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USS Gravely deploys for NATO maritime operations

USS Gravely deploys for NATO maritime operations

Business
Dec. 28 (UPI) -- The guided missile destroyer USS Gravely left Norfolk, Va., for the Mediterranean Sea on Friday to serve as a NATO flagship. The vessel will conduct maritime operations as the flagship of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization's Standing NATO Maritime Group 1, It will be in serve in the area of operations of the U.S. Navy's U.S. 6th Fleet, Navy officials said. The ship carries 36 officers and 282 enlisted sailors. The Navy and U.S. Marines deployed the Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group and the Marine Expeditionary to that region earlier this month. Let's block ads! (Why?) Business News - UPI.com
SpaceX launches rocket from California, deploys satellites

SpaceX launches rocket from California, deploys satellites

Science
Dec. 22 (UPI) -- SpaceX finished its busy 2017 launch schedule with a final blastoff from California.The aerospace company's Falcon 9 rocket lifted off from California's Vandenberg Air Force Base around 8:30 p.m. ET on Friday.The Falcon 9 rocket ended the year just as SpaceX began the year, delivering a 10-pack of communications satellites into low-Earth orbit for Iridium Communications.SpaceX has helped Iridium amass an impressive constellation of satellites. The company's voice and data relay network is operating across 30 satellites. Soon it will be 40.With SpaceX's continued assistance, Iridium aims to put a total of 75 satellites in space. The company has expanded services for its customers to include video and Internet capabilities alongside its standard offerings of phone, messaging...
Navy deploys buoys in Arctic for climate research

Navy deploys buoys in Arctic for climate research

Business
Sept. 14 (UPI) -- The Office of Naval Research, Office of the Oceanographer of the Navy and several other partners have deployed climate change research buoys into the Arctic Ocean.The mission, announced Wednesday by the Navy, was a joint effort to collect oceanographic and temperature data for environmental modeling purposes. The research is designed to assist future naval operations in the Arctic."Polar lows are like hurricanes of the north and the data collected from these buoys will help us with numerical weather prediction, which will help to keep our and our partner forces safe," chief officer of the National Ice Center Cmdr. Ruth Lane said in a press release.The program is under the direction of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. In a recent event, Hurricane Hunter...
China deploys new tank in Tibet, near India border

China deploys new tank in Tibet, near India border

World
June 12 (UPI) -- China deployed its latest military tank, the Xinqingtan, in an area of Tibet near the Indian border.Chinese news site Guancha reported Monday Beijing is increasing military buildup in Tibet in a show of force designed to deter the Indian military.An integrated brigade of the People's Liberation Army in Tibet deployed an unidentified number of the new tanks, according Chinese state-owned television network CCTV.Guancha stated the Xinqingtan's technology and firepower is "far more advanced" than the Russia-made T-90S tanks deployed by India.The deployment of the tanks expands the Tibet-based unit and has increased their fighting power, the news site reported.Light-duty main battle tanks with commensurate firepower are also being tested in Tibet, but the report did not provid...