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2014-06-26 12:20:41

DENVER, June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Missile Defense National Team is conducting a feasibility study on connecting the Missile Defense Agency's integrated command and control system with the U.S. Army's Integrated Air and Missile Defense Battle Command System. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110419/PH85737LOGO-b The team, which is led by Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT), consists of Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Boeing, Raytheon, General Dynamics and other companies....

2014-06-22 20:20:14

Company capability coordinates all sensor information and orchestrates GMD elements HUNTSVILLE, Ala., June 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE: NOC) advanced battle management and launch control capabilities successfully performed in today's intercept test of the Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) system. Northrop Grumman is a strategic partner of The Boeing Company for the GMD program that provides the nation's only defense against long-range ballistic...

2014-06-22 20:20:11

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif., June 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- During a Missile Defense Agency test of Boeing's Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) system, Raytheon Company's (NYSE: RTN) Exoatmospheric Kill Vehicle (EKV) destroyed a complex, long-range ballistic missile target in space. It was the ninth intercept for the GMD program, which is designed to protect the U.S. against long-range ballistic missile attack by destroying incoming threats outside of the Earth's atmosphere. "This...

2014-06-22 20:20:07

- Test is 1st intercept using an enhanced version Exoatmospheric Kill Vehicle (EKV) HUNTSVILLE, Ala., June 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In a complex test today over the Pacific Ocean, the U.S. Missile Defense Agency and an industry team led by Boeing [NYSE: BA] intercepted and destroyed a target in flight using the Ground-Based Midcourse Defense (GMD) system. This was a successful test using an enhanced version of the Exoatmospheric Kill Vehicle (EKV), a device attached to the...

2014-06-22 20:20:05

Target Supports Realistic Testing of Missile Defense System HUNTSVILLE, Ala., June 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] successfully flew an LV-2 intermediate-range ballistic missile target today for a test of the Ground-based Midcourse Defense system conducted by the U.S. Missile Defense Agency. Lockheed Martin launched the unarmed missile target from a ground platform at the Reagan Test Site, Kwajalein Atoll, in the Marshall Islands. Preliminary analysis shows...

2014-06-09 08:21:55

Future scenario executed for annual forum participants during multiday event MCLEAN, Va., June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA) and Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) have successfully completed multiple sessions of a missile defense wargame for the second annual Ronald Reagan Missile Defense Forum recently concluded at Fort Belvoir. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20121024/LA98563LOGO Wargames are often used to demonstrate future ballistic...

2014-05-21 08:20:45

KAUAI, Hawaii, May 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT), the U.S. Navy and the Missile Defense Agency successfully completed the first live fire test of Aegis Ashore, where the new land-based system safely launched and controlled a missile against a simulated target. The test demonstrated Aegis Ashore's ability to provide proven missile defense capabilities against a ballistic missile threat. The test, known as Aegis Ashore Control Test Vehicle-01 (AA CTV-01) flight...

2014-05-21 08:20:42

Program on track for Romania deployment in 2015 PACIFIC MISSILE RANGE FACILITY, KAUAI, Hawaii, May 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Missile Defense Agency conducted the first flight test of the Raytheon-made (NYSE: RTN) Standard Missile-3 from the Aegis Ashore weapon system, which is designed to protect U.S. deployed and NATO forces in Europe from ballistic missile attack. The non-intercept scenario tested the safe launch and fly-out of an SM-3 Block IB against a simulated target; an intercept...

2014-04-23 08:22:24

Milestone marks Phased Adaptive Approach's second phase TUCSON, Ariz., April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In partnership with the Missile Defense Agency, the U.S. Navy deployed the second-generation Standard Missile-3 Block IB made by Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) for the first time, initiating the second phase of the Phased Adaptive Approach. "The SM-3 Block IB's completion of initial operational testing last year set the stage for a rapid deployment to theater," said Dr. Taylor W. Lawrence,...

2014-03-19 08:20:27

Raytheon delivers ninth AN/TPY-2 ballistic missile defense radar to Missile Defense Agency ahead of schedule TEWKSBURY, Mass., March 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. will soon have another system to defend against ballistic missiles. Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) delivered its ninth AN/TPY-2 ballistic missile defense radar to the Missile Defense Agency, six months ahead of schedule. AN/TPY-2 is an integral element of the Ballistic Missile Defense System. It is a mobile X-band radar that...


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  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
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