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. The A-2 Battery consists of approximately 100 Soldiers in the 11th Air Defense Artillery Brigade, of the 32nd Army Air and Missile Defense Command. Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) is the prime contractor and systems integrator for the THAAD Weapon System. Today's activation signifies...

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. The test marked the 15th hit-to-kill intercept for SM-3 and the 19th missile intercept of the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense program. "SM-3 is a mature and proven solution for defeating threat ballistic missiles," said Dr. Taylor W. Lawrence, Raytheon Missile Systems president. "This intercept...

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. Time of interception was at 5:43 pm HST, 3 minutes after the target missile was launched from the Pacific Test Range Facility (PRMF) located on Barking Sands, Kauai. The target missile...

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. The senior Senator from Hawaii Senator Daniel Inouye participated in this ground breaking ceremony with MDAA. Here are...

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. "Not only did Raytheon components continue to perform, but the successful missile salvo acquisition and track represents a significant milestone," said Pete Franklin, vice president,...

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. This flight test demonstrated the system's ability to detect, track and intercept a separating target inside the Earth's atmosphere. This was the first salvo mission, with two THAAD interceptors launched...

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