April 1, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Navy is moving a sea-based radar platform closer to North Korea to track possible missile launches, a Pentagon official said Monday, in the latest step meant to deter the North and reassure South Korea and Japan that the U.S. is committed to their defense. The sea-based X-band radar, a self-propelled system resembling an oil rig, is heading toward the Korean peninsula from Pearl Harbor, the official said. The John S. McCain, a guided missile destroyer capable of shooting down ballistic missiles, also is being sent to the region, said another Defense Department official.
December 31, 2003 |
Order No. 208487 seemed innocent enough. A customer in Toronto wanted four optical scanners and related parts from a small technology firm in Cambridge, Mass. They were to be shipped to Jordan as a donation to a university from the customer's father. The scanners "will be used in Jordan, due to the lack of technology, to educate students in the university and graduate levels," the customer, Mazen Rashid, wrote to Cambridge Technology Inc. on Feb. 26, 2002. But the equipment was not intended for the university, according to contracts, letters and other documents obtained by The Times.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 18, 2002 |
The U.S. Navy on Saturday commissioned the guided missile destroyer McCampbell, one of the newest such ships in its fleet. It was named after the late Capt. David McCampbell, who won the Medal of Honor as a commander during the Battle of the Philippine Sea in 1944. He died in 1996. The ceremony, which was closed to the public for security reasons, was attended by more than 4,000 guests, including police officers, firefighters and the ship's crew.
December 9, 2001 |
The U.S. Navy commissioned the guided missile destroyer Bulkeley in New York, a few miles from where the World Trade Center once stood. "There is no more fitting place to commission this ship as we stand in the shadow of Lady Liberty and within walking distance of ground zero," said Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul D. Wolfowitz. The ceremony began with a 21-gun salute, fired from the destroyer Edson.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 24, 2001 |
The guided-missile frigate USS McClusky at the Naval Weapons Station will be open to the public Saturday from noon to 4 p.m., the first time in five years that a Navy ship has been available for tours. "Normally, our operational schedule does not permit public visitation of the wonderful ships that call on our installation," said Capt. Paul Bruno, the station's commanding officer.
June 1, 2001 |
Iran successfully tested its first solid-fuel surface-to-surface missile, state-run Tehran radio reported Thursday. The guided Fateh-110 missile was developed at the government-owned Aerospace Industries, the report said. "Fateh-110, a super-modern surface-to-surface missile, functions with combined solid fuel, is able to cause great damage and finds targets with accuracy," it said. "The missile is classified among Iran's most efficient missiles."