"...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 .
Thursday, April 28, 2016
"...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
"...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
"...According to the semi-official Fars News, the parts did not include the missiles themselves..."Reference: www.timesofisrael.com .
Thursday, April 14, 2016
"...Two Russian Sukhoi Su-24 fighter jets flew at extremely low altitude over the American guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook in the international waters of the Baltic Sea ..."Reference: www.nbcnews.com www.nbcnews.com
Friday, April 8, 2016
"...advances have been accompanied by a series of threats to blow up New York City, the White House and South Korea’s presidential Blue House. Although North Korea has fired a range of projectiles, it has not demonstrated an ability to successfully fire a nuclear-tipped missile and hit a target. That would almost certainly be suicide..."Reference: www.washingtonpost.com .
Thursday, April 7, 2016
"...Nicknamed the ‘Gremlins’ program, an audacious US government-backed plan to use swarms of drones to disrupt enemy missile defense systems is under development. ..."Reference: www.rt.com
Friday, April 1, 2016
"...has repeated threats of nuclear strikes on Seoul and Washington and warned it will test a nuclear warhead and ballistic missiles capable of carrying it..."Reference: www.washingtonpost.com .
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
"...the Obama administration has undermined what is known as the ground-based midcourse defense (GMD) system, which relies on strategically placed ground-based missiles combined with radars to enable the interception of incoming offensive missiles. In fact, as part of his failed ”reset” policy towards Russia, Obama decided during his first year in office to reverse a key initiative of the Bush administration that would have deployed missile interceptors and a radar station in Poland and the Czech Republic. Obama got absolutely nothing in return for this enormous concession, which has increased the vulnerability of Europe and the U.S. homeland ..."Reference: www.frontpagemag.com .
Thursday, March 17, 2016
Monday, March 7, 2016
"...PACIFIC MISSILE RANGE FACILITY, Hawaii, Mar. 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company's (NYSE: RTN) Standard Missile-6 (SM-6) successfully engaged a surface target -- the decommissioned USS Reuben James (FFG 57) -- in a recent flight test. The test was a demonstration of the U.S. Navy's concept of "distributed lethality," employing ships in dispersed formations to increase the offensive might of the surface force and enabling future options for the joint force commander. The USS John Paul Jones fired the SM-6 during the test; another Air Defense Arleigh Burke Class Destroyer was on station as the assist ship..."Reference: www.prnewswire.com .
Wednesday, March 2, 2016
"...The feds arrested the CEO of a metal services company in New York Tuesday on charges of exporting a high-tech missile-grade metallic powder to Iran secretly through Turkey. Erdal Kuyumcu..."Reference: www.foxnews.com .
Thursday, February 25, 2016
"...National Security Council spokesman Ned Price said Rice and Wang agreed "on the importance of a strong and united international response to North Korea's provocations, including through a U.N. Security Council resolution that goes beyond previous resolutions." "They agreed that they will not accept North Korea as a nuclear weapons state," Price said..."Reference: www.foxnews.com .
Thursday, February 18, 2016
"...According to the U.S. Department of Defense, Lockheed Martin’s Missile and Fire Control (MFC) division based in Grand Prairie, Texas, received the multimillion dollar adjustment to a previously awarded fixed-price contract for production of 20 additional Lot 8 Interceptors and associated production support efforts for the Pentagon’s so-called Missile Defense Agency’s Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) project office in Huntsville, Ala..."Reference: ualrpublicradio.org .
Friday, February 5, 2016
"...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
"...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 .
"... 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
"...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
"...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
"...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
"...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 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
"...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 .
"...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 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
"... 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'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
"...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 .
"...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 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 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 .
"...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 .
"...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
"...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 .
"...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
"...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 .
"...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
"...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
"...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 .
Reference: abcnews.go.com .
Why the US sent a missile destroyer into Chinese-claimed waters and didn't run when ordered to leave
"...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
"...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 .
"...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
"...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
"...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
"...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
"...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 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
"...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 .