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air force launches new project to update missile-warning ground software


the "future operationally resilient ground evolution," or forge, is part of a broader sbirs modernization plan.






us air force's newest missile-warning satellite operational and transmitting


washington — the air force's newest space based infrared system missile-warning satellite is operational and has transmitted its first images, lockheed martin said march 21. the sbirs geo flight 3 spacecraft transmitted its first images back to earth march 17, a milestone known as "first light." the images themselves are classified due to the sensitive nature of the missile-warning mission.the satellite launched jan. 20 after a several month delay to investigate a potential engine issue, though no problem was found. the transmitted images confirm the sbirs satellite reached geosynchronous orbit and is operational. [launch photos: sbirs geo-3 missile-warning satellite] "with the satellite successfully on orbit, we are now working to ensure geo flight 3 continues the outstanding performance






us air force's newest missile-warning satellite operational and transmitting


the air force's newest space based infrared system missile-warning satellite is operational and has transmitted its first images, lockheed martin said march 21.






new u.s. missile-warning satellite set for launch at cape canaveral


sbirs is the united states' main source of persistent, space-based surveillance of missile launches around the globe.






air force launches unarmed missile for test in california


vandenberg air force base, calif. — an unarmed minuteman 3 intercontinental ballistic missile has been launched from a u.s. air force base in california on a flight to a target in the pacific ocean.the missile lifted off at 12:03 a.m. wednesday from vandenberg air force base, 130 miles northwest of los angeles.an air force statement said the mission was part of a program to test the effectiveness, readiness, and accuracy of the weapon system.the 30th space wing commander, col. john moss, said minuteman launches are essential to verify the status of the u.s. nuclear force and to demonstrate the national nuclear capabilities.in a minuteman test, a so-called re-entry vehicle travels more than 4,000 miles downrange to a target at kwajalein atoll near the kwajalein atoll in the marshall islands






u.s. air force to test launch another missile from vandenberg


the u.s. air force will test launch an unarmed intercontinental ballistic missile wednesday from vandenberg air force base – the second test in a week.the minuteman iii missile launch will occur between 12:01 and 6:01 a.m. from the base northwest of santa barbara, according to vandenberg’s 30th space wing.“the purpose of the icbm test launch program is to validate and verify the effectiveness, readiness and accuracy of the weapon system,” air force global strike command said in a statement.the 576th flight test squadron will be responsible for collecting data of the missile and ensuring safety, the air force said.vandenberg air force base and the 576th flight test squadron have been preparing for the operational test launch for the last 10 months, col. chris moss, vandenberg’s 30th space w






north korea preparing more missile launches, says south


north korea 'preparing missile launches'south korea's warning comes as it holds live-fire drills in response to the north's nuclear test.4 september 2017






air force launches unarmed missile for test in california


vandenberg air force base, calif. (ap) — an unarmed minuteman 3 intercontinental ballistic missile has been launched from a u.s. air force base in california on a flight to a target in the pacific ocean.the missile lifted off at 12:03 a.m. wednesday from vandenberg air force base, 130 miles northwest of los angeles.an air force statement said the mission was part of a program to test the effectiveness, readiness, and accuracy of the weapon system.the 30th space wing commander, col. john moss, said minuteman launches are essential to verify the status of the u.s. nuclear force and to demonstrate the national nuclear capabilities.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.in a minuteman test, a so-called re-entry vehicle travels more than 4,000 miles downrange to a target at k






american airbase personnel sent erroneous "missile inbound -- seek shelter" warn


last tuesday, all wing personnel on the us spangdahlem air base received a warning: "missile inbound. seek shelter immediately!" the warning was recalled eight minutes later. reportedly, the quick recall prevented any panic. the warning was attributed to an error on the part of a developer working on early warning software. the individuals involved in the error have been counseled, mcgarry said, and their leadership is using the incident as a learning opportunity. training and distribution checklists have been updated to avoid similar situations from happening in the future, he said. “it probably could have been handled with relatively mild embarrassment at a lower level, but here we are,” mcgarry said, referring to the public attention the incident received. the photograph of the ini






air force launches test missile off central california coast


an unarmed intercontinental ballistic missile was launched just after midnight wednesday from vandenberg air force base as part of an operational test, according to the u.s. air force.the minuteman iii missile test launch occurred at 12:03 a.m. from the base northwest of lompoc, according to vandenberg’s 30th space wing. the launch command was delivered from the airborne launch control system on a navy e-6 mercury jet, according to air force global strike command.the missile, which was equipped with a nonexplosive payload that recorded flight data, traveled 4,200 miles to a test range in kwajalein atoll in the marshall islands, according to the air force.col. chris moss, vandenberg’s 30th space wing commander, said the test launch was “an important demonstration of our nation's nuclear det






air force launches test missile off central california coast


an unarmed intercontinental ballistic missile was launched just after midnight wednesday from vandenberg air force base as part of an operational test, according to the u.s. air force.the minuteman iii missile test launch occurred at 12:03 a.m. from the base northwest of lompoc, according to vandenberg’s 30th space wing. the launch command was delivered from the airborne launch control system on a navy e-6 mercury jet, according to air force global strike command.the missile, which was equipped with a nonexplosive payload that recorded flight data, traveled 4,200 miles to a test range in kwajalein atoll in the marshall islands, according to the air force.col. chris moss, vandenberg’s 30th space wing commander, said the test launch was “an important demonstration of our nation's nuclear det






trump’s diplomacy-free asia strategy risks world war


this article originally appeared on the conversation. north korea’s missile launches last week are an early warning that the trump administration’s asia strategy could end up triggering the world’s next major war. spurred by the launches, secretary of state rex tillerson is touring japan, south korea and china this week. but pyongyang’s nuclear and missile activities…






minuteman missile launched from california's vandenberg base


vandenberg air force base, calif. (ap) — an unarmed minuteman 3 intercontinental ballistic missile has been launched from a u.s. air force base in california toward a target in the pacific ocean.the missile lifted off at 12:03 a.m. wednesday from vandenberg air force base, near lompoc.an air force statement said the mission was part of a program to test the effectiveness, readiness, and accuracy of the weapon system.the 30th space wing commander, col. john moss, said minuteman launches are essential to verify the status of the u.s. nuclear force and to demonstrate the national nuclear capabilities.in a minuteman test, a so-called re-entry vehicle travels more than 4,000 miles downrange to a target near the kwajalein atoll in the marshall islands.“team v is once again ready to work with air






us launches ballistic missile test amid rising tensions with north korea


the u.s. air force launched an unarmed intercontinental ballistic missile (icbm) early this morning (april 26) in a successful test, military officials said. the minuteman iii icbm lifted off from california's vandenberg air force base at 3:03 a.m. edt (0703 gmt; 12:03 a.m. local california time). "tonight's launch was an important demonstration of our nation's nuclear deterrent capability," col. john moss, commander of the air force's 30th space wing, said in a statement.an unarmed minuteman iii intercontinental ballistic missile launches during an operational test at 12:03 a.m., pdt, april 26, 2017, from vandenberg air force base, california.credit: senior airman kyla gifford/us air force "test launches like this one are vital to validating the effectiveness and readiness of our operatio






us launches ballistic missile test amid rising tensions with north korea


the u.s. air force launched an unarmed intercontinental ballistic missile (icbm) early this morning (april 26) in a successful test, military officials said. the minuteman iii icbm lifted off from california's vandenberg air force base at 3:03 a.m. edt (0703 gmt; 12:03 a.m. local california time). "tonight's launch was an important demonstration of our nation's nuclear deterrent capability," col. john moss, commander of the air force's 30th space wing, said in a statement.an unarmed minuteman iii intercontinental ballistic missile launches during an operational test at 12:03 a.m., pdt, april 26, 2017, from vandenberg air force base, california.credit: senior airman kyla gifford/us air force "test launches like this one are vital to validating the effectiveness and readiness of our operatio






us test-launches another ballistic missile (video, photos)


for the second week in a row, the united states air force has tested an unarmed intercontinental ballistic missile (icbm). the minuteman iii icbm was launched from a silo at california's vandenberg air force base this morning (may 3) at 3:02 a.m. edt (0702 gmt; 12:02 a.m. local california time), military officials said. the air force also conducted a test of an unarmed minuteman iii from vandenberg just after midnight local time last wednesday (april 26).an unarmed minuteman iii intercontinental ballistic missile launches during an operational test at 12:02 a.m. pdt wednesday (may 3) from california’s vandenberg air force base.credit: u.s. air force photo by michael peterson "the purpose of the icbm test launch program is to validate and verify the effectiveness, readiness and accuracy of






air force launches test missile off central california coast to show nuclear det


an unarmed intercontinental ballistic missile was launched just after midnight wednesday from vandenberg air force base as part of an operational test to show the country’s nuclear deterrent capability, according to the u.s. air force.the minuteman iii missile test launch occurred at 12:03 a.m. from the base northwest of lompoc, according to vandenberg’s 30th space wing. the launch command was delivered from the airborne launch control system on a navy e-6 mercury jet, according to the air force global strike command.the missile, which was equipped with a nonexplosive payload that recorded flight data, traveled 4,200 miles to a test range in kwajalein atoll in the marshall islands, according to the air force.col. chris moss, vandenberg’s 30th space wing commander, said the test launch was






u.s. air force to launch test missile off central california coast


an unarmed intercontinental ballistic missile will be launched wednesday from vandenberg air force base to test the weapon’s effectiveness, accuracy and readiness, according to the air force global strike command.the minuteman iii missile test launch will occur between 12:01 and 6:01 a.m. from the north end of the base near lompoc, according to vandenberg’s 30th space wing. the 576th flight test squadron, which will help oversee the operational test launch, is responsible for telemetry, tracking and command destruct systems on the missile.in a statement, col. chris moss, vandenberg’s 30th space wing commander, said missile launches are “essential to verify the status of our national nuclear force and to demonstrate our national nuclear capabilities.”the nuclear age peace foundation, a nonp






u.s. air force to launch test missile off central california coast


an unarmed intercontinental ballistic missile will be launched wednesday from vandenberg air force base to test the weapon’s effectiveness, accuracy and readiness, according to the air force global strike command.the minuteman iii missile test launch will occur between 12:01 and 6:01 a.m. from the north end of the base near lompoc, according to vandenberg’s 30th space wing. the 576th flight test squadron, which will help oversee the operational test launch, is responsible for telemetry, tracking and command destruct systems on the missile.in a statement, col. chris moss, vandenberg’s 30th space wing commander, said missile launches are “essential to verify the status of our national nuclear force and to demonstrate our national nuclear capabilities.”the nuclear age peace foundation, a nonp






u.s. launches tomahawk missiles in syria


u.s. launches airstrikes in syriaford williams / associated pressin this image provided by the u.s. navy, the guided-missile destroyer uss porter launches a tomahawk land attack missile targeting a syrian air base.in this image provided by the u.s. navy, the guided-missile destroyer uss porter launches a tomahawk land attack missile targeting a syrian air base. (ford williams / associated press)see more galleries






new u.s. missile-warning satellite set for launch at cape canaveral


washington — the u.s. military's newest missile-warning satellite is set to lift off later this week  just as tensions continue to mount over north korea's icbm program. crews at cape canaveral air force station, florida, are preparing to launch the sbirs geo flight-4 satellite on thursday (jan. 18) from a united launch alliance atlas v rocket. "everything is progressing toward the ula atlas v launch carrying the space based infrared system geo flight 4 mission for the u.s. air force," ula announced on monday. the forecast shows an 80 percent chance of favorable weather conditions for the planned 7:52pm est liftoff on thursday. [how ballistic missiles work (infographic)] lockheed martin manufactured the satellite in sunnyvale, california. it was delivered to florida on oct. 31 and encapsul






spacex beats united launch alliance for gps satellite launch


closeskip in skipxembedxshare2017 rocket launches from the space coastfalcon 9 blasts off from ksc, lands at cape | 1:08a spacex falcon 9 rocket successfully blasted off from kennedy space center's historic pad 39a on sunday, feb. 19, 2017. the first stage returned for a successful landing in cape canaveral air force station. 1 of 2closeskip in skipxembedxshare2017 rocket launches from the space coastatlas v rocket blasts off with missile detection satellite | 1:35an atlas v rocket blasts off from cape canaveral air force station with the sbirs missile detection satellite on friday, jan. 20, 2017. 2 of 2last videonext video falcon 9 blasts off from ksc, lands at cape atlas v rocket blasts off with missile detection satellite in june 2016, a spacex falcon 9 rocket launches a pair of commerc






spacex beats united launch alliance for gps satellite launch


closeskip in skipxembedxshare2017 rocket launches from the space coastfalcon 9 blasts off from ksc, lands at cape | 1:08a spacex falcon 9 rocket successfully blasted off from kennedy space center's historic pad 39a on sunday, feb. 19, 2017. the first stage returned for a successful landing in cape canaveral air force station. 1 of 2closeskip in skipxembedxshare2017 rocket launches from the space coastatlas v rocket blasts off with missile detection satellite | 1:35an atlas v rocket blasts off from cape canaveral air force station with the sbirs missile detection satellite on friday, jan. 20, 2017. 2 of 2last videonext video falcon 9 blasts off from ksc, lands at cape atlas v rocket blasts off with missile detection satellite in june 2016, a spacex falcon 9 rocket launches a pair of commerc






spacex beats united launch alliance for gps satellite launch


closeskip in skipxembedxshare2017 rocket launches from the space coastfalcon 9 blasts off from ksc, lands at cape | 1:08a spacex falcon 9 rocket successfully blasted off from kennedy space center's historic pad 39a on sunday, feb. 19, 2017. the first stage returned for a successful landing in cape canaveral air force station. 1 of 2closeskip in skipxembedxshare2017 rocket launches from the space coastatlas v rocket blasts off with missile detection satellite | 1:35an atlas v rocket blasts off from cape canaveral air force station with the sbirs missile detection satellite on friday, jan. 20, 2017. 2 of 2last videonext video falcon 9 blasts off from ksc, lands at cape atlas v rocket blasts off with missile detection satellite in june 2016, a spacex falcon 9 rocket launches a pair of commerc






spacex beats united launch alliance for gps satellite launch


closeskip in skipxembedxshare2017 rocket launches from the space coastfalcon 9 blasts off from ksc, lands at cape | 1:08a spacex falcon 9 rocket successfully blasted off from kennedy space center's historic pad 39a on sunday, feb. 19, 2017. the first stage returned for a successful landing in cape canaveral air force station. 1 of 2closeskip in skipxembedxshare2017 rocket launches from the space coastatlas v rocket blasts off with missile detection satellite | 1:35an atlas v rocket blasts off from cape canaveral air force station with the sbirs missile detection satellite on friday, jan. 20, 2017. 2 of 2last videonext video falcon 9 blasts off from ksc, lands at cape atlas v rocket blasts off with missile detection satellite in june 2016, a spacex falcon 9 rocket launches a pair of commerc






spacex beats united launch alliance for gps satellite launch


closeskip in skipxembedxshare2017 rocket launches from the space coastfalcon 9 blasts off from ksc, lands at cape | 1:08a spacex falcon 9 rocket successfully blasted off from kennedy space center's historic pad 39a on sunday, feb. 19, 2017. the first stage returned for a successful landing in cape canaveral air force station. 1 of 2closeskip in skipxembedxshare2017 rocket launches from the space coastatlas v rocket blasts off with missile detection satellite | 1:35an atlas v rocket blasts off from cape canaveral air force station with the sbirs missile detection satellite on friday, jan. 20, 2017. 2 of 2last videonext video falcon 9 blasts off from ksc, lands at cape atlas v rocket blasts off with missile detection satellite in june 2016, a spacex falcon 9 rocket launches a pair of commerc






kim jong un promises more missile launches, despite trump warning


analysts don't expect washington to react with a powerful military response for fear of igniting a broader regional war.        






spacex beats united launch alliance for gps satellite launch


closeskip in skipxembedxshare2017 rocket launches from the space coastfalcon 9 blasts off from ksc, lands at cape | 1:08a spacex falcon 9 rocket successfully blasted off from kennedy space center's historic pad 39a on sunday, feb. 19, 2017. the first stage returned for a successful landing in cape canaveral air force station. 1 of 2closeskip in skipxembedxshare2017 rocket launches from the space coastatlas v rocket blasts off with missile detection satellite | 1:35an atlas v rocket blasts off from cape canaveral air force station with the sbirs missile detection satellite on friday, jan. 20, 2017. 2 of 2last videonext video falcon 9 blasts off from ksc, lands at cape atlas v rocket blasts off with missile detection satellite in june 2016, a spacex falcon 9 rocket launches a pair of commerc






spacex beats united launch alliance for gps satellite launch


closeskip in skipxembedxshare2017 rocket launches from the space coastfalcon 9 blasts off from ksc, lands at cape | 1:08a spacex falcon 9 rocket successfully blasted off from kennedy space center's historic pad 39a on sunday, feb. 19, 2017. the first stage returned for a successful landing in cape canaveral air force station. 1 of 2closeskip in skipxembedxshare2017 rocket launches from the space coastatlas v rocket blasts off with missile detection satellite | 1:35an atlas v rocket blasts off from cape canaveral air force station with the sbirs missile detection satellite on friday, jan. 20, 2017. 2 of 2last videonext video falcon 9 blasts off from ksc, lands at cape atlas v rocket blasts off with missile detection satellite in june 2016, a spacex falcon 9 rocket launches a pair of commerc






spacex beats united launch alliance for gps satellite launch


closeskip in skipxembedxshare2017 rocket launches from the space coastfalcon 9 blasts off from ksc, lands at cape | 1:08a spacex falcon 9 rocket successfully blasted off from kennedy space center's historic pad 39a on sunday, feb. 19, 2017. the first stage returned for a successful landing in cape canaveral air force station. 1 of 2closeskip in skipxembedxshare2017 rocket launches from the space coastatlas v rocket blasts off with missile detection satellite | 1:35an atlas v rocket blasts off from cape canaveral air force station with the sbirs missile detection satellite on friday, jan. 20, 2017. 2 of 2last videonext video falcon 9 blasts off from ksc, lands at cape atlas v rocket blasts off with missile detection satellite in june 2016, a spacex falcon 9 rocket launches a pair of commerc






did you see the bright flash?


vandenberg air force base, calif. (ap) — the air force says an unarmed minuteman 3 missile has been launched from california’s central coast in the latest test of the intercontinental system.the missile blasted off at 11:39 p.m. pdt wednesday from vandenberg air force base.the air force says the missile carried test re-entry vehicles that headed for a target area 4,200 miles away to the kwajalein atoll in the marshall islands in the pacific ocean.the air force routinely uses vandenberg to test minuteman missiles from bases around the country.this test involved personnel from vandenberg’s 576th flight test squadron and the 91st missile wing, minot air force base, north dakota.






missile launched from california coast in a 'nuclear deterrent' test, air force


an unarmed intercontinental ballistic missile was launched wednesday from vandenberg air force base to test the weapon’s reliability and ensure an “effective nuclear deterrent,” according to the u.s. air force.the minuteman iii missile test launch occurred at 12:02 a.m. from the base northwest of santa barbara, according to air force global strike command. the missile, equipped with a single-test reentry vehicle, traveled 4,200 miles to a test range near the kwajalein atoll in the marshall islands.“these test launches verify the accuracy and reliability of the icbm weapon system, providing valuable data to ensure a continued safe, secure and effective nuclear deterrent,” the strike command said in a statement.the launch was conducted by the 341st missile wing at malmstrom air force base in






motorola moto z droid/ z force droid getting match security patch


a new update has started hitting the motorola moto z droid and moto z force droid smartphones in the us. the update arrives as software version ncls25.86-11-4-6-8, and brings along android security fixes for the month of march.aside from bringing the latest security patch, the update - which, needless to say, is hitting units on verizon's network - is also said to include some performance-related enhancements as well as usual bug fixes.as is usually the case with ota roll outs, it may take time for the update to hit your device. meanwhile, if you feel impatient, you can manually check for the update by heading to your handset's settings menu.source | via






how the update framework secures software updates


updating software is one of the most important ways to keep users and organization secure. but how can software be updated securely? that's the challenge that the update framework (tuf) aims to solve.justin cappos, assistant professor at new york university (nyu) detailed how tuf works and what's coming to further improve the secure updating approach, in a session at the dockercon 17 conference. cappos noted that simply using https and transport layer security (tls) to secure a download isn't enough as there have been many publicly reported instances of software repositories that have been tampered with."if you have the green https padlock in your browser, it tells you the browser has a secure connection to a server," cappos said. "it doesn't say anything about whether the server has a val






how the update framework secures software updates


updating software is one of the most important ways to keep users and organizations secure. but how can software be updated securely? that's the challenge that the update framework (tuf) aims to solve.justin cappos, assistant professor at new york university, detailed how tuf works and what's coming to further improve the secure updating approach in a session at last week's dockercon 17 conference in austin, texas. simply using https and transport layer security (tls) to secure a download isn't enough as there have been many publicly reported instances of software repositories that have been tampered with, cappos said."if you have the green https padlock in your browser, it tells you the browser has a secure connection to a server," he said. "it doesn't say anything about whether the serve






motorola moto z droid/ z force droid getting march security patch


a new update has started hitting the motorola moto z droid and moto z force droid smartphones in the us. the update arrives as software version ncls25.86-11-4-6-8, and brings along android security fixes for the month of march.aside from bringing the latest security patch, the update - which, needless to say, is hitting units on verizon's network - is also said to include some performance-related enhancements as well as usual bug fixes.as is usually the case with ota roll outs, it may take time for the update to hit your device. meanwhile, if you feel impatient, you can manually check for the update by heading to your handset's settings menu.source | via






trump issues belated well-wishes to china for lunar new year


president donald trump has issued belated well-wishes to china for the lunar new year, the most important holiday in the world's most populous nation, saying he hoped to work with his chinese counterpart xi jinping to build a "constructive relationship."trump had been the only u.s. president in recent years not to have issued greetings when the holiday fell on jan. 28, triggering speculation in china as to whether it was an oversight or an intentional slight.a statement from the white house late wednesday said trump wrote to chinese president xi jinping wishing the chinese people greetings for the new year and the lantern festival that falls on urday."president trump stated that he looks forward to working with president xi to develop a constructive relationship that benefits both the unit