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April 20, 2017
ICE WORLD
Glacier shape influences susceptibility to melting



Greenbelt MD (SPX) Apr 19, 2017
A new NASA-funded study has identified which glaciers in West Greenland are most susceptible to thinning in the coming decades by analyzing how they're shaped. The research could help predict how much the Greenland Ice Sheet will contribute to future sea level rise in the next century, a number that currently ranges from inches to feet. "There are glaciers that popped up in our study that flew under the radar until now," said lead author Denis Felikson, a graduate research assistant at The Univers ... read more

UAV NEWS
Swiss prisons getting drone-detection capability
Washington (UPI) Apr 12, 2017
Rheinmetall AG is to install its Radshield drone detection system at Switzerland's central prison and at an inter-cantonal penitentiary. ... more
UAV NEWS
Radar warning receiver flies for first time in Predator drone
Washington (UPI) Apr 11, 2017
A Predator B/MQ-9 Reaper Block 5 drone has demonstrated the successful use of a radar warning receiver for conducting missions in hostile environments. ... more
MISSILE DEFENSE
Raytheon to upgrade U.S. ballistic missile defense radars
Washington (UPI) Apr 10, 2017
Raytheon received a $10 million contract from the U.S. Missile Defense Agency to upgrade components for the AN/TPY-2 ballistic missile radar. ... more
EARTH OBSERVATION
Spaceflight Industries Reveals BlackSky Spectra
Seattle WA (SPX) Apr 06, 2017
Spaceflight Industries has launched BlackSky Spectra, its on-demand satellite imagery service which enables customers to discover archive images and task new images from 13 high-resolution imaging s ... more
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TECH SPACE
Canadian subs to receive Kelvin Hughes' SharpEye radars
Washington (UPI) Apr 4, 2017
Canada's navy is procuring two SharpEye radar systems from Kelvin Hughes to enhance navigation capabilities for its Victoria-class submarines. ... more
INTERNET SPACE
Photonics breakthough paving the way for improved wireless communication systems
Sydney, Australia (SPX) Apr 04, 2017
Researchers from the ARC Centre for Ultrahigh bandwidth Devices for Optical Systems (CUDOS) in the University of Sydney's Australian Institute for Nanoscale Science and Technology have made a breakt ... more
MILITARY COMMUNICATIONS
Battle of the ModRecs Lays Groundwork for Improved Spectrum Management
Washington DC (SPX) Mar 31, 2017
If human ears could hear the electromagnetic spectrum, the noise levels these days would be overwhelming. The skyrocketing use of wireless devices in military and civilian domains has created a comp ... more
STELLAR CHEMISTRY
Reading between the lines of highly turbulent plasmas
London, UK (SPX) Mar 31, 2017
Plasma, the ionised state of matter found in stars, is still not fully understood, largely due to its instability. Astrophysicists have long-since sought to develop models that can account for the t ... more
TECH SPACE
U.S. Army orders Counter Fire Target Acquisition Radar System
Washington (UPI) Mar 31, 2017
Lockheed Martin received $1.5 billion from the U.S. Army to produce and deploy the Counterfire Target Acquisition Radar System. ... more
MISSILE DEFENSE
Raytheon tapped for two more MK 99 ship sets
Washington (UPI) Mar 28, 2017
The U.S. Navy awarded Raytheon with a $37 million contract modification to produce two additional MK 99 Mission Fire Control System sets. ... more


Satellites shed new light on earthquakes

ICE WORLD
CryoSat reveals Antarctica in 3D
Paris (ESA) Mar 27, 2017
Around 250 million measurements taken by ESA's CryoSat over the last six years have been used to create a unique 3D view of Antarctica, offering a snapshot of the undulating surface of this vast ice ... more
UAV NEWS
SRC's counter-drone system on display
Washington (UPI) Mar 27, 2017
A counter-drone system from SRC Inc., a non-profit research and development company, is being exhibited at next month's Navy League's Sea Air Space Exposition, the company recently announced. ... more
AEROSPACE
Raytheon tapped for Super Hornet, Growler radar upgrades
Washington (UPI) Mar 24, 2017
Raytheon received a $17.8 million contract to upgrade radars used on F/A-18 and EA-18G aircraft operated by the U.S. Navy and the Australian air force. ... more
SPACEWAR
Russian Aerospace Forces to Launch Over 20 Spacecraft Into Space
Moscow (Sputnik) Mar 17, 2017
Russia's Aerospace Forces in 2017 are planning to launch 15 carrier rockets into space, during which over 20 spacecraft will be placed into orbit," the forces' commander, Col. Gen. Viktor Bondarev, ... more

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Aviation poised for 'third revolution': Airbus boss
Amsterdam (AFP) April 12, 2017
The aerospace industry is on the brink of a "third revolution" and Airbus boss Tom Enders is determined his giant company will play a leading role in its future. "I do genuinely believe that we are at a point where those technological changes and breakthroughs in electric propulsion, autonomous flight, artificial intelligence, machine learning, new materials, all come together, plus the data ... more
Washington (UPI) Apr 18, 2017
Russia conducting munitions tests for T-50 aircraft
Washington (UPI) Apr 17, 2017
Iran shows off homemade stealth fighter jet
Washington (UPI) Apr 19, 2017
Norway tests added parachute braking system for F-35
BAE Systems to build sixth Astute-class submarine for Britain
Washington (UPI) Apr 19, 2017
BAE Systems in Britain has received a $1.77 billion Ministry of Defense contract to build a sixth Astute-class nuclear-powered submarine for the Royal Navy. The Agamemnon will be about 318 feet long, have a submerged speed of 30 knots and an endurance of 90 days. It can carry Tomahawk missiles as well as torpedoes. Securing the contract for the sixth Astute class submarine is a s ... more
Washington (UPI) Apr 11, 2017
Sweden taps Saab for signal intelligence ship
Washington (UPI) Apr 10, 2017
Finland to commission design of new corvettes
Washington (UPI) Apr 10, 2017
Leonardo subsidiary supplies auxiliary engines for U.S. Coast Guard vessels
Researchers working toward indoor location detection
Houston TX (SPX) Apr 18, 2017
Rice University computer scientists are mapping a new solution for interior navigational location detection by linking it to existing sensors in mobile devices. Their results were presented in a paper at last month's 2017 Design, Automation and Test in Europe (DATE) Conference in Lausanne, Switzerland. Six months ago, the same researchers published a paper on their first technology for a n ... more
Paris (ESA) Apr 10, 2017
Galileo's search and rescue service in the spotlight
Managua (AFP) April 7, 2017
Russia inaugurates GPS-type satellite station in Nicaragua
Washington (UPI) Apr 7, 2017
Northrop Grumman, Honeywell receive EGI-M contracts
New Full-hemisphere Views of Earth at Night
Washington DC (SPX) Apr 17, 2017
NASA scientists are releasing new global maps of Earth at night, providing the clearest yet composite view of the patterns of human settlement across our planet. This composite image, one of three new full-hemisphere views, provides a view of the Americas at night. The clouds and sun glint - added here for aesthetic effect - are derived from MODIS instrument land surface and cloud cover products ... more
Washington (UPI) Apr 10, 2017
New map reveals Earth's magnetic field in high resolution
Aurora CO (SPX) Apr 18, 2017
Raytheon speeds delivery and secures satellite weather data
Denver CO (SPX) Apr 18, 2017
NOAA's GOES-S Satellite in Thermal Vacuum Testing
Thales supplying Denmark with communications system
Washington (UPI) Apr 12, 2017
Denmark and Thales have signed a framework agreement for the Nordic country to acquire the company's SOTAS communication system for military vehicles. The deal between Thales and the Danish Defense and Logistic Organization is for seven years and includes a provision for company maintenance technologies to be transferred to Denmark from Thales operations in the Netherlands. Thales repor ... more
Offutt AFB NB (AFNS) Apr 10, 2017
US Strategic Command, Norway sign agreement to share space services, data
Washington (AFP) April 7, 2017
Pentagon urges Russia not to hang up military hotline
Washington DC (AFNS) Apr 06, 2017
AF announces major changes to space enterprise
Russia to modernize weaponry for Crimea, Arctic forces
Washington (UPI) Apr 12, 2017
The Kremlin plans to modernize weaponry and equipment issued to Russian forces in Crimea and the Arctic regions. Russian defense officials disclosed the move during a Defense Ministry Board meeting in Moscow on Wednesday. Discussions focused on an armament program set to take place from 2018 through 2025. According to Russian Army General Sergei Shoigu, the program is necessary f ... more
Washington (UPI) Apr 17, 2017
U.S. Navy buys 300 BRU-55A/A bomb ejector racks
Washington (UPI) Apr 18, 2017
Russian tank becomes U.S. Army unmanned target vehicle
Washington (UPI) Apr 19, 2017
Leidos to provide TUAS support for U.S. Army
Canada moves to join treaty curbing foreign arms sales
Ottawa (AFP) April 13, 2017
Canada introduced a bill Thursday opening the way for it to join a UN Arms Trade Treaty which effectively curbs some foreign weapons sales. Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland introduced the legislation, saying it would formalize Canada's current system of export controls which already "meets most of the treaty's thresholds." In recent years, Canada has faced criticism over the sale of li ... more
New Delhi (AFP) April 7, 2017
India inks weapons deal worth nearly $2 bn with Israel
Washington (UPI) Apr 6, 2017
U.S. lawmakers push for Pentagon reforms
Washington (UPI) Apr 6, 2017
Brazil boosting defense industry exports
US, South Korea agree early deployment of THAAD: PM Hwang
Seoul (AFP) April 17, 2017
The United States and South Korea agreed on the early deployment of a controversial US missile defence system in the region, the South's acting president said Monday after talks with visiting US Vice President Mike Pence. "We have agreed to further strengthen the readiness posture of ROK-US alliance that matches the threats posed by North Korea through a swift deployment of THAAD (Terminal H ... more
Washington (UPI) Apr 18, 2017
South Korean missile interceptor in final development
Washington (UPI) Apr 12, 2017
BAE Systems to develop U.S. space, missile defense tech
Washington (UPI) Apr 10, 2017
Raytheon to upgrade U.S. ballistic missile defense radars
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Lockheed Martin gets $100M JASSM production order
Washington (UPI) Apr 19, 2017
Lockheed Martin received a $100 million contract from the U.S. Air Force to support efforts related for the Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile. Under the contract, the company will provide lifecycle support for the weapon and all of the variants operated by the service. These include the Long Range Anti-Ship Missile and the Extended Range variant. The weapons will receive syst ... more
Washington (UPI) Apr 10, 2017
Raytheon to begin Phase 4B refresh services for AMRAAM program
Washington (UPI) Apr 18, 2017
U.S. Navy taps Raytheon for Standard Missile engineering
Washington (UPI) Apr 19, 2017
Saab gets RBS15 MK3 maintenance order from Polish navy
Baking Hack Resistance Directly into Hardware
Washington DC (SPX) Apr 13, 2017
Military and civilian technological systems, from fighter aircraft to networked household appliances, are becoming ever more dependent upon software systems inherently vulnerable to electronic intruders. To meet its mission of preventing technological surprise and increasing national security, DARPA has advanced a number of technologies to make software more secure. But what if hardware co ... more
London (AFP) April 4, 2017
Web pioneer slams UK, US calls to weaken encryption
Berlin (AFP) March 31, 2017
German military to launch cyber command
Washington (UPI) Mar 30, 2017
Esri contracted for embedded training of intelligence agency personnel
Analysts try to identify N.Korean failed missile type
Washington (AFP) April 17, 2017
The latest North Korean missile launch may have been of a new and hitherto unknown system being developed by Kim Jong-Un's regime, a weapons expert said Monday. The Pentagon has not discussed which missile blew up "almost immediately" after launch early Sunday from near Sinpo on the North's east coast, and the White House has said only that it was a medium-range device. John Schilling, a ... more
Tehran (AFP) April 14, 2017
Iran's Rouhani registers to run for re-election
London (AFP) April 15, 2017
Britain urges N. Korea to stop nuke drive; As China seeks Russian help
Seoul (AFP) April 20, 2017
Next S. Korea leader to rein in Trump over North: analysts
Orbital ATK launches cargo to space station
Miami (AFP) April 18, 2017
An unmanned Orbital ATK cargo ship rocket packed with food and supplies for the astronauts living at the International Space Station blasted off Tuesday from a NASA launch pad. The barrel-shaped Cygnus spacecraft, nestled atop a white Atlas V rocket, soared into the blue sky over Cape Canaveral, Florida at 11:11 am (1511 GMT). "Liftoff of the Atlas V rocket with Cygnus and the S.S. John ... more
Baikonur, Kazakhstan (AFP) April 20, 2017
Russian, American two-man crew reaches ISS
Moscow (Sputnik) Apr 19, 2017
Soyuz-FG rocket to be installed at Baikonur on April 17
Huntsville AL (SPX) Apr 20, 2017
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45th SW supports Atlas V OA-7 launch
Cape Canaveral AFS, FL (SPX) Apr 20, 2017
The U.S. Air Force's 45th Space Wing supported NASA's successful launch of Orbital ATK's Cygnus spacecraft aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from Space Launch Complex 41 here April 18 at 11:11 a.m. ET. The Atlas V rocket is carrying Cygnus cargo vessel OA-7, the S.S. John Glenn, on the seventh operational cargo delivery flight to the International Space Station in support of N ... more
Moscow (Sputnik) Apr 19, 2017
Russia and US woo Brazil, hope to use advantageous base for space launches
Astana (Sputnik) Apr 19, 2017
Creation of carrier rocket for Baiterek Space Complex to cost Russia $500Mln
Paris (ESA) Apr 10, 2017
Dream Chaser to use Europe's next-generation docking system
US-led coalition Syria strikes kill 20 civilians: monitor
Beirut (AFP) April 18, 2017
Air strikes by the US-led coalition fighting the Islamic State group killed 20 civilians in Syria's eastern Deir Ezzor province, a monitor said on Tuesday. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the deaths came in two separate incidents on Monday. It also reported 10 civilians, among them nine children, were killed in a suspected Russian air strike on Tuesday on a town in the rebel ... more
Riyadh (AFP) April 19, 2017
Pentagon chief warns of Yemen 'Hezbollah'
Washington (UPI) Apr 17, 2017
U.S., Middle East allied forces complete Eagle Resolve exercises
Manila (AFP) April 15, 2017
Philippine army plans all-Muslim units amid insurgeny
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Computers create recipe for two new magnetic materials
Durham NC (SPX) Apr 20, 2017
Material scientists have predicted and built two new magnetic materials, atom-by-atom, using high-throughput computational models. The success marks a new era for the large-scale design of new magnetic materials at unprecedented speed. Although magnets abound in everyday life, they are actually rarities - only about five percent of known inorganic compounds show even a hint of magnetism. A ... more
Singapore (SPX) Apr 20, 2017
4-D printing gets simpler and faster
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Space debris problem getting worse, say scientists
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France's Melenchon returns with campaigning hologram
Orbital ATK launches cargo to space station
Miami (AFP) April 18, 2017
An unmanned Orbital ATK cargo ship rocket packed with food and supplies for the astronauts living at the International Space Station blasted off Tuesday from a NASA launch pad. The barrel-shaped Cygnus spacecraft, nestled atop a white Atlas V rocket, soared into the blue sky over Cape Canaveral, Florida at 11:11 am (1511 GMT). "Liftoff of the Atlas V rocket with Cygnus and the S.S. John ... more
Baikonur, Kazakhstan (AFP) April 20, 2017
Russian, American two-man crew reaches ISS
Moscow (Sputnik) Apr 19, 2017
Soyuz-FG rocket to be installed at Baikonur on April 17
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