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Passing the torch for the Air-to-Air Missiles program

Capt. Errol Campbell relieved Capt. Jim Stoneman as program manager for the Air-to-Air Missiles Program Office (PMA-259) Oct. 5 during a change of command and retirement ceremony in the Rear Adm. ... read more

Joint attack munition systems under new leadership

Michael Cavalier has instilled the Army values in a future generation of Soldier and civilian leaders, and after 28 years in uniform, is ready to pass the torch on to those ... Ole Knudson, program ... read more

Pakistan’s Long, Controversial Love Affair with the F-16 Fighting Falcon

The AIM-9L’s ability to hit opponents in a head-on-pass would soon prove particularly effective ... radar allowed the F-16AMs to employ beyond-visual-range AIM-120C-5 air-to-air missiles with a ... read more

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Space Launch System's lead developer will speak in Huntsville today

May's presentation is part of the space center's "Pass the Torch" lecture series featuring leaders in space and missile development ... The high stakes development program has led at least one major ... read more


Study This Picture: It Was America's Secret Weapon During the Vietnam War

When U.S. aircraft came in at low altitude to avoid the missiles, they were vulnerable to traditional antiaircraft fire. To counter this threat, the U.S. Air Force initiated a program called ... of ... read more

The U.S. military will soon be using lasers to shoot down missiles

Each pass further excites the lasing material ... Imagine you’re aiming your defense laser at an air-to-air missile that’s speeding fast toward your plane. To take it down, you need to keep your laser ... read more

The Passing of the Nuclear Torch: The Next Generation of WMD Scientists

While most observers focus on Pyongyang’s nuclear and missile tests, they ignore the shift ... (Photo: KCTV) Generational change also extends to North Korea’s nuclear reactor program. According to the ... read more

Nomads fire first missiles

The 33rd Fighter Wing loaded and shot the first air-to-air missiles from an ... pilot to aim and fire several missiles simultaneously at multiple targets. The 81st Range Control Squadron’s Weapons ... read more

Space-based laser weapons could ultimately take out missile threats in boost phase

“Waiting until an adversary is in midcourse [phase of flight] is giving the adversary a free pass to launch,” Michael Griffin ... adversaries would give you — carrying a modified air-to-air missile — ... read more

How the U.S. Military Went to War against Vietnam's Radar and Air Defenses

When U.S. aircraft came in at low altitude to avoid the missiles, they were vulnerable to traditional antiaircraft fire. To counter this threat, the U.S. Air Force initiated a program called ... of ... read more

State Department clears $944 million in missiles for Japan, NATO

The potential sales, announced by the Defense Security Cooperation Agency, include a package of SM-3 missiles for Japan at an estimated cost of $561 million, a tranche of AIM-120C-7 Advanced Medium ... read more



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