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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

India test launches long range N-missile from under the sea

India test fires long range N-missile launched from under sea

"...The submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) is being readied for deployment on various platforms including the around 6,000-tonne indigenous nuclear submarine INS Arihant which will soon be ready for sea trials, sources said. ..."

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Fact Checking News Shows On Missile Defense Statements

PunditFact: Fact-checking the Sunday March 23 news shows

"...We can't check what Obama should have done, but we can look at Romney's assertion that Obama nixed a missile defense program in Eastern Europe "as a gift to Russia."..."

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Sunday, March 23, 2014

Help the U.S. Space & Rocket Center build a new public exhibition featuring the Shuttle Training Aircraft used by space shuttle astronauts!

Help the U.S. Space & Rocket Center build a new public exhibition featuring the Shuttle Training Aircraft used by space shuttle astronauts!

Gulfstream II Shuttle Training Aircraft (STA)
"...The U.S. Space & Rocket Center Foundation in Huntsville, Alabama is asking for your help to raise $70,000 to begin installation of a Gulfstream II Shuttle Training Aircraft (STA) in the U.S. Space & Rocket Center’s Shuttle Park. The aircraft, which bears the tail number N945NA..."
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Sunday, March 16, 2014

North Korea Launches 10 short-range missiles

North Korea fires 10 short-range missiles: Yonhap

"...North Korea fired 10 short-range missiles into the sea off the east of the Korean peninsula on Sunday, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported..."

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Tuesday, March 11, 2014

MDA Director Vice Adm. James D. Syring Discusses Missile Defense Threats, Capabilities

Missile Defense Agency Director Discusses Threats, Capabilities

Vice Adm. James D. Syring
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"...Navy Vice Adm. James D. Syring discussed the Missile Defense Agency’s concerns and its interests in improving capability and capacity during Aviation Week’s Defense Technologies and Requirements Conference. “All you have to do is read the press over the last week or so,” he said. “You [can] start to piece together what we’re concerned about, and the threat that is posed by the increasing ballistic missile threat around the world.”..."
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Sunday, March 9, 2014

Reinstate the ballistic missile defense program and policy

Republicans: Revisit scrapped missile defense program to help Ukraine

"...Mr. Obama's move away from Bush's program in 2009 was largely perceived as a concession to pressure from Russia to cancel the program, something the U.S. denied. And now, pressure is mounting to return to the system as a way to flex U.S. military might without putting troops on the ground in Eastern Europe...."

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Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Torch Technologies, Inc., Huntsville, Ala. awarded $70,997,405 contract for missile element simulation

MILITARY-INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX: Defense Dept. Contracts for Mar. 4, 2014

Torch Technologies, Inc.
Torch Technologies, Inc.
"...Torch Technologies, Inc., Huntsville, Ala. was awarded a $70,997,405 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for missile element simulation which will enhance and maintain the current suite of missile modeling simulation, hardware-in-the-loop and prototype development facilities. Funding and work performance location will be determined with each order. Estimated completion date is Feb. 11, 2019. Bids were solicited via the Internet with one received. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala. is the contracting activity (W31P4Q-14-D-0017)...."
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Tuesday, March 4, 2014

2015 budget funding also to continue efforts aimed at developing a kill vehicle that could be used on a Standard-Missile-3 ...

Pentagon to upgrade, improve U.S. missile defense system

Missile Defense Agency Photo
Missile Defense Agency Photo
"...The fiscal 2015 budget also continues to fund that work, Syring said, noting that the effort was aimed at developing a kill vehicle that could be used on a ground-based interceptor, a Standard-Missile-3 or some future system...."
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Monday, March 3, 2014

Kuwait makes another order for patriot missile-defense systems from Raytheon

Raytheon reports $655 million order for Patriot missile-defense system

"..."Kuwait is part of Patriot's current family of 12 nations that have already selected Patriot as the cornerstone of their air and missile defense strategy. Their decision to further strengthen their defenses with technologically advanced new production fire units reaffirms our strong partnership and their trust in Patriot to protect Kuwait's people and critical infrastructure."..."

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