Tag Archives: aegis

NASA Applies Software on Mars Rover for Autonomous Target Selection

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NASA has applied new software on the Curiosity Mars rover to give the robotic mission an autonomous targeting feature. The agency said Thursday Curiosity uses the Autonomous Exploration for Gathering Increased Science software from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory to choose targets for the laser and telescopic camera components of the rover’s Chemistry and Camera instrument. Tara Estlin, AEGIS …

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MDA, Partners Test Target Detection of Aegis Missile Defense System

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The Missile Defense Agency led a test to demonstrate work by the Aegis ballistic missile defense system to detect and track missile targets, as well as other target discrimination, engagement and fire control functions. MDA said Friday it joined the U.S. Pacific Command and U.S. Navy aboard USS John Paul Jones and used the AN/SPY-1 radar and Aegis …

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Aegis System, SM-3 Destroy Target During Test

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The Missile Defense Agency, U.S. Pacific Command and U.S. Navy sailors test-fired a Standard Missile-3 in the Pacific Ocean Thursday with an Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense 4.0. system An SM-3 missile launched from the USS Lake Erie to intercept a target fired from a Kauai, Hawaii-based facility, the Defense Department said Friday. The …

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Aegis Weapon System Intercepts Ballistic Missile During Demo

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The Missile Defense Agency has test-fired a new version of the Aegis ballistic missile defense system, which targeted a separating short-range missile over the Pacific Ocean. MDA launched two guided Standard Missile-3’s from the USS Lake Erie to intercept the target fired from the Kauai, Hawaii-based Pacific Missile Range Facility, the …

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Rear Adm. Joseph Horn Named Integrated Warfare Systems PEO

Navy Rear Adm. Joseph Horn has been appointed program executive officer for integrated warfare systems, succeeding Rear Adm. James Syring, President Barack Obama’s nominee as the next director of the Missile Defense Agency. According to a Defense Department release, Horn currently serves as program executive for the Aegis Ballistic Missile …

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