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  • China building airstrip-capable island on Fiery Cross Reef

    Key Points China is reclaiming land at Fiery Cross Reef in the Spratly Islands, according to satellite imagery The reclamation, which started in August, is creating a land mass large enough for a 3,000 m-long airstrip China is building an island at least 3,000 m long on Fiery Cross Reef that


  • Rescuer

    Type Large wheeled or flippered chemical, biological, radiation, nuclear (CBRN) detection UGV. Description Rescuer is a prototype large base platform designed by the company to be fitted with a range of weapons and equipment for a variety of roles. According to Robotnik, the Rescuer can be fitted

  • Missile Launch Detection System (MILDSĀ®)

    Type Passive missile warning system Description Also bearing the United States military designation AN/AAR-60, MILDS® is a passive, true imaging sensor device that is optimised to detect the radiation signature of a threat missile's exhaust plume within the Ultra Violet (UV) solar blind

  • Galileo/GIOVE (Galileo In-Orbit Validation Element)

    Current status The first GIOVE satellite was launched on 28 December 2005, followed by GIOVE-B on 26 April 2008. GIOVE-A was retired in June 2012. GIOVE-B operations ended on 23 July 2012. The first two In-Orbit Validation (IOV) satellites were launched by Soyuz-ST on 21 October 2011. They were

  • US Army, Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command (USASMDC/ARSTRAT)

    Description USASMDC/ARSTRAT (formerly Army Space Command, or ARSPACE), is the Army Service Component Command (ASCC) for US Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM - see separate entry), and is an Army major command (MACOM). As such, USASMDC/ARSTRAT provides space and missile defence related US Army planning