Missiles & Bombs News

Russian warhead alters course midflight in test

The Washington Times, Russia recently conducted a flight test of a new warhead that can change course in midflight, which U.S. and Russian officials are calling part of Moscow's efforts to defeat U.S. missile defenses. The warhead was tested Nov. […]


Medium-range Target for Missile Defense Test Launched

Orbital Sciences, Dulles VA: Orbital Sciences reports that it has successfully launched a medium-range target (MRT-1) vehicle under the Lockheed Martin Targets and Countermeasures Prime Contract with the U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA). The MRT-1 vehicle served as an intercept […]


Second Target Missile For AEGIS Test Launched

Lockheed Martin, Kauai HI: A Lockheed Martin led team has completed its second successful mission for the U.S. Missile Defense Agency's (MDA's) Targets and Countermeasures Program, for which the company is prime contractor. The Targets and Countermeasures Program provided the […]


Bush Told To Seek Chinese Removal Of Missiles Aimed At Taiwan

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE, Washington: US President George W. Bush should ask Chinese President Hu Jintao during talks over the weekend to remove the more than 700 missiles aimed at Taiwan, a group of Taiwanese-American groups said. In a letter sent to […]


Sea-Based Missile Defense Test Called A Success

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE, Washington: An interceptor missile fired from a US Navy cruiser shot down a mock warhead over the Pacific Thursday after it had separated from a medium-range missile the US military said. It was the sixth successful intercept in […]


Standard Missile-3 Intercepts Ballistic Missile Target

Raytheon Company, Kauai HI: A Raytheon-produced Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) destroyed a ballistic missile target outside the earth's atmosphere during a Missile Defense Agency / Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) Program flight test over the Pacific Ocean. It was the sixth […]


Lockheed Martin Team Launches Target Missile For Aegis Test

Lockheed Martin, Kauai HI: Lockheed Martin has announced that it has completed its second successful mission for the U.S. Missile Defense Agency's (MDA's) Targets and Countermeasures Program. The Targets and Countermeasures Program provided the target missile system for MDA's successful […]


US discusses missile defense sites in Europe – US official

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE, WASHINGTON: The US is discussing with Poland and other countries possible sites in Europe for a missile interceptor base capable of protecting the continent against a long-range missile attack, a senior defense official said. The official said discussions […]


BAE to Upgrade TRIDENT II (D5) Fleet Ballistic Missiles

BAE Systems, BAE Systems Applied Technologies Inc., Rockville, Md., is being awarded a $62,527,317 cost plus fixed fee and cost plus incentive fee of effort contract.   This contract provides for System Integration Support for the TRIDENT II (D5) Fleet Ballistic […]


 
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