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June 24, 2016
N. Korea leader says new missile can strike US Pacific bases
Seoul (AFP) June 23, 2016
Leader Kim Jong-Un threatened US military bases across the Pacific after North Korea's test of a powerful new missile triggered emergency UN Security Council talks late Wednesday on curbing Pyongyang's nuclear programme. Kim, who personally monitored Wednesday's Musudan missile test, applauded a "great event" that significantly bolstered the North's pre-emptive nuclear attack capability, the official KCNA news agency reported. "We have the sure capability to attack in an overall and practical wa ... read more

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N. Korea rules out nuclear talks resumption: official
North Korea has "no thoughts" of resuming six-party talks on its nuclear programme, a top Pyongyang official said Thursday in Beijing, despite the repeated urgings of its closest ally China. ... more

NKorea test shows need for expanded missile defense: Pentagon chief
The United States will continue to expand its defense systems to protect South Korea and regional allies from North Korean missiles, Pentagon chief Ashton Carter said Wednesday. ... more

BeiDou GPS system targets global service around 2020
The Chinese government on Thursday released a white paper elaborating on the development of BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS), which has been independently developed and operated by China. ... more
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China promotes int'l development of homegrown GPS system
China has been promoting international satellite navigation applications and will push forward the international development of China's BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS), said a white paper i ... more


MUOS-5 Secure Communications Satellite to launch June 24
The U.S. Navy and Lockheed Martin are ready to launch the fifth Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) secure communications satellite, MUOS-5, here on Friday, June 24, aboard a United Launch Alliance ... more

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

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Russia to Publish Catalog Disclosing US Military Satellites
Russia is planning to release to public its catalog of near-Earth objects, including US military satellites, a Russian official said. Russia will publicly release its own database of Earth orbiting ... more

Hyten's Commander's Strategic Intent - We're All In Space Together
While Gen. John Hyten's "Commander's Strategic Intent" is meant to offer a roadmap of the future for the 22,000 airmen and 9,000 civilians of Air Force Space Command, that's hardly its limit. The Ge ... more
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China promises GPS system that's "reliable, safe and free"

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United Nations and China agree to increased space cooperation

Dormant Black Hole Eats Star, Becomes X-Ray Flashlight

Spaceflight Industries closes $25M financing round led by Mithril


Lockheed Martin factory rolls out first F-35A for Israel
Lockheed Martin has rolled out its first F-35 Lightning II fighter for the Israeli air force. ... more

Colombia top ex-rebel commander preaches peace
She was one of the most-wanted FARC guerrilla commanders, but these days she sews uniforms for the very Colombian army soldiers she used to fight. ... more

Libyan government bombs Islamic State positions in Sirte
Libyan pro-government forces targeted the Islamic State group in Sirte with a wave of air strikes Thursday to help pave the way for ground troops to take the jihadists' coastal stronghold. ... more
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MQ-4C Triton UAS demos new capabilities
Northrop Grumman's MQ-4C Triton unmanned aerial system has demonstrated new communications and flight capabilities in U.S. Navy testing. ... more

MUOS-5 satellite on launch countdown
The fifth Mobile User Objective System, or MUOS-5, communications satellite for the U.S. Navy is on countdown for launch Friday morning. ... more
24/7 News Coverage
Canada Launches Maritime Monitoring Satellite

Significant humus loss in forests of the Bavarian Alps

Crop breeding is not keeping pace with climate change

Sentinel-1 satellites combine radar vision

How squash agriculture spread bees in pre-Columbian North America

Botanical diversity unraveled in a previously understudied forest in Angola

Immense species richness of bacterial-eating microorganisms discovered in soil


U.S., Estonia strengthening defense technology collaboration
The United States and Estonia are strengthening their cooperation in research and technological development in the field of defense. ... more

Iraq forces flushing IS out of last Fallujah pocket
Iraqi forces closed in on the last neighbourhood of Fallujah still held by the Islamic State group Thursday while aid groups struggled to deliver relief to desperate civilians. ... more

Indonesian leader visits South China Sea islands on warship
President Joko Widodo visited remote Indonesian islands on a warship Thursday in an apparent show of force after clashes with Chinese vessels and as fears grow Beijing is seeking to stake a claim in nearby waters. ... more

US military leaders discuss extra troops in Iraq: official
US military leaders are weighing whether to request additional coalition troops to help local forces fighting the Islamic State group in Iraq, but no decisions have been made, a military official said Thursday. ... more

France to join air policing mission over Baltics
France will deploy four Mirage 2000 fighter planes to the Baltic states in September for an air policing mission in line with NATO's initiative to boost defence in states bordering Russia, the French army announced Thursday. ... more


China fostering independent industrial chain for BeiDou navigation system
China is establishing an industrial innovative system for its homegrown BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS) and fostering "an independent BDS industrial chain", said a white paper issued on Thu ... more

China's homegrown navigation system to have 35-satellite constellation by 2020
China's homegrown navigation system, the BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS), will cover the whole globe with a constellation of 35 satellites by 2020, said a government report on Thursday. ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
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Solar exposure energizes muddy microbes

Solar cells for greener and safer energies

10,000 windows onto biomolecular information processing

Beamreach Solar launches with lightweight System for commercial roofs

Quantum calculations broaden the understanding of crystal catalysts

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UN blasts N. Korea missile tests as 'unacceptable violations'


US commander warns NATO couldn't repel Russian Baltic invasion


Lockheed gets SQQ-89 undersea warfare contract


Army develops mini missile system components


Airborne Systems gets Army parachute contract


US military's cyber force reluctant to cut Internet in Syria


India PM Modi heads to Uzbekistan to woo China's Xi


Iraq's Fallujah nearly cleared but aid effort flounders


Yemen rebels demand consensus president in any peace deal


Air raids kill 25 civilians in IS stronghold in Syria

Israeli F-35s to use Israeli-made cyberdefense products

China using fishing fleets to expand maritime claims: US official

Lockheed receives SBIRS contract modification

Lockheed Martin wins $733 million aerial ISR contract

Lockheed Martin breaks ground for C-130J training center

Colombia government, rebels agree full ceasefire

NASA Electric Research Plane Gets X Number, New Name

Ballistic missile intercepted in Yemen: coalition

N. Korea test fires two powerful, mid-range missiles

China to 'send plane' as Taiwanese face deportation from Cambodia

Honeywell gets U.S. Air Force engine contract mod

IEE supplies display units for IED jamming devices

Indonesia navy says Chinese fishing is 'ruse' to stake claim

Filipino fishermen pin hopes on China tribunal

Network-enabled JSOW C-1 delivered to Navy

Raytheon contracted for AMRAAM platform integration

Northrop Grumman gets DARPA Tern contract

World's fastest supercomputer powered by Chinese chip technology

DCNS promotes its Gowind corvette, Scorpene submarine

Canada Launches Maritime Monitoring Satellite

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