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Manchester United transfer news LIVE: Solskjaer confirms January signings on radar after Arsenal defeat, Pogba to have surgery

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Project Oberon: UK eyes cluster of military radar satellites

Project Oberon: UK eyes cluster of military radar satellites

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The UK government is pushing ahead with its plans for a cluster of military radar satellites, placing a design study with Airbus.Project Oberon, as it's known, has been in discussion for a while.It envisages a network of small spacecraft capable of seeing the Earth's surface in all weathers and at night, and at very high resolution.The satellites would also have sensors to locate the use of radio transmissions.This is information that can be used in tandem with the radar pictures to better identify targets on the ground and interpret their behaviour.Currently, British forces do not have the benefit of a sovereign Earth observation system. They must rely on commercial imagery or data supplied by allies.Radar satellites have tradit...
Iceye satellites return super-sharp radar images

Iceye satellites return super-sharp radar images

Science
Finnish space start-up Iceye has once again given an impressive demonstration of its novel technology's capabilities.The company's radar satellites are now returning sub-1m resolution images of the Earth's surface.This level of performance is expected from traditional spacecraft that weigh a tonne or more and cost in excess of one hundred million euros.But Iceye's breakthrough satellites are the size of a suitcase and cost only a couple of million to build.The Helsinki-based outfit is leading a group of "New Space" companies that aim to fly constellations of such radar imagers.This is something that would have seemed technically very challenging and prohibitively expensive just a few years ago. ...
First new DoD NEXRAD weather radar installed at Cannon Air Force Base

First new DoD NEXRAD weather radar installed at Cannon Air Force Base

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July 11 (UPI) -- Cannon Air Force Base in New Mexico this year became the first military location with a refurbished weather radar system. Next Generation Weather Radar is a Doppler system that measures motion of clear air and atmospheric phenomena within storms. They are used as part of forecasts for the U.S. Army, Air Force and National Weather Service. The non-military data are transmitted to local news outlets and the Federal Aviation Administration. The announcement Wednesday on the first refurbished by the Air Force in February came as Tropical Storm Barry formed in the Gulf of Mexico and is forecast to hit land between Mississippi and eastern Texas as a Category 1 hurricane Saturday. The U.S. Air Force is building a replacement system at its 25 locations in a U.S. government effor...
Raytheon awarded $28M for AN/SPY-6(V) radar integration, production

Raytheon awarded $28M for AN/SPY-6(V) radar integration, production

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April 22 (UPI) -- Raytheon has been awarded a $ 28 million contract for integration and production support of the AN/SPY-6(V) air and missile defense radar for the U.S. Navy. The contract will include support for continued combat system integration and testing, engineering, training, software and depot maintenance as well as field engineering services, the Defense Department announced Friday. Work is expected to be completed by this December. The work will be performed at various locations, including 64 percent in Raytheon's plant in Marlborough, Mass.; as well as 18 percent in Kauai, Hawaii; 8 percent in Portsmouth, R.I.; 7 percent in San Diego; 2 percent in Fair Lakes, Va., and 1 percent in Moorestown, N.J. Naval fiscal 2017, 2018, and 2019 shipbuilding and conversion funds in the amo...