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Rheinmetall to supply Germany’s Bundeswehr with artillery shells worth $122.8M

Rheinmetall to supply Germany’s Bundeswehr with artillery shells worth $122.8M

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April 8 (UPI) -- Rheinmetall was awarded a $ 122.8 million contract to supply Germany's Bundeswehr with artillery shells for five years. The contract will include 32,000 rounds of ammunition with an option of 11,000 more worth $ 41.7 million, the German-based company announced Monday. Delivery is scheduled to begin later this year. Rheinmetall Waffe Munition will manufacture the 155mm DM-121 artillery ammunition in Unterlub. The company previously delivered 30,000 shells in 2009. The ammunition can attain a range of up to 18.6 miles when fired from the PzH 2000 self-propelled howitzer and land 85 percent of the time within an area the size of a soccer field. The explosive round also can be used in training operations and field exercises. "The insensitive explosive not only produces a dev...
Raytheon to supply Romania with Patriot missile defense systems

Raytheon to supply Romania with Patriot missile defense systems

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Nov. 2 (UPI) -- U.S. Army has signed a deal to supply the Romanian government with three Raytheon defense systems. Romania will use the new Patriot Air and Missile Defense Systems -- the country's second order of the systems in the last two years -- to deter any any threats to its borders. The Patriot is a surface-to-air missile provides the "backbone" to the missile defense capabilities used by NATO nations to ward off missile and advanced drone attacks, Raytheon said in a press release. The Patriot is equipped with a AN/MPQ-53/65 Radar Set and an electronic counter-countermeasure, or ECCM, and track-via-missile, or TVM, guidance subsystems. "Romania is purchasing the most advanced, capable, cutting edge tactical ballistic missile defense system in the world," Mike Ellison, Raytheon's c...
Japanese supply ship heads to space station after delays

Japanese supply ship heads to space station after delays

Technology
An unmanned Japanese space capsule is headed to the International Space Station filled with cargo including food, experiments and new batteries. The craft was launched Sunday at 2:52 a.m. from the Tanegashima Space Center in southern Japan. It will take 4 ½ days to reach the space station. The launch was delayed for about two weeks because of bad weather and a mechanical problem. The delay has led NASA to postpone two space walks to install the six lithium-ion batteries until new crew members arrive next month. They will replace aging nickel-hydrogen batteries for the station's electric power, enabling an extension of its operations. The supply ship is a 9-meter- (30-foot-) long cylinder that will be retrieved by the space station's robotic arm. It is named Kounotori, which means ...
Gas supply fears as cold snap continues

Gas supply fears as cold snap continues

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National Grid has warned it may not have enough gas to meet UK demand on Thursday and has asked suppliers to provide more.In the event that there is still a deficit, large gas users such as industry and large businesses will be asked to use less gas.Consumers will only be asked to use less gas as a last resort if these measures do not work.Demand for gas on Wednesday hit a six-year high as cold weather swept the UK."This warning has been issued in response to a series of significant supply losses resulting in a forecast end of day supply deficit," the National Grid posted on an energy data site.Some pipelines carrying gas from the Netherlands and Belgium have had problems this week.Energy analyst Peter Atherton said that the supply loss was "potentially quite significant".If suppliers are ...
SpaceX launching recycled rocket, supply capsule for NASA

SpaceX launching recycled rocket, supply capsule for NASA

Technology
Space Age hand-me-downs are soaring to a whole new level. On Tuesday, SpaceX plans to launch its first recycled rocket for NASA. The unmanned Falcon 9 — last used in June — will carry up a Dragon capsule that's also flown on a previous space station supply run. NASA's International Space Station manager, Kirk Shireman, said the risk of launching a recycled rocket is about the same as for a brand new one. He expects to be just as anxious as he always is at every launch. "It's still a dangerous business," he told reporters Monday. Although NASA's best rocket experts conducted an extensive review of the recycled and meticulously inspected booster, there is never "zero risk," he pointed out. The private SpaceX has launched recycled rockets three times before, on commercial satellite deliverie