"...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 .
Saturday, February 26, 2011
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 .
Saturday, February 12, 2011
"...The Pentagon has shifted $1.7 billion in efficiency savings through 2016 to pay for development of a new interceptor intended to let U.S. forces hit long-range Iranian missiles, according to a congressional memo obtained from a staff member who didn’t want to be identified. ..."Reference: www.bloomberg.com .
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
"...Raytheon is developing SM-3 as part of the Missile Defense Agency's Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense System, and more than 130 SM-3s have been delivered to date. The missiles are deployed with both the U.S. and Japanese navies to defend against short- to intermediate-range ballistic missile threats in the ascent and midcourse phases of flight. ..."Reference: www.prnewswire.com .
Sunday, February 6, 2011
"...Washington lobbied London in 2009 for permission to supply Moscow with detailed data about the performance of UK missiles. The UK refused, but the US agreed to hand over the serial numbers of Trident missiles it transfers to Britain...."Reference: telegraph.co.uk .