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Largest solar array on US military installation to be developed

Largest solar array on US military installation to be developed

The U.S. Army announced Monday, plans to start development of a solar array that will provide about 25 percent of the annual installation electricity requirement of Fort Huachuca, Ariz. “This will be the largest solar array in the department of […]


China’s Xi Calls for Joining Space and Air Roles

China’s Xi Calls for Joining Space and Air Roles

During an inspection visit to the People’s Liberation Army air force headquarters in Beijing on Monday, Xi, also chairman of the Central Military Commission, said the air force plays a decisive role in national security as well as military strategy, […]


USAF researchers test Google Glass for combat, intelligence missions

USAF researchers test Google Glass for combat, intelligence missions

A US Air Force research team is in the process of beta-testing Google Glass headsets for possible utilization in battlefield scenarios. The BATMAN evaluation group at the US Air Force’s 711th Human Performance Wing is a highly-distinguished military research and […]


OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Mission Passes Important Design Review

OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Mission Passes Important Design Review

NASA’s OSIRIS-REx program has successfully completed a comprehensive technical review of the mission and has been given approval to begin building the spacecraft, flight instruments and ground system. Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] is responsible for development of the spacecraft, which […]


All Systems Go: Navy’s Laser Weapon Ready for Summer Deployment

All Systems Go: Navy’s Laser Weapon Ready for Summer Deployment

Navy engineers are making final adjustments to a laser weapon prototype that will be the first of its kind to deploy aboard a ship late this summer. The prototype, an improved version of the Laser Weapon System (LaWS), will be […]


Russian Lawmakers Approve Satellite Navigation Hub in Nicaragua

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 aimed at creating an organizational and legal framework for mutually beneficial partnership […]


USAF Satellite Launched Today Will Improve Weather Prediction

USAF Satellite Launched Today Will Improve Weather Prediction

A Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP) satellite built by Lockheed Martin was successfully launched today at 7:46 a.m. from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. atop an Atlas V rocket. Lockheed Martin confirmed signal acquisition shortly after launch. DMSP-19 is the […]


China eyes ‘global monitoring network’ of surveillance satellites

China eyes ‘global monitoring network’ of surveillance satellites

To compensate the frustration over the endless search for missing the Malaysian airliner, Chinese scientists have doubled efforts to promote their project of a huge satellites network, which will enable Beijing to monitor the whole world. As the mission to […]


China’s Xi challenges Obama on telecoms spying report

China’s Xi challenges Obama on telecoms spying report

China’s President Xi Jinping questioned his US counterpart Barack Obama about reports that Washington had secretly tapped Chinese telecoms giant Huawei for years, a top security aide said Monday. “President Xi did raise that recent report in the context of […]


 
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