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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...

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...

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....

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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