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April 16, 2014
Raytheon awarded first international contract for Paveway IV
Harlow, UK (SPX) Apr 16, 2014
Raytheon Company received a contract from an international customer for Paveway IV precision guided bombs valued at more than $200m. As part of the sale Raytheon will deliver hundreds of the advanced munitions, which are regarded as the 'weapon of choice' for the Royal Air Force. The contract represents the first sale of Paveway IV outside the U.K. "This contract is an export boost to the U.K. It will help support hundreds of manufacturing and engineering jobs at Raytheon's facilities and in ... read more
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A European bear's point of view, finally on film
They love their larvae, snore like troopers when they sleep on their sides and, for reasons unknown, get a kick out of pushing over the trunks of dead trees. ... more

Fifth Boeing GPS IIF Satellite Joins Global Positioning System
The accuracy of the Global Positioning System (GPS) has been improved with the recent handover of a fifth Boeing GPS IIF satellite to the U.S. Air Force. The newest addition to the GPS constellation ... more

Satellite Navigation Failure Confirms Urgent Need for Backup
The world's global positioning industry watched in disbelief on April 2, 2014, as all of the 24 GLONASS satellites that make up Russia's equivalent of the GPS system failed at once. This unprecedent ... more
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Hyperspectral Software Announced for Airborne Applications
Headwall has released its new Hyperspec III application software featuring a powerful set of hyperspectral data acquisition management tools. The enhanced software suite represents an easy-to-use pl ... more


Indian navigation satellite soars into orbit, step closer to own GPS-like system
The Indian Space Research Organization successfully launched its IRNSS-1B navigation satellite into space - the second of seven satellites which are bringing India steps closer to providing an alter ... more
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PSLV-C24 Launches India's Second Dedicated Navigation Satellite IRNSS-1B
ISRO's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, PSLV-C24 has successfully launched IRNSS-1B, the second satellite in the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS). The launch took place on April 04 ... more

Russian Lawmakers Approve Satellite Navigation Hub in Nicaragua
Russian lawmakers have endorsed draft legislation to allow the country to set up a satellite navigation monitoring system in Nicaragua, a Cabinet committee said Tuesday. "The agreement is aime ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Xi urges China to build up joint space and air power

Russia launches its new ICBM from Plesetsk space centre

Raytheon awarded first international contract for Paveway IV

DPRK vows self-defense measures against US hostility

Russia should be ready for non-contact war

China's maritime area being carved up

Fire aboard US missile cruiser, no one hurt


India to have own satellite navigation system by 2015
India is expected to have its own satellite navigation system by the first quarter of 2015 with four of its satellites in space, said an official of Indian space agency. India is expected to have it ... more

USAF Awards Lockheed Martin Full Production Contracts For Next Two GPS 3 Satellites
The U.S. Air Force awarded Lockheed Martin more than $245 million in contract options to complete production of its seventh and eighth next-generation Global Positioning System satellites, known as ... more

Emergency management in Arctic: Experts offer seven key recommendations
Inadequate risk assessment, planning and training are among the gaps in many parts of Canada's Arctic, compounding the challenges of brutal weather, vast distances, difficult transportation and spot ... more
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Great earthquakes, water under pressure, high risk
The largest earthquakes occur where oceanic plates move beneath continents. Obviously, water trapped in the boundary between both plates has a dominant influence on the earthquake rupture process. ... more

FAA Approves DeLorme Communicator For Service In Alaska
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Alaska Flight Services has announced that the DeLorme inReach satellite communicator has been approved for the Enhanced Special Reporting Service (eSRS) pro ... more
24/7 News Coverage
Growth of Antarctic ice sheet triggered warming in the Southern Ocean during Miocene

Oyster aquaculture could significantly improve Potomac River estuary water quality

GM crops under the microscope at international debate

Farming for improved ecosystem services seen as economically feasible

Researchers say Neanderthals were no strangers to good parenting

Chileans survey damage from massive blaze

Mini-sub to dive again after aborting first MH370 search


Australia investing in new defense technology proposals
Australian has committed $11.8 million for development of future defense technology in the latest round of its Capability and Technology Demonstrator Program. ... more

Brazilian troops receive new armored vehicles
The Brazilian Army has delivered the first batch of Guarani Armored Personnel Transport Vehicles to a mechanized infantry unit in Western Parana state. ... more

Sentinel-1 controllers ready for hectic first days
Following a spectacular launch, Sentinel-1A's first few days in orbit will be some of the most complex in recent memory. Mission control teams will work around the clock to nurse the satellite throu ... more
Climate: Farming emissions to rise 30% by 2050

Oyster aquaculture could significantly improve Potomac River estuary water quality

GM crops under the microscope at international debate

Catching the Invisible Wave

Domain walls in nanowires cleverly set in motion

Scalable CVD process for making 2-D molybdenum diselenide

Swiss voters set to sink Swedish jet fighter deal: poll

IAI closer to producing F-35 wings

Gulfstream announces 60-plane deal for China

BLOODHOUND team predicts the impact of the 1,000 mph supersonic car

China auto sales growth slows in March: industry group

Advanced warning systems increase safety at intersections


'StratoBus' drone-satellite hybrid to provide new level of surveillance
A new project of an autonomous airship - a hybrid between a drone and a satellite - has been developed in France. The 'StratoBus' dirigible drone will be able to carry out long endurance observation ... more

Satellite 'pings' revealed missing Malaysia plane's path
The satellite operator Inmarsat said Monday it managed to work out which direction the missing Malaysia Airlines plane flew in by measuring the Doppler effect of hourly 'pings' from the aircraft. ... more

First GLONASS satellite in 2014 put in orbit
A navigation GLONASS-M satellite launched with the aid of a Soyuz-2.1b carrier rocket from the Plesetsk space base in the small hours of Monday has been put in orbit and taken home by the Russian Ae ... more

LockMart Taps General Dynamics For Network Element On GPS 3 Birds
General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems was recently awarded a $26 million contract from Lockheed Martin to support the U.S. Air Force Global Positioning System (GPS) III Network Communication ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Iran ready to help Europe with natural gas

Shiny quantum dots brighten future of solar cells

Group to spearhead German wind farm program

GDF Suez optimizes LNG deliveries

Shale oil, gas production to increase, says

Areva says in line to build British nuclear waste plant

Gulfstream announces 60-plane deal for China


Tracking endangered leatherback sea turtles by satellite, key habitats identified


Fierce 2012 magnetic storm barely missed Earth


Toward 'vanishing' electronics and unlocking nanomaterials' power potential


Orbit Logic Delivers Collection Planning Software to New Customer


NASA's STEREO Studies Extreme Space Weather


Researchers: Northeast Greenland ice loss accelerating


Astro Aerospace Delivers Antennas For Next-Gen GPS III Satellites 3 through 6


Exelis completes transmitter assemblies for first GPS III satellite payload


New Airborne GPS Technology for Weather Conditions Takes Flight


ESA to certify first Galileo position fixes worldwide

Robots, hands-free wizardry wows at high-tech fair

Concerns and Considerations with the Naming of Mars Craters

China surprises with flight search satellite photos

US hits 'provocative' China move on Philippine ships

THEMIS Discovers New Process that Protects Earth from Space Weather

Russia plans to launch new Glonass satellite on March 24

UoSAT-2 clocks up an outstanding 30 years of in-orbit operations

McMurdo Announces Global Availability of Maritime Fleet Management Software

Japan researchers testing tiny ear computer

Volcanoes, including Mount Hood in the US, can quickly become active

New Wireless Tagging And Tracking Capability For Managing Sensitive Assets

'Mission of Firsts' Showcased New Range-Safety Technology at NASA Wallops

Northrop Grumman Provides Inertial Navigation Products for TiltRotor Aircraft

Fifth Boeing GPS IIF Spacecraft Sends Initial Signals from Space

Raytheon demonstrates Griffin Block III missile

Russia to deploy up to 7 Glonass ground stations outside of national territory in 2014

Russia's Baikonur Space Center Head Quits

Northrop Grumman Awarded U.S. Military Contract for Navigation Systems

Galileo works, and works well

Volcanoes, including Mt. Hood, can go from dormant to active quickly

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