Weapons and New Mexico, More of the Same

UPI Intelligence Watch
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USAF gets new eye on the sky

The prototype of a new U.S. Air Force surveillance radar has been
successfully tested by pointing it out of the window of a Los Angeles-area
office building.

Northrop Grumman said the prototype of the Multi-Platform Radar Technology Insertion Program radar it built in conjunction with Raytheon worked well as it monitored a series of passive and active targets from the upper floors of a Raytheon office building near Los Angeles. The device was aimed at a second Raytheon facility about a mile away.

The MP-RTIP is designed to be used by the RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned
reconnaissance aircraft and the E-10A command-and-control plane. It is
considered an upgrade of the military’s ability to track low-flying cruise
missiles and vehicles on the ground. Flight-testing of the system will begin
in 2006.


Patriot scores two new hits

Lockheed Martin reported a successful test of its Patriot Advanced
Capability-3 missile last week.

The PAC-3 destroyed a low-flying cruise missile and a tactical ballistic
missile Thursday at White Sands Missile Range in the New Mexico desert in a
simultaneous engagement technically known as a ripple fire.

However, Cruise missiles and TBM rockets represent the entire repertoire of
the Patriot, which lost a good deal of its luster after the first Gulf War
when it was learned that its success rate against Iraqi Scuds was lower than
first thought.

Lockheed Vice President Steve Graham said the test validated improvements in the PAC-3’s electronics, including the critical Multi-Band Radio Frequency
Data Link.


About elloborojo

Okay, as the subtitle states, this is a notebook from what I call a New Mexico diaspora (look up diaspora if you are asking). I was a former resident of New Mexico, now living elsewhere, but New Mexico is still my homeland. To get more in touch with your homeland one must be away from it. This is my attempt to understand it. I was a former anti-militarism activist in the Albuquerque area. Still believe that United Snakes militarism is the greatest threat to the world, as do the majority of the worlds population. Uncovered much information about the ties in New Mexico, but never processed it all. This blog is an attempt to do that. Also hope it may come of use to others with similar interests.
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