Japan launches Fifth Spy Satellite

February 1, 2015 @ 02:34 PM

Japan launched a radar reconnaissance satellite on Sunday morning believed to be its most sophisticated ever, various Japanese media outlets reported. The launch was performed from the Tanegashima Space Center in the Kagoshima Prefecture in the south of Japan at 10:21 local time (01:30 GMT)

Boeing, Lockheed Win $383 Million Launch Services Contract For USAF

January 29, 2015 @ 01:37 PM

The US Air Force on Wednesday awarded a $383 million contract for more launch services to United Launch Alliance, a joint venture of Boeing and Lockheed Martin bringing the total value of the contract to $4.08 billion

Israel TV Shows Long Range Missile Developed by Iran

January 22, 2015 @ 12:34 PM

Iran has built a 27-meter-long missile, capable of delivering a warhead “far beyond Europe,” and placed it on a launch pad at a site close to Tehran. The missile could be used to launch spacecraft and carry warheads, an Israeli television report said Wednesday, Times Of Israel reported

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

S Korea to Build 5 Military Satellites to Spy on North

January 19, 2015 @ 10:09 AM

Five South Korean military satellites will be launched by 2022 to deter North Korea's evolving security threats, Yonhap News said quoting military officers. "The state arms procurement agency will sign a contract with a private company for the project in October, and its development is to be led by Agency for...

Kongsberg Signs Copernicus Satellite Support Contract

January 12, 2015 @ 03:01 PM

Kongsberg Satellite Services (KSAT) announced today that it has signed a new satellite support contract with a total value of $220 million with the European Space Agency for operational support related to the Sentinel satellites in the Copernicus program. KSAT has signed an extension to the existing contract for ground station support for the sentinel satellites in the European Copernicus program

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

Rheinmetall Reports 9 Percent Increase In Consolidated Sales For 2014

November 6, 2014 @ 08:10 AM

Rheinmetall Group generated consolidated sales of €3,215 million in the first nine months of 2014, increasing its business volume by €259 million or 9 % year-on-year. Growth stood at 11 % after adjusting for currency effects

Thales To Supply MilSatCom System To Qatar

October 21, 2014 @ 02:43 PM

Thales was awarded a contract to supply the Qatar Armed Forces with a military satellite communications system. The ground segment supplied by Thales will provide Qatari ground and naval forces with a long-range communications capability to enhance national security and protect vital interests

ATK Offers USAF Solid Rocket Solution As Replacement For RD-180

September 23, 2014 @ 02:25 PM

ATK has provided the U.S

Textron Successfully Demos G-CLAW Precision Guided Weapon

September 17, 2014 @ 01:50 PM

Textron Systems Weapon & Sensor Systems announced today its G-CLAW precision guided weapon successfully completed a live-fire demonstration recently at the U.S

Thales Alenia Space, ESA Sign New EGNOS Framework Contract

September 15, 2014 @ 10:52 AM

Thales Alenia Space announced today that it has signed a new framework contract with the European Space Agency (ESA) concerning the EGNOS navigation system. The contract will enable ESA, delegated by the European Commission, to order work packages from Thales Alenia Space France for the period 2014-2017, to develop new versions of EGNOS V2