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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Interceptors scored direct hits Oct. 5

Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne Propulsion Systems Successfully Maneuver Missile Defense Interceptors to Destroy Ballistic Missile Targets

"...The THAAD operational test was conducted by the Ballistic Missile Defense System Operational Test Agency, with the support of the Missile Defense Agency, at the Pacific Missile Range Facility in Hawaii on Oct. 5. Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne is a United Technologies Corp...."

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Monday, October 24, 2011

Raytheon garners missile launcher contract

Raytheon Awarded US Navy Missile Launcher Contract Valued up to $83 Million

"...The launchers are used on Navy F/A-18E/F and EA-18G aircraft. They provide the structural and electrical interfaces that enable the aircraft to carry and launch missiles..."

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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Switchblade backpack guided missile

U.S. Troops Will Soon Get Tiny Kamikaze Drone

"...Essentially a guided missile small enough to fit in a backpack and fire at a single foe, it might be the kind of blade U.S. troops soon bring to a gunfight with Afghan insurgents...."

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Monday, October 17, 2011

MDA: Anti-Missile Warhead Has Guidance Flaw

Raytheon Anti-Missile Warhead Has Guidance Flaw, MDA Says

"...The latest model of a Raytheon Co. (RTN) anti-missile warhead failed in the final seconds of a $300 million flight test last December because of a “guidance error,” according to the U.S. Missile Defense Agency. ..."

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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Missile Defense Employee a Rocket City Redneck

Blowing stuff up with Rocket City Rednecks

"..."In my day job, I work for the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command, working on giant laser systems to create an umbrella that will protect our soldiers from rockets, artillery and mortar fire..."

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Act of War (Casus belli) ...a discussion

A Discussion on the definition of the term Act of War. "

Wikipedia offers an article on the term Act of War (Casus belli). Wikipedia defines Casus belli as a Latin expression meaning the justification for acts of war. Of course what defines an Act of War may also be required to meet other criteria set forth by treaties, contracts, constitutions, and other binding legal elements and definitions. Click over to Wikipedia for the discussion on Act of War

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Thursday, October 6, 2011

Lockheed Martin successfully completed its most challenging missile test to date

Lockheed: Hardest Missile Test A Success

"...The troops who operated THAAD in the latest test did not know what day nor time the mission would occur, “to make this a realistic tactical environment,” the Lockheed statement said...."

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Sunday, October 2, 2011

The House has passed a cap on compensation of all workers of defense vendors

Pentagon eyes executive pay cap for defense contractors

"...The defense contractors affected by the new policy include the top five in terms of contract value in 2010, namely: Lockheed Martin, Boeing, Northrop Grumman, General Dynamics and Raytheon. The average yearly compensation

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