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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Israel: successful test of the Arrow 3 missile defense interceptor

Israel successfully tests Arrow 3 missile defense

"...The Ministry of Defense carried out its first successful test of the Arrow 3 missile defense interceptor on Monday morning, firing it into space from a coastal military launching pad in central Israel...."

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Monday, February 18, 2013

AIM-9P Sidewinder missile production to restart at Alliance Tech Systems Inc.

ATK to restart production of missile rocket motors

"...Alliance Tech Systems Inc. plans to restart production of rocket motors for the AIM-9P Sidewinder missile at a facility in West Virginia...."

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Saturday, February 16, 2013

Air Force splits missile, space career paths for officers

AF splits space, missile career field for officers

"..."Space and Missile Operations have become more and more technical in application and execution--each in their own unique ways," said Prue. "This split will enable each career field to continue cultivating technical expertise via separate, yet equally important, avenues in order to be more effective and efficient in meeting current and future AF needs." ..."

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Tuesday, February 12, 2013

North Korea Nuclear Test

North Korea conducts its third nuclear test

"...Early readings of North Korea's nuclear test Monday show it was three to six times more powerful than any tests from that country before. President Obama is calling it "a highly provocative act." NBC's Jim Miklaszewski reports...."

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Monday, February 11, 2013

Advanced persistent threats (APT) still targeting U.S. defense industries

Chinese ties suspected in APT targeting aerospace and defense industries

"...An advanced persistent threat (APT) specifically targeting the aerospace and defense industries has been uncovered, with likely ties to Chinese hackers, security researchers say...."

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Thursday, February 7, 2013

Guided-missile destroyer Barry to relieve the USS Laboon

Barry deploys amid budget uncertainty

"...The Barry left its home port on Thursday to load weapons for its journey to Europe as part of a NATO defense plan to provide a ballistic-missile shield for U.S. allies...."

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Missile launcher purchased at weapons buyback event

Police want to know missile launcher’s history

"...Seattle police worked with Army officials Monday to track down the history of a nonfunctional missile launcher that showed up at a weapons buyback program and determine whether it was legal or possibly stolen from the military...."

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Huntsville will lose Missile Surveillance Program

Congressman: Missile Surveillance Program Coming to APG

"...the U.S. Army plans to move its missile surveillance program to Aberdeen by fall 2013. The program is currently based out of Huntsville, AL, a spokesman for Ruppersberger told Patch...."

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Friday, February 1, 2013

Raytheon gets $33.3M DOD contract

Raytheon gets $33.3M DOD contract; General Dynamics snaps up $41.5M

"...The work contracted by the Naval Sea Systems Command in Washington, D.C., is for procurement of long lead material in support of Standard Missile-6 (SM-6) Block I all up rounds...."

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