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Paper Advocates Pushing Arms Control, Nonproliferation, Instead Of Developing Ballistic Missile Defense Systems

The United States should pursue nuclear weapons control instead of developing ballistic missile defense (BMD) systems, a paper from the Center for Defense Information (CDI), a Washington think tank, urges. While the paper notes that then-President Reagan 25 years ago urged formation of a ballistic missile shield to protect the United States and its allies […]

Launches

Boeing Satellite Orbited for DirectTV By Zenit-3SL From SeaLaunch Satellite Will Provide High-Definition TV Signals Covering United States A 6.5-ton satellite for DirectTV made by The Boeing Co. [BA] was lofted into orbit by a Zenit-3SL rocket rising from the Sea Launch Odyssey launch platform in the equatorial Pacific Ocean. The satellite went into geosynchronous […]

Contracts

NASA Has Andrews, Boeing, Lockheed, Northrop, Odyssey Study Lunar Lander NASA selected five contractors to study the design concept for the next-generation lunar lander that NASA created. Contractors receiving the review study contracts are Andrews Space of Seattle, The Boeing Co. [BA] of Houston, Lockheed Martin Corp. [LMT] unit Space Systems Co. of Denver, Northrop […]

Raytheon Seeks Navy JAGM Risk Reduction Contract

By Geoff Fein Raytheon Co. [RTN] is hoping its experience in weapon systems and its partnership with The Boeing Co. [BA] will lead to a Navy contract to develop the Joint Air-to-Ground Missile (JAGM) for use onF/A-18 Super Hornet strike fighter aircraft. The program, which began almost a decade ago as an Army effort to […]

In The News

Cassini Spacecraft Finds Ocean May Exist Beneath Crust Of Saturnian Moon The Cassini spacecraft may have discovered an underground ocean of water and ammonia on the Saturnian moon Titan, NASA announced. Those findings, made using radar measurements of Titan’s rotation, appear in the Friday issue of the journal Science. "With its organic dunes, lakes, channels […]

Navy Likely To Terminate ERGM Program In Coming Days

By Geoff Fein Industry sources last week said it appears likely that in the coming days the Navy will terminate the Extended Range Munition (ERM) effort after Raytheon [RTN] has been unable to demonstrate reliability or consistency in its latest Extended Range Guided Munition (ERGM) tests. "At the present time, [the] Navy cannot confirm," a […]

Homeland Security Interoperability More A Cultural Challenge, Cohen Says

By Calvin Biesecker Achieving interoperability today among various first responders is not a matter of making different technologies work together but rather finding ways for different groups of responders to work out ways to communicate more efficiently and effectively, the Department of Homeland Security’s technology chief said last week. "Interoperability is my number one challenge," […]

Former CNO Stresses Need For Careful Administration Transition On Security Issues

By Jen DiMascio The former Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Vern Clark last week emphasized the need for the Bush administration to work closely with its successor in the transfer of power that will occur next January. "This is the first time in over 40 years we’ve had a transition when the country has been […]

General Dynamics UK Launches The EDGE Innovation Centre

General Dynamics [GD] United Kingdom Limited announced recently that it has launched a pioneering innovation center for Britain’s knowledge-based industries. The EDGE UK will enable rapid testing of new advances in technology by the Ministry of Defence, Britain’s leading universities, and high-tech small and medium size companies (SME). The EDGE provides a collaborative environment for […]