"...Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told the press that implementation of the agreement would make the planned deployment of U.S. SM-3 missile interceptors in Romania and Poland unnecessary...."Reference: www.brookings.edu .
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
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Friday, November 15, 2013
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Wednesday, November 6, 2013
"...The Medium Extended Air Defense System (MEADS) intercepted and destroyed two simultaneous targets attacking from opposite directions during a stressing demonstration of its 360-degree air and missile defense (AMD) capabilities at White Sands Missile Range, N.M. The flight test achieved all criteria for success...."Reference: www.sacbee.com .
Monday, October 28, 2013
"...NATO Deputy Secretary General Ambassador Alexander Vershbow on Monday (28 October 2013) participated in a groundbreaking ceremony of the missile defence facility at the Deveselu airbase in southern Romania. “This facility will be an important part of NATO’s overall missile defences in Europe,” said Ambassador Vershbow...."Reference: www.nato.int .
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Mystery of the 'ghost cloud' solved: UFO sightings and strange hazes in the sky are traced back to a Russian missile launch
"...‘Saw something launch into space today. Not sure what it was but the cloud it left behind was pretty amazing,’ tweeted Nasa astronaut Mike Hopkins...."Reference: www.dailymail.co.uk .
Monday, October 7, 2013
Defense Contractors: Capture these lucrative missile warning, missile defense contract worth billions
"...An incredibly lucrative contract to provide missile warning, missile defense and other sensor systems to the United States Air Force may come up for competition for the first time in years..."Reference: www.wjla.com .
Monday, September 30, 2013
"...The ability to develop and purchase a major long-range missile defense system, meant to thwart long-range Iranian weapons, may be cut back because of financial restraints in the US ..."Reference: www.timesofisrael.com .
Sunday, September 29, 2013
"...Some Western defense analysts have said they were surprised by Turkey's decision, having expected the contract to go to Raytheon Co, a U.S. company that builds the Patriot missile, or the Franco/Italian Eurosam SAMP/T...."Reference: www.reuters.com .
Saturday, September 28, 2013
"...The SM-3 took out a target in which the launch time and bearing were not known and was the "most difficult target engaged to date," the Pentagon said in a release...."Reference: www.al.com .
Friday, September 27, 2013
"...The work will be performed in Huntsville. The grant was awarded by the Army Space and Missile Defense Command in Huntsville...."Reference: www.al.com .
Thursday, September 12, 2013
"...Boeing Co manages the Pentagon's existing program to deal with long-range missile threats, while Raytheon Co and Orbital Sciences Corp build the interceptors and rockets. It is not yet known which contractors would be involved in construction of any new site...."Reference: www.reuters.com .
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
"...The USS Decatur with its Aegis Weapon System detected and tracked the first target with its onboard AN/SPY-1 radar. The Aegis ballistic missile defense weapon system developed a fire control solution, launched a Standard Missile-3 Block IA missile, and successfully intercepted the target...."Reference: www.defense.gov .
Tuesday, September 3, 2013
"...Israel and the United States tested a new air-defense system on Tuesday morning, launching a missile from deep in the Mediterranean Sea..."Reference: www.nytimes.com .
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
"...In addition to Fiscal Year 2013 missile and command launch system production for the U.S. Army, the contract marks the first Foreign Military Sale of the PAC-3 Missile to Kuwait. Kuwait is the sixth international customer for the PAC-3 Missile. The contract includes production of 244 hit-to-kill PAC-3 Missiles, 72 launcher modification kits and associated tooling, as well as program management. ..."Reference: whnt.com .
Friday, August 2, 2013
"...Raytheon Co., Integrated Defense Systems, Woburn, Mass., is being awarded a contract modification (P00010) under indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract HQ0147-12-D-0005. The value of this contract modification is $402,880,000, increasing the total ceiling value from $307,580,000 to $710,460,000. ..."Reference: www.afcea.org .
Thursday, July 25, 2013
Tuesday, July 16, 2013
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Reference: www.latimes.com .
Tuesday, July 9, 2013
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Sunday, July 7, 2013
"...“An intercept was not achieved,” the statement said. “Program officials will conduct an extensive review to determine the cause or causes of any anomalies which may have prevented a successful intercept.” ..."Reference: www.nytimes.com .
Thursday, June 27, 2013
"...The $2 billion Sea-Based X-Band Radar recently left Pearl Harbor to take part in an upcoming test of the nation's ground-based ballistic missile defense system..."Reference: www.staradvertiser.com .
Sunday, June 23, 2013
"...The U.S. House of Representatives this month tripled President Barack Obama's request for boosting U.S. funding of Israeli missile defense systems from $96 million to $284 million. This followed earlier increases in U.S. support for the Israeli missile programs...."Reference: www.upi.com .
Friday, June 21, 2013
"...The Norwegian navy tests its new four-metre long, 880lb Naval Strike Missile by firing on one of its own ships, the KNM Trondheim, with spectacular results...."Reference: www.telegraph.co.uk .
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
New missile facility in Huntsville rolls out first completed SM-3 from Raytheon missile integration facility
"...Delivering both SM-3 and SM-6 interceptors, Raytheon's new $75 million, 70,000 square-foot, all-up-round production facility at Redstone Arsenal features advanced tools and the latest processes for missile production. The facility enables Raytheon to streamline processes, reduce costs and add value for the warfighter...."Reference: www.yourindustrynews.com .
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
"...Many of the industry’s biggest players have long had a significant presence in the state. Both Boeing and Lockheed Martin have had operations in Alabama for more than 50 years. Boeing maintains its Strategic Missile & Defense Systems headquarters in Huntsville, as well as its largest program, Ground-based Midcourse Defense. Huntsville also is home to Boeing Exploration Launch Systems, which oversees NASA’s Space Launch System and support to the International Space Station...."Reference: www.madeinalabama.com .
Wednesday, June 5, 2013
"...HUNTSVILLE, Alabama - The mysterious blob that appeared on radar screens over the Redstone Arsenal military base here Tuesday may have been caused by the release of a new form of ..."Reference: al.com .
Tuesday, June 4, 2013
"...a partial list of 37 breached programs, which included the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense weapon — a land-based missile defense system that was recently deployed to Guam to help counter the North Korean threat...."Reference: washingtonpost.com .
Sunday, June 2, 2013
"...Complete with escape hatches, warning signs, rooms filled with control panels, one bedroom, and one bath, the silo sits on 8.3 acres of upstate farm land with a beautiful waterfront view on to the foot of the Adirondack mountains...."Reference: www.dailymail.co.uk .
Sunday, May 19, 2013
"...North Korea fired a short-range missile into the Sea of Japan on Sunday, according to South Korea's semiofficial news agency Yonhap, citing a South Korean military official...."Reference: cnn.com .
Thursday, May 16, 2013
"... In the test, the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense 4.0 weapon system and a Standard Missile 3 Block IB missile intercepted a separating ballistic missile target over the Pacific Ocean. A separating short-range ballistic missile target was launched from the Pacific Missile Range Facility on Kauai, Hawaii, and flew northwest toward a broad ocean area. The USS Lake Erie detected and tracked the missile with its onboard AN/SPY-1 radar. ..."Reference: www.defense.gov .
Monday, May 13, 2013
"...HUNTSVILLE, Ala., May 13, 2013 – Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] and the U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA) have successfully tested a prototype air-launched Extended Medium-range Ballistic Missile (eMRBM) target at Yuma Proving Ground, Arizona...."Reference: www.lockheedmartin.com .
"...The U.S. Missile Defense Agency is evaluating potential missile-defense sites on the East Coast to fortify existing interceptor locations in Alaska and California...."Reference: www.military.com .
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
"...Seventeen Air Force officers with control over nuclear missiles have had that authority suspended after receiving poor reviews on their mastery of launch operations, ...."Reference: www.npr.org .
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Raytheon Missile Systems Co., Tucson, Arizona awarded a cost-plus-award-fee contract modification...
"...Raytheon Missile Systems Co., Tucson, Arizona is being awarded a cost-plus-award-fee modification (P00038) under contract (HQ0276-11-C-0002). The total not-to-exceed value of this effort is $28,310,153, increasing the total contract value from $660,771,762 to $689,081,915. Under this modification, the contractor will perform activity post-preliminary design review through software release for capability against multiple threats. The work will be performed in Tucson, Ariz., with an expected completion date of Sept. 30, 2015. This effort will be incrementally funded with fiscal 2012 through 2015 Research and Development funds. The modification is a sole-source acquisition. The Missile Defense Agency, Dahlgren, Va., is the contracting activity. ..."Reference: www.defense.gov .
Monday, May 6, 2013
"...The missiles that were the target of the Israeli raid had been shipped from Iran and were being stored in a warehouse at Damascus International Airport when they were struck, according to an American official. ..."Reference: www.nytimes.com .
Sunday, April 28, 2013
"...Raytheon Missile Systems, Southern Arizona's largest private employer, had first-quarter 2013 net sales of $1.45 billion, up 8 percent compared to $1.35 billion in the first quarter of 2012. The increase in net sales was primarily driven by higher sales on the Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) and Rolling Airframe Missile (RAM) programs...."Reference: azstarnet.com .
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
"...With the SM-3 IIB interceptor, Phase 4 would have provided an intercept capability against ICBMs launched at the U.S. homeland from the Middle East. But the SM-3 IIB program also experienced significant delays, in part due to the U.S. Congress underfunding this interceptor. So as you know, the SM-3 IIB interceptor will no longer be developed or procured. The United States will instead strengthen its homeland defense by procuring additional Ground Based Interceptors – GBIs- for deployment at our existing missile defense site in Fort Greely, Alaska...."Reference: www.state.gov .
"...This statement contradicts years of Russian officials’ objections to the presence of U.S. missiles near the Russian border, claiming they were being “pointed at” them. The claim is pure nonsense, as missile defense is a protective system, and is therefore not “pointed at” anyone...."Reference: heritage.org .
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
"...Talk about a bulletproof economy. This northern Alabama city represents critical mass for the nation's missile-defense and aerospace industries. The medical and life-sciences industries are thriving, too. Thousands of new jobs are pouring into town. ..."Reference: www.kiplinger.com .
Sunday, April 14, 2013
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
"...U.S. defense officials are "highly confident" that North Korea is planning the imminent launch of a medium-range missile, echoing warnings from South Korea that the probability of Pyongyang carrying out its threat is "very high."..."Reference: nbcnews.com .
Saturday, April 6, 2013
"...The unusual move follows recent warlike rhetoric from North Korea, which included a threat to attack U.S. bases in the Pacific...."Reference: nbcnews.com .
"...an unnamed spokesman for the North Korean army warned the U.S. Wednesday that its military has been cleared to wage an attack using "smaller, lighter and diversified nuclear" weapons...."Reference: www.foxnews.com .
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
"... US announced it was speeding the deployment of an advanced missile defence system to Guam in the next few weeks, two years ahead of schedule, in what the Pentagon said was ‘‘a precautionary move’’ to protect US naval and air forces from the threat of a North Korean missile attack...."Reference: www.smh.com.au .
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
"...will ask Congress for the authority to deploy 14 additional interceptor missiles in response to threats from North Korea. It is good to see President Barack Obama..."Reference: www.politico.com strengthens .
"...despite growing worldwide threats from ballistic missiles, the United States still does not have a comprehensive ballistic missile defense system...."Reference: heritage.org .
"...North Korea has ordered its military to be ready to strike US bases in Guam, Hawaii and mainland America, according to state TV...."Reference: news.sky.com .
Monday, March 25, 2013
"...Russian and U.S. defense chiefs signaled on Monday their intention to reconvene long-stalled missile defense talks, the Pentagon said, following a change..."Reference: yahoo.com .
Friday, March 22, 2013
"...Raytheon has discussed a possible pooling arrangement with three navies in northern Europe to make its SM-3 ballistic missile interceptor more affordable, according to a senior company executive...."Reference: www.defensenews.com .
"...budget pressures and the threat posed by North Korea's missile program led Hagel to announce last week that Washington was scrapping the fourth and final stage of the system, which would have deployed a more advanced version of the SM-3 interceptor in Poland and Romania within 10 years...."Reference: www.globalpost.com .