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MDA Announces New Approach to Manage Ground-based Midcourse Defense

Vice Adm. Jon Hill

The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) has reported the need for a new approach to managing the ground-based, anti-missile system to protect the nation. Vice Adm. Jon Hill, MDA director, reported that the increased competition has required the agency to increase innovation and new solutions for the Ground-based Midcourse Defense system (GMD). 

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NIST Demos Experimental Atomic Clock

The National Institute of Standards and Technology tested a miniature atomic clock designed to tick at optical frequencies. The experimental clock consists of rubidium atoms placed in a vapor cell and two frequency combs that function to link the ticks to low microwave frequencies, NIST said Friday.

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NNSA, Air Force Conduct B61-12 Bomb Qualification Flight Tests

The U.S. Air Force and the National Nuclear Security Administration have completed a pair of qualification flight tests for the B61-12 gravity bombs. NNSA said Monday an F-15E aircraft carried and dropped the non-nuclear bomb assemblies during the tests held Aug. 8 at Tonopah Test Range in Nevada. The test flights were conducted as part …

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Navy Conducts Fire, Blast Test on Littoral Combat Ship Replicate

The U.S. Navy‘s Littoral Combat Ship program has conducted a blast and fire test on a full-scale Independence-variant LCS replicate at the U.S. Army Aberdeen Test Center to evaluate the overall survivability of the platform during combat. The Multi-Compartment Surrogate replicate underwent destructive tests that involved charges placed in several of the ship’s compartments …

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US Defense Analysts: China Working on New Anti-Satellite Weapon

Some industry analysts said that China appears to be developing a new missile weapon system that could incapacitate navigation and communication satellites, Defense News reported Monday. Wendell Minnick writes U.S. officials believed that China’s third “anti-missile” test last month was part of an anti-satellite development program. “This latest space interceptor …

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