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Sunday, October 28, 2012

Sophisticated missile defense test a success

Military Conducts Largest, Most Complex Test Of Ballistic Missile Defense System

"...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..."

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Friday, October 26, 2012

Missile defense system is needed now

Missile defense system is needed now

"...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..."

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Thursday, October 25, 2012

Weapon System successful test

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...."

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Redstone Arsenal to produce abundance of smoke Thursday

Safety test at Redstone to produce smoke plumes

"...Officials with Redstone Arsenal announced that they will be testing a Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense missile round on Thursday..."

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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Lockheed Martin DIAMONDShield™ C2 platform

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...."

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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

2012 joint air and missile defense exercise

U.S.-Israeli Military Exercise Sending Message to Iran

"...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. ..."

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Sunday, October 7, 2012

High Energy Laser Mobile Demonstrator

Boeing trucks ahead with 8-wheeling laser weapon

"...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...."

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Monday, October 1, 2012

Lockheed consolidates Targets and Countermeasures operations to the Rocket City

Lockheed consolidates operation

"...HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Oct. 1 (UPI) -- Lockheed Martin has completed centralization of its Targets and Countermeasures operations, moving facilities and employees to Huntsville, Ala...."

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