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2013-11-26 23:30:10

The Johnson Award, which was presented to Dr. Polansky, Chief Engineer, Conventional Prompt Global Strike Programs, Sandia National Laboratories, on October 23 at the Kossiakoff Center in Laurel, Maryland, is given in recognition of outstanding personal technical achievement resulting in significant contribution to precision strike systems. Arlington, VA (PRWEB) November 26, 2013 National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) is pleased to announce that The Precision Strike Association...

2013-01-27 00:20:09

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif., Jan. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company's (NYSE: RTN) upgraded Exoatmospheric Kill Vehicle played a mission-critical role in a non-intercept flight test of Boeing's Ground-based Midcourse Defense program. The EKV is a vital component of the GMD's Ground-Based Interceptor. The EKV allows the GBI to lock on and eliminate high-speed ballistic missile warheads in space using nothing more than the force of impact. "Rigorous non-intercept flight tests are...

Company Offering $150 Million Trips To Moon
2012-06-21 12:14:09

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com If you ever have $150 million to throw around, one British company is offering up the chance for you to throw it their way in return for a trip to the moon. Excalibur Almaz is offering up a 500,000-mile round trip ticket to the moon on a converted Soviet-era space station. Art Dula, founder and chief executive of the company, said in a space tourism meeting in London that they are ready to sell tickets, with flights taking place as early as 2015....

2011-11-21 08:00:00

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Nov. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) announced today that it has submitted its final proposal revision for the Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) Development and Sustainment Contract. The Lockheed Martin-Raytheon GMD team delivered its final offer to the U.S. Missile Defense Agency's (MDA's) GMD Joint Program Office in Huntsville, Ala., Nov. 18. The contract will provide development, manufacturing, test, training, performance-based logistics,...

2010-08-16 08:00:00

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif., Aug. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- A Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) Exoatmospheric Kill Vehicle (EKV) demonstrated successful two-stage flyout on June 6, 2010 during the latest test of the Missile Defense Agency's Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) system. During this non-intercept mission, Raytheon's EKV met all test objectives, gathering critical data on kill vehicle performance that will improve the fidelity of its simulation models. "This test once...

2009-06-15 02:30:00

PARIS, June 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) is celebrating the 25th anniversary of the world's first hit-to-kill intercept of a ballistic missile target outside the earth's atmosphere. The U.S. Army's Homing Overlay Experiment vehicle, developed by a Lockheed Martin-led team, destroyed a test missile above the Pacific Ocean June 10, 1984. This proved the ability to destroy enemy missiles with sheer force of impact, without explosive warheads on the interceptor, to minimize...

2009-04-22 15:34:00

WASHINGTON, April 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Riki Ellison, Chairman of the Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance (MDAA) www.missiledefenseadvocacy.org announced today that Mr. John Rood, the State Department's former Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security for the past two years has accepted a position on the MDAA Advisory Board. With the addition of Mr. John Rood's extensive expertise on U.S. policy and international relations surrounding missile defense over the past...

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2009-03-06 12:45:00

A deputy defense minister said Thursday that Russia is working towards developing anti-satellite weapons to match efforts by other nations. According to Russian news reports, Gen. Valentin Popovkin said that while the country continues to oppose a space arms race, it would respond to moves made by other countries. Popovkin was quoted as saying: "We can't sit back and quietly watch others doing that, such work is being conducted in Russia." He added that Russia already has some "basic, key...

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2009-02-27 11:45:00

The head of the Pentagon's Strategic Command said on Friday that no debris remains in space after last year's U.S. destruction of an errant spy satellite loaded with toxic hydrazine fuel, Reuters reported. Air Force Gen. Kevin Chilton, the command's chief, said some of the debris caused when China used a ground-based ballistic missile to destroy one of its defunct weather satellites will stay in orbit for another 80 or 90 years, so there was no reason for concern over the U.S. operation....

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2008-10-17 08:05:00

Congress has approved a $5 million study of space-based missile defenses. This is the first time the development of space weapons will be considered since similar work was canceled in the 1990s. "Approval of the study highlights the need to provide comprehensive protection from the growing threat of missile attack and to limit the vulnerability of vital satellites to attack," said Sen. Jon Kyl, Arizona Republican and a key supporter of missile defenses. Kyl told the senate: "We have the...