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  • New SM-6 intercepts ballistic missile target at sea

    08/31/2017 8:49:53 AM PDT · by Freeport · 6 replies
    Raytheon, Inc. ^ | Aug. 30, 2017 | Amanda Schildt
    New SM-6 intercepts ballistic missile target at sea Test of enhanced software succeeds against sophisticated medium-range ballistic missile PACIFIC MISSILE RANGE FACILITY, Hawaii, Aug. 30, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- A Raytheon (NYSE: RTN)-built Standard Missile-6 intercepted a medium-range ballistic missile target at sea in its final seconds of flight, after being fired from the USS John Paul Jones. The SM-6 missile can perform anti-air warfare, anti-surface warfare and – now – even more advanced ballistic missile defense at sea. "Earlier this year, our customer requested an enhanced capability to deal with a sophisticated medium-range ballistic missile threat," said Mike Campisi, Raytheon's...
  • Iran tests ballistic missile in defiance of UN resolution, US officials say

    01/30/2017 8:26:08 AM PST · by ColdOne · 34 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 1/30/17 | Lucas Tomlinson
    <p>Iran conducted a ballistic missile test in yet another apparent violation of a United Nations resolution, U.S. officials told Fox News on Monday.</p> <p>The launch occurred at a well-known test site outside Semnan, about 140 miles east of Tehran, on Sunday.</p>
  • Taiwan issue spurs China to build up missile forces

    05/25/2010 9:44:12 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 1 replies · 312+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 5/24/2010 | The Washington Times
    China's rapid development of ballistic and cruise missile forces is altering the balance of power in Asia and threatens U.S. forces in a conflict over Taiwan and beyond, according to a forthcoming report. "Driven in large measure by a Taiwan scenario, China's capacity to conduct a successful aerospace campaign to quickly gain a decisive advantage in the air is growing faster than the defenses that its neighbors, including Taiwan, Japan, perhaps India, and even U.S. forces operating in the Western Pacific, can field," stated the report by the Project 2049 Institute, a private research institute, that highlighted "significant advances" in...