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January 18, 2013
Raytheon wins DARPA contract to design new military imaging satellites
Tucson AZ (SPX) Jan 17, 2013
Raytheon has been awarded a $1.5 million Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) contract for phase one of the agency's Space Enabled Effects for Military Engagements (SeeMe) program. During the next nine months, the company will complete the design for small satellites to enhance warfighter situational awareness in the battlespace. The SeeMe program will provide useful on-demand imagery information directly to the warfighter in the field from a low-cost satellite constellation launched ... read more
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S. Korea satellite rocket launch set for Jan 30-Feb 8
South Korea will make another bid at the end of this month to put a satellite in orbit and gain entry to an elite global space club that includes Asian powers China, India and Japan. ... more

China media seize on Japan ex-PM's memorial visit
China's state-run media on Friday seized on an apology by former Japanese prime minister Yukio Hatoyama during a visit to a wartime atrocity memorial, amid tense relations between the two countries. ... more

Pakistan cleric signals end to Islamabad sit-in
A Pakistani cleric announced that a mass sit-in of tens of thousands of people outside parliament in Islamabad would end Thursday, the latest twist in a drama that has gripped the nuclear-armed state. ... more
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Three dead in S.Korean fishing boat fire: Japan coastguard
Three people were dead and five missing Friday in a fishing boat fire in waters near islands at the centre of a dispute between Tokyo and Beijing, Japan's coastguard said. ... more


S. Korea to deploy guided missiles at sea border: report
South Korea plans to deploy Israeli-made precision guided missiles near its tense sea border with North Korea next month, including an island shelled by the North in 2010, a report said Friday. ... more
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Book gives Brazil military's version of dictatorship
Former military officers are countering accounts of abuses during Brazil's 1964-1985 dictatorship with a new, briskly selling book that takes aim at President Dilma Rousseff, a former guerrilla who underwent torture. ... more

22 killed in third day of deadly Iraq violence
A spate of bombings targeting Shiite Muslims across Iraq killed 22 people on Thursday, the latest in a spike in unrest amid weeks of anti-government protests and a political crisis engulfing the country. ... more
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NASA develops and tests new housing for in-orbit science payloads

Orionid meteor shower to peak this weekend

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NASA awards launch contracts for Landsat 9 and Sentinel-6A


Outside View: 'Marshall Parks' in Mideast
On Dec. 4, 2008, exactly 40 years after returning from a tour as an infantryman in the Vietnam War, U.S. Sen. Chuck Hagel, R-Neb., spoke of peace. ... more

Mali war triggers fears of wider conflict
As France steps up its war on jihadists in Mali, there are concerns the intervention could trigger a wider conflict with al-Qaida - just as the 2011 U.S.-NATO intervention in Libya that helped topple Moammar Gadhafi led to the Islamist conquest of northern Mali. ... more

Outside View: Word on the Benghazi street
The word from Libyan journalists in Benghazi is that the attack on the U.S. consulate was carried out, not by terrorists, but by remaining elements of Moammar Gadhafi supporters. Libyan Deputy Interior Minister Wanis al-Sharif has publically claimed that the attack was carried out by pro-Gadhafi elements. ... more
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New Iraq parliament up in air amid political row
For weeks, Iraqi MPs have been locked in a political crisis that has stalled progress on key decisions including one affecting their own offices in a future parliament complex. ... more

'Without deal', UN team returns from Iran
The chief UN nuclear inspector was due back from Iran Friday without a hoped-for deal on investigating its nuclear programme, dampening hopes of progress in renewed talks between Tehran and world powers. ... more
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First joint France-China satellite to study oceans

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Mayor of Puerto Rican capital a fighter who took on Trump

Insured losses from hurricanes, Mexico quakes $95 bln: Swiss Re estimate

Delhi chokes on toxic haze despite Diwali fireworks ban

Smog defies China's Communist Party congress

Adaptation never stops as study challenges long-established theory


Neutral Austria to vote on army's future
Austrians will decide on Sunday whether to maintain compulsory military service or switch to a professional army in a referendum that has split the small, neutral country. ... more

Mali operation another burden for French budget
The French offensive in Mali will burden a defence budget that was expected to get relief from the withdrawal of French forces from Afghanistan, but the fighting might boost arms sales if the Rafale combat jet proves decisive in driving Islamist guerrillas out of the West African nation. ... more

Japan urges swift UN action against N. Korea
Japan's top nuclear envoy on Thursday urged the UN Security Council to act "sooner rather than later" in punishing North Korea for its long-range rocket launch in December. ... more
Raytheon supports 40 years of Fleet defense through AEGIS system development

Lockheed Martin Receives Contract for Production of PAC-3 Missiles

Turkey Patriot missiles operational by Feb: NATO

Raytheon awarded contract for HARM upgrade

Short-range ballistic missile again fired in Syria: NATO

Iran develops new missile launcher

Northrop Grumman, Cassidian Fly First Sensor-Equipped Euro Hawk

TerraLuma Selects Headwall's Micro Hyperspec for UAV Applications

Elbit Systems to Supply Long-Range Observation Systems to the Israeli Ministry of Defense

Lockheed Martin Completes Work on US Navy's Second MUOS Satellite

Russia Set to Launch Three Military Satellites

TS Receives Funding For SNAP Deployable Satellite Systems Equipment


Global Web censors use devices from US firm: study
Authoritarian regimes around the world are using technology from a Silicon Valley firm for Internet surveillance, filtering and censorship, according to a report by Canadian researchers. ... more

Russian cyberlab discovers new virus
Russia's Kaspersky Labs has uncovered the "Red October" computer virus, used for cyberespionage. ... more

Mali army claims 'total control' of Konna
The Malian army has retaken the central town of Konna which fell to Islamist rebels advancing from the north and sparked French military intervention, the military and a regional security source said Friday. ... more

Chile's 'Power-opedia' shines light on elites
Journalists and concerned citizens can now trawl for conflicts of interest among Chile's political and business elites thanks to a new startup based on Wikipedia. ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Two-dimensional materials gets a new theory for control of properties

Novel 'converter' heralds breakthrough in ultra-fast data processing at nanoscale

South Korea to push ahead with nuclear power plants

Highly flexible wings tested

AREVA NP installs a system allowing flexible electricity generation at Goesgen nuclear power plant

New Delhi shuts power plant in fight against Diwali smog

Cognac craze in US, China prompts Hennessy expansion


Netanyahu faces Israel vote confident of victory


Anonymous hacks Argentina data agency


Many dead as Algeria hostage crisis ends in turmoil


USAF and Lockheed Martin Deliver Next Infrared Surveillance Satellite


Russia Set to Launch Three Military Satellites


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US official warns N. Korea against nuclear test


IAEA experts back in Iran for fresh nuclear talks


France battles Mali Islamists as hostage crisis unfolds


Japan mulling military equipment near disputed isles

US blames Assad regime for 'despicable' campus blasts

China-Taiwan undersea cable set to open: state media

Former US commander warns of Iran attack risks

Raytheon continues successful performance on DDG 1000

Raytheon awarded contract for HARM upgrade

US, Myanmar hold non-proliferation talks

Iran must alter strategy to counter sanctions: Ahmadinejad

Turkey hits PKK in Iraq as bodies of slain Kurds at home

Japan, Vietnam vow to cooperate on regional challenges

Lockheed Martin Receives USAF Approval For Sniper Pod Full-Rate Production Under ATP-SE Program

Wave of Iraq attacks kills 42

Senate to hold Hagel confirmation hearing Jan 31

'No credible evidence' Syria used chemical arms: US

Mali: Hostages seen as Islamists' revenge

Operators use JLENS for IED warfare simulation

Raytheon supports 40 years of Fleet defense through AEGIS system development

Northrop Grumman to Provide Hand Held Precision Targeting Devices to US Army

Lockheed Martin Highlights F-35 Program Achievements for 2012

India tells troops to be 'aggressive'

Method to produce amounts of anti-cancer substance developed

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