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April 28, 2015
US, Japan widen defense ties in historic sea change
New York (AFP) Apr 28, 2015
The United States and Japan unveiled new rules for defense cooperation Monday in a historic move that will give Japanese forces a wider global role amid concerns over China's rising sway. Under the revised guidelines, Japan could come to the aid of US forces threatened by a third country or, for example, deploy minesweeper ships to a mission in the Middle East. US Secretary of State John Kerry and Defense Secretary Ashton Carter revealed the new rules alongside Japanese Foreign Minister Fumi ... read more
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Xinhua Insight: How China joins space club?
Yu Jun aimed his telescope at a bright star in the night sky. A moment later, a dim light passed across it, along the very path foreign astronomy websites had forecast. "Dongfanghong-1," Yu Ju ... more

China's satellite navigation system to expand coverage globally by 2020
The Beidou satellite navigation system will be fully operational worldwide by 2020, said Li Jian, deputy director of the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) on Thursday. Li was speak ... more

17th Beidou navigation satellite functions in orbit
A new-generation satellite for China's global navigation and positioning network has entered its designed work orbit, the satellite's developer said on Thursday. As of Tuesday afternoon, navig ... more
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Iran leads calls for Israel to give up nuclear weapons
Iran on Monday led calls by non-aligned nations for Israel to give up its nuclear weapons as a major conference got underway on advancing prospects for a nuclear-free world. Iranian Foreign Mi ... more


India's Scorpene-class sub rolls out of building hall
The first DCNS Scorpene-class submarine being built for the Indian Navy has been rolled out of its main building hall for outfitting with its systems, DCNS said. ... more
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ASEAN warns sea reclamation 'may undermine peace'
Reclamation work in the disputed South China Sea, where China has constructed an airstrip and other structures on coral reefs, threaten to "undermine peace, security and stability" in the region, Southeast Asian leaders warned Monday. ... more

Birds of prey help NATO warplanes police Baltic air
A NATO mission policing Baltic airspace amid heightened tensions with Russia has forged a rather exotic alliance to ensure the safety of pilots and their jets. Four birds of prey - three falco ... more
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Deep Space Atomic Clock On Time For 2016 Mission

Congress Says Pentagon Can't Use Russian and Chinese Weather Satellites

Rover on the Lookout for Dust Devils

Astronomers join forces to speed discovery of habitable worlds

Japanese astronaut to arrive in ISS in May

Astronomers Find Details about Star Formation in Ancient Galaxy Protoclusters


Russian hackers read Obama emails: report
Emails to and from President Barack Obama were read by Russian hackers last year in a breach of the White House's unclassified computer system, The New York Times said Saturday. ... more

Raytheon forming cyber-security JV; launches new products
Raytheon is investing $1.57 billion in the formation of a joint venture company to provide defense-grade cyber solutions for the global cyber-security markets. ... more

India Role Model in Space Science Benefiting Common Man
Former ISRO chairman K Radhakrishnan has said India is the "role model" in the world in harnessing space research and explorations for the benefit of the common man. "The vision of Vikram Sara ... more
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Yemen crisis spills into new Iran-US nuclear talks
US top diplomat John Kerry met his Iranian counterpart Monday hoping to push forward tough nuclear negotiations as they reach the final phase, but also aiming to ease unrest in Yemen. ... more

PLZ-Swidnik supplies helos to Uganda
The Polish subsidiary of AgustaWestland is under contract to supply helicopters to Uganda's Ministry of Internal Affairs for use in law enforcement operations. ... more
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Nepal rejects Taiwan rescue team offer: minister

NASA Balloon Reaches Australia After Nearly One Month of Flight

International aid efforts mobilised for quake-hit Nepal

'She was my everything': Tragic end to Nepal quake rescue

Fearful foreigners desperate to leave Nepal quake zone

Quake also devastates impoverished Nepal's economy

Nepalis spend third night in open as quake toll passes 4,000


Navy tests software for automated carrier landing capability
The U.S. Navy has field tested an automated landing software system for carrier-borne F/A-18 and E/A-18G Growler electronic warfare aircraft. ... more

Lockheed supplying more C-130J training solutions
Lockheed Martin reports it has received more than $80 million in contracts from the U.S. Air Force for C-130 aircrew and maintenance training solutions. ... more

Northrop Grumman making gyrocompass systems
Gyrocompass navigation systems for Canadian coastal defense vessels are to be designed and supplied by Northrop Grumman Sperry Marine, the company announced. ... more

USAF retires last MC-130P aircraft in Pacific
The last two U.S. Air Force MC-130P special mission aircraft in the Pacific have been transferred to Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., and retired. ... more

New work for CACI in helping combat IEDs
U.S. military efforts to counter improvised explosive devices are to receive analysis support at home and abroad from CACI International Inc. ... more
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Kopin Corporation producing more F-35 helmet displays
A follow-on order for production of high-brightness displays for F-35 helmet mounted display systems has been received by the Kopin Corp. from Rockwell Collins. ... more

India seeking follow-on support for C-130J aircraft
A Foreign Military Sale deal to provide follow-on support to India for C-130J Super Hercules transports in is in the works. ... more
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Vehicle cost, lack of information hinder purchases of plug-in electric vehicles

New class of 3D-printed aerogels improve energy storage

Russia to Supply Argentina with Nuclear Fuel

Computer faces poker pros in no-limit Texas Hold'em

London keen on BP's survival


Beijing poised to take 'de facto control' of S. China Sea: Philippines


China's island-building to loom large at SE Asia summit


After Iran deal, world looks to jump-start nuclear disarmament


US says learned from N.Korea, Iran nuclear deal 'different'


Pakistan says botched strike highlights dangers of US drone war


US army walks cultural minefield training Ukraine troops


New deadly strikes in Yemen despite rebel demands


Cameras at SLS Booster Test to provide critical data for first flight


Syria warplanes strike northwest city seized by rebels


Finding their roots: Babylift children return to Vietnam

Navy taps GenDyn NASSCO for LCS sustainment support

Kazakhstan President Nazarbayev 'wins fifth term by a landslide'

Iraq lacks DNA results to test body of 'Saddam deputy'

Suicide bombers kill 4 at Iraq-Jordan border crossing

Poland pre-selects Airbus helo for acquisition

Reconciliation spirit heals pain on Gallipoli's sands

From Hebron, Palestinian scarf resists... Chinese competition

Cornerstone laid for C-17 facility in Hungary

Islamic State or Al-Qaeda? Somalia's Shebab mulls future

Pride and obscurity: the historic crew of Vietnam's 'Tank 390'

Iran, world powers seek to finalise nuclear deal

Malaysia urges Beijing's cooperation in South China Sea

Japan ministers go to Yasukuni hours after China talks

New deadly strikes in Yemen despite rebel demands

Northrop helps stabilize Raytheon optical targeting systems

Saudi-led coalition keeps up strikes on Yemen rebels

A blueprint for clearing the skies of space debris

SpaceX says rocket recovery failure due to throttle valve problem

NASA, Orbital ATK tackle tough booster issues before ground test

Nepal rejects Taiwan rescue team offer: minister

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