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Saturday, March 31, 2012

Japanese may use Aegis missile defense systems to intercept North Korean rocket

Japan orders missile units to intercept North Korean rocket if territory threatened

"...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...."

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Monday, March 26, 2012

“Missile to Moon,” airs at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 27

APT documentary film 'Missile to Moon' reveals Wernher von Braun as a man on a mission

"...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. ..."

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Friday, March 16, 2012

Russia offers airbase

US-Russia 'reset' gets a boost with Russian offer of airbase

"..."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." ..."

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Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Missile defense shield to provide safety around Olympic Park

Row rages over missile sites considered during Olympics

"...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. ..."

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Friday, March 9, 2012

Iron Dome missile defense system intercepted five rockets

Iron Dome intercepts 5 rockets as barrage continues

"...The Iron Dome missile defense system intercepted five rockets fired from the Gaza Strip at Beersheba and Ahsdod early Saturday morning. ..."

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Patriot Engineering Services contract Issued by the Army Aviation and Missile Command, Redstone Arsenal, Al.

Raytheon Awarded $138.7 Million Contract for Patriot Engineering

"...Missile Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., the contract calls for Raytheon to continue to deliver systems analysis, ..."

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Saturday, March 3, 2012

Israel is ready to conduct the first test of the Arrow 3 missile defense system

Israel to test next-generation missile defense system

"..."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. ..."

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