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Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Americans deploy anti-missile radar in Israel
"...The radar, said to have a range of more than 2,000 kilometers is located in the south of the country, the radio added, and is operated by a permanent 120-strong US Army staff. Questioned by AFP, an Israeli Defense Ministry spokesman said he did "not know about such a deployment."..."
Friday, September 26, 2008
Area Army, missile defense work gets boost in bill
"...provides defense programs with $28.4 billion more than 2008 funding, said U.S. Rep. Bud Cramer, D-Huntsville. The bill includes nearly $8.7 billion for MDA programs, including about $284 million for the Multiple Kill Vehicle, $387 million for the Kinetic Energy Interceptor and $915 million for Ballistic Missile Defense System Tests and Targets..."
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Russian spies accused of agitating Czech public against US missiles
Washington plans to build the radar base near Prague as part of a missile shield that it says is intended to deal with the threat from Iran. The plan also calls for 10 interceptor missiles to be based in Poland...."
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
"...The U.S. government has spent more than $60 billion deploying a land-, sea- and air-based missile defense system aimed at intercepting intercontinental ballistic missiles. The complex and controversial system has drawn sharp criticism for its cost and questionable efficiency, even as the Pentagon looks to the future of missile defense...."
Saturday, September 20, 2008
Monster is a great place to look for employment in the missile defense industry
As of the date of this article, job search giant Monster , identifies 821 job openings for Missile Defense. Some examples of employment in missile defense are C++ Software Developer (Missile Defense Systems), Mid Level Engineer Analyst (Missile Defense), Principal Industrial Security Specialist (ISSM) - Missile Defense Center, Project Manager, Missile Defense S&T, with companies like SAIC, Raytheon, BAE Sysytems, General Dynamics, and Boeing.
Missile test canceled due to target malfunction
"...The Army canceled a THAAD missile test planned for yesterday afternoon at the Pacific Missile Range Facility on Kaua'i because of a "malfunction with the target missile," the U.S. Missile Defense Agency said...."
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Missile attack in Pakistan, 7 dead
"...The United States maintains that Taliban and Al-Qaida forces operate with relative impunity in tribal areas along Pakistan's border with Afghanistan and use those areas as a staging ground to attack US forces and their allies inside Afghanistan.
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Missile Defense Agency
"...To develop and field an integrated, layered, ballistic missile defense system to defend the United States, its deployed forces, allies, and friends against all ranges of enemy ballistic missiles in all phases of flight...."
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Friday, September 12, 2008
U.S. to sell $7 bln missile-defense system to the United Arab Emirates
"...The main item, worth up to $7 billion, is the so-called Terminal High Altitude Area Defense, or THAAD, which is built by Lockheed Martin Corp with a system radar from Raytheon Co, and could be used for possible defense against Iran...."
Air Force Tests Huge Airborne Laser Gun
"...test of the high-energy chemical laser was conducted Sunday by the contractors and the U.S. Missile Defense Agency, the company said...."
Monday, September 8, 2008
Sea-Based Missile Defense
"...The United States Navy plans to deploy a fleet of 18 cruisers and destroyers equipped to engage missiles from the sea before the end of the decade. Multiple theater commanders want and need the assets...."
Thursday, September 4, 2008
::► GOP calls for larger military, missile defense development
"... development and deployment of national and theater missile defenses is a top priority, and call for continued reform of the weapons acquisition process. “Effective, layered missile defenses are critical to guard against the unpredictable actions of rogue regimes and outlaw states ..."
Article Reference: www.armytimes.com
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
TERRY EVERETT: Missile defense shield good for America
"...It has been a long and difficult climb, but today we are actually implementing a basic missile defense system that spans across North America to the Pacific Ocean and now into Europe. The U.S. has key radar and missile interceptor sites in California and Alaska...."
Monday, September 1, 2008
Missile defense backers now cite Russia threat
"...WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. outrage over Russia's invasion of Georgia could prompt Congress to speed up plans for a missile defense system in eastern Europe...."