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November 17, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Downing North Korea Missiles is Hard. The US is Experimenting.

The New York Times: WASHINGTON – Concerned that the missile defense system designed to protect American cities is insufficient by itself to deter a North Korean attack, the Trump administration is expanding its strategy to also try to stop Pyongyang’s missiles before they get far from Korean airspace. The new approach, hinted at in an… read more

November 17, 2017 | Missile Defense News

New DoD Interceptor Destroys Multiple ICBMs, Decoys at Once

Scout: The Pentagon is developing an emerging technology able to track, target and destroy approaching ICBMs and decoys simultaneously – by attaching a new Multi-Object Kill Vehicle, or MOKV, to a Ground Based Interceptor. Development of the MOVK is intended to evolve from existing tests with the EKV, however industry and Pentagon developers do not… read more

November 17, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Japan to strengthen missile defense capabilities against North Korea: Abe

NK News: Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Friday pledged to strengthen the country’s missile-defense capabilities against Pyongyang’s nuclear and missile threats, in a speech to the Diet. “Today, it’s not an exaggeration to say that the security environment surrounding Japan is the worst in the postwar era,” Abe said, in his first major policy… read more

November 17, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Ballistic-missile defense radar passes crucial milestone

Military Embedded Systems: MOORESTOWN, N.J. Lockheed Martin has completed the Critical Design Review (CDR) portion of testing with the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) for the Long Range Discrimination Radar (LRDR). Passage of this goal means that the LRDR has demonstrated compliance to all technical performance measures and requirements. The radar system will be part of… read more

November 16, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Raytheon awarded contract for Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile program

UPI: Nov. 15 (UPI) — Raytheon Missile Systems has been awarded a modified contract to exercise options to procure spares for the Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile, or ESSM, Block I multi-year production requirements. The ESSM is an upgraded version of the Sea Sparrow anti-ship missile defense system, which itself is a collaborative effort between the… read more

November 15, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Raytheon: Patriots intercepted over 100 tactical ballistic missiles since 2015

Defense News: DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Patriot batteries owned by Arab partners in the Middle East have intercepted more than 100 tactical ballistic missiles launched from Yemen since the Saudi-led war against Iranian-backed Houthis began in 2015, according to U.S. prime contractor Raytheon. That number, which appears on the Raytheon website, could not be… read more

November 14, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Israel deploys ‘Iron Dome’ missile defense amid terror threats

World Israel News: Amid warnings of planned terror activity in retaliation for IDF operations against the Islamic Jihad, Israel has set up Iron Dome batteries in several locations in the center of the country. The IDF believes the terror group is planning an attack on the Jewish state following the Israeli military’s demolition of a… read more

November 14, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Artemis Strike 2017 Exercise Concludes in Crete

Department of Defense: CHANIA, Greece, Nov. 13, 2017 — More than 200 U.S. soldiers from the 10th Army Air and Missile Defense Command participated in Artemis Strike 2017, a German-led multinational tactical live-fire exercise held Nov. 2-9 at the NATO Missile Firing Installation here. Soldiers from 5th Battalion, 7th Air Defense Artillery Regiment worked with… read more

November 13, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Akita and Yamaguchi eyed to host Aegis Ashore missile interceptor batteries

Japan Times: Japan might deploy the land-based Aegis Ashore missile defense system in Akita and Yamaguchi prefectures to address North Korea’s aggressive provocations, a government source said Saturday. Under the plan, the Ground Self-Defense Force would operate the Aegis Ashore system at Self-Defense Forces facilities in the two prefectures. But some in the Defense Ministry… read more

November 13, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Israel’s Patriot Missile System Downs Assad Regime Drone on Syrian Border

Haaretz: Israel’s Patriot missile defense system has shot down a drone on the border with Syria on Saturday, Israel’s military has reported. The intercepted drone reportedly belonged to the Assad regime and was on an intelligence gathering mission in the Quneitra area of the border. The drone then entered the demilitarized zone and flew towards Israel… read more

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