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November 06, 2012
AEROSPACE
Boeing to clinch $2.4 billion Indian deal: report
New Delhi (AFP) Nov 5, 2012
Boeing looks set to win military contracts worth $2.4 billion from India for its Chinook and Apache helicopters, a report said Monday. Dow Jones Newswires, quoting an unidentified Indian Air Force official, said commercial negotiations would begin soon for the purchase of 15 Chinook CH-47F heavy-lift helicopters and 22 AH-64D Block III Apache helicopters. The transaction would mark a big shift for India away from its traditional supplier Russia. Boeing's twin-rotor Chinook was chosen recentl ... read more
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SUPERPOWERS

China military shuffle to preserve Hu role: analysts
China has reshuffled its military top brass in a move analysts said Monday was probably aimed at ensuring President Hu Jintao remains commander-in-chief of the military after a 10-yearly leadership change. ... more
MILPLEX

British PM in gulf to boost arms sales
British Prime Minister David Cameron is in the Persian Gulf seeking to mollify Arab leaders stung by recent British criticism and to boost arms sales, including possible deals for Typhoon jets built by Britain's BAE Systems worth $9.6 billion. ... more
NUKEWARS

Netanyahu strike report boosts war fears
An Israeli television report that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu ordered the Jewish state's military to prepare for a strike against Iran's nuclear facilities in 2010 has heightened war fears in the Middle East. ... more
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NUKEWARS

'No concrete results' in nuclear efforts with Iran: Amano
Iran is resisting efforts to find out whether it is hiding nuclear material, the head of the UN atomic watchdog said Monday, as the Islamic state and North Korea slammed the agency's work. ... more
FLOATING STEEL

Navy Researchers Look to Rotating Detonation Engines to Power the Future
With its strong dependence on gas-turbine engines for propulsion, the U.S. Navy is always looking for ways to improve the fuel consumption of these engines. At the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), s ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Chinas online censors prowl ahead of power handover

Speculation intensifies over Chinas new leaders

Northrop Grumman and ITT Exelis Partner for U.S. Navys Next Generation Jammer

China-US ties face challenges in coming decade

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Titan Offers Clues to Atmospheres of Hazy Planets

Glow in Space is Evidence of A Hot Bubble in Our Galaxy

Cool-burning flames in space and better engines here on earth

NASA-funded X-ray Instrument Settles Interstellar Debate

The source of the sky's X-ray glow

Building 'invisible' materials with light

Measuring the Smallest Magnets

WAR REPORT

Car bomb kills 50 in Syria as air strikes pound rebels
Syrian rebels launched a devastating car bomb attack Monday that killed 50 pro-regime fighters, a watchdog said, as air strikes pounded rebel positions and the opposition held talks on an overhaul. ... more
IRAQ WARS

Three killed in bombing at Baghdad Shiite mosque
A car bombing near a Shiite mosque in east Baghdad killed three people on Monday, as worshippers continued to mark a key date in the Shiite calendar, officials said. ... more
IRAQ WARS
Israel 'success' in new missile defence test

Russia's space forces launch missile shield rocket

Integrated Missile Defense System Test Sees Multiple Targets Engaged

U.S. Air Force Awards Lockheed Martin Initial Contract for Next Set of Missile Warning Satellites

Patriot, SM-2 engage ballistic and cruise missile targets in sophisticated test scenario

IRAQ WARS
Raytheon's Excalibur Ib demonstrates accuracy during flight tests

Syria rebels have US-made Stinger missiles: Russia

New TOW missile achieves 100th direct hit in latest testing

Lockheed Martin Introduces Advanced Air and Missile C2 System

Boeing Non-kinetic Missile Records First Operational Test Flight

IRAQ WARS
Guided mortar rounds fired from small UAV

Japan to develop missile-detecting drone: report

US Homeland Security sued for drone details

Iran insists it obtained drone images of Israel

Israel doubts Iran has drone data: defence official

IRAQ WARS
Space Systems Loral Selected by USAF to Develop Next Gen Protected Military Satellite Communications

US Army's Soldier Radio Waveform demonstrated on Raytheon's next gen air and ground radios

Pentagon to end exclusive deal with RIM's Blackberry

Completion of FCSA Demonstrates Shift In Government Thinking for SATCOM Procurement

Raytheon awarded contract from US Army to produce and upgrade airborne radios

NUKEWARS

Russia hails progress in arms reduction with US
Russia is satisfied with the implementation of a strategic offensive arms reduction treaty with the United States, Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said in a newspaper interview on Sunday. ... more
WAR REPORT

Hollande backs transition government for Syria
French President Francois Hollande voiced support on Sunday for a transitional Syrian opposition government and called Iran's nuclear ambitions a "threat" to the region and the world. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Chinas online censors prowl ahead of power handover

Speculation intensifies over Chinas new leaders

Northrop Grumman and ITT Exelis Partner for U.S. Navys Next Generation Jammer

China-US ties face challenges in coming decade

Northrop Grumman and ITT Exelis Partner for U.S. Navys Next Generation Jammer

24/7 News Coverage
Chemist develops X-ray vision for quality assurance

New hope for powdery mildew resistant barley

Nuisance flooding increasing problem as coastal sea levels rise

What's the hold up, El Nino?

Alien Atmospheres - Methane, CFCs and other signs of smart ETs

Lead Pollution Beat Explorers to South Pole, Persists Today

Nepal allows Tibetan monk cremation after China controversy

MISSILE DEFENSE

Israel 'success' in new missile defence test
The Israeli air force has successfully tested an upgraded version of its "Iron Dome" missile defence system, the defence ministry said on Sunday. ... more
UAV NEWS

Japan to develop missile-detecting drone: report
Japan is planning to develop an unmanned drone that could help detect a North Korean nuclear missile attack and to counter China's military buildup, a report said Sunday. ... more
WAR REPORT

Heavy-handed Israelis cause diplomatic harm: report
An internal report by Israel's foreign ministry says actions by politicians and officials are hurting the country's international standing, Maariv newspaper said on Sunday. ... more
WAR REPORT

Triple air strike shows no mercy in Syria's Al-Bab
The Syrian warplane screeched over the centre of town, forcing terrified civilians to run for cover as the deafening bomb explosion devastated families and shattered an otherwise peaceful Sunday. ... more
THE STANS

Hope and fear mark countdown to NATO pull-out
In a spectacular valley swept by centuries of Silk Road history, the hopes and fears of Afghanistan's only female governor capture the mood across the country as Western troops prepare to withdraw. ... more
SUPERPOWERS

Chinese ships enter disputed waters: Japan
Four Chinese government ships temporarily sailed into the territorial waters of disputed Tokyo-controlled islands in the East China Sea on Sunday, Japan's coastguard said. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Chinas online censors prowl ahead of power handover

Speculation intensifies over Chinas new leaders

Northrop Grumman and ITT Exelis Partner for U.S. Navys Next Generation Jammer

China-US ties face challenges in coming decade

Northrop Grumman and ITT Exelis Partner for U.S. Navys Next Generation Jammer

24/7 Energy News Coverage
Common mineral capable of making and breaking bonds

Printing the Metals of the Future

New characteristics of complex oxide surfaces revealed

The evolution of airplanes

New Approach to Form Non-Equilibrium Structures

Discovery is key to metal wear in sliding parts

Collecting just the right data

SUPERPOWERS

China's painful past displayed under political shadow
A group of museums commemorating China's violent Cultural Revolution is opening up normally tightly controlled discussion of the chaotic era - but only up to a point. ... more
CYBER WARS

Israel builds up its cyberwar corps
Amid signs the cyberwar with Iran is heating up, the Israeli army reportedly has launched a major recruitment drive for computer wonks to expand Unit 8200, a highly secret outfit that's supposedly behind recent cyberattacks on the Islamic Republic. ... more
SUPERPOWERS

'Communism camp' for China's future leaders
In the remote Jinggang mountains, China's future communist elite are being trained in Mao Zedong's former guerrilla base, an effort to buttress the revolutionary roots of a regime striving to maintain its legitimacy. ... more
TERROR WARS

Indian rebels recant 'brutal' slayings
Maoist rebels in India have said they will stop some of their more brutal methods of killing, including the slitting of throats. ... more
SPACEWAR
It's a bird, it's a plane, it's... the Space Station

Crew Prepares for Spacewalk After Progress Docks

Crew Preparing for Cargo Ship, Spacewalk

Russian cargo ship docks with ISS: official

Packed Week Ahead for Six-Member Crew

SPACEWAR
Russian Proton Briz-M Launches Yamal Satellites Into Orbit

Globalstar Birds To Launch On Soyuz Next February

SpaceX Transitions to Third Commercial Crew Phase with NASA

Ariane 5s are readied in parallel for Arianespace's next heavy-lift flights

Japan Plans to Launch New Carrier Rocket in 2013

SPACEWAR
Physicists confirm first planet discovered in a quadruple star system

Planet-hunt data released to public

New Study Brings a Doubted Exoplanet 'Back from the Dead'

New small satellite will study super-Earths for ESA

Most Planetary Systems are 'Flatter than Pancakes'

SPACEWAR
UNH Space Scientists to Develop State-of-the-Art Radiation Detector

Spaceflight Completes Secondary Payload System Preliminary Design Review With Hardware Fabrication Underway

ORNL Debuts Titan Supercomputer

Samsung muscle versus Apple's 'cool'

Android smartphone shipments boom: industry tracker

SPACEWAR
Research cruise testing EGNOS satnav for ships

Gazprom to Launch Two Satellites by Yearend

Two SOPS accepts command and control of newest GPS satellite

Telit Introduces LTE Module Expanding Automotive Product Line with 4G for North American and European Markets

China launches another satellite for independent navigation system

SPACEWAR
Israel 'success' in new missile defence test

Russia's space forces launch missile shield rocket

Integrated Missile Defense System Test Sees Multiple Targets Engaged

U.S. Air Force Awards Lockheed Martin Initial Contract for Next Set of Missile Warning Satellites

Patriot, SM-2 engage ballistic and cruise missile targets in sophisticated test scenario

SPACEWAR
Rare 300 kg meteorite unearthed in Poland

Asteroids Deflected with Paint

Paintballs may deflect an incoming asteroid

Sonic boom rocks southwest England

Russia may build rocket to destroy Earth-threatening asteroids

SPACEWAR
Ball Aerospace/B612 Foundation Sign Contract for Sentinel Mission

Scientists Monitor Comet Breakup

Protoplanet Vesta: Forever young?

Dawn Sees "Young" Surface on Giant Asteroid

Dawn On Route To Ceres

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