Latest Pacific Missile Range Facility Stories

2009-10-16 12:00:00

EL PASO, Texas, Oct. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Army and the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) activated the second Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) Battery today in a ceremony at Fort Bliss, Texas.

2009-07-31 05:25:00

PACIFIC MISSILE RANGE FACILITY, KAUAI, Hawaii, July 31, 2009 /PRNewswire/ -- A Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) Standard Missile-3 destroyed a short-range ballistic missile target in space July 30.

2009-07-31 02:32:00

BARKING SANDS, KAUAI, Hawaii, July 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On July 30th, off the north west coast, a few hundred miles from Kauai on a breezy warm afternoon, the USS Hopper ( DDG 70 ) destroyer successfully tracked, discriminated and intercepted an ARAV ballistic missile target in its ascent phase.

2009-04-14 13:55:00

WASHINGTON, April 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Riki Ellison, Chairman and Founder of the Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance (MDAA) www.missiledefenseadvocacy.org, announced to the MDAA membership that ground was broken on Friday, April 10, 2009 to build the "Kauai Veterans Eternal Memorial and Missile Defense Viewing Site" at the Pacific Missile Range Facility, Kauai, Hawaii.

2009-03-18 15:30:00

TEWKSBURY, Mass., March 18, 2009 /PRNewswire/ -- The Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) radar built by Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) performed successfully in the latest integrated flight test conducted by the Missile Defense Agency and THAAD prime contractor and systems integrator Lockheed Martin.

2009-03-18 12:27:00

DALLAS, March 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) and the U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA) conducted their sixth successful test in six attempts of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) weapon system yesterday at the Pacific Missile Range Facility (PMRF) on Kauai, HI.

Word of the Day
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.