Missile Defense News

May 21, 2019 | Missile Defense News

US agrees to sell $600M in air-defense missiles to Japan and S. Korea

Stars and Stripes – The U.S. State Department has approved more than $600 million in air-defense missile sales to South Korea and Japan, according to the Defense Security Cooperation Agency. The approvals were announced in statements by the agency May 17 following a pair of missile tests by North Korea a week earlier. Efforts by… read more

May 21, 2019 | Missile Defense News

THAAD Missile Defense Systems Are Coming to Russia’s Doorstep

National Interest – The U.S. Army has deployed to Romania one of its seven Terminal High-Altitude Area-Defense missile-interceptor batteries. The deployment coincides with a shut-down of the U.S. Aegis Ashore missile-defense site, also in Romania, for a scheduled upgrade. The THAAD deployment is controversial. The system, in theory, possesses some of the same capabilities that… read more

May 21, 2019 | Missile Defense News

THAAD Missile Defense Systems Are Coming to Russia’s Doorstep

National Interest – The U.S. Army has deployed to Romania one of its seven Terminal High-Altitude Area-Defense missile-interceptor batteries. The deployment coincides with a shut-down of the U.S. Aegis Ashore missile-defense site, also in Romania, for a scheduled upgrade. The THAAD battery on May 17, 2019 began setting up its equipment within sight of the… read more

May 20, 2019 | Missile Defense News

US State Department Approves Sale of 94 SM-2 Block IIIB Missiles to South Korea

The Diplomat – The U.S. State Department has cleared a possible sale of 94 Standard Missile-2 (SM-2) Block IIIB surface-to-air missile (SAM) interceptors for an estimated cost of $ 314 million to South Korea, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) said in a May 17 statement. In addition to the SM-2 Block IIIB interceptors, the sale includes missile… read more

May 20, 2019 | Missile Defense News

Bahrain has requested to buy U.S. Patriot PAC-3 missile systems

Army Recognition – The Government of Bahrain has requested to buy sixty (60) Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) Missile Segment Enhancement (MSE) missiles, thirty-six (36) Patriot MIM-104E Guidance Enhanced Missiles (GEM-T) missiles with canisters, nine (9) M903 Launching Stations (LS), five (5) Antenna Mast Groups (AMG), three (3) Electrical Power Plants (EPP) III, two (2) AN/MPQ-65… read more

May 17, 2019 | Missile Defense News

Stealthy USS Zumwalt land-attack destroyer to fire new missiles and laser weapons

Military & Aerospace Electronics – The U.S. Navy’s stealthy new first-of-its kind destroyer surface warship will incinerate targets with lasers, fire advanced weapons to destroy moving targets at sea and use upgraded interceptor missiles to track and knock-out approaching enemy fire — all as part of a broader strategic shift to prepare the high-tech ship for… read more

May 17, 2019 | Missile Defense News

US Army’s missile defense radar program advances into prototype competition

Defense News – The U.S. Army’s competition for a new air and missile defense radar has begun with the release of a request for proposals asking for prototypes. The request, posted to the Federal Business Opportunities website on May 14, comes as the Army for well over a decade has struggled to procure a new… read more

May 15, 2019 | Missile Defense News

U.S. Air Force orders eight mobile air defense electronic warfare threat simulators

Defence Blog – The U.S. aerospace giant Northrop Grumman announced that the U.S. Air Force has ordered additional mobile air defense electronic warfare threat simulators. Northrop Grumman Corporation announced Tuesday it received a $46 million delivery order for eight Joint Threat Emitter (JTE) Units. This award is a part of the indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity JTE… read more

May 15, 2019 | Missile Defense News

Space and Missile Defense School runs pilot Ground-based Midcourse Defense Master Gunner Course

DVIDS – The term master gunner is used across the Army to designate noncommissioned officers who are technical experts of their assigned weapons system. The primary function of the master gunner is to assist in the planning, development, execution and evaluation of weapons-related training for their unit. The U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense School… read more

May 13, 2019 | Missile Defense News

Defense Ministry says it is reinforcing missile defense system, amid rising concerns over NK threats

Korea Herald – Seoul’s Defense Ministry said Monday that it was reinforcing its missile defense system, while maintaining that further analysis is needed to determine whether the short-range missiles fired by North Korea last week were ballistic missiles. Since North Korea fired multiple projectiles into the East Sea on May 4 and again Thursday, the… read more

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