Monday, December 29, 2008
Qassam Missile/Rocket (Arabic: صاروخ القسام Ṣārūkh al-Qassām; also Kassam)
"...The Qassam rocket (Arabic: صاروخ القسام Ṣārūkh al-Qassām; also Kassam) is a simple steel rocket filled with explosives, produced by Hamas. Three models have been used. They are all free-flying artillery rockets lacking any guidance system. The Gaza Strip has been separated from Israel by a security barrier since 1996, which frustrated infiltration into Israel. ..."
Friday, December 26, 2008
Will Obama Change Reagan Test Site Missile Mission?
"...Marshall Islands leaders expressed concern about job losses at Kwajalein missile range during U.S.-Marshall Islands defense talks earlier this month in Majuro. But a bigger question for the Reagan Test Site is whether President-elect Barack Obama will dramatically reduce the level of missile defense work for this western Pacific base that has been the hub of America’s missile defense program since 1964...."
Thursday, December 25, 2008
Poll Proves Local Opposition to Kodiak Launch Complex
"...The poll clearly indicates local attitudes toward Space Pork Kodiak. ..."
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
U.S. Tests Missile Defense
"...commander of U.S. Northern Command and North American Aerospace Defense Command, says there is a growing threat from nations that are vigorously working to develop capabilities that could strike U.S. allies or territory. ..."
Sunday, December 21, 2008
Missile defense 'is continuing to grow'
"...Although details of the incoming Obama administration's defense and budget priorities are unknown, the director of the Missile Defense Agency said Friday there is extensive support for the program in Washington and, increasingly, abroad..."
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Reuters Summit-Lockheed backs look at space threats
"...The U.S. Congress has approved $5 million for an independent study of possible space-based interceptor missiles as part of the emerging U.S. anti-missile defense...."
Saturday, December 13, 2008
Vought labor talks to continue in January
"...The two groups sat down for the first time since the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers Local 735 went on strike at Vought’s Nashville facility on Sept. 27...."
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
NLOS-LS Team Completes Second Guided Test Flight of Precision Attack Missile
"...Raytheon Company's Missile Systems and Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control, completed the second guided test flight of the Non Line-of-Sight-Launch System's Precision Attack Missile...."
Sunday, December 7, 2008
Pentagon declares it a success, though decoy 'countermeasures' fail to deploy in the encounter over the Pacific Ocean.
Dummy target hit in missile defense test
"...While in flight, the target was tracked by radar systems in Alaska, at sea and at Beale Air Force Base in California. Information from five different sensors was integrated, then sent to the interceptor...."
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
NATO supports U.S. missile defense projects in Eastern Europe
"...NATO foreign ministers on Wednesday expressed their support for the U.S. missile defense projects in the Czech Republic and Poland, recognizing their "substantial contribution" to the protection of NATO allies from long-range ballistic missiles...."