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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Missile Threat Warning by State Department

State Department Warns Of Missile Threat

"...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..."

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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Missile production in Courtland would be a “big win for Alabama.”

Facility could double workers

"...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...."

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Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Aviation and Missile Command preparing for job cuts

Redstone Arsenal preparing for cuts

"...The Huntsville Times reports that about 272 positions at the Aviation and Missile Command ..."

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Monday, August 15, 2011

Space and Missile Defense Conference opens today in Huntsville

Space and Missile Defense Conference opens today in Huntsville

"...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...."

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Thursday, August 11, 2011

Test of the fastest aircraft ever built ended Thursday with the hypersonic vehicle crashing into

Brief Test of Military Aircraft Said to Yield Much Data

"...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. ..."

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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

FY 2011-2014 US Hellfire Missile Orders

US Hellfire Missile Orders, FY 2011-2014

"...Hellfire I/II missiles are the USA’s preferred aerial anti-armor missile, and are widely deployed with America’s allies. ..."

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Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Former Redstone Arsenal commander, retired Army Maj. Gen. Louis Rachmeler, died Thursday

Former Redstone Arsenal commander dies in Florida

"...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. ..."

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Monday, August 8, 2011

Tri-mode seeker update

Raytheon's Small Diameter Bomb II Uncooled Tri-Mode Seeker Exceeds Expectations

"...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."..."

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Thursday, August 4, 2011

Report of Libyan missile firing just a 'misunderstanding'

Libya calls missile report a 'misunderstanding'

"...Government spokesman Moussa Ibrahim told reporters that government forces were responsible for the attack, but said Thursday that his comment was "a misunderstanding...."

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Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Missile lands near Italian warship off Libya

Missile lands near Italian warship off Libya

"...'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. ..."

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