I’m such a technology geek. I also love new weapon systems with the caveat that those weapon systems be of actual tactical value as opposed to some General’s pet project. As a result I really enjoyed seeing the following press release:
* News – May 2008
First Battery of THAAD Weapon System Activated at Fort Bliss
The U.S. Army activated the first battery of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) Weapon System at Fort Bliss, Texas. THAAD is developed for the U.S. Missile Defense Agency and produced by Lockheed Martin (NYSE:LMT). Alpha Battery/4th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, 11th Air Defense Artillery Brigade, 32nd Army Air & Missile Defense Command will receive 24 THAAD interceptors, three THAAD launchers, a THAAD Fire Control and a THAAD radar as part of the initial fielding. In addition, the battery will have logistics support assets, such as the Battery Support Center and Integrated Contractor Support System, as well as the necessary spares for a fielded unit.
Lastly, here’s a link to the rest of the article (clicky).
Now if only our infantry looked more like Imperial Storm Troopers. That would be something.