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  • North Korea Fires Ballistic Missiles: South Korea

    03/09/2016 9:56:26 PM PST · by JPX2011 · 75 replies
    NBC News ^ | March 9, 2016 | Stella Kim
    North Korea fired two ballistic missiles Thursday morning, a South Korean military official said, in the latest controversial move amid U.S.-South Korean military drills that have angered the rogue state. The two missiles flew about 310 miles at about 5:20 a.m. (3:20 p.m. Wednesday ET) and were fired from North Korea's northern shore, the military official said. Analysts said they were Scud-type missiles. The apparent launch comes after heated rhetoric from North Korea in recent days that has included threats of a preemptive nuclear strike.
  • Just how bad was the North Korea missile launch last night?

    02/07/2016 4:23:32 PM PST · by Kaslin · 107 replies
    Hot ^ | February 7, 2016 | JAZZ SHAW
    This story actually broke just as we were warming up for the debate last night and our readers were discussing it in comments while most of the political sphere was focused on New Hampshire. Ahead of their original schedule, Kim Jong-un launched a missile into orbit allegedly carrying an “Earth observing satellite” over the objections of pretty much everyone else on the planet. Like we needed this on top of everything else that’s going on.(WaPo) North Korea on Sunday declared that it had successfully put an "earth observation satellite" into orbit under the direct orders of leader Kim Jong Un,...
  • US military tests ballistic missile interceptor off Hawaii

    08/04/2015 2:00:04 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 6 replies
    Associated Press, Hawaii News Now ^ | Monday, August 3, 2015 | Audrey McAvoy
    HONOLULU (AP) - The U.S. military says it has successfully tested an interceptor that can shoot down ballistic missiles as well as airplanes. The Missile Defense Agency said Monday the destroyer USS John Paul Jones tested the technology during a series of flight tests off the Hawaiian island of Kauai over the past week. Raytheon Missile Systems spokeswoman Heather Uberuaga says the tests used a modified version of the SM-6 missile the Navy already uses.
  • The Fine Print Everyone is Missing on the New USDA Ballistic Vests Order....

    05/17/2014 11:56:36 PM PDT · by Nachum · 28 replies
    Dutchman6 ^ | 5/17/14 | Sipsey Street Irregulars
    A faithful reader forwards this link under the header, "The Fine Print Everyone is Missing on the new USDA Ballistic Vests Order...." with this quote from the order and a comment: Please note: "Synopsis: Added: May 07, 2014 2:24 pm The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of Inspector General, located in Washington, DC and Regional Offices, pursuant to the authority of FAR Part 13, has a requirement for the commerical acquisition of ballist vests, compliant with NIJ 0101.06 for Level IIIA Ballistic Resistance of body armor. Body armor is gender specific, lightweight, trauma plate/pad (hard or soft), concealable carrier, tactical...
  • White House: Iranian Ballistic Missile Test Not a Deal Killer

    12/11/2013 4:12:31 PM PST · by Libloather · 29 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 12/11/13 | Adam Kredo
    The White House says that an Iranian ballistic missile test would not invalidate a recently signed nuclear accord meant to temporarily halt some of Irans most controversial nuclear work. The White House clarified its stance just days before Iran is scheduled to launch another ballistic missile some 75 miles into the atmosphere. The statement contradicts recent remarks indicating that such a test would in fact violate and nullify the weeks-old agreement, which provides Iran with some $7 billion in relief from economic sanctions in exchange for a partial six-month freeze of its uranium enrichment program.
  • Netanyahu: Iran Accelerating Weapons Program

    08/09/2013 3:34:51 AM PDT · by xzins · 12 replies ^ | August 09, 2013 |
    JERUSALEM, Israel -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Iran is accelerating efforts to produce weapons-grade uranium for making nuclear bombs. Speaking with a delegation of U.S. congressmen, led by Rep. James Sensenbrenner, R-Wis., Netanyahu said Iran's "quest toward the achievement of atomic weapons not only continues, it continues unabated. It's actually accelerated." "I know that some place their hopes on Iran's new president. He knows how to exploit this," Netanyahu said. "And yesterday he called for more talks." "Of course he wants more talks. He wants to talk and talk and talk. And while everybody is busy talking to...
  • Ballistic GOP Rep Scolds Holder Over Fort Hood

    04/18/2013 7:17:06 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/18/13 | staff
    Congressman Frank R. Wolf, a Republican from Virginia, got pretty heated with Attorney General Holder over his inability to commit to a basic timeline on the classification of the Fort Hood attack. Wolf contended that the attack should have been classified as an act of "terror" instead of an action of "workplace violence" so the victims could get medical treatment and Purple Hearts.
  • India test-fires ballistic missile from underwater platform

    01/27/2013 9:32:59 AM PST · by Jyotishi · 10 replies
    The Times of India ^ | Sunday, January 27, 2013 | Press Trust of India
    Moving a step closer to completing its nuclear triad, India today successfully test-fired a ballistic missile, wit a strike range of around 1500 kilometres, from an underwater platform in Bay of Bengal. "The medium range K-5 ballistic missile was test-fired successfully today from an underwater pontoon and all parameters of the test firing were met," DRDO chief VK Saraswat told PTI from the undisclosed test area. Nuclear triad is the ability to fire nuclear-tipped missiles from land, air and sea. Saraswat said that the development phase of the K-5 missile, which is a submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM), was over and...
  • SM-3 Block IB Successfully Intercepts Ballistic Missile Target

    06/27/2012 8:08:58 PM PDT · by moonshot925 · 8 replies
    NAVY ^ | 27 June 2012 | Missile Defense Agency Public Affairs
    PACIFIC MISSILE RANGE FACILITY, Hawaii (NNS) -- The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) and Sailors of USS Lake Erie (CG 70) successfully conducted a flight test of the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) system June 26. The test resulted in the intercept of a separating ballistic missile target over the Pacific Ocean by the Navy's newest missile defense interceptor missile, the Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) Block 1B. At 11:15 pm Hawaii Standard Time (5:15 am EDT June 27), the target missile was launched from the Pacific Missile Range Facility, located on Kauai, Hawaii. The target flew on a northwesterly trajectory towards a...
  • Marines' Ballistic Underwear Must Also Be Comfy

    01/12/2012 2:55:53 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 20 replies
    Yahoo ^ | Jeremy Hsu -
    Kevlar underwear can protect U.S. Marines against blast fragments flying like bullets through the air, but it lacks the comfort of simple cotton undies or silky unmentionables. Now the U.S. military has begun searching for better alternatives that prevent chafing as well as battle wounds. The U.S. Marine Corps sees comfortable undergarments as being equally important to ballistic protection, according to a new request for information aimed at U.S. manufacturers. That means any new underwear fabric must not only shield private parts against burns and tiny fragments traveling at 650 feet per second the speed of some bullets ...
  • What a War Between China and the United States Would Look Like

    01/11/2011 7:37:17 AM PST · by Stand Watch Listen · 70 replies
    popular Mechanics ^ | December 29, 2010 | ERIK SOFGE
    Any Chinese move to take over Taiwan would trigger a confrontation with the U.S. Navy and Air Force. Is the U.S. prepared to counter this growing threat? August 9, 2015 - 0400 Hours The war for Taiwan starts in the early morning. There are no naval bombardments or waves of bombers: That's how wars in the Pacific were fought 70 years ago. Instead, 1200 cruise and ballistic missiles rise from heavy vehicles on the Chinese mainland. Taiwan's modest missile defense networka scattered deployment of I-Hawk and Patriot interceptorsslams into dozens of incoming warheads. It's a futile gesture. The mass raid...
  • Shooter - Ballistics Calculator for Android

    10/29/2010 7:41:13 AM PDT · by marktwain · 19 replies ^ | 28 October, 2010 | NA
    Shooter is a highly accurate ballistics calculator for the Android mobile platform (v1.6 and higher) and is currently for sale in the Android Market for $9.99. Shooter's primary goal is to provide accurate shot solutions quickly and easily when in the field. This is done by utilizing a proven-accurate and fast ballistics solver coupled with an advanced, intuitive user interface supporting features like firearm and ammunition profiles (so you never have to enter the same data twice) and options to use your device's hardware (GPS, Accelerometer, Compass) to help you input shot-data both quickly and accurately.
  • Ed Schultz Goes Ballistic: "You Have No Idea In My Bones How I Wanna Kick Fox's A** (Audio)

    08/26/2010 10:39:55 PM PDT · by Talkradio03 · 126 replies
    HAP ^ | 8/27/10 | hap
    SCHULTZ: "You have no idea, in my bones, in my very soul, in my heart I want to kick Fox's ass. I want to drive them into the ground I want to spike the ball, I want to kick 'em in the teeth on the way back to the huddle, And then I want to turn around and lift my leg on 'em,..... they lie, they cheat, they steal....(Audio)
  • Max Baucus D-Mont. Ballistic, According to ABC News (DEFCON 1 over public option)

    10/22/2009 5:43:25 PM PDT · by Libloather · 37 replies · 2,785+ views
    Link only - Baucus Ballistic, According to ABC News
  • Ballistic Missile Defense Efforts Tied to Iran, Gates Says

    02/19/2009 4:20:09 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 762+ views
    KRAKOW, Poland, Feb. 19, 2009 A NATO ballistic missile defense system wouldnt be needed if Iran didnt pose a threat, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said here today. We continue to be very concerned about the Iranian missile threat, particularly as they continue to work on what we believe are weapons of mass destruction, Gates told reporters following the beginning of the NATO defense ministers meeting here. NATO has agreed to a ballistic missile defense that would protect against a launch from Iran. The Czech Republic will host a radar for the system, with the missiles based in Poland....
  • Russians move 2 SS-21 Medium Range Ballistic Missile Launchers into South Ossetia

    08/11/2008 8:19:25 PM PDT · by Flavius · 140 replies · 949+ views
    word press ^ | 8/11/08 | word press
    Col. Sam Gardiner notes, in an interview with Amy Goodman on Democracy Now, Russia has deployed tactical nuclear weapons to South Ossetia. The SS-21 Missile launchers are relatively small compared to bombs that have already been used against Georgia by the Russian air force. However, this move does indicate Russia is potentially upping the game from a conventional weapons war to a tactical nuclear weapons war. Gardiner notes that at a news conference on Sunday, the US Deputy National Security advisor has noted these weapons arriving in South Ossetia. Business Wire confirms the subject matter of the news briefing...
  • Syrian Official: War with Israel will be Ballistic

    07/23/2007 10:05:12 AM PDT · by Nachum · 127 replies · 4,500+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | July 23, '07 | Gil Ronen
    ( Syria sees the next war with Israel as involving missile attacks on civilian infrastructure and front-line guerilla warfare, an anonymous senior official in the Syrian Ministry of Defense told Defense News Weekly, in an interview appearing Monday. Syria prefers to avoid a direct, "classic" confrontation with Israel, he said. Instead, the next war will involve Katyusha rocket and ballistic missiles that will target strategic points in Israel, especially civilian infrastructure. The official said that the war will not be limited to a single strike, but will be protracted in nature. "This will be a war of attrition, which the...
  • Notes on North Korean Missile and Nuclear Development

    05/25/2007 4:53:21 AM PDT · by Lou L · 401+ views
    Peace and Freedom - Policy and World Ideas ^ | May 25, 2007 | John E. Carey
    Notes on North Korean Missile and NuclearDevelopment By John E. Carey Peace and Freedom May 25, 2007The North Korean missile development program has been an evolutionary effort of engineering and testing. The first steps in North Koreas development came from Russian developed missiles as old as 1950s era SCUD missiles.Most analysts now believe that North Korea has greatly benefited from cooperation with other nations such as Iran and Pakistan. Both nations already have developed mid-range ballistic missiles of good quality. Both nations have successfully tested these missiles.During 1997, analysts reported a surge in cargo aircraft flights between Pakistan and North...
  • Missile defense moves ahead

    05/01/2007 10:32:40 AM PDT · by Lou L · 16 replies · 672+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | May 1, 2007 | John E. Carey
    Missile defense moves ahead By John E. Carey May 1, 2007 On March 23, 1983, President Ronald Reagan announced from the Oval Office, "I've reached a decision which offers a new hope for our children in the 21st century." He explained his vision -- and his defense budget's inclusion -- of the first funds to go toward this nation's missile defense effort. Liberals, and most of the media, derided the president's project as "star wars." Since 1983, America's Missile Defense effort has become a multinational, multi-system effort: and it has come down to earth and the sea.
  • Navy Simultaneously Destroys Ballistic Missile, Cruise Missile Targets

    04/27/2007 4:40:49 AM PDT · by Lou L · 12 replies · 841+ views
    Navy Simultaneously Destroys Ballistic Missile, Cruise MissileTargets By John E. Carey Peace and FreedomAt approximately 5:40 PM Eastern time yesterday, Lieutenant General Henry Trey Obering, Missile Defense Agency (MDA) director, announced the successful completion of the latest Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense hit to kill intercept flight test.Conducted jointly with the U.S. Navy, the test involved the simultaneous engagements of a ballistic missile target and cruise missile target.Both targets were destroyed.The combat team of the ship had just seconds to find, identify, make an evaluation and engage these two targets.
  • Navy Missile Defense Test Tonight

    04/26/2007 7:38:49 AM PDT · by Lou L · 16 replies · 784+ views
    Navy Missile Defense TestTonight Most Complex Navy Missile Defense Test Ever By John E. Carey Peace and Freedom April 26, 2007If all goes according to plan, the United States Navy will conduct the most complex Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) event ever at the Pacific Missile Range Facility (PMRF) at sea near Kauai on Thursday.USS Lake Erieis scheduled todetect, track, provide a firing solution and launch missiles at two targets simultaneously. The targets area Ballistic Missile and a cruise missile. This kind of event has never before been conducted.
  • India tests longest-range ballistic missile

    04/12/2007 2:33:12 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 11 replies · 777+ views
    Swissinfo ^ | April 12 2007 | Reuters
    BHUBANESWAR, India (Reuters) - India carried out a successful test on Thursday of its longest-range ballistic missile, the Agni III, which is capable of carrying a nuclear warhead more than 3,000 km (1,900 miles), scientists said. Defence analysts say the Agni III is primarily designed to counter the military strength of China, which also has nuclear weapons, while shorter-range versions of the missile have been developed with long-time rival Pakistan in mind. The launch of the longest-range Agni, which means "fire" in the Sanskrit language, came after a failed test last July when the missile plunged into the Bay of...
  • Mel Goes Ballistic -- "Lady, **** Off!"

    03/23/2007 10:19:54 AM PDT · by Nachum · 177 replies · 5,532+ views ^ | 3-23-07 | TMZ Staff
    <p>TMZ has learned Mel Gibson exploded in anger last night on a college campus after an expert on Mayan culture accussed him of racially stereotyping the Mayans in the movie "Apocalypto."</p> <p>It happened last night at Cal State University at Northridge in the San Fernando Valley. Gibson was speaking to a film class about his movies, and several members of the Mayan community came to hear the famous director.</p>
  • China Weapons Test Shakes Up World View

    01/23/2007 12:07:39 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 56 replies · 1,473+ views
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | January 23, 2007 at 11:55:13 PST | CHRISTOPHER BODEEN ASSOCIATED PRESS
    SHANGHAI, China (AP) - China has sent men into orbit and launched dozens of satellites, but its test of a satellite-killing weapon is shaking up perceptions about where the Chinese space program is headed. The test, confirmed by Beijing on Tuesday after nearly a two-week silence, has drawn criticism from the U.S. and Japan, and touched off fears of an arms race in space. The Chinese test "was an overtly military, very provocative event that cannot be spun any other way," said Rob Hewson, the London-based editor of Jane's Air-Launched Weapons. "So a bald assessment of that is that it's...
  • US, Japan Criticize China Over Space Test

    01/23/2007 11:56:44 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 8 replies · 395+ views
    VOA ^ | 23 January 2007 | Sam Beattie Beijing
    US, Japan Criticize China Over Space Test By Sam BeattieBeijing23 January 2007 Beattie report - Download 229k Listen to Beattie report China has publicly confirmed for the first time that it carried out an anti-satellite test on January 11. A spokesman says the test should not be viewed as a threat to any country, and does not mean China is engaging in an arms race in space. Sam Beattie reports from Beijing.China defended itself Tuesday against criticism over its anti-satellite test, in which a ground-based missile was sent to destroy an aging Chinese weather satellite. A government spokesman in Beijing...
  • Polls: Bush Leading Nation In Wrong Direction ~ And the British public favored Chamberlain too....

    01/22/2007 10:23:17 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 31 replies · 1,652+ views
    All Headline News ^ | January 22, 2007 10:05 a.m. EST | William Macklin - All Headline News Staff Reporter
    Washington, D.C. (AHN) - On the eve of President Bush's State of the Union address, most Americans are unhappy with the president's conduct of the Iraq war and a significant majority are concerned that the nation is headed in the wrong direction, according to two separate opinion polls. An AP-AOL poll released Monday finds that 66 percent of Americans believe the country is going the wrong way, while a Washington Post-ABC News poll released Sunday shows flagging confidence in Bush's ability to manage the Iraq conflict. That survey found that when it came to handling the war, Americans trusted Democrats...
  • Sen. Biden Warns Against Space Arms Race

    01/21/2007 7:52:29 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 57 replies · 1,154+ views
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | January 21, 2007 at 8:55:11 PST | DESMOND BUTLER ASSOCIATED PRESS
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate Foreign Relations Committee chairman warned on Sunday against fostering an arms race in space after China was reported to have conducted an anti-satellite weapons test. Sen. Joe Biden, D-Del., said the test was provocative, but that the United States had ways to combat the threat posed by it. "I don't think we should be overly worried about this at this point," Biden said. "We have ways to deal with that ability." The U.S. said China conducted the test earlier this month in which an old Chinese weather satellite was destroyed by a missile. Biden, who...
  • China's satellite shoot-down concerns Taiwan(accuses China of taking NK as a role model)

    01/20/2007 5:03:57 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 18 replies · 634+ views
    AFP ^ | 01/20/07
    China's satellite shoot-down concerns Taiwan Sat Jan 20, 2:55 AM ET Taiwan has expressed concern after rival China reportedly shot down a space satellite for the first time, saying the act would negatively affect peace between them and in the region. "We urge the international community to express their concerns over China's move, which would have negative impact on peace in the Taiwan Strait and in the region," said cabinet spokesman Cheng Wen-tsang. "The satellite shown-down showed that China has expanded its arms race to space and that its so-called 'peaceful rise' is merely an illusion," he said. The English-language...
  • James Oberg: Space weapons: hardware, paperware, beware?

    01/20/2007 6:39:34 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 17 replies · 546+ views
    The Space Review ^ | November 13, 2006 | James Oberg
    On November 8, Russian president Vladimir Putin obliquely warned the United States to not start a space arms race. His words, addressed to some nations but unambiguously referring to the US, denounced those seeking to untie their hands in order to take weapons to outer space, including nuclear weapons. He then complained about stagnation in the sphere of disarmament, which is far from our faultreferring to previous Russian proposals for banning space weapons. How did Putin (and the head of his military intelligence agency, at whose celebration Putin was speaking) come to this conclusion? Was it something the spies had...
  • China missile worries India

    01/20/2007 9:34:27 PM PST · by CarrotAndStick · 2 replies · 613+ views
    The Times of India ^ | 20 Jan, 2007 0042hrs IST | The Times of India
    NEW DELHI: The Dragon has done it again. China's test of a ballistic missile to knock down a satellite in space, apart from evoking widespread concern around the globe, has sent alarm bells ringing in India's defence and security establishment. Though it is believed that China's ASAT (anti-satellite) weapon system test on January 11 was meant to be a direct challenge to the overpowering US military dominance of space, it does have some implications for India, which has a robust space programme. The test comes at a time when the Indian armed forces are slowly moving towards exploitation of space...
  • China tries to reassure the world on space missile 'aimed at peace'

    01/19/2007 9:09:30 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 55 replies · 1,210+ views
    Times Online ~ UK ^ | January 20, 2007 | Jane Macartney, Richard Beeston and Tim Reid
    World News The Times January 20, 2007 China tries to reassure the world on space missile 'aimed at peace' Jane Macartney, Richard Beeston and Tim Reid Strike raises fear of Star Wars race 'Soft underbelly' of US exposed China signalled yesterday that its first missile strike against an orbiting satellite was intended to force the US into talks aimed at abolishing weapons in space. As it faced an international chorus of protest against its test the first such launch for 20 years its officials insisted that they wanted space to be free of weapons. As the Chinese...
  • BBC:US demands answers on China test ~ a ground-based, medium-range ballistic missile.....

    01/19/2007 6:59:28 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 16 replies · 598+ views
    BBC ^ | Friday, 19 January 2007, 22:25 GMT | BBC Staff
    US demands answers on China test The missile was reportedly launched near Xichang Space Centre The US has asked China to explain its intentions after Beijing reportedly carried out a weapons test in space last week.It is thought the Chinese used a ground-based, medium-range ballistic missile to destroy a weather satellite. The US state department said it did not want the "militarisation of space". China's foreign ministry refused to confirm or deny the report but said Beijing was opposed to "any form of arms race". The test, if confirmed, would be the first known satellite intercept for more than...
  • Northrop Grumman stalks Israeli missile defense market

    10/03/2006 11:52:10 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 2 replies · 823+ views
    Globes Online,Israel ^ | 3 Oct 06 | Ran Dagoni, Washington
    Northrop Grumman stalks Israeli missile defense market Israeli source: They smell blood. Ran Dagoni, Washington 3 Oct 06 15:16 The battle in Israel for financial sources to develop defense systems against short and medium-range missile is heating up. The marketing potential for these systems is expected to easily expand beyond Israels borders. US aerospace giant Northrop Grumman Corp. (NYSE:NOC) is entering this arena. As a result of mergers and acquisitions, the company now owns the Skyguard tactical high energy laser (THEL) program, a follow-on program of the Nautilus anti short-range missile system. Rafael Armament Development Authority Ltd. was a partner...
  • Russia Hints It Wont Back Any Penalties Against Iran

    09/01/2006 9:43:05 PM PDT · by M. Espinola · 37 replies · 677+ views
    NY Times ^ | September 1st, 2006 | STEVEN LEE MYERS
    Russia on Friday cast new doubt on the prospects for the Bush administrations efforts to punish Iran for refusing to suspend its nuclear program, even as European leaders expressed wariness at moving quickly to impose sanctions. In Moscow, officials expressed regret that an Aug. 31 deadline had passed without an agreement by Iran to halt its efforts to enrich uranium that could be used for building nuclear weapons, as American and European officials believe Iran intends to do.
  • US Missile Intercepts Ballistic Target in Test

    09/01/2006 9:23:01 PM PDT · by familyop · 19 replies · 526+ views
    Voice of America ^ | 01SEP06 | Al Pessin
    Pessin report (Real Media) - Download 212k Listen to Pessin report (Real Media) The U.S. Defense Department says it conducted a successful test of its land-based ballistic missile defense system on Friday.Officials say a missile launched from California intercepted a target missile from Alaska 23 minutes after it was launched on Friday, in outer space somewhere over the Pacific Ocean. Before the test, officials said the goal was not necessarily to intercept the Alaska missile, but rather was to gather data about the system's performance. The director of the Pentagon's Missile Defense Agency, Lieutenant General Henry Obering, says the exercise...
  • New Chip Design Promises Terahertz Processors

    08/21/2006 6:59:35 PM PDT · by annie laurie · 48 replies · 1,392+ views
    InformationWeek ^ | Aug 18, 2006 | Thomas Claburn
    Proponents of the new Ballistic Deflection Transistor technology say it will produce computers that are faster, more powerful, and more efficient at using power. Scientists at the University of Rochester have come up with a new "ballistic computing" chip design that could lead to 3,000-gigahertz that's 3-terahertz processors that produce very little heat.Marc Feldman, professor of computer engineering at the University, characterizes the design, the Ballistic Deflection Transistor (BDT), as radical. "There's a real problem for standard transistors to keep shrinking," he says. The BDT doesn't have a capacitance layer that becomes problematic at very small scales the...
  • US to double anti-missile ships in Pacific

    08/18/2006 11:42:20 AM PDT · by Paul Ross · 16 replies · 2,015+ views
    Reuters ^ | August 17, 2006 | Jim Wolf
    US to double anti-missile ships in Pacific Reuters News, Wed Aug 16, 2006 By Jim Wolf HUNTSVILLE, Alabama (Reuters) - The United States, concerned about North Korea, will double to six by the end of the year the number of its ships in the Pacific capable of shooting down enemy ballistic missiles, the head of the Pentagon missile-defense project involved said on Wednesday. "I think it gives the nation more options," Rear Adm. Alan Hicks, program manager for Aegis ballistic missile defense, told reporters here after speaking to a conference on the fledgling U.S. shield. In coming years, a growing...
  • DoD Finds Cruise Missile Defense 'Gaps'

    08/18/2006 10:59:50 AM PDT · by Paul Ross · 21 replies · 1,570+ views
    Inside Defense ^ | August 17, 2006 | John Liang
    DoD Finds Cruise Missile Defense 'Gaps' NewsStand | John Liang | August 17, 2006 A Pentagon assessment of the U.S. capability to defend the homeland against incoming enemy cruise missiles has found what it calls capability gaps that may not be solved until 2015. As a result, the Air Force's directorate of operational capability requirements is leading a Joint Capabilities Integration and Development System study to determine the best approaches for mitigating high-risk joint gaps in the [Homeland Air and Cruise Missile Defense of North America] mission area, according to an Aug. 9 request for information posted on Federal...
  • Czech bid for US missile base

    07/19/2006 9:49:37 AM PDT · by AKSurprise · 9 replies · 424+ views
    BBC News ^ | 07/18/06 | BBC News
    American military experts have arrived in the Czech Republic to examine potential sites for a new missile defence base. During a week-long mission they will inspect three training military grounds. The United States is said to be considering either the Czech Republic, Poland or Hungary for the base. Its purpose will be to shoot down long-range missiles before they reach their targets in the US or Europe. The visit of the 22 American experts is the last stage in two-year long talks between defence officials of both countries, the deputy spokesman of the Defence Ministry in Prague, Jan Pejsek, told...
  • Korea, U.S. Negotiate Sale of Surface-To-Air Missiles

    07/12/2006 6:56:04 PM PDT · by AKSurprise · 6 replies · 507+ views ^ | 07/04/06 | Korean Overseas Information Service
    South Korea is seeking to buy 48 sophisticated defensive missiles from the United States and install them in the country's Aegis-equipped KDX-III destroyers, the Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) said on Monday (July 3). According to a DAPA spokesman, negotiations are underway to buy the Raytheon Systems' SM-2 Block IIB Tactical missiles in a deal worth some $111 million. SM-2 missiles are effective against cruise and airborne missiles and for striking aircraft. The Navy has built three 3,000 ton-class KDX-I destroyers and five 4,000 ton-class KDX-II destroyers. It plans to build one more KKDX-II this October. Three 7,000 ton-class KDX-III...
  • (South)Korean Military to Spend $150 Billion to Improve Combat Ability, (Soldier)Welfare By 2011

    07/12/2006 6:25:37 PM PDT · by AKSurprise · 24 replies · 733+ views ^ | 07/12/06 | Korea Overseas Information Service
    Korea will spend 151 trillion won ($150 billion) over the next five years to boost its independent defense capacity and secure advanced capabilities to counter any military threats, the country's top defense official said Tuesday (July 11). "President Roh Moo-hyun encouraged the ministry to carry out its plan as scheduled," Defense Minister Yoon Kwang-ung said in a press conference. Earlier in the day, Yoon reported a five-year military reform plan to Roh at the presidential office Cheong Wa Dae, and the president gave orders to use it to strengthen the country's self-defense posture and military forces. Korea's aggregate defense spending...
  • Pressure now on US to ease North Korean cash blockade

    07/12/2006 11:31:01 AM PDT · by AKSurprise · 21 replies · 730+ views
    Sydney Morning Herald ^ | 07/12/06 | Mary-Ann Toy
    CHINA has sent the North Korean crisis back into Washington's court, implying the US should consider lifting financial sanctions that have squeezed the flow of cash to Kim Jong-il's regime. North Korea has been fuming since the US in effect froze $US24 million ($32 million) of its assets last November at a Macau bank. Pyongyang blames the US sanctions for stalling the six-party talks on nuclear weapons, but Washington says the sanctions are aimed at stopping North Korean counterfeiting of US currency and money laundering, and are independent of the nuclear issue. Yesterday, as the rift among regional powers over...
  • Seoul Seeks to Develop Long-Range Cruise Missile

    07/10/2006 11:41:39 PM PDT · by AKSurprise · 11 replies · 576+ views ^ | July 10, 2006 | Korea Overseas Information Service
    To counter North Korea's short and medium-range ballistic missile arsenal, South Korea seeks to develop a sophisticated, long-range cruise missile with a firing range of over 300 kilometers, Defense Minister Yoon Kwang-ung said. We are considering the development of the long-range cruise missile and the United States is already aware of the plan, Yoon said in a meeting with reporters at the ministry last Friday (July 7). He expects the missile to have a clear advantage in terms of accuracy compared with the North's. Last December, the military announced it has succeeded in developing a sea-skimming, anti-ship missile, with a...
  • N.Korea launched 10 missiles: Russian armed forces

    07/05/2006 1:43:29 AM PDT · by rhainw · 40 replies · 1,864+ views
    Reuters AlertNet ^ | 05 Jul 2006 | Reuters
    MOSCOW, July 5 (Reuters) - North Korea launched a total of 10 missiles, the head of Russia's General Staff was quoted as saying on Wednesday, but he could not confirm how many of them were intercontinental weapons. "Our control systems can confirm that the rockets were launched," he told reporters in the town of Chita, near the Mongolian border, Interfax news agency reported. "Ten rockets were launched. According to one set of data, they were rockets of different classes. According to another set of data, they were all intercontinental. I can only say what class they were after receiving the...
  • Successful missile intercept reported in US sea-based defense test

    06/23/2006 8:21:15 AM PDT · by SouthernBoyupNorth · 13 replies · 524+ views ^ | Jun 22 9:24 PM US/Eastern | AFP
    A US warship successfully shot down a target missile warhead over the Pacific in a test of a sea-based missile defense system, the US military said. A Japanese destroyer performed surveillance and tracking exercises during the test, marking the first time any US ally has taken part in a US missile defense intercept test, the US Missile Defense Agency said. The test came amid a confrontation with North Korea over its preparations to launch a long-range missile. The sea-based system tested off Hawaii is designed to counter only short or medium range missiles, but the cruisers and destroyers that took...
  • Many Americans in Missile Range Just Shrug

    06/22/2006 5:01:48 PM PDT · by familyop · 10 replies · 469+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 22JUN06 | MARY PEMBERTON
    But for most, a missile was too distant, too unlikely a threat to interrupt their daily lives. ``A better question is when's the next earthquake,'' Ernie De Matteis said as he flipped through a newspaper in San Francisco.
  • US sets conditions for shooting down N. Korea missile

    06/22/2006 1:15:09 PM PDT · by familyop · 37 replies · 1,537+ views
    Reuters ^ | 22JUN06 | Carol Giacomo and Will Dunham
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - North Korea is far along in its preparations for testing a long-range ballistic missile but the United States would not necessarily use its missile defense system to shoot it down, U.S. officials said on Thursday. After a week in which unnamed American officials had stoked alarm about activities at a missile site in eastern North Korea, the U.S. government appeared ready to ease tensions somewhat. White House national security adviser Stephen Hadley said it remained uncertain if North Korea actually planned to test-fire the missile, an act which Washington has warned would be seen as a provocative...
  • USS Hopper Supports Ballistic Missile Defense in Sky Hunter

    02/28/2006 4:22:18 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 285+ views
    Navy NewsStand ^ | Ensign Jamie Lynn De Coster
    PACIFIC OCEAN (NNS) -- USS Hopper (DDG 70), an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer homeported at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, participated in the successful Sky Hunter Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) test event off the coast of southern California Feb. 15. Using a recent upgrade to its Aegis weapons system, Hopper was tasked with detecting and tracking a Minuteman III Inter-Continental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., during the boost and initial ballistic portions of flight, and providing cueing data to SPAWAR (Space and Naval Warfare) Space Systems Center (SSC) in San Diego and the Joint National Test Center in...
  • Taiwan says it needs more US missiles to counter China threat

    02/07/2006 2:04:54 PM PST · by em2vn · 18 replies · 473+ views
    AFP ^ | 02-07-06 | Unknown
    Taiwan says it needs more US missiles to counter China threat Taiwan's defense ministry said it needs more US-made Patriot anti-missile systems as Chinese ballistic missiles targeting the island are anticipated to more than double to 1,800 by 2013. Officials from the defense ministry made their case to reporters for more weapons as Taiwan's opposition parties have blocked a 340 billion Taiwan dollars (10.6 billion US) arms purchase package. China currently has at least 800 short-range ballistic missiles aimed at Taiwan, and that number is increasing by 100 a year, the ministry said. The comments were made as journalists were...
  • Lockheed Martin's THAAD Missile Successful in Developmental Flight Test

    11/28/2005 9:00:08 AM PST · by Dont_Tread_On_Me_888 · 25 replies · 2,341+ views
    Lockheed Martin ^ | 11/22/2005 | Lockheed Martin
    DALLAS, TX, November 22, 2005 -- Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] successfully conducted a developmental flight test of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile today at White Sands Missile Range (WSMR), NM. This was the first flight of the Block 04 missile that is being tested under an Engineering and Manufacturing contract awarded to Lockheed Martin in 2000. The test completed today starts a new round of THAAD developmental testing that builds on the investment from earlier THAAD tests, which included two consecutive target intercepts in 1999. Todays test was designed to evaluate the missile during fly-out, as well...