Subscribe to our free daily newsletters
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
November 20, 2012
Israel's Iron Dome blocks Gaza barrage
Tel Aviv, Israel (UPI) Nov 19, 2012
Israel's Iron Dome counter-rocket system has been a critical factor in blocking a massive missile onslaught from the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip. Many Israelis see it as a "wonder weapon." But as an official at state-owned Rafael Advanced Defense Systems, which produces Iron Dome, observed, that could be a problem "because there aren't enough of these things. "People see Iron Dome as a savior. We've warned that the danger is that people feel so secure with Iron Dome they don't take security p ... read more
Previous Issues Nov 19 Nov 17 Nov 16 Nov 15 Nov 14

Turkey to ask for NATO support on border with Syria
NATO said Monday it would urgently consider a request from Ankara to deploy Patriot missiles along Turkey's troubled border with Syria as the EU announced its recognition of the new Syrian opposition coalition. ... more

Obama set to dive into South China Sea turmoil
US President Barack Obama is set to dive into the tumultuous diplomatic waters of the South China Sea on Tuesday at a summit in which rival claims to the strategically vital area have dominated. ... more

Gaza: Invasion fears as Israel escalates
Signs were growing Monday that Israel is preparing to unleash a major ground offensive against the Gaza Strip as airstrikes pounded Palestinian targets and army and naval guns shelled the densely populated coastal strip on Israel's southern border. ... more
24/7 News Coverage of Defense News


Indian Maoists facing ammunition shortages
CPI (Maoist) guerrillas operating in 83 districts in nine Indian states are facing ammunition shortages, the government said. ... more


Gaza death toll nears 100 as truce efforts build
Israeli air strikes killed 22 Palestinians on Monday, hiking the Gaza death toll to 99 as global efforts to broker a truce to end the worst violence in four years gathered pace. ... more
The Year In Space

US sanctions Hezbollah chief for US deaths in Iraq
The United States on Monday slapped sanctions on a Hezbollah chief blamed for attacks against US forces in Iraq, after Baghdad authorities freed him from custody last week. ... more

Israel mulls ground campaign with Cast Lead in mind
Not long after US elections, and just weeks before Israelis went to the polls, persistent rocket fire from Gaza pushed Israel into a major air campaign which evolved into a ground operation. ... more
Space News from
MIT team design $100 handheld muon detector

Driverless, electric future just round the corner for urban cars

Drone Race: Human Versus Artificial Intelligence

Global light pollution increasing at a rate of two percent per year

IceCube finds Earth can block high-energy particles from nuclear reactions

First known interstellar visitor is an 'oddball'

NASA telescope studies quirky comet 45P


Iraq PM warns Kurd security forces to stay put
Iraq's premier has warned Kurdish regional security forces not to advance towards government troop positions, a military spokesman said on Monday, after deadly clashes in a flashpoint northern town. ... more

Kazakh guard accused of killing 15 goes on trial
A Kazakh border guard charged with killing 14 fellow servicemen at a remote frontier post went on trial Monday accused of murder, damage of property and theft of classified documents. ... more

Asian nations feud over South China Sea
Asian leaders feuded on Monday over how to handle tense maritime territorial disputes with China, overshadowing talks at a regional summit meant to strengthen trade and political ties. ... more
spacecraft sub-system supplier
CubeSats, SmallSats and MicroSats

Solar systems for home and business
Solar systems for home and business

Tempur-Pedic Mattress Comparison & Memory Foam Mattress Review

Training Space Professionals Since 1970

UN nuclear chief says Iran standoff 'worrying'
The standoff on Iran's nuclear programme is worrying, the head of the UN atomic watchdog said Monday, but stressed that work for a diplomatic solution should continue. ... more

Gazans search desperately for safe place under fire
Every time six-year-old Mohammed hears the sound of Israeli missiles landing near his home in Gaza City, he turns to his mother and asks: "When are we going to die?" ... more
24/7 News Coverage
Lightning, with a chance of antimatter

Rise in oxygen levels links to ancient explosion of life, researchers find

Polar bears crowd on Russian island in sign of Arctic change

Some species more vulnerable to climate change than they appear

Raging debate: Does culling wolves curb poaching?

Ocean acidification harms young mussels

Energy-saving LEDs boost light pollution worldwide


China replaces top police and security chief
China Monday appointed a new chief for its top police and judicial body, which tackles crime and security issues such as subversion, political dissent and social unrest. ... more

S. Korea to hold drill on island shelled by North
South Korea will hold a military drill this week on a border island shelled by North Korea in 2010, marking the second anniversary of an attack that triggered fears of a full-scale conflict. ... more

Southeast Asian nations feud over China
Southeast Asian leaders feuded on Monday over how to handle tense maritime territorial disputes with China, overshadowing talks at a regional summit meant to strengthen trade and political ties. ... more
New Israeli anti-missile system gets ready

Israel's Iron Dome plays growing role in Gaza conflict

Iron Dome intercepts two rockets over Tel Aviv: police

Iran denies supplying Fajr 5 rockets to Gaza

N. Korea shipped missile parts to Syria: media

Patriot Air and Missile Defense System receives US Army stamp of approval

Israel destroys Gaza drone workshop: army

Iran minister confirms firing at US drone in Gulf

Iranian jets fired on US drone in Gulf: Pentagon

The Skynet 5D secure telecom satellite is received in French Guiana for Arianespace's December Ariane 5 mission

Lockheed Martin Completes On Orbit Testing of Second AEHF Satellite

LynuxWorks LynxOS-SE Deployed by ITT Exelis in New Line of Software-Defined Radios


New Israel strike on Gaza kills 3, pushes toll to 80
Three people were killed early Monday morning in new Israeli air strikes on Gaza, pushing the death toll in six days of violence to 80 Palestinians, health officials said. ... more

Iron Dome intercepts two rockets over Tel Aviv: police
Israel's vaunted Iron Dome anti-missile system on Sunday shot down two rockets over Tel Aviv as sirens wailed across the city, in the fourth such interception in one day, police said. ... more

Israel facing 'millions' of cyber-attacks over Gaza
Israel admitted Sunday it has been targeted in a mass cyber-warfare campaign that has witnessed millions of attempts to hack state websites since the start of its Gaza offensive four days ago. ... more

21 years on, Croatia remembers bloody fall of Vukovar
Tens of thousands of Croatians gathered in the eastern city of Vukovar Sunday to commemorate one of the bloodiest episode of the Balkan nation's 1990s war for independence. ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Evaluation of novel hybrid membranes for carbon capture

Reusing waste energy with 2-D electron gas

Renaissance of the iron-air battery

New wind farm in service off the British coast

Math gets real in strong, lightweight structures

A new window into electron behavior

New motion sensors major step towards cheaper wearable technology


China 2022 leadership clues already on show


Britain defends shooting pigs for army medic training


Israel Gaza raids kill 16, Arabs urge policy review


Iran denies supplying Fajr 5 rockets to Gaza


Iraq Kurds put security forces on high alert


Erdogan says Israel will be held to account for Gaza


Israel Gaza raids kill 15, Arabs urge policy review


Musharraf calls for India, Pakistan to 'bury the hatchet'


ASEAN calls for South China Sea hotline


Israel destroys Gaza drone workshop: army

Iraq frees Hezbollah suspect in US plot

Xi raises hopes, but China's reform outlook cloudy

Britain has 'encouraging' talks with Syrian opposition

Assad, Israel two sides of same coin: Syria activists

Israel okays reserve call-up of up to 75,000: TV

China top censor's new leadership role raises fears

Stone-tipped weapons older than thought

Japan chooses SAIC for mine countermeasure

New Iraq army HQ fuels Arab-Kurd row

Jealous lover and bad luck brought down CIA chief

Panetta orders ethics review for US top brass

Israel's Barak okays call-up of 30,000 reservists

In Gaza, quiet pierced by air strikes, ambulance sirens

US-Afghanistan open talks on post-2014 military aid

US hopes for 'constructive' ties with new China leader

US, Thailand boost military ties to counter China

China unveils new leadership with Xi at helm

White House mulls move as cybersecurity bill fails

GOCE's second mission improving gravity map

Astrium's GRAIN service shows US corn yields are lower than expected

Free Newsletters - Space - Defense - Environment - Energy
Buy Advertising Media Advertising Kit Editorial & Other Enquiries Privacy statement
The contents herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright 1995-2013 - SpaceDaily. AFP and UPI Wire Stories are copyright Agence France-Presse and United Press International. ESA Portal Reports are copyright European Space Agency. All NASA sourced material is public domain. Additional copyrights may apply in whole or part to other bona fide parties. Advertising does not imply endorsement, agreement or approval of any opinions, statements or information provided by SpaceDaily on any web page published or hosted by SpaceDaily. Privacy statement