Tag Archives: Ballistic Missile

Raytheon’s Thomas Kennedy: Space-Based Sensor Layer Needed to Counter Advanced Missile Threats

Thomas Kennedy, chairman and CEO of Raytheon, has said the U.S. needs a space-based sensor layer that could help detect, track and counter ballistic missile threats. “To have a space-sensor layer, to be able to pick up this advanced threat … that’s an absolute must for us to get on board and develop that technology,” Kennedy said during a panel at the Reagan National Defense Forum.

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Raytheon’s Mark Bigham: Graphics Can Help Mitigate Human Error in Emergency Mgmt Systems

Mark Bigham, chief innovation officer of Raytheon‘s intelligence, information and services business, has said user-friendly graphic interfaces can help prevent human error in the use of emergency management computers. Bigham outlined lessons learned from a false ballistic missile alarm that caused panic across Hawaii, such as the need to create “bold and big” …

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Lockheed-Built THAAD Intercepts Ballistic Missile Target During MDA Test

A Lockheed Martin-built missile defense system has demonstrated a capacity to detect, track and intercept a threat representative intermediate-range ballistic missile target during a flight test led by the Missile Defense Agency. Lockheed said Tuesday the test marked the first IRBM interception for the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system currently installed at Pacific Spaceport …

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Lockheed Gets $61M Contract Modification for Navy Aegis Facility O&M Support

Lockheed Martin has received a one-year, $61.3 million contract modification to help the U.S. Navy operate and maintain development and test facilities for the Aegis combat system. The Defense Department said Monday the modification covers technical engineering, configuration management, associated equipment, quality assurance and information assurance services for the Combat Systems Engineering Development Site, …

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Raytheon’s SM-3 Block IIA Missile Accomplishes Initial Intercept Flight Test

A Raytheon defensive missile has completed the first U.S. Navy and Missile Defense Agency flight test that sought to evaluate its capacity to intercept ballistic missile threats. Raytheon said Saturday the USS John Paul Jones guided missile destroyer launched the Standard Missile-3 Block IIA during the test to intercept a land-launched target. The demonstration sought to evaluate …

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Safran to Update Navigation System of France’s Ballistic Missile Submarines

Safran‘s electronics and defense business has been selected to design and build a new global navigation system for integration into the Triomphant-class ballistic missile nuclear submarines of the French navy. The company said Monday it will use feedback from the fleet’s current laser gyro-based navigation systems and other new technologies to develop a new …

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MDA Taps Raytheon to Develop Gallium Nitride Component Transition Process for Radars

Raytheon has received a contract modification from the Missile Defense Agency to develop a transition-to-production process that will incorporate Gallium Nitride components onto existing and future AN/TPY-2 radars. The company said Friday the initial effort will also support efforts to modernize ballistic missile defense radars through the transition from Gallium Arsenide to GaN technology …

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Navy Submarine Launches Lockheed-Built Ballistic Missile to Certify Crew, Weapon System

A U.S. Navy submarine has launched a Lockheed Martin-built unarmed ballistic missile unit in the Atlantic Ocean for a flight test in August as part of a demonstration and shakedown operation. Lockheed said Tuesday the Trident II D5 fleet ballistic missile flight test during DASO-27 worked to certify the USS Maryland submarine’s crew and weapon system to …

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