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"..."Kuwait is part of Patriot's current family of 12 nations that have already selected Patriot as the cornerstone of their air and missile defense strategy. Their decision to further strengthen their defenses with technologically advanced new production fire units reaffirms our strong partnership and their trust in Patriot to protect Kuwait's people and critical infrastructure."..."Reference: www.bizjournals.com .
"...The big impact on the Navy’s surface fleet will be on cruisers. Half of the Navy’s cruiser fleet — 11 ships — will be “laid up,” meaning they will be taken out of normal deployment rotations and essentially left unmanned...."Reference: www.militarytimes.com
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"...The environmental impact study will take two years and will look at how building and operating the facility would affect land and water use, air quality, transportation, and socioeconomic aspects of the community. Sites in Michigan, Ohio and Maine will also undergo studies...."Reference: www.northcountrypublicradio.org .
"...modification to an existing Army contract for work on the Patriot Missile. A portion of the work will take place in Huntsville...."Reference: www.al.com .
"...Israel’s enemies are arming themselves with precision-guided heavy rockets and will inevitably come to possess GPS-guided ballistic missiles, an architect of the Israeli missile defense program warned on Wednesday...."Reference: www.jpost.com .
"..."But the other part of it is very serious, because it props up and helps this incredibly brutal young man. Who, by the way, has nuclear weapons and missiles." ..."Reference: www.newsmax.com .
"...Exelis Inc., Science Applications International Corp. and Teledyne Brown Engineering Inc. have also been named as awardees..."Reference: www.law360.com .
"...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 .
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"...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 .
"...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 .
"...‘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 .
"...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 .
"...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 .
"...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 .
"...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 .
"...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 .
"...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 .
"...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 .
"...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 .
"...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 .
"...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 .
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"...“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 .
"...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 .
"...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 .
"...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 .
"...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 .
"...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 .
"...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 .
"...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 .
"...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 .
"...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 .
"... 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 .
"...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 .
"...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 .
"...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 .
"...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 .
"...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 .
"...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 .
"...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 .