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  • Coalition Forces Demo SM-3 Intercept in European Theater - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Coalition Forces Demo SM-3 Intercept in European Theater

    Coalition forces have completed a new at-sea demonstration of integrated air and missile defense capability with the interception of a ballistic missile target using a Raytheon-built Standard Missile-3 fired from USS Ross. The U.S. Navy said Tuesday the Maritime Theater Missile Defense Forum’s ASD-15 event featured a scenario in which an SM-3 Block IA guided interceptor engaged the missile target over the […] More

  • Johns Hopkins APL Helps MDA, Navy Plan Missile Test - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Johns Hopkins APL Helps MDA, Navy Plan Missile Test

    The U.S. Missile Defense Agency and Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory worked together to prepare the Standard Missile-3 Block IB missile and the Aegis defense system for another round of flight tests. Navy personnel used a ship’s built-in radar to detect a ballistic missile target fired from the Pacific missile range facility located in […] More

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    Aerojet Rocketdyne Demos Guided Missile’s Flight Weight System; Dave Parker Comments

    Aerojet Rocketdyne has test-fired an integrated flight weight system for a guided missile program demonstration intended to prepare the units for a forthcoming critical design review. The GenCorp subsidiary performed the second Standard Missile-3 Block IIA Throttling Divert and Attitude Control System hot fire test at its Sacramento, Calif.-based headquarters, Aerojet Rocketdyne said Thursday. Dave […] More

  • Exelis to Make Raytheon SM-3 Antennas; Paul Eyring Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Exelis to Make Raytheon SM-3 Antennas; Paul Eyring Comments

    ITT Exelis has won a $2.96 million contract from Raytheon to produce antennas for the Standard Missile-3 weapon system. Exelis will build the antennas for the SM-3 Block IIA program, a collaborative development initiative between the U.S. Defense Department and Japan’s defense ministry, the company said Monday. “Effective missile defense is critical to global security, […] More

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    Raytheon Hands Navy First Standard Missile-3 From New Plant; Taylor Lawrence Comments

    Raytheon has handed a Standard Missile-3 weapon over to the U.S. Navy with the goal of intercepting short- to intermediate-range ballistic missiles. This marks the first time the company delivered SM-3 from its new Huntsville, Ala., facility, which also produces the Standard Missile-6 interceptor, Raytheon said Tuesday. Taylor Lawrence, president of Raytheon's missile systems business, […] More

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