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October 31, 2014
Back to Cold War as Russia probes NATO defences
Brussels (AFP) Oct 31, 2014
Nuclear-capable Russian bombers in European airspace, NATO intercepts, a foreign submarine in Swedish waters - the fall-out from the Ukraine crisis feels like a return to Cold War days. NATO has intercepted Russian aircraft on more than 100 occasions so far this year, three times more than all 2013, its new head Jens Stoltenberg said on Thursday. "We have seen a substantial increase but we are doing what we are supposed to do. We intercept, we are ready and we react," Stoltenberg said, repe ... read more
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Japanese aircraft scrambles endangering safety: China
Japan's increased scrambling of military aircraft in response to Chinese flights is endangering safety between the Asian powers in the air and at sea, Beijing's defence ministry said Thursday. ... more

China Concerned by India's Moves to Secure Northeastern Border
The Chinese Defense Ministry warned India against the planned construction of new borderline outposts in the impugned territory of the eastern part of India's Arunachal Pradesh region, saying New De ... more

China punishes HK lawmaker for criticising leader
A senior Hong Kong lawmaker was expelled from a prestigious Chinese government body Wednesday, in a sign that Beijing will not tolerate dissent from loyalists over pro-democracy protests in the semi-autonomous city. ... more
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Chinese Communist leadership 'fundamental' to rule of law: party
Communist power is a "fundamental requirement" to ensure the rule of law in China, a party official said Thursday, days after a meeting of the organisation's top leaders in Beijing. ... more


Canadian military receiving satellite-on-the-move communications system
Elbit Systems Ltd. is supplying is Elsat 2100 mobile satellite-on-the move communications system to Rheinmetall Canada for use by the Canadian military. ... more
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Iraq Sunni exiles say bombs cannot defeat IS
As US-led warplanes pound jihadists in Iraq, prominent Sunni exiles say that empowering their marginalised minority will be more important than bombs and missiles in defeating the Islamic State extremist group. ... more

Iran talks should weigh fatwas on nuclear arms: US bishops
Less than a month before a deadline to reach a nuclear deal with Iran, US Catholic bishops are urging negotiators not to underestimate the power of fatwas by Islamic leaders banning atomic weapons. ... more
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Orbital Sciences Considers Replacing Russian Engine Used on Antares

Antares rocket launch failed due to possible engine flaw

NASA Completes Initial Assessment after Orbital Launch Mishap

Getting to Know You, Rocket Edition: Interim Cryogenic Propulsion Stage

Russia Puts Meridian Communications Satellite Into Orbit

FY 15 launch schedule kicks off with GPS IIF-8 liftoff from 'The Cape'

NASA to work with cargo partners despite rocket crash


Israel backing out of US V-22 aircraft sale: report
Israel's defence minister is dropping the purchase of US V-22 Osprey aircraft, raising concerns that this could further chill already frosty relations with Washington, Israel Hayom daily said Thursday. ... more

Airbus DS and Indian firm jointly pursue transport deal
Airbus Defense and Space and India's Tata Advanced Systems have teamed for a contract to supply C295 military transports to the Indian Air Force. ... more

French submarines to get new torpedoes
The French military procurement agency, DGA, says a next-generation heavy torpedo will be delivered to the French Navy in 2016. ... more
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Thales wins 1.9bn-euro bid for British military air traffic
French aerospace giant Thales and British air traffic control services have won a Pounds 1.5 billion (1.9 billion euro, $2.4 billion) contract to upgrade Britain's military air traffic system, the defence ministry said on Wednesday. ... more

Raytheon supplying Japan with Phalanx upgrade kits
A multi-year bulk buy contract has been awarded to Raytheon to provide Japan with upgrade kits and other equipment for the Phalanx Close-In Weapons System. ... more
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Magma pancakes beneath Lake Toba

Fewer Chinese couples want second child than expected: media

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Restoring wetlands can lessen soil sinkage, greenhouse gas emissions


Haqqani commander among dead in US drone strike in Pakistan
A US drone strike killed at least seven militants in Pakistan's restive tribal belt on Thursday, including an important commander of the feared Haqqani network, security officials said. ... more

Surplus Department of Defense rolling stock on auction block
Department of Defense rolling stock surplus assets are for sale in mid-November in an online auction conducted by GovPlanet, an online marketplace. ... more

Insitu Inc. announces next-generation ScanEagle 2
A next-generation ScanEagle unmanned aerial vehicle has been announced by Insitu Inc., a subsidiary of The Boeing Company. ... more

Top US general favors military advisers in western Iraq
The US military's top officer on Thursday called for deploying American advisers to Iraq's Anbar province to counter Islamic State jihadists, but said the Baghdad government must first arm local Sunni tribes. ... more

Central Asian country orders Harris tactical radios
An unidentified country in Central Asia has contracted Harris Corporation for tactical radios for its military forces. ... more

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US attacks on IS group may help Assad: Pentagon chief
Pentagon chief Chuck Hagel acknowledged Thursday that US-led air strikes against the Islamic State group, one of the Syrian regime's main adversaries, could help President Bashar al-Assad. ... more

Taiwan bans high-level officials from studying in China
Taiwan has banned its senior officials from studying in China for "national security" reasons in the latest dispute overshadowing improved ties with China, an official said Wednesday. ... more
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Nanosafety research - there's room for improvement


Iran denies claim that nuclear deal 'finalised'


NATO reports 'large scale' Russian air activity in European airspace


Kurds cheer reinforcements for Syria's Kobane


IS jihadists execute 46 tribesmen in Iraq's Anbar


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NASA Team Proposes to Use Laser to Track Orbital Debris


Clyde Space expands and announces new orders


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Sierra Nevada Reveals Dream Chaser Mission Variant


Wenchang to launch China's next space station

Sagem wins contract to supply optronic surveillance masts

U.S. taps Saab for remotely operated vehicle to counter maritime IEDs

Navantia Australia conducts risk-reduction study on frigates

Russia says France due to hand over first warship November 14

DCNS unveils SMX-Ocean concept submarine at Euronaval 2014

Littoral Combat Ship outfitted with Airbus DS radar

US agrees deal to buy 43 more F-35 fighters: Pentagon

India's Modi pledges to modernise Vietnam's defences

NATO chief wants strong defence as basis for ties with Russia

India plans to build 6 submarines

US eyes cyber 'deterrence' to stop hackers

Engineers Harvest and Print Parts for New Breed of Aircraft

AYW Companies' Flexible Waveguide And Components Ideal For Satelite Applications

Russian Space Agency to Receive Designs of Super-Heavy Carrier Rocket by Year-End

Novel Rocket Design Flight Tested

Charles River Analytics awarded NASA contract to improve aviation safety

Space Launch System Booster Separation Testing Brings Confidence to First Flight

Raytheon touts success of its enhanced Griffin C missile

Thales highlights sonar for medium-sized vessels

Oceans arrived early to Earth

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