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November 07, 2012
MISSILE DEFENSE
Qatar, UAE request $7.6 bn in missile defense: US
Washington (AFP) Nov 06, 2012
Qatar and the United Arab Emirates have asked to buy more than $7.6 billion in US missile defense technology, the Pentagon said Tuesday. The orders for the Lockheed Martin-made equipment were detailed in documents posted online late Monday by the Defense Security Cooperation Agency, which said it had notified Congress of the request. Qatar has requested two Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) fire units, 12 launchers and 150 interceptors, as well as radar units, other equipment, spare pa ... read more
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SUPERPOWERS

Battle-hardened Obama makes history once again
Barack Obama's re-election for another term in the White House opens a new chapter in the already historic tale of the first black president of a nation scarred at birth by a deep racial fault line. ... more
SUPERPOWERS

China's enigmatic 'princeling' Xi takes top spot
China's next leader Xi Jinping is a Communist aristocrat with a pop star wife, but his beliefs on the issues that will shape the country's next decade remain hidden behind an enigmatic demeanour. ... more
MILPLEX

Putin fires defence minister in corruption scandal
Russian President Vladimir Putin Tuesday fired his defence minister over a corruption scandal, the most dramatic change to the government since he returned for a third Kremlin term amid rising discontent. ... more
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MILPLEX

Cameron in Saudi as Britain secures defence deal
British Prime Minister David Cameron met King Abdullah and top Saudi officials in Jeddah Tuesday after a two-day visit to the UAE, where he secured a defence partnership with the Gulf state. ... more
NUKEWARS

Israel ready to strike Iran 'if necessary': Netanyahu
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he was ready to order a strike on Iran's nuclear facilities "if necessary", in an interview aired by Channel Two television on Monday. ... 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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SpaceX supply capsule berths at ISS

Odd Tilts Could Make More Worlds Habitable

Go Big or Go Home - Shuttle Carrier Aircraft Doing Both, and More

Astronauts Prep for Spacewalk as Mission Managers Evaluate Busy Schedule

Searching for dark energy with neutrons

A study in scarlet

MEASAT-3b arrives in French Guiana; Ariane 5 delivered to Kourou

NUKEWARS

Iran says to attend conference on nuke-free Mideast
Iran has decided to attend a conference in Finland next month on creating a zone in the Middle East free of nuclear weapons, Tehran's ambassador to the UN atomic agency said Tuesday. ... more
SUPERPOWERS

Hu leaves behind a mighty yet anxious China
Hu Jintao presided over a momentous decade in which China cemented its re-emergence as a global power, became the world's second-largest economy, and dazzled the world with a glittering Olympic Games. ... more
SUPERPOWERS
Israel 'success' in new missile defence test

Qatar, UAE request $7.6 bn in missile defense: US

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

SUPERPOWERS
Russian FM says Syria rebels have 50 Stingers

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

SUPERPOWERS
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

SUPERPOWERS
Raytheon BBN Technologies' WNaN next generation network software selected for NIE 13.1 experiment

Raytheon announces Small Format Guard to secure data transfer for mobile and tactical forces

Pentagon to end exclusive deal with RIM's Blackberry

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

SUPERPOWERS

Outside View: A real presidential agenda
The only downside to writing a Wednesday column recurs every fourth November and the day after the United States' presidential elections. ... more
SUPERPOWERS

Xi to take mantle of power in fast-changing China
The heirs of Mao Zedong convene this week to anoint China's next leaders, as the Communist Party maintains an iron grip on the economic powerhouse despite mounting calls for change in the Internet era. ... 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
First radar vision for Copernicus

Egyptian sensing satellite placed in orbit

ISEE-3: An Old Friend Comes to Visit Earth

Giant lasers could control the weather

Guides, climbers cancel Everest expeditions after tragedy

Two-thirds of underwater search done, no sign of MH370

S. Korea prosecutors turn to mobile app for ferry probe

SUPERPOWERS

China's affable next PM may struggle to bring change
Li Keqiang, a bureaucrat with an easy smile, will soon step up China's Communist hierarchy on his way to the premiership, but a lack of dynamism casts doubt over his ability to bring change to the nation. ... more
MISSILE NEWS

Russian FM says Syria rebels have 50 Stingers
Syrian rebels under increasing attack from regime warplanes have obtained 50 Stinger shoulder-launched missiles, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said in Amman Tuesday after talks with a top dissident. ... more
IRAQ WARS

Iraq looks to end food-to-poor for cash transfers
Iraq's cabinet on Tuesday voted to remove the country's largest social welfare programme, a food distribution system, in favour of a direct cash transfer to citizens, a spokesman said. ... more
SUPERPOWERS

China's decade under Hu Jintao
China's decade under Hu Jintao has seen record economic growth, greater openness driven by Internet and social media use, yet also an unbending political system. Among notable events are: ... more
WAR REPORT

Seven Syrian generals defect to Turkey: report
Seven more Syrian army generals defected to Turkey on Tuesday to join opposition fighters as the regime in Damascus renewed air strikes across the country, the Anatolia news agency reported. ... more
MILPLEX

U.K.'s BAE pins sales hopes on grumpy gulf
BAE Systems, Britain's biggest defense company, has a lot riding on British Prime Minister David Cameron's tour of longtime allies in the Persian Gulf to drum up arms sales in the face of growing criticism of London's regional policies. ... 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
Automakers in China eager to sell - and resell

Global scientific team 'visualizes' a new crystallization process

Berkeley Launches Building Energy Performance Research Project

Device turns flat surface into spherical antenna

Filling the gap between quantum and classical world

Thermoelectric generator on glass fabric for wearable electronic devices

Nano shake-up

FLOATING STEEL

QinetiQ provides naval architecture services UK submarine fleet
QinetiQ, through a combination of its Paramarine advanced marine design software and it's Through-Life Submarines Support Services has assisted the MoD in its on-going submarine safety programme. Th ... more
AEROSPACE

Boeing Delivers Fifth Production P-8A Poseidon Aircraft to US Navy
Boeing has delivered the fifth production P-8A Poseidon aircraft to the U.S. Navy. The P-8A is one of 24 low-rate initial production (LRIP) maritime patrol aircraft that Boeing is building for the N ... more
AEROSPACE

Australia's Chief of Air Force Visits Northrop Grumman's F-35 Production Facility in Palmdale
The Royal Australian Air Force's Chief of Air Force, Air Marshal Geoff Brown, met Northrop Grumman executives during a visit to the company's F-35 Lightning II production facility in Palmdale. As pa ... more
CYBER WARS

White Paper: Cyber Security and Mobility Highest Priorities for Government
Lockheed Martin and its Cyber Security Alliance partners have announced the results of a collaborative cyber security survey in a new white paper titled "Cyber Security and Transformational Technolo ... more
DRAGON SPACE
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

DRAGON SPACE
Russian Proton Briz-M Launches Yamal Satellites Into Orbit

SpaceX Transitions to Third Commercial Crew Phase with NASA

Globalstar Birds To Launch On Soyuz Next February

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

Japan Plans to Launch New Carrier Rocket in 2013

DRAGON SPACE
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'

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

Sensors for the real world

ORNL Debuts Titan Supercomputer

Samsung muscle versus Apple's 'cool'

Megaupload boss aims to lie low

DRAGON SPACE
Gazprom to Launch Two Satellites by Yearend

Research cruise testing EGNOS satnav for ships

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

DRAGON SPACE
Israel 'success' in new missile defence test

Qatar, UAE request $7.6 bn in missile defense: US

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

DRAGON SPACE
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

DRAGON SPACE
Ball Aerospace/B612 Foundation Sign Contract for Sentinel Mission

NASA Radar Images Asteroid 2007 PA8

Scientists Monitor Comet Breakup

Protoplanet Vesta: Forever young?

Dawn Sees "Young" Surface on Giant Asteroid

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