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October 24, 2014
Aerostat surveillance system being evaluated by CBP
Washington (UPI) Oct 23, 2014
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is evaluating a Lockheed Martin aerostat surveillance system along the border with Mexico. The system is the Persistent Threat Detection System, or PTDS, which is currently being used in Afghanistan by the U.S. Army for identifying threats and tracking insurgents. Lockheed Martin said it is providing operational support for the system's evaluation by CBP. The PTDS consists of a tethered aerostat with sensor equipment. It provides panoramic day/ni ... read more
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Intelsat General To Study Commercialization of USAF Satellites
Intelsat General Corp. is one of four companies awarded a contract by the U.S. Air Force (USAF) to study the viability of using commercial facilities and operations expertise for the tracking, telem ... more

Russian Bank Offers 5 Billion Rubles for GLONASS
The Russian state development bank Vnesheconombank (VEB) is set to offer financial support for domestic companies to develop projects using the GLONASS navigation system in Russia and abroad pending ... more

ESA spaceplane progressing towards Vega launch
Europe's Intermediate eXperimental Vehicle (IXV) spaceplane has completed another step in its pre-launch checkout process, and is now being readied for fueling ahead of the November 18 flight with A ... more
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BAE Systems Australia producing more missile decoy systems
BAE Systems says it is producing more Nulka active missile decoys for the Royal Australian Navy and U.S. Navy ships. ... more


Turkish cruise missile tipped for F-35
Lockheed Martin and Roketsan have agreed to collaborate on the Turkish company's stand-off cruise missile for use on the F-35 Lightning II fighter. ... more
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US-led strikes kill more than 500 militants in Syria
US-led air strikes in Syria were reported Thursday to have killed more than 500 jihadists in a month, as Kurdish fighters readied to reinforce the embattled border town of Kobane. ... more

Russia to Orbit 9 MilCom Satellites by 2020
The Russian military will add nine advanced communications satellites to its orbital grouping by 2020, a senior military commander said Monday. "By 2020, the orbital grouping of military commu ... more
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China launches first mission to moon and back

Two families of comets found around nearby star

Organic molecules in Titan's atmosphere are intriguingly skewed

U.S. holds test on Aegis tracking capability

Thales providing satcom capability to Qatar

NASA uses ultra-black nano-coating for solar coronagraph

Cosmonauts complete 3rd EVA for October


Argentina launches its first telecom satellite
Argentina has successfully launched its first domestically designed and developed geostationary communications satellite Thursday, USA Today reported. "ARSAT-1 is on its way to space. What a t ... more

ORNL research reveals unique capabilities of 3-D printing
Researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory have demonstrated an additive manufacturing method to control the structure and properties of metal components with precision ... more

Dances with wolves in China's wild west
Facing down a pack of snarling wolves - the symbol of the Uighur minority in China's violence-wracked far west - businessman Yang Changsheng offered a sausage in friendship. ... more
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Brazil, Argentina to negotiate over Gripen aircraft
Brazil and Argentina are to begin negotiations over the purchase of Swedish-designed Gripen fighters to be manufactured in Brazil. ... more

RAZAR zoom scope developed for military assault rifles
A fast and accurate zoom scope for use on military rifles has been developed by Sandia National Laboratories and its optical engineers. ... more
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Cause of aging remains elusive

Mature forests store nitrogen in soil

Brisbane Sugarbag bees launch all-conquering raids

Recently discovered microbe is key player in climate change

New Insights on Carbonic Acid in Water

Some scientists share better than others

Global consumption driving tropical deforestation


India's Modi rallies troops in Diwali day Kashmir visit
India's new Prime Minister Narendra Modi marked the festival of Diwali Thursday with a visit to the disputed Kashmir region to rally the morale of troops after recent deadly clashes with Pakistan. ... more

IS propaganda strategy 'evolving': experts
From online videos to the social network postings of their fighters, the propaganda of the Islamic State jihadist group is evolving to prevent the leaking of strategic information while at the same time maintaining its impact. ... more

Australia closer to new joint-service helicopter crew training
The Australian military is allotting more than $600 million for a new army and navy helicopter training system. ... more

Cyber-security center launched in Wales
A new cyber-security center has been officially launched in Britain by Alert Logic for its expanding European customer base. ... more

Mapping drone prompts China to scramble fighter jets: report
China deployed more than 1,200 troops and scrambled fighter jets in response to an unauthorised flight near Beijing airport by what turned out to be a mapping drone, state-run media reported Thursday. ... more

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China's space policy gets even tighter
Anyone who watches China's space program is well aware of the nation's information policies. China has never been as open as we would like. We can understand that China operates under a different po ... more

China's Secret Moon Mission
Soon, a rocket will launch a Chinese spacecraft to the Moon and back. It's the first time that China has attempted this long and perilous journey. It should be a great achievement for the nation, wo ... more
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Cheaper silicon means cheaper solar cells

Electronics industry gets 2 ways to snoop on self-organizing molecules

Cooling with molecules

Strengthening thin-film bonds with ultrafast data collection

Special UO microscope captures defects in nanotubes

Quantum holograms as atomic scale memory keepsake


Japan deputy PM directly urges China to hold summit


Russia spy plane intercepted in NATO airspace: alliance


China ponders action against Hong Kong stars


Iraq's Yazidis facing 'attempted genocide': UN


Iraqi Kurds agree reinforcements for embattled Kobane


Syria Kurds weather IS assault and await reinforcements


Propaganda, personal struggles turn some young Belgians to jihad


Iraq asks for 46,000 M1A1 Abrams tank rounds


Canada raises 'terrorism' alert after soldier killed


IS jihadists again besiege Iraq's Mount Sinjar

Heading, attitude system ordered by Airbus Helicopters

Vietnam freed blogger to win allies in China dispute: analysts

Israeli minister airs Iran nuclear concerns at Pentagon

More sightings of 'foreign sub' as Sweden says it could use force

India says no compromise with China on territory

Pakistan air strikes kill 28 militants: officials

New Navy LCS launched by Lockheed Martin team

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

Cause of aging remains elusive

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