European Aerospace and military companies in Europe and the Middle East are the prime targets of hackers using the social media platform LinkedIn to conduct a spear phishing surveillance and money stealing operation, a new research report said.ESET researchers, who discovered the scheme, have tagged it Operation In(ter)ception, riffing off a related malware sample name inception.dll in a campaign that ran for three months starting in September 2019. Espionage appears to be the digital miscreant s main objective but some attempts to use business email compromise (BEC) suggests the hackers also pursued financial gain.
Named after the ancient Chinese poem Questions to Heaven , the Tianwen 1, an all in one orbiter, lander and rover will search the Martian surface for water, ice, investigate soil characteristics, and study the atmosphere, among completing other objectives.The Tianwen 1 mission will lift off on a Long March 5 rocket, a launch system developed by the China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology (CALT), from the Wenchang launch centre, and will carry 13 payloads (seven orbiters and six rovers) that will explore the planet. The mission s launch in July was confirmed on Sunday by the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC), which has been working on the project since 2016.
Facebook Share to TwitterTwitterTwitter Share to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedIn Share to WhatsAppWhatsAppWhatsApp Share to MessengerMessengerMessenger Share to TelegramTelegramTelegram By AuthorTelanganaToday Suyash Maddila Published: 25th Apr 2020 9:53 pmUpdated: 25th Apr 2020 10:28 pm Dragon' Feature on Mars capture by the HiRISE camera covers part of the wall rock and canyon floor located in southwestern Melas Chasma on the red planet and meanders in a pattern resembling a dragon , as per the space agency. It also said the image was captured on July 4, 2007. Source: NASA JPL UArizonaHyderabad: On Friday, China celebrated its first ever China Aerospace Day commemorating the 50th anniversary of the launch of its first artificial earth satellite, Dongfanghong 1. The China National Space Administration (CNSA) also held an online launching ceremony on the occasion with the theme of Promoting the Spirit of Space and Embracing the Sea of Stars that was streamed live on several Internet platforms, including on the space agency s official website.During the event, the CNSA also announced the name and logo of China s first independent mission for Mars exploration which garnered a lot of attention from across the world. A press release issued by CNSA on its official website said that the Chinese planetary exploration mission was named Tianwen series and the first Mars exploration mission was named Tianwen 1 . It said, The name is derived from Qu Yuan s long poem Questions of Heaven , which expresses the tenacity and perseverance of the Chinese nation ''s pursuit of truth, and embodies the cultural inheritance of the exploration of nature and cosmic space.
The Government has set a target of $26 billion turnover in aerospace and military manufacturing in next five years, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said on Saturday, noting that indigenous defence production was key to achieving the country''s aim to be a $5 trillion economy by 2024.He said adequate thrust is being given on enhancing defence exports though the primary aim of indigenous defence production is to cater to the needs of the armed forces.
The hunt for alien life elsewhere than Earth has been raging for centuries, but two scientists believe 2020 could be the year a major breakthrough is made. The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency ''s (JAXA) Hayabusa 2 has collected soil samples from the asteroid Ryugu, and the space craft is set to return these samples to Earth this year. Scientists will then analyse the soil samples, and experts believe it could be the best shot yet of finding microbial life.Ian Whittaker, lecturer in physics at Nottingham Trent University, and Gareth Dorian, post doctoral research fellow in Space Science at the University of Birmingham, said the Ryugu asteroid could hold the answers to age old questions.
Key point: For the time being, the MLRS still provides an effective rocket system for U.S. armored units. On February 24, 1991, the ground phase of Operation Desert Storm began. Over the next four days, the soldiers of an international coalition, formed to eject the Iraqi army of Saddam Hussein from the neighboring nation of Kuwait, carried out a whirlwind offensive that quickly overwhelmed their foe. During this time, tens of thousands of Iraqi soldiers were taken prisoner. Many of them, arms thrust upward in a sign of surrender, said one thing when they were taken into custody: No more steel rain. For weeks before the ground attack, these men had been systematically pummeled by the entire range of weaponry available to their opponents B 52 bombing strikes, air attacks using tons of precision smart weapons, plus many more thousands of tons of traditional unguided bombs and rockets. Added to this was the close air support of fighter bomber aircraft and attack helicopters. Artillery barrages dropped down on them by the dozens and hundreds, adding yet another level to the pounding they received. The cries of no more steel rain applied to none of these, however. Instead, it was the nickname of a deadly new artillery weapon seeing its debut in combat: the M270 Multiple Launch Rocket System, or MLRS. Batteries of these weapons had been deployed to the Gulf with U.S. and British forces, who used them to blanket their target areas with hundreds of rockets releasing thousands of explosive submunitions, or bomblets, that devastated armored vehicles, trucks, equipment, and men. Volleys of rockets pounded the hapless Iraqi troops and paved the way for the sweeping infantry and armor assaults that followed. The MLRS proved itself alongside such other late Cold War weapons as the M1 Abrams tank, M2 Bradley Fighting Vehicle, and AH64 Apache helicopter. Like these weapons, the MLRS had its origins in the 1970s development programs of the post Vietnam era. The MLRS Concept Takes Shape During the late 1960s and early 1970s, America s involvement in the Vietnam War drew most of the focus away from the traditional enemies of the time, the Soviet Union and its Warsaw Pact allies. As the United States gradually withdrew from the conflict in Asia, its attention once again returned to Eastern Europe, and the U.S. Army was not happy encountering the Russians new claws. The Soviets had taken advantage of America s distraction to build up its conventional forces to unprecedented levels. The Warsaw Pact now sat across the Iron Curtain with tens of thousands of new tanks, armored vehicles, cannons, and rocket artillery pieces. Artillery had always weighed heavily in Soviet planning, and they now had new, longer ranged cannons than most comparable American weapons. The disparity in rocket artillery was even more one sided. Soviet tactics used barrages of thousands of rockets fired from truck mounted multiple rocket launchers (MRLs) such as the BM 21. American artillery was only scantily supplied with rocket launchers, many of them left over from World War II. With some exceptions, U.S. planners heavily favored cannon artillery, primarily for its relative accuracy. Rockets at that time were considered area fire weapons; that is, they were fired en masse at an area of ground where the enemy was thought to be, rather than at a point target such as a bunker or trenchline. Existing rockets simply were not accurate enough for such pinpoint work, although they packed quite a punch and tended to have a terrifying psychological effect on the enemy. The Soviets were willing to saturate a target area with rockets, figuring that some, at least, would find their mark. For American artillerists, weaned on the concepts of accuracy and economy of expenditure in ammunition, large scale use of indiscriminate rockets simply was not palatable. A number of occurrences changed that mindset. In 1973, the Arab Israeli War broke out. Attrition rates in that conflict were far higher than expected, greater than any possible rate of replacement for lost armor and aircraft. One of the more effective Israeli tactics had been to hit enemy Surface to Air Missile (SAM) sites with MRLs. The American military establishment noted this. It also noted that in the event of war in Europe, NATO would have to fight outnumbered against a well equipped enemy in intense, destructive combat. After long debate, the U.S. Army finally wrote a requirement for a new rocket launcher in March 1974, calling it the GSRS, or General Support Rocket System. It would be used to engage enemy air defenses and for counterbattery fire, neutralizing opposing artillery. The new launcher would have long range and massive firepower, freeing the cannon units to provide close support to the infantry and armor. Several NATO allies, including the United Kingdom, France, and West Germany, were consulted and agreed to collaborate on the project. Since the Europeans already had looked at a similar system independently, their name was adopted, changing GSRS to MLRS. Design and Development Actual development began in September 1977, undertaken by the Boeing and Vought Aerospace companies, which beat out three other competitors for the contract. Development continued into the 1980s and eventually became the highest priority for the Field Artillery School, which considered it the Army s most spectacular new weapons system. After initial testing proved successful, the MLRS was adopted, with the first production models, designated M270, arriving at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, in August 1982. The first operational battery of M270s was formed in March 1983, and the new unit was sent to West Germany the following September. These batteries were composed of three platoons of three launchers each, a total of nine launchers per battery. By 1987, 25 such batteries were in service. The basic M270 was a self propelled armored vehicle that mated two main subcomponents: the Launcher Loader Module (LLM) containing the rocket pods and the hardware needed to load and unload them and the carrier vehicle, essentially an enlarged version of the Bradley Fighting Vehicle chassis. The vehicle was not quite 23 feet long, 9.5 feet wide, and 8.5 feet high. It weighed 52,990 pounds ready for combat. The three man crew sat in a cab above the engine compartment. This cab was armored to protect against small arms fire and artillery fragments. The engine was a Cummins 8 cylinder diesel developing 500 horsepower for a top speed of 40 miles per hour and a range of 483 kilometers. Directly behind the cab was the LLM, which carried two pods of six rockets each, one next to the other. For firing, the LLM raised and rotated to point to the vehicle s side. It could fire single rockets or any number up to its full load of 12 within 60 seconds. The crew consisted of a crew chief, gunner, and driver. The crew chief commanded the vehicle, oversaw firing operations, and performed checks of the other two crewmen. The gunner operated a firing panel to aim and fire the rockets at selected targets. The M270 s computer calculated the data for the rocket s direction of fire, point of impact, and range; these calculations were based on information received digitally via radio or entered manually by the gunner. The driver operated the M270 and performed maintenance. The heart and purpose of the M270 were its munitions. The basic rocket was the M26, with a range of 32 kilometers. It carried 644 grenade sized submunitions. A single M270 could blanket a 600 square meter area with 7,728 bomblets, devastating to men, material, and light vehicles, with a limited effect on armored vehicles. One battery of MLRS firing a complete volley of 108 rockets had the equivalent firepower of 33 battalions of cannon artillery. These rockets were packaged in pods of six rounds each. Rockets were only part of the picture, however. The M270 also fired the M39 Army Tactical Missile System (ATACMS) missile, each launcher carrying two missiles in place of the normal 12 rockets. The ATACMS carried 950 bomblets and had a range of 165 kilometers, giving MLRS the ability to range deep in enemy territory, hitting command posts, logistics depots, air defenses, and assembly areas for advancing units. ATACMS started development in 1985 and was rushed into service for Desert Storm. The MLRS Doctrine The doctrine for the use of MLRS sought to take advantage of its mobility and firepower. To avoid the expected Soviet counterbattery fire, M270s would spread out individually and hide themselves until needed for a mission. The launcher would then move to a firing position, launch its rockets, and immediately move away, hopefully before the Soviets could calculate the launch point using radar and fire on it. The M270 crew would then proceed to a reloading point, load fresh rocket pods, and move to a completely new hiding position near a different firing point. This would prevent the enemy from destroying the valuable launchers as they poured volley after volley into the advancing Soviet armored hordes. Fortunately for all concerned, such combat never happened before the Cold War came to an end. Instead, the MLRS would be called upon in the deserts of the Middle East. When the Iraqi Army conquered Kuwait in 1990, hundreds of thousands of American troops were sent to Saudi Arabia, first to defend against further Iraqi aggression and then to free Kuwait from its occupiers. They took with them 89 MLRS launchers. The baptism of fire for the M270 came on January 17, 1991. That day, Battery A of the 6th Battalion, 27th Field Artillery was traveling west on a highway called Tapline Road, en route to an assembly area. At 1620 hours, an order came to fire its ATACMS missiles at SAM sites that posed a danger to planned B 52 air strikes. Although it took several hours to coordinate clear airspace for the missile s trajectories, at 0042 on January 18, two missiles roared from their launchers, destroying both SAM sites. Battery A fired six more missiles that day targeting more of the Iraqi air defense network. 1 2 Next View the discussion thread. copy; Copyright 2019 Center for the National Interest All Rights Reserved
Apple has a secret team working on satellites and related wireless technology, striving to find new ways to beam data such as Internet connectivity directly to its devices, according to people familiar with the work.The Cupertino, California based iPhone maker has about a dozen engineers from the aerospace, satellite and antenna design industries working on the project with the goal of deploying their results within five years, said the people, who asked not to be identified discussing internal company efforts. Work on the project is still early and could be abandoned, the people said, and a clear direction and use for satellites hasn''t been finalised. Still, Apple Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook has shown interest in the project, indicating it''s a company priority.
Bloomberg says that Apple won;t necessarily be building its own satellite hardware #8212; it could instead be developing just the transmission devices or ground based equipment to make use of data transmissions for orbital communications equipment. The tech could be used for actually delivering data directly to Apple devices, or it could just connect them to each other independent of a cellphone carrier data network. It also could be used to provide more accurate location services for better maps and guidance, the report says.Apple is said to have hired both executives and engineers from the aerospace and satellite industry, including Skybox Imaging alumni Michael Trela and John Fenwick, who are leading the team. These two formerly headed up Google ''s satellite and spacecraft division. New hires include former Aerospace Corporation executive Ashley Moore Williams, as well as key personnel from the wireless networking and content delivery network industries.
Asteroids are believed to have formed at the dawn of the solar system and scientists say the asteroid, called Ryugu, may contain organic matter that may have contributed to life on Earth.If the return trip is completed successfully, that will be the first time samples from beneath an asteroid''s surface have been brought back to Earth, a spokeswoman for the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, or JAXA, said.
The exhibition "Moving to Mars" at the Design Museum in London, scheduled to run from Oct. 18 to Feb. 23, 2020, explores how sending humans to Mars is not just a new frontier for science but also for design.Over 200 exhibits, including original objects and material from the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the European Space Agency (ESA) and the private American aerospace manufacturer SpaceX, along with works from U.S. industrial designers Raymond Loewy and Chesley Bonestell plus new commissions from design company RAEBURN, clothing designer Anna Talvi and industrial designer Konstantin Grcic tell the complete story of designing for Mars.
NSF's Jack Beyer visited Bigelow Aerospace for the media event on September 12 and provided this first person footage of the two modules.
Security researchers at Microsoft stated the attack begins when a user downloads the HTML application (HTA) file named Player1566444384.hta. Researchers stated the malware has infected thousands of computers across the world targeting various sectors including Healthcare, Finance, Transport, Aerospace, and Education, mainly in the U.S. and Europe. The attack begins when a user downloads and runs an HTML application (HTA) file named Player1566444384.hta. The digits in the file name differ in every attack. Analysis of Microsoft Defender ATP telemetry points to compromised advertisements as the most likely infection vector for delivering the HTA files. The mshta.exe tool (which runs when an HTA file runs) was launched with the embedding command line parameter, which typically indicates that the launch action was initiated by the browser, Microsoft said in a statement.
The SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk took the stage on Saturday night to unveil his luminous brainchild Starship the rocket that Musk believes will eventually carry humans to Mars. He also shared his thoughts on the future of the human race and alien existence. The founder and lead designer of aerospace manufacturer SpaceX Elon Musk revealed that he did not believe in the existence of aliens, as he had seen "no signs of them". The comments were made during the live streamed SpaceX presentation of the Starship prototype Mark I in Texas this Saturday.
Aerospace giant Airbus has been hit by a series of cyberattacks by hackers who targeted VPNs used by its suppliers in an effort to steal sensitive company data.
China has rejected a report that homegrown hackers were suspected of being behind a series of cyberattacks on European aerospace giant Airbus."In recent years, there have been many reports about cyberattacks in the media. In these reports, without any evidence, the parties concerned always pin the label of cyberattack on China and smear China," foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said at a regular news briefing on Friday.
The Indian ESDM industry is expected to grow at CAGR of 21.6% which is 4 times that of the Global growth. Intelligent Electronics is the growth driver for design services across Aerospace amp; Defence, Automotive, Healthcare, IoT etc. verticals. Today, we are at the inflexion point where government has a strong focus on indigenization in Space amp; Defence. The growth of the Strategic Electronics industry along with the Intelligent Electronics industry will garner the country with more sustainable ecosystem.With the Electronics Systems amp; Products to reach $10Bn by 2025, it is the need of the hour for the Government of Karnataka to add Electronics in the already existing IT department. The Chief Guests Dr. C N Ashwath Narayan, Deputy CM amp; Minister Higher Education, IT, BT and S amp;T, Govt. of Karnataka and Dr. E.V. Ramana Reddy, IAS, Addl. Chief Secretary, Dept. of IT, BT and S amp;T, Govt. of Karnataka made an announcement of adding the Electronics to the current IT amp; BT department which is a major push for the Electronics amp; Semiconductor ecosystem in the State. With this impetus, the electronics sector is bound to leapfrog.
A former American Airlines mechanic who was arrested days before Sept. 11 for allegedly sabotaging an airplane who at the time said the act was part of a labor dispute and because he wanted overtime has terrorist ties and wanted Allah to harm non Muslims, prosecutors said Wednesday. Abdul Majeed Marouf Ahmed Alani, who is originally from Iraq but gained U.S. citizenship, had Islamic State videos on his phone, said Allah wanted to hurt non Muslims, and recently returned from a trip to Iraq, prosecutors said. The federal prosecutors presented the evidence at a bail hearing in Miami. Alani allegedly sabotaged a Boeing 737 carrying 150 passengers in July. A sensor detected the problem just before takeoff, and Alani was then paid overtime to fix the problem. But video also showed him inserting styrofoam into sensitive plane components to cause the problem, an FBI affidavit stated. American Airlines suspended Alani, and subsequently fired him. Out of my evil side, I wanted to do something, Alani admitted, according to Assistant U.S. Attorney Maria Medetis, The Associated Press reported. He could face 20 years in prison for willfully disabling an aircraft, but has not been charged with terrorism. His attorney, public defender Christian Dunham, asked for $200,000 bail, which he said would be secured by multiple relatives who are in the U.S. as well as former American Airlines co workers, the AP reported. The Federal Aviation Administration revoked his aircraft mechanic certificate, Dunham said. Judge Chris McAliley rejected bail, calling Alani s actions unconscionable. You may be very sympathetic to terrorists, she said. American Airlines has been engaged in a dispute with its unions, the Transport Workers Union of America and the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers. The airline went to court in August to allege that mechanics were intentionally slowing down work causing 900 flights to be canceled over the summer in order to gain leverage in contract negotiations. The judge ordered a permanent injunction against the union requiring it to work normally. The unions caused enormous financial losses to American, and untold harm in lost customer good will, American said in its filing, asking the judge to order the unions to pay for the canceled flights. When Alani was arrested, he reportedly told investigators his efforts were part of this slowdown, and the arrest coming days before the 18th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attack by jihadist terrorists was reported in the press as a labor dispute. Alani explained to law enforcement that he was upset at the stalled contract dispute between the union workers and America Airlines, and that this dispute had affected him financially. Alani claimed that he tampered with the Target Aircraft in order to cause a delay or have the flight cancelled in anticipation of obtaining overtime work, an FBI affidavit filed at the time of his arrest stated. Gary Peterson, a vice president at the Transport Workers Union, told CNBC of the sabotage: From a union standpoint we wouldn t condone even the thought of doing this. Peterson did not respond to a request from the Daily Caller News Foundation about why, then, former colleagues were according to Alani s lawyer willing to pay the bail for someone who said he sabotaged an aircraft as a result of the labor dispute. The public defender, Dunham, did not return a request asking how many TWU members offered to pay his bail and what their names were. We are cooperating with federal authorities in this investigation. The safety of our customers and team members remains our top priority, an American Airlines statement reads. American Airlines suspended Mr. Alani immediately after he was charged, and was terminated soon thereafter. Content created by The Daily Caller News Foundation is available without charge to any eligible news publisher that can provide a large audience. For licensing opportunities of our original content, please contact email #160;protected Image: Reuters. View the discussion thread. copy; Copyright 2019 Center for the National Interest All Rights Reserved
elon musk #8216;s aerospace company spaceX has requested NASA to provide it with potential landing sites on mars for its starship super spaceship. starship is spaceX s next generation spaceship meant to work within both earth and lunar orbit and eventually mars.
Raytheon Company (NYSE:RTN) and Fortive Corporation (NYSE:FTV) are the two most active stocks in the Aerospace Defense Products amp; Services industry based on today s trading volumes. To determine if one is a better investment than the other, we will compare the two companies growth, profitability, risk, return, and valuation characteristics, as well as their analyst ratings and sentiment signals. Companies that can consistently grow earnings at a high compound rate usually have the greatest potential to create value for shareholders in the long run. Analysts expect RTN to grow earnings at a 12.27% annual rate over the next 5 years. Comparatively, FTV is expected to grow at a 10.61% annual rate. All else equal, RTN s higher growth rate would imply a greater potential for capital appreciation.