Monthly Archive: August 2022

Raytheon Says Hypersonic Missile Passes Second Consecutive Test

Raytheon Says Hypersonic Missile Passes Second Consecutive Test

A hypersonic cruise missile co-developed by Raytheon Technologies has passed its second flight test in a row – an important milestone in the U.S. Department of Defense’s plan to field weapons that travel faster than five times the speed of sound.

The test, conducted in July 2022, featured a Hyper…

China Issues New Warnings for Naval Exercises in Yellow Sea

China Issues New Warnings for Naval Exercises in Yellow Sea

Weihai maritime safety authorities issued a passage warning on early Wednesday morning that military activities will be carried out in parts of the Yellow Sea waters starting from 8:30 am Wednesday to 5 pm Friday, during which vessels are forbidden from entering the waters in question, according to …
US Launches Unarmed Minuteman ICBM in Deferred Test

US Launches Unarmed Minuteman ICBM in Deferred Test

BARKSDALE AFB, La. — A joint team of Air Force Global Strike Command Airmen and Navy crew members launched an unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile equipped with a test reentry vehicle from aboard the Airborne Launch Control System at 12:49 a.m. Pacific Time Aug. 16 from Vandenb…
MDA Chief: Mid-course Defense, Guam, Hypersonics Are Lead Issues

MDA Chief: Mid-course Defense, Guam, Hypersonics Are Lead Issues

Last year, the Missile Defense Agency awarded contracts to Northrop Grumman and Lockheed Martin to advance development of its next generation interceptor, or NGI program — a key component of its ground-based midcourse defense, or GMD, system. Both companies have said they are on track to deliver fas…
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