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Baltimore Ravens' defense shuts down Green Bay Packers

Baltimore Ravens' defense shuts down Green Bay Packers

Sports
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- For the course of three hours on Sunday, the Green Bay Packers couldn't find the end zone against the Baltimore Ravens. They could have played for four hours, five hours or 10 hours and the result might not have been different. Baltimore's defense bent here and there, but never got close to breaking in beating the Packers 23-0. It was the first time the Packers were shut out since 2006, when they were blanked by the Bears and Patriots in head coach Mike McCarthy's first season. That game against New England came exactly 11 years earlier. The Ravens started the game by forcing three consecutive turnovers. In the second half, they got a pair of fourth-down stops and forced two more turnovers. By the time the game ended, most of the fans in Lambeau Field were wearing the pu...
Georgia attorney general quits defense in server wiping case

Georgia attorney general quits defense in server wiping case

Technology
The Georgia attorney general's office will no longer represent the state's top elections official in an elections integrity lawsuit filed three days before a crucial computer server was quietly wiped clean. The lawsuit aims to force Georgia to retire its antiquated and heavily questioned touchscreen election technology, which does not provide an auditable paper trail. The server in question was a statewide staging location for key election-related data. It made headlines in June after a security expert disclosed a gaping security hole that wasn't fixed for six months after he first reported it to election authorities. Personal data was exposed for Georgia's 6.7 million voters, as were passwords used by county officials to access files. The assistant state attorney general handling the cas...
Lockheed Martin to develop missile defense tools with Defense Department deal

Lockheed Martin to develop missile defense tools with Defense Department deal

Business
Oct. 20 (UPI) -- Lockheed Martin will develop lower-tier air and missile defense sensor prototypes under a Department of Defense contract.The award is from the Department's Ordnance Technology Consortium, an initiative to facilitate collaboration between the government, industry and academia for technology development. Lockheed Martin did not disclose the contract's value in a release Thursday."Lockheed Martin is ready to leverage our significant experience, Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) technology and sensor capabilities in the [lower-tier air and missile defense sensor] concept definition phase to accelerate much needed enhanced capability to the warfighter," Mark Mekker, director of next generation radar systems at Lockheed Martin, said in a statement.Lockheed Martin said i...
Report: Japan eyeing SM-6 missiles for defense program

Report: Japan eyeing SM-6 missiles for defense program

Business
Oct. 20 (UPI) -- Japan may add SM-6 missiles to the country's future ground-based defense system to intercept missiles, Yomiuri Shimbun reported.The SM-6 missiles would be in addition to SM-3 Block 2A missiles for defense against ballistic missiles, the Japan News, a Yomiuri Simbun publication, reported. It's all part of the planned Aegis Ashore system, a product of Maryland-based Lockheed Martin.Chinese bombers flying near Japan have prompted to government to protect the island from cruise missiles, a number of government sources told the newspaper.The Japanese government hopes to get two Aegis Ashore systems online in the next six years. The systems' SM-3 Block IIA missiles are a joint project between Japan and the United States. They would compliment the SM-6 missiles by protecting the ...
Saudi Arabia buy of THAAD missile defense systems in pipeline

Saudi Arabia buy of THAAD missile defense systems in pipeline

Business
Oct. 6 (UPI) -- A proposed sale of THAAD upper tier ballistic missile defense systems to Saudi Arabia has been approved by the State Department.The U.S. Foreign Military Sales deal would be worth an estimated $ 15 billion, the U.S. Defense Security Cooperation Agency told Congress Friday."This sale furthers U.S. national security and foreign policy interests, and supports the long-term security of Saudi Arabia and the Gulf region in the face of Iranian and other regional threats," the agency said in a press release. "This potential sale will substantially increase Saudi Arabia's capability to defend itself against the growing ballistic missile threat in the region."The sales package is for 44 Terminal High Altitude Area Defense launchers, 360 THAAD Interceptor Missiles, 16 THAAD Fire Contr...