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January 29, 2013
Missile defense EEKV shows value
Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. (UPI) Jan 28, 2013
Raytheon's new enhanced Exoatmospheric Kill Vehicle demonstrated its capability in a recent non-intercept homeland missile defense test. In the test Saturday, the EKV maneuvered the Ground-based Midcourse Defense interceptor to the appropriate altitude and closing velocity to destroy the incoming ballistic missile. "Rigorous non-intercept flight tests are important in proving the effectiveness and operational capability of ballistic missile defense weapons and their various components," ... read more
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French, Malian troops control Timbuktu: sources
French and Malian troops seized control of the fabled city of Timbuktu on Monday, a bastion of radical Islamists occupying northern Mali since last April, military and government sources said. ... more

Japan PM points to beefed-up military in speech
Japan faces a "diplomatic and security crisis", Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Monday, a day after his defence minister announced plans to strengthen the military amid a bitter dispute with China. ... more

N. Korea playing 'dangerous game of risk': US envoy
The top US envoy on North Korea dismissed hopes for an immediate diplomatic solution over Pyongyang's expected nuclear test, saying Monday that the isolated state was "bent on playing a game of risk". ... more
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US says Iran blast reports not credible
The White House on Monday dismissed reports of an underground explosion at Iran's Fordo atomic plant and also accused the Islamic Republic of adopting delaying tactics on nuclear talks. ... more


Bo trial not until March: China state media
Disgraced Chinese politician Bo Xilai will not stand trial until March at the earliest, state media said Monday, as dozens of journalists descended on a court rumoured to be hearing his case this week. ... more
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Chinese military plane boosts global reach
China's new heavy-lift transport aircraft and a successful missile interception test are key steps in expanding the strength and reach of its armed forces, analysts and state media said Monday. ... more

US military plans drone base near Mali: official
The US military plans to set up a base for drones in northwest Africa to bolster surveillance of Al-Qaeda's affiliate in the region as well as allied Islamist extremists, a US official told AFP on Monday. ... more
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Space will see Communist loyalty: Chinese astronaut

NASA develops and tests new housing for in-orbit science payloads

Orionid meteor shower to peak this weekend

Myanmar to launch own satellite system-2 in 2019: vice president

Mine craft for Mars

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


Bound by restrictions, media in Mali struggle to report
France is keeping a tight lid on media reporting on the conflict in northern Mali, where foreign journalists there to cover the fighting have been kept away from the frontline. ... more

Iraq attacks kill three
Attacks in Iraq killed three people and wounded six others on Monday, as the country grapples with more than a month of anti-government rallies and a political crisis, officials said. ... more

Japan underestimated China in territorial row: ex-envoy
Japan's government underestimated how China would react to its decision to buy islands at the centre of a bitter territorial dispute, Tokyo's former envoy to Beijing said Monday. ... more
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Taiwan president presses for US subs deal
Taiwan urged the United States Monday to honour an agreement to supply submarines to replace its current elderly fleet, as a US congressional group visited the island to evaluate defence needs. ... more

Syria: Iran, Saudis beef up rival militias
Bitter rivals Iran and Saudi Arabia seem to be stepping up involvement in Syria's civil war by forming new paramilitary forces to aid their allies or pushing in fighters from outside as the sectarian bloodbath heads toward its third year. ... 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


Filipino army denounces NPA attack
The Philippines, has suffered another attack by Communist New People's Army guerrillas in Negros. ... more

Israeli non-lethal arms kill 10 Palestinians in 8 years
Ten Palestinians have been killed and dozens severely injured over the past eight years when hit by "non-lethal" arms used by Israeli forces in the West Bank, an Israeli watchdog said on Monday. ... more

Second F-35A Reaches 500 Flight Hour Milestone
The second Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II stealth fighter, known as AF-1, joined the 500 flight hour club recently during its 272nd flight. It joins AF-2 which passed the milestone June 26, ... more
Israel upgrades missile-killer Iron Dome

First Patriot missiles 'operational' on Turkey-Syria border

Missile defense EEKV shows value

India wheels out new long-range missile in annual parade

Raytheon awarded contract for HARM upgrade

Short-range ballistic missile again fired in Syria: NATO

US military plans drone base near Mali: official

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

Northrop Grumman, Cassidian Fly First Sensor-Equipped Euro Hawk

Insights from the SIA DoD Commercial SATCOM Users' Workshop

US Army Upgrades Manpack Radios For MUOS Network

Boeing to Upgrade Combat Survivor Evader Locator Radios, Base Stations


US Army Upgrades Manpack Radios For MUOS Network
The U.S. Army ordered kits in December to upgrade 100 Handheld, Manpack, Small Form Fit (HMS) AN/PRC-155 two-channel Manpack radios to enable them to communicate with the military's Mobile User Obje ... more

Okinawa leaders stage anti-US military rally in Tokyo
Political leaders from Okinawa and their supporters staged a protest Sunday in the Japanese capital Tokyo against the heavy US military presence in their southern prefecture. ... more

Syria rebels, troops clash near Damascus train station
Fighting erupted Sunday between Syrian troops and rebels around a train station in Damascus, as regime warplanes pounded insurgent positions to the east of the capital, a watchdog said. ... more

US group visits Taiwan base amid subs speculation
A US congressional group paid a rare visit to a Taiwan naval base Sunday, a military source said, raising speculation about efforts to revive a US deal to provide the island with eight submarines. ... 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


Iraq MPs appeal for calm after protesters killed


US not exempt from laws: Philippines' Aquino


Israel PM wants broad coalition to handle 'security threats'


France destroys Islamist leader's house as it advances on Timbuktu


China tests new military transport plane


US agrees to refuel French warplanes on Mali mission


Hacker group Anonymous downs US government site


Satellite images reveal activity at N. Korea test site


Walker's World: Cameron's EU gamble


Pentagon eyes fivefold boost of cybersecurity force: report

Nuclear test is 'people's demand', says North Korea

Commentary: Hobbesian (not Hobson's) trap

World powers asked for delay in nuclear talks: Iran

U.S. comments on Cameron-EU bother Britons

Iran builds up cyber warfare capabilities

China changes tone, not interests, on N. Korea

Japan PM's letter appeal to China leader

China to modernise before boosting global role: official

India wheels out new long-range missile in annual parade

First Patriot missiles 'operational' on Turkey-Syria border

China extradites Taiwan suspect in ex-leader shooting

Pentagon lays off workers as budget cuts loom

AU seeks additional troops for Mali mission

Canada receives upgraded LAV III

Army kills six as Iraq demos call for PM to quit

Iraq MPs vote to bar Maliki from third term

Iraq troops snatched as dead protesters buried

Protestors march against Hong Kong leader

Health apps abound, but usage low: study

China dissident makes film on disputed death

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