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Sunday, May 19, 2013

North Korea fires short-range missile into the Sea of Japan on Sunday

Report: North Korea launches fourth short-range missile

"...North Korea fired a short-range missile into the Sea of Japan on Sunday, according to South Korea's semiofficial news agency Yonhap, citing a South Korean military official...."

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Thursday, May 16, 2013

U.S. Successful Missile Intercept Test Reported

Missile Defense System Completes Successful Intercept Test

"... In the test, the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense 4.0 weapon system and a Standard Missile 3 Block IB missile intercepted a separating ballistic missile target over the Pacific Ocean. A separating short-range ballistic missile target was launched from the Pacific Missile Range Facility on Kauai, Hawaii, and flew northwest toward a broad ocean area. The USS Lake Erie detected and tracked the missile with its onboard AN/SPY-1 radar. ..."

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Monday, May 13, 2013

Extended Medium-range Ballistic Missile (eMRBM) Successful Test

Lockheed Martin And The MDA Conduct Successful Test Of New Air-Launched Missile Target Prototype

"...HUNTSVILLE, Ala., May 13, 2013 – Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] and the U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA) have successfully tested a prototype air-launched Extended Medium-range Ballistic Missile (eMRBM) target at Yuma Proving Ground, Arizona...."

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Missile Defense Agency considering much needed East Coast missile-defense sites

Pentagon Plans East Coast Missile Defense Sites

"...The U.S. Missile Defense Agency is evaluating potential missile-defense sites on the East Coast to fortify existing interceptor locations in Alaska and California...."

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Wednesday, May 8, 2013

'Rot in the ranks' of Air Force officers with control over nuclear missiles

Air Force Strips 17 Officers Of Nuclear Missile Launch Authority

"...Seventeen Air Force officers with control over nuclear missiles have had that authority suspended after receiving poor reviews on their mastery of launch operations, ...."

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Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Raytheon Missile Systems Co., Tucson, Arizona awarded a cost-plus-award-fee contract modification...

Raytheon Missile Systems Co., Tucson, Arizona is being awarded a cost-plus-award-fee modification

"...Raytheon Missile Systems Co., Tucson, Arizona is being awarded a cost-plus-award-fee modification (P00038) under contract (HQ0276-11-C-0002). The total not-to-exceed value of this effort is $28,310,153, increasing the total contract value from $660,771,762 to $689,081,915. Under this modification, the contractor will perform activity post-preliminary design review through software release for capability against multiple threats. The work will be performed in Tucson, Ariz., with an expected completion date of Sept. 30, 2015. This effort will be incrementally funded with fiscal 2012 through 2015 Research and Development funds. The modification is a sole-source acquisition. The Missile Defense Agency, Dahlgren, Va., is the contracting activity. ..."

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Monday, May 6, 2013

Israel targets Iranian supplied missiles in Syria

Israel Targeted Iranian Missiles in Syria Attack

"...The missiles that were the target of the Israeli raid had been shipped from Iran and were being stored in a warehouse at Damascus International Airport when they were struck, according to an American official. ..."

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