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Like I asked an hour ago, anyone know anything about what appears to be a mystery missile launched off the Southern California coast on Monday? I just heard back from NORAD about it and they still don’t know that the object was. “At this time we are unable to provide specific details but we are […]

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Yesterday, we linked to this AP story that said the Air Force found a software glitch during its upgrade of the ground control stations for a new fleet of GPS satellites that rendered about 10,000 GPS receivers inoperable. The Air Force said it has begun distributing a permanent software fix. The story quoted Air Force […]

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At 7:52 p.m. last night, an Air Force Atlas 501 rocket shot the capsule enclosed X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle into space from Cape Canaveral. Resembling a small space shuttle, the OTV was built in Boeing’s famed Phantom Works. The OTV will serve as an “on-orbit” laboratory for new sensors and other high-tech devices that will […]

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  This story first appeared in Aerospace Daily’s Defense Technology International and is written by Michael A. Taverna. NATO members appear ready to approve deployment of a territorial ballistic missile defense (BMD) network in Europe, although the scope of the European contribution is uncertain. At a missile defense conference here last week, experts from both […]

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Video of a recent test shot of Boeing’s ABL test plane shooting down a short-range ballistic missile. According to a Boeing release… This experiment marks the first time a laser weapon has engaged and destroyed an in-flight ballistic missile, and the first time that any system has accomplished it in the missile’s boost phase of […]

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