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August 21, 2014
USAF selects GenDyn to study ICBM guidance system
Fairfax, Va. (UPI) Aug 20, 2014
Modernization of guidance systems for next-gen U.S. Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles is to be conducted by General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems. The work, under a $6.4 million contract from the U.S. Air Force, will involve performance analyses, development of test strategies and lifecycle support plans for the next-generation missile guidance set architecture. Results of the study will help the service determine the direction for the next phase of this program to ensure compa ... read more
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New F-16 configuration features AESA radar
The newest configuration of Lockheed Martin's F-16 Fighting Falcon has new capabilities with integration of Active Electronically Scanned Array Radar. ... more

China likens Xi to Deng Xiaoping for anniversary
China's state propaganda machine is seizing Friday's 110th anniversary of Deng Xiaoping's birth to highlight similarities between President Xi Jinping and the paramount leader who set the country on the road to economic prosperity while crushing dissent. ... more

Harris' tactical manpack radio gets NSA certification
The U.S. National Security Agency has given its Type-1 certification for Harris Corporation's Falcon III RF-340M multi-channel manpack radio. ... more
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British Falklands warship towed away for scrap
The British warship on which Argentina formally surrendered the island of South Georgia during the 1982 Falklands War began its final journey on Wednesday before being scrapped. ... more


Military sensor needs focus of Swedish symposium
Sensor capabilities for the Swedish military and other armed forces the next 10-15 years are to be examined next month at a symposium in Stockholm. ... more
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Startup in the Land of the Rising Sun; A Japanese Solar Venture - by Bradley L. Bartz

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Taiwan's ex-China affairs official accused of leaking secrets
One of Taiwan's top negotiators on China policy is being investigated on suspicion of leaking secrets after resigning, his superior said Wednesday, in the latest political scandal to rock the island. ... more

Ukraine warplane shot down as clashes kill dozens
A Ukrainian warplane was blown out of the sky over rebel-held territory Wednesday as fierce clashes between government troops and pro-Russian insurgents left dozens of civilians dead. ... more
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Humans to Mars a Principle of Space Exploration

Curiosity's Brushwork on Martian 'Bonanza King' Target

NMR Using Earth's Magnetic Field

AFSOUTH strengthens space ties with partner nations

Flight Test Preparations Draw on Launch Services Program's Expertise

Small variations in the climate system can result in dramatic temperature changes

500 million year reset for the immune system


Critics want clear Obama strategy against IS
In calling for global action against the "cancer" of Islamic State militants, President Barack Obama puts the fight against them at the top of his agenda in a move that also raises questions about his military strategy in Iraq. ... more

Test bed demos maritime ISR technology
A new maritime test bed is enabling Lockheed Martin to demonstrate data fusion, predictive analytics and other technologies in naval settings. ... more

Bodies of two pilots found after fighter jets crash in Italy
Italian authorities said Wednesday they had found the bodies of two pilots after a pair of Tornado fighter jets crashed following a mid-air collision, while two other crew members were still missing. ... more
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Exelis wins Army Corps of Engineers support services contract
Exelis reports it is to provide information management and technology support services to serve more than 3,700 U.S. Army Corps of Engineer customers. ... more

Obama warns of jihadist 'cancer' as US reveals failed rescue
US President Barack Obama on Wednesday demanded the world take action against the "cancer" of jihadist extremism in Iraq, after militants murdered an American reporter. ... more
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Increase in reported flooding a result of higher exposure

Toothless 'dragon' pterosaurs dominated the Late Cretaceous skies

Older coral species more hardy

Science team criticizes adoption of 'novel ecosystems' by policymakers

Waterloo makes public most complete Antarctic map for climate research

Evolution of marine crocodilians constrained by ocean temperatures

Seafood substitutions can expose consumers to unexpectedly high mercury


Beheading video puts spotlight on British jihadists
The distinct English accent of the militant seen beheading US journalist James Foley in a grisly online video has forced Britain once again to confront the question of how it became an exporter of jihadist fighters. ... more

Opinion: Do not defer action against IS
While President Barack Obama is contemplating what to do, if anything, about the Islamic State as well as recovering from the "hug-out" in Martha's Vineyard with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton after her pointed criticism about the White House's lack of a strategy in Iraq, he ought to consider the consequences, intended or otherwise, of deferring or taking strong action in Iraq. ... more

The politics of revenge
James Foley's assassination at the hands of the Islamic State was barbaric, inhuman and politically motivated. ... more

Indonesian president says Islamic State 'embarrassing' Muslims
The president of the world's most populous Muslim-majority country, Indonesia, on Thursday called the actions of Islamic State militants "embarrassing" to the religion and urged Islamic leaders to unite in tackling extremism. ... more

Pakistan's envoy to India defends decision to meet Kashmiri separatists
Pakistan's top envoy to India on Wednesday defended his decision to meet Kashmiri separatists, a move that prompted an angry New Delhi to cancel high-level talks between the nuclear-armed neighbours. ... more


China paper denounces 'rampant rascality' of Australia tycoon
A Chinese state-run newspaper on Wednesday called on Beijing to "teach Canberra a lesson" after Australian tycoon and politician Clive Palmer labelled the Communist government "mongrels" who "shoot their own people" in a televised tirade. ... more

Pakistan anti-government protesters blockade parliament
Protesters demanding the fall of the Pakistani government blockaded parliament and key ministries Wednesday in the latest round of a week-long political drama that has shaken the restive nuclear-armed nation. ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
First Indirect Evidence of So-Far Undetected Strange Baryons

Disney tops and yo-yos with stable spins despite asymmetric shapes

Researchers prove stability of wonder material silicene

Electrical engineers take major step toward photonic circuits

How fast you drive might reveal where you are going

Asian inventions dominate energy storage systems

'Cavity protection effect' helps to conserve quantum information


Britain seeks to identify US journalist's executioner


Aerojet Rocketdyne To Develop Large Scale Additive Manufacturing


World must act to halt Iraq 'genocide': Yazidi leader's son


Octopus inspires new camouflage material


SM-6 missile undergoes follow-on testing


Russia vows to strengthen navy to ward off NATO


Pope's message lost on China?


Turkey seeks talks with Iraq-based Kurdish rebels: deputy PM


Israel hits Gaza, quits Cairo talks after rocket fire


Jihadists claim beheading of US journalist

Iraq forces hit militants as UN readies major aid effort

China troops enter disputed India territory: sources

New ship for Royal Australian Navy undergoes sea trials

Drones fly alongside manned planes in Navy test mission

Battle of the boycott plays out in Israel, W.Bank shops

Taiwan launches probe into ex-China affairs official

Airborne Systems supplying decoys to New Zealand

Saudis seek to upgrade AWAC planes

Antineutrino detectors could aid non-proliferation

Lockheed taps GenDyn unit for Space Fence ground equipment structures

Optus 10 delivered to French Guiana for Ariane 5 Sept launch

Canada's MDA receives radar antennas for satellite use

Russia to Develop New Satellite Communication System

First operational Galileo GPS satellites integrated for Soyuz launch

ADS selected for UK Ministry of Justice electronic tagging program

Digital cockpits for UH-60L Black Hawks

Pope says he wants to visit China

Philippines protests Chinese patrols over sea bank

Obama promises 'long-term' strategy against IS

Increase in reported flooding a result of higher exposure

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