"...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 .
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
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 .