India’s nuclear-capable, surface-to-surface Agni-II ballistic missile, with a strike range of 2000 kms, was on Friday test-fired as part of user trial by the army from the Wheeler Island off Orissa coast. Read the rest of this entry »
Russia carried out on Thursday a successful test of a new sea-based intercontinental ballistic missile, the Defense Ministry said. Read the rest of this entry »
A 30-year-old intercontinental missile designed to hurl nuclear bombs at Russia was used instead Tuesday morning to blast military communications into the future. Read the rest of this entry »
MEDIA: BBC Monitoring Former Soviet Union
DATE: July 11, 2011
Text of report by the website of government-owned Russian newspaper Rossiyskaya Gazeta on 11 July [Interview with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov by Vladislav Vorobyev; date and place not given: "What Do You Dream of, Cruiser Monterey? Russian Foreign Minister Names the Problems for Which the West Should Not Look for Simple Solutions" - first paragraph is Rossiyskaya Gazeta introduction]
On Redstone Arsenal, the plant will be near the offices of the Missile Defense Agency and other customers, and there is already an infrastructure used in integrating large-scale rocket and propulsion systems and the explosive materials they use, he said. The area has a talented workforce and state training programs that will allow employees to come on board ready to work; connections with the University of Alabama in Huntsville and other area institutions for other workforce development and training; and more.
This year Taiwan started to deploy supersonic anti-ship missiles in response to China’s growing naval arsenal. Those third generation Hsiung Feng missiles that are now positioned on some 20 ships point to a strengthening in Taiwan’s normally low-key domestic missile production. But its military might is growing at a time when relations with Beijing are better than ever.
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ATK’s (NYSE: ATK) Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile (AARGM) recently completed an initial flight integration test on the EA-18G Growler electronic warfare aircraft in May and has completed multiple flight hours of integration testing on FA-18E/F Super Hornet aircraft. This series of successful captive-carry tests is part of the process to validate the compatibility of AARGM with these platforms and to pave the way for all U.S. Navy strike aircraft to leverage AARGM’s defense suppression capability. With continued successful flight performance, AARGM is expected to complete the Navy’s Operational Test Readiness Review and transition into initial operational test and evaluation later this year.
Opinion piece written by E. Thomas McClanahan for the Kansas City Star.
When President Barack Obama came into office, many people (this writer included), expected him to mothball the nation’s missile defense program, much as President Bill Clinton had done. During his campaign, Obama gave lip service to the concept but promised to slice funding for “unproven” systems.