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Raytheon Wins $365Mln Aegis Radar Transmitter Contract - Pentagon

US aerospace giant Raytheon secured a contract worth more than $365 million to produce Aegis radar and missile control equipment for the US Navy as well as the governments of Japan and South Korea, the US Department of Defense said in a press release.

Putin Says Romania, Poland May Now Be In Russia's Crosshairs

2 hours agoNews : Huffington Post

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday warned Romania and Poland they could find themselves in the sights of Russian rockets because they are hosting elements of a U.S. missile shield that Moscow considers a threat to its security. Putin...Show More Summary

Putin vows Russian retaliation over U.S. missile shield

ATHENS (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Friday Moscow had no choice but to retaliate over the U.S. missile shield in Europe, and warned that both Romania and Poland could find themselves in Russia's sights.

Russia, India Determine 14 Possible Purchasers of BrahMos Cruise Missiles

The Russia-India committee has determined 14 countries including Chile, Vietnam, the United Arab Emirates, South Africa, which can purchase the Indo-Russian supersonic BrahMos cruise missiles, according to BrahMos Aerospace enterprise spokesman Praveen Pathak.

Should the US Government Give a Million Dollars to Each Citizen?

Blowing up the moon, needing a floppy drive to launch a nuclear missile, ageing technology, arming terrorists and studying the effects of a koozie! Just a few of the ways US government wastes billions each year, but does it have to?

On Target: Test Launch of India's Supersonic BrahMos Missile a Success

The Indian Air Force has successfully test fired an upgraded version of its BrahMos supersonic cruise missile from an airbase in the western sector.

US Inability to Cooperate Prolongs US-Russia Deadlock on INF Missile Treaty

Washington seems not to meet Moscow halfway on the dispute over INF treaty obligations, the Russian Foreign Ministry said Friday.

Unguided Missile

Peter Brookes commemorated the death of actor Bert Kwouk, famous for his portrayal of Cato in the Inspector Clouseau movies, with this wonderful funny cartoon for The Times. Boris Goes Bananas (18/05/16) I'm off to my local supermarket later today to test Boris Johnson's latest intervention in the great EU debate to destruction. Show More Summary

BAE Wins $49Mln Contract to Maintain US Main ICBM Radar Defense System

BAE Systems Technology Solutions and Services has received a $49.6 million US Air Force contract to manage, operate and maintain advanced radar systems at five key strategic missile warning bases around the world, the Department of Defense announced.

This Is Why Americans Should Fear China's Ballistic Missile Submarines

Harry J. Kazianis Security, Asia China’s development of nuclear submarines is part of a bigger, more worrying trend As the United States continues to struggle with adequately funding its armed forces, other nations around the world are...Show More Summary

Baltic States Need Patriot Missile Defense Systems – Estonian Army General

The countries of the Baltic region need to get access to the US Patriot surface-to-air missiles with anti-ballistic missile capability to prevent Russia’s possible invasion, Commander-in-Chief of the Estonian Defense Forces Lt. Gen. Riho Terras said Thursday.

North Korea? Alien Missiles? Is the Space Station Under Attack?

An International Space Station camera captured an ominous-looking object inciting a new round of UFO conspiracy theories -- and maybe a legitimate cause for concern.

The United States nuclear system still runs (in part) on eight-inch floppy disks

The government's critical nuclear missile defense systems still rely on ancient 1970s-era technology -- but that's not as crazy as it might seem at first glance, even if it's long-since time to update the underlying hardware.

Feds' nuclear defense system uses ancient computer with 8-inch floppy drives - CNET

The federal government still relies on ancient technology to run some of our most critical systems, including the DoD's computers that control ICBM nuclear missiles.

'Risks of a US-China Conflagration in the Pacific are Quite High'

Commenting on growing US-Chinese tensions in the South China Sea region, and Beijing's announcement that it would deploy nuclear-armed subs to the Pacific in response to US missile defenses in South Korea, University of Maryland professor John Short warned that the risks of a military confrontation between the two powers are 'quite high'.

Russia, China Stage Joint Missile Defense Exercises – Ministry

According to Russian military, Russian and Chinese missile defense command staff took part on Thursday in a computerized joint exercise aimed at practicing their interoperability.

Lockheed Martin Wins $321Mln US Navy Contract for Anti-Ship Missile

According to the company statement, US defense corporation Lockheed Martin has received a $321.8 million contract to continue testing and integration of the US Navy’s Long Range Anti-Ship Missile.

"Some irrational youths threw flammable missiles at the houses of Christians in the village and some women ran away in their nightgowns."

Said Tarek Nasser, the local governor in Minya, Egypt, putting his spin on what the UK Independent reports as:A 70-year-old Christian woman has been stripped naked, beaten and paraded through the streets by a mob of around 300 Muslim...Show More Summary

Pentagon's nuclear missile system is run on floppy disks

yesterdayHumor / odd : Boing Boing

In a new report, the U.S. Government Accountability Office reveals that the "Department of Defense uses 8- inch floppy disks in a legacy system that coordinates the operational functions of the nation’s nuclear forces." That floppy format was developed in the late 1960s and was obsolete by the 1980s. Show More Summary

Of Atom Bombs and Floppy Disks, Sanders' Last Stand, Amnesty International Says Decriminalize Prostitution Now: A.M. Links

yesterdayNews : Reason

A new report from the Government Accountability Office found that the Pentagon is still using eight-inch floppy disks of the variety generally phased out in the '70s for programs coordinating intercontinental ballistic missiles and nuclear bombers. Show More Summary

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