C.P. Snow makes some comments in his book on science and government that seem to me to apply to aspects of our lives today. Be wary, Snow writes, of "the euphoria of gadgets" combined with "the euphoria of secrecy." He explains, "anyone who is drunk with gadgets is a menace. Show More Summary
The nation’s arms procurement agency said Wednesday that it will finalize a deal of importing the Taurus air-to-ground standoff cruise missiles for its F-15K fleet next month. According to the Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA), it reported to the military […]
Two contract modifications are worth more than $42 million combined.
Raytheon’s Patriot Air and Missile Defense System successfully test fired two Patriot Advanced Capability-3 missiles at White Sands Missile Range, N.M. The mission consisted of two single firings against single tactical ballistic missile representative targets. “Patriot’s successful track record is […]
"Specialization Key to Excellence, Even if Not Economically Sound," by Matthew Hipple (San Diego Union-Tribune, 11/17/13) "China's Ballistic Missile Submarines: How Dangerous?" by Christian Conroy (National Interest, 11/18/13) "Crisis...Show More Summary
(PRAGUE) — An official says an area of the Czech Republic where the military once planned to install advanced radar as part of a U.S. missile defense system will now become a nature reserve. The Bush administration had proposed stationing...Show More Summary
DUBAI (Reuters) - U.S. arms maker Raytheon Co said on Tuesday it hoped to finalize the sale of its Patriot air and missile defense system to Qatar "fairly quickly," and wrap up the sale of additional Patriot fire units to Kuwait before the end of the y...
The Defense Department has asked MIT Lincoln Laboratory to conduct a study of the potential impact a planned $1.5 billion electric transmission line will have on test operations at the White Sands Missile Range in southern New Mexico. The...Show More Summary
(WASHINGTON) — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says the U.S. will continue to provide two Patriot missile batteries in Turkey for another year as part of that country’s air defenses while the civil war rages on in Syria. Pentagon spokesman...Show More Summary
Lockheed Martin’s Long Range Anti-Ship Missile (LRASM) recently achieved another successful flight test, with the missile scoring a direct hit on a moving maritime target. The test was conducted in support of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and […]
Pentagon hires Boeing to work on BMD for the next five years.
DUBAI (Reuters) - The head of the Turkish air force said on Saturday his country's decision to buy a $3.4 billion missile defense system from a Chinese company was not final, and could still change.
"US Report: 1st Sub-Launched Nuke Missile Among China's Recent Strides," by Wendell Minnick (Defense News, 11/11/13) "Philippine Typhoon Showcases US Strategic Edge Over China," by Sydney Freedberg (Breaking Defense, 11/11/13) "Typhoons and Geopolitics: Time for U.S. Show More Summary
Russia possesses exactly 11 warplanes capable of flying all the way around the world, darting through U.S. air defenses and launching bombs and missiles from close range.And just to make sure, we spent hours tracking down each one of the speedy, globe-spanning jets online, to make sure they really can all still fly.They can. Show More Summary
As anti-aircraft shoulder missiles fall into the hands of terrorist organizations and guerrilla groups around the world and threaten a variety of planes, aircraft defense systems are constantly being developed. Until now, what has the solution to this threat been? […]
You're seeing America's new ground-to-air missile defense system in action, destroying an enemy QF-4 Phantom fighter jet. In fact, it simultaneously destroyed two airborne enemies during a stress test last Wednesday. Its name is MEADS and it will replace the famous Patriot missiles. Read more...
The Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF) has successfully completed yet another series of test firings of Raytheon’s Patriot Air and Missile Defense System at McGregor Range, N.M. The Annual Service Practice included target engagement and firings of Patriot in stressing […]
The Medium Extended Air Defense System (MEADS) intercepted and destroyed two simultaneous targets attacking from opposite directions during a stressing demonstration of its 360-degree air and missile defense (AMD) capabilities at White Sands Missile Range, N.M. The flight test achieved […]
Top U.S., Romanian and NATO officials broke ground Oct. 28 on a new ballistic missile defense facility being built to boost regional stability and strengthen the alliance’s collective security stance. The high-profile ceremony signaled the start of construction for the […]
The Navy is gearing up for the deployment and a new round of tests of its Surface Ship Torpedo Defense System — a high tech system designed to protect aircraft carriers by locating, tracking and intercepting incoming torpedoes, Navy leaders said Oct. Show More Summary