"...The kill vehicle is designed to identify, lock on, and eliminate high-speed ballistic missile warheads while they are in space. The kill vehicle uses no explosives and destroys the missile by the sheer force of the impact. Raytheon calls the system hit to kill. The program has had failures in the past...."Reference: www.slashgear.com .
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Saturday, January 26, 2013
"...The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) successfully completed a flight test of a three-stage Ground-Based Interceptor (GBI), launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., at 2 p.m. (PST) today...."Reference: www.mda.mil .
"...Vandenberg Air Force Base is set to conduct a defense weapon test Saturday afternoon during a launch of a Ground-Based Interceptor missile. The test, a joint effort of the 30th Space Wing and the U.S. Missile Defense Agency, involves launching a three-stage Ground-Based Interceptor missile between the hours of 2 and 6 p.m...."Reference: www.noozhawk.com .
"...“A single nuclear weapon exploded a hundred miles above the United States could create electromagnetic pulse effects, thereby bringing our entire economy to a standstill,” writes Phyllis Schlafly...."Reference: heritage.org .
"...Raytheon's Tucson-based Missile Systems business posted a 4 percent increase in fourth-quarter net sales, as more orders on its Standard Missile-3 and Rolling Airframe Missile programs pushed sales to $1.5 billion...."Reference: azstarnet.com .
Thursday, January 24, 2013
"...The most hostile language is aimed directly at the United States. “We do not hide that a variety of satellites and long-range rockets which will be launched by the DPRK one after another and a nuclear test of higher level which will be carried out by it in the upcoming all-out action, a new phase of the anti-U.S. struggle that has lasted century after century, will target against the U.S., the sworn enemy of the Korean people,” the statement reads. “Settling accounts with the U.S. needs to be done with force, not with words as it regards jungle law as the rule of its survival.”..."Reference: msnbc.com .
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
"...For the missile-defense test, an interceptor is scheduled to launch “to assess performance of the advanced kill vehicle after completion of guidance enhancements,” Missile Defense Agency spokesman Rick Lehner said...."Reference: www.lompocrecord.com .
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
"...Vmikey popped up an AMA today claiming to be a nuclear missile tech who worked in a giant underground silo...."Reference: www.businessinsider.com .
Sunday, January 13, 2013
Saturday, January 12, 2013
"...The possibility of missile strikes from Syria has caused concern in neighbouring Turkey. German Patriot anti-missile batteries have been sent to take up position alongside Dutch and American weapons. The latest firings detected in Syria appear to match the characteristics of Scud missiles...."Reference: www.euronews.com .
Monday, January 7, 2013
Sunday, January 6, 2013
"...The Associated Press reported yesterday that Gore and his partners have agreed to sell struggling Current TV to the Qatar-based broadcasting entity for a reported $500 million. The sale would raise Al Jazeera's current U.S. footprint from 4.7 million to more than 40 million households. The Al Jazeera Media Network reports it plans to create a New York City-based news channel called Al Jazeera America that should begin broadcasting later this year...."Reference: www.onenewsnow.com .
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
"...Iranian government press reports said its navy launched anti-ship "Qader" cruise missiles and a new "optimized" version of a long-range surface-to-surface missile, called the "Nour" missile. Both models are made in Iran, according to the reports...."Reference: security.blogs.cnn.com .