BOSTON (AP) — The JFK Library and Museum in Boston has a new exhibit that tells the story of the Cuban missile crisis through once-secret White House recordings and documents. . . . Read Complete Report
Photo: Mural Showing Cuba flag and Che Guevare. SOURCE: Public Domain Images Online
Photo: Launch of a HEXAGON Spy Satellite. NROA Titan 3D rocket equipped with five-segment solid rocket boosters launches the spy satellite Hexagon Mission 1215 on March 16, 1979 from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., in this National Reconnaissance Office image. Credit: NRO. (Public Domain)
The U.S. Air Force has awarded Lockheed Martin a $284.4 million fixed-price contract to procure long lead parts for the fifth and sixth Geosynchronous Earth Orbit (GEO) satellites in the Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS) missile warning constellation.
Featuring a mix of GEO satellites, hosted payloads in highly elliptical earth (HEO) orbit, and associated ground hardware and software, the SBIRS program delivers resilient and improved missile warning capabilities for the nation while simultaneously providing significant contributions to the military’s missile defense, technical intelligence and battlespace awareness mission areas. . . . Read Complete Report
Lockheed Martin got a government contract to work on the next generation spy satellite.
Wonder who “Won” the bid on the FIRST spy satellite back in the mid-60s? you guessed it, Lockheed Martin. Could we be looking at top drawer partner’s in that Military-Industrial Complex?
See if you spot the ‘usual suspects’ in the short propaganda film below. A film about the secret “Hexagon” project and our first spy-in-the-sky. Note the Industrial giants mentioned in the decades old film who have been getting millions of dollar out of our tax money decade after decade, usually with cost escalated far beyond the original bid.
This film from the mid 1960’s details the “Hexagon” secret project and was not declassified until 9/17/11.
If that ain’t enough to convince you that Lockheed Martin is a big hitter in the Military-Industrial Complex, check this out. At the same time the company received the $284.4 million fixed-price contract reported in the top story, they also. . .
Lockheed Martin Receives Long Range Anti-Ship Missile Contract From DARPA
by Staff Writers
Orlando FL (SPX) Mar 06, 2013
Lockheed Martin has received a $71 million Long Range Anti-Ship Missile (LRASM) modification contract from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to conduct air- and surface-launched flight tests and other risk reduction activities.
Under this contract, an additional air-launched LRASM flight test will be conducted from a B-1B in 2013. There are already two air-launched flight tests scheduled for this year as part of the Phase 2 LRASM contract awarded in 2010. . . . Read Complete Report
EOUL, Jan. 23 (Yonhap) — North Korea has completed all technical preparations for a nuclear test and can carry it out in a few days if it makes a decision, a South Korean intelligence source said Wednesday.
North Korea had dug up a tunnel for a test at its Punggye-ri nuclear test site, but the tunnel has now been plugged with dirt and concrete, the source said, suggesting that all measuring and other equipment has already been installed inside.