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Friday Sep 12 | Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Guam military exercises to draw 18,000 US forces

American forces are converging on Guam, a strategically important U.S. territory 1,500 miles south of Tokyo, this month for a week of sophisticated military exercises involving two aircraft carriers. Servicemen and women will practice searching for submarines, stopping suspect vessels at sea and using a new missile defense system recently set up on Guam.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Navy, US Air Force, US News, US Marine Corps

Friday Sep 12 | The Baltimore Sun

China and Russia condemn unilateral missile defense buildup

A security bloc led by China and Russia condemned any unilateral buildup of missile defense systems on Friday in a statement that appeared aimed against the United States. The Shanghai Cooperation Organization, which comprises four former Soviet republics in Central Asia as well as Russia and China, also supported efforts to build on a ceasefire in eastern Ukraine to secure a lasting settlement.

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

Hispanic Business

Exelis highlights airborne, space and cyber solutions at 2014 AFA Air & Space Conference

We are a leader in positioning and navigation, sensors, air traffic management solutions, image processing and distribution, communications and information systems; and focused on strategic growth in the areas of critical networks, ISR and analytics, electronic warfare and composite aerostructures.

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Reuters

SUMMIT-U.S. says still advocating for Raytheon in Turkish missile tender

The U.S. government is continuing to advocate for the Patriot missile defense system offered by Raytheon Co and Lockheed Martin Corp in a Turkish tender after Turkey cited disagreements with the Chinese firm that initially won the bid, a senior U.S. official said on Wednesday. "We're in regular contact with the Turks about the U.S. offer in this particular competition," Gregory Kausner, deputy assistant secretary of state for regional security and security assistance, told the Reuters Aerospace and Defense Summit.

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Related Topix: Raytheon, Aerospace-Defense, Manufacturing, Lockheed Martin, NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization), World News

The Times of Israel

Arrow missile test's outcome still up in the air

Defense officials remained cautious on Wednesday about the outcome of a recent Arrow II anti-missile system test, although Russian sources claimed to have evidence that the test had failed. Engineers and analysts were still reviewing the data from the experiment but were unable to determine the fate of either the target missile or the Arrow interceptor.

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Kansas City InfoZine

Israel, the West Bank and Gaza Travel Warning

The Department of State continues its longstanding strong warning to U.S. citizens against travel to the Gaza Strip; the U.S. government does not permit employees to conduct official or personal travel there. Please see the section below on the situation in the Gaza Strip.

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Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Palestinian Territories, Terrorism

Anchorage Daily News

Pentagon report cites missile defense quality assurance problems

The missiles in the ground at Fort Greely are designed to propel an immensely complicated 140-pound device into outer space at a moment's notice. Rather, once it gets into space, it uses its own propulsion system, guidance data from the ground and onboard sensors to position itself for a high-speed head-on collision with a rocket headed toward the United States.

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Related Topix: Fort Greely, AK, Raytheon, Aerospace-Defense

South China Morning Post

China shows off advanced ship missile defence system

China has shown off the People's Liberation Army's latest hardware on primetime state television, an advanced short-range missile defence system said to have a "high success rate" destroying incoming missiles and aircraft. The Hongqi-10 surface-to-air missile was shown in China Central Television's evening news bulletin Wednesday being fired from ships and land-based mobile launchers, and exploding in the sky on impact with its target.

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Wed Sep 10, 2014

The Item

Putin promises new weapons to fend off Western threats

Russia will counter military moves by the U.S. and NATO with an array of new nuclear and conventional weapons, President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday as the military successfully test-fired an intercontinental ballistic missile from a nuclear submarine. At the same time, he emphasized that Russia will not enter a new arms race and will tightly control its military budget to avoid overburdening the economy.

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Related Topix: NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization), World News, Vladimir Putin

Business Journal

Raytheon receives $109M contract for Patriot missile defense system

Waltham-based defense contractor Raytheon said it received a $109 million engineering services contract Wednesday for its Patriot missile defense system.

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Related Topix: Raytheon, Aerospace-Defense, US Military, Redstone Arsenal, US Army, Redstone Arsenal, AL

Business Journal

Raytheon receives $109M contract for Patriot missile defense system

Waltham-based defense contractor Raytheon said it received a $109 million engineering services contract Wednesday for its Patriot missile defense system . The annual contract, issued by the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command in Redstone Arsenal in Alabama, is for ongoing technical support and services to foreign countries that have contracts with the U.S. government to ensure readiness of their Patriot systems.

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Related Topix: Raytheon, Aerospace-Defense, US Military, Redstone Arsenal, US Army, Redstone Arsenal, AL

Thu Sep 04, 2014

Arutz Sheva Israel News

Israel's Disproportionate Decency

When observers described or denounced Israeli military actions as "disproportionate," they glibly assumed sweeping legal conclusions without sufficient proof or analysis. But the evidence shows that Israel has acted with disproportionate decency while Hamas has committed war crimes.

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Related Topix: Israel, Middle East, World News, Terrorism

Wed Sep 03, 2014

DefenceTalk News

INFORMS Study on Iron Dome Asks: What Was its Impact?

A new study published by The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences examines the strengths and weaknesses of the Iron Dome system, which Israeli authorities have credited with saving lives during the recent conflict with Hamas. Modeling Short Range Ballistic Missile Defense and Israel's Iron Dome System is by Michael J. Armstrong of the Goodman School of Business, Brock University, in Ontario, Canada.

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UPI

MBDA strengthens cooperation with Polish companies in its Wisla program bid

European missile-manufacturer MBDA, one of two finalists for Poland's Wisla missile defense program, is expanding cooperation with local companies.

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Silicon Alley Insider

The US And China Are In A Race To Develop Next-Generation Hypersonic Missiles

China and the U.S. have both conducted tests of new hypersonic weapons systems over the past month.

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Bangor Daily News

5 questions to answer before building a missile site in Maine

This handout image from a Pakistan military shows a medium range ballistic missile Hatf V being fired during a test at an undisclosed location in Pakistan in this November 2012 file photo.

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Related Topix: Maine, Rangeley, ME, Farmington, ME, US Military, US Navy, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Carl Levin, Democrat, Opinion

Tue Sep 02, 2014

MLive.com

Resolution supporting missile defense system at Fort Custer OK'd by Kalamazoo County Board

A proposed ballistic missile defense system for Fort Custer received the support of the Kalamazoo County Board of Commissioners Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Kalamazoo County, MI, Kalamazoo, MI, US Military, US Army, Calhoun County, MI

DurhamRegion.com

Canada and US missile shield: fact vs fiction

A surprising thing happens here, in the inner sanctum of the U.S. missile-defence program, when an unidentified object streaking across the sky sets off a series of low-octave sirens - womp, womp, womp.

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Related Topix: US Military, Peterson Air Force Base, US Air Force, Colorado Springs, CO

American Reporter

On Native GroundTHE End of 'the American Century'

WASHINGTON, March 16-18, 2001 -- Editor's Note : At the turn of the century, a batch of recently declassified analyses by the Central Intelligence Agency offered new insight into U.S. intelligence during the Cold War.

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Related Topix: World News, Poland, Roman Catholic Church

Ynetnews

DM Ya'alon says it's 'expensive' to fight terror, claims op cost IDF over NIS 9B

"The direct cost of the operation stands at more than $9 billion," the defense minister said, adding that dealing with terror is "expensive," He further claimed that the Iron Dome missile defense system saved Israel from taking over Gaza and allowed life in Israel to continue as normal, thus minimizing the economic cost of the war.

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