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February 13, 2017
IRON AND ICE
Asteroid resembles dungeons and dragons dice



Pasadena CA (JPL) Feb 14, 2017
Radar images of asteroid 2017 BQ6 were obtained on Feb. 6 and 7 with NASA's 70-meter (230-foot) antenna at the Goldstone Deep Space Communications Complex in California. They reveal an irregular, angular-appearing asteroid about 660 feet (200 meters) in size that rotates about once every three hours. The images have resolutions as fine as 12 feet (3.75 meters) per pixel. "The radar images show relatively sharp corners, flat regions, concavities, and small bright spots that may be boulders," said L ... read more

AEROSPACE
Saudi Arabia to get more radars for F-15 fleet
Boeing received an $18 million contract from the U.S. Air Force to provide AN/APG-63(V) radars for Saudi Arabia's F-15SA aircraft. ... more
AEROSPACE
Lockheed completes inlet coating repair on F-22
Lockheed Martin has completed its first maintenance and repair of the special exterior coatings of an F-22 Raptor's inlets. ... more
FLOATING STEEL
U.S. Navy deploys new 'digital quarterback' in Japan
The U.S. Navy is strengthening airborne radar and detection capabilities in the Asia-Pacific with five E-2D Advanced Hawkeyes early warning and control aircraft. ... more
TECH SPACE
New beam pattern yields more precise radar, ultrasound imaging
University of Rochester researchers have developed a novel beam pattern that promises to lend unprecedented sharpness to ultrasound and radar images. ... more
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TECH SPACE
U.S. Navy orders radar detection kits for MH-60R aircraft
The U.S. Navy has awarded Lockheed Martin a $45.8 million contract to deliver automatic radar detection kits to support MH-60R Seahawk helicopters. ... more
MISSILE DEFENSE
MEADS team submits updated proposal for Poland's Wilsa program
The Polish government received an updated offer for its medium-range air defense program from MEADS International. ... more
INTERNET SPACE
New 'needle-pulse' beam pattern packs a punch
A new beam pattern devised by University of Rochester researchers could bring unprecedented sharpness to ultrasound and radar images, burn precise holes in manufactured materials at a nano scale - e ... more
MISSILE DEFENSE
Russia restores radar field securing all-round defense against missile attacks
The Russian Aerospace Forces have restored the united radar field, which provides control and warns of missile launches and attacks outside the state borders, media reported Thursday, citing Russian ... more
MISSILE DEFENSE
Moscow's air defense registered a dozen missile launches in 2016
In 2016 the crew of a Don-2N radar facility, one of many keeping an eye on the skies over Moscow and the Central Industrial Region, registered nearly a dozen ballistic and space rocket launches, Ros ... more
TECH SPACE
Thales supplying Crowsnest radar system to Royal Navy
Thales is to supply Britain's Royal Navy with a new airborne and surveillance capability under a subcontract from Lockheed Martin UK. ... more


Swiss air force upgrading surveillance radars

MISSILE NEWS
Russian Smerch, Uragan Rocket Launchers to Get Stealth Cloaks
Russia will outfit its Smerch and Uragan heavy multiple rocket launchers with specially designed canvas tents to make them invisible to enemy satellites and radar, the Moscow-based newspaper Izvesti ... more
MISSILE NEWS
India test-fires guided Pinaka Rocket Mark-II
India's Defense Research and Development Organization test-fired a guided variant of its Pinaka rocket in a recent demonstration. ... more
MILTECH
Harris providing electronic warfare gear to Morocco
Harris Corporation is to supply advanced electronic warfare threat protection systems to the Royal Moroccan Air Force. ... more
TECH SPACE
Artisan 3D radar completes sea trials
The Artisan 3D radar system from BAE Systems has successfully completed sea-based trials on Britain's Type 23 frigates. ... more

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How to decrease the mass of aircrafts
Members of the Department of Chemistry of Lomonosov Moscow State University have created unique polymer matrices for polymer composites based on novel phthalonitrile monomers. The developed materials possess higher strength than metals, which helps to sufficiently decrease the mass of aircraft parts that operate at high temperatures. Scientists have published the project results in the Journal o ... more
Leonardo to offer T-100 training system for T-X program

Saab offers high-tech jet production hub to India

U.S. Air Force tests first C-130 with Block 8.1 upgrades

South Korea to speed up hovercraft delivery
South Korea's defense procurement agency will move up the scheduled delivery of two hovercraft landing ships by one year. The move, which the agency says is meant to counter North Korea's growing nuclear capabilities, brings the delivery date from 2021 to 2020 according to IHS Janes. Hanjin Heavy Industries received a $130 million contract to support the project. "If the hovercra ... more
U.S. Navy to christen littoral combat ship USS Tulsa

U.S. Navy contracts Bell for AH-1Z long-lead procurement

China makes progress on second aircraft carrier

Australia and Lockheed field 2nd-Gen sat-based augmentation system
Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) signals are critical tools for industries requiring exact precision and high confidence. Now, Geoscience Australia, an agency of the Commonwealth of Australia, and Lockheed Martin have entered into a collaborative research project to show how augmenting signals from multiple GNSS constellations can enhance positioning, navigation, and timing for a range ... more
UK may lose access to EU Galileo GPS system after Brexit

U.S. Air Force, Boeing extend GPS sustainment pact

India's Satnav Goes Out of Whack as Orbiting Atomic Clocks Break

HSE experts investigate how order emerges from chaos
Igor Kolokolov and Vladimir Lebedev, scientific experts from HSE's Faculty of Physics and the Landau Institute for Theoretical Physics of Russian Academy of Sciences, have developed an analytical theory, which binds the structure of coherent vortices formed due to inverse cascades in 2-D turbulence with the statistical properties of hydrodynamic fluctuations. Uncovering this link can be us ... more
NASA spacecraft prepares to fly to new heights

Blue jets studied from Space Station

SpaceKnow raises $4 Million in Series A funding

IAI secures $30 million in signals intelligence contracts
Israel Aerospace Industries received $30 million in contracts to supply signals and communication intelligence capabilities to unnamed customers. The contracts, awarded to IAI subsidiary ELTA Systems, facilitate the delivery of an advanced communication intelligence system, or COMINT to an unidentified operator in Europe. ELTA is also tasked with supplying a signal intelligence suite to ... more
Terahertz wireless could make spaceborne satellite links as fast as fiber-optic links

Airbus provides satcom for EU security missions in Mali, Niger and Somalia

Engie, Airbus tapped to support French defense networks

Canada taps General Dynamics for armored vehicle upgrades
General Dynamics Land Systems - Canada received a $308 million contract to upgrade 141 Light Armored Vehicles for the government of Canada. The contract supports Canada's Light Armored Vehicle III Upgrade Program, which seeks to provide the country's military with updated ground-based platforms. General Dynamics says the upgrades will improve the vehicles' performance and survivability ... more
U.S. Marines set to receive new ultra-light Utility Task Vehicles

Driver training system for Ajax vehicles wins approval

Orbital ATK to complete development of new tank ammo

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Pentagon seeks to rent space in Trump Tower
The Pentagon wants to rent space in Trump Tower in New York for equipment and military personnel accompanying President Donald Trump during his stays there, it confirmed Wednesday. First Lady Melania Trump and their son Barron are still living in Trump Tower and the real estate tycoon-turned-president plans to make regular visits. US presidents are accompanied around-the-clock by militar ... more
Tales of woe from US military ahead of likely spending boost

US military leaders depict shortfalls ahead of likely spending bonanza

Russia to sell off stake in gun-maker Kalashnikov

U.S. Army awards $3 billion in missile defense contracts
Eight defense contractors have been selected to share a $3 billion contract to develop new missile defense solutions for the U.S. Army. The award's recipients include BAE Systems, Raytheon, Northrop Grumman, Dynetics, QWK Integrated Solutions, Teledyne Brown Engineering, KBRwyle Technology Solutions and Science Applications International Corporation. Under the agreement, the comp ... more
New US Missile Hits Target in Space

New Age, New Aims: CIS Air Defense to Be Upgraded for Aerospace Tasks

Raytheon contracted for Patriot missile support

Turkey developing long-range ballistic missile
Turkey is constructing its first long-range surface-to-surface ballistic missile system, the country's government disclosed. The missile system, known as Bora, is being developed by Turkish weapons manufacturer Roketsan to meet the "long rage-range surface-to-surface missile requirement" for the country's ground forces, IHS Janes reported quoting Turkey's Undersecretariat for Defense In ... more
IAI's Barak-8 test-fired at sea

Russian Baltic Fleet Carries Out Air Defense Drills Using S-400 Systems

China tests its new super-accurate missile during war games

Raytheon, Utilidata to provide cybersecurity for power utilities
Raytheon is collaborating with Utilidata to deliver defense-grade cybersecurity capabilities to power utilities. In a statement announcing the partnership, Raytheon says power utility companies have expressed interest in upgrading their cyber defenses. To deliver this capability, Utilidata is to provide threat detection and response technologies, while Raytheon will supply automation, t ... more
Japan taps Elbit subsidiary for cybersecurity training help

Protecting quantum computing networks against hacking threats

Norway accuses Russia of cyberattack

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US, Japan conduct test of joint missile
The United States and Japan have conducted the first interception of a ballistic missile target using a jointly built system, amid heightened tensions over North Korea's missile program. The two nations have been working together since 2006 to develop a variant of the Standard Missile-3, a ship-launched missile that operates as part of the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense System. Friday' ... more
U.S. Air Force test-launches Minuteman III missile

Iran's Rouhani says military power 'purely defensive'

French MPs clear way for payouts to atomic test victims

Looking to the future: Russia, US mull post-ISS cooperation in space
NASA may have to book seats for American astronauts on Russian Soyuz spaceships in 2018. Radio Sputnik discussed the issue with John Logsdon, Professor Emeritus of Political Science and International Affairs at George Washington University. "The relationship between NASA and the former Soviet Union goes back a long way with the highlight being the 1975 Apollo-Soyuz project. But with Russia ... more
Progress Underway for First Commercial Airlock on Space Station

A new recruit for ESA's astronaut corps

The Outer Space Treaty has been remarkably successful - but is it fit for the modern age?

SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket vertical at Florida's Kennedy Space Center
Private space travel company SpaceX lifted it's Falcon 9 rocket at Florida's Kennedy Space Center to undergo testing in preparation for a potential launch. SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, shared a photo of the rocket in its upright position at the launchpad in Cape Canaveral where the first manned mission to the moon was launched. "Falcon 9 rocket now vertical at Cape Canaveral on launch c ... more
Russian Space Agency Develops Program to Improve Carrier Rocket Assembly Quality

Commercial Launch of Proton-M Carrier Rocket Planned For Early April - Roscosmos

India to launch record 104 satellites next week

Russia air strike 'accidentally' kills 3 Turkish troops in Syria
Three Turkish soldiers were "accidentally" killed and 11 wounded on Thursday when a Russian air strike targeting jihadists in Syria hit a building where the troops were deployed, the Turkish army said. With Moscow and Ankara cooperating ever more closely on Syria, President Vladimir Putin quickly reached out to Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan to express condolences and promise bette ... more
Victim of Colombia's ELN rebels paints his pain

Russia using Iran airspace for Syria raids: official

Syria rebels, govt invited to talks next week: Kazakhstan

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Big data for the universe
Astronomers at Lomonosov Moscow State University in cooperation with their French colleagues and with the help of citizen scientists have released "The Reference Catalog of galaxy SEDs" (RCSED), which contains value-added information about 800,000 galaxies. The catalog is accessible on the web and its description has been published in the Astrophysical Journal Supplement (impact factor - 11.257) ... more
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Looking to the future: Russia, US mull post-ISS cooperation in space
NASA may have to book seats for American astronauts on Russian Soyuz spaceships in 2018. Radio Sputnik discussed the issue with John Logsdon, Professor Emeritus of Political Science and International Affairs at George Washington University. "The relationship between NASA and the former Soviet Union goes back a long way with the highlight being the 1975 Apollo-Soyuz project. But with Russia ... more
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