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Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
December 09, 2016
ULA launches eighth Wideband Global SATCOM satellite
Cape Canaveral, Fla. (UPI) Dec 8, 2016
United Launch Alliance successfully launched the eighth installment of the Wideband Global SATCOM satellite constellation for the U.S. Air Force. The launch, conducted by the joint venture between Lockheed Martin and Boeing, support's the Air Force's mission of bolstering communication services for every U.S. military branch. The Wideband Global SATCOM, or WSG, also provides high-capacity communications for the U.S. State Department and international partners. "Thank you to the U.S. Air ... read more

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OFFSET Envisions Swarm Capabilities for Small Urban Ground Units
Urban canyons-with their high vertical structures, tight spaces, and limited lines of sight-constrain military communications, mobility, and tactics in the best of times. These challenges become eve ... more

Satellites, airport visibility readings shed light on troops' exposure to air pollution
Using data from NASA satellites and airport visibility sensors, Veterans Affairs (VA) researchers and colleagues are extending an approach used to study air pollution in the U.S. They are developing ... more

Boeing WGS-8 Satellite Nearly Doubles Bandwidth for Military Users
Boeing's eighth Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS) satellite will provide nearly twice as much communications bandwidth as previous WGS satellites due to an upgraded digital payload. Using leading c ... more
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Eyes in the sky
Donald Trump's election is generating much speculation about how his administration may or may not reshape the federal government. On space issues, a senior Trump advisor, former Pennsylvania Rep. B ... more


China should build more nuclear arms to prepare for Trump: media
China should "significantly" increase military spending and build more nuclear weapons as a response to US President-elect Donald Trump, an editorial in the nationalistic Global Times newspaper said Thursday. ... more

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MBDA's Brimstone missile planned for Britain's Protector drone
Britain is planning to arm its new Protector remotely piloted aircraft with MBDA's Brimstone precision strike missile. ... more

U.S. Army contracts BAE Systems for rocket propellant grains
BAE Systems has received a $69 million contract to produce additional MK90 rocket propellant grains for the U.S. Army. ... more
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China develops non-toxic propellant for orbiting satellites

Saturn's bulging core implies moons younger than thought

NASA Announces First Geostationary Vegetation, Atmospheric Carbon Mission

India Inc joins hands to bid for moon mission

Orbital ATK to develop critical technology for in-orbit assembly


Dylan snubs Nobel, Santos to accept Peace Prize in Oslo
One sings of peace, the other makes peace: Bob Dylan will not travel to Stockholm on Saturday to accept his Nobel prize, but Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos will receive his award in Oslo for a deal signed with FARC rebels. ... more

U.S. State Dept. approves sale of Stryker vehicles to Peru
The U.S. State Department has approved the potential sale of 178 reconditioned Stryker Infantry Carrier Vehicles to the government of Peru. ... more

Trump-linked former US official visits Taiwan, sparking speculation
A former senior US official with links to Donald Trump's transition team flew to Taipei Tuesday, sparking more speculation over relations with Taiwan after the president-elect's unprecedented call with the island's leader. ... more
ISIS OBC Bundle Deal 6th Annual Modular Construction Summit for Oil and Gas Agenda - December 7-9 - Houston Develop commercial strategies for the global deployment of SMRs and Advanced Reactors

Saab receives Carl-Gustaf M4 weapon system contract
Saab has received a contract to provide its new Carl-Gustaf M4 multirole weapon system, marking its fourth customer for the system since its 2014 launch. ... more

Veyance contracted for Abrams tank tracking
Veyance Technologies has received a $77 million contract from the U.S. Defense Logistics Agency for Abrams track assemblies. ... more
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Polar bear numbers to plunge a third as sea ice melts

Environmentalists mobilize for battle with Trump

Benin clinic battles mother-to-child HIV transmission

Rescuers scrabble for survivors as Indonesia quake kills 97

Greenland's ice-free past exposes sea level rise danger


Major tech firms team up to curb 'terrorist content'
Major US tech firms announced Monday they would work together to curb the spread of online "terrorist content," responding to pressure from governments around the world. ... more

State Dept. approves F/A-18 midlife upgrade for Finland
The U.S. State Department has approved the proposed sale of F/A-18 Mid-Life Upgrade Program support, equipment, and training to Finland. ... more

State Department approves possible AEA-18G sale to Australia
The U.S. State Department has approved the potential sale of AEA-18G Growler Aircraft Electronic Warfare Range Systems to the government of Australia. ... more

Israel knew of Iran link in sub deal: minister
Israel knew its arch-enemy Iran held a stake in ThyssenKrupp when it planned to purchase submarines from the German firm, Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman said on Tuesday. ... more

Sikorsky opens combat rescue helicopter testing facility
Lockheed Martin subsidiary Sikorsky has formally opened its new testing facility for its developing Combat Rescue Helicopter. ... more


Boeing to acquire Liquid Robotics
Boeing will soon purchase autonomous maritime systems developer Liquid Robotics, expanding its seabed-to-space autonomous assets. ... more

Lockheed Martin to provide spares for Saudi F-15s
Lockheed Martin has received a $67 million contract from the U.S. Air Force to deliver spare parts for the Royal Saudi Air Force's F-15 fighters. ... more
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China warns against 'irrational' overseas acquisitions

Samsung prevails over Apple in $399 mn patent appeal

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US approves $7 bn in aircraft sales to Arab allies


Saab to develop torpedo integration systems for Swedish navy


N.Korea capable of launching nuke, does not master targeting: US official


Saudi arms industry may take years, chief says


U.K. Royal Navy orders 2 River-class Offshore Patrol Vessels


Trump meets Ohio victims, environment pick slammed


At least 50,000 IS fighters killed in Iraq, Syria since 2014: US official


Pentagon works to ease Kurdish-Turkish tensions in Syria


Status of main battle fronts in Iraq and Syria


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Austal rolls out first Cape-class patrol boat for Australian Royal Navy

Wedding in Mosul displaced camp defies IS rule

Iraq says air force struck dozens of IS fighters in west

Trump taps China ambassador, consults Obama

OGC requests public comment on its Coverage Implementation Schema

NATO urges continued sanctions on Russia over Ukraine

150 Turkish officers leave NATO command after coup bid

John Kelly, the Marine General to head Homeland Security

Sri Lanka starts fresh probe into $700 mn China deal

Book describes new Pearl Harbor attack, this time by China

Trump stacks top government posts with retired generals

UN Security Council to discuss North Korea rights abuses

After Trump row, China urges US to bar Taiwan leader

Space Has Potholes Too!

NASA X-57 simulator prepares pilots, engineers for flight of electric X-plane

Deadly strike in western Iraq, fierce battles in Mosul

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WWII sacrifice of 'Free French' defending Hong Kong

Turkish soldier killed in bomb attack in Syria: army

Israeli missiles hit near airbase outside Damascus

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