Archive for April 9th, 2011

Netherlands to buy 2nd F-35, cut number of F-16s

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The Dutch defense ministry is planning to cut its F-16 fleet by a third and buy a second F-35 fighter. It also plans to retire its Cougar helicopters.

SM-3 to intercept medium-range missile for first time

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The upcoming FTM-15 test this month, conducted by the U.S. Missile Defense Agency, will pit the SM-3 interceptor against a medium-range missile for the first time.
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Firefox author passed away

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Craig Thomas, who wrote the novel Firefox, has passed away at the age of 69.

Trio awarded contracts for SM-3 Block 2B interceptor studies

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Lockheed Martin, Boeing and Raytheon were separately given roughly $41 million each to conduct trade studies and initial designs for a new SM-3 Block 2B interceptor.

Iron Dome intercepts three rockets

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For the second time, the Iron Dome counter-rocket system has successfully intercepted rockets fired from the Gaza Strip. This time, three rockets were successfully intercepted.