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2014-01-28 12:20:44

Achievement Moves Laser Weapon Systems Closer to Military Utility BOTHELL, Wash., Jan. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin has demonstrated a 30-kilowatt electric fiber laser, the highest power ever documented while retaining beam quality and electrical efficiency. The internally funded research and development program culminated in this demonstration, which was achieved by combining many fiber lasers into a single, near-perfect quality beam of light--all while using...

2014-01-15 12:20:48

WASHINGTON, Jan. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Riki Ellison, Chairman and Founder of the Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance (MDAA), www.missiledefenseadvocacy.org, hosted the fourth Missile Defender of the Year Award Ceremony on January 10, 2014, in Alexandria Virginia. His comments are below: "From an outstanding year in Missile Defense, we recognize a remarkable feat of leadership within our Nation's Missile Defense Community of the four Armed Service Branches for 2013. We...

2014-01-07 12:21:09

MOORESTOWN, N.J., Jan. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Under a recent contract order for the production of Aegis weapons systems, Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) and the U.S. Navy championed an affordability approach that will drive cost savings into all phases of the program, including production, integration and test. The $574 million contract includes the production of seven destroyers (DDGs 117-123) and an option for one Aegis Ashore assembly, which together will contribute to the United...

2014-01-06 08:30:10

Brand's "Perfecting Protection" repositioning rolls out with competitive test data, improved packaging, refreshed website and new cases LAS VEGAS, Jan. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ballistic Case Co., maker of smartphone and tablet cases to withstand life's most brutal moments, will announce at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) an aggressive repositioning initiative, "Perfecting Protection," aimed at meeting true consumer needs that competitors have overlooked. Additionally, Ballistic will...

2014-01-03 08:23:22

New team to promote HexTec(TM) Six-Sided Drop Protection technology LAS VEGAS, Jan. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Ballistic Case Co., provider of industry-leading protection for smartphones and tablets, officially announced new leaders of its sales, marketing and external creative teams. Raleigh Wilson, who has more than 30 years of management, sales and marketing experience in consumer electronics and telecommunications companies, will now lead Ballistic's sales teams as vice...

2013-12-18 08:22:40

Radar will help protect US, warfighter, allies from ballistic missile threat TEWKSBURY, Mass., Dec. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. is taking another positive step toward meeting the growing demand for systems that can help protect against the increasing danger posed by ballistic missiles. Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has started building the 12th AN/TPY-2 ballistic missile defense radar for the Missile Defense Agency after being awarded a $172.7 million contract, which was previously...

2013-12-11 08:20:24

New PDB-7 software excels in its first FSP test firing TEWKSBURY, Mass., Dec. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company's (NYSE: RTN) Patriot Air and Missile Defense System test fired nine Patriot missiles at McGregor Range, N.M., during its annual Field Surveillance Program (FSP), successfully engaging inbound and outbound unmanned air breathing targets. This was the first FSP conducted with the PAC-2 missiles, using the recently launched Post Deployment Build-7 (PDB-7) software...

2013-12-09 08:20:42

TUCSON, Ariz., Dec. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Astrium, the world's second largest space company, and Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) signed a teaming agreement that formalizes the companies' plans to compete for the role as lead system engineers and integrators for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization's Ballistic Missile Defense Program. NATO's BMD Program oversees the development and execution of ballistic missile defense capabilities, which expanded in 2012 to include the defense of...

2013-12-02 23:02:49

Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report: The Global Missiles and Missile Defense Systems Market 2013-2023 - Market Size and Drivers: Market Profile. London (PRWEB) December 02, 2013 Synopsis This report provides readers with a comprehensive analysis of the Missiles and Missile Defense Systems market through 2013-2023, including highlights of the demand drivers and growth stimulators for Missiles and Missile Defense Systems. It also provides an insight on the spending...

2013-12-02 08:20:55

SM-6 achieves initial operational capability TUCSON, Ariz., Dec. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Navy is deploying Raytheon Company's (NYSE: RTN) Standard Missile-6 for the first time, marking the initial operational capability milestone for the U.S. Navy's newest, most advanced extended range area defense weapon. "We're very pleased to achieve initial operational capability on schedule," said Capt. Mike Ladner, Surface Ship Weapons major program manager. "The SM-6, with its ability to...