"...A test launch for the missile-defense system is planned for Thursday at Vandenberg Air Force Base, but it won’t involve an intercept attempt. The U.S. Missile Defense Agency intends to conduct a test of a ground-based interceptor between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. from an underground silo on North Base..."Reference: www.noozhawk.com .
Tuesday, January 26, 2016
"... Air Force officials did not specifically address whether radioactive material was released when the missile was damaged, but said the incident did not result in any injuries or threaten public safety. Further details about the nature of the "mishap" are murky, as the full report from the military's Accident Investigation Board remains classified ..."Reference: www.ksl.com .
Thursday, January 21, 2016
"...The YAL-1 proved the concept of laser attacks on missiles but in practical terms the aircraft wasn't feasible. In order to get enough power to knock out missiles, it had to get very close to the target, making it vulnerable to attack. Now the Pentagon is investigating how to build the laser technology onto smaller drones that can loiter over a target for a long time ..."Reference: www.theregister.co.uk .
Tuesday, January 5, 2016
"...The command, located at Huntsville’s Redstone Arsenal, is led by Lieutenant General David Mann who has recently been named the Army's Air and Missile Defense Enterprise integrator in support of the Army's vision for Force 2025 and beyond..."Reference: www.waaytv.com .
Monday, January 4, 2016
"...The Missile Defense Agency awarded Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) a $528 million contract in December 2015 for production and delivery of interceptors for the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system. The new interceptors will support a growing number of U.S. Army THAAD units. ..."Reference: www.prnewswire.com .