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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Kauai, Hawaii, target missile launch and intercept

Raytheon missile to be assembled in Huntsville destroys target in 2nd successful test

"...In today's test, a target missile was launched from the Pacific Missile Range Facility, on Kauai, Hawaii, at 4:15 a.m. CDT and flew northwest over the Pacific Ocean. The USS Lake Erie Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense ship detected and tracked the missile with its onboard AN/SPY-1 radar, according to MDA. The crew used Lockheed Martin's second-generation Aegis BMD 4.0.1 weapon system to launch the SM-3 Block IB missile toward an intercept.

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Friday, June 15, 2012

Coal miners fire missiles during clash over jobs

Replacing pickets with missiles: Spanish mining protests grow violent

"...Striking coal workers blocked roads with burning tires and fired missiles at police to stop them breaking up protests in northern Spain on Tuesday, officials from the recession-hit country said. While some miners have remained underground for 23 days, thousands of others in the northern provinces of Asturias and Leon set tires alight..."

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Thursday, June 14, 2012

German and Italian officials warn U.S. that missile program funding cuts will damage ties with U.S.

Germany, Italy urge funding for missile program

"...German and Italian officials warned U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday that their plans to cut off funding for a ground-based NATO missile defense program built by Lockheed Martin Corp would endanger U.S. ties with their countries...."

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Friday, June 8, 2012

103 air-to-ground rockets stolen (Sofia, Bulgaria)

2 Bulgarian army officers arrested for rocket thefts

"...SOFIA: Two Bulgarian army officers were on Friday arrested on suspicion of stealing 103 air-to-ground rockets from their airbase near the eastern city of Burgas, army prosecutors said...."

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Tuesday, June 5, 2012

$2 billion U.S. missile interceptor deal for Lockheed Martin Corp

Lockheed wins $2 billion U.S. missile interceptor deal

"...Lockheed Martin Corp (LMT.N) has won a preliminary contract valued at up to $2.02 billion to build at least 42 interceptor missiles for the U.S. military's missile defense agency, the Pentagon said on Tuesday in its daily digest of major arms deals...."

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Friday, June 1, 2012

THAAD radar, the most advanced mobile radar array on Earth

This X-Band Radar System Is What Keeps Iran and Israel from Nuking Each Other

"...the Army Navy/Transportable Radar Surveillance, AN/TPY-2, it is a high-resolution, X-band radar array that has been integrated into missile interceptor systems like the Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS) and Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD)—hence the nickname, THAAD radar...."

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