"...Raytheon Missile Systems, Southern Arizona's largest private employer, had first-quarter 2013 net sales of $1.45 billion, up 8 percent compared to $1.35 billion in the first quarter of 2012. The increase in net sales was primarily driven by higher sales on the Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) and Rolling Airframe Missile (RAM) programs...."Reference: azstarnet.com .
Sunday, April 28, 2013
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
"...With the SM-3 IIB interceptor, Phase 4 would have provided an intercept capability against ICBMs launched at the U.S. homeland from the Middle East. But the SM-3 IIB program also experienced significant delays, in part due to the U.S. Congress underfunding this interceptor. So as you know, the SM-3 IIB interceptor will no longer be developed or procured. The United States will instead strengthen its homeland defense by procuring additional Ground Based Interceptors – GBIs- for deployment at our existing missile defense site in Fort Greely, Alaska...."Reference: www.state.gov .
"...This statement contradicts years of Russian officials’ objections to the presence of U.S. missiles near the Russian border, claiming they were being “pointed at” them. The claim is pure nonsense, as missile defense is a protective system, and is therefore not “pointed at” anyone...."Reference: heritage.org .
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
"...Talk about a bulletproof economy. This northern Alabama city represents critical mass for the nation's missile-defense and aerospace industries. The medical and life-sciences industries are thriving, too. Thousands of new jobs are pouring into town. ..."Reference: www.kiplinger.com .
Sunday, April 14, 2013
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
"...U.S. defense officials are "highly confident" that North Korea is planning the imminent launch of a medium-range missile, echoing warnings from South Korea that the probability of Pyongyang carrying out its threat is "very high."..."Reference: nbcnews.com .
Saturday, April 6, 2013
"...The unusual move follows recent warlike rhetoric from North Korea, which included a threat to attack U.S. bases in the Pacific...."Reference: nbcnews.com .
"...an unnamed spokesman for the North Korean army warned the U.S. Wednesday that its military has been cleared to wage an attack using "smaller, lighter and diversified nuclear" weapons...."Reference: www.foxnews.com .
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
"... US announced it was speeding the deployment of an advanced missile defence system to Guam in the next few weeks, two years ahead of schedule, in what the Pentagon said was ‘‘a precautionary move’’ to protect US naval and air forces from the threat of a North Korean missile attack...."Reference: www.smh.com.au .