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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Unlike football, missile defense believes in 'Hit to Kill'

Pentagon deems interceptor missile test a success

"...The kill vehicle is designed to identify, lock on, and eliminate high-speed ballistic missile warheads while they are in space. The kill vehicle uses no explosives and destroys the missile by the sheer force of the impact. Raytheon calls the system hit to kill. The program has had failures in the past...."

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Saturday, January 26, 2013

Ground-Based Interceptor Completes Successful Flight Test

Ground-Based Interceptor Completes Successful Flight Test

"...The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) successfully completed a flight test of a three-stage Ground-Based Interceptor (GBI), launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., at 2 p.m. (PST) today...."

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Defense Missile Test Planned Today at Vandenberg

Defense Weapon Test Planned at Vandenberg on Saturday

"...Vandenberg Air Force Base is set to conduct a defense weapon test Saturday afternoon during a launch of a Ground-Based Interceptor missile. The test, a joint effort of the 30th Space Wing and the U.S. Missile Defense Agency, involves launching a three-stage Ground-Based Interceptor missile between the hours of 2 and 6 p.m...."

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Is North Korean electromagnetic pulse (EMP) missile a threat to the U.S.

North Korean Ballistic Missile Test: Worse to Come?

"...“A single nuclear weapon exploded a hundred miles above the United States could create electromagnetic pulse effects, thereby bringing our entire economy to a standstill,” writes Phyllis Schlafly...."

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Raytheon's Tucson-based Missile Systems business posted a 4 percent increase

Income drops in 4th quarter for Raytheon

"...Raytheon's Tucson-based Missile Systems business posted a 4 percent increase in fourth-quarter net sales, as more orders on its Standard Missile-3 and Rolling Airframe Missile programs pushed sales to $1.5 billion...."

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Thursday, January 24, 2013

North Korea: "...will target against the U.S., the sworn enemy of the Korean people ..."

North Korea vows more nuclear testing, threatens US as ‘sworn enemy’

"...The most hostile language is aimed directly at the United States. “We do not hide that a variety of satellites and long-range rockets which will be launched by the DPRK one after another and a nuclear test of higher level which will be carried out by it in the upcoming all-out action, a new phase of the anti-U.S. struggle that has lasted century after century, will target against the U.S., the sworn enemy of the Korean people,” the statement reads. “Settling accounts with the U.S. needs to be done with force, not with words as it regards jungle law as the rule of its survival.”..."

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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Missile Defense test scheduled for Saturday between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.

Missile-defense test set for Saturday

"...For the missile-defense test, an interceptor is scheduled to launch “to assess performance of the advanced kill vehicle after completion of guidance enhancements,” Missile Defense Agency spokesman Rick Lehner said...."

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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Working in a nuclear missile bunker

Nuclear Missile Officer Describes Life In The Underground Bunker

"...Vmikey popped up an AMA today claiming to be a nuclear missile tech who worked in a giant underground silo...."

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Sunday, January 13, 2013

Frosty ...the snow missile

Frosty the snow missile

"...Then there it was. A dark cloud built right in front of al-Aqsa mosque on the Temple Mount. A snow missile. And not just any, but one with the “M75” engraved on it to signify who it was meant for...."

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Saturday, January 12, 2013

NATO detected the firing of a ballistic missile within Syria

NATO detects ballistic missile launch in Syria

"...The possibility of missile strikes from Syria has caused concern in neighbouring Turkey. German Patriot anti-missile batteries have been sent to take up position alongside Dutch and American weapons. The latest firings detected in Syria appear to match the characteristics of Scud missiles...."

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Monday, January 7, 2013

Chuck Hagel to be nominated for Defense Secretary

Obama Plans To Nominate Chuck Hagel For Defense Secretary And Set Up A Confirmation Fight With Republicans

"...preparing to nominate former Republican Sen. Chuck Hagel to serve as Secretary of Defense, setting up a clash with Senate Republicans over his potential confirmation...."

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Sunday, January 6, 2013

A Stealthy Missile or Just an Opposing View?

Al Gore, Al Jazeera ... common goals?

"...The Associated Press reported yesterday that Gore and his partners have agreed to sell struggling Current TV to the Qatar-based broadcasting entity for a reported $500 million. The sale would raise Al Jazeera's current U.S. footprint from 4.7 million to more than 40 million households. The Al Jazeera Media Network reports it plans to create a New York City-based news channel called Al Jazeera America that should begin broadcasting later this year...."

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Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Iranian missile test

Iran claims success in firing new missiles during naval war exercises

"...Iranian government press reports said its navy launched anti-ship "Qader" cruise missiles and a new "optimized" version of a long-range surface-to-surface missile, called the "Nour" missile. Both models are made in Iran, according to the reports...."

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