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October 21, 2016
DARPA to transfer Space Surveillance Telescope to US Air Force
Washington DC (SPX) Oct 21, 2016
At a mountaintop in New Mexico, DARPA is marking the formal transition of its Space Surveillance Telescope (SST) from an Agency-led design and construction program to ownership and operation by U.S. Air Force Space Command (AFSPC), which has announced plans to operate the telescope in Australia jointly with the Australian government. Taking place at SST's high-altitude perch at White Sands Missile Range, the event will include remarks by DARPA Deputy Director Steven Walker and senior AFSPC and Royal Aus ... read more

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Northrop Grumman gets $35 million MQ-25 drone support contract
Northrop Grumman has received a $35 million contract to conduct risk reduction activities in support of the U.S. Navy's MQ-25 Stingray drone. ... more

Iraqi forces moving 'faster than expected' on Mosul: Iraq PM
Iraqi forces are "advancing faster than expected" in a major offensive to recapture Mosul from Islamic State jihadists, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said Thursday. ... more

Iraq forces make gains against IS near Mosul
Elite Iraqi forces Thursday retook a town on the eastern edge of Mosul while Kurdish peshmerga opened a new front in the offensive to wrest back the jihadists' last bastion in Iraq. ... more
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Philippines' Duterte, in China, announces 'separation' from US
Philippines' President Rodrigo Duterte declared his "separation" from longstanding ally the United States, in Beijing on Thursday, as he rebalances his country's diplomacy towards China. ... more


Pentagon chief vows 'overwhelming' response to any N.Korea nuke use
Pentagon chief Ashton Carter on Thursday decried North Korea's latest missile test and again vowed an "overwhelming" response if Pyongyang were ever to launch a nuclear weapon. ... more

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Textron's Scorpion jet completes first weapons exercise
Textron AirLand's Scorpion jet has successfully completed its first weapons exercise, the company announced Thursday. ... more

New technology may allow drones to recharge midflight
Drone flight times could soon be unlimited. Researchers believe a technology called inductive coupling can allow drones to recharge midflight. ... more
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MAVEN mission observes ups and downs of water escape from Mars

Unexpected discoveries on a metal world

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iXblue to upgrade German frigates
French industrial group iXblue will upgrade the inertial and navigation equipment on six German frigates as part of a deal signed in August, the company announced Wednesday. ... more

GenDyn receives $170 million Hydra-70 rocket contracts
General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems has been awarded two U.S. Army contracts collectively worth $170 million for production of the Hydra-70 rocket system, the company announced this week. ... more

Pakistan welcomes Trump offer to make peace with India
Pakistan on Thursday welcomed an offer by US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump to ease tensions with nuclear-armed rival India over ongoing unrest in Kashmir, which both claim as their own. ... more
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Tajikistan starts anti-terror drills with China
Tajikistan began joint anti-terror drills with China on Thursday close near the border with Afghanistan as part of Beijing's drive to boost security in the region. ... more

Deadly Turkish raids on US-backed Syrian Kurd fighters
Turkish warplanes carried out deadly strikes on US-backed militias in northern Syria, including Syrian Kurdish fighters, a monitor said Thursday, action that is likely to raise tensions between the NATO allies. ... more
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Super typhoon kills at least eight in Philippines

Monkeys are seen making stone flakes so humans are 'not unique' after all

Salty snow could affect air pollution in the Arctic

Consequences from Antarctica climate change

Reducing ammonia pollution from cattle

New 13-year study tracks effects of changing ocean temperature on phytoplankton

Risk analysis for common ground on climate loss and damage


NATO head 'concerned' Russian carrier group may join Aleppo attacks
NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg expressed concern Thursday that a Russian aircraft carrier battlegroup could join attacks on Syria's besieged city of Aleppo. ... more

Arms deals with Europe, Israel fuel South Sudan war: UN
A UN panel of experts has found evidence of "well-established networks" of arms suppliers in Eastern Europe and the Middle East that are fueling the war in South Sudan. ... more

Saudi-led coalition air strike hit Yemen funeral: UN report
The Saudi-led coalition carried out a deadly "double-tap" air strike on a funeral ceremony in Yemen this month in violation of its obligations under international humanitarian law, a UN panel of experts concluded. ... more

N. Korea conducts another failed missile launch
North Korea on Thursday conducted what appeared to be a failed test - its second in a week - of a powerful medium-range missile that experts warn could be deployed as early as next year. ... more

Technica gets $22 million U.S. Air Force cybersecurity contract
Technica has been awarded a max-value $22 million U.S. Air Force cybersecurity contract, the company announced. ... more


Philippines' Duterte says 'goodbye' to US ties in Beijing
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said it was "time to say goodbye" to the US during a visit to China on Wednesday, as the combative leader reconfigures his country's diplomatic alliances. ... more

N. Korea fails again with powerful Musudan missile test
North Korea on Thursday conducted what was believed to be another failed test of a powerful medium-range missile capable of hitting US bases as far away as Guam, the South Korean military said. ... more
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Ames Laboratory scientists gain insight on mechanism of unconventional superconductivity

Quantum computers: 10-fold boost in stability achieved

360-degree electronic holographic display

The road to green hydrogen runs through mazes in algal proteins

Study explains strength gap between graphene, carbon fiber

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Navy selects radar for unmanned MQ-8C Fire Scout


Iraq forces move to retake Christian town on way to Mosul


US tries to end spat threatening Mosul battle


US general suspects Iran role in Huthi attacks on US ships


Yahoo calls for 'transparency' from US spy agencies


Ambitious space satellite projects set for liftoff


China's permanent station plans ride on mission


Spacecraft 'Nuclear Batteries' Could Get a Boost from New Materials


Airbus weather satellite MetOp-A notches up 10 years


Thales launches Pathmaster unmanned counter-mine system

US to deploy missile defense to South Korea 'soon'

Saab buys Danish defense company

Thales, DCI team for naval technology

Belgium summons Russian envoy over Aleppo air raid claim

Gunman kills two Americans near Kabul base

Russia tells US-led coalition not to 'drive terrorists' from Iraq to Syria

IS leaders 'abandon' Mosul as Iraq forces close in

UN envoy urges Colombia to quickly clinch new peace deal

Miniature spacecraft for Australian Defence ready to fly

The future of radar - scientific benefits and potential of TerraSAR-X and TanDEM-X

China's Xi revives Long March myths to rally party

South China Sea looms over Duterte visit

Norway releases images of Russian fleet en route to Med

China closer to establishing permanent space station

US-Russia Standoff Leaves NASA Without Manned Launch Capabilities

China to enhance space capabilities with launch of Shenzhou-11

Coatian Navy receives autonomous underwater vehicles

Poland opens 'talks' on new military choppers after Airbus row

Boeing Australia tapped for P-8A sustainment services

Czech leaders reassure China as Dalai Lama visits

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