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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 .

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Russian Flyby of USS Donald Cook in Baltic Sea Alarms Experts (video)

Russian Flyby of USS Donald Cook in Baltic Sea Alarms Experts

"...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



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Friday, April 8, 2016

North Korea unveils homemade engine for missile capable of striking U.S.

North Korea unveils homemade engine for missile capable of striking U.S.

"...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

US ‘Gremlin’ drones designed to cause missile defense mayhem (VIDEO)

US ‘Gremlin’ drones designed to cause missile defense mayhem (VIDEO)

"...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

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Friday, April 1, 2016

Seoul: N. Korea fires missile and tries to jam GPS signals

Seoul: N. Korea fires missile and tries to jam GPS signals

"...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

Obama’s Devastating Cuts in Missile Defense

Obama’s Devastating Cuts in Missile Defense

"...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

North Korea launches ballistic missiles

North Korea launches ballistic missiles

"...The launch was confirmed by U.S. officials. A U.S. defense official told CNN the United States tracked two ballistic missiles..."

Reference: www.cnn.com .

Monday, March 7, 2016

Raytheon Standard Missile-6 successfully hits surface target

Raytheon Standard Missile-6 successfully hits surface target

"...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

NY man accused of shipping missile-grade metal to Iran via Turkey

NY man accused of shipping missile-grade metal to Iran via Turkey

"...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

US, China agree on UN sanctions against North Korea over missile test

US, China agree on UN sanctions against North Korea over missile test

"...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

Lockheed Martin Missile Contract Boost To Extend Production In Arkansas

Lockheed Martin Missile Contract Boost To Extend Production In Arkansas

"...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

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

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"... '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 .