Special: Nancy Sims, Terminal High Altitude Area Defense
, Huntsville, Ala.
After opening with a portrait of Reagan, the 11-page booklet shows some of the really cool stuff that the Missile Defense Agency buys with its $9 billion annual budget: the Exoatmospheric Kill Vehicle, the Theater High Altitude Area Defense
interceptor, and, as expertly colored by Jeremy Morgan, age five, the Airborne Laser.
Army's Theater High Altitude Area Defense
system, which is being developed to intercept short- and medium-range ballistic missiles inside and outside Earth's atmosphere.
decided late last year to delay the entire NTWD development schedule, with the Defense Department saying priority must be given to the theater high-altitude area defense
(THAAD) system, another TMD system being developed by the U.S.
Richard Myers asked the Pentagon last month to use the radar from the theater high-altitude area defense
(THAAD) to monitor the test of the Taepodong-2 missile, the paper said.
The Army's Theater High Altitude Area Defense
has received the most attention (and money) thus far.
Missiles and Fire Control has announced Missile Defense Agency has contracted with the company for the production of Terminal High Altitude Area Defense
(THAAD) interceptors and associated one-shot devices, the company said.
Under this undefinitized contract action, the contractor will provide Terminal High Altitude Area Defense
, or THAAD, FMS KSA Phase I long lead items, obsolescence, tooling and test equipment, key personnel, line requalification activities, initial training development, system integration lab and testbeds, three-level maintenance concept, exportability,and early engineering development.
About 200 residents and activists have been occupying the Jinbat bridge in a sit-in aimed at blocking construction vehicles from entering the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense
base in Seongju, some 300 km southeast of Seoul.
Tokyo has recently accepted Lockheed Martin Aegis Ashore systems to "fundamentally improve" its anti-missile capabilities against potential "surprise attacks", while Seoul has already installed the US Terminally High Altitude Area Defense
He reiterated China's opposition to the deployment of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense
(THAAD) in the neighbor country.