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Thursday, June 27, 2013

Upcoming test of the nation's ground-based ballistic missile defense system

Big radar vessel departs to test missile defense

"...The $2 billion Sea-Based X-Band Radar recently left Pearl Harbor to take part in an upcoming test of the nation's ground-based ballistic missile defense system..."

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Sunday, June 23, 2013

Congress pushing for U.S. participation in developing Israel's Iron Dome counter-missile system

U.S. seeks to buy into Israeli missile programs

"...The U.S. House of Representatives this month tripled President Barack Obama's request for boosting U.S. funding of Israeli missile defense systems from $96 million to $284 million. This followed earlier increases in U.S. support for the Israeli missile programs...."

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Friday, June 21, 2013

Norway fires Naval Strike Missile in test

Norway military blows up ship in long range missile test

"...The Norwegian navy tests its new four-metre long, 880lb Naval Strike Missile by firing on one of its own ships, the KNM Trondheim, with spectacular results...."

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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

New missile facility in Huntsville rolls out first completed SM-3 from Raytheon missile integration facility

Raytheon delivers first standard Missile-3 from new Alabama missile integration facility

"...Delivering both SM-3 and SM-6 interceptors, Raytheon's new $75 million, 70,000 square-foot, all-up-round production facility at Redstone Arsenal features advanced tools and the latest processes for missile production. The facility enables Raytheon to streamline processes, reduce costs and add value for the warfighter...."

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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Huntsville, Alabama aerospace sector primed for growth, trade group says

Alabama aerospace sector primed for growth, trade group says

"...Many of the industry’s biggest players have long had a significant presence in the state. Both Boeing and Lockheed Martin have had operations in Alabama for more than 50 years. Boeing maintains its Strategic Missile & Defense Systems headquarters in Huntsville, as well as its largest program, Ground-based Midcourse Defense. Huntsville also is home to Boeing Exploration Launch Systems, which oversees NASA’s Space Launch System and support to the International Space Station...."

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Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Huntsville's freaky weather radar cloud-like anomaly

Scientists say radar blob over Huntsville's Redstone Arsenal possibly new kind of 'chaff' (updated)

"...HUNTSVILLE, Alabama - The mysterious blob that appeared on radar screens over the Redstone Arsenal military base here Tuesday may have been caused by the release of a new form of ..."

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Tuesday, June 4, 2013

China cyber attacks targeted missile defense programs

Pentagon aircraft, missile defense programs target of China cyber threat

"...a partial list of 37 breached programs, which included the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense weapon — a land-based missile defense system that was recently deployed to Guam to help counter the North Korean threat...."

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Sunday, June 2, 2013

Decommissioned missile silo for sale

Inside the decommissioned New York missile silo converted into a $750,000 home

"...Complete with escape hatches, warning signs, rooms filled with control panels, one bedroom, and one bath, the silo sits on 8.3 acres of upstate farm land with a beautiful waterfront view on to the foot of the Adirondack mountains...."

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