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Tuesday, September 5, 2017

North Korea mountain used as nuclear test site at risk of collapsing, Chinese scientist says

North Korea mountain used as nuclear test site at risk of collapsing, Chinese scientist says

"...A mountain in North Korea believed to have served as the site of five of the rogue regime’s nuclear tests -- including Sunday’s supposed hydrogen bomb explosion -- is at risk of collapsing and leaking radiation into the region, a Chinese scientist said Monday..."

Reference: www.foxnews.com .

Friday, September 1, 2017

Why Didn’t the US Shoot Down That North Korean Missile?

Why Didn’t the US Shoot Down That North Korean Missile?

"...North Korea launched another medium-range missile on Monday, this one right over Japan. Despite Defense Secretary Jim Mattis’ threats to shoot down missiles aimed at Guam and President Donald Trump’s Pyongyang-aimed bluster, the United States and Japan let it fly. Why?..."

Reference: www.defenseone.com .

Friday, August 25, 2017

The USS McCain Tragedy Has A Dire Impact On US Missile Defenses

The USS McCain Tragedy Has A Dire Impact On US Missile Defenses

"...The Aegis defense system works as part of a broader U.S. missile defense architecture comprised of space and land-based sensors. For example, destroyers can be positioned around the Korean peninsula to detect ballistic missile launches; those same ships can also be outfitted with SM-3 interceptors that are capable of destroying ballistic missiles during their midcourse phase of flight — that is, when they’re in space. Ballistic missile defense is not as simple as positioning a couple of DDGs around a contested region..."

Reference: taskandpurpose.com .

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Who's at fault when ships collide?: USS John McCain guided-missile destroyer collision with Alnic MC

USS John McCain destroyer: Who's at fault when ships collide?

"...A collision between US Navy warship USS John McCain and oil tanker Alnic MC, that left 10 sailors missing in waters east of Singapore and the Straits of Malacca, begs the question: whose job is it to stop ships crashing into each other? The rules for ships at sea are known as the COLREGS or the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea..."

Reference: www.abc.net.au .

Boeing will help develop new nuclear missiles in Huntsville

Boeing will help develop new nuclear missiles in Huntsville

"...Boeing will develop a preliminary design for a new intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), with some of the work being done right here in Huntsville, according to a news release Monday..."

Reference: whnt.com .

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Report Says Missile Defense Test Failed Because Sailor Pushed The Wrong Button

Report Says Missile Defense Test Failed Because Sailor Pushed The Wrong Button

"...A high profile and high stakes test of Raytheon's new SM-3 Block IIA interceptor and the Aegis Combat System against an intermediate range ballistic missile failed last June. The misfire occurred not because a high-tech sensor broke down or the missile's infrared hit-to-kill vehicle got confused, but because..."

Reference: www.thedrive.com .

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Sorting hype from reality in wake of North Korea’s latest missile test

Sorting hype from reality in wake of North Korea’s latest missile test

"...As always with North Korea, however, it is hard to tell how wide the gulf is between reality and rhetoric. Analysts, for instance, believe the latest missile may be able to hit Alaska, a marked improvement on past efforts and potentially placing it in the intercontinental ballistic missile category, but far from backing North Korea’s claim it can now “strike anywhere on Earth.” Skeptics will also ask how North Korea can claim mastery of such a complicated technology after only one test..."

Reference: www.japantimes.co.jp .

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Pentagon: Missile Threats Are Rising Around The World, Not Just In North Korea

Pentagon: Missile Threats Are Rising Around The World, Not Just In North Korea

"...China tested a new intercontinental ballistic missile — the DF-5C — with 10 warheads in January, and there have been rumors that another developmental Chinese ICBM has already been deployed. China conducted its seventh successful test of the DF-41 with two inert warheads last spring. The Chinese armed forces are expected to substantially increase the number of warheads on the ICBMs capable of threatening the continental U.S. over the next few years, the new Pentagon report suggests..."

Reference: dailycaller.com

TAGS: DF-16, China's missile capabilities, DF-5C, DF-41, intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), DF-21D, DF-26, hypersonic glide vehicle (HGV), Zircon, Shabab-3, Iranian Shihab 3 missiles, Fateh-110 Missile, North Korea, .

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Redstone Arsenal, Home to AMCOM, Current Possible Active Shooter Situation

Redstone Arsenal, Home to AMCOM, Current Possible Active Shooter Situation

"...Local media reporting a possible active shooter in place at Redstone Arsenal. The possible location is in or near the Sparkman Center, buildings 5301 -5308 are currently being cleared. 'Run, Hide, Fight' order has been issued. Gates to Redstone Arsenal are presently closed. Situation still active and ongoing at this time. Gate 9 is ..."

Reference: Follow Rocket City News for updates .

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Zombie-proof condos all sold out in Kansas, Canadians still have options

Zombie-proof condos all sold out in Kansas, Canadians still have options

"...The silo was build to withstand a nuclear explosion and according to Rocket City News is considered to be "one of the strongest structures built by man." "Construction is well under..."

Reference: Rocket City News .

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Successful US missile defense system test

Pentagon successfully tests missile defense system amid rising concerns about North Korea

"...The rocket launch, from Vandenberg Air Force Base, 60 miles northwest of Santa Barbara, unfolded in the early afternoon under cloudy conditions. The target missile was launched from thousands of miles away, at Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands. The director of the U.S. Missile Defense Agency, Vice Adm. James D. Syring, called the intercept “an incredible accomplishment..."

Reference: www.latimes.com .

Friday, May 26, 2017

Senators turn to space for next step in missile defense

Senators turn to space for next step in missile defense

"...Schatz is one of the most liberal members of the Senate, but the looming threat of North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un's nuclear weapons program has prompted him to collaborate with Alaska Republican Dan Sullivan and six other senators across the ideological spectrum on a broad missile defense bill. Their proposal calls for "the development and deployment of a space-based sensor layer" to aid 28 new ground-based interceptors in detecting and downing incoming ballistic missile attacks. "Our nation's missile defense is a critical insurance policy that protects Americans..."

Reference: www.washingtonexaminer.com .

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Beijing protests US Navy patrol through South China Sea

Beijing protests US Navy patrol through South China Sea

"...China protested a U.S. Navy patrol that sent a guided missile destroyer near a group of man-made islands in the South China Sea on Thursday, in the first American challenge to Beijing’s claims to the waters since President Donald Trump took office..."

Reference: www.washingtonpost.com .

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

U.S. Says THAAD Missile System In South Korea Is Now Operational

U.S. Says THAAD Missile System In South Korea Is Now Operational

"...An American THAAD missile defense system is now operational in South Korea, less than two months after its components arrived there, the U.S. military says. The system is meant to protect South Korea from ballistic missiles fired by North Korea, the Pentagon says..."

Reference: www.npr.org .

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Kim Jong Un’s rockets are getting an important boost — from China

Kim Jong Un’s rockets are getting an important boost — from China

"...Entire sections of booster rocket were snagged by South Korea’s navy and then scrutinized by international weapons experts for clues about the state of North Korea’s missile program. Along with motor parts and wiring, investigators discerned a pattern. Many key components were foreign-made, acquired from businesses based in China. The trove “demonstrates the continuing critical importance of high-end, foreign-sourced components” in building the missiles North Korea uses..."

Reference: www.washingtonpost.com .

Sunday, April 9, 2017

USS Carl Vinson heads to Korean Peninsula as tensions rise

As tensions rise, USS Carl Vinson heads to Korean Peninsula

"...said in a statement. “The number one threat in the region continues to be North Korea, due to its reckless, irresponsible and destabilizing program of missile tests and pursuit of a nuclear weapons capability," he added. North Korea's provocative behavior in recent months has raised tension levels in the region and is emerging as one of the key foreign policy and defense challenges..."

Reference: www.usatoday.com .

Friday, April 7, 2017

Russian warship steams toward US destroyers that launched Syria missile strikes

Russian warship steams toward US destroyers that launched Syria strikes

"...The Russian frigate, Admiral Grigorovich RFS-494, crossed through the Bosphorus Strait “a few hours ago” from the Black Sea, according to a U.S. defense official. The Russian warship is now in the eastern Mediterranean steaming in the direction of the U.S. warships..."
Reference: www.foxnews.com
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Tomahawk Missiles Used in Syria Attack Made in Arkansas

Tomahawk Missiles Used in Syria Attack Made in Arkansas

"...Tomahawk missiles, like those used in Thursday's strike on a Syrian airfield, are manufactured at a plant in south Arkansas, according to the company that makes them. On Thursday evening, President Donald Trump ordered a targeted strike of Shayrat Airfield in response to the Syrian government's chemical weapons attack on April 4..."

Reference: www.nwahomepage.com .

Friday, March 24, 2017

North Korea will launch another nuclear test in next few days, officials say

North Korea will launch another nuclear test in next few days, officials say

"...North Korea’s nuclear preparations prompted the U.S. military in recent days to move a surveillance aircraft used to test the air following nuclear explosions to the region. The Air Force WC-135 Constant Phoenix arrived in Japan and will be used to patrol the area off the Korean peninsula in the coming days, according to a separate official. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson..."

Reference: www.foxnews.com .

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Raytheon developing next-gen missile defense communications

Raytheon developing next-gen missile defense communications

"...The new technologies, known as Communications and Interoperability for Integrated Fires, or CIIF, will aim to enhance situational awareness capabilities for the U.S. Navy's air and missile defense operations..."

Reference: www.upi.com .

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Pentagon Working on Drone Laser Missile Zapper

Pentagon Working on Drone Laser Missile Zapper

"...the Missile Defense Agency said it has conducted tests of a "directed-energy airborne laser" fired from a military drone – a weapon that would be carried by remote-control aircraft over suspected enemy ballistic missile launch sites. The current system relies on "metal-to-metal" missile interceptors guided by radar and satellites, the outlet reported..."

Reference: www.newsmax.com .

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

China finishing South China Sea buildings that could house missiles - US officials

China finishing South China Sea buildings that could house missiles - US officials

"...Building the concrete structures with retractable roofs on Subi, Mischief and Fiery Cross reefs, part of the Spratly Islands chain where China already has built military-length airstrips, could be considered a military escalation, the US officials said in recent days, speaking on condition of anonymity..."

Reference: www.stuff.co.nz .

Saturday, February 18, 2017

A Russian spy ship is prowling America’s East Coast, but the Pentagon isn't too worried

A Russian spy ship is prowling America’s East Coast, but the Pentagon isn't too worried

"...he he Viktor Leonov is one of several Russian surveillance ships dedicated to intelligence collection and is equipped with electronic surveillance gear and small arms for defenses, but is not carrying any heavy weapons capable of threatening the U.S. homeland, according to Davis..."

Reference: www.militarytimes.com .

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Russian spy ship no longer 30 miles from Groton submarine base

Russian spy ship no longer 30 miles from Groton submarine base

"...A Russian spy ship is no longer 30 nautical miles from the US Navy submarine base in Groton, but is still in waters along the East Coast near Long Island Sound..."

Reference: fox61.com .

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Iran tests ballistic missile in defiance of UN resolution, US officials say

"...Iran conducted its first ballistic missile test under Donald Trump's presidency, in yet another apparent violation of a United Nations resolution, U.S. officials told Fox News on Monday. The launch occurred Sunday at a well-known test site outside Semnan, about 140 miles east of Tehran..."

Reference: www.foxnews.com .

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Pentagon believes attack on Saudi frigate meant for US warship

Pentagon believes attack on Saudi frigate meant for US warship

"...U.S. defense analysts believe those behind the attack either thought the bomber was striking an American warship or that this was a “dress rehearsal” similar to the attack on the USS Cole, according to one official..."

Reference: www.foxnews.com .

Monday, January 23, 2017

US official confirms Trident missile failure

US official confirms Trident missile failure

"...A missile test involving Britain's Trident nuclear deterrent system ended in failure off the coast of Florida last year, a US defense official with direct knowledge of the incident told CNN on Monday..."

Reference: cnn.com .

Friday, December 23, 2016

Airbus secures Iran Air deal with list price of $18 billion

Airbus secures Iran Air deal with list price of $18 billion

"...Airbus and Iran Air finalized a deal for 100 planes worth more than $18 billion dollars at list prices..."

Reference: www.seattletimes.com .

Monday, November 28, 2016

Undisclosed nation deepens investment in combat-proven Patriot Integrated Air and Missile Defense System

Raytheon wins $225m contract for increased Patriot missile defense capability

"...An undisclosed member of the 13-nation group that owns the combat-proven Patriot Integrated Air and Missile Defense System has awarded Raytheon Company [NYSE: RTN] a $225 million direct commercial sales contract for additional capability. The contract was awarded on Oct 19 ..."

Reference: www.prnewswire.com .

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Trump Will Be Good For The Missile Defense Industry and Defense as a Whole

Huntsville mayor says Trump administration could impact local assets

"... in a few days to discuss missile defense, NASA and advanced manufacturing. Battle said it boils down to protecting Huntsville's assets. That's why he's closely watching who Trump picks as his defense secretary and NASA administrator. Battle said he's seeing an interesting trend as Trump builds his team. CNN is reporting that U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions is a front-runner for the defense secretary position..."

Reference: www.wsfa.com .

Monday, October 17, 2016

US warship 'again targeted in apparent failed missile attack'

US warship 'again targeted in apparent failed missile attack'

"...The missile attack, if confirmed, would mark the third time in a week that the USS Mason had been fired on in international waters from territory in Yemen controlled by Iranian-aligned Houthi rebels..."

Reference: www.straitstimes.com .

Thursday, September 29, 2016

US Defense Intelligence Agency Orders More Computing for Missile Space Center

US Defense Intelligence Agency Orders More Computing for Missile Space Center

"...The COLSA Corporation has received more than $100 million contract to provide scientific computing to support the work of the Defense Intelligence Agency’s Missile and Space Intelligence Center (MSIC), the Department of Defense announced..."

Reference: sputniknews.com .

Raytheon integrate new missile defence radar

Raytheon integrate new missile defence radar

"...Raytheon Company engineers successfully integrated a new digital radar exciter and waveform generator for the company’s proposed Gallium Nitride-powered Active Electronically Scanned Array upgrade to the Patriot Air and Missile Defense radar. Beyond the GaN-based AESA radar, Raytheon has also installed and tested the digital exciter and waveform generator in the currently fielded Patriot radar..."

Reference: www.arabianaerospace.aero .

Thursday, September 8, 2016

North Korea conducts 5th nuclear test

North Korea conducts 5th nuclear test

"...A magnitude 5 earthquake was detected near North Korea's nuclear site in its northeastern region, Seoul's Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said in a statement. "We estimate the North has carried out the biggest-ever test given the yield of the North's nuclear test that reached 10 kilotons..."

Reference: www.koreatimes.co.kr .

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Presidential Candidate: we will pursue a state-of-the-art missile defense and accomplish peace through strength

We will rebuild our depleted military, and pursue a state-of-the-art missile defense. We will do it based on those three famous words: Peace Through Strength.

"...give our military the tools they need to defend that flag and to deter violence and aggression from our foreign adversaries. We will rebuild our depleted military, and pursue a state-of-the-art missile defense. We will do it based on those three famous words: Peace Through Strength. We will make sure our soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines have the best equipment, training and tools in the world ..."

Reference: www.politico.com .

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Obama Official Excuses Iranian Missile Deployment Near Nuclear Facility

Obama Official Excuses Iranian Missile Deployment Near Nuclear Facility

"...A top aide to President Obama forgave Iran's deployment of an advanced missile defense system around one of its nuclear facilities on Monday. "It's not prohibited under any U.N. Security Council resolution because it's a defensive system," Obama national security adviser Ben Rhodes told reporters..."

Reference: www.weeklystandard.com .

Monday, August 29, 2016

China's New Missile Defense System Aimed At United States And South Korea? Arms Race Leads To 'Powerful' Attack Weapon

China's New Missile Defense System Aimed At United States And South Korea? Arms Race Leads To 'Powerful' Attack Weapon

"...warning South Korea that it does not approve of its decision to deploy a missile shield that uses U.S. radars on the Korean peninsula. South Korea claims the shield is necessary to guard against potential attacks from North Korea, which has threatened to use nuclear weapons. North Korea is China's ally, but South Korea and China have robust trade relations. China's missile defense system consists of new missiles and launching systems, Shen said..."

Reference: www.ibtimes.com .

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

2016 Space & Missile Defense Symposium

19th Annual Space & Missile Defense Symposium

"...The SMD Symposium is the leading educational, professional development and networking event in the space and missile defense community. The symposium is widely attended by leaders and professionals from the United States and our allies around the world. It is the ideal forum for conducting business face-to-face. Participants can also earn continuing education credits..."

Reference: smdsymposium.org .

Friday, July 8, 2016

Poland closer to clinching $5 billion missile deal with Raytheon: minister

Poland closer to clinching $5 billion missile deal with Raytheon: minister

"..."Raytheon has agreed to our minimal condition aimed at securing that at least 50 percent of the money which is to be spent of the Patriot system (Raytheon's missile defense system) would be spent on works done by Polish plants," he said..."

Reference: www.reuters.com .

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Missile Defense Agency Completes Successful Flight Tests of Enhanced Nozzle for SM-3 Third Stage Rocket Motor

Missile Defense Agency Completes Successful Flight Tests of Enhanced Nozzle for SM-3 Third Stage Rocket Motor

"...the Missile Defense Agency’s successful tests of its enhanced MK 136 Third Stage Rocket Motor (TSRM) nozzle on the Raytheon Standard Missile (SM)-3 Block IB in Controlled Test Vehicles (CTVs)-01a/02. These flight tests were conducted on May 25 and 26, 2016, respectively, at the Pacific Missile Range Facility. The missiles were launched from a U.S. Navy Aegis destroyer off the coast of Kauai, Hawaii ..."

Reference: finance.yahoo.com .

US, Japan Sign Arms Trade Pact: Missile Defense Co-Production & More

US, Japan Sign Arms Trade Pact: Missile Defense Co-Production & More

"...“DOD has been trying to negotiate a reciprocal agreement with the Japanese for decades, but the big hurdle has been the ‘reciprocal’ part of this: the Japanese being willing to export technology … and the willingness to open up their defense market,” said a Hill staffer. “The implications for two way defense cooperation – particularly in missile defense technology – could be pretty significant.” “If you look at trade data, for aerospace civil imports, they’re one of our largest suppliers; if you look on the defense side, it’s zero,” said Joel Johnson, an analyst at the Teal Group. The Reciprocal Defense Procurement pact could blow that open ..."

Reference: breakingdefense.com .

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense System Successfully Tracks Simulated Missile

Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense System Successfully Tracks Simulated Missile

"...The central component of the Lockheed Martin-developed Aegis BMD Combat System is the SPY-1 radar; the most widely-fielded naval phased array radar in the world. The Aegis system and SPY-1 radar provide the U.S. and allied nations with advanced surveillance, anti-air warfare and missile defense capabilities..."

Reference: www.prnewswire.com .

Huntsville, Alabama: The unofficial world capital of missile defense development

Pentagon Pork Revealed in Three Amendments

"...Garamendi’s amendment went down to defeat, in part due to the strenuous objections of Rep. Mike Rogers (D-AL). The unofficial world capital of missile defense development - Huntsville, Alabama - is based in Rep. Rogers’ home state. Rep. Rogers may well be a true believer in missile defense, but it’s hard to ignore the fact that his state is a huge beneficiary of missile defense spending when one hears him debate the issue..."

Reference: www.huffingtonpost.com .

Thursday, May 12, 2016

U.S. launches long-awaited European missile defense shield

U.S. launches long-awaited European missile defense shieldU.S. launches long-awaited European missile defense shield

"...The system, to be operated by NATO, is getting up and running nearly a decade after the U.S. first announced plans to do so, only to encounter pushback from Russia. The U.S. has long insisted that the shield is directed against rogue states like Iran and not intended to target Moscow's missiles..."

Reference: www.cnn.com .

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

MDA Picks Booz Allen for $63M Ballistic Missile Defense System Consulting Contract

MDA Picks Booz Allen for $63M Ballistic Missile Defense System Consulting Contract

"...Booz Allen Hamilton (NYSE: BAH) has received a potential five-year, $62.7 million contract to provide consulting, development, management and maintenance services in support of the Missile Defense Agency’s Ballistic Missile Defense System..."

Reference: www.govconwire.com .

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Big Concerns with Army’s Patriot Radar Replacement Plan

HASC Concerned with Army’s Patriot Radar Replacement Plan

"...The committee is so concerned with the Army's plan, or lack thereof, that it wants to withhold program office funding until the service develops a new plan to replace the Patriot radar system, according to the chairman’s mark of the fiscal 2017 bill. “The Army strategy would delay fielding a new radar, despite high-technology readiness levels, until 2028; this means our warfighters will be deployed with a 58-year-old radar before they get a modernized capability,..."

Reference: www.defensenews.com .

North Korean Missile Test Fails, South Says, Bringing String of Crashes to 3

North Korean Missile Test Fails, South Says, Bringing String of Crashes to 3

"...Thursday’s attempts bring the total failures in launching the Musudan — one of the North’s most powerful missiles deployed or under development — to three in the past two weeks, according to South Korean officials. The successive failures are a potential embarrassment for North Korea’s leader..."

Reference: www.nytimes.com .

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Northrop's new battle command system proves its worth

Northrop's new battle command system proves its worth

"...HUNTSVILLE, Ala., April 19 (UPI) -- The U.S. Army has successfully defeated ballistic and cruise missiles in a dual-engagement test of a Northrop Grumman-developed battle command system...."

Reference: www.upi.com .

Monday, April 18, 2016

Iran parades parts of advanced S-300 missile battery in Tehran

Iran parades parts of advanced S-300 missile battery in Tehran

"...According to the semi-official Fars News, the parts did not include the missiles themselves..."

Reference: www.timesofisrael.com .