"...beat Lockheed Martin Corp. to win a $3.48 billion, seven-year contract that lets it keep its role as the primary developer of the U.S. shield against intercontinental ballistic missiles. ..."Reference: www.bloomberg.com .
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
"...The SM-3 IB is among the missiles to be assembled at a Raytheon plant under construction on Redstone Arsenal. The company broke ground for the $70 million, 70,000-square-foot missile integration facility on the arsenal in June. ..."Reference: al.com .
Monday, December 19, 2011
"...Brig. Gen. Ole Knudson, the U.S. Army's Program Executive Officer for Missiles and Space, along with representatives from the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command, Redstone Arsenal, Huntsville, Ala.; White Sands Missile Range; prime contractor Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems; and TCOM, the aerostat's manufacturer located in Elizabeth City, N.C., attended the test site's activation. ..."Reference: www.prnewswire.com .
Friday, December 16, 2011
"...Raytheon’s Tucson, Arizona-based Missile Systems unit, as of May 31, was 136 missiles behind schedule, delivering 225 of 361 due by that date, according to the most recent data available from the Air Force. The backlog grew..."Reference: www.businessweek.com .
Friday, December 9, 2011
"...work on the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense Combat System and the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense Weapon System on cruisers and destroyers...."Reference: www.bizjournals.com .
Friday, December 2, 2011
"...certainly requires a different measure to counter it," he said about the DF-21D anti-ship ballistic missiles that China has developed.
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
"...A Washington-based research group has released a satellite image showing an "extensively damaged" Iranian missile base two weeks after an explosion at the site was reported...."Reference: www.foxnews.com .
Monday, November 28, 2011
"...That periphery includes the Ronald Reagan Ballistic Missile Defense Test Site, where for more than three decades missiles fired from 4,000 miles away (at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California) have crashed near Kwajalein Atoll..."Reference: honoluluweekly.com .
"...SDB II is the world's first weapon capable of engaging fixed or moving targets around-the-clock in adverse weather conditions from a range of greater than 40 nautical miles (approximately 46 statute miles)...."Reference: www.marketwatch.com .
Saturday, November 26, 2011
"...Iran will target NATO’s missile defense installations in Turkey if the U.S. or Israel attacks the Islamic Republic, a senior commander of Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guard said Saturday...."Reference: www.washingtonpost.com .
Friday, November 25, 2011
"...The prize is work on the development, manufacturing, test, training, logistics, operations and sustainment of the GMD portion of the BMD system to protect the United States from missile attack...."Reference: www.upi.com .
"...Russia revived threats to deploy ballistic missiles on the borders of the European Union on Wednesday, if the U.S. proceeds with plans to build an anti-missile system there...."Reference: wsj.com .
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
"...conclusions that Tehran has conducted advanced research on developing a miniaturized warhead that could be delivered by medium-range missiles. ..."Reference: wsj.com .
Saturday, November 5, 2011
"...Lockheed Martin and Raytheon plan to compete with incumbent BAE for the US Army’s Design, Development, Demonstration & Integration (D3I) space and missile defense program. ..."Reference: www.defenseindustrydaily.com .
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne Propulsion Systems Successfully Maneuver Missile Defense Interceptors to Destroy Ballistic Missile Targets
"...The THAAD operational test was conducted by the Ballistic Missile Defense System Operational Test Agency, with the support of the Missile Defense Agency, at the Pacific Missile Range Facility in Hawaii on Oct. 5. Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne is a United Technologies Corp...."Reference: www.marketwatch.com .
Monday, October 24, 2011
"...The launchers are used on Navy F/A-18E/F and EA-18G aircraft. They provide the structural and electrical interfaces that enable the aircraft to carry and launch missiles..."Reference: www.sacbee.com .
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
"...Essentially a guided missile small enough to fit in a backpack and fire at a single foe, it might be the kind of blade U.S. troops soon bring to a gunfight with Afghan insurgents...."Reference: www.wired.com .
Monday, October 17, 2011
"...The latest model of a Raytheon Co. (RTN) anti-missile warhead failed in the final seconds of a $300 million flight test last December because of a “guidance error,” according to the U.S. Missile Defense Agency. ..."Reference: www.bloomberg.com .
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
"..."In my day job, I work for the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command, working on giant laser systems to create an umbrella that will protect our soldiers from rockets, artillery and mortar fire..."Reference: www.vancouversun.com .
A Discussion on the definition of the term Act of War. "
Wikipedia offers an article on the term Act of War (Casus belli). Wikipedia defines Casus belli as a Latin expression meaning the justification for acts of war. Of course what defines an Act of War may also be required to meet other criteria set forth by treaties, contracts, constitutions, and other binding legal elements and definitions. Click over to Wikipedia for the discussion on Act of War
Reference: Wikipedia .
Thursday, October 6, 2011
"...The troops who operated THAAD in the latest test did not know what day nor time the mission would occur, “to make this a realistic tactical environment,” the Lockheed statement said...."Reference: www.aviationweek.com .
Sunday, October 2, 2011
"...The defense contractors affected by the new policy include the top five in terms of contract value in 2010, namely: Lockheed Martin, Boeing, Northrop Grumman, General Dynamics and Raytheon. The average yearly compensation
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
"...Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has repeated the Kremlin's demands for solid legal guarantees that a U.S. missile defense system for Europe does not target Russia...."Reference: voanews.com .
Monday, September 26, 2011
"...In the early 1950’s, at the dawn of the Cold War, Hitler’s top rocket engineers were quietly slipped into the U.S. to create an American missile program. These Germans had to be settled somewhere, and the spot selected by the U.S. Army was Huntsville, Alabama..."Reference: rocketcity-us.blogspot.com .
Sunday, September 25, 2011
Friday, September 23, 2011
SAIC Helps Launch Commercially-Hosted Infrared Payload Sensor for U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center
"...Its large format focal plane array accommodates a wide-field-of-view infrared staring system to sense bright spots on the surface of the Earth that aid in the early warning of missile launches and to support other military missions...."Reference: www.marketwatch.com .
Thursday, September 22, 2011
"...Iran has displayed its growing arsenal of ballistic missiles in a military parade marking the 31st anniversary of the start of the Iran-Iraq war...."Reference: voanews.com .
Sunday, September 18, 2011
"...The five-year, multiple-award contract will be primarily based in Huntsville, Ala. and SAIC will support the Ballistic Missile Defense System with senior advisory and analytical services..."Reference: washingtontechnology.com .
Saturday, September 17, 2011
"...Boeing provides PAC-3 prime contractor Lockheed Martin with the seeker that targets incoming missiles or aircraft and guides it to "hit-to-kill" destruction. ..."Reference: al.com .
"...There are four phases of the EPAA to be implemented over the rest of this decade. We have made progress on each phase and are on a path to meet the goals the President set forth in 2009...."Reference: www.whitehouse.gov .
"...The Air Force has postponed a Minuteman 3 launch planned for Wednesday, saying more analysis is needed about why the last missile test failed nearly two months ago...."Reference: santamariatimes.com .
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
"...This Agreement calls for the establishment and operation of a U.S. land-based SM-3 ballistic missile defense (BMD) system in Romania. The deployment to Romania is anticipated to occur in the 2015 timeframe as part of the second phase of the European Phased Adaptive Approach (EPAA)...."Reference: www.state.gov .
Monday, September 12, 2011
"...Teledyne Technologies Inc. (TDY) will provide a simulation framework for the Missile Defense Agency under a contract with a potential value of $595 million over five years..."Reference: wsj.com .
Tec-Masters recognized by Military Training Technology magazine as a 2011 Top Simulation and Training Company
"...Tec-Masters - a minority-owned small disadvantaged business - developed simulation and training products for the Fires Center of Excellence Fires Battle Lab, PEO STRI, and the Missile Defense Agency, which has its headquarters at Redstone Arsenal...."Reference: al.com .
"...Raytheon will market the Rafael Iron Dome mobile air defense system in the U.S., the companies announced. Raytheon and Haifa, Israel-based Rafael Advanced Defense Systems also are teaming to offer ballistic missile defense and target missile systems. ..."Reference: www.ainonline.com .
Monday, September 5, 2011
Thursday, September 1, 2011
"...The Standard Missile-3 Block IB, part of the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense system, was launched from the Navy cruiser USS Lake Erie early this morning..."Reference: www.bloomberg.com .
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
"...Aviators around the world should be on their guard against small shoulder-launched surface-to-air missiles, the U.S. State Department said recently. The weapons, also known as Manpads (man-portable air defense systems), "pose a serious threat to passenger air travel, the commercial aviation industry, and military aircraft around the world," the State Department said..."Reference: www.avweb.com .
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
"...COURTLAND - Lockheed Martin's Courtland facility will double its workforce if the Missile Defense Agency awards the company a contract to build a missile to intercept intermediate to long-range ballistic missiles, company officials said Monday...."Reference: www.timesdaily.com .
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
"...The Huntsville Times reports that about 272 positions at the Aviation and Missile Command ..."Reference: www.canadianbusiness.com .
Monday, August 15, 2011
"...The conference is also an opportunity to highlight Huntsville and the Rocket City's partnership with the Army Space and Missile Defense Command, Army Materiel Command, Aviation and Missile Command, NASA and dozens of other agencies at Redstone Arsenal, he said...."Reference: al.com .
Thursday, August 11, 2011
"...Military planners say such a vehicle could carry out missions like taking out a North Korean missile while it is being rolled to the launching pad, or destroying an Iranian nuclear site — all without crossing the nuclear threshold. ..."Reference: www.nytimes.com .
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
"...Rachmeler commanded the arsenal's Missile Command, or MICOM, from 1979-80. The Missile Command became the Army Aviation and Missile Command, or AMCOM, in 1996. ..."Reference: al.com .
Monday, August 8, 2011
"...specifications is a win for the warfighter and the taxpayer," said Harry Schulte, vice president of Air Warfare Systems for Raytheon Missile Systems. "These tests prove there's no need to increase the cost of a tri-mode seeker by adding a cooled IIR seeker when an uncooled IIR will work just as well."..."Reference: www.redorbit.com .
Thursday, August 4, 2011
"...Government spokesman Moussa Ibrahim told reporters that government forces were responsible for the attack, but said Thursday that his comment was "a misunderstanding...."Reference: cnn.com .
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
"...'It could have been a Libyan missile or an anti-aircraft missile which fell into the sea,' La Russa said, suggesting that the projectile may have also been fired by Italian or other NATO aircraft patrolling the area. ..."Reference: www.monstersandcritics.com .
Saturday, July 30, 2011
"...The U.S. is "doubling down" on its strategy of covert targeted missile strikes in Pakistan..."Reference: www.latimes.com .
"...The 1961 Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations requires host states to allow foreign diplomats "freedom of movement" in the country except for restricted areas. ..."Reference: www.msnbc.msn.com .
Friday, July 29, 2011
"...3:06 a.m. controllers sent destruct commands after detecting an unspecified problem with the missile. The missile was originally..."Reference: www.independent.com .
Thursday, July 28, 2011
"...A decision was made to end the flight and make what the company called a ‘controlled descent’ into a remote area in Greene County, Pennsylvania...."Reference: www.dailymail.co.uk .
Monday, July 25, 2011
"...TEWKSBURY, Mass., July 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company's (NYSE: RTN) aerostat system – Joint Land Attack Cruise Missile Defense Elevated Netted Sensors (JLENS) – recently completed a successful endurance test. ..."Reference: www.prnewswire.com .
"...Russian President's Special Envoy for Missile Defense Cooperation with NATO, will visit the North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command headquarters in Colorado Springs on Monday...."Reference: www.rttnews.com .
Sunday, July 24, 2011
"...NORTH Korea last year tested a rocket to carry long-range missiles in an apparent attempt to show off its weapons capability to the US, according to local media...."Reference: www.smh.com.au .
Friday, July 22, 2011
"...Volunteers who choose to leave under the program will receive a “competitive severance package,” Bethesda, Maryland-based Lockheed said in a statement...."Reference: www.al.com .
Sunday, July 17, 2011
"...large numbers of the missiles slipped from the hands of Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi’s government as the rebels established control over eastern Libya and the ammunition depots there...."Reference: www.nytimes.com .
Thursday, July 7, 2011
"...Lockheed said the Space Based Infrared System craft, which is designed to detect missile launches, sent its first image to a ground station on June 21...."Reference: www.boston.com .
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
"...The so-called Phased Adaptive Approach (PAA) was designed with increments, each deploying new technologies in 2011, 2015 and 2018, and—eventually—the final phase would provide coverage from intercontinental ballistic missile threats from Iran in 2020. ..."Reference: www.aviationweek.com .
"...Russia's navy successfully test-fired an advanced ballistic missile from a new-generation nuclear submarine Tuesday..."Reference: www.forbes.com .
Monday, June 27, 2011
"...Iran unveiled underground silos on Monday that would make its missiles less vulnerable to attack, marking the country’s latest show of force in the long standoff with the West..."Reference: www.nytimes.com .
"...a new missile plant that is expected to bring about 300 jobs to Huntsville and is a key to future missile defense plans for the United States and Europe...."Reference: al.com .
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
"...The United Arab Emirates has scaled back by about one-third its planned acquisition of Lockheed Martin Corp. (LMT) missile interceptors in what was a potential $6.95 billion package, according to the U.S. Missile Defense Agency...."Reference: www.bloomberg.com .
"...If successful, the intercept test could lay the groundwork for a broader shield in Europe. Charmeau says missile defense is one of the top three development priorities for the French defense ministry in the coming years. He is optimistic that missile defense funding..."Reference: www.aviationweek.com .
"...boats detected at different times in the hazard area resulted in additional unprogrammed holds. Still, those issues were overcome allowing for a safe launch within the established window...."Reference: www.edhat.com .
"...An unarmed Minuteman 3 intercontinental ballistic missile blasted off from a central California military base on Wednesday and successfully reached its target 4,200 miles away on a Pacific Ocean coral atoll, the Air Force said...."Reference: www.beaumontenterprise.com .
The ICBM was launched at about 6:37 a.m. Today toward a target in the Kwajalein Atoll.Reference: Missile Defense Briefing via the following informational source: The Associated Press; http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5ijaqtPFmWKI3QkCdgDTxIBntLepg?docId=a1b27046b1024fe29922a65d222b5656 .
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
"...That seeker has been adapted for Raytheon/Boeing’s proposal for the Joint Air-to-Ground Missile, arguably the most important air-to-surface weapon development program currently under way. JAGM arose from the earlier Joint Common Missile project and is aimed at replacing the AGM-114 Hellfire, AGM-65 Maverick and BGM-71 ..."Reference: www.ainonline.com .
Monday, June 20, 2011
"...The missile's unarmed re-entry vehicle is expected to travel 4,200 miles to a target near the Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands. ..."Reference: www.keyt.com .
"...NATO has agreed to provide ballistic missile defense or BMD for all of Europe. This NATO BMD will protect NATO (European and American) military forces in Europe. It will also -- for the very first time -- protect the civilian population throughout Europe from ballistic missiles and weapons of mass destruction launched from the Middle East.
Much of this NATO missile defense for Europe --known as the European Phased Adaptive Approach -- will actually be provided by the United States armed forces. This will include seaborne AEGIS missile defense on board US Navy ships in the Mediterranean, as well as land based radars and interceptor missiles.
This e-book describes how NATO missile defense for Europe will be organized and implemented. (3,500 words) ..."
Don't own a Kindle eBook Reader? Then get the Kindle 3G, Free 3G + Wi-Fi, 3G Works Globally, Graphite, 6" Display with New E Ink Pearl Technology
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
"...On 15 June 2011, NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen told an expert audience at the Royal United Services Institute in London that the development of a NATO ballistic missile defence capability is vital for the defence of the Alliance...."Reference: www.nato.int .
Monday, June 13, 2011
The USS Monterrey cruiser equipped with the AEGIS air defense system is taking part in joint Ukrainian-US exercises
"...The Foreign Ministry statement then went on to give its own explanation that the Monterrey was sent to European waters as part of the US administration's phased adaptive approach to building the European segment of the global missile shield. ..."Reference: www.atimes.com .
Sunday, June 12, 2011
"...an integral part of U.S. plans to create a missile shield in Europe, which Russia opposes...."Reference: www.washingtonpost.com .
"...The United States Navy intercepted a North Korean ship it suspected of carrying missile technology to Myanmar..."Reference: www.nytimes.com .
Friday, June 10, 2011
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
"...the widening gap between Russian and Western visions for a missile defense shield to defend civilization from rogue attacks – may be about to wake up and turn nasty...."Reference: www.csmonitor.com .
"...even though there's a contract between the United States government and Delta Air Lines: When returning from Afghanistan on military orders, you're authorized up to four bags." ..."Reference: www.huffingtonpost.com
Monday, June 6, 2011
"...The U.S. Navy has awarded BAE Systems, Land & Armaments a firm-fixed-price contract potentially worth $55,501,612 for MK 41 Vertical Launching System mechanical modules and related equipment and services...."Reference: www.govconwire.com .
DSCA notified Congress Wednesday of a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Australia of AIM-120C-7 Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missiles.Reference: http://www.dsca.mil/PressReleases/36-b/2011/Australia_11-22.pdf
"...The missiles will be delivered All-Up-Round (AUR) by Raytheon’s Missile Systems branch in Tucson, AZ...."Reference: www.moroccoboard.com .
"...a heat-seeking missile whose tip can be unscrewed to show the actual heat sensor.
"Look at how lightweight this is. It's some sort of composite metal..."
"...Another version, the SM-3 Block IB, will feature an improved kinetic kill vehicle - a nonexplosive warhead that destroys a target by sheer impact - by 2012 and will be adapted to a ground-based system by 2015...."Reference: azstarnet.com .
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
"...Top Pentagon contractors have been bleeding secrets for years as a result of penetrations of their computer networks, current and former national security officials say...."Reference: www.reuters.com .
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
"...Last Friday’s test-launch of a missile from the Barents Sea could be the first test of a new, modernized version of the Sineva submarine-launched ballistic missile...."Reference: www.barentsobserver.com .
BETHESDA, Md., May 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin will demonstrate its advanced intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR), and battlefield communication technologies in a nine-day exercise at Empire Challenge 11 (EC 11), May 23 to June 3, at Fort Huachuca, Ariz.
The exercise will feature Lockheed Martin's Combat Edge, Vehicle Optics Sensor System (VOSS II), MONAX, Sniper® Advanced Targeting Pod (ATP), Desert Hawk III Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS), TacWarrior and new product Stratus Rising™ tactical gateway. The systems will help determine the effects of integrated ISR and command and control elements in improving support to warfighters and enhancing information exchange between multi-national forces during joint operations.
The EC 11 exercise will simulate battlefield conditions in Afghanistan. The activities will help realize and leverage new capabilities for warfighters and command operations. Resulting data from the exercise will be shared with modeling and simulation laboratories across the U.S. and at coalition sites in the United Kingdom, Canada and Australia.
"We are integrating our wide range of ISR capabilities into a common, shared set of capabilities known as the 'Combat Edge' system," said Scott Kreisler, Lockheed Martin's campaign manager for the exercise. "Our products will provide actionable command, control and intelligence at all levels of warfare from the tactical edge to national intelligence centers."
A new ISR capability, Stratus Rising™ tactical gateway generates intelligence products that are readily available to warfighters and intelligence analysts, with data discovery enabled via the Distributed Common Ground System Integration Backbone. In real time, Stratus Rising will process, prioritize, publish and disseminate live full-motion tactical imagery video from a VOSS II or Sniper ATP and will transmit information from wireless communications via the Distributed Common Ground System to TacWarrior™.
"Stratus Rising tactical gateway will be among the new ISR capabilities that will enhance operations," said Steven Botwinik, director of business development for Research & Development at Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control. "It complements our strong portfolio of technologies that will be demonstrated at Empire Challenge."
The rugged, lightweight Desert Hawk III UAS has been deployed in the global war on terror by United Kingdom. For EC 11, Desert Hawk III will be outfitted with a Gimbaled Electro-optic/Infrared camera and Electronic Support Measures focused on geolocation of radio emitters.
MONAX 3G wireless communications system enables secure voice, text and video from warfighters' smart phones or tablet devices. The EC 11 exercise will stream video intelligence to warfighters at the combat edge through these portable devices to test their effectiveness and, in turn, stream data and video they gather from their vantage point to command operations for a greater, more enhanced situational awareness picture and greater informed decision-making.
During the exercise, the Sniper pod's ISR capabilities for autonomous reconnaissance and data collection will be demonstrated, providing a complete battlefield picture for intelligence operations. Directed by pre-defined or pilot-designated flight points, this capability can be used to monitor convoy routes or wide areas of interest, in addition to capturing images of infrastructure such as oil pipelines, power lines and roadways.
Empire Challenge is an annual joint and multinational live ISR interoperability demonstration sponsored by the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense, Intelligence. Empire Challenge showcases emerging ISR capabilities and provides vital lessons learned to improve joint and combined ISR interoperability to support warfighters at the tactical edge. This year EC will focus on near-term capabilities that can be delivered rapidly to the warfighter.
Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security company that employs about 126,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. The Corporation's 2010 sales from continuing operations were $45.8 billion.
For additional information, visit our website:
SOURCE Lockheed Martin
"...When Obama announced his European Phased Adaptive Approach to missile defense in Sept. 2009, the plan focused on four phases of development...."Reference: www.stripes.com .
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
"...hit seven foreign companies, including Venezuela' state-owned oil company and an Israeli shipping firm, with sanctions for doing business with Iran that helps fund its nuclear program...."Reference: www.nypost.com .
"..."He spoke of that commitment not just in front of AIPAC but in two speeches heard throughout the Arab world," Netanyahu said of Obama. "And President Obama has backed those words with deeds. I know these are tough economic times. So I want to thank the president and Congress for providing Israel with vital assistance, so that Israel can defend itself by itself."..."Reference: www.jta.org .
Sunday, May 22, 2011
"...a newspaper report claiming that Iran is building a missile base in the South American nation is not credible...."Reference: cnn.com .
"...a zombie apocalypse for example. That’s right, I said z-o-m-b-i-e a-p-o-c-a-l-y-p-s-e. You may laugh now, but when it happens you’ll be happy you read this..."Reference: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) .
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
"...Of course, the billion-dollar radar is designed to track missiles, not baseballs. It is scheduled to spend about 90 days at Seattle’s Vigor Shipyards for maintenance and upgrades, including adding the ability to plug into shore power, rather than having to use its six diesel generators while in port..."Reference: seattlepi.com .
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
"..."The defendant's willingness to smuggle surface-to-air missiles into this country or anywhere is a frightening concept because there can be no confusion as to the purpose of such contraband," said Steven Martinez, assistant director in charge of the FBI's Los Angeles office...."Reference: www.sacbee.com .
Monday, May 9, 2011
"...among 18 selected for assignment to crews of guided-missile and ballistic-missile submarines...."Reference: www.washingtonpost.com .
Sunday, May 8, 2011
"...Shani reveals that five countries have already expressed an interest in the system, especially following its successful operational interception of rockets fired from the Gaza Strip last month...."Reference: www.haaretz.com .
Thursday, May 5, 2011
"...will be helpful to "Enhance early warning of missile launches around the globe, support the nation's ballistic missile defense system", and with its persistent infrared surveillance, should improve US security for next years. ..."Reference: www.avionews.com .
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
"...With agencies in Huntsville such as NASA, the Missile Defense Agency and more than 50 U.S. Army weapons programs, "it makes Redstone Arsenal a huge target," said a Huntsville FBI agent. ..."Reference: al.com
More Reading: FBI Citizen's Academy
"...The Aerojet-supplied single rocket motor has encountered unspecified problems, says Frank St John, Lockheed's vice-president for tactical missiles. ..."Reference: www.flightglobal.com .
Sunday, April 17, 2011
"...The agency’s new design for its next space-based missile-tracking system will be simpler than the two Northrop Grumman Space Tracking and Surveillance System (STSS) satellites now conducting a demonstration in space, according to MDA and industry officials...."Reference: www.aviationweek.com .
"...Two Northrop Grumman-built Space Tracking and Surveillance System (STSS) demonstrator satellites are on-orbit, demonstrating capabilities required for birth-to-death tracking of ballistic missiles and other cold objects in space...."Reference: www.as.northropgrumman.com .
"...Boeing is basing its SM-3 IIB concept development work in Huntsville, creating from 40 to 50 new positions, said Greg Hyslop, vice president, Boeing Strategic Missile & Defense Systems. The contract will help "stabilize" the company's high-tech work force after last month's announcement of possible layoffs due to changes in the GMD program..."Reference: al.com .
"...1530-1630: Longbow Crew Trainer (LCT) Demonstration — U.S. Army LCT Display, Exhibit Floor
Reporters have the opportunity to participate in a demonstration flight from the viewpoint of the LCT pilot and co-pilot seats, including engagements using the Longbow’s missiles, rockets and 30mm gun. Army personnel discuss the benefits and applications of training simulation technologies...."
"...this is a whopper of a request, if Raytheon's proposal is one the military fancies...."Reference: www.azcentral.com .
"...Defense Minister's comment comes after U.S. House passes budget including $205 million intended for developing Iron Dome anti-missile system...."Reference: www.haaretz.com .
Saturday, April 16, 2011
"...The company said the test certified the first phase of the European Phased Adaptive Approach. Under that plan, the U.S. is deploying the sea-based Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense system and its SM-3 missiles, with a land-based version still under development, to protect Europe...."Reference: azstarnet.com .
Friday, April 15, 2011
"...Lockheed Martin Corp. (LMT)’s Aegis-based missile defense system hit an intermediate-range ballistic missile for the first time today during a test off the coast of Hawaii, the company said in a statement. ..."Reference: .
Article Excerpt: "...At 2:52 a.m. EDT (6:52 p.m. April 15 Marshall Island Time), an intermediate-range ballistic missile target was launched from the Reagan Test Site, located on Kwajalein Atoll in the Republic of the Marshall Islands, approximately 2,300 miles southwest of Hawaii. The target flew in a northeasterly direction towards a broad ocean area in the Pacific Ocean. Following target launch, a forward-based AN/TPY-2 X-band transportable radar, located on Wake Island, detected and tracked the threat missile. The radar sent trajectory information to the Command, Control, Battle Management, and Communications (C2BMC) system, which processed and transmitted remote target data to the USS O’KANE. The destroyer, located to the west of Hawaii, used the data to develop a fire control solution and launch the SM-3 Block IA missile approximately 11 minutes after the target was launched. ..."
Reference: www.mda.mil success
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Reference: http://earth-destroyed.blogspot.com/ .
Sunday, April 10, 2011
"...contract for the Missile Defense Agency's Ground-based Midcourse Defense system expires..."Reference: www.whnt.com .
Thursday, April 7, 2011
"...TEWKSBURY, Mass., April 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company's (NYSE: RTN) SLAMRAAM (Surface Launched Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile) system successfully destroyed an unmanned aerial vehicle target and intercepted a cruise missile target at White Sands Missile Range, N.M...."Reference: www.prnewswire.com .
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
"...If the current continuing resolution expires at 12:01 a.m. on April 9, 2011 without passage of an FY 2011 appropriations bill or a further continuing resolution, Federal departments and agencies will be required to execute contingency plans for a lapse in appropriations (more commonly referred to as a "shutdown"). These contingency plans detail which agency activities are allowed by law to continue to operate, and which activities must stop. Employees whose salaries are funded through annual appropriations will not be able to work and will be furloughed, unless their duties qualify under the law as "excepted" to continue to work during periods of lapsed appropriations. During a shutdown, non-excepted employees are not permitted to work as unpaid volunteers for the government. Any paid leave (annual, sick, court, etc.) approved for use during the furlough period must be cancelled. An excepted employee who is absent from duty during the shutdown must be furloughed during such an absence. ..."Reference: http://www.opm.gov/furlough2011/ .
"...BE'ER SHEVA, ISRAEL (BNO NEWS) -- Palestinian engineer Dirar Abu Sisi on Monday was indicted for being an alleged missile developer to the Hamas terrorist group in southern Israel, the Jerusalem Post reported. ..."Reference: channel6newsonline.com .
Monday, April 4, 2011
"...it is equipped with an improved version of Lockheed Martin’s Aegis combat system that enables it to intercept the kinds of ballistic missiles Iran’s radical Islamic government has been developing. ..."Reference: forbes.com .
Thursday, March 31, 2011
"...According to a press release, the contract includes $694.9 million and for the production of 48 THAAD interceptors, six THAAD launchers, four fire control units and additional support equipment. The interceptors are produced at Lockheed Martin’s Pike County facility in Troy...."Reference: www.troymessenger.com .
"...Request records online with eVetRecs, Other Methods to Obtain Military Service Records, What's available online?, Locate older (pre-WW I) military service records, Using military records for genealogical research, Other military and veterans records, replace lost or damaged medals and awards ..."Reference: militaryvetnews.blogspot.com .
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
"...Job search for 111 Raytheon Jobs, Employment in South Easton, MA at indeed.com. one search. all jobs..."Reference: www.indeed.com .
"...A U.S. defense official says U.S. ships and submarines unleashed a barrage of cruise missiles at Libyan missile storage facilities in the Tripoli area late Monday and early Tuesday...."Reference: denverpost.com .
"...The deployment of an Iron Dome anti-rocket battery in southern Israel on Sunday (Mar. 27) marked another step on the system's path to becoming fully operational ..."Reference: dover.idf.il .
Monday, March 28, 2011
"...Lockheed Martin Corporation formally opened the Huntsville Integrated Test (HIT) Center in Huntsville, Alabama that will help the company to carry out cost-effective and realistic testing of full-scale missile defense systems in a laboratory environment. ..."Reference: www.zacks.com .
Sunday, March 27, 2011
"...HUNTSVILLE, Alabama -- Work could soon begin on the Raytheon plant at Redstone Arsenal that will assemble and test the company's SM-3 and SM-6 "Standard Missiles."..."Reference: al.com .
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
"...Lieutenant Colonel Georgei Anicic, a unit commander of the 3rd Battalion of the 250th Air Defence Brigade of the Serbian military, was sent into the fields of western Serbia. His unit was to hunt Nato aircraft in the skies above using a Yugoslav version of the Soviet Isayev S-125 Neva ground-to-air missile system. ..."Reference: www.dailymail.co.uk .
"...The U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA) plans to use its new Extended Medium-Range Ballistic Missile (EMRBM) during a flight trial in the fourth quarter of 2012. Lockheed Martin..."Reference: www.aviationweek.com .
Sunday, March 20, 2011
"...European and US forces unleashed warplanes and cruise missiles against Gaddafi on Saturday in a United Nations-backed intervention to prevent the veteran leader from killing civilians as he fights an uprising against his 41-year rule...."Reference: www.jpost.com .
Friday, March 18, 2011
"..."Our next flight is scheduled for March 22," Charlie Brink, Air Force Research Laboratory's X-51A program manager, told AOL News today...."Reference: www.aolnews.com .
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
"...If the U.S. federal government shuts down, all military personnel would be required to continue working without pay, according to the memo. The military would continue to operate in Afghanistan, and troops would continue to prepare for deployment. But many civilian DoD employees could be furloughed. ..."Reference: www.defensenews.com .
Monday, March 14, 2011
"...The US Missile Defense Agency says it is granting competitive awards to five small US businesses for advisory and assistance services. The businesses named are COLSA Corp., Huntsville, Ala.; Engineering Research and..."Reference: www.upi.com .
Sunday, March 13, 2011
"...Inmates in American prisons have come a long way from the days of making license plates. Nowadays, prisoners are helping build missiles and other sophisticated weapons, and providing dirt-cheap labor in the process...."Reference: www.allgov.com .
"...Lockheed Martin (NYSE:LMT)’s Trident II D5 Missile has completed its 135th consecutive successful test flight...."Reference: www.emoneydaily.com .
Saturday, March 12, 2011
"...Underground home bunkers once again have a small but growing following as a refuge from a host of perceived threats. And most people who have them would prefer that you didn’t know...."Reference: realestate.msn.com .
More reading: Buy your own abandoned missile silo
Thursday, March 10, 2011
"...Russia reasserted last week her determination to provide the P-800 Yakhont (SS-N-26) anti-ship cruise missile to Syria. Assuming the missile does come to Syria, it will mark the first deployment of any missile of this kind in a Mediterranean nation...."Reference: hotair.com .
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
"...Shelby also talked about Madison County’s importance concerning defense.
“You’re in the driver’s seat here,” Shelby said. “We need a robust missile defense. We needed it yesterday.”
He said he wants missile defense to be a high priority and does not support decreasing it.
“To cut it back is like cutting off your leg,” Shelby said...."
Saturday, March 5, 2011
"...like the SA-7, an early-generation, shoulder-fired missile in the same family as the more widely known Stinger — that intelligence agencies have long worried could fall into terrorists’ hands...."Reference: www.ocala.com .
"...The move marks the first of the Obama administration's four-phase plan to put land- and sea-based radars and interceptors in several European locations over the next decade...."Reference: www.lasvegassun.com .
"...The Missile Defense Agency is announcing the award of a sole-source cost-plus-award-fee contract to Raytheon Missile Systems Co., Tucson, Ariz. ..."Reference: www.defenseworld.net .
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
"...Norway yesterday said it had thwarted a number of attempts by Iran to obtain from small domestic firms components suited for incorporation in nuclear-armed missiles, Reuters reported..."Reference: www.globalsecuritynewswire.org .
"...Russia has signaled its intent to press ahead with plans to supply Syria with Yakhont supersonic cruise missiles...."Reference: www.upi.com .
"...Frank Wyatt, the vice president of Raytheon (NYSE:RTN)’s Air and Missile Defense Systems product line said that, “The test demonstrated the fire control loop of the kinetic warhead on the ground, which is a key indicator that we’re on track for the first SM-3 Block IB intercept in space this year...."Reference: dailynewspulse.com .
Saturday, February 26, 2011
"...A subsidiary of Teledyne Technologies Inc. has been joined by Lockheed Martin Corp and Raytheon Co. to pursue a contract for missile defense modeling and simulation technology. The contract from the Missile Defense Agency is expected to be awarded in..."Reference: www.sfvbj.com .
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
"...The first two THAAD batteries have been delivered to the US Army, and awaiting material release in 2011. Some of the features THAAD offers include being able to defend against short-, medium- and possibly intermediate-range ballistic missiles; unique high endo- and low exo-atmospheric intercept; high lethality with proven hit-to-kill ability..."Reference: gulfnews.com .
Sunday, February 20, 2011
"...A retired businessman from Orpington has vowed to appeal to Britain's highest court after a judge ruled he could be extradited to America on charges of conspiring to sell parts for Iranian missiles...."Reference: www.google.com .
"...Iran has shipped arms to the anti-Israel terrorist group Hamas in Gaza, a strip of land bordering Egypt and Israel. Iran also has smuggled thousands of missiles to Hezbollah, a U.S.-designated terrorist group that fought a war against Israel in 2006. Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has called for Israel to be wiped off the map. ..."Reference: www.usatoday.com .
Friday, February 18, 2011
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Defense Press Release, By Terri Moon Cronk, American Forces Press Service, http://www.defense.gov/news/newsarticle.aspx?id=62811
WASHINGTON, Feb. 15, 2011 – A ground-based system for homeland defense and interceptors for regional defense highlight the Missile Defense Agency’s portion of the Defense Department’s fiscal 2012 budget request.
The agency requested more than $8.6 billion for fiscal 2012, compared to last year’s requested $8.4 billion, Navy Rear Adm. Randall M. Hendrickson, the agency’s deputy director, told Pentagon reporters yesterday via video teleconference from Colorado Springs, Colo.
“The 2012 budget is predicated on and assumes the eventual approval of [fiscal] 2011's requested levels of $8.41 billion," he said.
If approved, the $8.6 billion budget would be used to pay for completing the initial fielding of the Ground-Based Midcourse Defense System for homeland defense, in addition to enhancing regional defenses with at least two interceptor systems against short-, medium- and intermediate-range ballistic missiles, Hendrickson said.
Homeland security projects include completing the purchase of six ground-based interceptors and the purchase of five more, as well as finishing 14 missile-launching silos at Fort Greeley, Alaska, and starting work on a new East Coast communications terminal, the admiral said.
Regional defense plans include purchasing 68 Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense interceptors, six launchers and a tactical station group. The plan calls for purchasing 46 standard sea-based interceptors, among other projects.
The third phase, Robust Intermediate Range Ballistic Missile Defense, is expected to be completed in 2018. System improvements would include expanded shooter coordination and improved radar, Hendrickson said.
The fourth phase, Early Intercept and Regional Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Defense, is scheduled to be completed in 2020.
The projects to complete the third and fourth phases include completing the preliminary design for the Precision Tracking Space System satellite, and finishing the final designs and engineering models for its spacecraft bus, optical payload and communication payload components.
Sunday, February 13, 2011
"...U.S. President Barack Obama has scrapped Bush-era plans for radar and interceptor missiles in Eastern Europe that Moscow saw as a threat to its own security and has invited Russia to join a revised blueprint that involves shorter-range interceptors. ..."Reference: www.themoscowtimes.com .