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May 5, 2015 | Missile Defense News

(Israel) Defense Ministry carries out test of new rocket propulsion system

Jerusalem Post: The Defense Ministry carried out a test of a new rocket propulsion system from a base in central Israel on Tuesday morning, but released few details. “The test was planned by the defense establishment long in advance, and was carried out as planned,” it said, delcining to elaborate. In February, officials from the… read more

May 5, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Raytheon gets $559 million missile contract; work finalized at Redstone Arsenal

AL.com: Raytheon Company has received a $559.2 million contract for missile work that will be completed at Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville. Raytheon made the announcement Monday morning after the Missile Defense Agency issued the undefinitized contract action last week. The 2015 fiscal year contract calls for the production of Standard Missile-3 Block IBs, which are guided missiles… read more

May 5, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Hill To Navy: Hurry Up On Rail Guns, Lasers

Breaking Defense: WASHINGTON: Rail gun bullets move seven times the speed of sound. Laser beams fire at the speed of light. But Pentagon procurement? Not so fast. But with both Congress and theNavy Secretary expressing impatience, the Navy is accelerating its efforts to move bothlasers and rail guns from the test phase into the fleet. “We’ve… read more

May 5, 2015 | Missile Defense News

On watch: Merle Rhodes was part of missile defense

Ellwood City Ledger: ELLWOOD CITY — Merle Rhodes, 70, from Ellwood City, said his time in the Army was uneventful, but he spent a lot of time on alert with the Hawk missiles while in then-West Germany near the Czech Republic border. For 10 months, Rhodes was stationed at the Hohenfels Training Area, less than… read more

May 4, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Why South Korea Needs THAAD Missile Defense

ISN: The April 2015 interim nuclear agreement with Iran generated speculation that a similar agreement may be possible with North Korea. However, Pyongyang has made emphatically clear that it will never abandon its nuclear arsenal and declared the Six Party Talks negotiations “null and void.” Kim Jong-un and all major senior government entities have vowed… read more

May 1, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Naked To Nuclear Attack: Democrats Hand The GOP A Winning Defense Issue For 2016

Forbes: The GOP is struggling to regain the reputation it once enjoyed as the party that understands how to defend America.  That reputation, a legacy of the Reagan era, took a beating when George W. Bush presided over the invasion of Iraq — a campaign that contributed to the destabilization of the Middle East.  The same year… read more

May 1, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Lockheed Martin opens center for interceptor missile technology

UPI: SUNNYVALE, Calif., April 30 (UPI) — A laboratory has been opened in California by Lockheed Martin to develop next-generation target seekers for interceptor missiles. A seeker, no bigger than a loaf of bread, is the part of the interceptor that directly strikes an incoming missile. It locates and tracks the enemy warhead, sending trajectory… read more

May 1, 2015 | Missile Defense News

USS Porter takes up residence in Rota, Spain

Stars and Stripes: NAPLES, Italy — The Navy destroyer USS Porter arrived at its new home in southern Spain on Thursday, the third of four American warships to be stationed in Europe as part of a ballistic missile defense shield. The Arleigh Burke-class destroyer is equipped with an Aegis missile-tracking system designed to target and… read more

April 30, 2015 | Missile Defense News

HASC Approves Massive DoD Policy Bill

Defense News: WASHINGTON — The House Armed Services Committee early Thursday voted to add billions to a list of Defense Department weapon programs from cuts, and signed off on a $495.9 billion base Pentagon budget and an $89.2 billion war account. In a bipartisan 60-2 vote, the committee approved its version of the national defense… read more

April 30, 2015 | Missile Defense News

House Mandates Shorter Modernization Periods for Navy Cruisers

Military.com News: House lawmakers are limiting the amount of time the Navy will be able to lay up portions of its fleet ofcruisers from four years down to two years, citing combatant commanders’ need for the ships’ ballistic missile defense technologies. The current Navy plan allows the service to take two cruisers out of the… read more

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