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  1. Raytheon wins $2.4 billion contract for Qatar Patriot systemRead the original story

    2 hrs ago | Reuters

    The long-awaited contract, announced late Friday by the U.S. Department of Defense, includes spare parts and is due to be completed by April 30, 2019. Qatar will become the 13th country to operate the Patriot missile defense system, and the fourth of six Gulf Cooperation Council members to opt for it, according to Raytheon.


  2. UPDATE 1-Raytheon wins $2.4 bln contract for Qatar Patriot systemRead the original story

    3 hrs ago | Reuters

    U.S. weapons maker Raytheon Co has won a contract valued at $2.4 billion to supply 10 Patriot missile defense systems to Qatar, which is beefing up its defenses to counter a growing perceived threat from Iran. The long-awaited contract, announced late Friday by the U.S. Department of Defense, includes spare parts and is due to be completed by April 30, 2019.


  3. Israel's Critics Say Nothing as Hamas Rebuilds Tunnels With International AidRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Commentary Magazine

    Five months ago Hamas rained down rockets on Israeli cities and attempted to use a tunnel network to infiltrate into the Jewish state and kidnap and kill as many Jews as they could. But predictably most of the world's attention was focused on Israeli counter-attacks to suppress the missile fire and take out the tunnels and it came under severe criticism, even from its American ally, for the toll of civilian deaths that were caused by Hamas using the population of Gaza as human shields.


  4. Top MD Expert States U.S. Can Answer N. Korea Cyber Attack With THAADRead the original story

    5 hrs ago |

    As the United States considers its options to respond to North Korea 's cyber attack against Sony Pictures , the Chairman of the Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance suggested in a Thursday statement that the U.S. President could respond to the attack by following through on the deployment of Terminal High Altitude Area Defense Battery to South Korea. Ellison is the Chairman and Founder of the Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance, a non profit organization based in Alexandria, Virginia.


  5. MD Expert States China's Hypersonic Missiles Not Invulnerable to Missile DefenseRead the original story

    5 hrs ago |

    Responding to China 's recent hypersonic missile tests, MDAA Chairman Riki Ellison stated on Wednesday that the Hypersonic Glide Vehicles could be vulnerable to ballistic missile defense given adequate investments to upgrade existing U.S. BMD systems. Ellison is the Chairman and Founder of MDAA along with also being one of the top lay experts in the field of missile defense in the world.


  6. Putin: Russia military modernization to go aheadRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | KRMG-AM Tulsa

    Boasting about the Russian military's capability, President Vladimir Putin vowed Friday to continue an ambitious weapons modernization program with a particular emphasis on nuclear strategic forces. Speaking at a meeting with Russia's top military brass, Putin said the nation's nuclear forces are a "major factor in maintaining global balance," adding that "they effectively preclude the possibility of a large-scale aggression against Russia."


  7. Army to launch cruise missile-detecting aerostat at Aberdeen Proving GroundRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | Aerotech News And Review

    The Army plans to launch an aerostat, part of the "Joint Land Attack Cruise Missile Defense Elevated Netted Sensor," in late December 2014. The JLENS aerostat will be tethered to the ground at Graces Quarters, part of Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md.


  8. PLA conducts full test of long-range DF-41 missile, report saysRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | South China Morning Post

    China last week launched its most comprehensive test of its latest-generation intercontinental ballistic missile, the DF-41, which can hit anywhere in the US, according to an American media website. A successful test would mean China had made a significant advance in its nuclear capabilities, with far-reaching consequences for Washington's balance of weapons power in the Asia-Pacific, a defence policy expert said.


  9. Giant blimp to patrol skies for missile threatRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | KFVS12

    Holiday travelers on the busy Interstate 95 corridor may notice a large blimp-like balloon in the skies near Baltimore. It's called JLENS - that's short for Joint Land Attack Cruise Missile Defense Elevated Netted Sensor System.


  10. Army to launch 'blimp' that detects cruise missilesRead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | KMOV-TV Saint Louis

    The U.S. Army plans to launch two stationary "blimps" at 10,000-feet in the air next week to better protect the Washington D.C. area from cruise missiles and other possible air attacks. It's part of a three-year test by the North American Aerospace Defense Command of the so-called JLENS System, which is designed to work with already existing air defense technology.


  11. RTI Named One of the Most Promising IoT Technology CompaniesRead the original story

    14 hrs ago | Freshnews

    RTI was chosen for the company's leadership role in the Internet of Things market. This year RTI launched the first security messaging software for the IoT, Connext DDS Secure.


  12. Missile-hunting blimps are coming to MarylandRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | Business Journal

    Columbia, Md.-based TCOM does manufacturing, production and testing at a North Carolina facility that includes a hangar that can house up to six aerostats. The Army is planning to launch the first of two missile-detecting balloons known as aerostats in the coming days over Maryland's Aberdeen Proving Ground, kicking off a three-year evaluation of the technology.


  13. Hamas reconstructing terror tunnels using Israeli materialsRead the original story w/Photo

    19 hrs ago | Ynetnews

    Hamas has been commandeering building materials transferred into Gaza Strip for its reconstruction by Israel for the purpose of rebuilding its offensive 'terror tunnels', Ynet has learned from sources inside Gaza only four months after a 50-day war which saw Israel target the tunnels. Gaza was blockaded by Israel and Egypt for years before the summer's Operation Protective Edge, which ended in August, partly because terrorists were using materials to build fortifications and tunnels under the border.


  14. Obama and Cuba: Snatching defeat from the jaws of victoryRead the original story w/Photo

    22 hrs ago |

    Barack Obama is the worst negotiator that we've had as president since at least Jimmy Carter, and maybe in the history of this country," Sen. Marco Rubio said Wednesday.


  15. Joint U.S.-Israel missile defense system fails interception testRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The Jewish Journal

    A senior Israeli Defense Ministry official told the Associated Press that a Dec. 16 exercise to test the advanced system developed with the United States was unsuccessful. "There was a countdown to the launch and then nothing happened," an anonymous source told Reuters.


  16. So did the Castros win?Read the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Washington Examiner

    Many conservatives cursed Obama for liberalizing relations with Communist Cuba. Many other conservatives applauded him for abandoning failed sanctions in exchange for free enterprise.


  17. Putin: If Russian bear sits still, his teeth, claws will be pulled outRead the original story

    Thursday | WICU12 Erie

    Russia needs to keep actively guarding its sovereignty to avoid becoming like a chained bear whose captors "will pull out his teeth and claws," President Vladimir Putin said Thursday. Responding to a question at his annual news conference about Russia's annexation of Crimea, Putin drew an analogy with what would happen if "our most recognizable symbol ... the bear who guards his Taiga " stopped chasing pigs and sat still, "maybe eating berries and honey."


  18. Congress OKs Israel aid, tightens PA, Iran oversightRead the original story

    Thursday | The Jewish News Weekly

    The massive spending bill passed by Congress includes defense assistance for Israel along with tightened oversight of Palestinian Authority funding and Iran nuclear talks. Included in the $1.1 trillion omnibus bill passed in the Senate by a 56-40 vote on Dec. 13 was $3.1 billion in annual defense spending for Israel under a 2007 memorandum of understanding between the United States and Israel.


  19. Defense Yes, But Against Whom?Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Barking Moonbat Early Warning System

    The U.S. military is testing a new cruise-missile defense system by launching a blimp-like airship near Baltimore. Wednesday's event at Aberdeen Proving Ground gives the region its first look at JLENS, short for Joint Land Attack Cruise Missile Defense Elevated Netted Sensor System.


  20. 12-18 2pm Angela, Hot TopicsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 19, 2012 | WWL-AM New Orleans

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