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French M51 ballistic missile self-destructs in failed test

French M51 ballistic missile self-destructs in failed test

A French test of an M51 submarine-launched ballistic missile failed on Sunday as it self-destructed off the coast of Brittany, officials said. “It was a failure, the reasons will be determined by an investigation,” said Lieutenant Commander Lionel Delort, a […]


Space-Based Sensors A Ballistic Missile’s Worst Nightmare

Space-Based Sensors A Ballistic Missile’s Worst Nightmare

Space-based sensors can expand the range and effectiveness of the U.S. Navy’s Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS) capabilities, a recent missile defense test has shown. Conducted Feb. 13 by the Navy and U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA), an Aegis […]


U.S. Pursues Better Ballistic Missile Defenses

U.S. Pursues Better Ballistic Missile Defenses

While refining the systems that protect the homeland against long-range ballistic missile attacks, the United States is advancing technologies to counter the growing threat of short- and medium-range missiles launched by rogue states or terrorists, a top U.S. Northern Command […]


Russia developing new long-range ballistic missile

Russia developing new long-range ballistic missile

Russia is developing a new intercontinental ballistic missile, the military announced Friday, in an apparent attempt to remind the United States of Moscow’s rocket capacities. Revealing the existence of the project for the first time, rocket forces commander General Sergei […]


India Test fires Agni-1 Ballistic Missile

India Test fires Agni-1 Ballistic Missile

One of the Missile Units of Strategic Forces Command (SFC) fired the long range Agni-1 missile from the range facility at Wheelers Island, off the Odisha coast today. The trajectory of the missile which was tracked by a battery of […]


US Navy Signs Specs for Next-Gen SSBN

US Navy Signs Specs for Next-Gen SSBN

The Navy formalized key ship specifications for both the United States’ Ohio Replacement and United Kingdom’s Successor Programs in a document signed Aug. 31 at the Washington Navy Yard. Rear Adm. Thomas J. Eccles, chief engineer and deputy commander Naval […]


PAC-3 Missile Successfully Intercepts Tactical Ballistic Missile Target During Test

PAC-3 Missile Successfully Intercepts Tactical Ballistic Missile Target During Test

Lockheed Martin’s PAC-3 Missile successfully destroyed a tactical ballistic missile (TBM) target today at White Sands Missile Range, N.M., in an Operational Test conducted by the U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command. The test involved three incoming targets; two Patriot-As-A-Target […]


Indian AGNI I Ballistic Missile Launched Successfully

Indian AGNI I Ballistic Missile Launched Successfully

India’s 700 km range ballistic missile, ‘AGNI I’ was successfully launched today from Wheeler island off the coast of Odisha. It was a textbook launch meeting all mission objectives and the missile reached the target point in the Bay of […]


Raytheon’s Newest SM-3 Takes Out Ballistic Missile Target

Raytheon’s Newest SM-3 Takes Out Ballistic Missile Target

Raytheon Company Standard Missile-3 Block IB fired from the USS Lake Erie has destroyed another ballistic missile target. The test marks the 21st successful intercept for the SM-3 program, a critical piece of the United States’ Phased Adaptive Approach for […]


 
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