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January 17, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Raytheon awarded $641M for ballistic missile defense system testing

UPI: Jan. 16 (UPI) — The Missile Defense Agency has awarded Raytheon with a contract to test multiple radar platforms to support the Ballistic Missile Defense System. The terms of the $641 million deal were announced Friday by the Department of Defense. The contract awards Raytheon with an indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity cost-plus-incentive- and cost-plus-award-fee, which could… read more

January 16, 2018 | Missile Defense News

New U.S. missile-warning satellite set for launch at Cape Canaveral

Space News: WASHINGTON — The U.S. military’s newest missile-warning satellite is set to lift off later this week just as tensions continue to mount over North Korea’s ICBM program. Crews at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, are preparing to launch the SBIRS GEO Flight-4 satellite on Thursday from a United Launch Alliance Atlas V… read more

January 16, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Trudeau may be uniquely positioned to finally sign Canada on to ballistic missile defence

CBC News: This week, Canada is hosting a summit in Vancouver on the growing geopolitical threat of North Korea. U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson — seemingly always one step away from resigning or being fired from the Trump administration — is scheduled to attend, as are the foreign ministers of many of the countries… read more

January 16, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Raytheon Unit Wins $642M Deal for Ballistic Missile Test

Yahoo Finance: Raytheon Company’s RTN Integrated Defense Systems (IDS) business segment recently secured a contract worth $641.6 million to perform Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS) test related activities for multiple radar platforms. Work related to this will be carried out in Huntsville, AL and Colorado Springs, CO. The contract was awarded by the Missile Defense… read more

January 12, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Saudi Arabia air defense units intercept ballistic missile fired by Houthi militia on Najran

Arab News: Royal Saudi Arabia Air Defense forces intercepted a ballistic missile over the southern province of Najran, bordering Yemen, on Thursday. Yemen’s Shiite rebels say they fired the missile targeting a special forces camp and a facility for helicopter gunships in the Saudi border province of Najran. The media arm of the rebels, known… read more

January 12, 2018 | Missile Defense News

German air-defense frigate ‘Hessen’ deploying to US for drills with US carrier strike group

Naval Today: German Navy’s F124 air-defense frigate FGS Hessen will be joining a US Navy aircraft carrier strike group off the US east coast for joint drills. Hessen is scheduled to depart her homeport of Wilhelmshaven on January 15 and will be joined by a Norwegian frigate which will also be integrating into a carrier… read more

January 11, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Lockheed Enhances Capability of Its Aegis Missile-Defense System

US News: Lockheed Martin Corp said on Thursday it had connected key components of its new long-range discrimination radar (LRDR) with its Aegis Ashore missile-defense system to enhance Aegis’s capabilities. With this technology, the Aegis missile-defense system – a collection of radar stations and interceptors – will be simultaneously able to detect threats from longer… read more

January 11, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Japan Deploys New Missile Interception System on Aegis Destroyers – Reports

Sputnik News: TOKYO (Sputnik) – Japan will use a new missile interception system on its two destroyers, equipped with US Aegis missile defense systems, which will enter operational service in 2019-2020, Japanese newspaper Yomiuri Shimbun reported on Thursday, citing sources in the government. The new information exchange system, developed by the United States, will allow… read more

January 11, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Turkey Buys from Russia; Also Mulls European Missile Systems

AIN Online: Turkey continues to pursue a very political, twin-track approach to modernizing its ground-based long-range air defenses. At the end of December, it signed the anticipated contract to buy the S-400 system from Russia, despite pressure from NATO to abandon the deal. On January 5, as expected, it signed a project definition study contract… read more

January 11, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Vice President Pence to tour Alaska missile defense sites

Fairbanks Daily News-Miner: FAIRBANKS – Vice President Mike Pence plans to stop in Alaska as part of a trip next month to the winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. The White House announced Wednesday that Pence and his wife, Karen Pence, will lead the U.S. delegation at the Olympics. As part of his trip, the… read more

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