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October 01, 2015
DoD report: defense spending expected to decline
Washington (UPI) Sep 29, 2015
The U.S. Department of Defense issued it's report on Fiscal Year 2014, and says U.S. government spending for defense purposes is expected to decline, the department announced on Monday. According to the report, defense spending will fall 28 percent from FY 2015 to 2019, which followed a significant rise in defense spending by over 65 percent between FY 2000 and FY 2010. Cuts can be traced back to sequestration, which went into effect in March 2014, and mandated spending cuts for both defense an ... read more
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CIA pulled officers from China after govt hack: report
The United States withdrew several CIA officers from its embassy in Beijing to protect them from being uncovered through a hack of US federal employee records, The Washington Post has reported. ... more

DHS taps Raytheon for network contract
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has selected Raytheon to be the prime contractor and integrator of the agency's Network Security Development Division, the company announced Monday. ... more

Russian strikes hit Syria opposition, not IS: US official
Russia's air strikes in Syria on Wednesday targeted opposition forces and not Islamic State jihadists, a US defense official said, contradicting Russian claims. ... more
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Russian strikes again expose US disarray
Russia's dramatic entry Wednesday into the Syrian war put the United States on the back foot once again and left Washington struggling to regain the military and diplomatic initiative. ... more


Russia carries out first Syria air strikes
Russia launched air strikes in war-torn Syria on Wednesday, its first military engagement outside the former Soviet Union since the occupation of Afghanistan in 1979. ... more
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Nuclear Decommissioning And Used Fuel Market 2015
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U.S. Navy orders nuclear reactor components
BWX Technologies Inc. is to manufacture components for nuclear reactors aboard U.S. Navy submarines and aircraft carriers under $34.5 million in new contracts. ... more

Ukraine, rebels give initial backing to small arms withdrawal
Kiev said on Wednesday it had struck an initial agreement with pro-Russian insurgents to withdraw smaller weapons from the buffer zone splitting eastern rebel lands from the rest of Ukraine. ... more
Space News from
ASU-led partnership engages citizens in NASA's Asteroid Initiative

Down to Earth and walking the line

Space for safer cars

Background Ozone a Major Issue in U.S. West

NASA's Big Mars Story

New precise particle measurement improves subatomic tool

Lockheed's Space Fence Program Completes Critical Design Review


Taliban takeover in Kunduz echoes IS rout of Mosul
The Taliban takeover of Kunduz in northern Afghanistan this week dealt a stinging blow to the country's security forces, in some ways mirroring an offensive in the Iraqi city of Mosul last year. ... more

Raytheon fires new naval variant of combat-proven Excalibur
Raytheon successfully fired its new Excalibur N5 during a recent field test at the Yuma Proving Ground in Arizona, the company announced Wednesday. ... more

N. Korea threatens to scrap family reunion with South
North Korea has threatened to cancel a reunion for families separated by the Korean War, after "reckless" remarks by South Korean President Park Geun-Hye on Pyongyang's nuclear weapons programme and human rights record. ... more
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Coalition says it seized Iran boat with arms for Yemen rebels
The Saudi-led coalition said on Wednesday it had seized an Iranian fishing boat in the Arabian Sea loaded with weapons destined for Shiite rebels it is fighting in Yemen. ... more

Harris supplying tactical radios to Special Operations Forces
U.S. Special Operations Forces has given the Harris Corporation an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for specialized handheld tactical radios. ... more
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Monsoon mission: A better way to predict Indian weather

Self-assembling material could enable artificial arteries

Study shows insect diversity decreases in gardens with non-native plants

King crabs threaten Antarctic ecosystem due to warming ocean

Chip-based technology enables reliable direct detection of Ebola virus

Loss of ocean predators has impact on climate change strategies

Bacteria in ancient flea may be ancestor of the Black Death


China says two Japanese arrested on suspicion of spying
China said Wednesday it has arrested two Japanese citizens for suspected spying, a move likely to strain already tense ties between Asia's two largest economies. ... more

Latvia orders Sentinel 3-D radars
Latvia has ordered mobile three-dimensional phased-array radar systems from ThalesRaytheonSystems for detecting, identifying and tracking airborne threats. ... more

Afghan forces struggle to retake Kunduz city from Taliban
Taliban insurgents who seized the Afghan city of Kunduz have defied a counter-offensive and advanced on the airport where government forces retreated after the fall of the strategic northern gateway. ... more

16 Turkish hostages freed in Iraq arrive back home
Sixteen Turkish workers who had been kidnapped in Iraq nearly a month ago were freed on Wednesday and flew back home where they were welcomed by their tearful families. ... more

Iraq Kurds take back land from IS jihadists
A ground offensive led by 3,500 Iraqi Kurdish forces Wednesday recaptured several villages west of the city of Kirkuk from the Islamic State group, officials said. ... more
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Israeli air raids hit Gaza after rocket fire
Israeli air raids have hit the Gaza Strip in response to a rocket fired from the Palestinian enclave that was intercepted by the Iron Dome missile defence system, officials said Wednesday. ... more

Seven killed by multiple China letter bombs: state media
Seven people were killed on Wednesday when 15 letter bombs exploded in southern China, state media said, with blasts reported in multiple locations including government offices. ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
First optical rectenna converts light to DC current

New York City to divest from coal

China to halve car purchase tax amid flagging sales

Bravo to biomass

A different type of 2-D semiconductor

TransCanada tries new legal route for Keystone XL

Embedded optical sensors could make robotic hands more dexterous


The First Meeting of the U.S.-China Space Dialogue


Lockheed Martin moves forward with Space Fence program


U.S. bomber fleets re-aligned under single command


US gathers great Asian democracies to its side


Report: Marine Corps may expand training in Ukraine


Leidos and Boundless Enter Strategic Relationship


After Astrosat success, India set to launch 23 foreign satellites


Forty years of European space tracking


France to hold crunch talks in India on Rafale deal: official


Gilat to supply dual Ku/Ka-band terminals to major ISP

AgustaWestland partners for Czech military contract

Lithuania buys self-propelled howitzers from German Army

Finland eyes building new combat vessels

Textron supplies armored vehicles to Afghanistan

USS Cowpens holds cruiser modernization induction

China possibly building its own aircraft carrier

Future USS Milwaukee completes final acceptance testing

Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group conducts training

Egypt to purchase French Mistral ships built for Russia

Sperry Marine, Terma team for naval business

New U.S. Navy aircraft carrier delayed for more testing

Navy demos submarine mine-deployment capability

India seeking technology to build MCMVs

France sells warships to Egypt, after Russia deal scrapped

ULA Selects Orbital ATK to Provide Solid Boosters for Atlas V and Vulcan Launch Vehicles

Innovations in Satellite Payloads - An interview with David Jungkind of SEAKR

China village defenceless against North Korean intruders

DRS Technologies providing new soldier vision system

U.S. Airmen keep combat hospital operating in Afghanistan

Monsoon mission: A better way to predict Indian weather

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