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January 22, 2013
U.S. Complacency in Space?
Washington DC (SPX) Jan 22, 2013
Right before we left for our holiday break, we read a powerful article in Air Force magazine titled "Breaking the Space Status Quo." The magazine article focused on the observations of several senior Air Force and satellite industry leaders discussed during the Air Force Association's Global War Symposium. The first paragraph tells the story plainly and forcefully: "The United States has become complacent about military space, depending heavily on a few small satellite constellations that are incr ... read more
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Sagetech, ING Robotic Aviation Demonstrate "Sense and Avoid" Capabilities of UAV's
ING Robotic Aviation and Sagetech Corporation teamed to make Canadian aviation history in November, as a manned aircraft and unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) flew in shared airspace, demonstrating how ... more

Russia ready for seeking a compromise with NATO on air defense
Russia is ready to discuss the prospects of further cooperation in air defense with NATO, the head of the Russian army's General Staff General Valery Gerasimov says. On Wednesday, Mr. Gerasimov took ... more

QinetiQ's Hyperbaric Trials Unit supports the MOD in testing new composite materials for UK submarine fleet
QinetiQ is supporting the MOD in testing new composite materials for the UK submarine fleet using its recently re-commissioned and refitted Hyperbaric Trials Unit (HTU). The HTU forms part of an arr ... more
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Sikorsky, Boeing Partner for Joint Multi-Role Future Vertical Lift Requirements
Sikorsky Aircraft Corp and Boeing have signed a teaming agreement on Jan. 13 to submit a joint proposal in response to the U.S. Army Aviation Applied Technology Directorate solicitation for the Army ... more


Falling Up: DARPA To Launch Just-In-Time Payloads From Bottom Of Sea
Today, cost and complexity limit the Navy to fewer weapons systems and platforms, so resources are strained to operate over vast maritime areas. Unmanned systems and sensors are commonly envisioned ... more
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China media urge Obama to ease distrust
Chinese state media said on Monday they were "cautiously optimistic" that in his second term US President Barack Obama would improve ties strained by distrust and fear. ... more

Prince Harry ends Afghan tour, says killed Taliban
Britain's Prince Harry said he killed Taliban fighters during his stint as a helicopter gunner in Afghanistan, in comments that can be reported after he completed his tour of duty Monday. ... more
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NASA develops and tests new housing for in-orbit science payloads

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


Syria minister says nation will defeat conspiracy
Syria's Defence Minister Fahd al-Freij said on Monday that the country will defeat a conspiracy against it and overcome "terrorist gangs," state television reported. ... more

Filipino economy to benefit from peace
A U.K. investment bank predicts that the entire Filipino economy could benefit from an MILF peace treaty. ... more

Three Chinese ships in disputed island waters: Japan
Three Chinese government ships entered waters around islands at the centre of a dispute with Tokyo on Monday, the day after China rebuked the United States for comments seen as supporting Japan. ... more
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Rheinmetall wins 280 mn euros in contracts in Kuwait, Asia
German car parts and defence equipment manufacturer Rheinmetall said Monday it has landed contracts worth 280 million euros ($373 million) in Kuwait, Malaysia and and another unspecified Asian country. ... more

Obama issues inaugural call for unity, equality
President Barack Obama inaugurated his second term Monday with an ardent call for unity, but warned his foes their "absolutism" must not thwart action on climate, immigration and gun control. ... more
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First joint France-China satellite to study oceans

Life goes on for marine ecosystems after cataclysmic mass extinction

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


North Africa: Is this al-Qaida resurgent?
U.S. terrorism specialist Bruce Reidel, a former CIA officer, says the battles against jihadists in Mali and Algeria mark "the emergence of the third generation" of al-Qaida that "could prove to be the most deadly al-Qaida yet." ... more

US seeks quick vote on N. Korea sanctions resolution
The United States on Monday circulated a resolution on sanctions against North Korea to other UN Security Council members and hopes for a vote within days, diplomats said. ... more

IAEA says Iran talks now Feb 13
The UN atomic agency said Monday that its next round of talks in Tehran will be on February 13, not on February 12 as it had stated last week. ... more
German, Dutch Patriot missiles arrive in Turkey: NATO

Raytheon supports 40 years of Fleet defense through AEGIS system development

Lockheed Martin Receives Contract for Production of PAC-3 Missiles

Raytheon awarded contract for HARM upgrade

Short-range ballistic missile again fired in Syria: NATO

Iran develops new missile launcher

Sagetech, ING Robotic Aviation Demonstrate "Sense and Avoid" Capabilities of UAV's

Northrop Grumman, Cassidian Fly First Sensor-Equipped Euro Hawk

TerraLuma Selects Headwall's Micro Hyperspec for UAV Applications

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

NATO member orders Falcon III radios

Russia Set to Launch Three Military Satellites


Brazil signs deal to manufacture 'copters
Brazilian aircraft maker Embraer is teaming with Anglo-Italian helicopter designer and manufacturer AgustaWestland to start a production and assembly line in Brazil. ... more

Syria builds paramilitary force aided by Iran: NGO
President Bashar al-Assad's regime has put together a new paramilitary force of men and women, some trained by key ally Iran, to fight what is now becoming a guerrilla war, a watchdog said Monday. ... more

Behaviour of death-masked French soldier 'unacceptable': army
The French army regards a photograph of one of its soldiers in Mali shown posing in a skeleton mask as "unacceptable" behaviour, a military spokesman said Monday. ... more

German, Dutch Patriot missiles arrive in Turkey: NATO
Four batteries of Patriot missiles arrived in Turkey on Monday as part of a NATO mission to protect the Turkish border from any spillover of the conflict in neighbouring Syria, a NATO source told AFP. ... more
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Two-dimensional materials gets a new theory for control of properties

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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


US position on Japan island dispute a 'betrayal': China


Clinton stands by Japan on China island row


France uses Mali war to boost Rafale jet


Pakistan averts crisis, heads towards historic polls


US, China agree on N. Korea sanctions deal


Iran says still differences with UN atomic watchdog


Pentagon rejects request to drop 9/11 charge


Five family members die in Syria air raid: watchdog


Commentary: Bloody amnesia


Foreigners can now take own phones to N. Korea

Iraq PM trades blame with Kurd leader in row

Libya defence minister caught in firefight, unhurt

NATO member orders Falcon III radios

Russia offers to help French troop transport to Mali: Fabius

French launches 'total reconquest' of Mali's north

Colombia's FARC rebels end ceasefire

Iraq opens Christian centre in ethnically-mixed city

UN nuclear talks with Iran fall short again

Swedish, Swiss Gripen buys closer

Syria defector swaps army trumpet for rebel rifle

Neutral Austria decides to keep military draft

Algeria will decide 'in its interests' on airspace: minister

Raytheon wins DARPA contract to design new military imaging satellites

S. Korea satellite rocket launch set for Jan 30-Feb 8

China media seize on Japan ex-PM's memorial visit

Pakistan cleric signals end to Islamabad sit-in

Three dead in S.Korean fishing boat fire: Japan coastguard

S. Korea to deploy guided missiles at sea border: report

China labour camps set for abolition: legal official

China's own Lama still on charm offensive

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