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July 23, 2014
US Air Force to launch new surveillance satellites
Washington (AFP) July 23, 2014
The US Air Force will launch new satellites Wednesday to track those of other countries and counter possible threats to American spacecraft, officials said. Two satellites are due to be sent into high-altitude orbits for the first time as part of a program that until a few months ago was strictly secret and classified. The satellites will be launched from Delta IV rockets from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida and head to the geosynchronous belt, 22,300 miles (35,900 kilometers) above ... read more
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U.S. President Barack Obama and Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron have a great deal in common. They come from the same generation born in 1961 and 1966 respectively. They both shared the best education available. ... more

IBM's Watson advises US soldiers on life after service
IBM's Watson supercomputer is putting its real-world smarts to work helping US soldiers transition back to civilian lives. ... more

This time for the PLA: Chinese army shows off dancing robots
To the sound of Shakira's Waka Waka (This Time for Africa) robots demonstrated their dance steps, screaming recruits drilled with bayonets and tanks rolled as China's military offered a rare moment of openness Tuesday. ... more
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Saab buys ThyssenKrupp's Swedish submarine shipyard
Swedish defence and aeronautics group Saab said Tuesday it had completed the acquisition of a submarine shipyard in Sweden owned by German heavy industry giant ThyssenKrupp. ... more


Rising civilian deaths fuel outrage in Pakistan offensive
When Pakistani air force jets rained down missiles on a village in the country's violence-wracked northwest last week, it was described as yet another victory over Taliban insurgents in an ongoing military offensive. ... more
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USAF orders ground approach radar for Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia's National Guard is receiving a precision ground approach radar to support its aviation mission from Exelis of the United States. ... more

MH17 crash puts Russia's support of rebels under scrutiny
The downing of the MH17 flight over rebel territory in Ukraine has put Moscow's support of the separatists under more scrutiny than ever amid allegations the plane was blasted out of the sky with a Russian-supplied missile system. ... more
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Iraq PM seeks Sunni tribal help in battling insurgency
Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki met several Sunni tribal leaders on Tuesday in a renewed bid to gain their support in battling a raging jihadist-led Sunni insurgency. ... more

Transfer of French warships to Russia 'inappropriate': US
The delivery of French Mistral-class warships to Russia would be "completely inappropriate" given the West's misgivings about Moscow's role in Ukraine, the United States said Tuesday. ... more

EU to prepare defence sanctions against Russia: Austria FM
The European Commission will shortly begin work on defence sector sanctions against Russia over the Ukraine crisis, Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz said. ... more
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Britain still exporting arms to Russia: MPs
Britain is still exporting arms and military equipment to Russia, according to a parliamentary report released Wednesday just hours after Prime Minister David Cameron rapped France for selling weapons to Moscow. ... more

Evidence mounts of MH17 missile strike, but proof elusive
With evidence mounting that a surface-to-air missile brought down flight MH17 in Ukraine, experts warned Tuesday that proof remains a long way off and only satellite images can identify who pushed the button. ... more
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NASA Starts Campaign To Probe Ocean Ecology, Carbon Cycle

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Lithuania to replace M113 armored personnel carriers
Lithuania has begun the first phase of a modernization program for its land forces, which will include replacement of M113 armored personnel carriers. ... more

DARPA picks SSL for space hardware integration
The U.S. military has chosen Space Systems/Loral to integrate space flight hardware for small science and technology missions. ... more

Israel's Operation Protective Edge enters its third week
Here are the main developments since Israel launched a major offensive in Gaza aimed at halting rocket fire. ... more

Iraqi sacred city gains prominence as Baghdad founders
The holy Shiite city of Najaf has gained prominence as a centre of political and military power since the start of a crisis that has raised the spectre of Iraq breaking up along sectarian and ethnic lines. ... more

Jihadists organise tours in their Syria, Iraq 'caliphate'
Known for kidnapping, public stonings, lashings and executions, the Islamic State (IS) is now expanding into tourism, taking jihadists on honeymoon and civilians to visit other parts of its "caliphate". ... more


Iran's Rouhani says nuclear talks 'only way' forward
More negotiations are the only solution to Iran's decade-long nuclear standoff with the West, President Hassan Rouhani said Tuesday. ... more

China's Xi in Cuba on last stop of Latin America swing
Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in Cuba late Monday, officials said, the last stop on a Latin American tour that has stressed trade and aid more than ideology. ... more
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Iran complying with nuclear deal: UN watchdog


Insurgent threat shatters Iraq Christians' uneasy peace


Israel mourns, but undeterred by soldier deaths


Britain's Cameron urges military sanctions against Russia


N. Korea defends missile tests, warns 'gangster' US


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Turkey stops airing spy drama after jihadist threat: reports


Xi seeks energy deals in Venezuela


IT security company issues heads-up to small enterprises

AM General touts Humvee replacement offering

NASA Turns Over New Air Traffic Management Tool To FAA

UAE to create space agency, send unmanned probe to Mars

SES Contracts Airbus Defence And Space To Manufacture SES-12 Satellite

First Launch of Proton After Crash Scheduled for September 28

Moore's Law Gets Boost With Fundamental Chemistry Finding

ESA's spaceplane set for flight

Aniara Selects Dauria Aerospace to Supply Two Small Ku-band GEO Sats

Work Commences On XS-1 Spaceplane Designs

China's Fast Track To Circumlunar Mission

Report: drone market to remain strong

Russian-made missile key suspect in MH17 crash

India clears defence procurement worth $3.5 bn: report

North Korea blasts UN over missile condemnation

Iran nuclear talks end as deadline extended by four months

Storm Shadow missiles set for integration of RAF Typhoons

Christians flee jihadist ultimatum in Iraq's Mosul

Russia slams US for implicating rebels in jet crash

SIGAR questions supply of C-130s to Afghanistan

New water balance calculation for the Dead Sea

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