"...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 .
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"...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
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