Russians Inspect Missile Defense Base in California

America continues to commit suicide while the Russians, as they historically have, continue breaking the treaties they enter into. They, as we should be, are concerned about further strategic nuclear weapons cuts and are also strengthening their nuclear forces. This infiltration brings enormous consequences and writing is on the wall, yet many turn a blind eye. The physical safety of America is further compromised yet again.

Single review of five silos a controversial New START provision

Russian officials this week carried out a secret inspection of the U.S. strategic missile defense base in California as part of the New START arms treaty, according to Obama administration officials. Continue reading

U.S. missile defense system achieves 80 percent hit rate in major test

U.S. military platforms successfully intercepted four out of five missiles in a test in the Pacific Ocean on Oct. 24.

It was “the largest, most complex test of the nation’s ballistic missile defense system,” the Pentagon’s Missile Defense Agency said. Continue reading

U.S. missiles infected with Chinese fakes — Report confirms ‘84,000 suspect electronic parts installed’

WASHINGTON – Fake electronic components from China have been discovered in thermal weapons sights delivered to the U.S. Army on mission computers for the Missile Defense Agency’s Terminal High Altitude Area Defense, or THAAD, missiles and on military aircraft, including several models of helicopters and the P-8A-Poseidon, according to federal investigators.

Suspected electronic parts were found in the Forward Looking InfraRed, or FLIR, Systems being used on the Navy’s SH-60-B. The counterfeit parts were delivered by Raytheon, which alerted the Navy.

The military aircraft that have been affected include the SH-60B, AH-64 and CH-46 helicopters; and the C-17,  C-130J, C-27J and P-8A Poseidon airplanes

A defense subcontractor in Texas had sold the components to Raytheon. The components prior to that sale traveled through four states and three countries, originating with a company called Huajie Electronics Ltd in Shenzhen, China.

Suspect parts also were found in the C-130J and C-27J, two military cargo planes equipped with display units that provide the pilot information on aircraft performance, engine status, fuel use, location and warning messages, according to documentation from Senate investigators.

The display units were manufactured by L-3 Display Systems, a division of L-3 Communications. L-3 Display Systems manufactures the display units for Lockheed Martin, which is the prime contractor for the C-130J. For the C-27J, L-3 Display Systems manufactures the display units for Alenia Aeronautica, a subcontractor to L-3 Integrated Systems.

Display Systems, however, learned that a memory chip used in the display units was a suspect counterfeit. By the time it was noticed, however, the company had installed counterfeit components in more than 500 display units, including in units for the C-27J, the C-130J and C-17 aircraft, and the CH-46 helicopter used by the Marine Corps.

Full article: U.S. missiles infected with Chinese fakes — Report confirms ‘84,000 suspect electronic parts installed’ (WND)