Saab has received an $18.6 million contract to provide supporting AN/TPS-80 Ground/Air Task Oriented Radar components for the U.S. Marine Corps. ... more
ICE WORLD
Arctic freeze slows down
ESA's CryoSat satellite has found that the Arctic has one of the lowest volumes of sea ice of any November, matching record lows in 2011 and 2012. Early winter growth of ice in the Arctic has been a ... more


Textron introduces new aircraft survivability equipment

WHITE OUT
New sensor to help scientists study inside avalanches
Scientists believe a new sensor will enable them to conduct the first comprehensive survey of the insides of an avalanche. ... more
MISSILE NEWS
Raytheon to provide missile warning systems for Taiwan
The U.S. Air Force has awarded Raytheon a $26 million contract modification to supply Taiwan with upgraded missile warning radar centers. ... more

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Vanilla aircraft proves to be anything but plain
A DARPA-backed small business effort broke boundaries for long-endurance flight this month by launching a uniquely designed, combustion-powered unmanned aircraft that stayed aloft for more than two days and two nights. The flight was terminated several days ahead of schedule because of incoming weather. But the craft-built by Vanilla Aircraft of Falls Church, Virginia-landed safely with mo ... more
MH370: No suspicions of crew, passengers, says French probe

ALIAS Pushes the Envelope on Aircraft Automation

U.S. Air Force contracts BAE Systems for intelligence sharing

Ingalls Shipbuilding contracted for Coast Guard cutter
Ingalls Shipbuilding is to build the U.S. Coast Guard's ninth Legend-class National Security Cutter, the company announced. Ingalls Shipbuilding, a division of Huntington Ingalls Industries, said construction of the vessel will take place under a $486 million fixed-price incentive contract. "With the experience and knowledge our shipbuilders bring to this program, I am confident ... more
Russia to continue Admiral Makarov trials in 2017

U.S. Navy's future USS Rafael Peralta completes acceptance trials

Pentagon approves potential $126 billion submarine project

China to offer global satellite navigation service by 2020
China plans to form a BeiDou network consisting of 35 satellites for global navigation services by 2020, said a white paper released by the State Council Information Office on Tuesday. The country plans to start providing basic services to countries along the Silk Road Economic Belt and 21st-century Maritime Silk Road in 2018, said the document titled "China's Space Activities in 2016." ... more
Austrian cows swap bells from 'hell' for GPS

Russia, China Making Progress in Synchronization of GLONASS, BeiDou Systems

Alpha Defence Company To Make Navigation Satellites For ISRO

Watching the Upper Atmosphere for 15 Years and Counting
NASA's TIMED mission - short for Thermosphere, Ionosphere, Mesosphere Energetics and Dynamics - yielded a batch of new discoveries to end its 15th year in orbit. From a more precise categorization of the upper atmosphere's response to solar storms, to pinpointing the signatures of a fundamental behavior of carbon dioxide, TIMED's unique position and instruments, along with its decade-plus data r ... more
Fossil fuel formation: Key to atmosphere's oxygen?

Scientists use satellites to spot Svalbard avalanches

Lockheed Martin Completes Assembly of NOAA's GOES-S Weather Satellite

U.S. Navy selects Raytheon for tactical radio production
Raytheon has received a $32 million contract to produce next-generation Link Level Communication Security 7M encryptors for U.S. Navy military radios. The encryptors are designed to provide enhanced security for Link 22 tactical radio systems used by the U.S. military and its international partners. The radios are slated to replace Link 11 systems currently in use. According to Raytheon ... more
Underwater radio, anyone?

Japan to Launch First Military Communications Satellite on January 24

Intelsat General to provide satellite services to RiteNet for US Army network

Safran to develop new bomb guidance kits for France
Safran Electronics & Defense is to develop and manufacture new modular ASSM air-to-ground block 4 bomb kits under a contract from the French military procurement agency, DGA. The ASSM family of kits, used by France and other countries, give precision guidance to standard bombs and come in several versions, depending on the type of guidance: inertial GPS, inertial/GPS + infrared imaging, ... more
Ukrainian army receives 50 BTR-3 armored vehicles

Oshkosh receives JLTV production modification

Kongsberg contracted for M1A2 CROWS configuration

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Estonia consolidates military procurement process
A new Estonian government agency for consolidating the procurements of the Ministry of Defense and its subordinate agencies has been established. The Estonian Center for Defense Investments, which became operational Tuesday, also brings military infrastructure projects under its management umbrella. "The creation of the new institution frees the Defense Forces from having to perf ... more
Pro-Iraqi militias using arms from 16 countries: Amnesty

Croatia charges top official over military contract bribe

Saudi projects drop in defence spending

S. Korea vows US missile system as opposition lawmakers head to China
South Korea is committed to deploying an advanced US missile defense system this year despite opposition from China, a minister said Wednesday, even as opposition lawmakers headed to Beijing with a different message. Seoul and Washington agreed to deploy the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system in the South after a string of North Korean nuclear and missile tests - prompting s ... more
US can defend itself from N.Korea missile attack: Pentagon

Unidentified country orders Patriot system upgrade

MBDA submits proposal for TLVS development in Germany

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Raytheon to provide missile defense training for Qatar
Raytheon has received a $163 million foreign military sales contract to provide integrated air and missile defense training for the government of Qatar. Under the contract, Qatar Emir Air Force personnel will receive a series of pre-Patriot and Patriot training classes in addition to English language training. According to the U.S. Department of Defense, all work for the contract ... more
India test fires Agni-IV ballistic missile

Qatar, India, Italy purchase Raytheon Stinger missiles

U.S. Navy orders 214 Raytheon Tomahawk missiles

AF looks to ensure cyber resiliency in weapons systems through new office
The Air Force, through its Life Cycle Management Center, has stood up the Cyber Resiliency Office for Weapons Systems (CROWS). Although the office's primary operating location and senior leadership will be at Hanscom Air Force Base, contributing staff will come from various Air Force organizations and geographic locations. It will focus on integrating activities across the Air Force to ens ... more
Apple removes New York Times app from China store

Thai junta chief hits back at web censorship critics

China rights website founder held over 'state secrets': Amnesty

S. Korea calls Trump's tweet 'clear warning' to North
South Korea said Tuesday that US president-elect Donald Trump had sent a "clear warning" to North Korea with a tweet dismissing Pyongyang's ballistic missile claims. "North Korea just stated that it is in the final stages of developing a nuclear weapon capable of reaching parts of the US," Trump tweeted. "It won't happen!" Trump's tweet came a day after North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un a ... more
N. Korea holds mass rally to push Kim's New Year message

Five questions on China-N. Korea relations

North Korea nuclear threat Trump's first challenge

Two US astronauts complete spacewalk to upgrade ISS
Two American astronauts ventured outside the International Space Station on Friday to upgrade the orbiting outpost's electrical system. Americans Shane Kimbrough, the 49-year-old commander of the six-person crew aboard the ISS, and flight engineer Peggy Whitson, 56, officially ended their expedition at 1855 GMT. During their approximately six-and-a-half hour spacewalk, the pair installed ... more
NASA Assigns Upcoming Space Station Crew Members

Hubble provides interstellar road map for Voyagers' galactic trek

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Arianespace to launch Intelsat 39
Arianespace has announced that it will launch Intelsat 39 for Intelsat, one of the world's largest satellite operators. Intelsat 39 will provide broadband networking and video distribution services in Africa, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia, as well as broadband connectivity for mobile users in the Indian Ocean region. It will replace the Intelsat 902 satellite, which was launched by Ari ... more
Arianespace to launch JCSAT-17 for SKY Perfect JSAT

Arianespace looks to the future with confidence

Poor weather delays SpaceX rocket launch five days

Historic Cyprus peace in balance at Geneva talks
Rival Cypriot leaders hold UN-sponsored peace talks in Geneva from Monday billed as a historic opportunity to end decades of division on the island but the outcome is far from certain. Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci and his Greek Cypriot counterpart Nicos Anastasiades have held more than 18 months of negotiations in the run-up to the crunch talks but both men acknowledge that key issu ... more
Iraq PM says Turkish troop problem solved soon

Coalition strike kills senior IS leader in Syria: US

Russia starts scaling down Syria military deployment

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Lockheed Martin to build NASA's trojan asteroid explorer Lucy
Lockheed Martin has been selected to design, build and operate the spacecraft for NASA's Lucy mission. One of NASA's two new Discovery Program missions, Lucy will perform the first reconnaissance of the Jupiter Trojan asteroids orbiting the sun in tandem with the gas giant. The Lucy spacecraft will launch in 2021 to study six of these exciting worlds. The mission is led by Principal Invest ... more
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Two American astronauts ventured outside the International Space Station on Friday to upgrade the orbiting outpost's electrical system. Americans Shane Kimbrough, the 49-year-old commander of the six-person crew aboard the ISS, and flight engineer Peggy Whitson, 56, officially ended their expedition at 1855 GMT. During their approximately six-and-a-half hour spacewalk, the pair installed ... more
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