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Monday, September 12, 2022

NASAMS fires AIM-9X, AMRAAM, and AMRAAM-ER in First of its Kind Layered Cruise Missile Defense Experiment

NASAMS fires AIM-9X, AMRAAM, and AMRAAM-ER in First of its Kind Layered Cruise Missile Defense Experiment

"...What is NASAMS?

NASAMS is a ground-to-air-based defence missile system which is used in around 18 countries of the world. NASAMS system protects against UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles), cruise missiles, and UCAV (unmanned combat aerial vehicles). “We demonstrated how integrated defense solutions enable the warfighter to deploy the right effector at the right time and at the right target,” said Wes Kremer, president of Raytheon Missiles & Defense. “Using fielded systems, our goal is to provide customers the quickest, most effective way to protect their people and critical infrastructure with layered cruise missile defense.”...In the latest experiment conducted by Raytheon Missiles & Defense, a part of Raytheon Technologies business, and Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace, version 3 of NASAMS was used to fire AIM-9X, AMRAAM, and AMRAAM-ER missiles. The AIM-9X Sidewinder"

Reference: www.jagranjosh.com .

Sunday, September 11, 2022

In Memorial to the Saudi Attack on America Sept. 11, 2001

Article Title: In Memorial to the Saudi Attack on America Sept. 11, 2001


GOD BLESS AMERICA! WE WILL NOT FORGET!


Source: Missile Defense Briefing

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Tuesday, September 6, 2022

Boeing wins key missile defense contract

Boeing wins key missile defense contract

"The U.S. Missile Defense Agency has awarded Boeing the Ground-based Midcourse Defense System Integration, Test and Readiness contract. “Boeing’s proposal offered decades of experience in weapon systems integration, anchored by the unique expertise of our people,” said Cindy Gruensfelder, vice president and general manager of Boeing Missile and Weapon Systems and Huntsville site senior executive. “We’re proud to continue to support the mission-readiness of this critical missile defense capability for the nation.”..."

Reference: www.aerotechnews.com .

Monday, September 5, 2022

Iran’s regime caught seeking nuclear weapons technology in Sweden

Iran’s regime caught seeking nuclear weapons technology in Sweden

As the Biden administration seeks to temporarily restrict Tehran from building an atomic bomb... the controversial Iran nuclear deal that rewards the clerical regime with up to $275 billion in economic benefits during the first year of an agreement and as much as $1 trillion by 2030"

Reference: yahoo.com .

Thursday, August 25, 2022

US Army Begins Yearlong Test of Upgraded Patriot Missile System

US Army Begins Yearlong Test of Upgraded Patriot Missile System

"...Various software and hardware updates have been applied to the system. The more user-friendly Warfighter-Machine Interface (WMI) was also developed for its control system to train soldiers faster. WMI offers a simplified, 3D gaming-style view of complex defense data for operators on the battlefield. It features status pages and search functions to replace the system’s pixelated shapes and complex directory. ..."

Reference: www.thedefensepost.com .

Thursday, August 18, 2022

Midcourse Defense, Guam, Hypersonics Lead Issues at Missile Defense Agency

Midcourse Defense, Guam, Hypersonics Lead Issues at Missile Defense Agency

"..."I will tell you both companies are saying they can get to first emplacement earlier than the government reference schedule of 2028," said Navy Vice Adm. Jon A. Hill, during a virtual discussion Friday with Defense News. "I will tell you that there is a long road between now and then. And so, we'll just keep on path. Both are performing very well. Two different designs, both incorporating multiple kill vehicles — that's where the threat drives us."  ..."

Reference: www.defense.gov .

Tuesday, August 9, 2022

US announces military sale to UAE after authorities detain Khashoggi’s attorney in Dubai

US announces military sale to UAE after authorities detain Khashoggi’s attorney in Dubai

"Just days after Joe Biden returned from his first trip to the Middle East and shared a controversial fist-bump with the man accused of ordering the murder of a Washington Post columnist, the State Department has announced a major sale of military aircraft to a country accused of detaining the deceased columnist’s attorney. ..."

Reference: www.independent.co.uk .

Russian TV Airs Nuclear Missile Warning for U.S., Britain

Russian TV Airs Nuclear Missile Warning for U.S., Britain

"...Russian television panelist has made the latest nuclear threat on Kremlin-controlled media by saying missiles should be fired at the U.S. and the U.K. ..."

Reference: www.newsweek.com .

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

China says anti-missile test not ‘aimed at any country’ despite rising tensions

China says anti-missile test not ‘aimed at any country’ despite rising tensions

"...Ballistic missile interception system trial follows North Korean tests and deployment of US THAAD system in South Korea ...China has claimed a successful test of a land-based ballistic missile interception system"

Reference: www.theguardian.com .

Tuesday, April 12, 2022

Ukraine tells the US it needs 500 Javelins and 500 Stingers per day

Ukraine tells the US it needs 500 Javelins and 500 Stingers per day

"...CNN — Ukraine has updated its extensive wishlist of additional military assistance from the US government in the past several days to include hundreds more anti-aircraft and anti-tank missiles than previously requested, according to a document provided to CNN that details the items needed. The Ukrainians have submitted similar lists in recent weeks but a recent request provided to US lawmakers appears to reflect a growing need for American-made Stinger anti-aircraft missiles and Javelin anti-tank missiles ..."

Reference: www.cnn.com .

Sunday, February 6, 2022

Leaked text suggests possible US-Russia missile arrangement over Ukraine

Leaked text suggests possible US-Russia missile arrangement over Ukraine

"...The United States could be willing to enter into an agreement with Russia to ease tensions over missile deployments in Europe if Moscow steps back from the brink in Ukraine, according to a leaked document published in a Spanish newspaper on Wednesday. ..."

Reference: Army Times .

Thursday, February 3, 2022

Amazon Prime Fires Missile at the American Family Budget After Making Huge Profit

Amazon profits nearly double as company ups Prime membership price

"...The company defied analysts' expectations and its own predictions, turning a profit of $14.3 billion. ..."

Reference: www.cnet.com .

Tuesday, January 11, 2022

North Korea Launches 2nd Ballistic Missile in a Week, South Korea Says

North Korea Launches 2nd Ballistic Missile in a Week, South Korea Says

"...The launch came as the U.N. Security Council met to discuss the country’s growing weapons threat. The U.S. said the latest test “highlights the destabilizing impact” of the North’s weapons program. ..."

Reference: www.nytimes.com .

Saturday, January 8, 2022

S. Korea disputes North's claim of hypersonic missile test

S. Korea disputes North's claim of hypersonic missile test

"...South Korea has dismissed North Korea’s claim to have recently launched a hypersonic missile as an exaggeration, saying it was a normal ballistic missile that could be intercepted..."

Reference: abcnews.go.com .

Wednesday, January 5, 2022

Why Do US Hypersonic Missile Tests Keep Failing?

Why Do US Hypersonic Missile Tests Keep Failing?

"...The trouble is, the new weapons keep failing in tests, sometimes in fairly rudimentary ways that don’t lend themselves to evaluating and improving the design. The truncated development strategy seems to require a faith that American aerospace engineering can overwhelm all the usual difficulties by force of sheer élan. The results turn out differently. Now, if you think I’ve just described the last few years of U.S. efforts to build and fly hypersonic gliders and cruise missiles, you’re right...."

Reference: www.defenseone.com .

Monday, December 6, 2021

Biden Declassifies Secret FBI Report Detailing Saudi Nationals' Connections To 9/11

Biden Declassifies Secret FBI Report Detailing Saudi Nationals' Connections To 9/11

"...The partially redacted report shows a closer relationship than had been previously known between two Saudis in particular — including one with diplomatic status — and some of the hijackers. Families of the 9/11 victims have long sought after the report, which painted a starkly different portrait than the one described by the 9/11 Commission Report in 2004. ..."

Reference: .

Congress Must Halt Biden’s Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia

Congress Must Halt Biden’s Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia

"...This week, U.S. Sens. Rand Paul, Bernie Sanders, Ron Wyden, and Mike Lee are expected to push for a vote on a motion disapproving of the Biden White House’s first major arms sale to Saudi Arabia—a $650 million deal to export 280 Raytheon-built missiles and 596 missile launchers. ..."

Reference: foreignpolicy.com .

Saturday, November 27, 2021

Arab coalition strikes underground missile base in Houthi-occupied Sanaa

Arab coalition strikes underground missile base in Houthi-occupied Sanaa

"... The coalition said in a statement that the airstrikes targeted secret underground tunnels in the presidential palace used for storing ballistic missiles and other military locations. Drone workshops and weapons depots in Sanaa’s Dhahban district were also targeted..."

Reference: www.arabnews.com .

Friday, October 15, 2021

Alabama: Northrop Grumman opens new Huntsville facility for next-gen missile work

Alabama: Northrop Grumman opens new Huntsville facility for next-gen missile work

"...Northrop Grumman is adding about 500 jobs, with hiring already underway, as part of its growth plans in Huntsville. The Falls Church, Virginia-based company now has more than 2,000 employees in Alabama supporting Department of Defense and NASA missions. “I’m thrilled that Northrop Grumman will be building on its already large presence in Huntsville..."

Reference: alabamanewscenter.com .

Thursday, March 25, 2021

Lockheed, Northrop and Raytheon ink $7.6B in missile interceptor contracts

Lockheed, Northrop and Raytheon ink $7.6B in missile interceptor contracts

"...Lockheed Martin Corp. (NYSE: LMT) obtained a $3.69 billion award, while Northrop Grumman Corp. (NYSE: NOC) and Raytheon Technologies Corp. (NYSE: RTX) teamed on a $3.93 billion contract to design the next iteration of the Missile Defense Agency’s (MDA) ground-based interceptor missile. The contracts call for “technology development and risk reduction” of the Next Generation Interceptor (NGI) All-Up-Round, including a modernized booster and hit-to-kill payload for the missile, which serves as the the Missile Defense Agency’s (MDA) ground-based defense weapon against Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles (ICBM)..."

Reference: www.bizjournals.com .

Friday, January 29, 2021

Missile Defense Agency picks 2 vendors for hypersonic weapon tracking sensor prototypes

Missile Defense Agency picks 2 vendors for hypersonic weapon tracking sensor prototypes

"...In tandem with the Space Development Agency’s tracking layer, the HBTSS constellation is the Pentagon’s answer to hypersonic weapons, which are too dim to effectively track with current sensors in geostationary orbit and can potentially avoid terrestrial sensors. The constellation will be closer to the planet’s surface in low Earth orbit, allowing sensors to more easily see the dimmer threat..."

Reference: www.defensenews.com .

Thursday, January 14, 2021

Declassified Document Outlines Trump Administration’s Secret Pacific Strategy

Declassified Document Outlines Trump Administration’s Secret Pacific Strategy

"...The document sets out the key national security challenges for the United States in the region, including “How to maintain U.S. strategic primacy… and promote a liberal economic order while preventing China from establishing new, illiberal spheres of influence, and cultivating areas of cooperation to promote regional peace and prosperity.” It also provides a warning that “China will circumvent international rules and norms to gain an advantage” when it comes to the strategic competition between the two powers..."

Declassified Document Outlines Trump Administration’s Secret Pacific Strategy

Reference: www.thedrive.com .

Sunday, January 10, 2021

Biden Must Prioritize Missile Defense

Biden Must Prioritize Missile Defense

"...The outgoing administration had high ambitions for missile defense, some of which President Trump outlined as he rolled out the 2019 Missile Defense Review. And the administration oversaw two major missile defense tests that proved increased capability: the first Ground-Based Interceptor salvo intercept of a complex ICBM target and the unprecedented SM-3 Block IIA intercept of an ICBM target. But the most forward-leaning parts of Trump’s...The new plan to develop a Next Generation Interceptor promises necessary improvements in the ability to intercept much more complex missile threats..."

Reference: www.defenseone.com .

It’s time to get homeland missile defense right

It’s time to get homeland missile defense right

"... Restoring our eroding edge when it comes to military technology won’t be easy or cheap. As Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, has emphasized, the United States must invest in “innovative concept development, advanced technology and new capabilities.” One smart investment that meets these criteria within the missile defense arena is the Next Generation Interceptor, or NGI, for which the Pentagon intends to award first contracts in the next few months..."

Reference: www.airforcetimes.com .

Sunday, June 7, 2020

Space Development Agency to deploy hypersonic missile defense satellites by 2022

Space Development Agency to deploy hypersonic missile defense satellites by 2022

"...A June 5 solicitation for a “tracking phenomenology experiment” is a step in the development of a sensor network in space to track hypersonic missiles..."

Reference: spacenews.com .

Monday, May 11, 2020

Iran navy 'friendly fire' incident kills 19 sailors in Gulf of Oman

Iran navy 'friendly fire' incident kills 19 sailors in Gulf of Oman

"...Iranian media reported that the support ship Konarak was hit by a new anti-ship missile being tested by the frigate Jamaran during an exercise on Sunday..."

Reference: www.bbc.com .

Friday, December 27, 2019

Skilled to Work: Aerojet Rocketdyne moves production of large solid rocket motor casings to the Rocket City

Skilled to Work: Aerojet Rocketdyne moves production of large solid rocket motor casings to Huntsville

"...The carbon fiber winding process previously done in Sacramento, California, will now be done in the Rocket City. Aerojet Rocketdyne is moving another part of its manufacturing capabilities to Huntsville. This time it's their manufacturing of large solid rocket motor casings created through carbon fiber winding..."

Reference: www.waaytv.com .

Egyptian-born U.S. citizen pleads guilty to keeping US defense secrets at his home

Man pleads guilty to keeping US defense secrets at his home

"...Ahmedelhadi Yassin Serageldin, 66, an Egyptian-born U.S. citizen, pleaded guilty to willfully retaining national defense information, according to U.S. Attorney Andrew Lelling's office. He faces up to 10 years in prison at sentencing scheduled for April...Five pertained to U.S. military programs involving missile defense and were classified “secret.”..."

Reference: www.houstonchronicle.com .

Video: Lockheed Martin Just Got One Step Closer to Handling Hypersonic Weapons

Lockheed Martin Just Got One Step Closer to Handling Hypersonic Weapons

Reference: cnbc.com .

US intelligence reports: Russia’s new hypersonic weapon will likely be ready for war by 2020

US intelligence reports: Russia’s new hypersonic weapon will likely be ready for war by 2020

"...Sources familiar with the U.S. intelligence reports assess that the Russian hypersonic glide vehicles are equipped with onboard countermeasures that are able to defeat even the most advanced missile-defense systems. The weapons are also highly maneuverable and, therefore, unpredictable, which makes them difficult to track..."

Reference: www.cnbc.com .

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Raytheon Wins $1B Deal to Aid Standard Missile-6 System

Raytheon Wins $1B Deal to Aid Standard Missile-6 System

"...The majority of work related to the deal will be executed in East Camden, AR, Huntsville, AL and Wolverhampton, United Kingdom. The project is expected to be completed by October 2026. The Standard Missile-6 (SM-6) system is an endo-atmospheric interceptor..."

Reference: www.nasdaq.com .

Saturday, August 24, 2019

Iran Test Fires Medium-Range Ballistic Missile, CNN Reports

Iran Test Fires Medium-Range Ballistic Missile, CNN Reports

"...The Shabaab-3 missile didn’t pose a threat to shipping or U.S. bases in the region, CNN Pentagon correspondent Barbara Starr tweeted, citing the official..."

Reference: www.bloomberg.com .

Monday, July 29, 2019

TSA finds missile launcher in passenger’s checked bag

TSA finds missile launcher in passenger’s checked bag

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"...TSA spokesperson Lisa Farbstein in a tweet later in the day. “@TSA officers at @BWI_Airport detected this missile launcher in a checked bag early this morning. Man said he was bringing it back from Kuwait as a souvenir,” Farbstein wrote, along with a photograph of the gray, yellow and black Griffin missile launcher..."
Reference: nypost.com .

Sunday, July 28, 2019

Israel says Arrow-3 missile shield passes U.S. trials, warns Iran

Israel says Arrow-3 missile shield passes U.S. trials, warns Iran

"...JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel’s U.S.-backed Arrow-3 ballistic missile shield has passed a series of live interception tests over Alaska, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday, casting the achievement as a warning to Iran..."

Reference: www.reuters.com .

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

PARIS AIR SHOW NEWS: Work Underway to Repurpose Sea-Based Missile Defense System

PARIS AIR SHOW NEWS: Work Underway to Repurpose Sea-Based Missile Defense System

"...The SM-6 was originally designed to defend ships from air-and-missile attacks. A few years ago the Pentagon’s Strategic Capabilities Office sponsored an initiative that gave it an offensive anti-ship strike capability. Now, Raytheon is taking steps to enable it to be deployed as a land-based system. “We are looking at that land-based capability to put that layered-defense launching construct there,” company Vice President for Strategic and Naval Systems..."

Reference: www.nationaldefensemagazine.org .

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Raytheon tests rocket motor for MAD-FIRES interceptor

Raytheon tests rocket motor for MAD-FIRES interceptor

"...Raytheon Missile Systems announced the successful completion of a hot fire rocket motor for US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s (DARPA’s) Multi-Azimuth Defense Fast Intercept Round Engagement System (MAD-FIRES) on 6 May..."

Reference: www.janes.com .

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Pentagon Missile Defense Test Succeeds Using New Tactic

Pentagon Missile Defense Test Succeeds Using New Tactic

"...In the first test of its kind, the Pentagon on Monday carried out a “salvo” intercept of an unarmed missile soaring over the Pacific, using two interceptor missiles launched from underground silos in southern California. Both interceptors zeroed in on the target..."

Reference: time.com .

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

General Atomics awarded $30.9M more for MQ-9 missile defense testing

General Atomics awarded $30.9M more for MQ-9 missile defense testing

"...General Atomics has been testing MDA-configured MQ-9s, known as the Predador B, in ballistic missile defense system tests that envision the drones being used to track targets as part of the system -- if not gaining the ability to take out a missile target themselves..."

Reference: www.upi.com .

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Experts doubt China's claims of ballistic missiles that can hit ships

Experts doubt China's claims of ballistic missiles that can hit ships

"...Chinese state-run media has offered a pointed defense of the capabilities of its so-called "Guam killer" missile, challenging an earlier CNN report that doubted its ability to hit moving ships at sea. A slickly produced short video touting the missiles' advanced..."

Reference: www.news4jax.com .

Friday, January 4, 2019

Raytheon Wins $434M Navy Deal for AIM-9X Missile Program

Raytheon Wins $434M Navy Deal for AIM-9X Missile Program

"...Raytheon Company’s RTN Missile Systems (MS) business division recently secured a $434.4-million modification contract for the procurement of 766 AIM-9X and 160 AIM-9X Block II+ missiles. The deal will serve the U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force, and the governments of Israel, Norway, Qatar, South Korea, U.A.E., Australia and Netherlands. The deal was awarded by the Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, MD..."

Reference: yahoo.com .

Friday, December 14, 2018

Chinese hackers 'steal missile plans' from US Navy contractors

Chinese hackers 'steal missile plans' from US Navy contractors

"...The US government has not definitively linked China to the hacking attacks, but the report said that some malware was shown to have been controlled by a computer in China’s Hainan province. The hackers also used hacking tools which have been used by Chinese-affiliated hacking groups in the past..."

Reference: www.telegraph.co.uk .

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Russia to deploy new S-400 missiles on Crimea

Russia to deploy new S-400 missiles on Crimea

"...Russia will deploy new S-400 surface-to-air missile systems on the Crimean peninsula soon, the Interfax news agency cited the Russian defense ministry as saying on Wednesday..."

Reference: www.reuters.com .

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Russian Soyuz blasts off for ISS in first launch since accident

Russian Soyuz blasts off for ISS in first launch since accident

"...unmanned rocket carrying cargo blasted off into space on Friday in the first launch of a Russian-made Soyuz-FG rocket from Kazakhstan's Baikonur cosmodrome since a dramatic aborted launch in October. The rocket took off with a Progress MS-10 spacecraft..."

Reference: www.yahoo.com .

Friday, November 2, 2018

US warship shoots down missile in space in spectacular test of 'kill vehicle' that hits targets with the force of a 10-ton truck traveling at 600mph

US warship shoots down missile in space in spectacular test of 'kill vehicle' that hits targets with the force of a 10-ton truck traveling at 600mph

"...The test, off the west coast of Hawaii, follows two failed tests of the next generation 'kill vehicle' designed to shoot down enemy intercontinental ballistic missiles should they ever be fired at the U.S..."

Reference: www.dailymail.co.uk .

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Rand Paul: 'We need to cut off Saudi Arabia,' 'they are not our friends'

Rand Paul: ‘We Need to Cut Off Arms to Saudi Arabia,’ ‘They Are Not Our Friends’

"...He continued, 'In Pakistan, they fund over 20,000 madrasas that teach hatred of America and hatred of Western ways and hatred of Christianity. They have polluted Indonesia, which used to have a much more mild, mainstream version of Islam. They are polluting the Philippines with Wahhabism. They are bad actors. We don’t need to sanction 15 rogue actors that they send over here. Fifteen thugs are 15 thugs. We need to not sell arms to the regime because the regime is a bad actor worldwide...'"

Reference: www.breitbart.com .

Monday, July 23, 2018

Israel fires at Syrian missiles on Golan Heights: army

Israel fires at Syrian missiles on Golan Heights: army

"...statement said two of Israel's newly deployed David's Sling interceptors were launched "in response to the threat to Israeli territory," but added the Syrian rockets fell inside Syria..."

Reference: www.yahoo.com .

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Russia Tests ‘Invincible’ Hypersonic Cruise Missile

Russia Tests ‘Invincible’ Hypersonic Cruise Missile

"...While analysts debate whether Russia has actually achieved reliable hypersonic missile technology, there is little question that such weapons would indeed be nearly impossible to intercept, or even detect with a reasonable window of advance warning. Hypersonic missiles can exceed five times the speed of sound, making them potentially twice as fast as high-performance fighter jets. They fly too high – or, in the model evidently pursued by the Russians, too low – to be intercepted..."

Reference: www.breitbart.com .

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Saudi Arabia military intercepts missiles from Yemen

Loud booms in Saudi Arabia's capital as military intercepts missiles from Yemen: report

"...Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia, was the target of ballistic missiles fired Wednesday by Yemen's Iran-backed Shiite rebels, a Saudi-owned news channel said..."

Reference: www.foxnews.com .

Friday, April 27, 2018

China’s New ‘Guam Killer’ Missile Could Reach U.S. Military Bases

China’s New ‘Guam Killer’ Missile Could Reach U.S. Military Bases

"...Defense Ministry spokesperson Wu Qian said the DF-26 intermediate range ballistic missile was now in service and could carry conventional and nuclear warheads to attack targets at land or sea. It has a range of up to 4,000 kilometers, or 2,500 miles, meaning it could hit important U.S. installations on the island of Guam, or..."

Reference: www.yahoo.com .

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

How Raytheon's Technology Targets Evolving Missile Attacks

How Raytheon's Technology Targets Evolving Missile Attacks

"...There are ongoing conflicts in the world today that the Patriot air missile defense system is supporting today," says Thomas Laliberty, vice president of Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems. "And we've had over 100 engagements essentially defeating those threats with [a] 100 percent success rate..."

Reference: www.wbur.org .