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ADA LAUNCHES INTO POLAND
Specialist Brooke M. Bandy (left) and an unidentified
Soldier both from A Battery, 5th Battalion, 7th Air
Defense Artillery Regiment (A/5-7 ADA), 357th Air and
Missile Defense-Detachment, familiarizes members of the
Polish military with preventive maintenance training on
the Patriot Missile Systems in Morag, Poland, on 1 June
2010. See article,
Patriot Missile Battery Arrives in Poland,
by First Lieutenant William A. Green, in the July-August
2010 issue of the Fires Bulletin (page 16).
(Photo by SSG
Lawree Washington, U.S. Army)
For more articles and
video click on the following links:
Fulfilling a Promise to Poland
Partnering with Poland
Battery Matters: US Patriot Missiles Installed in Poland
Arrival of American Patriot Anti-Aircraft Missile in
Poland on Russia's Doorstep
You can also access the Fires Bulletin at
MAINTENANCE: COMPRESSED AIR ANYONE?
Private First Class Alysha Gleason and Sergeant Chad
Ervin both of E Battery, 4th Battalion, 5th Air
Defense Artillery Regiment, conduct maintenance on a
radar at Forward Operating Base Delta, Iraq, on 22
August 2009. The Soldiers are members of a
counter-rocket, -artillery and -mortar (C-RAM) team.
C-RAM and IFPC: The Way Ahead, by
Captain Edmund A. Guy III, in the July-August 2010 issue
of the Fires Bulletin (page 31).
(Photo by SSG Brien
Vorhees, U.S. Army)
You can also access the Fires Bulletin at
Air Defense Artillery
(ADA) Basic Officers
Leadership Course (BOLC) Graduation
On Friday, 16 July 2010, 44
lieutenants from the first ADA BOLC Class (03-10) taught
at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, graduated. Colonel Rodney X.
McCants, Assistant Commandant, U.S. Army Air Defense
Artillery School (USAADASCH), was the guest speaker.
Along with Colonel McCants, Captains Jason A. Byrd and
Stephen Tolbert assisted in awarding diplomas,
certificates and special recognition mementos.
Second Lieutenant (2LT) John Matz, was recognized as the
Distinguished Honor Graduate, and also received the Army
Communication Skills Award. The BG Stephen M. Mellnik
Leadership Award was presented to 2LT Ruffino Farias Jr.
and the Iron Leader Award went to 2LT Megan Pekol.
SENIOR & ADVANCED LEADER
COURSE 004-10 GRADUATION
"Sharpening the Leader's Edge"
On 1 July 2010,
members of the Noncommissioned Officers Academy and
guests witnessed the combined graduation of the Advanced
and Senior Leader Courses at Fort Sill, Oklahoma. The
Guest Speaker was Command Sergeant Major (CSM) Paul J.
Kogut, assigned to the 4th Battalion, 3rd Air Defense
Artillery (ADA), 31st ADA Brigade.
The following Soldiers were recognized for
Senior Leader Course Class 004-10
CSM James D. Blankenbeckler Distiguished Honor Graduate
for SLC Class 004-10 was
Staff Sergeant Mark X. Espindola of Headquarters and
Headquarters Detachment, Fires Center of Excellence,
Fort Sill, Oklahoma.
The Honor Graduate for SLC Class 004-10
Sergeant Eric J. Wood, from C Battery, 3rd
Battalion, 6th ADA Brigade (C/3-6 ADA), Fort Sill,
The Mitchell W. Stout Leadership Award
for SLC Class 004-10 was Staff Sergeant Phillip
Kightlinger, from E/4th Battalion ADAR, Fort Bragg,
Instructor of the Cycle was Sergeant
First Class Arthur V. Jones.
Advanced Leader Course Class 004-10
The Distinguished Honor Graduate
for ALC Class 004-10 was Staff Sergeant Brittany L.
Scherer from C/3-6 ADA, Fort Sill, Oklahoma.
The Honor Graduate
for ALC Class 004-10 was Staff Sergeant Seth R.
Crowder from the U.S. Army Recruiting Command (USAREC),
The Mitchell W. Stout Leadership Award
for ALC Class 004-10 was Staff Sergeant Rory J.
Keating from D/2-6 ADA, Fort Sill,
Instructor of the Cycle was Staff
Sergeant Christopher C. Ragland.
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Links to Air and Missile
Defense Articles From News Media Websites.
26 July 2010
Israel, US to Develop New Missile System
(Christian Broadcasting Network)
"For our part, we are working with Israel to upgrade its Patriot
Air and Missile Defense System, which was first deployed during
the Gulf War, ...
India Conducts Successful Missile Defense
... at a Prithvi 2 missile that had been modified for the test
and launched from Chandipur, according to the Defense Research
and Development Organization.
Experimental US Missile Defense
Satellites Pass Big Tests
By Stuart Fox A pair of experimental US missile defense
satellites has passed a series of vital tests in space, spotting
three missile launches and ...
THAAD Radar Performs Effectively in
Missile Defense Test
US Missile Defense Satellites Pass Critical
NATO Missile Shield to be Ready by Year's
(Global Security Newswire)
NATO missile defense head Brig. Gen. Alessandro Pera said last
week's testing produced "the kind of performance necessary to
conduct a theater missile ...
Raytheon Finds Just What it Needs in
(The Huntsville Times - al.com - Blog)
"Mike is an icon in the missile defense (industry)." Griffin,
who was in Farnborough, England, for the annual international
air show, was unavailable for ...
Joint US Korean Exercise Focuses on
Anti-Submarine Warfare, Air Defenses
(Voice of America)
"Our intent is to improve defense capabilities in areas such as
anti-submarine warfare, air defense and anti-surface warfare,"
Barak Leaves Israel for US After Officials
Sign Missile Pact
The refined Arrow missile will give Israel “the ability to shoot
down weapons of mass destruction from outside the atmosphere,” a
Defense Ministry statement ...
India Successfully Test-Fires Interceptor
Monday's successful test is considered a breakthrough in India's
quest for developing a full-fledged multi-layer ballistic
missile defense system, ...
'Star Wars' Lives
(New York Post)
Next, ideological blinders led the Clinton administration to
halve funding for missile defense -- but then President George
W. Bush refunded it, ...
US Considering Saudi Arms Sales Valued at
Up to $30 Billion
... government-to-government Foreign Military Sales (FMS)
channel have been largely focused on aviation, anti-missile air
defense, and naval platforms.
Navy to Visit Langley to Talk About
Bringing Missile Radar Platform to Puget Sound
(Seattle Post Intelligencer)
The Navy and the Missile Defense Agency need a deep-water port
to work on their Sea-Based X-Band Radar platform (SBX),
currently based in Adak, Alaska, ...
Lockheed Partners with NANA
Defense contractor Lockheed Martin Corporation (LMT) partnered
with NANA Development Corporation to compete for the US Missile
Defense Agency's Ground-Based ...
25 July 2010
Turkey Going Nuclear – A Game Changer
(Heritage.org - Blog)
... the uncertainty surrounding the future of tactical nuclear
weapons in Europe, and his water-treading missile defense
program—have raised significant ...
Will Federal In-Sourcing of Jobs Cut What
Some See as Overdependence on ...
(al.com - Blog)
… hosts offices and operations for NASA, the Missile Defense
Agency, the FBI, the Justice Department's Bureau of Alcohol,
Tobacco and Firearms - a total of ...
23 July 2010
Russia Welcome to Participate in Missile Defense, Clinton Says
Russia is still welcome to join a trans-Atlantic missile defense shield
even as the US pushes to make the system
operational earlier than
originally planned, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said.
Tea Party Activists Come Out Against START
(Foreign Policy -Blog)
Our existing missile defense system, put in place by the Bush
Administration, actually does not have the technology to stop a
Russian missile attack.
NATO Closer to Missile Defense
A missile defense system for NATO will be ready for commanders
by the end of the year following a series of key tests, leaders
said in Brussels.
Franks Praises Successful Laser Defense Shield Test
(Trading Markets -
Congressman Trent Franks (AZ), founding co-chair of the House
Missile Defense Caucus, and member of the House Armed
Services Committee praised the U.S. Navy's successful test of
Raytheon's Laser Weapons System (LaWS). During the test, the
directed-energy beam was used in conjunction with the Phalanx
Close-in Weapon System to shoot down four unmanned aerial
vehicles flying off the coast of California.
Raytheon Creates Patriot Missile System iPhone App to Keep
Launch Crews Skills Sharp
There’s an app for everything, Apple says, and apparently that
rule does not exclude "the operation ofadvanced missile
defenses." Raytheon has developed an app for the Patriot
anti-missile system that helps troops stay sharp on the weapons
platform even when they are called away from their primary
peacetime duties for combat tours.
Raytheon Develops Military Software for
Raytheon, the American defense contractor that makes the the
Patriot missile system, is developing software for Android-based
smartphones that could help American soldiers on the
US Army's Presence in Poland Most Significant Since World War II
(Stars and Stripes)
Kaiserslautern-based 5th Battalion, 7th Air Defense Artillery
troops mark the most significant presence of U.S. forces in
Poland since the end of World War II. For the first time since
then, U.S. Army soldiers are making regular rotations into
Poland, this time to train its forces to use Patriot missiles.
On Missile Defense
(The New York Times)
Russia has engaged in a variety of joint missile defense
projects with individual NATO members, as well as the alliance
as a whole, in recent years. None of these efforts achieved
sustained success. No major recent developments have occurred
that would overcome the perennial impediments to greater
ballistic missile defense (BMD) cooperation.
TASC Inc. Selected to Lead DOD's $200 Million SBIRS SE&I Prime
(PR Newswire - Press
Under terms of the contract, the TASC team will work on several
key mission areas of the Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS)
program, the nation's missile early warning and defense system,
including missile defense, battlespace awareness and technical
White House Presses Senate GOP on Arms Treaty
(New York Times)
... approve its new arms control treaty with Russia by
committing to modernizing the nuclear arsenal and making
additional guarantees about missile defense.
22 July 2010
China's Pro-Missile Navy Sinks Carriers
(Asia Times Online)
"It is also necessary for the US to develop new multi-role
medium range missiles that can provide missile defense and
surface strike, even anti-ship ...
Lockheed Martin Partners with NANA Development Corporation for
(PR Newswire - Press Release)
Together, the corporations will apply their proven experience to
ensure the reliability and readiness of the GMD element of the
Ballistic Missile Defense System, which defends the U.S., its
deployed military forces, friends and allies against a limited
attack by intermediate- and long-range ballistic missiles.
HOLMES: A Better Way to Arms Control
Supporters of the New START treaty want
you to believe that 1.) All who oppose it are nuke-loving
troglodytes; and 2.) Its an "all or nothing" deal, the only way
to a world without nuclear weapons. They're wrong on both
counts. Critics of New START do not oppose all arms-control
pacts. But they worry that this treaty can lead to more
instability in the world, not less.
Is Israel Safe?
Anti-missile defense system, on which Israelis within range of
Hamas, Hezbollah's short-range rockets hang their hopes, will be
ready for use in November, ...
Raytheon Achieves First Milestone for Patriot United
Arab Emirates Program
(PR Newswire -
Raytheon IDS is the prime contractor for both domestic and
international Patriot Air and Missile Defense Systems and system
integrator for Patriot Advanced ...
Orbital Announces Second Quarter 2010 Financial Results
These increases were partially offset by decreased activity on
missile defense interceptor programs and the Orion human
spacecraft Launch Abort System (LAS) ...
Army Space and Missile Defense Command Engineer Guilty
of Accepting Bribes
Interactive -Press Release)
Court documents in the case relate the following: BRYANT was a
public official from 2002 to 2010 while he worked as an engineer
with the missile defense ...
Read more at:
US Army Space and Missile Defense
Command Engineer Pleads Guilty to Accepting Bribes
Ex-Missile Engineer Pleads Guilty
(Scottsboro Daily Sentinel)
U.S. Anti-Drone Weapon Unveiled
defense giant Raytheon Missile Systems has unveiled a laser
weapon capable of shooting unmanned aerial vehicles from a range
of just less than 2 miles.
Debating the New START Treaty
(Council on Foreign Relations)
When viewed together, it is clear that the treaty's preamble,
the Russian unilateral statement on missile defense, and remarks
by senior Russian officials ...
Raytheon Offers iPhone App for Patriot Anti-Missile
(UberGizmo - Blog)
Seems to be the case with Raytheon grabbing headlines yet again
by offering its own iPhone app that is capable of controlling
its Patriot anti-missile ...
Read more at:
Defence Firm Launches Missile App
Yossi Melman/Iron Dome May Not Be as Effective as the
Officials painted a rosy picture of the missile defense system
after the recent successful test, but a number of unaddressed
issues may shoot down their optimism.
New Generation S-500 Missile Defense System To Enter Service
Answering a question about the S-500's technical specifications,
Air Force Commander Colonel General Alexander Zelin said: "I
would not compare the S-500 with the U.S. missile defense since
they have different technical characteristics". The S-500 is
expected to have an extended range of up to 600 km (over 370
miles) and simultaneously engage up to 10 targets. The system
will be capable of destroying hypersonic and ballistic targets.
Read more at:
Russia Touts Planned Missile
(Global Security Newswire)
21 July 2010
Rocket Defense System Completed
This week Israel has completed its new and very ambitious "Iron
Dome" air defense system, which is designed to give a solution
Space and Missile Defense Command Engineer Pleads Guilty to
According to court documents, Bryant was a public official from
2002 to 2010 while he worked as an engineer with the missile
defense command at Redstone ...
Raytheon To Assemble Standard Missiles in Alabama
The US Missile Defense Agency manages testing, integration and
fielding activities from Huntsville. Production of the SM-3 is
expected to increase ...
Central Value Out of Many Sources
By forming the Missile Defense Agency (MDA),
the US government consolidated organizations from across the
Department of ...
Boeing Completes Air Defense Test
The Australian air force will use Vigilare for a multinational
air defense exercise this month, Boeing said in a news release.
The Vigilare network-centric ...
Army Testing Patriot Missile Android App
(InformationWeek)Google's Android mobile operating system is
good at lots of things. Who knew that one of them was targeting
Patriot missiles at the enemy?
All Together Now: Missile Defense
(International Herald Tribune)
After decades of failed efforts to find common ground on missile
defense, leaders in Washington, Moscow and Brussels have
returned to the task.
Down Drones at Sea (w/ Video)
Editor of Jane's Defense Weekly, Peter
Felstead, said the laser marks the
beginning of a new era in missile defense technology, since
lasers are becoming ...
AIR DEFENSE: Iron Dome Ready For Warehousing
The Israeli Air Force has successfully conducted final
acceptance tests of its Iron Dome anti-rocket system, seeing if
the system could ...
Smartphones Could be Latest Battle Accessory
Raytheon, which makes the Patriot missile defense system, is
developing software which could enable a soldier to find enemies
in his or her surrounding terrain using a mobile phone running
Google's Android operating system.
Plant Bolsters Per Capita Income
(The Decatur Daily - Subscription)
The two missiles to be built at the Arsenal are in the forefront
of the nation's evolving missile defense program. Instead of
relying on fixed missile sites ...
20 July 2010
Russian Air Defense Weakness: Modernizing or Optimizing
Moreover, Osa-AKM combat vehicles and
Buk-M1 self-propelled air defense systems
captured by Russian troops were equipped with standard ground
US, South Korea Plan 'Show of Force' Exercises Against North
In all, more than 100 aircraft will take part, and an
air-defense exercise will be included with simulated strikes and
naval ship-passing maneuvers.
Obama is Stripping National Defense
(NewsReleaseWire.com - Press Release)
My interest in the status of our air defense was piqued while
watching a recent C-SPAN broadcast of some Senate committee
discussing funding of the C-17.
Fort Bliss Soldier Kills Self in Police Standoff
(Dallas Morning News)
A U.S. Army soldier assigned to the Battery A, 2nd Terminal
High-Altitude Area Defense Regiment, 11th Air Defense Artillery
Brigade, 32nd Army Air and Missile Defense Command at Fort
Bliss, has died after shooting himself in the chest during a
standoff with local police.
Report: No Missile System to Iran
By YAAKOV KATZ Israel reacted positively on Tuesday to Moscow's
announcement that it will not deliver S-300 surface-to-air
missile defense systems to Iran.
Two and a half Cheers for Obama on South Korea
Because a unified Korea under South
Korean rule is a long-term goal, the allies should discuss
measures to deter North Korean provocations, ways in which South
Korea and Japan can improve ties and operate more closely
together, and contingency planning for a North Korean collapse.
IAI' Multi-Mission Radar Performed an
Active Role in a Successful Series of Tests of the Iron Dome
The Israel Defense Establishment has recently completed a series
of successful tests of the Iron Dome system. The battery
includes two multi mission radars (MMRs), produced by ELTA
Systems Ltd., a group and wholly owned subsidiary of Israel
Aerospace Industries (IAI), which were stationed at different
points. As part of the tests, tens of rockets were fired, and
IAI/ELTA's radars performed outstandingly well, playing a key
role in the success of the tests.
Dangers on Homefront Exceed Battlefield for
Soldiers of the First Armored Division's Fourth Brigade are
statistically at higher risk of death upon returning to their
home base of Fort Bliss, Texas, than they were while deployed in
Iraq, the New York Times reported July 14.
DoD Official Assures Skeptical McCain On START
(Talk Radio News Service)
Multiple members of the Senate Armed Services Committee today
expressed deep concerns over elements of the new START Treaty,
saying they have doubts regarding the trustworthiness of Russia.
Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.), cited a Russian unilateral
statement that said the nation would pull out of the treaty if
there is any build up in U.S. missile defense.
US Navy Successfully Uses Laser to Shoot Down Drones
The U.S. Navy has used a laser weapon to shoot down four
unmanned aerial vehicles in a test that rings up memories of
Ronald Reagan's "Star Wars" missile defense shield in the 1980s.
Obama's Costly Appeasement of Israelis
“We are working with Israel to upgrade its Patriot Air and
Missile Defense System, which was first deployed during the Gulf
War , and have installed ...
Raytheon Unveils New Modernized Patriot System Interface
Newswire - Press Release)
Part of the modernized Patriot Air and Missile Defense System's
command and control system, MMS provides improved target
identification, decision-making and ...
US-Korean Defense Leaders Announce Exercise
The United States and South Korea today
announced a series of military exercises designed to send a
strong, clear message to North Korea to stop its provocative and
warlike acts. The first in a series is a combined maritime and
air readiness exercise named Invincible Spirit. About 8,000 U.S.
and South Korean military personnel will participate.
India Evaluating Patriot Ground-Based Air Defense System
News & Analysis)
On India developing its own missile defense shield, Garret said,
"Patriot system gives a major boost to any country's defense
Russia for Missile Deployment
The Russian missile deployment is seen as a quid pro quo for the
US installation of a temporary Patriot missile base in Morag,
Poland in May.
Northrop Grumman, Raytheon STSS System Passes Third
(Satellite Today - Subscription)
Space Tracking and Surveillance System (STSS) demonstration
program satellites built by Northrop Grumman and Raytheon have
completed a U.S. Missile Defense Agency Terminal High Altitude
Area Defense (THAAD) test on the space-based sensor's
capabilities, the companies announced.
19 July 2010
5000 Jobs On The Line As The Government Restructures Its
The order of operations is changing significantly for the
Missile Defense Agency. MDA leaders will be awarding fewer prime
contracts under ...
VIDEO/Iron Dome Missile Defense System Aces Final Test Run
U.S President Barack Obama in May asked Congress for $205
million to support the development of Iron Dome, which
intercepts the type of rockets used by Palestinian militants in
Gaza and Hezbollah in Lebanon.
START Provisions Could Weaken US Missile Defense, Say Experts
(Talk Radio News
“It was so important to the Russians,
this one piece of preamble language in the treaty, that on the
day the treaty was signed they released a unilateral statement
saying that ‘Based on this preambluar language, the United
States cannot…enhance its missile defenses, otherwise we’re
going to withdraw under article 14,’” said Steven Groves with
the Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C.
Killer Drones Get Stealthy
Loud, slow-moving, and simple to spot, any air defense more
potent than a militant with an AK is liable to take one of the
robotic planes down.
Report Says China Increasing Missiles Targeting Taiwan To 2000
Under a $6.5-billion arms package approved in late 2008, Taiwan
is acquiring Patriot air defense missile systems from the United
STRATEGIC WEAPONS: South Korea Deploys Long-Range Missiles
South Korean knows a lot about the North Korean air defense
system, which is decidedly low tech (although quite massive)
compared to what South Korea has.
Raytheon to Build Missile Plant in Alabama
(Wall Street Journal)
a surge in orders for a missile interceptor that is a key part
of the U.S. strategy for defending Europe from a
ballistic-missile attack, Raytheon Co. plans to build a
missile-production facility in Huntsville, Alabama.
In Defense of Missile Defense
(Heritage.org - Blog)
James Woolsey, former director of Central Intelligence, and
Rebaccah Heinrichs, a former manager of the House Bipartisan
Missile Defense Caucus published an op-ed in The Wall Street
Journal vividly illustrating the threat posed by Iran’s weapons
program and the need for a robust U.S. missile defense system.
18 July 2010
Dancing With the New Guards of Auschwitz?(Family
When the Missile Defense Agency and Bush administration asked
for help building missile defenses against what I have called
“the arrows of Allah”, where was their help? Soros, for example,
funded the Center for American Progress, which proposed cutting
missile defense spending from $9 billion to $2 billion.
Moveon.org ridiculed missile defense as both unnecessary and
Naval Laser Test Blasts Drones from the Sky
Most famously they're used in missile defense, but increasingly,
and with more success, in small-scale operations, such as
knocking down incoming mortars, ...
Russia Deploys Powerful Iskander Missiles Along Its
General Postinkov, deployment of Iskander in Leningrad area
would have nothing to do with US Patriot missile systems in
Why Nuclear-Arms Treaty is not a Deadly Mistake
In a reprisal of Cold War debates, hard-liners are seeking to
block ratification of the treaty in the Senate, where it needs a
two-thirds majority, by depicting the deal as a dangerous
sellout to Moscow. The treaty deserves careful scrutiny, but it
is in danger of becoming the victim of a hazing campaign. The
Heritage Foundation announces on its website that it "has been
leading the charge against New START treaty, as we do with all
threats to American sovereignty and independence. And our
message is getting through to our target audience in Congress."
17 July 2010
US Reaffirms Military Support To Israel
The missile defense system relies on a new 80-element, active,
electronically scanned array radar made by Elta. Network offense
and defense are also issues ...
Russia to Deploy Iskander Missiles in Leningrad
(Xinhua) Russia has deployed the
first Iskander tactical missile system in the northwestern
military district of Leningrad, ...
Russian-American Relations in Search of a Proper Balance
(Huffington Post - Blog)
... or that giving up the idea of placing anti-missile defense
elements in the Czech Republic and Poland and abandoning further
expansion of NATO by ...
2 Fighters Scramble During Obama Trip
(FOXNews - Blog)
NORAD is the bi-national Canadian and American command that is
responsible for the air defense of North America and maritime
16 July 2010
Group Seeks Wreaths for 37000 Graves
(El Paso Times)
Lieutenant Colonel Debbie Torres wants every gravesite -- more
than 37,000 -- at the Fort Bliss National Cemetery to have a
holiday wreath one day. She said those buried at the cemetery
deserve the honor.
Russia's Air Defense Responds To All Aircraft Near Its Airspace
The Russian air defense system is designed so that it responds
to all aircraft approaching the state's airspace, a high ranking
Defense Ministry source has said. "That is perhaps its basic
difference from the American system," the source said commenting
on recent remarks by a senior U.S. military official.
Chile to Buy
Forward Area Air Defense Systems
The Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress July
13 of a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of
Chile of three Forward Area Air Defense (FAAD) Command and
Control Intelligence Systems (C2I), three Single Channel Ground
and Airborne Radio Systems (SINCGARS) Vehicle Dual Long-Range
Radio Systems (AN/VRC-92E), 14 Enhanced Position Location
Reporting System (EPLRS) Radio Transmitters, three FAAD Force
Operations Systems Air and Missile Defense Workstations (AMDWS),
spare parts and other related equipment and support at an
estimated cost of $105 million. See also:
Chile to Buy Forward Area Air Defense Systems
Russia Seeks to Impose New ABM Treaty on
the US by Developing BMD
The S-500 will, in fact, be a semi-strategic BMD system
developing close to the range of the speed of Intercontinental
Ballistic Missiles (ICBM’s) at 9 km/second. The long history of
efforts to develop a BMD based on hit-to-kill technology
convinced many in the Russian military that it would be futile
and technically unattainable. In the 1970’s, the Russian
military abandoned all attempts to develop so called “direct
interceptors” that destroy an enemy warhead by ramming it in a
“bullet hitting a bullet” fashion. Instead, Russia developed an
“indirect” nuclear BMD system (the A-35 deployed around Moscow)
that destroys incoming ballistic warheads by nuclear megaton
explosions in the sky.
Administration's Approach to US-Israel Security Cooperation:
Preserving Israel's Qualitative Military Edge
(US Department of
State) Given the threat Israel faces from short- and
medium-range missiles, Israeli air and missile defense systems
are an area of particular focus.
Germany Backs MEADS Defense System Over Patriot
A German government internal report obtained by Reuters on
Friday states a preference for the US-European MEADS missile ...
Washington News Review: Despite Diplomatic Tensions,
(Washington News Review)
This week, Israel successfully conducted a test of a new mobile
missile-defense system designed to shield Israeli towns from
small rockets launched from the Gaza Strip.
Iranian Threat Risking to Overwhelm Gulf US Missile Systems
(Naval Open Source Intelligence)
The United States missile defense systems protecting American
forces in four major Gulf States is inadequate and “vastly
outnumbered” to deal with the looming Iranian threat, a key
American missile advocate has warned.
Ron Paul Joins Far Left, to Slash National
Slash spending on missile defense and
New START's Many Problems: What the Experts Say
Further, the Russians have unilaterally declared that the
article which allows either Russia or the U.S. to withdraw…is
intended to allow Russian withdrawal if it believes new U.S.
missile defense capabilities pose a threat to its ...
Conservatives Cling to Bloated Pentagon Budget
In addition, Goure takes exception to the SDTF report's
recommendation that the Pentagon cut about $5 billion per year
from the missile defense budget, a sum that would still leave
the program with $4 to $5 billion per year to play with ...
POINT OF VIEW/ Michele Flournoy: U.S.-Japan Alliance a
Cornerstone in a Complex World
(Asahi.com - Blog)
Japan's decision to invest in advanced AEGIS destroyers, upgrade
its Patriot missile battalion, and cooperate with the United
States on a next generation of missile defense systems,
underscores a firm commitment to enhancing regional deterrence.
US, Poland, Sign Revised Missile-Defense Accord
(Voice of America)
The United States and Poland Saturday signed an amended
agreement under which U.S. missile interceptors, aimed against a
developing Iranian threat, will be based on Polish soil.
Secretary of State Clinton said the revised program will make a
system operational sooner than one promoted by the Bush
administration, and will pose no threat to Russia.
TSMC Says to Spend $9.4 Billion on New Taiwan Plant
defense firm Raytheon said Wednesday it was awarded a contract
worth 1.1 billion dollars to upgrade Taiwan's defensive Patriot
missile systems, a deal which has drawn fierce protests from
15 July 2010
Polish Troops Train with Patriot Missile
(Video News Live) Polish troops train
with Patriot Missile System - US troops training Polish
counterparts. (Select “Launch the video manually”.)
Right Strikes Out on START
(DoD Buzz)Kevin Chilton, and Missile
Defense Agency Director Lieutenant General Patrick O'Reilly
strongly support the treaty on the grounds that it limits and
allows the monitoring of Russia’s still enormous nuclear
Chiarelli: Army Wants to Cut Arms, Not Soldiers
In General Peter Chiarelli’s briefing he mentioned a list of
every portfolio the Army intends to study: precision fires,
aviation, engineer, air and missile defense, combat vehicle
modernization, tactical wheeled vehicles, radios, the network,
work force composition, software/hardware, soldier systems, ISR,
training ammunition, watercraft, Army training strategy,
installation management, sustained accounts and organizational
U.K., France To Launch 'Ambitious' Cooperation Study
Britain and France have agreed to a joint effort to examine
which defense capabilities the two countries might share and
those for which they could depend on each other, in a bid to
boost cooperation in Europe.
Navy Awards Jammer Contracts
ITT, Raytheon, Northrop Grumman and BAE
Systems were awarded contracts to develop prototypes "of what a
jammer capable of defeating 21st-century air defense radars
should look like," The Navy Times reported.
14 July 2010
Iranian Threat Overwhelms U.S. Missile
Defense Systems in Persian Gulf
(PR Newswire - Press Release)
“The Iranian ballistic missile threat, both capability and
intent as recognized by U.S. Central Command, consists of over a
thousand deployed missiles with the ability to release multiple
munitions to the Persian Gulf region. The size and scope of this
threat drives the need for missile defense protection to be a
top priority. The Iranian ballistic missiles are located as
close as 100 miles from threatened areas; only a few short
minutes of missile flight time away,” said Riki Ellison,
Chairman and Founder of the Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance (MDAA).
Missile Defense System Upgrade on Track
(Alaska Public Radio Network)
The missile defense system at Fort Greely is on track to be
completed by 2012. That was the word from Assistant Missile
Defense Agency Director Colonel George Bond.
of Independent States Forming Regional Air Defense Systems
Regional air defense systems are being formed in Eastern Europe,
the Caucasus and Central Asia within the framework
the joint air defense system of the Commonwealth of Independent
States, Russian Air Force spokesman lieutenant-colonel Vladimir
Drik told Interfax-AVN on Tuesday.
“Golf Ball” Radar Back in Isles
It is the latest in a series of frequent stops here by the
distinctive "SBX," which is part of the US ballistic missile
Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) Air Defense Network
Proceeding Apace in Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan
CSTO joint air defense initiative appears to be bearing some
fruit, with Russian air defense radars in Kyrgyzstan and
Tajikistan getting an upgrade.
13 July 2010
James Woolsey and Rebeccah Heinrichs: Iran
and the Missile Defense Imperative
(Wall Street Journal)
U.S. intelligence now sees Tehran
developing intercontinental missiles by 2015. If we continue our
current strategy, we will not be able to counter the threat.
Russia To Augment Missile Defense Along Border With North Korea
Russia is to deploy its latest surface-to-air missiles along its
border with North Korea as part of efforts to strengthen its
missile defense system in the region.
Beyond the Rhetoric
The treaty’s preambular language itself, states: Recognizing the
existence of the interrelationship between strategic offensive
arms and strategic defensive arms [missile defense], that this
interrelationship will become more important as strategic
nuclear arms are reduced, and that current strategic defensive
arms do not undermine the viability and effectiveness of the
strategic offensive arms of the Parties.
Russia Plans Further Purchases of Missile Defense Systems
(Global Security Newswire)
"We stand against unilateral approaches to missile defense
issues and against the placement of weapons in space," said
President Dmitry Medvedev.
A Welcome Debate: A Week of START Op-Ed
Quoting Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, Senator Lugar makes
the point that the Russians have always hated missile defense
and as they want to stop us from developing it, nothing in the
treaty makes that possible.
Defending the Skies
World events are slowly but surely dragging the U.S. Navy into a
global ballistic missile defense role. Although the Navy has
been reluctant to accept this mission, it has all the
characteristics required to be the logical service to assume the
Romney Raising Money Off the START Treaty
(The Atlantic - Blog)
And inexplicably, it limits our ability to deploy an effective
missile defense system. As such, it fails to address the looming
threats posed by Iranian and North Korean nuclear proliferation.
BAE Taranis Unmanned Combat Air Vehicle
(UCAV): Meet the New
Jet-Powered, Weaponized, Low-Observable, and Autonomous God of
Anyone remember the movie Stealth (2005)? It was a huge bomb at
the box office, but it did feature some interesting fictional
future aircraft tech, including the “Extreme Deep Invader (EDI)”
an autonomous high-speed, low-observable jet-powered unmanned
(UCAV) with artificial intelligence (via a quantum computer
Raytheon Exhibit Pavilion at Farnborough Air Show to Feature
Interactive Experiences Spanning 'Innovation In All Domains
(MarketWatch - Press Release)
Raytheon's new exhibit pavilion, will feature interactive
demonstrations and electronic information on critical defense
and aviation technologies including intelligence, surveillance
and reconnaissance (ISR); unmanned systems; integrated fighter
systems; air traffic management; space systems; cyberspace
solutions; integrated air and missile defense such as Standard
Missile-3 and Global Patriot; land combat systems; global
training solutions, and more.
What Will Gates' Legacy Be at Defense?
(RealClearPolitics - Blog)
Gates again over-reached by promising a sea-based missile
defense for Poland and our European allies to replace the
ground-based defense system promised by President Bush.
12 July 2010
GAFFNEY: Disastrous Transformation of US Defense
Hollowing out the American Military -
Barack Obama came to office
promising to "fundamentally transform" America. As president, he
has done so with most obvious and dramatic effect in the
government's takeover of more and more of the private sector of
the U.S. economy. Almost entirely lost in the hue and cry
precipitated by such actions as the stimulus bill, ObamaCare,
student loans and financial "reform," however, are Obama
initiatives that threaten an arguably even more momentous
transformation: changing the United States from "the world's
sole superpower" to a nation that may require the permission, or
at least the help, of others to project power and defend its
interests around the globe.
Brits Offer a Sneak Peek at Their Killer Stealth Drone
A British aerospace company today unveiled what could be the
next generation of unmanned aerial vehicles: an armed drone that
can slip undetected over a country's border and attack deep
inside enemy territory. Called Taranis, after the Celtic god of
thunder and lightning, the stealthy drone is designed to evade
radar and penetrate a country's air-defense system.
Lockheed Martin Announces Farnborough International Airshow 2010
Media Briefing Schedule
(PR Newswire - Press Release)
Lieutenant General (Retired) Dennis Cavin, vice president
Air and Missile Defense Strategic Initiatives, will discuss
Lockheed Martin as a global leader in the design, development
and production of missiles and missile defense solutions for the
United States and its allies around the world. This briefing
includes updates on Lockheed Martin's proven layered air and
missile defense solutions including the PAC-3 Missile, THAAD,
Aegis, Aegis Ashore and MEADS, highlighting how they can be
integrated into a single sustainable and flexible architecture.
National Review: Romney Had It Right At The START
Romney pointed out that the linkage in the preamble of the
treaty between strategic offensive weapons and missile defenses
could limit our defenses. His critics scoff, It's just a meaningless preamble.
They should tell that to the Russians.
The Russians believe that if we increase our strategic defenses,
we are in violation of the treaty and that they will be
justified in withdrawing from it. Foreign minister Sergei Lavrov
said, "Linkage to missile defense is clearly spelled out in the
accord and is legally binding." Members of the Duma have said
the same thing.
Russia, NATO to Discuss Missile Defense
The ambassadors of the NATO countries and Russia will discuss
the creation of the NATO missile defense system in the near
future, Russian envoy to NATO Dmitry Rogozin said.
Defense Spending in the Gulf to Reach $83 Billion by 2015
(The Media Line)
With Iran just across the waters, Sunni states in the southern
Gulf are set to increase their defense expenditure drastically.
Global market research
firm, Forecast International, predicts that Saudi Arabia, the
United Arab Emirates and other Sunni countries on the southern
side of the Gulf will increase their annual defense spending
from $68 billion to $83 billion by 2015.
Northrop-Raytheon Satellite System Notches Successful Test
Northrop Grumman and Raytheon’s Space Tracking and Surveillance
System (STSS) demonstration satellites detected and tracked a
two-stage ground-based interceptor (GBI) during a Missile
Defense Agency flight test.
BAE Systems Seeker Detects Complex Target in THAAD Test
(Trading Markets - Press Release)
In the test, conducted by the U.S. Missile Defense Agency and
Lockheed Martin, the THAAD prime contractor and systems
integrator verified the interceptor and other system components
capability to detect and to intercept a unitary Short Range
11 July 2010
British Troops to Withdraw from South Afghan Area
British troops will withdraw from a volatile district in
southern Afghanistan where they have sustained nearly 100
deaths, turning over responsibility to U.S. forces, the
country's defense secretary said Wednesday.
'Mom, I'm Defending
Jacqualine Elbaze does not know much about what her daughter
Sophie does. In a conversation with Jacqualine from her home in
Lyon, France she says that Sophie “defends Israel’s skies” and
was in a place called “Bahd 1.”
10 July 2010
Gleacher & Co Reiterates “Buy” Rating on Boeing
(American Banking News)
.. sale and support of commercial jetliners, military aircraft,
satellites, missile defense, human space flight and launch
systems and services.
Leadership Changes: Major General Dana Pittard Takes Charge of
(El Paso Times)
Soldiers from the 4th Brigade Combat Team at Fort Bliss saluted
as they passed the reviewing stand Friday on post.
Read more at:New
Commander at Fort Bliss
(KTSM News Channel 9)
Eastwood High School Grad Takes Command at Fort Bliss(KFOX
9 July 2010
US Army Trials Off-Grid Living
Within a year, the US Army will release a list of five candidate
installations for conversion to net-zero status. As part of the
preparations, four army homes at Fort Bliss base in Texas will
be taken totally off the grid, powered by solar, while the
military families living in them will keep a diary of how their
behavior was affected.
US Missile Defense Agency Offered Blue Sparrow Targets
Rafael and Raytheon are offering the Israeli company's Blue
Sparrow air-launched target to the US Missile Defense Agency.
Team to Boost NATO Ability to Track Missile Intercepts
"ThalesRaytheonSystems (TRS) has been awarded a contract by
NATO's Active Layered Theater Ballistic Missile Defence (ALTBMD)
Program Office to provide the alliance commanders with real-time
interim ballistic missile defence capabilities for deployed
forces by the end of 2010," the.joint venture company said in a
F-22 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter Will Not be at
An appearance at Farnborough would have been one of the first
public displays of the Lightning II -- a fifth-generation,
single-seat, single-engine stealth multirole fighter that can
perform close air support, tactical bombing, and air defense
with three different models: a conventional takeoff and landing
variant, a short take off and vertical-landing variant, and a
8 July 2010
Russia Denies Drafting Missile Defense Pact
(WireUpdate - BNO News)
Russia denied on Thursday that a new missile defense pact with
the United States is being drafted or in ...
LaBarge Awarded $1.2 Million Contract
from Raytheon for RAM Guided Missile Launch System
Produced in partnership by Raytheon and RAMSYS of Germany, RAM
is aboard more than 100 ships as an integral self-defense weapon
for the navies of the United ...
Northrop Grumman Gets $80M US Military
Defense contractor Northrop Grumman Corp. said Thursday that it
has been awarded an $80 million contract to build missile
warning systems and processors for ...
Lugar Attacks Romney on Nuclear Treaty
(New York Times - Blog)
Among other things, Mr. Lugar said the treaty imposes no
restriction on current American plans for missile defense and
has the support of prominent ...
Local Boeing Employee Featured in Missile
Defense Story on Company's Site
Times - Blog)
Skip Theobald, a retired Army officer, who works for Boeing,
talks about building the GMD system and getting silos and
interceptor missiles in the cold ground at Fort Greely, Alaska,
just a few years ago.
National Review: Debate STARTed On
Article Five of the treaty explicitly prohibits the conversion
of former ICBM silos to the purpose of missile defense; the
Russians have publicly stated ...
Space Tracking and Surveillance System
Demonstration Satellites Track Two-Stage Interceptor in Missile
Tracking data generated by the satellite sensors were
transmitted to the Missile Defense Integration and Operation
Center in Colorado Springs, Colo., ...
Lugar Vs. Romney on START
(The Atlantic - Blog)
Much of Governor Romney's opposition is based on the supposed
harm the Treaty could do to US missile defense plans. But his
own list of US "concessions" ...
7 July 2010
How New-START Will Improve Our Nation's
The Obama administration is free to proceed with missile defense
plans it announced last year. Like others unfamiliar with
previous arms control agreements, ...
India Tests Short Range Air-to-Air Astra
India on Wednesday test-fired its short-range Astra air-to-air
missile from a defense base in Orissa for the second time in two
The Military-Industrial Complex's Win
While doing so, he abrogated the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty,
the cornerstone of deterrence since 1972, and funded a national
missile defense system that ...
ThalesRaytheonSystems Delivering BMD Help
ThalesRaytheonSystems has been awarded a contract by NATO to
enhance the ballistic missile defense capabilities of deployed
Sam Nunn's Fingerprints on Obama's
Journal Constitution - Blog)
The head of missile defense efforts has testified that nothing
in it would impede our missile defense work. Obama and Biden
have taken a vigorous position ...
New START is No Mistake
Massachusetts' former governor asserts that the treaty "impedes
missile defense." In fact, the preamble notes the relationship
between offense and defense, a strategic reality that has been
recognized for more than 40 years, but the preamble limits
Russia Knocks US Plans for Missile Shield
Last fall, Washington announced that it was scrapping a Bush-era
program for missile defense in favor of a "phased adaptive
approach" that would entail ...
Missile Defense Critic to get Recess
(Foreign Policy - Blog)
President Obama has announced his intention to use a recess
appointment to push through the nomination of a leading critic
of missile defense to be one of ...
“Virtual” Defense of the Russian Far
East: Vostok 2010
On July 3, the Russian defense ministry reported that the air
force and air defense formations in the Siberian and Far East
MD's had accomplished their ...
Obama's Other Audacious Stealth Appointment
(Heritage.org - Blog)
Coyle's new title may have the word “science” in it, but he is
in fact the “high priest” of missile defense denialism. At
National Review Online, ...
The New Start Treaty: Time for a Careful
(Wall Street Journal)
Third, the treaty links missile defense to strategic arms
reduction—a linkage that had been wisely broken by the Bush
6 July 2010
Russia Sees No Threats to Justify
Anti-Missile Defense Deployment in Poland: FM
"We are convinced that neither presently nor in future there
were missile threats to justify that an anti-missile defense
system must be deployed near Russian borders," Russia's Foreign
Ministry spokesman Andrei Nesterenko’s official website
Romney Blasts New Start Treaty
(New York Times - Blog)
Mr. Romney predicated his opposition on the notion that the
treaty would impede American missile defense plans. He argued
that even before signing the ...
Hillary Clinton Slams Russia over
Georgia: Why Russia Shrugs
(Christian Science Monitor)
During her five-nation visit to the region she also signed a
missile defense deal with Poland. Why is Russian reaction so
Israel Seeks to Block Saudi F-15 Deal
Indeed, the Emirates expects to finalize a $7 billion contract
to buy Lockheed Martin's high-altitude missile defense system in
the next few months.
Israel Reviewing History of Arms Sales to
(The Media Line)
These included upgrades of F-4 fighter jets, air defense
systems, and M-60 battle tanks. “Except for the USA, Turkey was
the closest ally to Israel and we ...
Raytheon Gets $368 M Missile Contract
The Standard Missile-6 is an extended range, anti-air warfare
weapon for defense against fixed-wing and rotary aircraft and
anti-ship cruise missiles.
The Early Word:
Times - Blog)
New-START impedes missile defense, our protection from
nuclear-proliferating rogue states such as Iran and North Korea.
Its preamble links strategic defense ...
Journal of Defense Research, 1969-1978
(Secrecy News - Blog)
It began publication in 1969, replacing the former Journal of
Missile Defense Research. Many years later, most of the
Journal's contents still seem to be ...
Global Insights: The Case Against
Prioritizing BMD Cooperation with Russia
(World Politics Review)
Almost everyone would welcome greater cooperation between Moscow
and Washington on ballistic missile defense. But decades of
frustrating experience have ...
U.S. Navy Awards Raytheon $368 Million in Contracts for Standard
(PR Newswire -
"SM-6 is capable of over-the-horizon air defense and takes full
advantage of the kinematics available to the Standard Missile
family, allowing the use of ...
Senior MP: Iran Mulling over Rival
Defense Systems for S-300
... commander had announced several months ago that Tehran is
able to replace the Russian-made anti-aircraft S-300 missiles
with other air defense systems.
Russia Not Seeking To Limit US Air
Defense - Russia Deputy FM
... this [US] administration is prone to act towards the
realization of a so-called adaptive approach to the creation of
the global air defense system, ...
Russia Says U.S. Plan for Missiles in
Poland Unjustified, Interfax Reports
The US and Poland on July 3 signed an agreement that foresees
deployment of an SM-3 missile-defense system. The agreement will
allow missile defense to ...
Japan Takes a Shot at China- via Taiwan
It is further believed that the US and Japan plan to turn Diaoyu
into an operational outpost of their joint ballistic missile
Hypersonic Missiles Feasible but Does the
U.S. Need It?
... a satellite into orbit, it did succeed in pumping additional
billions of US dollars into the nation's $100 billion investment
in missile defense.
5 July 2010
Under Shadow of US Missile Defense, Russian-Polish Relations
Washington and Warsaw have put the final touches on a missile
defense system for Poland at the same time a “Russian-friendly”
candidate has been elected ...
Bulgaria Joins NATO's Anti-Missile Shield with Russian Missiles
The command of the Bulgarian army has decided to upgrade the
Russian missile systems C-200, C-300 and KUB that it has in
stock in order to prevent possible air strikes. This is one of
the options concerning Bulgaria's participation in NATO's
missile defense shield in Europe.
Time to Confront Russia
(New York Times/Letters to the
International Herald Tribune – Opinion)
In a recent speech, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton
“expressed hope” that Russia would drop its opposition to a US
missile defense system in Europe.
Clinton Seeks to Allay Russia Reset Concern on East Europe Tour
Clinton offered investment to Ukraine's energy industry,
reiterated plans to base a missile defense system in Poland, and
urged Armenia and Azerbaijan to ...
Obama's Nuclear Postures
Missile defense, another of Bush's favorites, is featured prominently in
the Nuclear Posture Review Report from 2010. In 2002, it was
argued that “the ...
ThalesRaytheonSystems awarded NATO contract to make enhanced
Ballistic Missile Defense Capabilities Operational This Year
“ThalesRaytheonSystems is proud to
deliver a theatre air and missile defense system to ensure the
future security of NATO deployed forces,” said Jack Harrington,
chief executive officer, ThalesRaytheonSystems.
NATO Forces to Receive Ballistic Missile Defense Capabilities
Systems integrators at ThalesRaytheonSystems (TRS) in Massey,
France, will provide NATO commanders with real-time interim
ballistic missile defense ...
Obama OKs Arms Sales to Arab League States on Eve of Netanyahu
White House aides said Obama would meet Netanyahu on July 6 amid
enhanced Israeli-US cooperation in intelligence, missile defense
4 July 2010
General David Petraeus Takes Command of U.S., NATO Forces
(The Washington Post)
During a ceremony attended by several hundred NATO and Afghan
officials in Kabul, Gen. David Petraeus received two flags - one
for the U.S. and the other for NATO - as he formally assumed
command of the 130,000-strong international force in
Afghanistan, the Associated Press reported Sunday morning.
Iran Says World
Not to Take Clinton's Words on Missile Defense Shield
News Agency)Iran's foreign minister Sunday dismissed recent
remarks by US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on missile
defense shield, ...
Army, Navy Team Up to Protect Victory Base Complex
(War On Terror News)
There are over 200 WAVES towers on Victory Base Complex that
members of JTF 5-5 ADA maintain and operate, said Kristopher
Perrin, commander of the Headquarter and Headquarters Battery
Joint Task Force Hell Raisers, 5th Battalion, 5th Air Defense
Artillery. The unit is also in charge of the ...
US, Poland Sign Amended Missile Defense Pact Despite Russian
The signature of the amended agreement comes amid Russian
objections to a US missile defense system in Europe. The United
States has repeatedly said that ...
U.S.-Poland Bilateral Missile Defense Signing and Joint Press
Availability With Polish Foreign Minister Sikorski
(US Department of State)
Today, by signing an amendment to the ballistic missile defense
agreement, we are reinforcing this commitment. The amendment
will allow us to move forward ...
AIR DEFENSE: THAAD Goes 7 for 7
The US Army conducted another successful test firing of its
THAAD anti-missile system.
Simulated Command Posts Here Solving Air, Missile Defense
Problems for Warfighters around the Globe ...
(The Huntsville Times - al.com - Blog)
Operation Iraqi Freedom was the largest deployment of air
defense systems since World War II. But the new nature of
warfare wouldn't allow for soldiers to ...
US Starts the Missile Defense in Poland to Defend NATO Allies(Suite101.com)An
indecisive Obama administration settles upon Poland for the US
Ballistic Missile Defense site after all, amending the former
3 July 2010
US Will Give $15M for Auschwitz Museum
...Hillary Clinton has resulted in a $15 million pledge to the
Auschwitz museum and a formal agreement with Poland for a
unified missile defense system.
Iran Wants To Produce Long-Range Missiles For Air Defense
(Eurasia Review)"At present, Iran is on
track to design long-range missile for passive air defense," the
website quoted Ahmad Vahidi as saying.
U.S., Poland Sign Missile Shield pact on Clinton Trip
While there were reports last year that Poland was unhappy with
Obama's abandoning the Bush missile defense plan, Sikorski said
his nation preferred the new ...
US Pledges $15 Million to Preserve Site of Concentration Camp
Also Saturday, Poland and the United States amended their
missile defense agreement, formally aligning with the Obama
administration's new plan to protect ...
US and Poland Amend Missile-Defense Plan
(Wall Street Journal)
The United States and Poland formally amended their
missile-defense agreement to conform with the Obama ...
U.S., Poland Amend Missile-Defense Plan
(Wall Street Journal)
Polish Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski said President Obama's
new approach to missile defense, which relies initially on
already-available weapons ...
Clinton in Poland for Bilateral Missile Defense Deal, Promotion
(Voice of America)
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has arrived in Krakow,
Poland, where she will witness the signing of a bilateral
missile defense agreement.
Defense Minister: Bulgaria to Host US Missile Shield after 2015
After his week-long trip to the USA, Defense Minister Anyu
Angelov has confirmed Bulgaria's firm position that it will
participate in the US missile defense ...
Clinton Arrives in Poland to Promote Democracy
She also was to witness the signing of a technical amendment to
a US-Poland agreement on missile defense. The amendment adjusts
an existing accord, ...
'Strike Fear' Prepares to Deploy to Afghanistan
The colors are cased, and rapid-fire training is complete, now
the Soldiers from the 2nd
Battalion, 44th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, are on their way
to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
Friday 2 July 2010
US Aircraft Portable-Missile Defense May Cost $43 Billion
US to Deploy Interceptors to Poland
(The Epoch Times)
The interceptors offer defense against medium- and long-range
ballistic missiles. The interceptors are part of President
Obama's revamped missile defense ...
Key to Winning in Afghanistan is Realistic Policy
Gates, testifying before a Senate committee last week, discussed
the US missile defense system. The Russians "will always hate
it, mostly because we'll ...
National Guard Troops Answer 'Call To Duty' In Reynoldsburg
The "Call to Duty" ceremony was held for about 30 members of the
Army National Guard's 174th Air Defense Artillery Brigade, 10TV
'Big Losses' If Russia Halts Iran's S-300s
India Plans Missile Shield Drill
India plans next month to conduct a test of its experimental ballistic
missile defense system, the Press Trust of India reported
Israel's Protection Blanket
(FOXNews - Blog)
Stunner's lethal hit-to-kill effects ensure tactical overmatch
against a wide range of air and missile defense threats.
US Must Prioritize BMD Cooperation with Russia
(World Politics Review)
Under President Barack Obama, and according to the recent
Ballistic Missile Defense Review and Nuclear Posture Review, BMD
has assumed an established role ...
THADD Nails Lowest Target, Seventh of
Seven in Testing
(United States Army
A THAAD interceptor missile is launched from the Pacific Missile
Range Facility off the island of Kauai, Hawaii, ...
US Military Continues to Analyze its ICBM Readiness
The Minuteman 3 test vehicle traveled 4200 miles and landed near
a target by the Marshall Islands, with a US Army Ballistic
Missile Defense Test Site close ...
1 July 2010
Fly Before You Buy? Ok, So Now Can We Buy?
On Tuesday, Lockheed Martin and the Missile Defense Agency
successfully tested their Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense (THAAD)
Weapon System in Hawaii.
Iran: Sanctions Do Not Ban S-300 Russian Missiles
(The Associated Press)
A senior Iranian official says new UN sanctions would not
prevent Russia from delivering sophisticated air defense
missiles to Iran.
Pentagon Official Favors High-Tech Aid to India
Direct Talks Depend on Moratorium
Insider View: An Interview with H.E.
Teodor Baconschi, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Romania
(Central Europe Digest)
The decision by Romania to participate in the Missile Defense
program confirms our excellent bilateral relations.
Exchequer: How Not To Cut Military Spending
Air Defense System to Forge Many
Platforms Into One Network
Army Looking at Yoga, Acupuncture to Treat Pain
(Army News Service)
The Army's health-care system may soon see changes in how
Soldiers are treated for pain, according to a report released by
the Army's surgeon general Wednesday which recommends 109