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September 19, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Defense bill passes Senate with provisions for Alaska missile defense, icebreakers

Alaska Dispatch News: WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate on Monday passed a $692 billion defense authorization bill that included provisions to bolster missile defense systems in Alaska and approval for building up to six Arctic icebreakers. The Alaska provisions are a mark of success for the state’s lawmakers, who have long pushed for the provisions.… read more

September 18, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Northrop Grumman to Purchase Missile Maker Orbital for $7.8 Billion

The Street: The purchase is expected to close in the first half of 2018 barring any regulatory hurdles. “The acquisition of Orbital ATK is an exciting strategic step as we continue to invest for profitable growth. Through our combination, customers will benefit from expanded capabilities, accelerated innovation and greater competition in critical global security domains,”… read more

September 18, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Japan to deploy another PAC3 missile interceptor

NHK World: Japan’s Defense Ministry says it will deploy a missile interceptor, known as PAC3, at a Ground Self-Defense Force post in Hokkaido, northern Japan, as early as Tuesday. The move comes after 2 North Korean ballistic missiles flew over Hokkaido. North Korea test-fired a Hwasong-12 intermediate-range ballistic missile on August 29th and another missile… read more

September 15, 2017 | Missile Defense News

It’s time for Congress to reassess our investment in national missile defense

The Hill: Over the weekend, NATO General Secretary Jens Stoltenberg reportedly said North Korea’s nuclear program “is a global threat and requires a global response.” Stoltenberg declined to say whether an attack on Guam would trigger Article 5, NATO’s collective defense pact, which says that an attack against one member is considered an attack against… read more

September 15, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Japan refuelling U.S. missile defense ships keeping watch on N Korea

Japan Today: Japan’s Maritime Self-Defense Force is supplying fuel to U.S. ballistic missile defense (BMD) ships in the Sea of Japan, in a sign of deepening co-operation between the allies amid the growing threat from North Korea, a source said. By providing fuel to the U.S. Aegis destroyers as well as its own BMD ships,… read more

September 15, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Raytheon (RTN) Wins $21M Navy Deal for RAM Block 2 Missile

Nasdaq: Missile maker Raytheon Company ‘s RTN business segment, Missile Systems, won a modification contract for providing Navy Rolling Airframe Missile (RAM) Block 2 guided missile round pack (GMRP) requirements. Work related to this deal is scheduled to be over by December 2019. Valued at $21.2 million, the contract was awarded by the Naval Sea… read more

September 14, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Pentagon Preps to Destroy Enemy ICBMs in 2030

Scout: A US military upgraded Exoatmospheric Kill Vehicle, or EKV, a kinetic-force weapon that slams into its targets, destroyed an intercontinental ballistic missile for the first time during a Missile Defense Agency test of the Ground-based Midcourse Defense system several months ago. The Missile Defense Agency’s first-ever successful intercept of an ICBM target using a… read more

September 14, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Making space for missile defense

The Washington Times: The crisis Kim Jong-un’s regime has created worsens with each intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) it launches and every nuclear weapon it detonates. The North Koreans are neither begging for war, as U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley said, nor are they trying to extort money from America. This is something different. From the behavior… read more

September 14, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Japan refueling U.S. missile defense ships keeping watch on North Korean threat: source

Reuters: TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan’s navy is supplying fuel to U.S. ballistic missile defense (BMD) ships in the Sea of Japan, in a sign of deepening co-operation between the allies amid the growing threat from North Korea, a source said. By providing fuel to the U.S. Aegis destroyers as well as its own BMD ships,… read more

September 14, 2017 | Missile Defense News

MDA Extends Colsa’s Missile Defense Research Center Support Contract

ExecutiveBiz: Colsa has received a $41.1 million contract modification to continue design and operation support work at a research facility that provides simulation services to the Missile Defense Agency. The Defense Department said Wednesday the modification extends by one year the ordering period under a previously awarded indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for Advanced Research Center support services… read more

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