Missle Shot down in Space by Raytheon, Star Wars Does Work

Raytheon and Boeing just shot one down for the Gipper, on September 1st they took out a missile in space with their GMD system and the Exo-Atmospheric Kill Vehicle: (Don’t you love engineer-speak? Just call it EKV for short.)

raytheon-exoatmospheric-kill-vehicle-art-bg.jpgRaytheon Company components played key roles in the destruction of a ballistic missile target in the latest successful flight test of the Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) system conducted Sept. 1. The Raytheon-built Exoatmospheric Kill Vehicle (EKV) intercepted the ballistic missile target in space over the eastern Pacific Ocean. The Raytheon-developed Upgraded Early Warning Radar (UEWR) at Beale Air Force Base, Calif., successfully tracked the target system for approximately 15 minutes during its flight downrange to the test several hundred miles west of California. The test marked the first time an operationally configured ground-based interceptor was launched from an operational GMD site, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. The target was launched from Kodiak, Alaska. This test, designated Flight Test-2 (FT-2), did not have a target interception as a primary objective, but it demonstrated the EKV’s ability to successfully detect, track, discriminate and destroy a target in space. “This highly successful test of the GMD system demonstrates Raytheon’s systems performance and reliability,” said Louise Francesconi, Raytheon Missile Systems president. “FT-2 clearly demonstrates the maturity of our technology and our ability to provide this critical capability to the nation.”

Kudos also to Northrup-Gruman.

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More Al Qaeda Deaths and Captures in Iraq

It’s a sad fact that the reporting in the Pakistan Observer and IRNA is better for what is going on in Iraq than AP and Reuters. Both foreign papers are carrying the headlines on how more Al Qaeda operatives (14) have been killed immediately following the capture of the Al Qaeda #2 leader in Baghdad, and that 200 further arrests have been made.

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Tinfoil Hat Contest Rules

Previously we discussed Jeremy Rifkin, environmental imperialism, as well as how to think like a moonbat liberal. I stated that to really think like a moonbat liberal it takes a tin-foil hat to screen out reason, reality, and critical thinking abilities; along with that I mentioned a contest.

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Taliban Toasted, Al Qaeda Terrorist Gives Up in Baghdad

The rollups of terrorists continue ; 200 or more Taliban were sent to graves somewhere in a orchard South of Kandahar this weekend, and a top Al Qaeda leader in Iraq was captured as well. These two stories underline the chaos the world of terrorists and terrorist supporters is in right now.

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