"...It is no secret that Iran and North Korea are collaborating in a ballistic missile program. The North Koreans provided Iran with the technology and know-how to build the Shahab-3 medium-range ballistic missile, which is a copy of the Nodong-1 missile. The Shahb- 3 missile has a range of 2,000 kilometers (1,240 miles) covering all of the U.S. military bases in the Middle East and the entire country of Israel...."Reference: www.foxnews.com .
Friday, December 31, 2010
Thursday, December 30, 2010
"...A senior U.S. commander has recently revealed that China's development of an anti-ship ballistic missile that is designed to target aircraft carriers is now operational. Defense analysts say ..."Reference: www.voanews.com .
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
"...Systems to be integrated through the IBCS include the Patriot, Surface-Launched Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile (SLAMRAAM), Joint Land Attack Cruise Missile Defense Elevated Netted Sensor (JLENS), Improved Sentinel radar, and - if the U.S. Department of Defense gives approval - Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) and Medium Extended Air Defense System (MEADS)...."Reference: al.com .
Monday, December 27, 2010
"...The maiden test launch of Agni-II plus, a nuclear-capable surface-to-surface missile, ended in a massive failure, the Indian Express said on Friday. ..."Reference: www.presstv.ir .
Friday, December 24, 2010
"...GAO points out that flight tests designed to test whether the interceptors work are scheduled for after the Pentagon has already bought 38 of the new interceptor missiles. In fact, the Pentagon will have bought about a third of the planned inventory of 320 interceptors, paying more than $1 billion, before it is sure the missiles work as planned...."Reference: www.aolnews.com .
Thursday, December 23, 2010
"...Israel would be in grave danger of having your anti-tank missile used against her," Rep. Steve Rothman (D-NJ) wrote in a Dec. 21 letter to French President Nicholas Sarkozy..."Reference: foreignpolicy.com .
"...China Precision Machinery Import Export Corporation. In an interview, Mr. Liu said he had chosen the company because the electrodes available in the United States were harder to find and more expensive. Two days later, the Bush administration barred American citizens from doing business with the Chinese company, which had already been penalized repeatedly for providing missile technology to Pakistan and Iran. ..."Reference: www.nytimes.com .
"...The United States funds 58 percent of the MEADS program, and European partners Germany and Italy provide 25 percent and 17 percent respectively as partners in the NATO Medium Extended Air Defense System Management Organization (NAMEADSMO). Its program management agency NAMEADSMA is located in Huntsville, AL...."Reference: www.prnewswire.com .
"...Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission. They provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations...."Reference: usajobs.gov .
"...Before the declarations by Brazil and Argentina, Iran reportedly agreed to sell Hugo Chavez's Venezuela medium-range missiles capable of reaching the United States. The two will establish a joint Iranian-Venezuelan base in the latter country to conduct further development of ground-to-ground missiles..."Reference: www.realclearpolitics.com .
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
"...disabled veteran-owned small businesses or 8(a), HUBZone certified..."Reference: www.mda.mil/global/documents/pdf/osbp_biz_checklist.pdf .
"...Shelby dismissed the endorsement of the treaty by the director of the Missile Defense Agency, Lt. Gen. Patrick O'Reilly and other Pentagon officials who have said the treaty will not inhibit missile defense. "They feel the political pressure from the White House," Shelby said. ..."Reference: al.com .
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
"...A Ground Based Interceptor (GBI) triple-stage rocket was launched from Vandenberg Airforce Base in California, the US military's main space base. Apparently the triple-stage GBI itself worked properly, depositing an Exo-atmospheric Kill Vehicle in the path of the oncoming missile warhead...."Reference: www.theregister.co.uk .
Friday, December 17, 2010
"...could impede U.S. efforts to expand missile defense. “START straitjackets the United States missile defense capabilities,” Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., said on the Senate floor...."Reference: worldmag.com .
Thursday, December 16, 2010
"...Analyzes schedules and budgets for the Targets and Countermeasures Defense Program Component. Coordinate and integrate the performance measurement data...."Reference: www.lockheedmartinjobs.com .
"...HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - Aerojet announced Thursday that the missile and defense company will soon hire 25 local engineers...."Reference: www.waff.com .
Further Reading: Aerojet Careers
"...A team led by Lockheed Martin Corp and Raytheon is competing to oust Boeing next year and take over continued development, manufacturing, test, training, operations support and sustainment of the ground-based defence. The contract is worth about $4.2 billion over seven years..."Reference: www.iol.co.za .
"...“My number one goal was to be on committees that oversee national defense and NASA and be well-positioned to advocate and protect programs of national importance and north Alabama jobs,” Brooks stated in prepared statement...."Reference: www.timesdaily.com .
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
"...long-range interceptor missile launched successfully, radar and sensors worked properly and the "kill vehicle" deployed. But the "kill vehicle" didn't hit the target...."Reference: cnn.com .
Monday, December 13, 2010
"...Today's planned flight test exercising elements of the Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS) has been postponed due to weather and associated air traffic conflicts over the central Pacific Ocean. The earliest the flight test can take place is Dec. 15, 2010. ..."Reference: www.mda.mil .
Sunday, December 12, 2010
"...12/10/2010 - VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- The Missile Defense Agency plans to conduct a flight test involving the launch of a ground-based interceptor from the Ronald W. Reagan Missile Defense Site here Dec. 14 with a launch window of 8 a.m. to noon.
The ground-based interceptor test will defend against an intermediate-range ballistic missile target launched from Kwajalein Atoll, Marshall Islands.
The operationally-configured interceptor is designed to intercept and destroy a ballistic missile warhead as part of the Ground-based Midcourse Defense element of the integrated Ballistic Missile Defense System.
This will be the fourth launch of an operationally configured ground-based interceptor from Vandenberg AFB...."
"...The Missile Defense Agency plans to conduct a flight test involving the launch of a ground-based interceptor from the Ronald W. Reagan Missile Defense Site at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, Dec. 14 with a launch window of..."Reference: www.yokwe.net .
Friday, December 10, 2010
"...According to Die Welt, Venezuela has agreed to allow Iran to establish a military base manned by Iranian missile officers, soldiers of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard and Venezuelan missile officers. In addition, Iran has given permission for the missiles to be used in case of an "emergency"...."Reference: www.hudson-ny.org .
"...yesterday reaffirmed his intention to deploy U.S. missile interceptors in Poland as part of NATO missile defense efforts, the White House announced..."Reference: www.globalsecuritynewswire.org .
"...a railgun offers 2 to 3 times the velocity of a conventional big gun, so that it can hit its target within 6 minutes. By contrast, a guided cruise missile travels at subsonic speeds, meaning that the intended target could be gone by the time it reaches its destination...."Reference: www.foxnews.com .
Sunday, December 5, 2010
"...a contractor at the U.S. Army’s Space & Missile Defense Command, Redstone Arsenal, in Huntsville. Violations were in connection with an explosion that killed two workers earlier this year. Total penalties ..."Reference: blr.com .
Friday, December 3, 2010
"...The fix was completed as the U.S. is negotiating a signed contract worth as much as $6.9 billion with the United Arab Emirates, a Persian Gulf nation that is seeking to be the first international buyer of the Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense missile system. ..."Reference: www.bloomberg.com .
"...President Barack Obama and Defense Secretary Robert Gates have tried to get defense spending under control by ending or cutting certain programs like the F-22, airborne laser, or the new presidential helicopter while allowing for modest growth. Gates views these cuts as a prophylaxis for deeper ones later..."Reference: www.americanprogress.org .
Thursday, December 2, 2010
Reference: www.foxnews.com .
Monday, November 29, 2010
"...The role of the Targets and Countermeasures Program is to develop and provide realistic targets for the BMDS. Building ballistic missile target vehicles and payloads is rocket science, and industry’s products for Targets and Countermeasures will draw on the available and future technologies to emulate the threat reliably and affordably. ..."Reference: www.mda.mil
Sunday, November 28, 2010
Friday, November 26, 2010
"...The target was seemingly impenetrable; for security reasons, it lay several stories underground and was not connected to the World Wide Web. And that meant Stuxnet had to act as sort of a computer cruise missile: As it made its passage through a set of unconnected computers..."Reference: www.foxnews.com .
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
"...“President Lee instructed (the military) to strike North Korea’s missile base near its coastline artillery positions if necessary ... if there is an indication of further provocation,” Kim said..."Reference: www.koreaherald.com .
Sunday, November 21, 2010
"...The RIM-161 Standard Missile 3 (SM-3) is a ship-based missile system used by the US Navy to intercept aircraft, ships, ballistic and cruise missiles as a part of Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense System. Although primarily designed as an anti-ballistic missile, the SM-3 has also been employed in an anti-satellite capacity against a satellite at the lower end of Low Earth orbit. The SM-3 is primarily used and tested by the United States Navy and also operated by the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force and in the future by the Royal Netherlands Navy...."Reference: wikipedia.org .
"...expected to partner with Lockheed Martin, as it did on many other programs, the most recent is the support for ground based mid-course interceptor missiles. The SM-3 IIB is scheduled for fielding by 2018...."Reference: defense-update.com .
Saturday, November 20, 2010
"...Russia has accepted NATO's invitation to join the European missile defense shield, the alliance's Secretary General, Anders Fogh Rasmussen has announced, the BBC reported...."Reference: www.novinite.com .
Friday, November 19, 2010
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
"...Iran has a history of dubious weapons claims. So take with about a ton of salt any bragging from the Islamic Republic about its cool new military toys. In the past, Iran has tried to spin a SCUD as a “space missile,” oversold the capabilities of its homebrew drone, announced a “new” anti-aircraft artillery that wasn’t quite so new and photoshopped a purported Shahab-3 missile launch..."Reference: www.wired.com .
Monday, November 15, 2010
"...respective proposals before the US Missile Defense Agency for the concept definition and program planning phase of the Next Generation Aegis Missile (NGAM)...."Reference: www.brahmand.com .
Sunday, November 14, 2010
"...Starting Tuesday, Iran's military will hold five days of air defense drills to assess the effectiveness of its missile defense and weapons systems, Miqani said..."Reference: www.cnn.com .
Friday, November 12, 2010
"...The mystery missile launch, spotted on the eve of the Seoul G20 meeting, turns out to be nothing more than a common aircraft. Viewers were mislead ..."Reference: www.staho.com .
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
"...formed to pursue the U.S. Missile Defense Agency’s ground-based midcourse defense contract. The contract includes work at the missile defense installation at Fort Greely near Delta Junction...."Reference: newsminer.com .
"...Pentagon is still not sure what that was in the sky off the coast of California -- except that it was not a missile fired by the U.S. or some other country..."Reference: www.cbsnews.com .
"...Obama scaled back the number of interceptors in the Ground-Based Midcourse Defense System in Alaska and California from 44 to 30 and decided not to deploy 10 interceptors..."Reference: www.heritage.org .
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
"...One expert says he has an answer for a video that appears to show an unexplained missile launch off the Southern California coast - there was no missile.
"...A mysterious missile launch off the southern California coast was caught on video Monday evening by a KCBS news helicopter. The spectacular contrail could easily be seen up in Los Angeles..."Reference: www.760kfmb.com .
Monday, November 8, 2010
Missile Defense Agency Space Tracking and Surveillance System Advanced Technology Risk Reduction Satellite transfers to Air Force Space Command
Missile Defense Agency Space Tracking and Surveillance System Advanced Technology Risk Reduction Satellite transfers to Air Force Space Command
"...STSS ATRR was launched May 5, 2009 from Vandenberg Air Force Base. STSS ATRR is a small experimental satellite that serves as a pathfinder for prototype sensor technology and future MDA space missions...."Reference: www.mda.mil .
"...from Kentucky, said on ABC's "This Week" that Social Security, Medicare and defense should also be "on the table."..."Reference: www.nydailynews.com .
Sunday, November 7, 2010
"...Aboard the USS Jason Dunham, a massive missile destroyer flanked with torpedoes and Sea Hawk helicopters, the sailors tell the story of the ship's namesake with somber pride...."Reference: www.miamiherald.com .
"...NATO Summit scheduled for Nov. 19-20 in Lisbon, to discuss a United States-led proposal to deploy a much-debated missile defense system on Turkish soil...."Reference: www.hurriyetdailynews.com .
"...Israel Defense Forces will announce Monday an NIS 27 million investment in a new cellular system that will alert citizens in case of a missile attack...."Reference: www.haaretz.com .
Friday, November 5, 2010
"...One hundred flights are planned to evaluate the missile’s effectiveness in destroying enemy missile radar, with the initial flights to assess missile guidance, internal diagnostics and pre-launch..."Reference: www.bloomberg.com .
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
"...The Multipurpose NanoMissile System is designed to be a low-cost launcher using a bi-propellant ethane and nitrous oxide core stage supplemented by multiple strap-on surplus/end-of-life MLRS and ATACMS artillery rockets...."Reference: satellite.tmcnet.com .
Monday, November 1, 2010
"...Kwajalein is home to USAKA (United States Army Kwajalein Atoll) and the premier missile facility, the Ronald Reagan Test Site (RTS)...."Reference: www.yokwe.net .
"...the world’s largest missile maker, plans to deliver arms worth $4bn to Saudi Arabia as part of a wider US weapons package..."Reference: www.arabianbusiness.com .
Saturday, October 30, 2010
Friday, October 29, 2010
"...Specifically, the SM-3 Block IA missile destroyed a medium-range ballistic missile target more than 100 miles above the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Kauai, Hawaii...."Reference: seattlepi.com .
Lockheed Martin-Raytheon Team Takes Next Steps In Assuring Continuity for Ground-Based Midcourse Defense
Lockheed Martin-Raytheon Team Takes Next Steps In Assuring Continuity for Ground-Based Midcourse Defense
"..."Having a Raytheon manager in this key position fully leverages our strategic partnership with Raytheon Missile Systems, a critical GMD OEM with whom we have a successful combined track record on a host of missile defense programs..."Reference: www.marketwatch.com .
Thursday, October 28, 2010
"...SpaceX already does business with the Army's Space and Missile Defense Command here. SMDC helped establish the SpaceX launch site on Omelek Island in the Pacific Ocean, where the company has already launched five rockets...."Reference: Huntsville Space Professionals .
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
"...stopped at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City while trying to board a flight with a Raytheon laptop computer that had information that he was not authorized to have...."Reference: www.myfoxboston.com .
More Reading: Patent 7717042, Wide area dispersal warhead, May 18, 2010, Lloyd. Raytheon.
"...By 2012, employees under a certain type of plan will see their coinsurance payments rise from 10 to 20% up to the out-of-pocket maximum...."Reference: topnews.co.uk .
Sunday, October 24, 2010
"...former Cold War anti-aircraft missile site is becoming part of the Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge...."Reference: www.chicagotribune.com .
Saturday, October 23, 2010
"...TEHRAN (FNA)- The Iranian Defense Ministry announced on Saturday that it has succeeded in improving the range of its mid-range missile defense system named as 'Mersad'. ..."Reference: farsnews.com .
Thursday, October 21, 2010
"...A converted Boeing Co 747 equipped with a powerful laser failed to shoot down a mock enemy ballistic missile, the Pentagon's Missile Defense Agency said on Thursday, the system's second botched flight test in a row...."Reference: www.reuters.com .
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
"...Two fake heat-seeking Stinger missiles were also found in their car. Prosecutors argued that the defendants thought they were armed with real missiles..."Reference: www.wnyc.org .
"...the U.S. has asked Beijing to do more to stop Chinese companies from providing assistance and expertise to Iran's efforts to develop nuclear weapons and more powerful missiles. ..."Reference: www.washingtonpost.com .
"...the enhanced missile stockpile could be capable of devastating 90 per cent of the the self-ruled island's key assets, according to a report published by the Defense Ministry's naval studies journal in July...."Reference: www.rttnews.com .
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
"...The vehicle traveled through Green River then went south of I-70 onto the old missile base. The suspect drove the vehicle through a locked gate of the missile base and stopped approximately 500 yards from the base. The suspect exited the vehicle with a handgun and took cover behind his vehicle ..."Reference: www.ecprogress.com .
"...“there may be other bullet strikes on the building as well” and says the investigation is still underway...."Reference: time.com .
"...Officially called the Utah Launch Complex, the 3,650 acre site in the bare hills north of Moab, was established in 1961 as a launch point for test missiles bound for the Army's 4,000 square-mile White Sands Missile Range, in New Mexico. The site has been in "caretaker status" since the last launch in 1974..."Reference: www.abovetopsecret.com .
"...A sweep of the area and facility found that some shots had hit the building, Marine Col. Dave Lapan, a Pentagon spokesman said. He didn't know how many or from what kind of weapon. ..."Reference: www.washingtonpost.com .
Monday, October 18, 2010
"... believes that several Chinese companies are violating United Nations sanctions and providing Iran with assistance in improving its missile technology and developing nuclear weapons..."Reference: www.haaretz.com .
Sunday, October 17, 2010
"...While construction money will apparently dry up next year, Redstone spokeswoman Kim Henry said the arsenal has received $440 million since 2007 for BRAC-related building projects. Work is continuing on new headquarters for the Missile Defense Agency and Army Materiel Command, now based at Fort Belvoir in northern Virginia...."Reference: blog.al.com .
Sunday, October 10, 2010
"...Since 2008, Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control has been awarded 75 environmental, safety and health honors, including 50 safety-specific awards from..."Reference: pr-usa.net .
"...missile plot is the nation's first conviction at trial under an anti-terrorism statute that outlaws the importation of missile systems designed to destroy aircraft, federal prosecutors said...."Reference: www.nbclosangeles.com .
Thursday, October 7, 2010
Medium Extended Air Defense System (MEADS),
Missile Project Under Pressure
"...The Pentagon and its European partners are weighing the fate of a multibillion-dollar effort to replace the Patriot missile-defense system amid the U.S. defense secretary's drive to cut costs...."Reference: wsj.com .
"...The inquiry singles out two security firms—ArmorGroup, a subsidiary of U.K.-based G4S PLC, and EOD Technology Inc., or EODT, of Lenoir City, Tenn.—for relying on dubious local power brokers, including individuals described in U.S. military reports as Taliban affiliates and criminals...."Reference: online.wsj.com .
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
"...Officials have linked a recent increase in US drone missile attacks in Pakistan to efforts to disrupt a suspected al-Qaeda plot to attack European targets...."Reference: www.bbc.co.uk .
Saturday, October 2, 2010
"...a serious terrorist threat and should be banned, according to a security expert.
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1317320/iPhone-app-tracks-planes-aid-terrorists-armed-missiles.html?ito=feeds-newsxml#ixzz11GwreOuL..."
"...But the Pakistani government is believed to assist in at least some of the missile attacks, although the US does not publicly acknowledge the existence of the covert, CIA-run operation...."Reference: aljazeera.net .
Thursday, September 30, 2010
Monday, September 27, 2010
"...The David's Sling Weapon System Project Agreement will advance efforts to develop an Israeli capability against short-range and theater ballistic missiles, large-caliber rockets, and cruise missiles. Included in the project is the continued development of the Stunner Interceptor to provide lower-tier intercept capability for Israel's multi-layered missile defense system. David's Sling will also address the threat posed by the types of inexpensive and easily-produced short-range missiles and rockets used during the 2006 Lebanon War, and will also advance low-altitude intercept technology and provide that technology to benefit U.S. and Israeli industry...."Reference: www.mda.mil .
Sunday, September 26, 2010
"...Computer security specialists have speculated that once inside the factory and within the software that controls equipment, the worm reprogrammed centrifuges made by a specific company, Siemens, to make them fail in a way that would be virtually undetectable. Whether the program achieved its goal is not known. ..."Reference: www.nytimes.com .
"...“We will build a long-range anti-aircraft missile system analogous to S-300,” Defense Minister Ahmad Vahidi said. ..."Reference: www.itar-tass.com .
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
"...Russian President Dmitry Medvedev on Wednesday banned selling S-300 air defense missiles to Iran...."Reference: www.allheadlinenews.com .
Sunday, September 19, 2010
"...According to the report, the Iranian missile, which was displayed with great pride in Teheran less than a month ago, has a maximum range of 200 kilometers. This means it is capable of reaching Jerusalem and Ashdod..."Reference: www.jpost.com .
"..."We've used good, old-fashioned stuff from your telephone network to build a laser that has no moving parts," said Mohammed Islam, a scientist at the University of Michigan who developed this new laser-based missile defense system...."Reference: discovery.com .
"...The Agency plans to resume flight experiments beginning with tests of the software repair on September 13 leading to a lethal shootdown experiment involving a solid-fuel target missile by the end of this month. A mid-October experiment is in the planning stages that will involve lasing a solid-fuel missile at three times the range of last February’s successful destruction of a liquid-fuel missile. ..."Reference: www.mda.mil .
Friday, September 17, 2010
"...military says the missile blasted off at 3:03 a.m. Friday, and its single re-entry test vehicle traveled approximately 5,300 miles to a target ..."Reference: www.airforcetimes.com .
Monday, September 13, 2010
Sunday, September 12, 2010
Nato's Secretary-General has urged the construction of a new missile defence system to protect Europe from the threat of Iranian nuclear attack.
West needs new missile shield against Iranian nuclear threat, Nato chief says
"...Some will see the plan for a new missile shield as a tacit admission that America has rejected the risky option of launching air attacks on Iranian nuclear and military facilities, and given up hopes of deterring Iran from building a bomb..."Reference: www.telegraph.co.uk .
Saturday, September 11, 2010
LOCKHEED MARTIN INAUGURATES TARGET SINGLE INTEGRATION CAPABILITY FOR THE MISSILE DEFENSE AGENCY IN COURTLAND, ALA.
LOCKHEED MARTIN INAUGURATES TARGET SINGLE INTEGRATION CAPABILITY FOR THE MISSILE DEFENSE AGENCY IN COURTLAND, ALA.
"...Lockheed Martin, as the MDA’s prime contractor for Targets and Countermeasures, will deliver targets from Courtland to ranges around the globe to test Terminal High Altitude Area Defense, Aegis, Ground-based Midcourse, Airborne Laser, sensors and other Ballistic Missile Defense System elements – demonstrating both element- and system-level capabilities against current and future threats to the U.S., friends, allies and troops abroad. ..."Reference: www.lockheedmartin.com .
Friday, September 10, 2010
"...according to the report, including the possible "development of a nuclear payload for a missile."
The report estimates that Iran has accumulated about 2.8 tons of low-enriched uranium..."
Thursday, September 9, 2010
"...west of Miran Shah town, a hub for local and international militants in the North Waziristan region...."Reference: www.todayonline.com .
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
"...part of a layered US ballistic missile defense that includes bigger, more powerful ground-based interceptors in California and Alaska...."Reference: www.staradvertiser.com .
"...Taiwan will deploy a new missile defence system by 2015 to protect bases from any attack by rival China, an official said on Wednesday, a sign that military distrust still runs deep despite a thaw in trade ties...."Reference: reuters.com .
Monday, August 30, 2010
"...particularly concerned over a deal to supply Syria with advanced supersonic P-800 Yakhont cruise missiles that would pose a serious threat to Israel Navy ships if transferred to Hizbullah. ..."Reference: www.jpost.com .
"...Lockheed Martin integrates and continues to launch legacy target missiles
for a portion of the MDA’s tests while developing the next-generation of targets –
Launch Vehicle-2 (LV-2). LV-2 is an intermediate to long range target that will
replace one-of-a-kind legacy targets...."
More reading: Ethics: The Fabric of Business, a Case Study of Lockheed Martin
Sunday, August 29, 2010
"...A top Pentagon official has said he is withholding a contract from Lockheed Martin Corp. over concerns about reliability problems with a missile interceptor..."Reference: wsj.com .
Friday, August 27, 2010
"...a plot involving the other men to blow up two synagogues in the Bronx with remote-control bombs. They also wanted to use surface-to-air missiles to shoot down planes at the Air National Guard base in Newburgh...."Reference: www.google.com .
Thursday, August 26, 2010
"...The prime area of focus for Lockheed Martin will be to provide engineering work on the Aegis missile-defense complex through its systems and sensors business. Additionally, the company will also be providing initial maintenance and support services...."Reference: www.zacks.com .
More Reading on Lockheed Martin from Amazon: Skunk Works: A Personal Memoir of My Years of Lockheed
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
"...Defense Minister Gen. Ahmad Vahidi said the third generation of the Fateh-110, which means "conqueror" in Farsi and Arabic, is equipped with a high accuracy guidance control system. He said the solid-fuel missile was..."Reference: www.google.com .
Monday, August 23, 2010
"...The Seraj-1 is a rapid-assault vessel that can operate in stormy weather, while the Zolfaqar can travel at 82 miles per hour and is equipped with the Nasr missile to strike enemy ships, Vahidi said, according to the official Islamic Republic News Agency. Both speedboats will “significantly boost the Iranian navy’s defense capability,” he said...."Reference: www.bloomberg.com .
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
"...There is some fear that Iran is moving people and weaponry into position through Latin America, with the (often vocal) support of the Venezuelan government, in order to strike against the U.S. and American interests in the case of an attack on their nuclear facilities by Israel or the U.S...."Reference: chattahbox.com .
Monday, August 16, 2010
"...It will be the first human-like robot to become a permanent resident at the space station. The robot even has its own Twitter account (@AstroRobonaut) where its human handlers are posting updates for the automaton's mission. ..."Reference: www.msnbc.msn.com .
Thursday, August 12, 2010
"...Lockheed Martin Corp.'s Orlando missiles operation and teammate Raytheon Co. have landed a $309 million Army contract ..."Reference: orlandosentinel.com .
Monday, August 9, 2010
from WorldNetDaily Commentary
Chinese ready to kill U.S. Navy carriers?
"...Until now, the carrier has been virtually invincible. Short of a nuclear hit, the American Supercarrier could not be sunk – until now.
The Chinese have built, tested and are on schedule to deploy next year a missile designed to kill an American carrier. ..."
"...Israeli officials opposed the deal, concerned that it could help undermine their military advantage in the region. Israel is not expected to challenge the sale by lobbying Congress. The Obama administration is expected to formally notify Congress of the plan to sell the planes..."Reference: www.dailyfinance.com .
Further Notes: The F-15 is capable of carrying the AIM missile sets- Sparrow and Sidewiders, AMRAAM missiles, and is further upgradeable. Source: Wikipedia
Friday, August 6, 2010
"...China is developing an unprecedented new missile that is designed to be launched from land with enough accuracy to penetrate the defenses of even the most advanced moving aircraft carrier from a distance of more than 900 miles, sources say...."Reference: www.foxnews.com .
Monday, July 26, 2010
"...Signing for the State of Israel was Rear Admiral Ophir Shoham, Director of Defense Research and Development. The United States signatory was Army Lieutenant General Patrick J. O’Reilly, Director of the U.S. Missile Defense Agency.
The agreement continues the long and accomplished history of cooperation between the State of Israel and the United States in the area of missile defense technology...."
"...The Anchorage-based Native corporation would provide “logistics management, engineering and supply support services” in Fort Greely and Huntsville, Ala...."Reference: newsminer.com .
"...Raytheon, which employs about 700 people here, knows first-hand about the area's skilled work force. The company knows we have a great standard of living, too.
But it also is familiar with Tucson, its home base. And Camden, where a factory has been building missiles for several years...."
Monday, July 19, 2010
"...The Missile Defense Agency, it said, has difficulty in measuring contractor performance in the Ground-based Midcourse Defense and Targets and Countermeasures programs as a result...."Reference: www.upi.com .
"...When completed, the new production facility will provide final assembly and testing for Standard Missile-3 and Standard Missile-6. SM-3 production is expected to increase substantially in the next ten years, and SM-6 production is expected to begin in 2010...."Reference: www.whnt.com .
Sunday, July 11, 2010
"...Intel on Hizbullah declassified this week makes clear: Israel can still destroy the group's missiles should another war break out...."Reference: www.jpost.com .
"...Massachusetts' former governor asserts that the treaty "impedes missile defense." In fact, the preamble notes the relationship between offense and defense, a strategic reality..."Reference: www.washingtonpost.com .
Thursday, July 8, 2010
"...MSX represents the first system demonstration in space of Technology to identify and track ballistic missiles during their midcourse flight phase. The Sensor Technology Directorate of BMDO has overall responsibility of MSX. ..."Reference: www.globalsecurity.org .
"...An Israeli military spokesman said the latest intelligence showed the Shiite militant organization backed and supplied by Iran was increasingly moving its military resources into built-up areas in preparation for any future Israeli military attack...."Reference: abcnews.go.com .
"...U.S. Missile Defense Agency said in a statement last week. The test was the latest for the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system, which is part of a planned missile defense shield for the U.S...."Reference: www.mauiweekly.com .
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
"...the Soviet war in Afghanistan (1979–1989), the peak of intelligent recruitment and retention of American Sailors and Soldiers. This group of individuals are considered the silent 'killers' ...a large, elite team of non-draft, recruited sailors and soldiers. Navy 'PRP' members were selected for their ..."Reference: http://rocket-city.us .
"...an alleged network of Russian spies has provided new evidence that the era of Cold War espionage never completely ended, exposing what U.S. intelligence experts described as Moscow's ongoing commitment to aggressive espionage operations, ..."Reference: www.washingtonpost.com .
Monday, June 28, 2010
"..."I believe that cooperative missile defense with Russia has enormous potential, since the sharing of our technologies and information, which we currently collect about missile launches from third countries, can make both of our countries more secure," Obama said...."Reference: www.globalsecuritynewswire.org .
"...10 intelligence officers from a foreign country in one fell swoop," one official said. "This network in the United States has now been completely compromised." ..."Reference: www.washingtonpost.com .
Friday, June 25, 2010
"...Similar warnings in the past have preceded North Korean missile tests. The State Department is cautioning North Korea against provocative actions after its no-sail warning to international shipping..."Reference: www1.voanews.com .
Friday, June 18, 2010
"...A 30 percent layoff here would be 525 people. Sixty percent would be 1,050.
Boeing has already announced it will lay off 100 here, and another contractor informed local officials Thursday it will send 60 people home next week...."
More Reading: http://nasaengineer.com/board/
Thursday, June 17, 2010
"...As a partner to Lockheed Martin, Alaska Aerospace will provide operations and maintenance support at Fort Greely, Alaska, and Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., where GMD Ground-based Interceptors are deployed. ..."Reference: www.prnewswire.com .
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
"...Secretary of the Air Force, Michael Donley, visited Vandenberg Air Force Base on Wednesday, June 16, to witness the test flight of a Minuteman III, an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) ..."Reference: independent.com .
"..."If we knew how bad things were, how many corners were cut before the oil spill, we would have demanded action on part of industry as well as the government. We know we face exactly that kind of crisis in the context of cyber security," said Baker...."Reference: www.cnn.com .
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
"...Vane said the Army last assessed the NLOS-LS box missile launcher a couple of years ago, and that assessment was mostly focused on major combat operations...."Reference: www.armytimes.com .
"...In February Obama announced plans to cancel the program, proposing instead to outsource manned missions to private companies and focus NASA’s efforts - and budget - on other, more cutting-edge technology and exploration...."Reference: www.nydailynews.com .
"...contract for production of equipment sets for multimission signal processors, ballistic missile defense and Aegis weapon systems...."Reference: www.businessweek.com .
"...The ICBM competitions include simulated launches, peacetime operations, installing and removing missile boosters, and maintaining electrical, mechanical, environmental and communications systems...."Reference: www.chron.com .
"...could not show proper identification, Senior Airman Katherine Holt said. A search of the vehicle after they were detained found military-style uniforms and gear and several "rifle-type" weapons, Holt said...."Reference: www.cnn.com .
"...Raytheon Co. said Tuesday it received a $73 million contract for upgrades..."Reference: www.businessweek.com .
Friday, June 11, 2010
"...Israel put the embargo in place because Hamas has been firing missiles at Israel ever since it took power. The embargo allows Israel to inspect the ships' cargo, and..."Reference: www.desmoinesregister.com .
"...targeted a compound used by Taliban as a training center, located ..."Reference: www.rferl.org .
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
"...Enabling the Vision for Space Exploration, Operationally Responsive Space, Future Combat Systems, Tactical Missiles, Army Aviation, the Global Earth Observing System of Systems, Missile Defense, etc..."Reference: www.vcsi.org .
"...The Missile Defense Agency said Sunday's test of a two-stage version of the three-stage ground-based interceptor missile already protecting the United States was a success. The three-stage GBI is deployed at Fort Greely, Alaska, and Vandenberg Air Force Base..."Reference: www.al.com .
Sunday, June 6, 2010
"...A target missile was not launched for this flight test. After performing flyout maneuvers, the two-stage booster delivered an exoatmospheric kill vehicle to a designated point in space. The exoatmospheric kill vehicle is the component that, if a target missile were present, would collide directly with the threat warhead to perform a “hit to kill” intercept. After separating from the second-stage booster, the kill vehicle executed a variety of maneuvers to collect data to further prove the performance of the kill vehicle in space...."Reference: www.mda.mil .
Monday, May 31, 2010
"...India will conduct the second test of the missile, also called as Barak-2 by next year. The missile will be integrated by Indian technicians. ..."Reference: www.brahmand.com .
"...Technical Representative for Contracting Officers on Space & Missile Defense Command contracts, for items and material for missile defense research supplied by private businesses. Some of these contracts were between SMDC and companies owned by Maurice Subilia, Dennis Darling and Paul Hurlburt..."Reference: www.whnt.com .
"...Arms sales are one of the major sources of revenue for North Korea, suspected of being behind nuclear and missile proliferation in Syria, Iran, Pakistan and several other countries...."Reference: yonhapnews.co.kr .
Saturday, May 29, 2010
Friday, May 28, 2010
"...(Reuters) - The House of Representatives approved President Barack Obama's request for $205 million to spur Israel's production of a system to counter short-range rockets of the type used by Hamas and Hezbollah...."Reference: www.reuters.com .
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
"...The new missile is designed to have a unique profile from traditional ICBMs, to prevent nuclear powers like China and Russia from mistaking the missile for a nuclear warhead. The missile is to be launched from a B-52 Stratofortress bomber...."Reference: www.dailytech.com .
Friday, May 21, 2010
"...The head of a parliamentary foreign affairs committee was quoted on Friday as saying that sanctions on Iran being discussed by world powers would not stop Russia from delivering S-300 surface to air missiles to Tehran...."Reference: www.reuters.com .
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
"...During the "wide-ranging and productive exchange," the president and the legislators also discussed the Obama administration's request to provide 205 million dollars to help Israel deploy an anti-missile defense system, the White House said. ..."Reference: www.channelnewsasia.com .
"...The May 18 edition of The New York Times contained an article (“Review Cites Flaws in U.S. Antimissile Program”) detailing a study conducted by Dr. Theodore Postol and Dr. George Lewis published in the May issue of Arms Control Today (ACT). The study called into question the test record of the Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) sea-based interceptor that is designed to intercept and destroy short- to medium-range ballistic missiles. The ACT article stated that successful intercepts during tests of the SM-3 actually “missed” targets and should not have been assessed as successful.
The Missile Defense Agency strongly refutes this allegation. The SM-3 program is one of the most successful programs within the Department of Defense, with operational interceptors now deployed aboard U.S. Navy ships...."