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  Cruise Missile
On the up-side, the missile has been completed (apart from some minor work that is relatively inconsequential) and, to ensure that the testing will proceed at sometime in the New Year, it is no longer in my possession -- but it is in safe hands.
Some time ago I wrote an article in which I suggested that it would not be difficult for terrorists to build their own relatively sophisticated cruise missiles using off-the-shelf components and materials.
Obviously the goal of this website is not to provide terrorists or other nefarious types with the plans for a working cruise missile but to prove the point that nations need to be prepared for this type of sophisticated attack from within their own borders.
www.interestingprojects.com /cruisemissile   (813 words)

 Iraq's Missiles: a Brief History
The fact that the missile could be launched from an eight-wheeled TEL vehicle gave it sufficient mobility allowed it to evade US planes, which were unable to destroy a single operational SCUD missile during the first Gulf War.
According to Carus, Iranian missile experts were able to recover relatively intact Al Hussein fuselages, which allowed a study of the design and construction of the missile.
This missile was designed to have a maximum range of 950 km, thus extending the reach of Iraqi missiles to most of the Middle East.
www.iraqwatch.org /profiles/missile.html   (3456 words)

  The Danger Of The Low-Cost Cruise Missile
Cruise missiles such as the Raytheon Tomahawk have proven themselves as an extremely cost-effective method of delivering a wide range of ordinance with pin-point accuracy against targets that may be up to 1,000 miles from the launch point.
The fact that the German V1 "flying bomb", perhaps the first practical implementation of the cruise missile concept, was also powered by a pulsejet speaks volumes for the practicality of using such a powerplant today.
Most existing hi-tech cruise missiles are designed for launch by way of a solid-rocket booster to get them up to flying speed, or they're dropped from an aircraft already flying at speed and altitude.
www.aardvark.co.nz /pjet/cruise.shtml   (2001 words)

 Countering North Korea's Missiles: The Missile Defense System the U.S. Should Have
First, the missile defense system is still in development, and it has an embedded operational capability because the system has to be built in order to test it.
According the Director of the Missile Defense Agency, Lt. General Henry A. Obering, in his March 9, 2006, testimony before the Strategic Forces Subcommittee of the House Armed Services Committee, the Navy is seeking to field up to 20 Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) interceptors on four Aegis ships by the end of this year.
If the missile turns out to be a medium-range missile and is launched over the ocean—for example, in the direction of the U.S. territory of Guam or U.S. ally Japan—the SM-3 missile has the theoretical capable of performing an intercept.
www.heritage.org /Research/MissileDefense/wm1138.cfm   (1470 words)

 The Cuban Missile Crisis, 1962: A Political Perspective After 40 Years
Images of Soviet missile and antiaircraft installations taken by U-2 spyplanes and U.S. Navy low-level reconnaissance aircraft in October-November 1962 used to brief President Kennedy and his advisers.
Late the night before, the CIA had produced detailed photo intelligence identifying Soviet nuclear missile installations under construction on the island of Cuba, some ninety miles off the Florida coast; now the president and his men confronted the dangerous decision of how the United States should respond.
If the Cuban Missile Crisis was the most dangerous passage of the Cold War, the most dangerous moment of the Cuban Missile Crisis was the evening of Saturday, 27 October 1962, when the resolution of the crisis—war or peace— appeared to hang in the balance.
www.gwu.edu /~nsarchiv/nsa/cuba_mis_cri   (427 words)

 MissileThreat ::
A survey of state-based Adjutants General throughout the United States, entitled Missile Defense and the Role of the States, was conducted jointly over the last year by the Anchorage-based Institute of the North and the Claremont Institute of Claremont, California.
The survey, entitled Missile Defense and the Role of the States, was conducted jointly over the last year by the Anchorage-based Institute of the North and the Claremont Institute of Claremont, California.
According to Missile Defense Agency spokesman Chris Taylor, a dummy enemy ballistic missile was launched from the Pacific Missile Range Facility on Kauai, Hawaii, simulating a missile attack on U.S. territory, while a shorter-range missile was fired from a Navy aircraft and aimed at the Aegis cruiser U.S.S. Lake Erie.
www.missilethreat.com   (2701 words)

 MissileThreat ::
America’s complete vulnerability to ballistic missile attack increases with the proliferation of ballistic missile technology throughout the globe.
An explanation of what ballistic missiles are, how to defend against them, and the fundamental issues which drive the debate over whether or not to defend America.
Ballistic missiles may be destroyed during their flight using systems based on land, sea, air, or space.
www.missilethreat.com /missiles   (396 words)

 Iran Missiles
Many of the ranges suggested for the yet-to-fly missile systems are based on mathematical models relying on what little data has been made public.
As of this writing, there is no indication that such new long term development exists, but this does not mean that it will not appear in the future.
Missile Threat from Iran By Kenneth R. Timmerman Reader's Digest January 1998
www.fas.org /nuke/guide/iran/missile   (429 words)

 Missile Defense (Index)
Under the Bush administration, missile defenses have received $7 billion to $9 billion annually, and the FY05 budget request is more than $10 billion.
In December 2002, the Bush administration announced that it would deploy the first phase of a rudimentary missile defense system by the time of the 2004 presidential elections—even though the system is in the very early stages of testing.
And even if the technology worked perfectly, the systems being deployed are vulnerable to countermeasures that are easier to build than the long-range missile on which they would be placed.
www.ucsusa.org /global_security/missile_defense   (538 words)

 Report:The Marketing of Missile Defense 1994-2000 - World Policy Institute - Research Project
Missile defense continued as a research program during the Bush years, soaking up $3 to $4 billion per year in taxpayer funds, but the zeal that had characterized the Reagan administration's approach to the program had largely dissipated.
Republican missile defense efforts were held in check during the first two years of the "Gingrich revolution," in large part due to concerns among Republican "deficit hawks" about the program’s staggering price tag, which the Congressional Budget Office had pegged at $31 to $60 billion.
Staunch supporters of missile defense in Congress want to start deployment immediately, and they have made it clear that they do not intend to settle for the limited National Missile Defense system that the Clinton administration is marketing to the international community and the American public.
www.worldpolicy.org /projects/arms/reports/tangled.htm   (6760 words)

 CNN.com - U.S. officials: North Korea tests long-range missile - Jul 4, 2006
The United States and Japan had urged Pyongyang to stick with the moratorium on long-range missile tests it declared in 1999, after it fired a Taepodong-1 missile over Japan in 1998.
At least four of those missiles were variants of the Soviet-era Scud series, with ranges estimated from about 100 to over 600 miles.
Rick Lehner, a spokesman for the U.S. Missile Defense Agency, told CNN that two interceptor missiles were activated at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California in anticipation of the test and could have been fired by controllers at NORAD.
www.cnn.com /2006/WORLD/asiapcf/07/04/korea.missile/index.html   (974 words)

 The Nike Missile System: A Concise Historical Overview
Nike missiles were also deployed overseas with U.S. forces in Europe and Asia, by the armed forces of many NATO nations (Germany, France, Denmark, Italy, Belgium, Norway, the Netherlands, Greece and Turkey), and by U.S. allies in Asia (Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan).
The first was a requirement to produce a missile with improved speed, range and altitude capabilities to defend against a new generation of faster and smaller aerial targets, in particular, supersonic aircraft and cruise missiles.
The second requirement was the desire to arm this new missile with a powerful atomic warhead to ensure destruction of the target aircraft and the destruction of disabling of any nuclear weapons it carried.
alpha.fdu.edu /~bender/N-view.html   (2766 words)

 Bush's Latest Missile-Defense Folly - Why spend billions on a system that might never work? By Fred Kaplan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
It's as if some kid were to hit a baseball thrown by a pitching machine straight down the middle at 30 mph and, on the basis of that feat, claimed he could hit whatever Mark Prior might throw him from a real mound, pitch after pitch after pitch, without fail.
The anti-missile missiles that Bush plans to deploy later this year are the simplest elements of this system.
Further tests are scheduled—three this year, 12 next year, five in 2006, and seven in 2007—but, Christie notes, "the adequacy of this testing cannot be fully assessed because detailed objectives for most of the tests...
slate.msn.com /id/2097087   (1083 words)

 Laser system zaps missile into mincemeat - CNN.com
One particularly notable technology under consideration is a laser called Skyguard that can make mincemeat out of a missile in a matter of seconds, according to its developer, defense contractor Northrop Grumman, which adapted the laser from a larger militarized version.
Packed inside a unit the size of three school buses and stationed close to the runways, Skyguard is essentially a giant laser gun with brains.
Destroy missile: The laser-beam cannon emits a burst of intense light aimed at the missile's most vulnerable spot, usually the explosives compartment.
www.cnn.com /2006/TECH/12/08/missile.proofing.runways   (424 words)

and are responsible for ten missiles, each with one nuclear warhead on 'em -- and you could be responsible for your whole squadron's missiles of fifty nuclear weapons, fifty missiles with nuclear weapons on each one.
And you know full well the consequences of launching those missiles which are equipped with nuclear warheads and the great devastation that that'll bring.
As far as survival of the system is concerned, the missile system is dispersed.
www.geocities.com /emruf4/missile.html   (14203 words)

 frontline: missile wars | PBS
Following America's withdrawal from the Anti-Ballistic Missile (ABM) Treaty, FRONTLINE examines the reason why: the Bush administration's determination to deploy an antimissile system.
Supporters say national missile defense is essential to protecting America from a missile attack by rogue states.
In "Missile Wars," FRONTLINE examines both sides of the missile defense debate.
www.pbs.org /wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/missile   (185 words)

 Naval Forces' Capability for Theater Missile Defense -- Executive Summary   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The missile threat to these forces continues to grow with the continued global diffusion of missile technologies and the expansion of access to space-based reconnaissance and imagery.
Thus, without a land attack cruise missile defense capability to supplement their ballistic missile defense capabilities, naval forces' ability to influence events ashore will be limited to attacks on stationary targets with standoff missiles and air-delivered ordnance.
Although ship-launched interceptor missiles of suitable range are available, the sensors that would permit them to engage cruise missiles not observable from the ship have not been developed or otherwise acquired.
www.nap.edu /execsumm/0309074266.html   (5871 words)

 Army Technology - Patriot Missile - Air Defense System
The target acquisition system in the missile acquires the target in the terminal phase of flight and transmits the data using the TVM downlink via the ground radar to the Engagement Control Station for final course correction calculations.
A contract for 88 missiles was placed in December 2002 and another for 12 in March 2003.
As the missile approaches the target, the TVM guidance system is activated and the missile is steered towards the target.
www.army-technology.com /projects/patriot   (1122 words)

 Commission to Assess the Ballistic Missile Threat   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
However, the Commission is of the view that cruise missiles have a number of characteristics which could be seen as increasingly valuable in fulfilling the aspirations of emerging ballistic missile states.
The number of missiles in its inventory is likely to decline further compared with Cold War levels in that large numbers of Soviet strategic missiles deployed in the 1970s and 1980s are scheduled to be retired.
A new strategic environment now gives emerging ballistic missile powers the capacity, through a combination of domestic development and foreign assistance, to acquire the means to strike the U.S. within about five years of a decision to acquire such a capability (10 years in the case of Iraq).
www.house.gov /hasc/testimony/105thcongress/BMThreat.htm   (10219 words)

 National Missile Defense
The objective of the National Missile Defense (NMD) program is to develop and maintain the option to deploy a cost effective, operationally effective, and Anti-Ballistic Missile (ABM) Treaty compliant system that will protect the United States against limited ballistic missile threats, including accidental or unauthorized launches or Third World threats.
The primary mission of National Missile Defense is defense of the United States (all 50 states) against a threat of a limited strategic ballistic missile attack from a rogue nation.
This shift toward early deployment reflected a general sense that the risk of the rapid emergence of a ballistic missile threat to the United States by determined rogue actors was becoming increasingly acute.
fas.org /spp/starwars/program/nmd   (3619 words)

 Moving Beyond Missile Defense: A Joint Project of INESAP and NAPF
Current plans to build missile defense systems against the projected "missile threat" pose serious problems in the coming years for international security and stability; arms control, non-proliferation and disarmament.
The project "Moving Beyond Missile Defense" is developing alternatives to the emerging missile race.
The best response to these threats is the establishment of a comprehensive security framework that prohibits weapons of mass destruction, missile and anti-missile systems and the weaponization of space.
www.mbmd.org /missilefreezepetition.html   (266 words)

 News About Ballistic Missile Defense
Having proposed deployment of missile defense systems in Poland and the Czech Republic, and getting their tentative consent to host them, Washington has been met with not only Russia's tough reaction but also the most unpleasant irritation of its main European allies.
President George W. Bush's administration warned Thursday that plans by Congress to cut funding for a missile defense shield in Europe could complicate negotiations for the installation of the facilities in Poland and Czech Republic.
Having suggested deployment of missile defense systems in Poland and the Czech Republic, and achieved their tentative consent to host them, Washington has met with not only Russia's tough reaction but also the most unpleasant irritation of its main European allies.
www.spacewar.com /missiledefense.html   (1234 words)

 Definition of missile - Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
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www.m-w.com /cgi-bin/dictionary?book=Dictionary&va=missile   (55 words)

 The Cuban Missile Crisis
Fueled by concerns that the U.S. had more nuclear missiles than the Soviet arsenal, and, more importantly, that some of the American missiles were based a mere 150 miles from its boarders, in Turkey, the Soviet leadership grew increasingly desperate to somehow tip the balance of power in its favor.
Robert Kennedy meets again that evening with Ambassador Dobrynin and an agreement is reached: removal of the missiles from Cuba under UN supervision in return for a public pledge by the US not to invade Cuba and a secret US commitment to remove the missiles from Turkey within a reasonable time.
After a ticker tape comes in saying that Khrushchev has offered publicly to trade the missiles in Cuba for the US missiles in Turkey, JFK argues that "we are going to be in an insupportable position on this matter if this becomes his proposal.
www.hpol.org /jfk/cuban   (7420 words)

 washingtonpost.com: Missile Defense
The commander of the Air Force Space Command denied yesterday that his 500 nuclear-armed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missiles are mere "Cold War icons" and said he is preparing alternative uses for the ICBMs, including arming them with conventional warheads to attack surface or deeply buried targets.
Missile Defense Director Moves to End Test Glitches: Equipment Review Ordered; Admiral to Oversee Preparations
Canada Rejects Missile Shield Plan: Decision Is a Snub to Bush, Who Had Sought Partnership
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-dyn/nation/specials/nationalsecurity/nationalmissiledefense   (262 words)

 Atlas-F Sites = Missile Silo The 20th Century Castles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
aranac, NY - Back in the late 1950's and early 1960's when the Cold War was hot, the U.S. government built hundreds of Atlas-F missile silos (for 18 Million each in 1961) to prepare the country for an attack that never came.
But now, thanks to two entrepreneurial cousins, Bruce Francisco and Gregory Gibbons, one of these silos located in beautiful Adirondack State Park near Lake Placid is finding new life as a $2.3 million luxury home with its own private airport.
Surely one of the most unique real estate properties you could own, the missile silo home sits on 105 acres of manicured grounds, forest and trails.
www.missilebases.com /new   (344 words)

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