"...The blimp wreaked plenty of havoc. Frederick Hunsinger, the Public Safety Director for Columbia County, PA, said in an interview that the blimp’s heavy tether dragged 20 miles across his county. While there were no injuries within county borders, the damage caused 35,000 to lose electricity, he said. Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania canceled classes as a result; 9-1-1 phone lines were overwhelmed..."Reference: www.washingtonpost.com .
Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Reference: abcnews.go.com .
Why the US sent a missile destroyer into Chinese-claimed waters and didn't run when ordered to leave
"...The goal, according to the US, was to challenge China's claims over what are generally understood to be international waters. China was furious. A spokesperson said the Lassen "illegally entered" the waters and "threatened China’s sovereignty and security interests." On Tuesday, China sent two ships — the missile destroyer Lanzhou and patrol boat Taizhou — to the area and told the American ship to get out. The Americans ignored them..."Reference: www.vox.com .
Friday, October 9, 2015
"...a tiny guided missile a soldier can launch from a rifle-mounted grenade launcher. Meet the Pike, a 17-inch-long, laser-guided munition that Tucson-based Raytheon Missile Systems..."Reference: tucson.com .
"...The U.S. has indications that four Russian cruise missiles crashed in Iran rather than Syria, suggesting there were malfunctions, Defense Secretary Ash Carter confirmed Friday..."Reference: abcnews.go.com .
Thursday, October 8, 2015
"...Netanyahu said that he told Putin in “no uncertain terms” that Israel would not tolerate Tehran’s efforts to arm Israel’s enemies in the region, and that Jerusalem had taken and would continue to take action against any such attempts..."Reference: www.timesofisrael.com .
Tuesday, October 6, 2015
"...Online registration is now closed. You may register onsite beginning Monday, 5 October 2015, 1600-1900 hrs at the Barceló Sevilla Renacimiento. Delegates attending this year’s conference will have the opportunity to hear views from various nations on key issues facing the missile defense community and discuss national policies and operational issues related to defeating ballistic missile threats. Expected attendance includes government and industry representatives from more than 20 nations. The material presented on the opening day of this conference will be appropriate for public dissemination, though media will not be in attendance..."Reference: www.aiaa.org .