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October 1998 Space News

  • hard.copy Update 30 October 1998 ARTICLE CITATIONS FROM COMMERCIALLY PUBLISHED JOURNALS AND NEWSLETTERS
  • Secretary Cohen's Trip to the Far East Background Briefing , October 27, 1998 -- What details can you give us, if any, with regard to what Japan now is seeking in the way of missile defense, specifically anything about hardware, how much they might want to spend. Just where are they? Are they really motivated by the North Korean missiles?
  • DOD'S SCARLET-II SUCCESFULLY LAUNCHED ON DEEP SPACE 1 October 26, 1998 -- The Ballistic Missile Defense Organization (BMDO) announced today that its SCARLET II solar array was successfully launched Saturday morning from the Cape Canaveral Air Station on the NASA Deep Space 1 (DS1) spacecraft.
  • hard.copy Update 23 October 1998 ARTICLE CITATIONS FROM COMMERCIALLY PUBLISHED JOURNALS AND NEWSLETTERS
  • SMDC's Airborne Surveillance Testbed observes French rocket launch 22 October 1998 -- On Oct. 21, the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command's, or SMDC's, Airborne Surveillance Testbed, or AST, successfully supported the launch of an Ariane 5 rocket.
  • Titan Salvaging Effort Ends October 22, 1998
  • Development of airborne laser gives Air Force futuristic weapon 22 October 1998 -- The next step for the ABL is to put it on an airplane. "So the next step is to integrate this thing in an airplane -- put it on a 747 -- go fly it, and then test it in different environments, and prove that it really works," said Gen. Dick Hawley, Air Combat Command commander. "We plan to shoot down a theater ballistic missile in 2002.
  • DoD Deals New Hand to Reserve Forces By Jim Garamone American Forces Press Service 21 October 1998 -- Changes to homeland defense, the stand-up of new reserve teams to combat weapons of mass destruction and the continuance of reserve component integration with the active force are in the cards for reservists in the next year.
  • DoD News Briefing , October 20, 1998 -- The real aim of Congress here, I believe, is to position the Department to be able to fund a deployment decision for national missile defense if one is made in the year 2000. I'm sure that given the technological complexities and the demanding financial needs of both theater and national missile defense programs, that we will be able to spend this additional $1 billion.
  • Navy F-9 Communications Satellite Successfully Launched October 20, 1998 - The US Navy's ninth UHF Follow-On Communications satellite was successfully launched.
  • Navy Linebacker ready for sea Navy Office of Information 19 October 1998 -- The U.S. Navy and the Ballistic Missile Defense Organization are one step closer to deployment of the first Navy Theater Ballistic Missile Defense (TBMD) capability after recent successful LINEBACKER sea trials. LINEBACKER missiles will begin delivery and undergo testing in 2000.
  • Pentagon's Drought Is Relieved in Budget By PAUL RICHTER, Los Angeles Times, Saturday, October 17, 1998 -- Unexpected jump in spending may reverse years of decline and benefit Southern California. Analysts noted that the next Congress is likely to be more inclined to vote for this outgrowth of Reagan-era "Star Wars" technology. Though the technology is unproved, "it's beginning to look like a done deal," said John Pike, an analyst at the Federation of American Scientists in Washington.
  • EVOLVED EXPENDABLE LAUNCH VEHICLE CONTRACT AWARD October 16, 1998 -- Acting Secretary of the Air Force F. Whitten Peters today announced the award of four contracts valued at a total of $3.03 billion to Lockheed Martin Corporation, Denver, Colo., and The Boeing Corporation, Huntington Beach, Calif.
  • hard.copy Update 16 October 1998 ARTICLE CITATIONS FROM COMMERCIALLY PUBLISHED JOURNALS AND NEWSLETTERS
  • Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen News Briefing , October 12, 1998 -- Q: Mr. Secretary, I just wanted to ask you about the proposed regional defense missile system. What sort of response have you had from the Gulf countries you've visited so far? What's the estimated cost of such a system? And what missiles would it use? A: As I've indicated to all of the Gulf states that I've visited so far, there is a proliferation of missile technology that is starting to spread here in the Gulf Region.
  • Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen News Briefing, October 11, 1998 -- It will be important for the Gulf States also to participate in some fashion, in either the research and development stage, or in the acquisition phase, to protect their people - their soldiers - from this growing threat. So we will be looking to be as helpful as we can as we proceed down the path of really evolving our research and development programs.
  • DoD News Briefing SECRETARY OF DEFENSE October 10, 1998 -- Q: Sir, on the regional missile defense system, can you tell us what the position of Bahrain and other GCC states is on it and how it will work, how it will be financed? Secretary Cohen: We had general discussions about the need to share information and possibly technology in the field of missile defense.
  • MEMORANDUM FOR CORRESPONDENTS October 6, 1998 -- The Ballistic Missile Defense Organization (BMDO) and the U.S. Army have announced that the next flight test of the THAAD system is expected to take place during the first quarter of Calendar Year 1999.
  • Caldera visits Bliss, supports THAAD by Spc. Patrick Curtin (Army News Service, Oct. 5, 1998)--Secretary of the Army Louis Caldera visited the Air Defense Artillery Center Friday for an overview of the new role of the Army Missile Defense Command and a briefing on the Theater High Altitude Area Defense system. Caldera met with soldiers of a THAAD battery and talked about the importance of this new air defense technology.
  • hard.copy Update: 02 October 1998 -- ARTICLE CITATIONS FROM COMMERCIALLY PUBLISHED JOURNALS AND NEWSLETTERS.
  • WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION RESPONSE TEAM LOCATIONS ANNOUNCED October 1, 1998 -- Secretary of the Defense William S. Cohen announced today, along with 10 state governors, the specific locations of the 10 National Guard Rapid Assessment and Initial Detection, or RAID, teams being established during the next fiscal year. The teams are part of the Department of Defense's overall efforts to support local, state and federal civil authorities in the event on an incident involving weapons of mass destruction, or WMD, on U.S. soil.



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