"...Each of the three Javelin missiles used during the tests at Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Alabama, was fired from a different launcher or platform – from a Command Launch Unit (CLU); from a vehicle using a Remote Weapon Station (RWS); and from the U.S. Army's recently deployed Containerized Weapon System (CWS), also using a RWS. The CLU-launched missile hit a target at 4,000 meters, while the vehicle-launched and CWS-launched missiles hit targets positioned at 1,100 meters and 700 meters, respectively. ..."Reference: www.prnewswire.com .
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Friday, June 5, 2015
"...Raytheon announced this week the Navy awarded the company an additional $149 million for 74 Standard Missile-6 all up rounds, spares containers and services...."Reference: www.al.com .
Monday, June 1, 2015
"...Investigators say unsuitable material was used to produce the wiring harnesses -- which supply power to the rocket's guidance system -- making them vulnerable to corrosion in the often damp, moldy conditions in underground silos. ..."Reference: www.upi.com .
"...WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE, N.M. - The U.S. Army and Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) took a significant step toward the objective for integrated air and missile defense (IAMD) when a ballistic missile was destroyed using the IAMD Battle Command System (IBCS) in its first flight test...."Reference: thomasnet.com .
Friday, May 29, 2015
"...The warship is also capable of employing two SH-60 Seahawk multi-purpose helicopters, used primarily for anti-submarine warfare. The USS Shiloh is part of the forward-deployed Naval Forces of the U.S. Seventh Fleet..."Reference: manilastandardtoday.com .
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
"...“I am greatly pleased with this announcement to station the Long Range Discrimination Radar at Clear Air Force Station,” said Sen. Dan Sullivan. “Not only will this project -- the very first of its kind -- greatly improve the combat effectiveness of our nation’s missile defense system, but it will also bring hundreds of millions of dollars to Interior Alaska.”..."Reference: www.adn.com .
Sunday, May 3, 2015
A Teledyne subsidiary has received a U.S. military task order for the test and evaluation of missile defense weapon systems
"...Test and evaluation services for U.S. missile defense weapon systems are to be performed by Teledyne Brown Engineering Inc. under a $64.7 million task order. ..."Reference: www.upi.com .
Monday, April 27, 2015
"...To that end, the panel would "require that the secretary study not fewer than three sites in the EUCOM area of responsibility for the deployment of a THAAD battery, in the event one is determined to be necessary." It would require the same for "not fewer than three" Patriot air defense systems there...."Reference: www.defensenews.com .
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
"...“More capabilities in space mean more capabilities here on earth,” said Tory Bruno, president and CEO of United Launch Alliance. “Because the Next Generation Launch System will be the highest-performing, most cost-efficient rocket on the market, it will open up new opportunities for the nation’s use of space. Whether it is scientific missions, medical advancements, national security or new economic opportunities for businesses, ULA’s new Vulcan rocket is a game-changer in terms of creating endless possibilities in space.” ..."Reference: www.ulalaunch.com .
Thursday, April 9, 2015
"...The Government of Pakistan has requested a possible sale of 15 AH-1Z Viper Attack Helicopters...1000 AGM-114 R Hellfire II Missiles in containers...17 AN/AAR-47 Missile Warning Systems, 17 AN/ALE-47 Countermeasure Dispenser Sets, 18 AN/APR-39C(V)2 Radar Warning Receivers, 15 Joint Mission Planning Systems, and 17 M197 20mm Gun Systems. ..."Reference: www.seapowermagazine.org .
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
"...MDA is also rightly targeting a longer-term solution in the "multiple kill vehicle," but Congress should resist any urge to skip the critical interim step of developing and deploying the redesigned kill vehicle by 2018. This redesign is hardly a "band-aid" as some have reported; it will provide performance enhancements and reliability upgrades by leveraging existing Standard Missile-3 technology. This is the lowest-risk, lowest-cost option to ensure our homeland is protecting in the near-term. ..."Reference: thehill.com .
"...No sensor is installed in the missile’s nose, which means it is guided by a GPS/INS navigation system. Therefore, its accuracy is estimated at about 50 meters. “It is equipped with a Doppler-pulse radar, which compares measurements to a pre-programmed map, enabling it to follow the terrain at an altitude of 300 ft. in the last stages of flight,” an intelligence official says...."Reference: aviationweek.com .
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Combatant Commanders gain new ballistic missile defense capability through 'threat upgrade' software
"...For the first time ever, Raytheon has begun enhancing Standard Missile-3 Block IBs with 'threat upgrade' software, giving the weapon's kill vehicle the ability to hunt down more complicated, more lethal targets. ..."Reference: www.prnewswire.com .
Monday, March 9, 2015
"... High quality global journalism requires investment. Please share this article with others using the link below, do not cut & paste the article. Lockheed is hoping Germany and Poland will be the first customers for Meads, in what the company estimates could be a market worth as much as $100bn over the next 15 years. More more than 30 countries are seen as likely to invest in new or upgraded missile defence systems over this period. ..."Reference: www.ft.com .
"... THAAD units are equipped with a high-technology radar capable known as the AN/TPY-2. The X-band radar can spot, track, and identify ballistic missile launches over long distances and very high altitudes. The radar also could be used for “cooperative engagement” missile defense ..."Reference: freebeacon.com .
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Lt. Gen. David Mann, commander of the Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command spoke Feb. 3 at the annual membership luncheon of the Air, Space and Missile Defense Association.
"...“Right now we know that 22 countries have ballistic missiles. Nine of these states possess, or are suspected of possessing, nuclear weapons. At least 75 countries are developing unmanned aerial vehicles and out of that, 20 of them are trying to arm those platforms.” ..."Reference: www.theredstonerocket.com
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
"...The MDA earned a rating of Excellent from the Command Cyber Readiness Inspection (CCRI) conducted on the Missile Defense Integration and Operations Center (MDIOC) ..."Reference: www.c4isrnet.com .
Monday, February 2, 2015
"...the game, called Strike Group Defender: The Missile Matrix, calls on sailors to make split-second decisions in order to dodge missiles fired at a Navy ship. ..."Reference: dailycaller.com .
Government-led effort to redesign a Raytheon "kill vehicle" used in the ground-based missile defense system
"...The Air Force initially chose Raytheon to develop a separate long-range radar but is now reevaluating bids received from all three firms after Lockheed and Northrop protested the initial decision. ..."Reference: .
Monday, December 22, 2014
"...The system is called JLENS, short for Joint Land Attack Cruise Missile Defense Elevated Netted Sensor System. The radar is used to spot missiles or “swarming boats” filled with explosives from as far away as 340 miles...."Reference: rt.com .
Monday, December 1, 2014
Raytheon is expanding a futuristic factory in Huntsville where SM-3 and SM-6 missiles are assembled.
"...Lockheed Martin is adding an annex to produce cruise missiles at its Pike County plant, where the Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile is made. Lockheed Martin also makes unmanned aerial systems in Huntsville. Raytheon is expanding a futuristic factory in Huntsville where SM-3 and SM-6 missiles are assembled...."Reference: www.pfonline.com .
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
"...As part of a $7.3 billion FMS case between Qatar and the United States, the Air Force -- specifically the Battle Management Directorate here at Hanscom -- will develop an Air and Missile Defense Operations Center, or ADOC, and provide the integration necessary for both U.S. and foreign ground-based air and missile defense systems...."Reference: www.afmc.af.mil .
Monday, November 24, 2014
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Sunday, November 9, 2014
"...The United States successfully tested the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense, or BMD, system over the Pacific Ocean on Thursday, simultaneously destroying one ballistic missile target and two cruise missile targets, the U.S. Missile Defense Agency, or MDA, announced in a statement...."Reference: www.ibtimes.com .
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
"...The contract provides for the delivery of U.S. government THAAD launchers, support equipment, fire control and communication spares, and launcher spares...."Reference: www.onlineamd.com .
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
"...the offbeat home listing and takes viewers on a tour of the three missile bunkers, which were used in the 1950s to house rocket-propelled warheads...."Reference: www.usatoday.com .
Monday, September 29, 2014
United Arab Emirates Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) modification to an existing contract
"...Lockheed Martin Corp., Missiles and Fire Control, Dallas, Texas, has been awarded an $11,090,210 firm-fixed-price modification to an existing contract for United Arab Emirates Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) foreign military sales spares...."Reference: www.magnoliareporter.com .
Monday, September 8, 2014
"...Gen. Yuri Yakubov, a senior Defense Ministry official, was quoted by the state-run Interfax news agency as saying that Russia’s 2010 military doctrine should be revised to identify the United States and the NATO alliance as enemies, and clearly outline the conditions for a preemptive nuclear strike against them...."Reference: freebeacon.com .
Monday, September 1, 2014
Hargreaves: former nuclear missile silo in Wamego netted chemicals to produce millions of doses of LSD
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Wednesday, August 27, 2014
"...A test of a new Army weapon failed 4 seconds into flight from the Kodiak Launch Complex early Monday when the rocket went awry and was blown to bits by flight controllers...."Reference: www.adn.com .
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
"... inside the fences of the Redstone Arsenal — a sprawling Army base just minutes from downtown Huntsville — is where defense giant Raytheon assembles ship-launched missile interceptors..."Reference: rocketcity-us.blogspot.com
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Saturday, August 23, 2014
"...A SpaceX rocket exploded Friday during a test flight in McGregor, Texas, after an anomaly was detected in the vehicle, the company said...."Reference: www.usatoday.com .
Sunday, August 10, 2014
"...The expected completion date is Aug. 7, 2017. Fiscal 2014 procurement funds are being obligated at time of award. The contract was a sole-source acquisition and one offer was received. The Missile Defense Agency, Huntsville, Alabama, is the contracting activity...."Reference: www.magnoliareporter.com .
Thursday, August 7, 2014
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Thursday, July 10, 2014
"...More than 250 rockets have been fired out of Gaza toward Israel in that time, the IDF said. Israel uses the Iron Dome system only against rockets headed toward populated areas. If one appears to be headed for an empty field, the dome does not activate...."Reference: www.cnn.com .
Thursday, July 3, 2014
Modification to a Previous Presolicitation Notice - A-- BROAD AGENCY ANNOUNCEMENT W9113M-09-0001-2014 FOR NEW AND INNOVATIVE IDEAS FOR SPACE AND MISSILE DEFENSE TECHNOLOGY
Modification to a Previous Presolicitation Notice - A-- BROAD AGENCY ANNOUNCEMENT W9113M-09-0001-2014 FOR NEW AND INNOVATIVE IDEAS FOR SPACE AND MISSILE DEFENSE TECHNOLOGY
"...The SMDC announces interest in receiving research, development, and technology maturation white papers/proposals with technical, management, and cost consideration. White papers/proposals submitted should include new ideas for advanced and innovative concepts as well as prototype hardware and software for current and emerging space and missile defense science and technology. The SMDC conducts space, directed energy, missile defense, cruise missile defense and related technology research and development for the Army, Missile Defense Agency, Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization, Office of the Secretary of Defense High Energy Laser Joint Technology Office, and other defense-related government agencies. Furthermore, SMDC plans and executes missile defense test and evaluation programs and related analysis and is interested in pursuing opportunities for technical cooperation and partnerships with academia, industry, and international organizations. 3. Invitation to Submit Proposals The SMDC is interested in receiving white papers/proposals for the basic and applied research efforts described under this BAA. This announcement is an expression of interest only and does not commit the Government to make any award or to pay for any response preparation costs. The cost of proposal preparation for response to a BAA is not considered an allowable direct charge to any resultant contract or any other contract;..."Reference: insurancenewsnet.com .
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
"...kill-vehicle launched Sunday from the Lompoc base successfully struck a long-range ballistic missile launched from the Marshall Islands in the South Pacific as part of an ongoing missile defense program..."Reference: www.independent.com .
Monday, June 16, 2014
"... At the hearing, however, Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, referred to the test as being June 22. Officials won’t confirm the test date until the Air Force has issued notices to aviators and mariners..."Reference: www.noozhawk.com .
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
"...Miltec Corp. of Huntsville was awarded a $44 million contract for labor, materiel and research and development on the Advanced Hypersonic Weapon - Technology Demonstration for Space and Missile Defense Command. The contract covers work through June 2019 and will take place in Huntsville...."Reference: www.al.com .
Saturday, June 7, 2014
The strategic ground is shifting: US needs to enhance missile defense to counter North Korean threat
"...many in Washington and Seoul to believe that the DPRK is planning to conduct its fourth nuclear test and/or another long-range missile test to enhance the credibility of its nuclear deterrent. But while public attention is once again on the idea of a North Korean nuclear-tipped ICBM that could threaten the continental United States, the strategic ground is shifting...."Reference: thediplomat.com .
Wednesday, June 4, 2014
"...U.S. Air Force RC-135U aircraft flying on a routine mission over the Sea of Okhotsk was intercepted by a Russian Su-27 Flanker aircraft. The Russian aircraft turned and "showed its belly" to the U.S. crew so they could see it was armed with missiles..."
Reference: www.cnn.com .
Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Army Integrated Air and Missile Defense Project Office, Northrop Grumman and Raytheon serves with Habitat for Humanity in Huntsville
"...On April 26, several members, friends and family of the Army Integrated Air and Missile Defense Project Office partnered with their counterparts from Northrop Grumman and Raytheon to serve at the Habitat for Humanity in Huntsville...."Reference: www.theredstonerocket.com .
Thursday, May 22, 2014
"...The mysterious lights that Hawaii residents saw in the Tuesday night sky was indeed the shifting contrails of the Aegis missile that was being tested on Kauai..."Reference: www.kitv.com
Medium Extended Air Defense System Mode 5 Identification Friend or Foe subsystem has received full certification
"...The Multifunction Fire Control Radar is a 360-degree X-band, solid-state, phased array radar that provides precision tracking and wideband discrimination and classification capabilities. Both radars provide threat-detection capability against highly maneuverable, low-signature threats, including short- and medium-range ballistic missiles, cruise missiles and other air-breathing threats...."Reference: www.financial-news.co.uk .
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Missile Defense is a good economic partner; Greely Missile-defense Base Could Launch Construction Boom
"...Work on an $80 million structure at Fort Greely’s missile-defense base is expected to begin by midsummer. But it’ll be mostly design work; military officials say major construction on the project probably won’t get going until next summer. ..."Reference: kuac.org .
Sunday, May 4, 2014
"...The US-Korea Institute at Johns Hopkins University said images of the North's main rocket launch site suggested one "and maybe more" tests of what was probably the first stage of a KN-08 road-mobile ICBM...."Reference: www.theguardian.com .
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
"..."The SM-3 Block IB's completion of initial operational testing last year set the stage for a rapid deployment to theater," said Dr. Taylor W. Lawrence, president of Raytheon Missile Systems. "The SM-3's highly successful test performance gives combatant commanders around the world the confidence they need to counter the growing ballistic missile threat." ..."Reference: www.al.com .
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
"...For reasons a senior defense official said included North Korean provocations, treaty commitments to Japan and U.S. national security interests, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said today that the United States will send Japan two more Aegis-equipped ballistic-missile defense ships by 2017...."Reference: www.defense.gov .
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
"...The failed intercept last July involved the earlier version of the Raytheon kill vehicle, which failed to separate from the third stage of the booster rocket. Eventually both versions will be replaced by the new kill vehicle..."Reference: www.reuters.com .