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  • Iran touts newly tested long-range missile

    05/09/2016 3:33:53 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 5/9/16 | AFP
    Tehran (AFP) - Iran launched a new long-range missile late last month, a general announced on Monday, trumpeting the accuracy of the latest such weapon to be test-fired in defiance of the West. "A missile with a 2,000-kilometre range was tested two weeks ago," said General Ali Abdolahi, adding that it has a negligible margin of error of just eight metres (yards). "We can guide this ballistic missile. It leaves the Earth's atmosphere, re-enters it and hits the target without error," the armed forces deputy chief-of-staff said, quoted by the website of state broadcaster IRINN. However, several hours later, Defence...
  • Think you can Handle this type of Long Range Shooting Competition?

    07/08/2015 12:28:13 PM PDT · by w1n1 · 10 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 7/8/2015 | Robin Taylor
    Looking down from atop a three-story shooting tower, 12 steel targets stand out along a green hillside, each one further away than the last. Theyre all challenging, and the furthest sits at 936 yards. When the buzzer sounds, youll have three minutes to shoot all 12. The problem is, you cant actually see the targets yet. Youre starting at the bottom of the towers stairwell, carrying 200 rounds of ammunition, a coat, a gear bag, a sling, sunscreen, elbow pads, bipod, and a heavy sniper rifle. By the time you get to the top of those stairs and see the...
  • A Short History of Long Range Shooting in the United States

    11/15/2012 5:52:31 PM PST · by marktwain · 10 replies ^ | September, 2009 | Hap Rocketto
    Long range is, by definition, a relative term. When the earliest European settlers arrived on the east coast of what would become the United States of America they were armed with a collection of match, wheel lock, and snaphaunce actuated firearms that were, occasionally, more dangerous to the user than the intended victim. Among the immigrants were gentlemen adventurers on the prowl for quick riches, families looking to build a new life, and others who sought religious freedom; all who drilled with these firearms under the under the leadership of the likes of Captain John Smith, in the Virginias, and...
  • Iran to make long-range artillery ammo

    08/29/2010 12:14:59 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    Jerusalem Post [Israel] ^ | 8/29/10 | Staff
    Iran unveiled a new artillery shell on Sunday, vastly improving its arsenal's range. Defense Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi said the new 130 millimeter advanced artillery shells will be far outstrip the previous capabilities of the Islamic Republic's army, Press TV reported on Sunday. This ammunition uses solid propellants and act like ballistic missiles, the Iranian defense minister noted. (Snip) In related news, Iran also on Sunday demanded that the US drop its aggressive attitude towards Teheran if it would like an improvement in relations between the two countries.
  • Early December dry, wet later?

    11/30/2008 10:04:11 PM PST · by JohnJeykis · 12 replies · 479+ views
    Inland News Today ^ | November 30, 2008 | Inland News Today
    INLAND EMPIRE – The pre-Thanksgiving storm may be only a forerunner of what’s to come. One forecaster says the next 4-months could put an end to four winters of sub-par rainfall. Kevin Martin at Corona-based OWS weather expects a variety of storm patterns including the ‘Pineapple Express’… “The Pineapple Express” is most often seen during El Nino. However, because odf the wintertime jet stream is farther south than usual will cause intense low pressure systems off the West Coast. That could usher in tropical moisture for days in the Southern California region.” Last week’s storm was the wettest in 12-months....
  • Reconstruction Teams Seek Long-Range Solutions in Iraq

    11/26/2007 5:07:30 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 58+ views
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 26, 2007 The embedded provincial reconstruction teams in Iraq are looking at long-term solutions to problems in the country that undermine security progress, the chief of the team embedded with the 2nd Brigade of the 82nd Airborne Division said today. Paul Folmsbee said his group in Adhamiya and Sadr City is working to cement progress in place. Each of the 20 U.S. brigades in Iraq now has an embedded provincial reconstruction team that combines resources of the military, the State Department, and other government and non-government agencies. The U.S. military's doing a fantastic job coming in and,...
  • Missile Defense Exercise and Flight Test Successfully Completed (long range)

    10/01/2007 6:12:53 AM PDT · by RDTF · 18 replies · 171+ views
    MDA.Mil ^ | Sept 28, 2007 | Rick Lehner
    The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) announced today it has completed an important exercise and flight test involving a successful intercept by a ground-based interceptor missile designed to protect the United States against a limited long-range ballistic missile attack. The flight test results will help to further improve and refine the performance of numerous Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS) elements able to provide a defense against the type of long-range ballistic missile that could be used to attack an American city with a weapon of mass destruction. The interceptor was launched from the Ronald W. Reagan Missile Defense Site, located at...
  • Russian bombers getting closer to US: American commander

    08/14/2007 10:20:50 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 31 replies · 1,053+ views
    Yahoo | AFP ^ | 8/15/07
    WASHINGTON (AFP) - - Long-range Russian bombers are flying more often and closer to US territory, a top US commander said Tuesday, as Moscow made its latest show of military might with exercises over the North Pole. General Gene Renuart, Commander of North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) and US Northern Command, the agencies charged with protecting US and Canadian airspace, said that US forces would continue to monitor the activity. "Over the last few months the Russian air force has been flying a little bit more than we've seen in the past; certainly they're ranging farther than they have...
  • Pakistan missile test 'successful'

    03/02/2007 8:05:21 PM PST · by 2ThumbsUp · 3 replies · 286+ views
    Fox News ^ | Friday, February 23, 2007 | Associated Press - Pakistan Successfully Tests Long-Range Nuclear-Capable Missile - ISLAMABAD, Pakistan Pakistan successfully test-fired a new version of its long-range nuclear-capable missile on Friday, the military said.
  • 'Long-range' missile fell short: report

    08/31/2006 6:55:01 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 24 replies · 915+ views ^ | 1 September 2006
    A NORTH Korean ballistic missile theoretically capable of reaching US territory fell into the sea after flying just 2km during a test launch last month, a report said today. Pyongyang on July 5 test-fired six short and mid-range missiles and one long-range missile, the Taepodong-2. All of them fell harmlessly in the Sea of Japan. Initial analysis by the Japanese Government had shown the Taepodong-2 flew about 400km, but the latest analysis showed that the missile fell in the Sea of Japan (East Sea) close to the east coast of North Korea, the Asahi Shimbun newspaper reported, citing government sources....
  • Australia: US bombers to practise in NT(to better deliver giant sleeping pills to Chia Head)

    07/23/2006 11:20:16 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 11 replies · 617+ views
    The Age ^ | 07/24/06 | Brendan Nicholson
    US bombers to practise in NT Brendan Nicholson July 24, 2006 UNITED States bombers will pound a test range in the Northern Territory this week, practising the pinpoint strikes they would use on targets such as nuclear weapons sites, missiles or terrorist bases. The bombers will fly non-stop from their base on Guam and back, and be refuelled in the air by American planes operating out of the RAAF base in Darwin. Defence Minister Brendan Nelson said it was important for Australia to work more effectively with its major ally to meet new threats, including those from terrorism and weapons...
  • Israel: Long-range missile destroyed (Iranian)

    07/17/2006 10:05:41 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 108 replies · 7,520+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/17/06 | AP
    JERUSALEM - An Israeli airstrike in Lebanon on Monday destroyed at least one long-range Iranian missile capable of hitting Tel Aviv, military officials said. Israeli aircraft targeted a truck carrying the weapons before they could be launched, the officials said, speaking on condition of anonymity because of military regulations. The force of the blast sent at least one missile flying into the air, but it fell nearby. During nearly a week of fighting, Hezbollah militants have fired missiles up to 25 miles into Israel. But officials have raised concerns the guerrilla group could strike Tel Aviv, about 80 miles south...
  • Pakistan: Long range missile ready for test: Musharraf

    02/06/2004 9:48:58 AM PST · by knighthawk · 3 replies · 98+ views
    The Times of India ^ | Februari 06 2004 | PTI
    ISLAMABAD : Pakistan has developed 2,000 km long range missile Shaheen-II which would be test fired within a month, President Pervez Musharraf said. He ruled out any roll back of nuclear and missile programme in the wake of proliferation of nuclear technology by the country's top scientists. In an apparent attempt to demonstrate that its nuclear and missile programme was very much intact, Musharraf told a meeting of editors and columnists on Thursday in Rawalpindi that the country's long range missile Shaheen-II would be test fired within a month to consolidate country's missile programme. "The missile is ready for tests",...
  • Nukes may launch NASA on long-range missions

    01/02/2004 8:10:34 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies · 194+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 1/2/4 | AFP
    PASADENA, California, (AFP) - Nuclear power may give NASA (news - web sites)'s long-range missions the speed and range that combustion engines cannot, but research is sputtering for lack of funds. NASA's head of the Prometheus program said the agency has three billion dollars for the next five years. "Beyond that, we know we need more money," Al Newhouse told AFP. "We are at a very early stage of this program. It has been in existence for slighty under a year." Nuclear propulsion first became a NASA budget line item in 2003, with 125 million dollars. NASA requested 279 million...
  • Iraq's Arsenal Of Terror

    04/10/2002 11:55:24 AM PDT · by Stand Watch Listen · 6 replies · 709+ views
    Vanity Fair | May 2, 2002 | David Rose
    After surviving torture, another high-level defector has escaped Iraq. In this exclusive report, he details Saddam's progress toward truly frightening capabilities: "dirty" bombs that spew radioactivity, mobile bio-weapons facilities, and a new long-range ballistic missileBy David Rose January 2000: a chilly afternoon in Baghdad. At the downtown headquarters of Iraqs Military Industrial Commission, the body responsible for arms development and purchase, its then chairman, General Amer al-Saadi, gathered 13 government officials around the boardroom table: scientists, soldiers, spies. More than a year had passed since the Iraqi president, Saddam Hussein, expelled the inspectors from the United Nations Special Commission (UNSCOM),...