Russian Aerospace Defence Forces Get Improved Surveillance System

July 28, 2015 @ 11:49 AM

Russian Aerospace Defence Forces will be getting an upgraded space surveillance system located in Tajikistan, known as Okno-M. The upgraded system performs the task of automatically gathering information on space objects and monitor objects in space, including those in geostationary orbit, at a distance of 120 to 40,000 km, the Russian...

NASA RAPTOR Radar Wind Profiler System Commissioned

July 27, 2015 @ 02:04 PM

DeTect has commissioned its newest RAPTOR radar wind profiler system for NASA (the National Aeronautics and Space Administration) to assess and monitor wind direction and speed in real-time for rocket launch safety. The RAPTOR radar wind profiler system commissioned at the NASAs Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in USA also helps flight...

MDA To Provide RADARSAT-2 Information To European Copernicus Program

April 29, 2015 @ 03:02 PM

MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates has announced Wednesday that it has won US$24 million contract from the European Space Agency to provide RADARSAT-2 satellite information to Copernicus security and environment monitoring program. The contract includes an initial firm order of US$12 million

Exelis Delivers Encryptors For USAF GPS modernization

April 16, 2015 @ 11:52 AM

Exelis announced today that it has delivered six ground encryptors, which will improve information security for the Global Positioning System's Next-Generation Operational Control System to Raytheon. GPS OCX is part of the US Air Force's GPS modernization program

S.Korea To Deploy Multiple Rocket Launchers

March 24, 2015 @ 04:10 PM

The South Korean military will be deploying its new multiple rocket launchers, Cheonmu, in the second half of this year in areas bordering the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK). A South Korean military official confirmed to Yonhap News Agency that development of the next-generation multiple launch rocket system (MLRS) has...

Rafael To Present C-DOME Defense System, Iron Dome And SPICE 250 Munition...

February 16, 2015 @ 08:33 AM

Rafael Advanced Defense Systems will debut the C-DOME, a Naval Point Defense System at the AEROINDIA 2015 this week. The system is designed to effectively protect combat vessels against a large set of modern threats

Europe To Launch Car-Sized, Wingless Spacecraft

February 9, 2015 @ 02:58 PM

Europe has planned to launch a car-sized experimental wingless space plane on a 100-minute unmanned mission, AFP reported Feb 5 2014. The European Space Agency's two-tonne, 5m-long Intermediate eXperimental Vehicle (IXV) is scheduled to be blasted into space on a Vega rocket from a space pad

GKN Aerospace To Showcase Fuel Systems Technology At Aero India 2015

January 22, 2015 @ 11:15 AM

GKN Aerospace will showcase its latest fuel systems and emergency flotation systems at Aero India 2015, held from 18-22 February 2015. GKN will display a flexible fuel cell for military rotorcraft alongside a scaled model of the B212 helicopter fitted with a GKN Aerospace emergency flotation system

US Navy’s MUOS-3 Communications Satellite Launched

January 21, 2015 @ 12:17 PM

The US Navys third MUOS Secure Communications Satellite built by Lockheed Martin has been responding to commands after the launch yesterday. The MUOS satellite constellation operates like a smart phone network in the sky, vastly improving current secure mobile satellite communications for warfighters on the move

RUAG Acquires Patria’s Space Unit

December 26, 2014 @ 07:57 AM

RUAG has acquired Patrias Space unit to become part of RUAGs Space division, which includes the business operations and assets. Patrias Space activities are currently part of the Finnish companys Systems Business Unit

Alaska Aerospace Selects Lockheed Martin's Athena IIS Rocket for Kodiak Launch Complex...

December 16, 2014 @ 11:02 AM

Alaska Aerospace Corporation (AAC) selected Lockheed Martin's Athena IIS rocket as its launch vehicle of choice for small and medium lift missions from the Kodiak Launch Complex (KLC) on December 15. Lockheed Martin and AAC will work together to define and implement rocket and launch pad upgrades to support a wider range of government and commercial payloads on an Athena vehicle launched from KLC

Airbus To Manufacture Falcon Eye 'Spy Satellite' For UAE

December 11, 2014 @ 08:03 AM

Airbus Defence and Space has signed as the leader of the industrial team (including Thales Alenia Space as co-prime contractor), a contract with the Armed Forces of the United Arab Emirates (UAEAF) for the development, manufacture and launch of Falcon Eye, a high-performance optical Earth-observation satellite system. The contract was officially signed by the United Arab Emirates in August 2014 and is now entering into force