Author Archives: Ali Butt

Russia Plans to Launch 11 Military Satellites By 2015

President Vladimir Putin said Friday that Russia will launch a total of 11 military satellites by 2015. Speaking at a meeting on the development of the Russian satellite fleet, Putin said five military satellites have already joined Russia’s orbital group … Continue reading

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Iran unveils biggest indigenous drone Fotros

Iran has unveiled its biggest domestically developed unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), which can be used for reconnaissance and combat operations. The remote-controlled aircraft, dubbed Fotros, was put on display at the headquarters of the Iranian Armed Forces Aviation Industries Organization … Continue reading

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Iran to unveil Fotros indigenous strategic drone

The drone, dubbed Fotros, will be unveiled on Monday during a ceremony attended by Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan. Fotros is the biggest strategic UAV which has special capabilities. On September 28, the Iranian Army’s Ground Forces unveiled … Continue reading

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Turkey, US hold talks on China missile deal

A senior US defence official has held talks in Turkey, the embassy said Saturday, after Washington expressed “serious concerns” about Ankara’s plans to acquire a long-range anti-missile system from China. Turkey announced in September it was entering negotiations with the … Continue reading

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The Theorizers of The God Particle Win Noble Prize, But Massive Mysteries Remain

The Nobel Prize is awarded to living people, but this year the physics prize could be said to have gone to the world’s most famous subatomic particle, the Higgs Boson, the so-called “God Particle.” In actual fact, the 2013 Nobel … Continue reading

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Orbcomm Acquires The SENS Asset Tracking Operation

ORBCOMM has announced that it has completed the acquisition of Comtech Mobile Datacom Corporation’s (Comtech) Sensor Enabled Notification System (SENS) operation, which includes satellite hardware, network technology and web platforms. SENS is a market leader in providing one-way satellite products … Continue reading

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US shutdown threatens defense contractors

Defense companies warned Friday they are days away from placing thousands of workers on unpaid leave if the US government shutdown drags on and halts arms manufacturing. Failure by Congress to approve a budget for the new fiscal year has … Continue reading

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