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January 25, 2013
South Korean rocket launch set for Jan 30
Seoul (AFP) Jan 24, 2013
South Korea confirmed Thursday that it will make another bid on January 30 to put a satellite in orbit and join an elite club of global space powers that includes China, Japan and India. The Ministry of Education, Science and Technology said the much-anticipated launch - postponed twice last year - was scheduled to take place between 3:55pm and 7:30pm (0655 and 1030 GMT) next Wednesday. Preparations by South Korean and Russian experts for the mission were going "smoothly" at the Naro Space Cen ... read more
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AFRL Selects Surrey Satellite US to Evaluate Small Satellite Approach to GPS
The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) has selected Surrey Satellite Technology US LLC (SST-US) to investigate cost reduction and augmentation of the current GPS constellation through the applicat ... more

US condemns N. Korea over nuclear test threat
The United States on Thursday denounced North Korea for threatening a third nuclear test and imposed new sanctions, in an early showdown for President Barack Obama's second administration. ... more

North Korea defiant in face of US, China pressure
North Korea kicked out at rival South Korea on Friday, even as China and the United States sought to pressure the isolated state into backing away from a threatened nuclear test. ... more
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Taiwan boat returns after Japan water cannon duel
A boat with Taiwanese activists who had intended to land on disputed Japanese-controlled islands returned home Thursday after coastguard vessels from the two sides converged and duelled with water cannon. ... more


Former Iran lawmakers offer nuclear compromise
Exiled former Iranian lawmakers on Thursday proposed a compromise to avert conflict over Tehran's nuclear program, calling for an end to sensitive uranium enrichment and an easing of US-led sanctions. ... more
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Lockheed Martin JLTV Undergoes Successful Design Review
Lockheed Martin's family of Joint Light Tactical Vehicles successfully completed a top-to-bottom government design review in late December, well ahead of the first Engineering and Manufacturing Deve ... more

F-35C Completes First In-Flight Dual Refueling
For the first time, two Lockheed Martin F-35C Lightning II carrier variant test aircraft refueled together with a Lockheed Martin KC-130 Hercules in the sky above Patuxent River, Md. recently. ... more
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Lockheed Gets Apache M-TADS PNVS Performance Based Logistics Contract
Lockheed Martin has received a $90.6 million Performance Based Logistics (PBL) contract from the U.S. Army for sustainment of the Modernized Target Acquisition Designation Sight/Pilot Night Vision S ... more

Marines Get Improved Precision Extended Range Munitions
The United States Marine Corps awarded Raytheon a contract for the design, development and demonstration of a new production representative 120mm long-range, guided-mortar munition. Once fielded, th ... more

Raytheon, US Navy demonstrate new dual targeting capability for JSOW C-1
The U.S. Navy successfully demonstrated the dual targeting capability of Raytheon's Joint Standoff Weapon (JSOW) C-1. Two recent tests during the program's integrated test phase prove the weapon can ... more
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Russian air force replacing transports
The Russian air force is undertaking a decade-long program to replace its aging transports. ... more

US military opens door to women in ground combat
Ushering in a new era for the US military, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta on Thursday lifted a ban on women serving in ground combat, saying female troops had proven themselves in a decade of war. ... more
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Extreme fieldwork, climate modeling yields new insight into predicting Greenland's melt

'Smoke rings' in the ocean spotted from space

Tiny ice losses at Antarctica's fringes can accelerate ice loss far away

World-first uses satellites and ocean models to explain Antarctic seafloor biodiversity

3-D printed microfibers could provide structure for artificially grown body parts


Kerry vows to strengthen 'critical' China ties
Senator John Kerry, on track to be America's next secretary of state, told US lawmakers on Thursday that he would work to boost ties with China, but warned of a "long slog" ahead. ... more

US scholar urges dramatic rethink on Taiwan
With Beijing growing in strength, a US scholar is calling for a major rethink on Taiwan in which the island would cut its troop numbers in half and rebrand its army as a self-defense force. ... more

China develops deep-sea submarine
China Shipbuilding Industry Corp. has developed a new manned submersible capable of deep dives. ... more
Israel upgrades missile-killer Iron Dome

NATO Patriot missiles operational in Turkey at weekend

Protest in Ankara against Patriot missile deployment

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

Insights from the SIA DoD Commercial SATCOM Users' Workshop

Boeing to Upgrade Combat Survivor Evader Locator Radios, Base Stations

NATO member orders Falcon III radios


French planes destroy Islamist bases in Mali
French warplanes have destroyed two Islamist bases in northern Mali as an Al-Qaeda-linked group there split, with the splinter group calling for talks to end the offensive against the militants. ... more

Israel talks of military option as Kissinger warns over Iran
Israeli officials said Thursday that military action against Iran needed to stay on the table, as former US secretary of state Henry Kissinger warned of a crisis over Tehran's nuclear ambitions in the "very foreseeable future". ... more

Colombia peace talks seen faltering
Colombia's talks with Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia rebel group are faltering amid hardening positions on both sides after two months of a bizarre truce. ... more

China's Xi given Japan PM's letter amid islands row
An envoy from Tokyo handed Chinese leader Xi Jinping a personal letter from new Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Friday, in a meeting aimed at smoothing relations amid a bitter territorial row. ... more
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Lasers could soon trigger fusion energy, researchers predict

New power devices could drastically reduce energy waste

Revolutionizing electronics using Kirigami

New manifestation of magnetic monopoles discovered

Brittle starfish shows how to make tough ceramics

NREL develops novel method to produce renewable acrylonitrile

New test procedure for developing quick-charging lithium-ion batteries


Former Chinese leader takes step back: reports


Russia's Chechen war drags on


Japan's Algeria survivors, dead arrive in Tokyo


China buys Russian bombers


Competition for hypersonic vehicles resumes


China unmanned car to 'help driver sleep': reports


New UN sanctions spark North Korean fury


UN sanctions unlikely to bring N. Korea to heel: analysts


Outside View: NATO RIP


First African forces moving to central Mali: French FM

N. Korea slams Kim Jong-Un plastic surgery reports

Iran proposes Cairo for P5+1 nuclear talks: report

Top Kashmir minister calls nuclear conflict warning 'daft'

US military to lift ban on women in combat

NATO Patriot missiles operational in Turkey at weekend

Taiwan 'not ruling out' culture pact with China: official

Dawn missile attack kills Syrian family: activists

Iraq suicide bomb at Shiite mosque kills 42

Afghan 'spy' killed over US drone strikes: officials

US charges East European cyber virus gang

FARC signal progress in peace talks

Child soldiers still recruited in Myanmar

Israel centrists gain, but Bibi squeaks in

Netanyahu's new govt to face pressure on peace, Iran

Prince Harry 'thrilled' to be back in Britain

Raytheon, USAF complete Small Diameter Bomb II fit check on F-35 aircraft

Britain to axe up to 5,300 army jobs

Japanese PM holds out olive branch to China

US support to French forces is free of charge: Pentagon

China woman held in morgue for three years: media

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