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December 07, 2012
STSS Demonstration Satellites Collect Data for Future Operational Space Missile Tracking System
Pacific Missile Range Facility HI (SPX) Dec 07, 2012
The Space Tracking and Surveillance System (STSS) demonstration satellites, built by a Northrop Grumman and Raytheon team for the U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA), collected data during an Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense test June 26 that will be used to create a concept of operations for future space-borne, operational missile defense sensors. Designated FTM-18, the combined Aegis Launch on Remote and Engage on Remote exercise involved the successful intercept of a medium-range target by the new ... read more
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EADS deal ends state grip, boosts shares and Daimler
German auto group Daimler slashed its holdings in aerospace giant EADS on Thursday, but EADS shares still surged higher, hours after France and Germany ended their grip on the boardroom and two months after the collapse of merger talks with BAE Systems. ... more

North Korea spends millions on Kim cult: report
North Korea spent $41.5 million dollars this year promoting the personality cult surrounding the ruling Kim dynasty, a South Korean government report said Thursday. ... more

US drone kills at least 3 militants in Pakistan: officials
A US drone fired two missiles at a compound in Pakistan's northwestern tribal district early Thursday, killing at least three militants, local security officials said. ... more
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US denies Navy stop in Sudan
The US military on Thursday denied that any of its ships have visited Sudan, after Khartoum's foreign minister suggested the navy had made a brief port call. ... more


Ban urges Iraq, Kuwait to seize 'historic' chance
UN chief Ban Ki-moon called in Baghdad on Thursday for Iraq and Kuwait to seize a "historic opportunity" to normalise ties, and also said Syria's president must face justice if he uses chemical weapons. ... more
The Year In Space

US Navy deploys ships before North Korean launch
The United States has deployed naval ships equipped with ballistic missile defenses and is monitoring North Korea "very closely" ahead of an anticipated rocket launch, the head of US Pacific Command said Thursday. ... more

Gunmen kill five security force members in Iraq
Gunmen attacked a checkpoint south of Baghdad on Thursday, killing five members of the security forces and stealing their weapons, security and medical officials said. ... more
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New Horizons Finds Blue Skies and Water Ice on Pluto

Pluto's Small Moons Nix and Hydra

Blue skies, frozen water detected on Pluto

Russia Develops Portable Aerosol Cloud Generator to Conceal Missiles

GSSAP reaches initial operational capability

Scientists present, discuss latest data from experiments smashing nuclei


StanChart to pay $330 mn to settle US Iran probe
British bank Standard Chartered said on Thursday it expects to pay around $330 million to settle with US authorities "very shortly" over allegations it violated sanctions on Iran. ... more

Australia retires H-variant C-130 Hercules
Australia retired from active service the last two Lockheed C-130H Hercules 34 years after its introduction into the air force. ... more

Manning held in solitary for protection, prison chief said
WikiLeaks suspect Bradley Manning was placed in solitary confinement in a military prison to protect him from possible attacks from "patriotic" inmates, the Marine brig commander said Thursday. ... more
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Syria: Is Assad seeking an escape deal?
As government troops battle rebels inside Damascus, Syrian President Bashar Assad and his inner circle appear to be stepping up diplomatic efforts to negotiate a safe exit after 20 months of civil war. ... more

Azeri, Armenian FMs in Ireland for OSCE
High-level diplomatic efforts to break a deadlock in stalled negotiations over the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict could be on tap this week at a Dublin meeting. ... more
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Ancient rocks record first evidence for photosynthesis that made oxygen

New human ancestor's feet resemble our own, Dartmouth scientist finds

Observed latitudinal variations in erosion as a function of glacier dynamics

A simpler way to estimate the feedback between permafrost carbon and climate

Ecuador volcano spews giant ash column

Guatemala volcano roars back to life

Indonesia accepts international help to combat fires


Outside View: The two-state litmus test
Sixth-five years ago on Nov. 29, 1947, the Arab world rejected partition of Palestine in favor of Zionist annihilation. That rejection has become the backbone of the Palestinian culture and decision-making throughout all the years of the Arab-Israeli conflict. ... more

Germany ready to send 400 troops to Turkey-Syria border
The German government said Thursday it had approved participation in a NATO mission to deploy Patriot missiles to help member state Turkey defend its border against Syria and will send up to 400 troops. ... more

Britain to press EU partners to amend Syria arms embargo
Britain will press its European partners next week to amend the arms embargo on Syria to allow them to provide weapons to rebels fighting the regime, Europe minister David Lidington said Thursday. ... more
Construction of new-generation radars will begin in Russia in 2013

NATO approves Patriot missiles for Turkey

Patriot Air and Missile Defense System Gets Smarter, Faster and Tougher

Severodvinsk submarine launches first cruise missile at ground targets

Patriots: The 'hit-to-kill' star missiles of the US armoury

MEADS Intercepts Air-Breathing Target at White Sands Missile Range

Sudan drone down in Khartoum area: official media

Iran tells US to 'recount' drones

AeroVironment to Offer Tier II Vertical Takeoff and Landing

US Air Force selects Raytheon to develop future Protected SATCOM System

General Dynamics Awarded Contract Under New U.S. Army Rapid-Acquisition Communications Program

Astrium to provide military X-band satcoms to six UK Royal Navy vessels


Intel sparks new US warning on Syria chem weapons
The United States has intelligence which raises "serious concerns" that Syria is considering employing chemical weapons in its war with rebel forces, US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Thursday. ... more

Argentina on track to buy 14 Brazil APCs
Argentina is on track to buy 14 Brazilian Guarani 6x6 armored vehicles being developed with Italian manufacturer Iveco's help. ... more

Iran tells US to 'recount' drones
Iran's Revolutionary Guards are telling the United States to "recount" the drones in its fleet as they insist that - despite US denials - they captured a small US unmanned spy plane over Gulf waters, Iranian media said Wednesday. ... more

Patriot Air and Missile Defense System Gets Smarter, Faster and Tougher
Deep inside the factory where Patriot defense systems are made, Ken Arruda stopped beside a rolling cart and pointed to a white card sprinkled with what looked like grains of sand. They were compute ... more
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Now 'right moment' for carbon tax: IMF chief

Discovery about new battery overturns decades of false assumptions

McMaster engineers build better energy storage device

Researchers measure how specific atoms move in dielectric materials

NCSEA report maps regulatory, policy path to develop energy storage in NC

Physicists shrink particle accelerator

Growth, climate in focus as world economic leaders meet


Raytheon UK to deliver additional Paveway IVs to UK MOD


Northrop Grumman Delivers 250th LITENING G4 Targeting System


JLENS simultaneously tracks swarming boats, cars, aircraft


Raytheon receives US Army contract for JAGM continued technology development


F-35 Lightning II Program Surpasses 5,000 Flight Hours


Raytheon BBN Technologies awarded DoD funding to enhance text understanding


US faces fraught options on Syria's chemical arsenal


Iraq gets tough with Turkey over Kurds


Senate approves $631 bn defense budget


NATO approves Patriot missiles for Turkey

EADS unveils new structure to 'simplify' group

Colombia-FARC peace talks resume in Havana

Syrian warplanes pound Damascus suburbs: watchdog

Turkey knows 'where all Syria missiles located'

Sudan drone down in Khartoum area: official media

Clinton praises NATO's progress as she bids farewell

New ship will make Russia superpower on sea

S. Korea postpones rocket launch to 2013: official

N. Korea installs rocket on launch pad: report

Severodvinsk submarine launches first cruise missile at ground targets

Construction of new-generation radars will begin in Russia in 2013

NATO controlling Turkish missile batteries

US Army contracts for JAGM continued technology development

Russia scraps 70 percent of war chemicals

First US Army Digital Range Training System Delivered

Lockheed Martin Receives JASSM Contract for Integration

Diplomatic efforts to halt N. Korea rocket launch

Talks on EADS shake-up 'proceeding well': Germany

New test adds to scientists' understanding of Earth's history, resources

URI oceanography student uses crashing waves on shorelines to study Earth's interior

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