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Sunday, April 28, 2013

Missile facility in Tucson records net-sales increase

Raytheon Co. posts 9% rise in Q1 profits, boosts outlook

"...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...."

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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Implementation of the European Phased Adaptive Approach (Press Release)

Implementation of the European Phased Adaptive Approach

"...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...."

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U.S. Missile Defense is Defensive, not offensive

U.S. Missile Defense: A Force for Protection, Not Aggression

"...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...."

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Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Huntsville, Alabama represents critical mass for the nation's missile-defense

No. 1: Huntsville, Alabama

"...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. ..."

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Sunday, April 14, 2013

Expectations for North Korea missile launch mount

North Korea Missile Threat Escalates

"...Expectations for missile launch mount, as North Korea marks birthday of country?s found Kim Il-Sung. ..."

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Wednesday, April 10, 2013

North Korea is planning the imminent launch of a medium-range missile

'Very high' chance North Korea will fire missile, U.S. and South Korea say

"...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."..."

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Saturday, April 6, 2013

Pentagon delays missile test scheduled for next week amid tensions with North Korea

US delays missile test amid tensions with North Korea

"...The unusual move follows recent warlike rhetoric from North Korea, which included a threat to attack U.S. bases in the Pacific...."

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North Korea Saber Rattling Continues

North Korea moves missile launchers, issues safety warning to foreign embassies

" 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...."

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Wednesday, April 3, 2013

North Korea testing limits with missile threats

North Korea moves push tension to the limit

"... 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...."

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