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2013-10-21 12:20:34

ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In preparation for an upcoming dual-intercept test later this year, a Medium Extended Air Defense System (MEADS) Multifunction Fire Control Radar (MFCR) successfully acquired and tracked a Lance tactical ballistic missile (TBM) at White Sands Missile Range, N.M. This was the first attempt by a MEADS radar to track a live TBM. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131021/FL00318 ) The X-band MFCR detected the Lance TBM soon after...

2013-10-04 08:20:16

PACIFIC MISSILE RANGE FACILITY, KAUAI, Hawaii, Oct. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In a Missile Defense Agency test, the U.S. Navy fired a Standard Missile-3 Block IB, made by Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN), from the USS Lake Erie. The SM-3 eliminated the medium-range ballistic missile (MRBM) target at the highest altitude of any test to date. "The next-generation SM-3 proved itself against a medium-range ballistic missile target at the highest altitude of any previous test. We remain on track to...

2013-09-24 08:21:49

Navy Launches Four Missiles in Tests SUNNYVALE, Calif., Sept. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Navy has conducted four successful test flights of the Trident II D5 Fleet Ballistic Missiles built by Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT]. The U.S. Navy launched the unarmed missiles Sept. 10 and 12 in the Atlantic Ocean from a submerged Ohio-class submarine home-ported at Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, Georgia. This event marked the 145(th), 146(th), 147(th) and 148(th) successful test...

2013-06-06 16:20:25

First time demonstration of multi-target engagement DALLAS, June 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin's (NYSE: LMT) PAC-3 Missile Segment Enhancement (MSE) Missile successfully engaged, intercepted and destroyed two different threat representative targets during a flight test today at White Sands Missile Range, N.M. The first target engagement involved two PAC-3 MSE Missiles ripple fired against an advanced Tactical Ballistic Missile (TBM) target. The first MSE Missile...

2013-04-12 12:20:42

DALLAS, April 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin's (NYSE: LMT) PAC-3 Missile successfully detected, tracked and intercepted a tactical ballistic missile (TBM) in a Lower Tier Project Office flight test today at White Sands Missile Range, N.M. Two PAC-3 Missiles were ripple-fired in the test per current doctrine. The first interceptor destroyed the target and the second PAC-3 Missile self-destructed as planned. Mission objectives were focused on reducing risk for a flight test of the...

2013-04-08 23:00:54

Riki Ellison, Chairman and Founder of the Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance (MDAA), http://www.missiledefenseadvocacy.org, comments on the announcement of the THAAD Battery´s forward deployment to Guam. Ellison is one of the top experts in missile defense in the world and his comments and observations are below: Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) April 08, 2013 Riki Ellison, Chairman and Founder of the Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance (MDAA), http://www.missiledefenseadvocacy.org, comments on the...

2013-03-18 08:20:24

TEWKSBURY, Mass., March 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) delivered its eighth AN/TPY-2 radar to the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) in support of the U.S. combatant commands. An integral capability of the Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS), AN/TPY-2 is a mobile, X-band phased-array radar that helps protect the U.S., deployed forces, and America's friends and allies by searching, acquiring and tracking threat ballistic missiles and discriminating between threats and...

2013-02-19 12:20:59

WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE, N.M., Feb. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Enemy tactical ballistic missiles may soon be easier to detect and track. During a series of recent tests, a Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) JLENS demonstrated tactical ballistic missile defense (TBMD) capability when it detected and tracked a total of four ballistic-missile surrogates during their ascent (boost) phase. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130219/NE61821 ) During the test, the JLENS X-Band radar tracked two...

2012-10-31 07:21:13

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Oct. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Navy supported the Oct. 23 launch of a U.K. Royal Navy Trident II D5 Fleet Ballistic Missile (FBM) built by Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT). The unarmed missile was launched from the submerged Royal Navy submarine HMS Vigilant in the Atlantic Ocean. The test marked the 143(rd) successful test flight of the Trident II D5 missile since design completion in 1989 - a reliability record unmatched by any other large ballistic missile or space...

2012-08-29 10:20:43

DALLAS, Aug. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin's [NYSE: LMT] PAC-3 Missile successfully destroyed a tactical ballistic missile (TBM) target today at White Sands Missile Range, N.M., in an Operational Test conducted by the U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command. The test involved three incoming targets; two Patriot-As-A-Target TBMs and one MQM-107 drone. A ripple launch of two PAC-3 Missiles successfully engaged the second TBM. Preliminary data indicate all test objectives...