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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 .

Friday, April 13, 2018

U.S. Cruiser and Destroyer USS Donald Cook Launch Strikes on Chemical Weapons Targets in Syria

U.S. Cruiser and Destroyer USS Donald Cook Launch Strikes on Chemical Weapons Targets in Syria

"...Guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG-75) and a Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser launched Tomahawk land attack missiles on targets in Syria, a defense official confirmed to USNI News..."

Reference: usni.org .

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Trump Pentagon pick literally wrote the book on missile defense


Trump Pentagon pick literally wrote the book on missile defense

America at Risk"...has been outspoken in favor of America’s missile defense. He authored the 1999 book “America at Risk: The Citizen’s Guide to Missile Defense,” which details the risk of an attack from Russia, China or a “third-world” power. In 2012, Anderson voiced skepticism in the pages of Defense News about President Barack Obama’s willingness to negotiate with Iran..."
Reference: www.defensenews.com .

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Iran boasts tripling missile output, raising concerns about North Korean factor

Iran boasts tripling missile output, raising concerns about North Korean factor

"...Iran warned that any move by its adversaries to force it to curtail its ambitious ballistic programme — the most advanced in the Middle East after Israel’s — would be met by force if need be. Iran’s defiance of these efforts, which had redoubled..."

Reference: thearabweekly.com .

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

DOD Classifies Missile Defense Flight Test Plans

DOD Classifies Missile Defense Flight Test Plans

"...Due to the need to safeguard critical defense information, the DOD will not provide timing or test details in advance beyond the required safety notifications for any planned flight tests,” Lt. Gen. Sam Greaves..."

Reference: fas.org .

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Putin says 'no one in the world has anything like' all-powerful nuclear missile

Putin says 'no one in the world has anything like' all-powerful nuclear missile

"...Putin boasted Thursday that his country has developed a nuclear missile with an unlimited range and completely immune to enemy intercept. Speaking during an annual state-of-the-nation speech in Moscow, Putin said the ballistic missile is capable of penetrating any missile defense and can reach virtually any target around the world. "No defense systems will be able to withstand it," he said..."

Reference: www.usatoday.com .

Thursday, February 15, 2018

The Air Force's 'rods from god' could hit with the force of a nuclear weapon — with no fallout

The Air Force's 'rods from god' could hit with the force of a nuclear weapon — with no fallout

"...a large projectile from a few thousand miles above the Earth. The "rods from god" idea was a bundle of telephone-pole-size (20 feet long, 1 foot in diameter) tungsten rods, dropped from orbit, reaching a speed of up to 10 times the speed of sound. The rod itself would penetrate hundreds of..."

Reference: www.businessinsider.com .

Monday, January 22, 2018

Missile defense gets major boost in funding bill, with big Alaska impact

Missile defense gets major boost in funding bill, with big Alaska impact

"... Broad support of the annual defense funding bill is nothing new, but wrapped in this NDAA is nearly every provision of Sen. Dan Sullivan's Advancing America's Missile Defense Act. The missile defense provisions in the NDAA will not only improve national security, but should be a boon to Alaska contractors as well, Sullivan said in a late December interview with the Journal. That's because the NDAA calls for 20 new intercontinental ballistic missile, or..."

Reference: www.adn.com .

Friday, January 19, 2018

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Japan Also Sends Out, Then Retracts, A False Missile Warning

Japan Also Sends Out, Then Retracts, A False Missile Warning

"...North Korea appears to have launched a missile ... The government urges people to take shelter inside buildings or underground," the message read, according to a translation from Reuters. The false warning went out..."

Reference: www.npr.org .

Saturday, January 13, 2018

'Hawaii Missile Attack Alert' Sounded on Live TV Was False Alarm

Hawaii's Ballistic Missile Attack Alert Interrupts Live TV and It's Terrifying

"...text scrolling across the screen, but it was quickly joined by a voice recording: "The U.S. Pacific Command has detected a missile threat to Hawaii. A missile may impact on land or sea within minutes. This is not a drill." "If you are indoors, stay indoors. If you are outdoors, seek immediate..."

Reference: www.yahoo.com .

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

US OKs selling Japan missiles to shoot down North Korean missiles

US OKs selling Japan missiles to shoot down North Korean missiles

"...The Trump administration has approved a $133.3 million missile defense sale to Japan to meet the escalating threat from North Korea — by shooting down the rogue nation's own ballistic missiles. The State Department says Congress was notified Tuesday of the proposed sale of four missiles for the SM-3 Block IIA interceptor..."

Reference: www.foxnews.com .

Thursday, January 4, 2018

North Korea accidentally crashed a missile into its own city last April

North Korea accidentally crashed a missile into its own city last April: report

"...An intermediate-range missile launched by North Korea last April crashed into a town near Pyongyang, possibly causing an explosion and casualties, The Diplomat reported on Wednesday. The IRBM was launched April 28, 2017 near Pukchang Airfield ..."

Reference: http://www.foxnews.com .

Sunday, December 24, 2017

North Korea slams latest U.N. sanctions as 'act of war'

North Korea slams latest U.N. sanctions as 'act of war'

"...The statement concluded by saying that those who had voted for the sanctions would face Pyongyang's wrath. "Those countries that raised their hands in favor of this 'sanctions resolution' shall be held completely responsible for all the consequences to be caused by the 'resolution' and we will make sure for ever and ever that they pay heavy price for what they have done," the statement said..."

Reference: www.king5.com .

Friday, December 22, 2017

Trump expected to sign off on plan to sell anti-tank missiles to Ukraine

Trump expected to sign off on plan to sell anti-tank missiles to Ukraine

"...President Trump is expected to authorize the sale of anti-tank missiles to Ukraine's military, possibly including the Javelin missile system, as the country battles pro-Russian separatists in Crimea..."

Reference: thehill.com

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Saudis Say They Have Intercepted Another Rebel Missile Targeting 'Top Leadership'

Saudis Say They Have Intercepted Another Rebel Missile Targeting 'Top Leadership'

"...Houthi spokesman Mohammed Abdul-Salam tweeted that a ballistic “Volcano H-2” missile was used in the attack. The rebels’ military media said the missile targeted “an expanded meeting of the Saudi top leadership at Yamama palace in Riyadh..."

Reference: time.com .

Monday, December 18, 2017

Trump to Boost Missile Defense to Combat Threats

Article Title: Trump to Boost Missile Defense to Combat Threats

Snippet of Article: "...In a sign of concern about the growing threat to the American homeland from both Iranian and North Korean missile programs, President Donald Trump will designate domestic missile defense as a "priority action" as part of the administration's national security strategy, The Washington Free Beacon reported on Monday ..."

Article Source: www.newsmax.com

Monday, November 6, 2017

Saudi Arabia Says Missile Strike Could Be ‘Act of War’ by Iran

Saudi Arabia Says Missile Strike Could Be ‘Act of War’ by Iran

"...Saudi Arabia blamed Iran for an attempted missile attack on Riyadh’s international airport, saying it could be considered an “act of war” and that the kingdom had the right to defend itself..."

Reference: www.bloomberg.com .

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Saudi Arabia intercepts missile targeting main airport

Saudi Arabia intercepts missile targeting main airport

"...The missile was shot down by Saudi air defense forces, with fragments of the missile landing in an uninhabited area north of the capital. Saudi Arabia's Civil Aviation Authority said the missile did not cause any damage to the King Khalid International Airport and that flights were not disrupted..."

Reference: www.foxnews.com .

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

3 aircraft carrier strike groups in western Pacific ahead of Trump visit

3 aircraft carrier strike groups in western Pacific ahead of Trump visit

"...A third U.S. Navy aircraft carrier strike group entered the western Pacific, the Navy announced Wednesday, just days ahead of President Donald Trump’s first trip to Asia next month. The USS Nimitz joined the Roosevelt and Reagan in the region. The Nimitz announcement came a day after the Roosevelt entered the western Pacific..."

Reference: www.foxnews.com .

Monday, October 16, 2017

As North Korea threat looms, US Navy tests ballistic missile shootdown capability

As North Korea threat looms, US Navy tests ballistic missile shootdown capability

"...The live-fire exercise included 14 NATO warships, according to a statement from the U.S. Navy. During the maneuver, USS Donald Cook, an Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer, successfully “detected, tracked and intercepted a medium-range ballistic missile target with a Standard Missile-3 Block IB guided missile,” the statement said. In addition to the U.S., ships from Canada, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain and the United Kingdom also participated in the live-fire defense test..."

Reference: www.foxnews.com .

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Watch out, North Korea: One Of America's Most Critical Allies Is Building Missile Defenses

Watch out, North Korea: One Of America's Most Critical Allies Is Building Missile Defenses

"...As the U.S. Navy notes, the Aegis system can engage a number of different targets including anti-air, anti-surface and anti-submarine warfare. However, as Andrew Davies, director of the defense and strategy program at the Australian Strategic Policy ­Institute told The Australian, the system is not very capable at dealing with the speeds of intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs). Indeed, as Davies points out, its best shot at successfully engaging North Korean ICBMs would be to intercept them during boost phase..."

Reference: nationalinterest.org .

Friday, September 29, 2017

Canada Begins to Consider U.S. Missile-Defense Partnership

Finally, Canada Begins to Consider U.S. Missile-Defense Partnership

"...North American Aerospace Defense Command’s (NORAD) deputy commander, Lieutenant General Pierre St-Amand, testified that that “the extant U.S. policy is not to defend Canada” in the event of a North Korean missile attack, Canadians have begun reconsidering their opposition to missile defense..."

Reference: www.nationalreview.com .

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Pentagon Looks To Speed Up These Missile Defense Systems

Pentagon Looks To Speed Up These Missile Defense Systems

"...Weapons made by Boeing (BA), Lockheed Martin (LMT) and Raytheon (RTN) could get new infusions of money, as the Pentagon looks for ways to accelerate U.S. defenses amid rapidly advancing North Korean nuclear and missile threats..."

Reference: www.investors.com .

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

North Korea mountain used as nuclear test site at risk of collapsing, Chinese scientist says

North Korea mountain used as nuclear test site at risk of collapsing, Chinese scientist says

"...A mountain in North Korea believed to have served as the site of five of the rogue regime’s nuclear tests -- including Sunday’s supposed hydrogen bomb explosion -- is at risk of collapsing and leaking radiation into the region, a Chinese scientist said Monday..."

Reference: www.foxnews.com .

Friday, September 1, 2017

Why Didn’t the US Shoot Down That North Korean Missile?

Why Didn’t the US Shoot Down That North Korean Missile?

"...North Korea launched another medium-range missile on Monday, this one right over Japan. Despite Defense Secretary Jim Mattis’ threats to shoot down missiles aimed at Guam and President Donald Trump’s Pyongyang-aimed bluster, the United States and Japan let it fly. Why?..."

Reference: www.defenseone.com .

Friday, August 25, 2017

The USS McCain Tragedy Has A Dire Impact On US Missile Defenses

The USS McCain Tragedy Has A Dire Impact On US Missile Defenses

"...The Aegis defense system works as part of a broader U.S. missile defense architecture comprised of space and land-based sensors. For example, destroyers can be positioned around the Korean peninsula to detect ballistic missile launches; those same ships can also be outfitted with SM-3 interceptors that are capable of destroying ballistic missiles during their midcourse phase of flight — that is, when they’re in space. Ballistic missile defense is not as simple as positioning a couple of DDGs around a contested region..."

Reference: taskandpurpose.com .

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Who's at fault when ships collide?: USS John McCain guided-missile destroyer collision with Alnic MC

USS John McCain destroyer: Who's at fault when ships collide?

"...A collision between US Navy warship USS John McCain and oil tanker Alnic MC, that left 10 sailors missing in waters east of Singapore and the Straits of Malacca, begs the question: whose job is it to stop ships crashing into each other? The rules for ships at sea are known as the COLREGS or the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea..."

Reference: www.abc.net.au .

Boeing will help develop new nuclear missiles in Huntsville

Boeing will help develop new nuclear missiles in Huntsville

"...Boeing will develop a preliminary design for a new intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), with some of the work being done right here in Huntsville, according to a news release Monday..."

Reference: whnt.com .

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Report Says Missile Defense Test Failed Because Sailor Pushed The Wrong Button

Report Says Missile Defense Test Failed Because Sailor Pushed The Wrong Button

"...A high profile and high stakes test of Raytheon's new SM-3 Block IIA interceptor and the Aegis Combat System against an intermediate range ballistic missile failed last June. The misfire occurred not because a high-tech sensor broke down or the missile's infrared hit-to-kill vehicle got confused, but because..."

Reference: www.thedrive.com .

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Sorting hype from reality in wake of North Korea’s latest missile test

Sorting hype from reality in wake of North Korea’s latest missile test

"...As always with North Korea, however, it is hard to tell how wide the gulf is between reality and rhetoric. Analysts, for instance, believe the latest missile may be able to hit Alaska, a marked improvement on past efforts and potentially placing it in the intercontinental ballistic missile category, but far from backing North Korea’s claim it can now “strike anywhere on Earth.” Skeptics will also ask how North Korea can claim mastery of such a complicated technology after only one test..."

Reference: www.japantimes.co.jp .

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Pentagon: Missile Threats Are Rising Around The World, Not Just In North Korea

Pentagon: Missile Threats Are Rising Around The World, Not Just In North Korea

"...China tested a new intercontinental ballistic missile — the DF-5C — with 10 warheads in January, and there have been rumors that another developmental Chinese ICBM has already been deployed. China conducted its seventh successful test of the DF-41 with two inert warheads last spring. The Chinese armed forces are expected to substantially increase the number of warheads on the ICBMs capable of threatening the continental U.S. over the next few years, the new Pentagon report suggests..."

Reference: dailycaller.com

TAGS: DF-16, China's missile capabilities, DF-5C, DF-41, intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), DF-21D, DF-26, hypersonic glide vehicle (HGV), Zircon, Shabab-3, Iranian Shihab 3 missiles, Fateh-110 Missile, North Korea, .

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Redstone Arsenal, Home to AMCOM, Current Possible Active Shooter Situation

Redstone Arsenal, Home to AMCOM, Current Possible Active Shooter Situation

"...Local media reporting a possible active shooter in place at Redstone Arsenal. The possible location is in or near the Sparkman Center, buildings 5301 -5308 are currently being cleared. 'Run, Hide, Fight' order has been issued. Gates to Redstone Arsenal are presently closed. Situation still active and ongoing at this time. Gate 9 is ..."

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