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Monday, September 30, 2013

Budget cuts may hurt Advanced Arrow 3 missile defense system

Advanced Arrow 3 missile defense system facing budget cuts

"...The ability to develop and purchase a major long-range missile defense system, meant to thwart long-range Iranian weapons, may be cut back because of financial restraints in the US ..."

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Sunday, September 29, 2013

Turkey chooses Chinese FD-2000 missile defense system over U.S. system

U.S. concerned about Turkey's choice of Chinese missile system

"...Some Western defense analysts have said they were surprised by Turkey's decision, having expected the contract to go to Raytheon Co, a U.S. company that builds the Patriot missile, or the Franco/Italian Eurosam SAMP/T...."

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Saturday, September 28, 2013

25th successful flight test for the SM-3 program

Watch as a Huntsville-made Standard Missile-3 blasts a target out of the sky (video)

"...The SM-3 took out a target in which the launch time and bearing were not known and was the "most difficult target engaged to date," the Pentagon said in a release...."

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Friday, September 27, 2013

Radiance Technologies of Huntsville awarded $28 million Missile Defense contract

Huntsville's Radiance Technologies awarded $28 million Missile Defense Command contract

"...The work will be performed in Huntsville. The grant was awarded by the Army Space and Missile Defense Command in Huntsville...."

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Thursday, September 12, 2013

List of possible East Coast missile defense sites

U.S. names possible East Coast missile defense sites, but far from decision

"...Boeing Co manages the Pentagon's existing program to deal with long-range missile threats, while Raytheon Co and Orbital Sciences Corp build the interceptors and rockets. It is not yet known which contractors would be involved in construction of any new site...."

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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Missile Defense Test successful intercept

Missile Defense Test Succeeds Against Medium-range Targets

"...The USS Decatur with its Aegis Weapon System detected and tracked the first target with its onboard AN/SPY-1 radar. The Aegis ballistic missile defense weapon system developed a fire control solution, launched a Standard Missile-3 Block IA missile, and successfully intercepted the target...."

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Tuesday, September 3, 2013

U.S. Military is missile-ready in the Med as congress delays

Israel and U.S. Conduct Missile Test in Mediterranean

"...Israel and the United States tested a new air-defense system on Tuesday morning, launching a missile from deep in the Mediterranean Sea..."

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