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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..."