May 16, 2013 – A Standard Missile – 3 (SM-3) Block 1B interceptor is launched from the USS LAKE ERIE (CG 70) during a Missile Defense Agency and U.S. Navy test in the mid-Pacific. The SM-3 Block 1B successfully intercepted [...]
Missile defense is a proven technology; repeated tests have proved that the system is so accurate that it can “hit a bullet with a bullet.” The United States should continue to provide and encourage a rigorous missile defense testing program, even if it means that intercepts do not happen.
Finally, the moment of truth is at hand. After months of preparation and calculations, after checking and rechecking miles of wiring, thousands of screws and hundreds of computer algorithms, it’s launch time. In the command center, all eyes gaze at [...]
The Defense Ministry has virtually rejected the Navy’s request to consider introducing the Standard Missile-3 mid-course interceptors, multiple sources privy to the issue told The Korea Herald on Monday.
Taipei, April 30 (CNA) Shanghai Shipbuilding Co. will soon complete construction of three Type 052D destroyers, with sea trials expected to be carried out within months, according to Chinese military news websites.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s strategic concerns for the “defensive boundaries” of Israel are clearly demarcated by geography. The distance between key locations in Israel and the West Bank are six to nine miles, with a huge concentration of the [...]
March 13, 2013. WASHINGTON — The next steps in the Obama administration’s plan for European missile defense are developing according to schedule and should not be impacted by Pentagon budget cuts, senior U.S. officials said on Tuesday. The European Phased [...]
SMART-S Mk2 radar, installed on HDMS Absalon, the first of the Flexible Support Ships of the Royal Danish Navy. The recent test conducted by Raytheon and Thales connected the the Active Phased Array Radar installed below the SMART-L – Photo: [...]
House-passed legislation that would ease the effects of automatic budget cuts on troop training and operations also would bolster funds for Israel’s missile defenses and weapons made by General Dynamics Corp. (GD) and Lockheed Martin Corp. (LMT) The measure would [...]
China is reported to have conducted the second test of its missile interceptor system on January 27, 2013 in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region.1 Quite symbolic of China’s postural patterns, the reported test comes exactly three years (and 16 days) [...]