"...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 .
Monday, May 31, 2010
"...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...."
Thursday, May 13, 2010
"... This program offers new and recent college graduates, and those seeking entry into the exciting world of missile defense, a two-year, fully-paid developmental assignment that allows you to experience the variety of challenges being addressed on a daily basis within MDA.
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Tuesday, May 11, 2010
"...A recent Defense Department report to Congress concludes that Iran could develop a missile capable of striking the United States by 2015. Iran already has the largest deployed ballistic missile force in the Middle East, consisting of about 1,000 missiles capable of hitting targets up to 1,200 miles away, the report warns...."Reference: www.google.com .
"...Pakistani security officials say the targets of the missile strike were located in the Dattakhel district of the North Waziristan tribal region. More than a dozen missiles fired by a U.S drone ..."Reference: www1.voanews.com .
Monday, May 10, 2010
"...The Doomsday Clock is a symbolic clock face, maintained since 1947 by the board of directors of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists at the University of Chicago. The closer the clock is to midnight, the closer the world is estimated to be to global disaster. As of January 14, 2010 (2010 -01-14)[update], the Doomsday Clock now stands at six minutes to midnight...."Reference: wikipedia.org .
Friday, May 7, 2010
"...The two died Wednesday night of injuries from the explosion that took place earlier in the day while they were removing ammonium perchlorate from rockets at a test site. ..."Reference: www.montgomeryadvertiser.com .
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Huntsville, AL. - Two (2) employees were severely burned in an incident at Redstone Arsenal today while doing work with the Aviation Missile Research Development and Engineering Center approximately 8:45 AM. It is alleged the AMTEC Corporation employees were working with ammonium perchlorate composite propellant (APCP). APCP is typically used in high power rocket motors. The explosion occurred at Building 7352, where employees were involved in work relating to the capture and reprocess of the ammonium perchlorate for possible future reuse as solid rocket fuel. Building 7352 is used for aviation and missile testing. The building was designed to contain a blast in the event of an explosion during this inherently dangerous type of work.
At least one of the injured will be transported to UAB Hospital. Our thoughts and prayers are with the injured and their families.
Huntsville is known worldwide as the Rocket City.
Click here for the AMTEC Corporation News Release (PDF): Press release concerning Redstone Arsenal accident May 5, 2010
More Information: NFPA 1125: Code for the Manufacture of Model Rocket and High Power Rocket Motors