Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Tough talk from Russia's Putin on U.S. missile shield
"...Putin called Tuesday for the development of new offensive weapons systems to "preserve a strategic balance" with the United States. The Russian leader also demanded that Washington disclose more details of its planned missile defense deployments and technology...."
Monday, December 28, 2009
U.S. forces to train Poles on air defense
"...“The agreement will facilitate a range of mutually agreed activities including joint training and exercises, deployments of U.S. military personnel, and prospective Ballistic Missile Defense deployments,” the U.S. State Department said in a news release...."
Saturday, December 26, 2009
St. Louis priest convicted of trespassing at Colorado missile silo facility to protest nukes
"...convicted a 76-year-old Roman Catholic priest from St. Louis of damaging and trespassing on a nuclear missile..."
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Raytheon missile deals bring in $1 billion
"...Raytheon Co. reports it has landed two contracts worth more than $1 billion from the U.S. Army to provide Patriot missiles for Taiwan...."
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
U.S. tracked launch of new missile Iran claims can evade radar
"...Sejil-2 was designed to penetrate missile defense systems deployed by Israel and the United States. He said the missile was coated with a substance that prevented radar lock-on required for interception...."
Parker Griffith Cites "Liberal Policies," GOP Support For NASA And Defense Projects
"...Since election to Congress I have fought hard to educate other members on the importance of a strong National Missile Defense program and that we must give our NASA programs more support if we are to maintain our lead in space. And while there are some great Democratic supporters of these programs I increasingly find that my allies in fighting for these initiatives come from within the Republican Party. As we move forward and continue to fight for these programs I believe that working as a Republican -- and joining with Richard Shelby, Jeff Sessions, Robert Aderholt,..."
Monday, December 21, 2009
Test of newest U.S. missile defense technology will simulate attack by Iran
"...January test, the fake ICBM is slated to originate from the Missile Defense Agency's launch facility in the Marshall Islands in the South Pacific while the interceptor missile will be launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, according to Lehner...."
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Former Huntsville missile defense official sentenced for taking bribes
"...Michael Cantrell, 54, admitted taking $1.6 million from contractors over a six-year period ending in 2007. He served as the director for the Joint Center for Technology Integration at U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command...."
Supervisory General Engineer (Missile Systems/Intel)
This is a Federal employment position found at USAJOBS with the Vacancy Announcement Number: P09-026290-01-TDM. The closing date is December 28, 2009. The position is for a Supervisory General Engineer (Missile Systems/Intel) with the Defense Intelligence Agency in Huntsville, Alabama. The employee serves as Division Chief, Supervisory General Engineer, in the Ballistic Missile Technical Analysis Division, Office for Offensive Systems, Missile and Space Intelligence Center (MSIC), Directorate for Analysis (DI), Redstone Arsenal, AL.
- Exercises technical and administrative supervision over a staff responsible for the operation and management of S and TI analysis programs pertaining to foreign missiles. Establishes goals, objectives, and priorities and develops plans and projects to accomplish these efforts through effective and efficient business practices. Determines and allocates the...[continued]
Predator drones hacked in Iraq operations
"...intercepted live video feeds from the U.S. military's Predator drones using a $25.95 Windows application that allows them to track the pilotless aircraft undetected. ..."
Additional References: SkyGrabber
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
DeciBel Research Purchases SGI's ICE Cube
"...Silicon Graphics International Corp. (SGI: News ) announced that deciBel Research has purchased ICE Cube"..."
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
NLOS-LS Team Uses Warhead to Defeat Stationary Target
"...WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE, N.M., Dec. 1, 2009 /PRNewswire/ -- NetFires LLC, a joint venture between Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) and Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT), completed a test flight of the Non Line-of-Sight-Launch System's Precision Attack Missile using a warhead...."
Monday, November 30, 2009
Missile Defense Value Must be Explained, Japanese FM Says
"...Under the leadership of the Liberal Democratic Party, Japan has sought to build a missile defense system consisting of land-based Patriot Advanced Capability 3 interceptors and ship-based Standard Missile 3 systems as a hedge against an attack from North Korea. The missile shield, intended largely as a hedge against North Korea, is expected to be finished in 2011, Agence France-Presse reported...."
Thursday, November 26, 2009
Critics call Poland Patriot missile plan a symbolic gesture
"...U.S. Army Europe officials were in Warsaw working on the agreement shortly before Vice President Joe Biden traveled to Poland last month in the wake of the White House decision to change the Bush administration’s missile defense plan. Biden reassured Polish leaders that the new plan — although scrapping putting long-range missile interceptors in Poland — did not leave the country out of the loop. And he announced that a U.S. Patriot missile battery of about 100 soldiers would soon arrive on Polish soil...."
Monday, November 23, 2009
Lockheed Martin seeks opportunities in changes
"...responsible for a number of Lockheed Martin operations based or managed in North Alabama, including supporting the MDA Targets and Countermeasures Program; North Alabama Operations, which includes the Battle Management Technology Center and Courtland production facility; and the company's pursuit of the MDA's Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) Operations and Sustainment contract. ..."
Iran waits for Russian word on missile contract: Iranian minister
"...Iran has not received official statements from Russia on the breaking of an agreement to transfer S300 missile defense systems to Tehran, Iranian Defense Minister Ahmad Vahidi said today. He was commenting on information about Russia's refusal to provide the missiles, IRNA reported...."
Friday, November 13, 2009
U.S. Diplomat to Discuss Missile Defense With Czechs
"...Under the "third site" plan developed by the Bush administration, the Czech Republic would have hosted a large radar center while 10 long-range missile interceptors would have been deployed in Poland. The Obama administration now intends in coming years to deploy sea- and land-based versions of the Standard Missile 3 interceptor to counter what is seen as a growing threat from Iran..."
Reference: Missile Defensewww.globalsecuritynewswire.org
Star Trek: D-A-C Now Available on PlayStation Network and Windows PC
"...The Missile Cruiser is a heavy artillery ship that features a longer range than any other ship in the game, but is vulnerable to close range attacks due to a low rate of fire and slower flight speed...."
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Article Title: Free Master's Degree in Computer Science ...and pay
Article Snip: obtain a full scholarship for a Master's Degree, receive a salary while in school, and begin a civilian career with an unlimited future.
Monday, November 9, 2009
"...Kwajalein has become the splash-down and intercept launch site for the THAAD missile program, a current spin-off of Reagan-era Star Wars "Bright Pebbles" strategic planning. ..."
Hawaii sought for more missile-defense work
"...Pentagon's Missile Defense Agency, have asked Congress for $68.5 million to build an Aegis missile-defense test site at the Pacific Missile Range Facility on the western shores of Kauai...."
Monday, November 2, 2009
Sunday, November 1, 2009
Raytheon lands $100M missile defense contract
"...David’s Sling Weapon System, the joint program of the U.S. Missile Defense Agency..."
Saturday, October 31, 2009
Drill to help US design missile shield
"...Results of the Juniper Cobra missile defense exercise staged by Israeli and American forces, which will come to an end this week, will be used by the US Defense Department to help formulate a new NATO missile shield..."
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Japanese destroyer intercepts test missile off Kauai
"...BARKING SANDS, Kauai >> JS Myoko, Japan's third destroyer equipped with the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) system, successfully intercepted and destroyed a ballistic missile target above the atmosphere during a test today, Lockheed Martin..."
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Silos Get a Revamp at Fort Greely
"...The two senators offered different reactions to the plan, which they said calls for 14 completed silos in Missile Field 2.
Democratic Sen. Mark Begich said that number matches the original plans for Missile Field 2. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates earlier this year had announced plans to scale back the second field's expansion.
The new plan "is a welcome decision that will decrease the risk of the ever-evolving ballistic missile threats from rogue nations by increasing capacity required to defend the United States," Begich stated in a news release...."
Monday, October 19, 2009
Why Obama Is Wrong on Missile Defense
"...President Obama’s recent decision to “overhaul” the Bush-era missile-defense shield for Europe was the most significant, but hardly the only, indication that the Obama national-security vision is skeptical of, and very likely actually hostile to, missile defense altogether. ..."
Thursday, October 8, 2009
Observatories gear up for Friday lunar crash
"...the US Missile Defense Agency's Near Field Infrared Experiment (NFIRE) satellite; nasa's Earth Observing-1 satellite;..."
Missiles Help Launch Hispanic-Owned Company Above Economic Doldrums and into and SBA Award
"...was a stellar year for the missile industry. Majority-owned by Puerto Rican-American Rey Almodovar, the Alabama-based defense contractor's revenue exploded in 2008, tripling to $43.4 million from $15.6 million in 2007. The 10-year-old company's good times continued this week,..."
Sunday, September 27, 2009
A Quote by Hillary Rodham Clinton
"The Iranians must "present convincing evidence as to the purpose of their nuclear program. We don't believe that they can present convincing evidence, that it's only for peaceful purposes, but we are going to put them to the test," Clinton told..."
Reference: The Associated Press from the article Iran test-fires short-range missiles
Saturday, September 19, 2009
"...Moscow had protested the Bush plan because it would be based in the Czech Republic and Poland. Leaders in the Czech Republic and Poland had found comfort in the Bush plan because they saw it as some protection against nearby Russia. ..."
Russia Scraps Missile Deployment after Obama Cancels Missile Shield
"...Russia says it has scrapped plans to deploy missiles in a region near Poland after U.S. President Barack Obama canceled plans for a missile defense system in Central Europe...."
Monday, September 14, 2009
Senate Panel Approves Missile Defense Agency Budget
"...The defense legislation provides $846 million for Ground-based Midcourse Defense, which could be used to destroy ballistic missiles in the middle range of flight, and $1.1 billion for the Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense program..."
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Missile Defense Agency OK'd for $7.7B in 2010
"...The Huntsville-based Missile Defense Agency has been approved to receive $7.7 billion in the Department of Defense Appropriations Bill for fiscal year 2010, following a unanimous vote..."
Monday, September 7, 2009
Yet Another Foreign-Policy Fumble
"... True to form, the Obama-viks are bending over backward to please the Russkies in hopes they'll finally come around on helping curb Iran's runaway nuclear and missile programs. As a result, Team Obama will likely can the W-era missile-defense system ..."
Monday, August 31, 2009
"...The new unit will support the Missile Defense Agency's Targets and Countermeasures Program, based at Redstone Arsenal; Lockheed's North Alabama Operations, which includes the Battle Management Technology Center and Courtland production facility; and several programs, including the tri-national Medium Extended Air Defense System and the Land Environment Air Picture Provision program...."
Sunday, August 23, 2009
Boeing Proposes Politics-Dodging Missile Defense System
"...Boeing, maker of the Ground-Based Interceptors (GBI) that are currently stationed in Alaska and California, has forwarded a more marketable version of the system..."
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Missile-Defense Geeks Descend on Alabama
"...defense contractors, military officials and scientists descend on Huntsville for the Space & Missile Defense Conference and Exhibition, the annual confab for devotees of missile defense...."
Monday, August 17, 2009
President criticizes ‘Cold War' approach to defense
"...doctrine and weapons better suited to fight the Soviets on the plains of Europe than insurgents in the rugged terrain of Afghanistan.”
“Twenty years after the Cold War ended,..."
Saturday, August 15, 2009
"...$78 million contract to do work on Redstone Arsenal. Several students from schools across the region will make their way to the Rocket City..."
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
August 17 - 20, 2009
Space and Missile Defense Conference and Exhibition
"...You are invited to attend the Twelfth Annual Space and Missile
Defense Conference and Exhibition that will take place at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville, Alabama, from 17 to 20 August 2009. The conference and exhibition is sponsored by the National Defense Industrial Association - Tennessee Valley Chapter , the Air Space and Missile Defense Association, and the Air Defense Artillery Association - Huntsville Chapter...."
Reference: Space and Missile Defense Conference and Exhibition
Generals destroy tank with Javelin missiles at Redstone Arsenal
"...shoulder-launched missile that is capable of defeating armored vehicles..."
Monday, August 10, 2009
Intuitive Research and Technology Jobs
"...INTUITIVE is expanding its operations. We are seeking qualified applicants for careers in Industrial, Systems, Electrical, Mechanical and Software Engineering. In addition, INTUITIVE is seeking qualified engineers with experience in Theater Missile Defense..."
MDA plans work-force expansion
"...The Missile Defense Agency is expanding its work force in Huntsville by about 200 jobs annually over the next three to four years, according to its director, Army Lt. Gen. Patrick O'Reilly. ..."
Thursday, August 6, 2009
Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman to compete with Boeing for missile defense work
"...$250 million Missile Defense Agency contract for maintenance and operations support of the Ground-based Midcourse Defense program, according to Reuters...."
Protect America, Stop Obama's Defense Cuts
"...Congress to protect America by:
* restoring missile defense funding,
* giving our troops the equipment they need to complete their missions, and,
* not including war funding, maintain a minimum defense budget of 4% of GDP...."
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Article Title: Federal Employees give career advice
Snippet of Article: "...summarized what Federal employees perceive to be important career accelerators in the accompanying table. These accelerators provide practical strategies for employees to explore in terms of how to advance their careers, as well as identifying roles supervisors can play in helping them...."
Monday, August 3, 2009
Boeing Supports Successful Intercept Test of Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense System
"...intercepted a ballistic missile target with a Standard Missile-3 (SM-3). Fired from the USS Hopper, the SM-3 Block IA missile, guided by the Aegis BMD weapon system and a Boeing-built kinetic warhead sensor, engaged and destroyed the short-range ballistic missile target launched from the Navy’s Pacific Missile Range Facility on Kauai. ..."
Mark Maxey's Story
Former AMCOM Employee Claims He Paid the Price for Exposing Fake Degrees
"...Maxey decided to share his concerns with a trusted comrade. Maxey recounts the conversation, "He says, 'Oh, Frank Baker - Foud Bakri - immigrated to the United States think it was the age of 29. Joined the U.S. Army got his citizenship changed his name. Yeah, we got some security concerns with this gentleman.'"..."
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
'Good people sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.' —George Orwell
Sunday, July 19, 2009
Boeing to layoff 130 in Huntsville in response to planned cuts in missile defense program
"...in a statement, the company said layoff notices will be issued to about 250 employees in the Ground-based Midcourse Defense program at various locations, including Alabama,..."
More Reading: 21st Century Corporations: Aerospace and Defense Alliant, Boeing, General Dynamics, Goodrich, Honeywell, L-3, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon, Rockwell Collins - SEC Filings (DVD-ROM)
Saturday, July 18, 2009
The Missile Defense Agency has posted a Vacancy Announcement for a Supv Operations Research Analyst. The position is open to the public and is listed on USAJOBS under Vacancy Announcement Number MDA-09-EH-016. The position has a salary range from $78,359.00 to $133,985.00 USD per year. The vacancy closes 7/24/2009.
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Boeing to lay off 1,000 employees
"...Jim Albaugh said the layoffs will affect workers at several IDS work sites, which are located in the Puget Sound region, Albuquerque, Anaheim, Houston, Huntington Beach, Huntsville, Long Beach, Mesa, the Potomac region and St. Louis...."
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Is Ares program dead? NASA told to explore new ways to reach the moon
"...For more than a week now, engineers at the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., including some working on Ares I, have been pulled from their current duties to study creation of a smaller version of the Ares V that could carry both crew and heavy equipment...."
Time for an All-Navy Missile Shield?
"...Currently, the Missile Defense Agency maintains a diverse portfolio of missile killers targeting the three phases of a missile’s flight — launch, mid-course, and terminal. The Pentagon could potentially pare down its ballistic missile defense arsenal from the six different interceptors in service or development to just the Standard...."
Friday, July 10, 2009
"...a generic term is a type of missile defense: a military strategy and associated systems to shield an entire country against incoming Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles (ICBMs). The missiles could be intercepted by other missiles, or possibly by lasers. They could be intercepted near the launch point (boost phase), during flight through space (mid-course phase), or during atmospheric descent (terminal phase)...."
Tag Under: Define: Missile Defense
Don't count on missile defense for Asia
"...To allay these concerns, the U.S. ballistic missile defense (BMD) system is being touted by defense officials as sufficiently robust to protect U.S. territory from any missiles headed its way. ..."
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
President Obama Retreats on Third-Site Missile Defenses
"...Constitutionally mandated to ratify or reject treaties, the U.S. Senate should make clear to President Obama that it will not sacrifice missile defense in exchange for a new treaty with Russia reducing strategic nuclear weapons...."
Japan Considering THAAD Missile Defense
"...Japan is considering adding the U.S. Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system as a third layer to its ballistic-missile defenses, according to an official leak evidently prompted by North Korea’s..."
Sunday, July 5, 2009
CQ Transcript: Palin’s Decision Debated on ‘Fox News Sunday’
"...Again, I think the long-term future with respect to missile defense will be determined in how we move forward with this review and the various pieces -- the Navy piece, the land-based piece, the air side of this -- that we put together in the long run. ..."
Saturday, July 4, 2009
Pentagon optimistic on missile defense system
"...Since the "Star Wars" plans of the Reagan administration, U.S. officials have spent more than $100 billion on missile defense weaponry and electronics. The Pentagon now maintains about two dozen interceptors in silos at Ft. Greely, Alaska, and at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California that are more advanced than earlier versions...."
Friday, July 3, 2009
Will Obama trade missile defense curbs for Russian arms cuts?
"...Missile defense is an issue that has split Washington and Moscow for decades. And it is likely to remain a point of contention when President Obama visits Russia next week – despite the fact that Mr. Obama is less enthusiastic than his predecessor about US plans to erect missile defense facilities in Eastern Europe...."
Laser weapons are here!
"...the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico. The laser was directed at a ground based target from an undisclosed distance and elevation. ..."
"...Defense communicators are expanding their reach beyond the industry, military, trade and business publications. There are various blogs that aggregate stories from other sources and originate their own. Easy access to defense-oriented blogs has created a growing international audience for military issues, with expert commentary from civilians and military personnel, alike. As their influence grows, social networks will become increasingly used by defense communicators. Indeed, an Israel Defense Force official recently..."
This Article is From: www.nationaldefensemagazine.org
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
What Americans Need to Know About Missile Defense: We're Not There Yet
"...If it carried and detonated a nuclear weapon high over the center of the country, the electromagnetic pulse (EMP) would literally fry the nation's electrical grid and all of the circuitry that powers our homes, businesses, hospitals, phones, cars, planes, traffic lights, ATMs, water supplies, and anything else not "hardened" against such attacks. The EMP Commission chairman has testified that, within just one year of such an attack, 70 percent to 90 percent of Americans would be dead from starvation and disease...."
Monday, June 29, 2009
N. Korea slams Hawaii missile defense
"...U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates has said he ordered the deployment of a ground-based, mobile missile intercept system and radar system to Hawai'i amid concerns the North may fire a long-range missile toward the Islands..."
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Prototype Missile Defense Satellites Primed for Test Flight
"...the STSS satellites will be launched in a stacked configuration aboard a United Launch Alliance Delta 2 rocket. The MDA in May launched a classified STSS demonstration satellite that was also built by Northrop Grumman. The STSS satellites are designed to demonstrate the ability to track ballistic missiles in every stage of flight..."
Brimming with Nuclear Bombast, North Korea Warns Foes
"...“Our revolutionary armed forces will deal an annihilating blow that is unpredictable and unavoidable, to any ‘sanctions’ or provocations by the U.S.,” a speaker told the crowd, according to the Korean Central News Agency, the North’s state-run news service..."
Sessions says missile cuts 'unacceptable'
"...takes about $1.2 billion from national missile defense, much of it from the Ground-based Midcourse Defense program led by Boeing in Huntsville. Sessions also pointed out that work has stopped on the Kinetic Energy Interceptor and Multiple Kill Vehicle follow-on programs, and that about $900 million will also be moved to theater missiles, "leaving us a real big hole and very damaging cuts in national missile defense." ..."
Pyongyang vows to enlarge atomic arsenal, marks outbreak of Korean War
N. Korea warns of ‘fire shower of nuclear’ attack
"...North Korea had warned previously it would fire a long-range missile as a response to U.N. Security Council condemnation of an April rocket launch seen as a cover for its ballistic missile technology...."
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
US Ready for Any Threat from N. Korea
"...the U.S. military are "fully prepared for any contingencies" involving North Korea -- including the possible launch of a long-range missile toward Hawaii...."
Monday, June 22, 2009
"...The Obama administration and its Democratic allies on Capitol Hill are significantly reducing America's missile defense programs at the very moment when the need for such systems is becoming ever more palpable...."
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Missile budget cut still stands
"...a reduction in the number of missiles deployed - plans called for as many as 44 total in Alaska and California - and less money for continued testing and future improvements of the system. There are currently 30 missiles deployed in Alaska and at Vandenberg..."
U.S. may be within N. Korea missile range in 3 years, official warns
"...Cartwright said he was "90%-plus" confident that the U.S. could shoot down a missile launched at the United States from North Korea. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates has proposed trimming the overall U.S. missile defense budget, but has requested $900 million to maintain and improve interceptor missiles now based in California and Alaska...."
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Ducommun Incorporated Announces Delivery of Nanosatellites to U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command
Ducommun Incorporated Announces Delivery of Nanosatellites to U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command
"...SMDC-ONE program is managed by the USASMDC/ARSTRAT Technical Center, Space Division. The design and development effort was primarily conducted at Miltec Corporation located in Huntsville, Alabama, with portions of the design and integration testing performed at Miltec’s System Integration and Test Facility located in Iuka, Mississippi. Miltec worked closely with the Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center (AMRDEC)..."
Monday, June 15, 2009
Republicans To Oppose Missile Defense Cuts in Authorization Markup
"...Taepodong 2 long-range ballistic missile and Iran's successful test of a ballistic missile capable of reaching Israel and parts of Europe (see GSN, May 21). "Instead of a missile defense cut, we must invest in capabilities that protect the U.S. homeland, our forward-deployed troops, and allies," said Strategic Forces Subcommittee ranking member Michael Turner (R-Ohio)...."
Friday, June 12, 2009
Griffith warns cuts could lead to layoffs
Griffith warns cuts could lead to layoffs
"...The White House's proposed 2010 Pentagon budget slashes about $2 billion from the Missile Defense Agency's $10 billion a year budget. Most of that money has been targeted to come out of Ground-based Missile Defense..."
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Huntsville firefighters responding to call at Boeing
"...Huntsville's Hazmat team are responding to a report of an explosion at 499 Boeing Boulevard..."
Missile defense hit-to-kill technology key test happened 25 years ago today
"...The Missile Defense Agency and the U.S. Army Space & Missile Defense Command, located on Redstone Arsenal, continue to develop and refine hit-to-kill technology...."
Alaskans prepare for N. Korean missiles
"...Right now, there are 16 missile interceptors in the ground at Fort Greely and another 14 at Vandenberg. Defense Secretary Robert Gates says the 30 interceptors are more than enough to protect us. ..."
Monday, June 8, 2009
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
Young lashes out at Congress over missile defense
"...Rep. Don Young took his colleagues to task Tuesday for proposed cuts to the Missile Defense Agency at the same time North Korea appears to be preparing to test launch a long-range missile that could strike Alaska...."
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
North Korea fires sixth missile and restarts nuclear plant
"...a night-time missile launch had been carried out on Tuesday and that there are signs of imminent further launches along the rogue state's West coast. The latest missile brings the total number of launches to six in the past three days. The North has warned that it may continue to launch missiles..."
Friday, May 22, 2009
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
2009 Bronx terrorism plot
"...In April 2009, Cromitie and his three alleged accomplices chose their targets. They allegedly planned to both bomb the Riverdale Temple and nearby Riverdale Jewish Center in the Bronx, and, using Stinger surface-to-air guided missiles, shoot down military planes flying out of a nearby air base...."
Saturday, May 9, 2009
Huntsville Engineer Talks About Proposed Missile Defense Cuts
"...Mike Hubler is a human factors engineer. He's also a husband and father. Those factors have kept him following the news relating to federal budget cuts and missile defense. "It seems to me that missile defense has become increasingly important. It's a concern to me that it is one of places being cut just at a time when we see countries who are closer, and closer to having the nuclear capabilities," said Mike Hubler.
U.S. missile defense information found in disk bought on eBay
"...Specifically, test launch procedures for the THAAD (Terminal High Altitude Area Defense) ground-to-air missile defense system were contained on the disk,..."
Friday, May 8, 2009
Sunday, April 19, 2009
Friday, April 17, 2009
Obama’s Missile Defense Conundrum
"...One of the major missile defense programs on the chopping block is the Airborne Laser (ABL) system. This energy directed weapon is used to shoot down a long-range missile shortly after launch–the point at which a missile is most vulnerable. Another casualty looks to be the Ground-Based Interceptor (GBI) program..."
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Israel, US Will Hold Massive Joint Exercise
"...The Israel Air Force’s Air Defense Division, the U.S. Missile Defense Agency and the U.S. Military’s European Command (EUCOM) have held the Juniper Cobra exercise for the past five years. The upcoming exercise is planned to be the most complex and extensive yet...."
Monday, April 6, 2009
U.S. lawmakers react to Missile Defense cuts
"...Secretary of Defense Robert Gates announced major cuts to defense spending including reducing the budget for the Missile Defense Agency by $1.4 billion. Gates said he does not propose to increase the number of ground-based interceptors in Alaska as had been planned. ..."
Gates under fire for deep defence cuts
"...Robert Gates yesterday launched war against the defence industrial complex by scrapping big defence programmes, in a move that saw the defence secretary come under immediate fire from Congress...."
Israel fears US budget cuts may hurt missile defense
"...The new missile, which is in its development stages in an Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) factory, should also be able to intercept ballistic missiles in heights of more than 100 kilometers (i.e. outside the atmosphere)...."
Sunday, April 5, 2009
North Korea launch could arm Pentagon suppliers
"...Backers of a fledgling U.S. anti-missile shield lost no time pressing Gates to re-think any plans to trim spending on missile-defense, for instance. At roughly $10 billion a year, it is the Pentagon's costliest arms development program...."
UN Security Council Adjourns Without Response to North Korea Rocket Launch
"...North Korea launched the rocket on Sunday, despite international diplomatic efforts to persuade it not to. Several countries, including the United States, believe the rocket was a cover for a long-range ballistic missile test...."
Saturday, April 4, 2009
False Alarm Sounded Saturday in Japan over North Korean Missile Launch
"...It announced at 12:16 p.m. local time Saturday North Korea had fired the rocket. The report was immediately aired on national broadcast networks and local authorities activated their emergency responses in areas where it was feared debris from stages of the missile could fall. ..."
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
North Korea vows to shoot down US spy planes, upping threats
"...North Korea has a warning for US spy planes: Stop circling the site of the missile the North is planning to launch. “Should US warplanes dare to perpetrate aerial espionage,” North Korea’s state radio warned Wednesday, “our revolutionary forces will shoot them down.”..."
North Korea Threatens War Against Japan Over Missile
"...Japanese Defense Minister Yasukazu Hamada on March 27 ordered his forces to shoot down any North Korean object entering his country’s airspace and deployed guided-missile units around Tokyo. ..."
No U.S. Plans to Stop Korea on Missile Test
"...An independent security think-tank released satellite images on Sunday that it said confirmed the presence of the Taepondong-2 missile on the North’s Musudan-ri launch pad. The content of the photos, analyzed by the Institute for Science and International Security in Washington, had not yet been confirmed by the Defense Department by Monday, but they echoed South Korean news reports last week that said the missile had been put in place...."
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
2nd, 19th SOPS assume control of new GPS satellite
"...The satellite, named GPS IIR-20(M), is the 34th satellite in the GPS constellation, which provides precise navigation and timing data to military and civilian customers around the world...."
Reference: www.schriever.af.mil via GPS News Report
Sunday, March 22, 2009
Missile Defense Technology
Missile Defense Technology
"...Kinetic Energy Interceptor (KEI): Highly mobile, the kinetic energy interceptor is dubbed the next generation of missile defense due to its ability to ..."
The Cost of Missile Defense is a Small Price to Pay for a Very High Dividend
"...Missile defense programs are a cost-effective example. Derided in the 1980s as fanciful “star wars,” few defense experts today question whether anti-ballistic missile technologies like the “GMD” system (Ground-based Midcourse Defense, a system of systems that includes other missile defenses) can destroy nuclear missiles from North Korea and Iran. ..."
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Griffith Urges Congress to Fund Missile Defense
"...“In addition to being a deterrent to these rogue nations, our missile defense creates jobs in my district. Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Alabama has more than 32,000 military jobs, 78,000 military retirees and 118,000 family members depending on this industry for their livelihood. This community is slated to continue to grow and, as the manufacturing, service, bio-tech, and homeland defense industries develop we should not stunt the growth of this region of the country. We should continue to research ways to ensure the safety of Americans both at home and abroad through producing sound missile defense technology...."
Monday, March 16, 2009
US intercepts ballistic missile in Hawaii test
"... HONOLULU — The military's ground-based mobile missile defense system successfully shot down a medium-range ballistic missile during a test in Hawaii, the Missile Defense Agency said Tuesday. It was the first time the military fired two interceptors at one target using the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system..."
Sunday, March 8, 2009
8/11/2009 to 8/12/2009, Hyatt Regency Long Beach
2009 Missile Defense Agency Small Business Innovation Research Industry Day
"...MDA’s goal is to realize a return on investment by acquiring technology that can be transitioned into the Ballistics Missile Defense System (BMDS). The intent of the conference is simple. A better informed small business community is more likely to submit stronger, more focused proposals and minimize duplication and mistakes- enhancing the SBIR/STTR process for MDA and the Small Business Community. The Industry Day will provide small businesses with a “one-stop shopping” opportunity to learn as much as they can about the MDA SBIR and STTR programs...."
7th Annual U.S. Missile Defense Conference
"...23 - 25 Mar 2009 Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center Washington, DC, This conference is U.S./SECRET Only. A key objective of the 7th Annual U.S. Missile Defense Conference is to maintain the legacy of providing a world-class, secure environment for all members of the U.S. Missile Defense Team to meet and discuss key issues facing the development and deployment of missile defense systems in support of national strategic objectives. ..."
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
Russia snubs Obama secret offer
"...suggesting that he would back off deploying a new missile defence system in Eastern Europe if Moscow would help stop Iran from developing long-range weapons, American officials said on Monday. ..."
Monday, February 23, 2009
Montana company prepares for defense manufacturing
"...The Blackfeet Tribe's Pikuni Industries of Browning plans to upgrade a building and use it in manufacturing lightweight materials for the Army's missile program...."
Saturday, February 21, 2009
On missile defense, Obama has a new view
"...PRAGUE | The Obama administration has begun to indicate that it’s willing to reconsider the Bush administration’s push to deploy a ballistic missile defense system in the Czech Republic and Poland — if Russia helps curb Iran’s push to develop nuclear weapons...."
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Russian and US satellites collide
"...satellite owned by the US company Iridium hit a defunct Russian satellite at high speed nearly 780km (485 miles) over Siberia on Tuesday, Nasa said..."
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Hard times ahead for Marietta’s F-22?
"...the fervent supporters of Lockheed Martin’s F-22 Raptor fighter jet as an overwhelming number of lawmakers are urging the White House to continue production of the aircraft..."
US To Continue Developing Missile Defense
"...“We will continue to develop missile defenses to counter a growing Iranian capability, provided the technology is proven to work and cost-effective,” Biden said. That was a campaign pledge of..."
Monday, February 9, 2009
Sunday, February 8, 2009
Biden’s ‘Bad News:’ Allies Need to Shoulder Burdens
"...One of those areas is missile defense, Biden said. The new administration will only go ahead with a Bush plan for anti- missile installations in eastern Europe “provided the technology is proven and it is cost effective,” Biden said. “We’ll do so in consultation with you, our NATO allies, and with Russia.” ..."
Monday, February 2, 2009
Raytheon Begins Deliveries of Zumwalt Mission System Production Equipment
"...including the US Missile Defense Agency, the US Armed Forces and the Department of Homeland Security. Raytheon Company, with 2008 sales of $23.2 billion..."
Thursday, January 29, 2009
Raytheon Profit Falls 34% on Year-Earlier Tax Gain
"...the company sold more air-and-missile-defense systems to US allies in Asia and the Middle East...."
Monday, January 26, 2009
Engineer helped astronauts reach the moon safely
"...As chief of calibration at the Army Missile Defense in Huntsville, Ala., during the 1960s and early '70s, he helped make sure that the Saturn V rocket developed under Wernher von Braun at NASA's nearby Marshall Space Flight Center was safe to launch astronauts into space on several missions, including 1969's historic moon landing...."
MDA Fires Rocket Motor for New Target
"...The LV-2 target vehicle will be a two-stage launch vehicle that employs C4 rocket motors from retired U.S. Navy Trident missiles in both stages. MDA officials hope..."
Sunday, January 25, 2009
At 70, celebrated inventor's start-up makes progress with Pentagon
"...The laser, about the size of a matchbox, blinds the guidance system of an antiaircraft missile even when it is miles away. The entire system could fit in a shoe box. The laser system currently being tested by Northrop fits in a 6-foot device shaped like a canoe and attached to the belly of an airliner...."
Saturday, January 24, 2009
Preserve Raptor Jobs Now
"...urge Members of Congress and the new Administration to take immediate action to release funds already authorized to continue production of the world’s most advanced fighter aircraft, the F-22 Raptor. Keeping the production line of this model aerospace program open currently requires no additional taxpayer dollars, and is not a rescue or bailout. Rather, it will allow us to maintain a healthy program that delivers considerable economic benefit while providing our Air Force with appropriate numbers of the best fighter aircraft ever made. Production of this aircraft is in jeopardy—and with it more than 95,000 American jobs, over $12 billion in national economic activity, and the superiority of America’s Air Force...."
Friday, January 23, 2009
Attacks in Northwest Border Province Are First Since Obama's Inauguration
Suspected U.S. Missile Strikes Kill at Least 20 in Pakistan
"...precision strike leveled a compound, which was owned by local tribal elder Khalil Malik, killing at least 10 suspected militants, including five foreign nationals, according to the Pakistani security official...."
Monday, January 12, 2009
Obama should press forward with missile defense
"...In a debate with Sen. John McCain, he said, “I actually believe that we need missile defense, because of Iran and North Korea and the potential for them to obtain or to launch nuclear weapons.”..."
Sunday, January 11, 2009
"...Pakistan's nuclear program developed the P1 and P2 centrifuges -- the first two centrifuges that Pakistan deployed in large numbers. The P1 centrifuge uses an aluminum rotor, and the P2 centrifuge uses a maraging steel rotor, which is stronger, spins faster, and therefore enriches more uranium per machine than the P1 centrifuge's aluminum rotor...."
Thursday, January 8, 2009
India-US 'missile shield talks'
"...India has been holding initial talks with the US over the possible purchase of a missile defence shield system, the UK's Financial Times has reported...."
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
Northrop Grumman Begins Testing 'Cold-Launch' System That Makes Kinetic Energy Interceptors Mobile, Global, Flexible
"...Northrop Grumman is developing the cold-launch system for KEI based on those it has supplied for U.S. Navy submarines since the 1950s as well as those used on silo-based Peacekeeper intercontinental ballistic missiles. That work is underway at company facilities in
"Eject or cold launch technology is a proven approach used on Navy submarines for many years," Spehar noted. "Using this very safe technology, we can launch large or highly energetic missiles, such as KEI, because only a small amount of propellant is needed to eject the interceptor compared with igniting the first stage rocket motor."
Featuring the U.S. Missile Defense Agency's newest high-acceleration booster, KEI's launch system is designed to eject an interceptor about 200 feet in the air before the first stage rocket motor ignites. For KEI, about 70 pounds of propellant is ignited in the gas generator to eject the approximate 25,000-pound missile. ..."
Sunday, January 4, 2009
$397.9M: Next Step Or Last Step for GMD?
"...Boeing Integrated Defense Systems in Huntsville, AL received a $397.9 million not-to-exceed award under a cost plus award fee..."