Category Archives: Albuquerque

When an H-Bomb Dropped near Albuquerque

Albuquerque has long had a nuclear legacy. One part of it was the time when a hydrogen bomb was accidentally dropped in Albuquerque. On May 22, 1957, a B-36 bomber was flying from Biggs Air Force Base in Texas to … Continue reading

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Campaign Contribution from the UNM Board of Regents to Gov. Susana Martinez

I have recently wrote about previous research I have done on the UNM Board of Regents, their backgrounds, and their campaign contributions to the Governor of New Mexico, who ultimately nominates them for the positions governing higher education institutions in … Continue reading

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Sandia Labs and UNM Collaborate in Recruitment and Research

Press release, from https://share.sandia.gov/news/resources/news_releases/unm_mou/#.VnSjNk_uNKg Sandia Labs News Releases July 13, 2015 Sandia, UNM ink pact to promote research, recruiting ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The nation’s largest national laboratory and New Mexico’s flagship university on Monday expanded their commitment to work together … Continue reading

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Honeywell, Albuquerque, and Future Combat Systems

One of the many defense contractors who have their operations in New Mexico is Honeywell. They have their Defense and Electronics Systems facility located in Albuquerque. Starting in 2004 they received a contract for the Army’s Future Combat Systems. Honeywell … Continue reading

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Recent news on lasers

The Air Force once canceled an Airborne Laser program that was mostly run out of Kirtland Air Force Base via the Directed Energy Directorate. But it seems they are getting back in the market for laser weapons: From Defensetech.org:  Contracts … Continue reading

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Starfire Laser Weapon Facility at Kirtland

This article from the New York Times gives information about the Starfire Optical Range at Kirtland Air Force Base in Albuquerque. Originally a government observatory it has been revealed recently that it has been used as a laser weapon facility. … Continue reading

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Compact, Portable, Pulsed Power and UNM

I wrote previously about UNM’s involvement with pulsed power research, specifically the E-Bomb. Here’s some more detailed information about one consortium where UNM was the lead university directing this research. In June of 2001 UNM received a grant from the … Continue reading

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