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The Canadian government has awarded Rheinmetall Canada an initial contract worth CAD 7 million (€5) for the qualification of Integrated Soldier Systems (ISS) for Canadian military use.
The Antares rocket carrying an unmanned Cygnus suffered a 'catastrophic anomaly' seconds after liftoff from NASA's Wallops flight facility in Virginia at 06:22 PM EDT. Cygnus was packed with 5,000 pounds (2.268 tons) of food and supplies, scientific experiments destined to the International Space Station. It was the third cargo mission under a $1.9 billion contract Orbital Sciences has won from NASA.
In this edition: Israeli cyber security: a growing market | Israeli Start-up uncovers espionage network hitting organizations in Germany, Austria, Switzerland | The hacktivist Anonghost group attacked Israel under banner of #OpIsraelReborn campaign | US Army Cyber Command launching new Cyber Protection Brigade | Russian hackers hacked nearly 5 million Gmail user accounts | China performs large scale cyber espionage operations | NATO strengthen its cyber security policy and cooperation | UK government launching free online cyber security course | Tanzania: Cyber-crime talks for Arusha | Cybercrime a key issue in new ISS - UNIDIR collaboration
Millions of small debris orbiting earth at Low Earth Orbit (LEO - at altitudes of 2,000 kilometers and below) are posing serious risk to manned and unmanned spacecraft. Scientists at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) suggest that ballistic missiles loaded with tons of tungsten dust could be used to ‘sweep’ these objects from their LEO orbit, slowing and lowering them into the upper atmosphere, where they will decay the heat generated from drag induced by the upper earth atmosphere.
The U.S. Army Research Development and Engineering Command (REDCOM) have ordered 660 Enhanced Night Vision Goggles (ENVG) from three manufacturers for testing, toward massive fielding...
Many Integrated Soldier Systems (ISS) were on display, underlining one of the major deficiencies of this new and evolving trend – lack of interoperability...