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Science & Defence Technology

Cape Town extends TETRA radio network

A Tetra station.Motorola Solutions and radio distributor Altech Alcom Matomo have completed an extension of the digital Terrestrial Trunked Radio (TETRA) communications network in the city of Cape Town, which is being used by public safety agencies and utilities to help protect its citizens and visitors.

SPOT 6 and 7 satellite imagery now available at SANSA

altAirbus Defence and Space (ADS) has installed a SPOT 6 and SPOT 7 satellite Direct Receiving Station (DRS) at the South African National Space Agency’s (Sansa’s) premises, allowing it to download and access imagery from these two satellites.

U.S. military sees more use of laser, microwave weapons

Illustration of a seaborne laser weapon.Lasers, microwaves and other directed energy weapons could soon be used more widely by the U.S. military, top armed forces officials and U.S. lawmakers told an industry conference on Tuesday.

US Navy develops new transparent, moldable, bulletproof material

Spinel.The concept from an iconic Star Trek scene is working its way to commercial use, with innumerable military applications. In Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, Scotty barters for materials by offering up the formula for “transparent aluminum.” The U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) is making that concept a reality.

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