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Saturday, August 24, 2019

Iran Test Fires Medium-Range Ballistic Missile, CNN Reports

Iran Test Fires Medium-Range Ballistic Missile, CNN Reports

"...The Shabaab-3 missile didn’t pose a threat to shipping or U.S. bases in the region, CNN Pentagon correspondent Barbara Starr tweeted, citing the official..."

Reference: www.bloomberg.com .

Monday, July 29, 2019

TSA finds missile launcher in passenger’s checked bag

TSA finds missile launcher in passenger’s checked bag

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"...TSA spokesperson Lisa Farbstein in a tweet later in the day. “@TSA officers at @BWI_Airport detected this missile launcher in a checked bag early this morning. Man said he was bringing it back from Kuwait as a souvenir,” Farbstein wrote, along with a photograph of the gray, yellow and black Griffin missile launcher..."
Reference: nypost.com .

Sunday, July 28, 2019

Israel says Arrow-3 missile shield passes U.S. trials, warns Iran

Israel says Arrow-3 missile shield passes U.S. trials, warns Iran

"...JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel’s U.S.-backed Arrow-3 ballistic missile shield has passed a series of live interception tests over Alaska, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday, casting the achievement as a warning to Iran..."

Reference: www.reuters.com .

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

PARIS AIR SHOW NEWS: Work Underway to Repurpose Sea-Based Missile Defense System

PARIS AIR SHOW NEWS: Work Underway to Repurpose Sea-Based Missile Defense System

"...The SM-6 was originally designed to defend ships from air-and-missile attacks. A few years ago the Pentagon’s Strategic Capabilities Office sponsored an initiative that gave it an offensive anti-ship strike capability. Now, Raytheon is taking steps to enable it to be deployed as a land-based system. “We are looking at that land-based capability to put that layered-defense launching construct there,” company Vice President for Strategic and Naval Systems..."

Reference: www.nationaldefensemagazine.org .

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Raytheon tests rocket motor for MAD-FIRES interceptor

Raytheon tests rocket motor for MAD-FIRES interceptor

"...Raytheon Missile Systems announced the successful completion of a hot fire rocket motor for US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s (DARPA’s) Multi-Azimuth Defense Fast Intercept Round Engagement System (MAD-FIRES) on 6 May..."

Reference: www.janes.com .

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Pentagon Missile Defense Test Succeeds Using New Tactic

Pentagon Missile Defense Test Succeeds Using New Tactic

"...In the first test of its kind, the Pentagon on Monday carried out a “salvo” intercept of an unarmed missile soaring over the Pacific, using two interceptor missiles launched from underground silos in southern California. Both interceptors zeroed in on the target..."

Reference: time.com .

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

General Atomics awarded $30.9M more for MQ-9 missile defense testing

General Atomics awarded $30.9M more for MQ-9 missile defense testing

"...General Atomics has been testing MDA-configured MQ-9s, known as the Predador B, in ballistic missile defense system tests that envision the drones being used to track targets as part of the system -- if not gaining the ability to take out a missile target themselves..."

Reference: www.upi.com .

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Experts doubt China's claims of ballistic missiles that can hit ships

Experts doubt China's claims of ballistic missiles that can hit ships

"...Chinese state-run media has offered a pointed defense of the capabilities of its so-called "Guam killer" missile, challenging an earlier CNN report that doubted its ability to hit moving ships at sea. A slickly produced short video touting the missiles' advanced..."

Reference: www.news4jax.com .

Friday, January 4, 2019

Raytheon Wins $434M Navy Deal for AIM-9X Missile Program

Raytheon Wins $434M Navy Deal for AIM-9X Missile Program

"...Raytheon Company’s RTN Missile Systems (MS) business division recently secured a $434.4-million modification contract for the procurement of 766 AIM-9X and 160 AIM-9X Block II+ missiles. The deal will serve the U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force, and the governments of Israel, Norway, Qatar, South Korea, U.A.E., Australia and Netherlands. The deal was awarded by the Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, MD..."

Reference: yahoo.com .