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Friday, February 5, 2016

Tokyo explains alert systems to be used if North Korea fires missile

Tokyo explains alert systems to be used if North Korea fires missile

"...The rocket, widely believed to be a cover for a long-range ballistic missile, would fly over part of the Sakishima island chain in Okinawa Prefecture, which includes the islands of Ishigaki and Miyako..."

Reference: www.japantimes.co.jp .

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Missile Defense Test Thursday at Vandenberg Won’t Include Intercept Attempt

Missile Defense Test Thursday at Vandenberg Won’t Include Intercept Attempt

"...A test launch for the missile-defense system is planned for Thursday at Vandenberg Air Force Base, but it won’t involve an intercept attempt. The U.S. Missile Defense Agency intends to conduct a test of a ground-based interceptor between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. from an underground silo on North Base..."

Reference: www.noozhawk.com .

Nuclear missile 'mishap' costs Air Force $1.8M

Nuclear missile 'mishap' costs Air Force $1.8M

"... Air Force officials did not specifically address whether radioactive material was released when the missile was damaged, but said the incident did not result in any injuries or threaten public safety. Further details about the nature of the "mishap" are murky, as the full report from the military's Accident Investigation Board remains classified ..."

Reference: www.ksl.com .

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Pentagon fastens lasers to military drones to zap missiles out of the skies

Pentagon fastens lasers to military drones to zap missiles out of the skies

"...The YAL-1 proved the concept of laser attacks on missiles but in practical terms the aircraft wasn't feasible. In order to get enough power to knock out missiles, it had to get very close to the target, making it vulnerable to attack. Now the Pentagon is investigating how to build the laser technology onto smaller drones that can loiter over a target for a long time ..."

Reference: www.theregister.co.uk .

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Huntsville Space & Missile Defense Command's mission continues to grow

Space & Missile Defense Command's mission continues to grow

"...The command, located at Huntsville’s Redstone Arsenal, is led by Lieutenant General David Mann who has recently been named the Army's Air and Missile Defense Enterprise integrator in support of the Army's vision for Force 2025 and beyond..."

Reference: www.waaytv.com .

Monday, January 4, 2016

Lockheed Martin Receives $528 Million THAAD Missile-Defense Contract

Lockheed Martin Receives $528 Million THAAD Missile-Defense Contract

"...The Missile Defense Agency awarded Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) a $528 million contract in December 2015 for production and delivery of interceptors for the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system. The new interceptors will support a growing number of U.S. Army THAAD units. ..."

Reference: www.prnewswire.com .

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Iran Missile Assault Near American Aircraft Carrier Shows U.S. Isn't Feared

Iran Shot Beside Aircraft Carrier Shows U.S. Isn't Feared

"...Iranian ship fires rockets within a mile of a U.S. aircraft carrier. Under President Obama's nuclear appeasement deal, the Iranians know they have little to fear from America..."

Reference: investors.com .

Monday, December 21, 2015

Israel completes final test of missile defense system amid heightened tensions with Hezbollah

Israel completes final test of missile defense system amid heightened tensions with Hezbollah

"...Israel said Monday it had successfully completed the final test of a joint U.S.-Israeli missile defense system before it is expected to become operational next year. The Defense Ministry said the David's Sling system had successfully intercepted targets in a series of tests conducted with the U.S. Missile Defense Agency, calling it the "final milestone."..."

Reference: www.usnews.com .

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Lockheed Martin Secures $1.1B Contract for PAC-3 Missiles

Lockheed Martin Secures $1.1B Contract for PAC-3 Missiles

"...Per the contract, which also involves foreign military sales (“FMS”), Lockheed Martin will build and deliver PAC-3 and PAC-3 MSE interceptors for the U.S. Army, and..."

Reference: www.zacks.com .

New missile age calls for updated missile defense

New missile age calls for updated missile defense

"...Some critics of missile defense might call this a failed test but if they do such critics are missing the whole point of having a layered ballistic missile defense system (BMDS). No interceptor will perform with 100 percent accuracy every time it is fired at its target. This is why there should be redundancies built into the overall system, and it is why the defensive systems should also have multiple site deployments and a high number of interceptors to shoot at would-be incoming missiles..."

Reference: thehill.com .

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Iran's October missile test violated U.N. ban - expert panel

Iran's October missile test violated U.N. ban - expert panel

"...Iran violated a U.N. Security Council resolution in October by test-firing a missile capable of delivering a nuclear warhead, a team of sanctions monitors said, leading to calls in the U.S. Congress on Tuesday for more sanctions on Tehran..."

Reference: www.reuters.com .

Friday, December 11, 2015

Crowds gather for newly-upgraded Patriot Missile Test

Crowds gather for newly-upgraded Patriot Missile Test

"... after launch, the Juno was intercepted and destroyed in the sky above White Sands Missile Range..."

Reference: www.wrex.com .

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Israel says Arrow 3 missile shield aces test, hitting target in space

Israel says Arrow 3 missile shield aces test, hitting target in space

"...Israel's upgraded Arrow ballistic missile shield passed a full interception test on Thursday, hitting a target in space meant to simulate the trajectory of the long-range weapons..."

Reference: www.reuters.com .

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Defense Stock Roundup: Lockheed to Upgrade Singapore Air Force's F-16s, Huntington Ingalls to Build LPD 28

Defense Stock Roundup: Lockheed to Upgrade Singapore Air Force's F-16s, Huntington Ingalls to Build LPD 28

"...The prime defense contractor did not stop there. It won a big modification contract from the U.S. Air Force for its Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile (JASSM) program. The contract also includes FMS to Poland and Finland. JASSM is a stealthy, precision-guided cruise missile with a penetrating blast-fragmentation warhead (read more: Lockheed Martin Wins $302M JASSM Modification Contract)..."

Reference: www.zacks.com .

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Report: Russia delivers missile systems to Iran

Report: Russia delivers missile systems to Iran

"...Officials said last month that Russia and Iran finalized the contract for their delivery. The S-300 deal has long worried Israel and other countries in the region, as well as the U.S., which see it as destabilizing..."

Reference: www.washingtonpost.com .

Japan considers introduction of new U.S. system for defense against North Korean missiles

Japan considers introduction of new U.S. system for defense against North Korean missiles

"...The Defense Ministry is also considering deploying the Aegis-based SM-3 system on the ground, the sources said. The ministry has already asked Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. to conduct research on how to operate the THAAD system and ground-based SM-3 interceptors..."

Reference: www.japantimes.co.jp .

Poland’s New Govt Rethinks Patriot Missiles, Airbus Choppers

Poland’s New Govt Rethinks Patriot Missiles, Airbus Choppers

"...Poland’s new conservative government on Wednesday called into question the previous liberal cabinet’s choice of US-made Patriot missiles and Airbus helicopters for a multi-billion-euro military upgrade..."

Reference: jpupdates.com .

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Retired Raytheon chairman donates $10 million to Cal Poly golf

Retired Raytheon chairman donates $10 million to Cal Poly golf

"...Retired Raytheon Company chairman William H. (Bill) Swanson and his wife, Cheryl, have made the largest single donation in the history of Cal Poly sports — $10.2 million to the university’s golf program..."

Reference: www.sanluisobispo.com .

Lockheed Gets Contract Modification to Update Aegis BMD on Navy Ships

Lockheed Gets Contract Modification to Update Aegis BMD on Navy Ships

"...The company will perform work in New Jersey, Massachusetts and Virginia through September 2016 under the service branch’s Aegis Modernization Advanced Capability Build program, the Defense Department said Monday..."

Reference: executivebiz.com .

The Marshall Islands Are Disappearing

The Marshall Islands Are Disappearing

"...On defense matters, the Marshall Islands’ strategic value to the United States no longer rests on the Pacific nuclear testing grounds but on Kwajalein, the largest of the Marshall atolls, which is home to the Ronald Reagan Ballistic Missile Defense Test Site. The 1,200 Americans who live on the base launch missiles, operate space weapons programs and track NASA research, supported by an annual budget of $182 million. About 900 Marshallese workers take a ferry to the base every day to support them..."

Reference: www.nytimes.com .

Sunday, November 8, 2015

UFO scares are the price we pay for secret missile tests, expert says

UFO scares are the price we pay for secret missile tests, expert says

"...The confusion and social media uproar that erupted Saturday night as a mysterious white cone of light coursed across the night sky is an unfortunate but necessary tradeoff, Thompson added..."

Reference: www.latimes.com .

Mysterious Fireball Off the Coast of Southern California

Mysterious light in sky explained

"...a strange light seen in the sky over Southern California and Arizona. Many people posted similar videos on social media Saturday night, using the hashtags "UFO" and "comet."..."

Reference: wgntv.com .

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Pentagon to suspend JLENS blimp program

Pentagon to suspend JLENS blimp program

"...The Pentagon announced it is indefinitely suspending its JLENS program a week after one of its blimps broke free of its tether and floated from Aberdeen Proving Ground into Pennsylvania..."

Reference: www.wbaltv.com .

Hawaii rocket carrying satellite fails after takeoff

Hawaii rocket carrying satellite fails after takeoff

"...The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports the Air Force confirmed the failure of the Super Strypi rocket at Kauai's Pacific Missile Range Facility on Tuesday..."

Reference: www.foxnews.com .

Sunday, November 1, 2015

U.S. completes complex test of layered missile defense system

U.S. completes complex test of layered missile defense system

"...The test was conducted near Wake Island in the western Pacific Ocean around 11:05 p.m. EDT by the U.S. Missile Defense Agency, U.S. European Command, U.S. Pacific Command, the Ballistic Missile Defense System Operational Test Agency and the Joint Functional Component Command for Integrated Missile Defense..."

Reference: news.yahoo.com .

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

JLENS Grounds in Pennsylvania Dutch Country

The military lost control of a giant, unmanned surveillance blimp

"...The blimp wreaked plenty of havoc. Frederick Hunsinger, the Public Safety Director for Columbia County, PA, said in an interview that the blimp’s heavy tether dragged 20 miles across his county. While there were no injuries within county borders, the damage caused 35,000 to lose electricity, he said. Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania canceled classes as a result; 9-1-1 phone lines were overwhelmed..."

Reference: www.washingtonpost.com .

Military Blimp Breaks Free From Tether in Maryland

Military Blimp Breaks Free From Tether in Maryland

JLENS
"... 'Emergency personnel are tracking the aerostat which is still aloft in [sic] moving toward Pennsylvania,' according to the Aberdeen Proving Ground, the U.S. Army facility. The full name of the blimp -- known as an aerostat -- is a Joint Land Attack Cruise Missile Defense Elevated Netted Sensor System (JLENS) and it is used to detect cruise missiles around Washington DC. ..."
Reference: abcnews.go.com .

Why the US sent a missile destroyer into Chinese-claimed waters and didn't run when ordered to leave

Why the US sent a missile destroyer into Chinese-claimed waters

"...The goal, according to the US, was to challenge China's claims over what are generally understood to be international waters. China was furious. A spokesperson said the Lassen "illegally entered" the waters and "threatened China’s sovereignty and security interests." On Tuesday, China sent two ships — the missile destroyer Lanzhou and patrol boat Taizhou — to the area and told the American ship to get out. The Americans ignored them..."

Reference: www.vox.com .

Friday, October 9, 2015

Raytheon thinking big by developing tiny missiles

Raytheon thinking big by developing tiny missiles

"...a tiny guided missile a soldier can launch from a rifle-mounted grenade launcher. Meet the Pike, a 17-inch-long, laser-guided munition that Tucson-based Raytheon Missile Systems..."

Reference: tucson.com .

Defense Secretary Confirms Russian Missiles Crashed in Iran

Defense Secretary Confirms Russian Missiles Crashed in Iran

"...The U.S. has indications that four Russian cruise missiles crashed in Iran rather than Syria, suggesting there were malfunctions, Defense Secretary Ash Carter confirmed Friday..."

Reference: abcnews.go.com .

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Iran claims Russia has started delivery of S-300 missile defense system

Iran claims Russia has started delivery of S-300 missile defense system

"...Netanyahu said that he told Putin in “no uncertain terms” that Israel would not tolerate Tehran’s efforts to arm Israel’s enemies in the region, and that Jerusalem had taken and would continue to take action against any such attempts..."

Reference: www.timesofisrael.com .

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Multinational Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) Conference in Seville, Spain is 6 - 8 October 2015

Multinational Ballistic Missile Defense Conference

"...Online registration is now closed. You may register onsite beginning Monday, 5 October 2015, 1600-1900 hrs at the Barceló Sevilla Renacimiento. Delegates attending this year’s conference will have the opportunity to hear views from various nations on key issues facing the missile defense community and discuss national policies and operational issues related to defeating ballistic missile threats. Expected attendance includes government and industry representatives from more than 20 nations. The material presented on the opening day of this conference will be appropriate for public dissemination, though media will not be in attendance..."

Reference: www.aiaa.org .

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Iran says it shot down reconnaissance drone as officials unveil updated missile

Iran says it shot down reconnaissance drone as officials unveil updated missile

"...the unmanned aircraft was shot down in recent days after it “confronted” the air defense missile system. He did not say which country the drone belonged to, or give specifics on the timing..."

Reference: www.theguardian.com .

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Second Airship Launched in Test of Missile Defense System

Second Airship Launched in Test of Missile Defense System

"...On Wednesday, The North American Aerospace Defense Command launched the second of two helium-filled airships near Baltimore to test an East Coast missile defense system. The launch at the Army's Aberdeen Proving Ground completes the aerial part of the Joint Land Attack Cruise Missile Defense Elevated Netted Sensor System, or JLENS..."

Reference: abcnews.go.com .

North Korea Declares 'Quasi-State of War' with South

North Korea Declares 'Quasi-State of War' with South

"...North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has placed his military on high-alert and declared a "quasi-state of war" in frontline areas Friday after North and South Korea exchanged artillery fire near the border. ..."

Reference: www.voanews.com .

Monday, August 10, 2015

Space & Missile Defense Conference

Issues To Watch At Space & Missile Defense Conference: Heritage

"...Monday marks the beginning of the Army-centric Space and Missile Defense Symposium, an annual conference in Huntsville, Ala. Here are a few topics likely to generate conference buzz..."

Reference: breakingdefense.com .

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Navy missile built in Huntsville passes ‘first-of-its-kind’ test

Navy missile built in Huntsville passes ‘first-of-its-kind’ test

"...Following the SM-6’s interception of a ballistic missile target, three additional test events were conducted over the next four days, the MDA said. MDA said Monday the Multi-Mission Warfare flight test events featured the Aegis Baseline 9.C1 weapon system configuration and the Standard Missile-6 Dual I and Standard Missile-2 Block IV missiles launched from USS John Paul Jones..."

Reference: www.tjcnewspaper.com .

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Here's what a failed missile launch from a US Navy ship looks like

Here's what a failed missile launch from a US Navy ship looks like

"...While there were no reported injuries, the blast from the Raytheon Standard Missile-2 did create a small fire on the port side of the ship..."

Reference: www.businessinsider.com .

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Lockheed Martin (LMT) Announces Receipt of $1.5B U.S. Missile Defense Contract

Lockheed Martin (LMT) Announces Receipt of $1.5B U.S. Missile Defense Contract

"...The contract includes PAC-3 and PAC-3 MSE interceptor deliveries for the U.S. Army, and Foreign Military Sales of PAC-3 interceptors, associated equipment and spares for the Republic of Korea, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Taiwan and the United Arab Emirates..."

Reference: www.streetinsider.com .

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Missile Defense Cuts Leaves US Open To ICBM Attack From Iran

Obama Missile Defense Cuts Leaves US Open To ICBM Attack From Iran

"...Lawmakers on the hill cite grave concerns that President Obama is cutting desperately needed Inter Continental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) defenses that protect the United States while his administration is only helping Iran further develop ways to launch ICBM attacks on America..."

Reference: dailycaller.com .

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Netanyahu: by removing sanctions, the deal will "reward the terrorist regime in Iran"

Negotiators reach historic nuclear agreement with Iran

"...he said that by removing sanctions, the deal will "reward the terrorist regime in Iran" with hundreds of billions of dollars to support a worldwide terrorism network. "This cash bonanza will fuel Iran's terrorism worldwide, its aggression in the region and its efforts to destroy Israel, which are ongoing," the prime minister noted..."

Reference: www.ynetnews.com .

Monday, July 13, 2015

Israel to Arm Some Commercial Jets with Missile-Defense Systems

Israel to Arm Some Commercial Jets with Missile-Defense Systems

"...Due to the increasing threat coming from rocket strikes from both the Sinai Peninsula and the Gaza Strip, Israel has decided to harness planes bound for its resort city of Eilat with anti-missile defensive systems..."

Reference: www.breitbart.com .

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Javelin Missile Demonstrates Extended Range and Versatility During Tests

Javelin Missile Demonstrates Extended Range and Versatility During Tests

"...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 .

Friday, June 5, 2015

Navy wants more Raytheon missiles completed at Redstone Arsenal

Navy wants more Raytheon missiles completed at Redstone Arsenal

"...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

GAO: U.S. missile defense rockets have serious technical glitch

U.S. missile defense rockets have serious technical glitch, watchdog says

"...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 .

Northrop Grumman, US Army Achieve Ballistic Missile Intercept in Inaugural Flight Test

Northrop Grumman, US Army Achieve Ballistic Missile Intercept in Inaugural Flight Test

"...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

US missile cruiser sets Subic visit

US missile cruiser sets Subic visit

"...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

Feds pick Clear Air Force Station for new missile defense system

Feds pick Clear Air Force Station for new missile defense system

"...“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

Teledyne to provide missile defense test and evaluation services

"...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

Bill would require updates on Russian Missile Sales

Bill Seeks Info on Russian Missile Sales

"...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 .