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Europe claims 100 million users for Galileo satnav system

The Galileo satellite navigation system, Europe's rival to the United States' GPS, has nearly 100 million users after its first year of operation, the...

Mobile Devices Offer Fast Decisions, Productivity, DoD Says

Mobile devices are becoming the way we communicate, and the Defense Department views that change as an opportunity, the department’s deputy chief information officer...
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First Selex ES Anti-Collision Laser System Operational on Italian NH90 Helicopter

The first qualified LOAM (Laser Obstacle Avoidance and Monitoring) system, developed and manufactured by Finmeccanica -Selex ES, is now on board an Italian Army...

DARPA Exploring Ways to Protect Nation’s Electrical Grid from Cyber Attack

Across the United States, 3200 separate organizations own and operate electrical infrastructure. The widely dispersed nature of the nation's electrical grid and associated control...

NSA scoops up images for facial recognition programs: report

The US National Security Agency is scooping up large quantities of images of people for use in facial recognition programs, the New York Times...

German Army Opens IED Research Center for Soldiers

The German Armed Forces have inaugurated an information and research center aimed at protecting the country's troops in Afghanistan against so-called improvised explosive devices,...

Pentagon mum on fate of secret satellite

The mystery surrounding the fate of a secret military satellite deepened Thursday when the Pentagon refused to answer even simple questions about whether the...

Air Force Research Lab Announces MUOS Satellite Communications Testing in Antarctica

Instant and easy connectivity for mobile devices is often taken for granted, but modern cellular networks are tied to cell towers. How do you...

Britain’s BAE Systems buys into rocket engine technology

British aerospace company BAE Systems today unveiled an investment in a new engine combining jet and rocket technologies -- part of a growing list...
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Chinese national admits hacking US defense firms

A Chinese national pleaded guilty Wednesday to charges stemming from the hacking of trade secrets from US defense contractors, including plans for transport and...