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July 29, 2016
US Launches Atlas V Rocket With Spy Satellite - United Launch Alliance
Washington DC (Sputnik) Jul 29, 2016
The United States on Thursday successfully launched Atlas V rocket with NROL-61 spy satellite from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, United Launch Alliance (ULA) said. According to the translation aired by the ULA, the rocket was launched at 8:37 local time (12:37 GMT). The satellite is put into orbit on behalf of the US National Reconnaissance Office (NRO). ULA is a joint venture between Lockheed Martin and Boeing, formed in 2006 to provide spacecraft launch services to ... read more

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Russia About to Drastically Boost Its Orbital Surveillance Capabilities
A new type of advanced surveillance satellites will soon bolster the reconnaissance capabilities of the Russian Aerospace Forces. The mainstay of the new space surveillance system will be the new 1 ... more

British MP in China propaganda video 'deeply concerned'
A British MP has complained about appearing in a video promoting Beijing's claims in the disputed South China Sea, saying she was "deeply concerned" that her words had been misrepresented. ... more

VSE reactivating mothballed frigates
Two mothballed U.S. Navy frigates are to receive reactivation work from VSE Corporation for their transfer to Taiwan through the Foreign Military Sales program. ... more
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Bell-Boeing gets $544 million Osprey contract modification
Bell-Boeing Joint Project Office has been awarded a $544 million U.S. Navy contract modification for four MV-22 Ospreys for the government of Japan. ... more


Five US troops wounded in Afghanistan: military
Five US special forces troops have been wounded fighting the Islamic State group in eastern Afghanistan, General John Nicholson, the US commander said Thursday. ... more

Transition from Operations to Decommissioning by Preparing a Safe, Cost-Effective Shut Down and Waste Management Strategy

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Turkey reshuffles military top brass in wake of coup
Turkey on Thursday reshuffled key military commanders sacking almost half of its generals in the wake of the failed coup, as authorities shut down dozens of media outlets in a widening crackdown. ... more

Bell teams with Tata for helicopters
Bell Helicopter and Tata Advanced Systems Limited have teamed to develop light utility and reconnaissance helicopters in India. ... more
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NASA's Next Planet Hunter Will Look Closer to Home

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Astronomers Gain New Insight into Magnetic Field of Sun and its Kin

CryoSat sets new standard for measuring sea levels

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US-led coalition raids kill 15 civilians in Syria: monitor
At least 15 civilians were killed and dozens wounded in air strikes by a US-led coalition in Syria on Thursday, a monitor said. ... more

China, Russia to hold joint exercises in S China Sea: Beijing
China and Russia will hold joint naval exercises in the South China Sea in September, Beijing's defence ministry said Thursday, after an international tribunal invalidated the Asian giant's extensive claims in the area. ... more

Companies partner for U.K. pilot training contract
Textron AirLand's Scorpion jet will be offered to Britain's Ministry of Defense for its upcoming Air Support to Defense Operational Training program. ... more
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Lockheed Martin, Greece launch P-3B Orion modernization program
The Hellenic navy, Lockheed Martin and Hellenic Aerospace Industry have launched a program to modernize and upgrade Greek P-3B Orion aircraft, Lockheed announced Monday. ... more

Elbit's upgraded Israeli C-130H completes first flight test
A C-130H Hercules transport aircraft upgraded for the Israeli air force by Elbit Systems recently completed its first flight test, the company announced. ... more
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CO2 can be stored underground for 10 times the length needed to avoid climatic impact

Effects of past tropical deforestation will be felt for years to come

Europe backing 'limitless' energy project in France

Solar plane completes epic round-the-world trip

Newly discovered material property may lead to high temp superconductivity

Biological wizardry ferments carbon monoxide into biofuel

Reducing carbon emissions using waste marble powder


KC-46 completes flight tests
The KC-46 Pegasus has completed the flight tests required for the Milestone C production decision, the U.S. Air Force announced Monday. ... more

India home minister to visit Pakistan as tensions flare
India's home minister will travel to Pakistan next week for a one-day regional meeting, New Delhi said Thursday, as tensions flare between the nuclear-armed rivals over unrest in disputed Kashmir. ... more

France to form National Guard to help fight terror
President Francois Hollande on Thursday confirmed plans to set up a National Guard drawn from existing reserves to help security forces combat terror attacks on French soil. ... more

Lockheed gets $241 million for F-35 electronic components
Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co. has been awarded a $241 million U.S. Navy contract modification for the F-35 Lightning II. ... more

Turkey warns Kyrgyzstan over 'Gulen coup' risk
Turkey on Thursday warned the ex-Soviet state of Kyrgyzstan over the risk of a coup by followers of the US-based preacher Fethullah Gulen, saying they had infiltrated every state institution in the country. ... more


India inks $1 billion deal with Boeing for spy planes: sources
India has signed a billion-dollar deal with Boeing to buy four maritime surveillance planes, defence and aviation sources said Wednesday, as it looks to counter China in the Indian Ocean. ... more

China delivers third C28A corvette to Algeria
China delivered a third C28A-class corvette to the Algerian navy earlier this month, China Daily reported this week. ... more
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NUS scientists develop plastic flexible magnetic memory device

Borrowing from pastry chefs, engineers create nanolayered composites

Solar panels blaze at water park in Taiwan heatwave

Researchers printed energy-producing photographs

Scientists create new thin material that mimics cell membranes

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Russia Creating Cutting-Edge Universal Nuclear Battleship


Philippines lobbied ASEAN on sea row verdict: govt


The rise of commercial spaceports


U.S. Air National Guard fires Lockheed laser-guided training rounds for first time


Elbit Systems gets $30 million thermal imaging contract


Indian army receives three Dhanush howitzers


India conducts firing of Advanced Towed Artillery Gun System


Lockheed Martin to provide counter-IED system for U.S. partner nations


Czech Republic orders Schiebel mini mine detectors


DFNDR chooses Honeywell's Spectra fiber for new body armor

Turkey issues warrants for 47 ex-staff of Zaman daily

Turkey has chance to end polarisation after coup: opposition chief

Turkey was planning anti-Gulen army purge before coup: minister

Lockheed Martin: $99 million in new Sniper ATP orders

Raytheon launches NSA-approved ethernet encryption system

Syria regime bombing kills 16 in rebel-held Aleppo: monitor

Coalition aims to open new anti-IS front in Syria: US

Coalition to formally investigate recent civilian deaths in Syria

Russia Designing Blimps Aimed at Reducing Threat of US Cruise Missiles

Israeli raid kills Hamas member said to be behind attack

India Set to Test Domestically-Produced Scramjet Engine in Third Quarter

N. Korea says any further nuclear test depends on US

SSL to provide robotic arms to DARPA for satellite servicing

US tells Beijing sea patrols will continue: official

China builds massive seaplane: state media

NASA Establishes Institute to Explore New Ways to Protect Astronauts

CACI International to support U.S. Cyber Command

EU watchdogs give US-EU internet privacy deal a chance to work

UN overturns decision keeping out press freedom watchdog

CO2 can be stored underground for 10 times the length needed to avoid climatic impact

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