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January 10, 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
Leonardo Helicopters wins U.K. military support deal

U.S. Air Force upgrades A-10C search capability

MH370: No suspicions of crew, passengers, says French probe

Russia to continue Admiral Makarov trials in 2017
The Russian military plans to continue sea trials for its Admiral Makarov frigate in 2017, according to state media reports. The Admiral Makarov is one of six of the Russian Navy's Admiral Grigorovich-class frigates, two of which are slated for transfer to the Indian Navy. Makarov was initially planned to be commissioned by the end of the 2016, but defense officials say additional inspe ... more
Pentagon approves potential $126 billion submarine project

Ingalls Shipbuilding contracted for Coast Guard cutter

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

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

First colour image for joint UK and Algerian CubeSat
AlSat Nano, a UK-Algeria CubeSat mission, has captured its first full colour image following its launch in September 2016. The image was taken by the Open University C3D2 instrument's wide field camera on 3rd December, 2016, over the Arkhangelsk Oblast region, on the North West coast of Russia. It was captured under twilight conditions at dawn, showing the coastline to the top, and a brief winte ... more
Newly proposed reference datasets improve weather satellite data quality

Are we exploring in the wrong direction

Fossil fuel formation: Key to atmosphere's oxygen?

Harris secures $403 million tactical radio support contract
Harris Corporation has received a $403 million contract to provide spare parts to support various tactical radio systems for the U.S. Defense Logistics Agency. The agreement covers services for radios to be used by both the Defense Logistics Agency and the U.S. Army. The five-year contract was a sole-source acquisition, and includes no option periods. The work is scheduled to be ... more
U.S. Navy selects Raytheon for tactical radio production

Underwater radio, anyone?

Japan to Launch First Military Communications Satellite on January 24

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
Safran to design new inertial navigation system

What Russia's railgun can really do

Ukrainian army receives 50 BTR-3 armored vehicles

Pro-Iraqi militias using arms from 16 countries: Amnesty
Pro-government Iraqi paramilitaries accused of war crimes are using arms from at least 16 countries, including the US and Iran, according to an Amnesty International report released on Thursday. The predominantly Shia militias were formed in 2014 to support the Iraqi government in its fight against the Islamic State group and have since committed war crimes, Amnesty said. The Sunni Ara ... more
Estonia consolidates military procurement process

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

Pakistan test-fires first nuclear-capable submarine cruise missile

Qatar, India, Italy purchase Raytheon Stinger 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

N. Korea holds mass rally to push Kim's New Year message
Thousands of North Koreans have rallied in Pyongyang, chanting communist slogans and vowing support for leader Kim Jong-Un, who in his New Year's message announced plans to test-fire a ballistic missile capable of reaching the US mainland. Clad in thick winter coats and pumping their fists in the air, those assembled in Kim Il-Sung square chanted "long live comrade Kim Jong-Un" and held bann ... more
Russian strategic missile forces to go fully digital by 2020

US warship fires warning shots at Iranian boats in Strait of Hormuz

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
Hubble provides interstellar road map for Voyagers' galactic trek

The hidden artist of the Soviet space programme

Emerging tech aims to improve life for handicapped

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Michoud complete stand for testing SLS main fuel tank
Major construction is complete on NASA's largest new Space Launch System structural test stand, and engineers are now installing equipment needed to test the rocket's biggest fuel tank. The stand is critical for ensuring SLS's liquid hydrogen tank can withstand the extreme forces of launch and ascent on its first flight, and later on the second flight, which will carry up to four astronaut ... more
Weather delays resumption of SpaceX's rocket launches

Arianespace to launch Intelsat 39

Arianespace to launch JCSAT-17 for SKY Perfect JSAT

Syria's Assad vows to retake key area near Damascus
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has vowed to retake an area that supplies Damascus with water and rejected any negotiations on his departure at upcoming talks in Kazakhstan. Millions of people have been without water for weeks after fighting damaged key infrastructure in the Wadi Barada region outside Damascus that is the main water source for the capital. The government says former Al- ... more
US-led raid on IS leaders in Syria 'successful': Pentagon

Cyprus future in the balance as new peace talks begin

Historic Cyprus peace in balance at Geneva talks

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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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RADA contracted for high energy laser radars

Two US astronauts complete spacewalk to upgrade ISS
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