Archive: Market Sectors

iRobot’s New Multimission Warrior

By Ann Roosevelt iRobot [IRBT] is developing a new multimission modular robot called Warrior that can pull more of its weight in the soldier’s world and is expected to be ready in 2008. Helen Greiner, iRobot co-founder and chairman of the board, said Warrior can relieve soldiers of much of their burden–such as packs–because they […]


Trident Missile Scores 120th Launch From Submerged Submarine: Lockheed A Trident missile was launched from a submarine, marking the 120 test launch since 1989, according to Lockheed Martin Corp. [LMT]. The unarmed Trident II D5 Fleet Ballistic Missile (FBM) built by Lockheed was launched from the submerged submarine Henry M Jackson (SSBN 730) in the […]

Raytheon Launches Initiative To Capture International ISR Business Opportunities

By Michael Sirak Raytheon [RTN] has launched an initiative called Global Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (GO ISR) to leverage the company’s expertise and provide tailored information-gathering systems and integrated sensor-platform solutions in the near term to customers in the emerging, multibillion-dollar international ISR market, according to a senior company official. "We have been doing a […]


New Spy Satellite System Planned, To Cost Billions: Report The Department of Defense (DOD) is expected to procure spy satellites that likely will be based on commercial-sat architecture, in a program costing $2 billion to $4 billion, the Associated Press reported. Called BASIC, the new system likely would be based on an existing commercial satellite […]

General Urges Protection Of Space Assets Against ASATs

Kehler Also Urges Replacing Aged Satellites The United States must establish a system for protecting space assets, including military satellites that play an increasingly critical role in U.S. defense operations worldwide, Gen. Robert Kehler, commander of the Air Force Space Command, said. In assessing the future for the air service, it is clear that the […]

U.S. Must Form Shield Against Cruise Missiles, And Soon, Report Finds

The United States must move swiftly to form a shield against rapidly-proliferating enemy cruise missiles, a shield that would include an advanced sensor system and U.S. interceptor missiles such as those already deployed against conventional missiles. That is the finding of a 54-page report of the George C. Marshall Institute, a scientific-academic think tank in […]

Space Shuttle Atlantis Cleared For Launch at 4:31 p.m. ET Thursday

European Laboratory Columbus To Be Added To Space Station Space Shuttle Atlantis is cleared for liftoff at 4:31 p.m. ET Thursday from Pad 39A at Kennedy Space Center (KSC) for the STS-122 Mission to the International Space Station (ISS), after a flight readiness review in which no major issues were raised, top NASA officials said. […]

Clinton Backs Eventual Human Space Exploration Of Solar System, And Supports New Spaceship

Huckabee Uncertain On Mars, But Urges Space Program Growth Tancredo Opposes Exploration, Mars Mission On Budget Deficit Grounds Most presidential candidates have voiced no support for, or have outright opposed, President Bush’s vision of manned missions to the moon, Mars and beyond. The one exception is Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.), a member of the Senate […]

Large Number Of Aegis Ships Would Be Needed To Shield Europe: Admiral

It would take a large number of U.S. Navy Aegis weapons system ships to shield Europe against enemy missiles from the Middle East, if the United States attempted to use the sea-based system to guard Europe instead of the Ground-based Midcourse missile Defense (GMD) system proposed for the Czech Republic and Poland. That was the […]