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May 05, 2015
N. Korea's Kim vows more satellite launches
Seoul (AFP) May 3, 2015
North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un vowed to launch more "satellites" in order to become a space power, state media said Sunday, despite global condemnation on past launches, dubbed disguised ballistic missile tests. Kim, during a visit to the North's newly-built satellite command centre, urged scientists to work harder to "further glorify the (North) as a space power," state-run KCNA said. "The status of the (North) as a satellite producer-launcher remains unchanged though the hostile forces deny ... read more
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Air Force focuses on assured access to space
Ending America's reliance on the Russian-built RD-180 rocket engine was the primary topic of conversation during a hearing with the Senate Armed Services Committee, Subcommittee on Strategic Forces, ... more

US Awards $600 Million for NATO's Ballistic Missile Defense Kill Vehicle
The SM-3 Block IB is a kill vehicle that destroys ballistic missiles through high-speed impact; it will be deployed ashore in Romania in 2015. "Under this contract action... Raytheon will deli ... more

Gilat Delivers Mission-Critical UAV Connectivity with BLoS SATCOM Solution
Gilat Satellite Networks reports that it intends to promote its comprehensive line of Beyond-Line-of-Sight (BLoS) solutions at AUVSI's Unmanned Systems 2015 event, May 5-7 at the Georgia World Congr ... more
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Turkey seeks armed unmanned aerial vehicle
Turkey's SSM procurement agency is seeking to acquire an armed unmanned aerial vehicle for early delivery and has issued an urgent Request for Information. ... more


Global Hawk program recognized for maintenance, logistics improvements
The U.S. Air Force has recognized the RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned aircraft program for most improved performance in aircraft maintenance and logistics readiness. ... more
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Austrian Army receives unmanned aerial vehicles
Austria has supplied a half-dozen small unmanned aerial vehicles and associated equipment to its army training school, the Ministry of Defense reported. ... more

French leader oversees Qatar jet deal, to attend Gulf summit
French President Francois Hollande sought to boost ties in the Gulf Monday as he oversaw the signing of a warplanes deal with Qatar and arrived in Saudi Arabia for a summit. ... more
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India defence minister wants swift deal on French Rafale jets
India's defence minister said Monday that final negotiations to buy 36 Rafale fighter jets from France would start this month and end as soon as possible, after leaders of the two nations announced the deal last month. ... more

Iran determined to end 'manufactured' nuclear crisis
Iran is determined to end the "manufactured crisis" over its nuclear programme and drafting of a final deal with world powers, though hard, is progressing, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Monday. ... more

Autonomous convergence and divergence of self-powered soft liquid metals
The autonomous locomotion for a macroscopic machine remains an intriguing issue for the researchers to explore. Recently, Professor LIU Jing and his group from Tsinghua University demonstrated that ... more
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NASA Tests Shape-Changing Wing for Next Generation Aviation
NASA researchers, working in concert with the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) and FlexSys Inc., of Ann Arbor, Michigan, successfully completed initial flight tests of a new morphing wing techno ... more

Reality on ground in Yemen unchanged weeks into air war
Saudi-led air strikes against rebels in Yemen have destroyed much of their military capabilities, but almost six weeks into the campaign the situation on the ground remains unchanged, analysts said. ... more
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Organic farming techniques can make agriculture a carbon sink

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NASA contributes to first global review of Arctic marine mammals

Pesticides alter bees' brains

Quenching the thirst for clean, safe water

Forest canopies buffer against climate change

New fossil rattles Moby Dick's family tree


USS Fort Worth completes maintenance, repair availability in Singapore
The Littoral Combat Ship USS Fort Worth is underway in the Asia-Pacific region following its first extended maintenance availability on a 16 month deployment. ... more

Denmark to buy Piranha armored personnel carriers
The Piranha 5 wheeled armored personnel carrier from Switzerland has been chosen by Demark to replace its Army's aging M-113 APCs. ... more

Eight troopers dead in rebel attack in northeast India
Heavily armed separatist rebels have ambushed a paramilitary convoy in India's remote northeast, killing eight soldiers and injuring six, officials said Monday. ... more

Israeli veterans group slams army conduct in Gaza war
A group of veteran Israeli combatants on Monday slammed the army's conduct during the 2014 Gaza war, using soldiers' testimonies to expose a policy it said caused "unprecedented" civilian casualties. ... more

Damen introduces new family of offshore patrol boats
A new family of faster, fuel-efficient and multi-mission capable offshore patrol vessels has been launched by Damen Shipyards Group of the Netherlands. ... more
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China's Xi warns against Taiwan independence: Xinhua
Chinese Communist Party chief Xi Jinping warned on Monday against Taiwan being seen as a country as he met the head of the island's ruling party, the first such encounter in seven years. ... more

Filipino on US most wanted list killed: rebels, military
A Filipino on the United States' list of most wanted "terrorists" has been killed in a firefight in the southern Philippines, Muslim rebel leaders and the military said Monday. ... more
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Cyclotron radiation from single electrons measured directly for first time

Oil Price War May Benefit Both US Shale And Saudi Arabia

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Weighing - and imaging - molecules one at a time

Oil and gas development transforms landscapes

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China's Xi to visit Russia, Kazakhstan and Belarus


Shadow of Saddam lives on in Iraq


US says no Syrian civilians killed in coalition air strike


No major ground force in Yemen's Aden: coalition


Saudi-led coalition using cluster bombs in Yemen


IS claims Baghdad bombing that killed 15


Russia to Create World's First Rocket Engine Manufacturing Holding


Arianespace at the EU-Japan Business Round Table


French Mideast policy helped Rafale jet sales


US rejects China's offer over disputed islands

Finland contacts reservists, denies move due to security concerns

Georgia PM appoints pro-West defence chief with eye on NATO

Kerry denounces 'hysteria' over Iran nuclear deal

EU, NATO try to counter Russian propaganda

Taiwan ruling party chief heads to China for Xi meeting

Next Generation GPS System Faces Delays, Cost Overruns

Pentagon wants softer sanctions on Russian rocket engine purchases

Say Cheese! Russia Snaps Photos of Top Secret US Spysats

Teledyne to provide missile defense test and evaluation services

52 civilians dead in coalition strikes in Syria: monitor

Lockheed delivers milestone Sniper ATP to Air Force

Pakistani air strikes kill 44 militants: military

Qatar buying Rafale fighters

At least 13 killed in Baghdad car bombing: police

Leidos to assist Defense Intelligence Agency with analysis

Boeing touts B-1B Lancer

Canada continues Magellan Aerospace engine maintenance work

Britain tells UN Iran trying to buy nuclear technology

Taking aircraft manufacturing out of the oven

Organic farming techniques can make agriculture a carbon sink

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