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October 22, 2014
U.S Navy sending Aegis-equipped destroyers to Japan
Washington (UPI) Oct 22, 2014
Two U.S. Navy destroyers with ballistic missile defense capabilities are being forward deployed to Japan, the U.S. Navy announced. The ships with Aegis systems are the USS Benfold (DDG 65) and USS Milius (DDG 69), both of which are currently homeported in San Diego, Calif. The two ships will become part of the Forward Deployed Naval Forces based at Yokosuka, Japan. The USS Benfold will deploy to Japan next summer, while the USS Milius will make the move in the summer of 2017. ... read more
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Japan deputy PM directly urges China to hold summit
Japan's deputy prime minister on Wednesday urged China to allow a summit between the Asian rivals as he met a top Beijing official, he said. ... more

Russia spy plane intercepted in NATO airspace: alliance
NATO fighter jets intercepted a Russian spy plane over the Baltic Sea after it breached Estonian airspace, the alliance said Wednesday in the latest of such incidents amid tensions with Moscow over Ukraine. ... more

China ponders action against Hong Kong stars
The powerful Youth League of China's ruling Communist party has opened a poll on possible sanctions against Hong Kong celebrities who support the city's pro-democracy demonstrators - including boycotts, bans and Internet censorship. ... more
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Iraq's Yazidis facing 'attempted genocide': UN
Iraq's Yazidi minority is facing what may amount to an "attempted genocide" at the hands of Islamist fighters, a senior UN rights official said Tuesday after visiting northern Iraq. ... more


USAF looks at commercial satellite control networks
The U.S. Air Force has picked Intelsat General Corp. to study the use of commercial satellite control network capabilities for government satellite operations. ... more
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Iraqi Kurds agree reinforcements for embattled Kobane
Iraqi Kurdish lawmakers agreed Wednesday to send much-needed reinforcements to fellow Kurds battling to stop the key Syrian border town of Kobane from falling into the hands of the Islamic State group. ... more

Syria Kurds weather IS assault and await reinforcements
Kurdish defenders of the strategic Syrian border town of Kobane awaited reinforcements Wednesday after weathering another onslaught by Islamic State jihadists. ... more
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ESA spaceplane progressing towards Vega launch

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Intelsat General To Study Commercialization of USAF Satellites

Cosmic rays threaten future deep-space astronaut missions

POLARBEAR seeks cosmic answers in microwave polarization

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Propaganda, personal struggles turn some young Belgians to jihad
As chairman of the Annasr mosque, Mimoun Aquichouh personally knows a number of young men who left the small Belgian city of Vilvoorde to wage jihad in Syria. ... more

Iraq asks for 46,000 M1A1 Abrams tank rounds
The sale of thousands of rounds of tank ammunition to Iraq under the Foreign Military Sales program has been presented to Congress ... more

Canada raises 'terrorism' alert after soldier killed
Canada raised its national "terrorism" alert on Tuesday, officials said, after a soldier run over by a suspected jihadist died in hospital. ... more
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China Launches New Satellite Via Orbital Carrier Rocket
China has launched its new Yaogan-22 remote sensing optical satellite into scheduled orbit Monday, Chinese News Service reported. The satellite was launched atop a Long March 4C rocket, which ... more

IS jihadists again besiege Iraq's Mount Sinjar
The Islamic State jihadist group has again surrounded Mount Sinjar in northern Iraq, where it trapped thousands of civilians this summer, commanders in the area said Wednesday. ... more
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Heading, attitude system ordered by Airbus Helicopters
A new attitude and heading reference system for aircraft from Northrop Grumman's German subsidiary has been ordered by Airbus Helicopters. ... more

Vietnam freed blogger to win allies in China dispute: analysts
Vietnam's sudden release of a top dissident who was shuttled from jail to the United States is part of an attempt to secure powerful allies amid a simmering maritime dispute with China, analysts said Wednesday. ... more

Israeli minister airs Iran nuclear concerns at Pentagon
Israeli Defence Minister Moshe Yaalon said Tuesday he shared with his US counterpart his country's concerns about the direction of talks between world powers and Iran on its nuclear programme. ... more

More sightings of 'foreign sub' as Sweden says it could use force
Sweden's armed forces chief warned Tuesday it could use force to bring to the surface a suspected Russian mini-submarine its navy has been hunting for days as two new sightings of the vessel were revealed. ... more

India says no compromise with China on territory
India wants to resolve its border row with China but will not compromise on territory, the country's new national security advisor said Tuesday, after a tense stand-off between troops on the disputed border last month. ... more
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Pakistan air strikes kill 28 militants: officials
Pakistan's military Tuesday said it had killed 28 militants in air strikes in the restive tribal region near the Afghan border, a region where it has been battling Islamist groups for more than a decade. ... more

New Navy LCS launched by Lockheed Martin team
The U.S. Navy's seventh Littoral Combat Ship, the future USS Detroit, has been launched by an industry team led by Lockheed Martin. ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
UAE's Masdar to build $125-million wind farm in Oman

Shaky Japanese economy hit by growing trade deficit

Italy keen to take a fast boat to China

Beijing's focus on coal lost in haze of smog: experts

Areva names number two Knoche as interim CEO

Soft Cost Reduction Through Power Electronics

Aquion Energy Unveils Next Generation of AHI Battery Technology


EIAST: KhalifaSat design completed


Samsung devices get top US security clearance


Australia's Tiger armed recon helicopters getting upgrade


New Zealand updating Super Seasprite helicopter training systems


Syria Kurds weather IS assault as they await reinforcements


ADS signs MetOp-SG prime contract with ESA


CASIS Issues RFP For EO Ideas Using ISS Technology


Khamenei says Iraq can battle IS without foreigners


LockMart Team Delivers Lightning Mapper Instrument For Weather Satellite


Molten metals in spin cycle on ESA's centrifuge

Rare 'baby rattle' molecules reveal new quantum properties of H2O and H2

3rd X-37B test vehicle lands at Vandenberg

Lockheed Martin claims nuclear energy breakthrough

Light bending material facilitates the search for new particles

Teledyne to perform work for next 10 Virginia-class submarines

Britain to deploy Reaper drones against ISIS in Iraq

Saudi police investigating after oil pipeline hit by bullet

Maintenance, upgrade work on Italian aircraft carrier ahead of schedule

Pentagon: Bombing ISIS oil targets key focus of strategy

Raytheon receives production order for laser-guided missile

Swedish military releases photo of mysterious 'foreign vessel'

US drone crashes at Niger airport

Jihadists launch fresh assault on Kobane

Iran, powers resume expert-level nuclear talks Wednesday

Taiwan tests submarine-launched missiles: report

US military's robot space plane lands back on Earth

zero2infinity will launch nanosatellites from the stratosphere

Sierra Nevada Corporation Awarded Satellite Contract

With IRNSS-1C, India a Step Closer to Own Navigation Satellite System

At least four months to contain Ebola: Red Cross chief

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