Friday, December 28, 2012
Sunday, December 23, 2012
"...Want to track Santa so you can know exactly where he is at. Show your children where Santa is starting December 1, 2012. Simply click on the link/image below starting December 1. The link is provided by the North American Aerospace Defense Command...."Reference: northpolepostmarkcancellation2012 .
Thursday, December 20, 2012
"...The Stanley R. Mickelsen Safeguard Complex at Nekoma, N.D., has been sold for $530,000, but its fate is unknown...."Reference: www.grandforksherald.com .
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
"...The conference committee’s final report said it prohibited funding for the Medium Extended Air Defense System, or MEADS. ..."Reference: www.syracuse.com .
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
"...negotiations that most likely will lead to the inclusion of language requiring the Defense Department to conduct a study outlining a plan for building an East Coast missile defense site...."Reference: www.rollcall.com .
Friday, December 14, 2012
Sergei Karakayev[Photo: RIA Novosti]
Reference: ruvr.ru .
Thursday, December 13, 2012
"...The 55,000-square-foot Raytheon facility opened its doors last month in Huntsville, Ala., to produce the Standard Missile-3 and SM-6, interceptors used by the U.S. Navy to shoot down ballistic missiles. The factory stands as unique because of its heavy use of autonomous transport vehicles that carry missile components throughout the factory..."Reference: www.businessweek.com .
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Friday, December 7, 2012
Thursday, December 6, 2012
Friday, November 30, 2012
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
"...Raytheon, one of the world's largest military contractors, opened a brand-new missile production and test facility in Huntsville, Ala. Close by the U.S. Army's Redstone Arsenal, the facility will be used to..."Reference: cnet.com .
Thursday, November 15, 2012
"...For all the bloodshed and terror wrought by rockets raining down on Israel from Gaza yesterday, the damage would have been far worse without Iron Dome, a missile defence system built with American help and especially designed to defend the Jewish state. ..."Reference: www.telegraph.co.uk .
Monday, November 12, 2012
|Marillyn A. Hewson|
Reference: al.com .
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) approves possible Qatar and the United Arab Emirates missile defense system sales
"...Qatar and the United Arab Emirates have requested the sale of up to $7.6 billion in Lockheed Martin Corp missile-defense systems to counter perceived threats and lower their dependence on U.S. forces, the Pentagon announced on Monday...."Reference: www.reuters.com .
"...the only "miss" during the Oct. 25 test - a whiff by an interceptor made by Tucson-based Raytheon Missile Systems - was an unwelcome setback to a major program that Raytheon only recently got back on track...."Reference: azstarnet.com .
Monday, November 5, 2012
"...Fifth rocket defense system's battery features better interception range, response time..."Reference: www.ynetnews.com .
Sunday, November 4, 2012
"...Reviews product systems, associated support equipment and facilities, functional specifications and operations, and establishes safety requirements for assigned systems. Independently analyzes and recommends safety criteria in system design, equipment and procedures to control or eliminate hazards. Develops safety documents as required to support customer and test/operational range requirements. Performs audits of operational areas and reports effectiveness of system safety program. Participates in accident investigations involving damage to products or..."Reference: www.simplyhired.com .
Thursday, November 1, 2012
"...Lockheed Martin performs Targets and Countermeasures program management and engineering in Huntsville and production in Courtland, Ala. The Lockheed Martin-led..."Reference: Rocket City .
Sunday, October 28, 2012
"...The test at Kwajalein Atoll on Wednesday was designed to demonstrate the system’s ability to defend against a raid of five nearly simultaneous threats, agency spokeswoman Pamela Rogers said. The targets included one medium-range ballistic missile, two..."Reference: cbslocal.com .
Friday, October 26, 2012
"...It was disappointing that neither Vice President Joe Biden nor Congressman Paul Ryan offered concrete solutions to the problem of a nuclear Iran aside from tougher sanctions. Why not strengthen our missile defenses..."Reference: www.thedailyjournal.com .
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Lockheed Martin's Missile Defense Systems Engage Multiple Targets During First Ever Integrated Ballistic Missile Defense System Test
"... Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense System, Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) Missile and Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) Weapon System successfully engaged in the first-ever test of all three systems demonstrating the integrated capabilities of today's U.S. regional missile defense systems...."Reference: www.sacbee.com .
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
"...Officials with Redstone Arsenal announced that they will be testing a Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense missile round on Thursday..."Reference: Rocket City - Huntsville, Alabama .
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Lockheed Martin Introduces Advanced Air And Missile C2 System That Provides Commanding View Of The Battlespace
"...By linking weapon and sensor data with advanced map-based Command and Control (C2) capabilities, the DIAMONDShield™ C2 platform provides operators a wide range of intuitive decision-support aids that allows them to plan and execute air defense missions with greater speed, higher confidence and reduced ownership costs...."Reference: Sacramento Bee .
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
"...The U.S. and Israel will begin their largest joint air and missile defense exercise by the end of this month, sending a message of solidarity between the nations to Iran and to American voters just before the Nov. 6 presidential election. ..."Reference: www.businessweek.com .
Sunday, October 7, 2012
"...Boeing said that it's now engaged in the next phase of its contract with the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command, in which it will install a 10-kilowatt solid-state laser in the system, which has been slightly renamed as HEL MD, for High Energy Laser Mobile Demonstrator. Field tests will take place in the coming year to let the high-power SSL system show off its dexterity at acquiring, tracking, and defeating "threat-representative" targets...."Reference: cnet.com .
Monday, October 1, 2012
"...HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Oct. 1 (UPI) -- Lockheed Martin has completed centralization of its Targets and Countermeasures operations, moving facilities and employees to Huntsville, Ala...."Reference: www.upi.com .
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
"...What purpose does missile defense in East Asia serve for the U.S. and its allies? The official narrative in Washington and Tokyo is straightforward: Missile defense is insurance against any unwarranted aggression on the part of a rogue North Korean regime in possession of increasingly robust missile capabilities. ..."Reference: www.worldpoliticsreview.com .
Monday, September 24, 2012
"...TEHRAN, Iran - A senior commander in Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guard warned that Iran will target U.S. bases in the region in the event of war with Israel, raising the prospect of a broader conflict that would force other countries to get involved, Iranian state television reported Sunday...."Reference: azstarnet.com .
Friday, September 21, 2012
"...During the test, a JLENS' fire-control radar acquired and tracked a surrogate anti-ship cruise missile target. The track information was passed to sailors via the Raytheon-made Cooperative Engagement Capability (CEC) sensor-netting system. The sailors then fired a Raytheon-made Standard Missile-6 at the target. Initial SM-6 guidance used targeting information provided by the JLENS via CEC to the Aegis Weapon System (AWS)..."Reference: www.heraldonline.com .
Monday, September 17, 2012
"...PHOENIX — People across the Southwest got an early-morning show in the sky Thursday, courtesy of a trio of unarmed missiles fired from New Mexico, one of which left a brilliant contrail that changed colors as it was illuminated by the rising sun. ..."Reference: www.msnbc.msn.com .
Thursday, September 13, 2012
Orbital Sciences Corporation : ORBITAL SUCCESSFULLY LAUNCHES PATRIOT TARGET VEHICLE FOR MISSILE DEFENSE TEST
"...successfully launched a Patriot Target Vehicle (PTV) under contract with the U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) Space Development Launch Operations (SDLO). The PTV served as an intercept target for the U.S. Army Lower Tier Project Office (LTPO) Patriot missile defense system...."Reference: www.reuters.com .
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Kratos Awarded $10.5 Million Task Order to Provide Rocket Launch Products and Services for Ballistic Missile Defense Programs
"...announced today it has been awarded a $10.5 million task order under its $100 million U.S. Army Multiple Award Prime Contract (MAC) for Theoretical Studies and Engineering Research (TSER). The Naval Surface Warfare Center Port Hueneme Detachment White Sands (NSWC PHD Det WS) utilizes the TSER contract to support various national security related customers, including the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) and the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) Program...."Reference: www.nasdaq.com .
Sunday, September 9, 2012
"...The only nations to detonate nuclear weapons in outer space are the United States and the Soviet Union. The U.S. program began in 1958 with the Hardtack Teak and Hardtack Orange shots, both 3.8 megatons. These warheads were initially carried on Redstone rockets. Later tests were delivered by Thor missiles for Operation Dominic I tests, and modified Lockheed X-17 missiles for the Argus tests. The purpose of the shots was to determine both feasibility of nuclear weapons as an anti-ballistic missile defense, as well as a means to defeat satellites and manned orbiting vehicles in space. High-altitude nuclear blasts produce significantly different effects. In the lower reaches of vacuous space, the resulting fireball grows much larger and faster than it does near the ground, and the radiation it emits travels much farther...."Reference: wikipedia.org .
Friday, September 7, 2012
"...A month ago, when President Obama nominated Navy Rear Adm. James D. Syring to head the troubled Missile Defense Agency, some folks thought that meant that Lt. Gen. Patrick O’Reilly, the current MDA director, would be out soon...."Reference: www.washingtonpost.com .
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
"... work is officially underway to add a huge building to the Von Braun Complex on Redstone Arsenal. Military and political leaders say the new facility will make the Arsenal the epicenter of missile defense expertise in the world...."Reference: whnt.com .
Friday, August 31, 2012
"...Raytheon Company ( RTN ) was awarded a $230.4 million contract modification from the Missile Defense Agency for a sole-source cost-plus-incentive-fee contract action. The addition to the contract consists of 14 Standard Missile-3 Block IA Missiles and 5 Standard Missile-3 Block IB Missiles. The total value of this contract modification is $230.4 million increasing the total contract value from $1.7 billion to $1.9 billion. Work on the contract will be done in Tucson, Arizona. Raytheon expects to finish work on the contract by September 30, 2014...."Reference: nasdaq.com .
Saturday, August 25, 2012
"...Neil Armstrong, the astronaut who with "one small step" from the Apollo 11 lunar module on July 20, 1969, became the first person to walk on the moon, died Saturday at 82...."Reference: www.post-gazette.com .
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
"...there was plenty to smile about as they outlined some of their programs during the 15th annual Space & Missile Defense Conference in Huntsville. Lockheed Martin is the third-largest defense and aerospace employer in the Huntsville-North Alabama area, with a "little over a thousand fired-up employees who are providing capabilities and services and programs to our warfighters..."Reference: al.com .
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
"...President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Defence Minister Ahmad Vahidi attended a ceremony at which officials unveiled the fourth-generation Fateh 110 short-range missile, with a range of about 300 km (180 miles), and other upgraded hardware...."Reference: www.reuters.com .
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
"...Wright Patterson AFB has confirmed in an official press release that Tuesday’s test of the Waverider X-51A unmanned hypersonic missile has failed...."Reference: www.gizmag.com .
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Monday, August 13, 2012
"...The Army has awarded a $353.2 million contract for the seventh production lot of Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System Unitary rockets to Lockheed Martin.
Lockheed Martin Vice President Dennis Cavin said for people who work in the defense industry, the coming wave of automatic defense cuts would be devastating. ..."
Reference: www.waff.com .
Friday, August 10, 2012
|Rear Admiral James D. Syring|
"...President Obama has nominated Navy Rear Admiral James D. Syring for appointment to the rank of vice admiral and for assignment as director of the Missile Defense Agency, at Fort Belvoir. ..."
Reference: www.washingtonpost.com .
Friday, August 3, 2012
"...The Missile Defense Agency’s executive director, John James Jr., has warned his staff against “inappropriate” use of the agency’s servers — specifically, “accessing websites, or transmitting messages, containing pornographic or sexually explicit images.” As every visitor to such websites knows, they risk “the introduction of malware or malicious code.”..."Reference: www.wired.com .
Monday, July 23, 2012
"...On Tuesday afternoon, our colleague, Craig Whitlock, asked DOD spokesman George Little whether Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta had “been briefed on that report? And, does he still support Lt. Gen. O’Reilly’s position there?”..."Reference: www.washingtonpost.com .
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Turner Universal to Build Von Braun Complex, Phase IV Missile Defense Agency Administrative Building at Redstone Arsenal
"...In addition to the Von Braun Missile Defense campus, the project at Redstone Arsenal includes design and construction of a multi-story, 225,000-square-foot administrative facility for the Missile Defense Agency (MDA). Turner expects to break ground this fall. ..."Reference: www.marketwatch.com .
"...The Pentagon is building a missile-defense radar station at a secret site in Qatar and organizing its biggest-ever minesweeping exercises in the Persian Gulf, as preparations accelerate for a possible flare-up with Iran, according to U.S. officials...."Reference: wsj.com .
Friday, July 13, 2012
"...the British army will be putting a battery of high-velocity missiles on the roof. The defense ministry says the missiles, capable of shooting down a hijacked aircraft, are a key piece in the elaborate jigsaw of security for the London Olympics, which start July 27. ..."Reference: yahoo.com .
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
"...TUCSON - Tucson-based Raytheon Missile Systems has been awarded a $636 million contract to provide a vehicle capable of intercepting a ballistic missile in space...."Reference: www.kvoa.com .
Thursday, July 5, 2012
... a list of Nike missile sites. This article lists sites in the United States, however the United States Army also deployed Nike missiles to Europe as part of the NATO alliance, with sites being operated by both American and European military forces. U.S. Army Nike sites were also operational in South Korea, Japan and were sold to Taiwan.
Leftover traces of the approximately 265 Nike missile bases can still be seen around cities across the United States. As the sites were decommissioned they were first offered to federal agencies. Many were already on Army National Guard bases who continued to use the property. Others were offered to state and local governments while others were sold to school districts. The left-overs were offered to private individuals. Thus, many Nike sites are now municipal yards, communications and FAA facilities (the IFC areas), probation camps, and even renovated for use as Airsoft gaming and MilSim training complexes. Several were completely obliterated and turned into parks. Some are now private residences. Only a few remain intact and preserve the history of the Nike project. The missile sites are listed by the state in which they are located. The vast majority of the installations were combat ready launch facilities. Each site listing contains information concerning a particular site...."Reference: wikipedia.org .
Michael J. Neufeld, curator and space historian at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum, delivers a brilliantly nuanced biography of Wernher von Braun, Von Braun: Dreamer of Space, Engineer of War (Vintage).
Chief rocket engineer of the Third Reich and one of the fathers of the U.S. space program, Wernher von Braun is a source of consistent fascination. Glorified as a visionary and vilified as a war criminal, he was a man of profound moral complexities, whose intelligence and charisma were coupled with an enormous and, some would say, blinding ambition. Based on new sources, Neufeld's biography delivers a meticulously researched and authoritative portrait of the creator of the V-2 rocket and his times, detailing how he was a man caught between morality and progress, between his dreams of the heavens and the earthbound realities of his life.
Reference: Von Braun: Dreamer of Space, Engineer of War (Vintage)
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
"...In today's test, a target missile was launched from the Pacific Missile Range Facility, on Kauai, Hawaii, at 4:15 a.m. CDT and flew northwest over the Pacific Ocean. The USS Lake Erie Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense ship detected and tracked the missile with its onboard AN/SPY-1 radar, according to MDA. The crew used Lockheed Martin's second-generation Aegis BMD 4.0.1 weapon system to launch the SM-3 Block IB missile toward an intercept.
Friday, June 15, 2012
"...Striking coal workers blocked roads with burning tires and fired missiles at police to stop them breaking up protests in northern Spain on Tuesday, officials from the recession-hit country said. While some miners have remained underground for 23 days, thousands of others in the northern provinces of Asturias and Leon set tires alight..."Reference: msnbc.msn.com .
Thursday, June 14, 2012
"...German and Italian officials warned U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday that their plans to cut off funding for a ground-based NATO missile defense program built by Lockheed Martin Corp would endanger U.S. ties with their countries...."Reference: www.chicagotribune.com .
Friday, June 8, 2012
"...SOFIA: Two Bulgarian army officers were on Friday arrested on suspicion of stealing 103 air-to-ground rockets from their airbase near the eastern city of Burgas, army prosecutors said...."Reference: gulftoday.ae .
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
"...Lockheed Martin Corp (LMT.N) has won a preliminary contract valued at up to $2.02 billion to build at least 42 interceptor missiles for the U.S. military's missile defense agency, the Pentagon said on Tuesday in its daily digest of major arms deals...."Reference: www.reuters.com .
Friday, June 1, 2012
"...the Army Navy/Transportable Radar Surveillance, AN/TPY-2, it is a high-resolution, X-band radar array that has been integrated into missile interceptor systems like the Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS) and Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD)—hence the nickname, THAAD radar...."Reference: gizmodo.com .
Friday, May 25, 2012
"...The most visible dispute in U.S.-Russian relations now pits the American desire for protection from prospective Iranian and North Korean nuclear missile threats against the Russian desire for the United States to remain fully vulnerable to Russia’s offensive nuclear capabilities. Russian officials are demanding that the United States sign a legal document guaranteeing that the United States will, as a matter of policy, intentionally remain exposed to Russian nuclear weapons...."Reference: www.weeklystandard.com .
Monday, May 21, 2012
"...NATO leaders have agreed to activate a new missile defense shield in three years—openly defying Moscow, which claims the system is aimed at Russian targets..."Reference: www.usnews.com .
Friday, May 18, 2012
"...approved the bill in a 299-120 vote after approving dozens of amendments, some after fierce debate that revealed disagreements on issues such as detainee policy, nuclear cooperation with Russia and the speed of the U.S. military withdrawal from Afghanistan...."Reference: thehill.com .
Thursday, May 10, 2012
"...PACIFIC MISSILE RANGE FACILITY, KAUAI, Hawaii, May 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) completed the first successful flight test of the Standard Missile-3 Block IB, which is the cornerstone of phase two of the administration's Phased Adaptive Approach (PAA). This is the 20th successful intercept for Raytheon's SM-3 program. ..."Reference: raytheon.mediaroom.com .
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Russia's top military officer threatened to carry out a pre-emptive strike on U.S.-led NATO missile defense facilities in Eastern Europe
"....Last week, Russia's top military officer threatened to carry out a pre-emptive strike on U.S.-led NATO missile defense facilities in Eastern Europe if the USA goes ahead with her controversial plan to build a missile shield..."Reference: mediamonitors.net .
Thursday, May 3, 2012
Russia threatens United States - prepared to use "destructive force preemptively" to stop the United States
"...Russia’s chief of defense staff reportedly warned Thursday that his country was prepared to use "destructive force preemptively" to stop the United States from creating a missile-defense system in Europe...."Reference: msn.com .
Friday, April 27, 2012
"...The House Armed Services committee is considering an East Coast missile defense site because of growing concern about Iran. Right now, Fort Greely, in Alaska, and Vandenberg Air Force Base, in central California, house the nation's 30 missile interceptors...."Reference: www.wrvo.fm .
Monday, April 23, 2012
"...They say missile interceptors are running into production glitches, radars are underpowered, and sensors cannot distinguish between warheads and other objects...."Reference: philly.com .
Friday, April 20, 2012
"...Missiles have been prominent in the news lately, with India’s successful test, North Korea’s failed one, and much talk of missile defense systems in Europe and the Persian Gulf. Here are six noteworthy missile-technology advances – three offensive, three defensive – revealed in recent weeks...."Reference: www.csmonitor.com
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Friday, April 13, 2012
"...can set you up in an 1,800-square-foot condominium built in a decommissioned missile silo in the middle of the desolate Kansas prairie...."Reference: www.wtsp.com .
"...Those Standard Missile 3 interceptors aboard U.S. and Japanese Aegis destroyers are made by Raytheon. And a version of those SM-3 missiles will soon be put together at the $75 million plant the company is building on Redstone Arsenal...."Reference: al.com .
"...The Pentagon said it was keeping an eye on North Korea. "It's not just about missiles. It's about other things that they have and might do," Pentagon spokesman George Little told reporters, saying he could not confirm any underground nuclear test preparations in North Korea...."Reference: India Today .
Saturday, March 31, 2012
"...Japan’s defense minister Friday ordered missile units to intercept a long-range rocket expected to be launched by North Korea if the rocket or its fragments threaten to hit Japan...."Reference: www.washingtonpost.com .
Monday, March 26, 2012
"...In recognition of von Braun’s 100th birthday, Alabama Public Television will air a 56-minute documentary titled “Missile to Moon,” which airs at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 27. ..."Reference: www.al.com .
Friday, March 16, 2012
"..."Letting them use Ulyanovsk could be just the beginning. We can move on to address other outstanding issues between us, such as the anti-missile shield in Europe." ..."Reference: www.minnpost.com .
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
"...A British lawmaker has hit out at defense ministry plans to install surface-to-air missiles in his constituency during the Olympics, saying it was appalling sites like Shooter's Hill had been selected without consultation. ..."Reference: www.msnbc.msn.com .
Friday, March 9, 2012
"...The Iron Dome missile defense system intercepted five rockets fired from the Gaza Strip at Beersheba and Ahsdod early Saturday morning. ..."Reference: www.jpost.com .
Patriot Engineering Services contract Issued by the Army Aviation and Missile Command, Redstone Arsenal, Al.
"...Missile Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., the contract calls for Raytheon to continue to deliver systems analysis, ..."Reference: Rocket City .
Saturday, March 3, 2012
"..."The initial trial of the advanced Arrow 3 will be performed in the near future to confirm the interceptor's effectiveness," Itzhak Kaya, head of the Arrow Missile Program at Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), said in a military and aviation exhibition Thursday near Tel Aviv. ..."Reference: twocircles.net .
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Lockheed Martin Corporation : Third MEADS Battle Manager Arrives In Huntsville for Integration Testing
"...The MEADS battle manager controls an advanced network-centric open architecture that allows any combination of sensors and launchers to be organized into a single air and missile defense battle element. Through a capability called plug-and-fight, sensors, shooters or other battle managers act as nodes on the network. From the MEADS battle manager, a commander can add or subtract nodes as the situation dictates without shutting down the system. ..."Reference: www.4-traders.com .
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
"...Missile-defense systems are produced at Raytheon's Tucson division. Just last month, the U.S. Navy awarded the Tucson division a nearly $40 million contract for production and delivery of the AIM-9X Bock II infrared-guided air-to-air missile...."Reference: www.azcentral.com .
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
"...Raytheon is on schedule to take "beneficial occupancy" of the plant from contractor Brasfield Gorrie of Birmingham in August. Stevenson said last week that will be when the specialized equipment can go in. The first delivery of SM-6 missiles from here is set for January 2013, followed closely by the first SM-3s...."Reference: al.com .
"...Tegeder was writing computer code for missiles by day, and hammering out code for mobile-device game applications by night. Now, Tegeder has traded missiles for dinosaurs ..."Reference: www.therepublic.com .
Friday, January 20, 2012
"...Also in preparation for the November test, MEADS successfully completed a Battle Management Command, Control, Communications and Computers and Intelligence (BMC4I) software design review in Huntsville, Ala., in August. The review validated software design and functionalities needed for upcoming MEADS flight tests and demonstrations...."Reference: www.sacbee.com .
Monday, January 9, 2012
"...issued a signing statement, something he once opposed, saying that language in the bill aimed at protecting top-secret technical data on the U.S. Standard Missile-3 — linchpin of our missile defense..."Reference: investors.com .
Monday, January 2, 2012
"...Despite his use of the term 'long-range', the semi-official Fars news agency said the Qader's range was only 200 km (125 miles), and no figure was given for the Nour...."Reference: www.reuters.com .