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Israel's "Iron Dome" missile defense

Israel's "Iron Dome" missile defense

Graphic explaining Israel's Iron Dome anti-missile system, which is being used to defend the country against rocket attacks by Gaza. MCT 2014

July 25, 2014 10:01 pm
Titan II Inter-Continental Ballistic Missile

Titan II Inter-Continental Ballistic Missile

This Titan 2 silo, now a museum, is the only one of the original 18 around Tucson that remains. It’s near Sahuarita.

May 01, 2014 2:18 pm

Raytheon wins $350 million contract for SM-3 missiles

The Missile Defense Agency awarded Raytheon Co. $350 million to increase its procurement of Standard Missile-3 Block IB missiles from eight to 44.

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Titan II Complex 571-9

Titan II Complex 571-9

The crew leader with his hand on the launch key at Titan II ICBM complex 571-9 south of Three Points, southwest of Tucson on Dec. 28, 1977.

December 17, 2013 3:34 pm
Titan II Complex 571-9

Titan II Complex 571-9

A airmen sleeping in quarters underground at Titan II ICBM complex 571-9 south of Three Points, southwest of Tucson on Dec. 28, 1977.

December 17, 2013 3:34 pm
Titan II Complex 571-9

Titan II Complex 571-9

The giant, hardened concrete sliding dome that covers the missile silo at Titan II ICBM complex 571-9 south of Three Points, southwest of Tucson on Dec. 28, 1977.

December 17, 2013 3:34 pm
Titan II Complex 571-9

Titan II Complex 571-9

Off-duty crew members read, play cards at Titan II ICBM complex 571-9 south of Three Points, southwest of Tucson on Dec. 28, 1977.

December 17, 2013 3:35 pm
Titan II Complex 571-9

Titan II Complex 571-9

The nuclear-tipped missile at Titan II ICBM complex 571-9 south of Three Points, southwest of Tucson on Dec. 28, 1977.

December 17, 2013 3:34 pm
Titan II Complex 571-9

Titan II Complex 571-9

Capt. Charles Harris, sitting front, and crew members discuss the situation during a drill at Titan II ICBM complex 571-9 south of Three Points, southwest of Tucson on Dec. 28, 1977.

December 17, 2013 3:34 pm
Titan II Complex 571-9

Titan II Complex 571-9

On-duty crew members at the ready during a drill at Titan II ICBM complex 571-9 south of Three Points, southwest of Tucson on Dec. 28, 1977. P

December 17, 2013 3:34 pm
Titan Missile sites around Tucson

Titan Missile sites around Tucson

03 titan focus JDS-p6 -- Crista Simpson (CRISTA SIMPSON), owner of Crista's Totally Fit holds up a diagram of a Titan II Strategic Missile Site, similar to the one, 571-6, she lives atop near Amado. Jeffry Scott/Arizona Daily Star. 129953. NO MAGS, NO SALES, MANDATORY CREDIT. 7/3/06 PHOTO BY…

December 13, 2013 12:23 pm
Titan Missile sites around Tucson

Titan Missile sites around Tucson

Graffiti inside equipment at Titan II Strategic Missile Site 570-2, near Hermans Road and AZ86 near Robles Junction.

December 13, 2013 12:23 pm
Titan Missile sites around Tucson

Titan Missile sites around Tucson

Eric Neilson, owner of Titan II Strategic Missile Site 570-4 looks up into his home, built around the access portal in 2006. In 2002 he excavated and gained entrance to the launch control center.

December 13, 2013 12:23 pm
Titan Missile sites around Tucson

Titan Missile sites around Tucson

For sale sign at Titan II Strategic Missile Site 571-3 in 2006. The site is located near I-10 and Empirita Road.

December 13, 2013 12:23 pm
Titan Missile sites around Tucson

Titan Missile sites around Tucson

The top of the launch control center, once buried eight-feet underground, and other once buried parts at Titan II Strategic Missile Site 571-4 are exposed after excavation by Pima County, the property owner, for construction fill dirt. The site is located near I-10 and AZ83.

December 13, 2013 12:23 pm
Titan Missile sites around Tucson

Titan Missile sites around Tucson

Inside Titan II Strategic Missile Site 570-4's launch control center the man in the moon gazes into the four-member crews sleeping quarters.

December 13, 2013 12:23 pm
Titan Missile sites around Tucson

Titan Missile sites around Tucson

The logo for the 570th Strategic Missile Wing survived being buried for at least 15 years on a 6,000-pound blast door at Titan II Strategic Missile Site 570-4. Despite tons of debris filling the 35-foot deep access portal, when owner Eric Neilson excavated the site in 2002 the door opened up…

December 13, 2013 12:23 pm
Titan Missile sites around Tucson

Titan Missile sites around Tucson

Titan II Strategic Missile Site 571-6 in Amado is home to Crista's Totally Fit fitness center in 2006. Crista Simpson, owner of the center who leases the property, uses one of the IRCS antenna pads for a picnic spot. She also uses one of the refueling pads to supply water to area wildlife.

December 13, 2013 12:23 pm
Titan Missile sites around Tucson

Titan Missile sites around Tucson

Titan II Complex 09- An Airman wears a mask over his face. August 15, 1971.

December 13, 2013 12:21 pm

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