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July 16, 2018 | Missile Defense News

IDF Deploys Iron Dome in Central Israel, Reinforces Batteries in the South

The Jerusalem Times: The IDF deployed Iron Dome missile defense batteries across central Israel and reinforced the batteries in the south of the country, the military announced Sunday evening. The move, which also saw a limited reserve call-up to boost manpower in the Aerial Defense Division was made following a situational assessment, the IDF said.… read more

July 12, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Lockheed to double Patriot missile production as orders explode

Defense News: WASHINGTON — Lockheed Martin is planning to double its most advanced Patriot missile’s production in the coming years to deal with exploding orders of the weapon from the U.S. Army and its allies, according to a company executive. The U.S. Army has dramatically increased its Patriot Advanced Capability-3 Missile Segment Enhancement, or PAC-3… read more

July 12, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Demand for missile defense continues to increase

DVIDS: HUNTSVILLE, Alabama — The demand for space and missile defense capabilities continues to grow in response to the complex array of challenges to our nation from foreign adversaries said the U.S. Army Space and Missile Command/Army Forces Strategic Command’s senior civilian leader. James Johnson, USASMDC/ARSTRAT’s deputy to the commander discussed the increasingly complex threat… read more

July 11, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Lockheed contracted for Aegis missile defense development

UPI: July 10 (UPI) — Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Systems Division has been awarded a contract modification for continued development of the next iteration of the Aegis ballistic missile defense system. The deal, announced Monday by the Pentagon, comes under a $15 million cost-plus-incentive-fee modification to an existing contract. With the modification, the total value… read more

July 11, 2018 | Missile Defense News

NATO missile interceptor tests new tech in latest shot

Defense News: WASHINGTON ― The NATO Seasparrow Project Office completed an intercept test of the Evolved Seasparrow Missile Block 2 on July 5, when the missile successfully intercepted a BQM-74E aerial target. This is the first time the ESSM Block 2’s semi-active and active guidance seeker has been tested, according to a NAVSEA news release.… read more

July 11, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Lockheed, Northrop, Raytheon win multibillion-dollar missile defense contract

Washington Business Journal: Raytheon Co., Lockheed Martin Corp. and Northrop Grumman are the winners of a $4.1 billion ballistic missile defense contract. The Department of Defense made the awards Tuesday, and said the three defense giants will compete for task orders under the multiple-award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (MAIDIQ) contract. The Missile Defense Agency in Redstone Arsenal, Alabama,… read more

July 10, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Experts suggest Canada should join Missile Defence: study

iPolitics: A new study by the McDonald-Laurier Institute (MLI) shows that 90 per cent of experts believe Canada should co-operate with the United States on ballistic missile defence (BMD). The MLI study, authored by Jeffrey F. Collins, who as well as being a research fellow with the Centre for the Study of Security and Development at… read more

July 9, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Patriot system gets caught up in Swedish politics

Defense News: HELSINKI ― Tight budget constraints for defense have resulted in Swedish opposition leaders questioning the government’s capacity, or willingness, to release sufficient funding to the military to cover the procurement of an American-made Patriot missile system. Sweden has already received clearance from the United States in February 2018 to proceed with a $1… read more

July 6, 2018 | Missile Defense News

US taps Japan radar tech to double missile defense range

Nikkei Asian Review: TOKYO — The U.S. and Japan are looking to jointly develop next-generation radar technology that would use Japanese semiconductors to more than double the detection range of the Aegis missile defense system. This would mark the first major military technology collaboration between the allies since 2014, when Japan relaxed rules that essentially banned exports of weapons… read more

July 6, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Orbital to build 18 supersonic target drones

Military & Aerospace Electronics: PATUXENT RIVER NAS, Md. – Aerial target experts at Orbital Sciences Corp. in Chandler, Ariz., are building additional supersonic Target drones for the U.S. Navy and allies to help surface warship crews practice how to detect and defeat incoming supersonic anti-ship missiles. Officials of the Naval Air Systems Command at Patuxent… read more

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