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May 14, 2017
TECH SPACE
Northrop Grumman delivers new battlefield radar



Washington (UPI) May 12, 2017
Northrop Grumman is delivering the first low-rate production units of the AN/TPS-80 Ground/Air Task-Oriented Radar, or G/ATOR, to the Marine Corps, the company announced Thursday. G/ATOR has passed the final tests needed for acceptance, production, and delivery. The first contract had been awarded in October 2014, and an additional five systems are being sent to the Marine Corps. "Today's threat environment, and the threat environment of the future, demands the unprecedented level of pro ... read more

EARTH OBSERVATION
NASA team pursues blobs and bubbles with new PetitSat mission
Greenbelt MD (SPX) May 10, 2017
Figuring out how plasma bubbles and blobs affect one another and ultimately the transmission of communications, GPS, and radar signals in Earth's ionosphere will be the job of a recently selected Cu ... more
TECH SPACE
Shape-changing fog screen invented
Sussex UK (SPX) May 08, 2017
There is something spooky about being able to see and talk to the pirate Blackbeard while one walks down a dark alley and then stepping right through him as he disappears into thin air. Such enterta ... more
TECH SPACE
First underwater carpet cloak realized, with metamaterial
Beijing, China (SPX) May 08, 2017
Researchers at the Institute of Acoustics (IOA) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences have designed and fabricated an underwater acoustic carpet cloak using transformation acoustics, a scientific first ... more
UAV NEWS
Fire Scout helicopter drone to receive software, radar upgrade
Washington (UPI) May 4, 2017
Northrop Grumman has been awarded a contract for $36.8 million to integrate radar systems on the MQ-8C Fire Scout drone helicopter. The pre-existing contract will include software updates, testing programs, and installation and support systems. ... more
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TECH SPACE
Raytheon starts low-rate radar production
Washington (UPI) May 4, 2017
Raytheon has started low-rate initial production of 3-D air and missile defense radar for U.S. Navy destroyers, the company announced. ... more
ICE WORLD
Satellites track Antarctic ice loss over decades
Paris (ESA) May 04, 2017
Over two decades of observations by five radar satellites show the acceleration of ice loss of 30 glaciers in Western Palmer Land in the southwest Antarctic Peninsula. The study in Geophysical ... more
DISASTER MANAGEMENT
Researchers develop radar simulator to characterize scattering of debris in tornadoes
Washington DC (SPX) May 03, 2017
Researchers have developed the first numerical polarimetric radar simulator to study and characterize the scattering of debris particles in tornadoes. The results of their study are published ... more
TECH SPACE
Raytheon receives $327M radar contract for U.S. Navy
Washington (UPI) May 2, 2017
Raytheon has received a contract modification for $327.1 million for the low-rate production of the Air and Missile Defense Radar system. ... more
WEATHER REPORT
SimRadar: A polarimetric radar time-series simulator for tornadic debris studies
Norman, OK (SPX) May 02, 2017
A University of Oklahoma research team with the Advanced Radar Research Center has developed the first numerical polarimetric radar simulator to study and characterize scattering mechanisms of debri ... more
TECH SPACE
MIT wireless device can see through walls to detect walking speed
Boston MA (SPX) May 02, 2017
We've long known that breathing, blood pressure, body temperature and pulse provide an important window into the complexities of human health. But a growing body of research suggests that another vi ... more


Cassini completes final Titan flyby

TECH SPACE
Lockheed Martin secures $1.6 billion contract for counterfire radars
Washington (UPI) Apr 24, 2017
Lockheed Martin has been given a $1.6 billion dollar contract to continue manufacturing it's AN/TP-Q-53 counterfire radar, the company announced on Monday. ... more
TECH SPACE
By listening to optical 'noise,' researchers discover new way to track hidden objects
Washington DC (SPX) Apr 24, 2017
Researchers have developed a new solution to tracking objects hidden behind scattering media by analyzing the fluctuations in optical "noise" created by their movement. In The Optical Society's jour ... more
FLOATING STEEL
Damen prepares training vessel for Australian navy
Washington (UPI) Apr 20, 2017
A new multi-role aviation training vessel built by the Damen Shipyards Group is being prepared to sail to its home port in Australia. ... more
SATURN DAILY
Cassini Heads Toward Final Close Encounter with Titan
Pasadena CA (JPL) Apr 20, 2017
NASA's Cassini spacecraft will make its final close flyby of Saturn's haze-enshrouded moon Titan this weekend. The flyby marks the mission's final opportunity for up-close observations of the lakes ... more



NASA Completes Balloon Technology Test Flight
Palestine TX (SPX) May 11, 2017
NASA completed its third mid-latitude Super Pressure Balloon (SPB) flight at 11:24 p.m. EDT, Saturday, May 6, after 12 days, 4 hours and 34 minutes aloft. Flight controllers at NASA's Columbia Scientific Balloon Facility in Palestine, Texas, conducted a controlled flight termination of the balloon, which slowly descended back to Earth impacting in the South Pacific Ocean about 200 miles south of ... more
Washington DC (SPX) May 12, 2017
Service Academies Swarm Challenge Pushes the Boundaries of Autonomous Swarm Capabilities
(UPI) May 10, 2017
Rolls-Royce to provide logistical, engineering support for the KC-130J
Washington (UPI) May 12, 2017
Boeing receives Apache remanufacturing contract for UK
Italian shipyard delivers new Torado submarine
Washington (UPI) May 12, 2017
The attack submarine Romeo Romel, the fourth being build for the Naval Armament Unit of the Italian navy, was delivered at Italian defense contractor Fincantieri's shipyard at Muggiano, the company announced on Thursday. The vessel is the last of four submarines being built in the U212A Todaro-class. The previous ship, Pietro Venuti, a twin of the Romeo Romel, was delivered in Ju ... more
Washington DC (UPI) May 8, 2017
Austal opens new office in Australian contract bid
Washington DC (UPI) May 8, 2017
Nimitz-class carrier USS Ronald Reagan begins sea trials
Washington (UPI) May 5, 2017
DCNS to modernize three French navy frigates
2 SOPS says goodbye to GPS satellite
Schriever AFB CO (SPX) Apr 26, 2017
At 25-years old, Global Positioning System Satellite Vehicle Number 27 completed its time in orbit before the 2nd Space Operations Squadron said goodbye via final command and disposal here April 18. SVN 27 was launched in 1992, meaning it performed more than triple its design life of 7.5 years. "The most interesting thing about this process for me, was the ability to do some experimentatio ... more
Houston TX (SPX) Apr 18, 2017
Researchers working toward indoor location detection
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
Is Climate Changing Cloud Heights? Too Soon to Say
Pasadena CA (JPL) May 09, 2017
A new analysis of 15 years of NASA satellite cloud measurements finds that clouds worldwide show no definitive trend during this period toward decreasing or increasing in height. The new study updates an earlier analysis of the first 10 years of the same data that suggested cloud heights might be getting lower. Clouds are both Earth's cooling sunshade and its insulating blanket. Currently ... more
Greenbelt MD (SPX) May 10, 2017
NASA team pursues blobs and bubbles with new PetitSat mission
New Haven, CT (SPX) May 15, 2017
In measuring gas exchange between water and air, size matters
Cambridge, Canada (SPX) May 09, 2017
exactEarth Announces Two-Year $1.45 Million Commercial Customer Renewal
Boeing demonstrates integrated aircraft communications system
Washington (UPI) May 9, 2017
U.S. Air Force F-15Cs have demonstrated the ability to securely communicate with other aircraft and ground stations using a Boeing-developed networking system, the company announced Monday. The sharing of information took place during recent test flights at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., using Talon HATE airborne pods. The pods enabled the F-15C pilots to share information through ... more
Washington DC (UPI) May 11, 2017
European country orders Harris tactical radios
(UPI) May 10, 2017
Elbit Systems receives Brazilian contract for C4ISR
(UPI) May 10, 2017
Genereal Dynamics stages successful test of military 4G network
CAE wins UAV training contract
Washington DC (UPI) May 11, 2017
A training solution for remotely piloted aircraft is to be provided to the military of the United Arab Emirates by Canada's CAE Inc. The five-year contract, awarded by the General Headquarters of the United Arab Emirates, is worth about $40.85 million. "Remotely piloted aircraft have been proven as an indispensable asset in modern combat operations, and like all platforms they re ... more
Washington DC (UPI) May 11, 2017
Oshkosh responds to Army RFP for vehicles
Washington (UPI) May 9, 2017
Germany to reactivate Leopard 2 tanks
Washington (UPI) May 12, 2017
India seeks CBRN protective equipment
Dutch court jails Charles Taylor arms-supplier for 19 years
The Hague (AFP) April 21, 2017
A Dutch court on Friday sentenced a businessman to 19 years in prison for arms trafficking and aiding war crimes in Liberia and Guinea by armed forces of ex-Liberian leader Charles Taylor. Guus Kouwenhoven, 74, was found guilty of delivering weapons to Taylor's regime between 2000 and 2003 in return for preferential treatment and lucrative contracts for his logging business, in violation of ... more
Ottawa (AFP) April 13, 2017
Canada moves to join treaty curbing foreign arms sales
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
State Dept. approves UAE for possible PAC-3 missile buy
Washington (UPI) May 12, 2017
The Defense Security Cooperation Agency announced Thursday the possible sale of Patriot PAC-3 and GEM-T missiles to the United Arab Emirates. The proposed sale, approved by the U.S. State Department, is worth an estimated $2 billion. "The proposed sale will enhance the UAE's capability to meet current and future aircraft and missile threats," the agency said in a press release. " ... more
Washington (AFP) May 11, 2017
US approves sale of $2 billion in missiles to UAE: Pentagon
Moscow (Sputnik) May 08, 2017
Russia's RS-28 Sarmat ICBM: Hypersonic Disaster for US Missile Defense Shield
Beijing (AFP) May 2, 2017
China demands halt to US missile shield in S.Korea
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China says it tested new missile in northeastern sea
Beijing (AFP) May 9, 2017
China has recently tested a new type of guided missile in a northeastern sea near the Korean peninsula, the defence ministry said Tuesday, hours after South Korean elections held amid regional tensions. The test in the Bohai Sea was conducted to "raise the operational capability of the armed forces and effectively respond to threats to national security," the ministry said in a brief stateme ... more
Moscow (Sputnik) May 08, 2017
Purchase of S-400 From Russia 'Might Signal Turkey's Estrangement From NATO'
Tokyo (AFP) April 29, 2017
Tokyo subway halt for 10 minutes over NKorea scare
Washington (UPI) Apr 28, 2017
Sweden orders additional anti-ship missiles from Saab
Alarm grows over global ransomware attacks
Washington (AFP) May 12, 2017
Security experts expressed alarm Friday over a fast-moving wave of cyberattacks around the world that appeared to exploit a flaw exposed in documents leaked from the US National Security Agency. The attacks came in the form of ransomware, a technique used by hackers that locks a user's files unless they pay the attackers in bitcoin. The scope of the attacks was not immediately clear, ami ... more
London (AFP) May 14, 2017
Manhunt for hackers behind global cyberattack
Washington (UPI) May 12, 2017
BAE Systems to help protect financial system
Seattle (AFP) May 10, 2017
Microsoft CEO: tech sector needs to prevent '1984' future
Iran's delayed gold rush disillusions voters
Tehran (AFP) May 14, 2017
The investment gold rush that was supposed to follow Iran's nuclear deal with world powers and revitalise the economy has not materialised, leaving many voters disillusioned ahead of Friday's election. The figures say it all - President Hassan Rouhani wanted $50 billion a year in foreign investment to reach his target of eight-percent growth. But since the nuclear deal came into force i ... more
Seoul (AFP) May 14, 2017
N. Korea test-fires missile in bid to test South, US
Washington (AFP) May 10, 2017
CIA forms special unit focused on North Korea threat
Seoul (AFP) May 11, 2017
New S.Korean president talks to China, Japan leaders
Six-legged livestock - sustainable food production
Copenhagen, Denmark (SPX) May 15, 2017
Identifying areas of particular high impact is an important step to improving the environmental sustainability of production systems. Insects have been heralded as the foods of the future - and now the first study to measure the environmental impacts and identify hotspots associated with commercial insect production has been published. Cricket farming can be a sustainable way to produce an ... more
Miami (AFP) May 12, 2017
'Awesomesauce,' proclaims US astronaut on historic spacewalk
Houston TX (SPX) May 09, 2017
External commercial ISS platform starts second mission
Washington DC (SPX) May 08, 2017
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Testing Prepares NASA's Space Launch System for Liftoff
Hampton VA (SPX) May 11, 2017
The world's most powerful rocket - NASA's Space Launch System (SLS) - may experience ground wind gusts of up to 70 mph as it sits on the launch pad before and during lift off for future missions. Understanding how environmental factors affect the rocket will help NASA maintain a safe and reliable distance away from the launch tower during launch. SLS model testing in NASA Langley Research ... more
Washington DC (SPX) May 15, 2017
NASA Affirms Plan for First Mission of SLS, Orion
Huntsville AL (SPX) May 15, 2017
Winners Announced for NASA, Orbital ATK Rocketry Challenge
Palo Alto CA (SPX) May 15, 2017
SSL satellite built for Bulgaria Sat arrives at Cape Canaveral for FOR falcon 9 launch
Syria army seizes airbase from IS: military source, monitor
Beirut (AFP) May 13, 2017
Syria's army captured an airbase in eastern Aleppo from the Islamic State group on Saturday, after more than two months of fierce clashes, a military source and monitor said. The Jarrah airbase had been under IS control since January 2014, when the jihadists seized it from rebels who had captured it a year earlier. "Regime forces took control of the Jarrah military airport after heavy fi ... more
Bogota (AFP) May 12, 2017
First Colombia FARC rebels complete disarmament: UN
Geneva (AFP) May 11, 2017
UN in talks over control of Syria safe zones
Amman (AFP) May 7, 2017
Jordan, US launch major military exercises
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Hydrogen bonds directly detected for the first time
Basel, Switzerland (SPX) May 15, 2017
For the first time, scientists have succeeded in studying the strength of hydrogen bonds in a single molecule using an atomic force microscope. Researchers from the University of Basel's Swiss Nanoscience Institute network have reported the results in the journal Science Advances. Hydrogen is the most common element in the universe and is an integral part of almost all organic compounds. M ... more
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Northrop Grumman delivers new battlefield radar
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