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November 16, 2018 | Missile Defense News

A Divided America Finds Common Ground on Defense Technology

Forbes: The recent midterm elections have exposed a political landscape that’s more divided than ever, with a Republican Senate pitted against a Democrat House; with Trump supporters pitted against Never Trumpers; and all deeply at odds on issues from guns and illegal immigration to tax cuts and health care. Abraham Lincoln famously said, “A house… read more

November 16, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Hypersonic Boost-Glide Weapons and Challenges to International Security

The Diplomat: I’ve been asked to address an important topic that is overdue for serious attention in the area of international disarmament studies and arms control. I’ll be building on the earlier presentation we received from on the state of long-range conventional weapon technology worldwide and focus mainly international security implications of hypersonic weapons, focusing… read more

November 15, 2018 | Missile Defense News

IDF satisfied with Iron Dome’s performance during latest escalation

Jane’s 360: Israeli military officials have expressed satisfaction with the performance of the Rafael Iron Dome air-defence system during a brief but intense escalation with Palestinian armed groups in the Gaza Strip. Hamas, Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ), and other groups fired approximately 460 projectiles into southern Israel on 12/13 November: the most intense barrage ever… read more

November 15, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Air Defenders Recognized for Achieving Patriot Master Gunner Status

DVIDS: Fourteen Air Defenders from across the globe graduated on November 14, from Class 701-18 Patriot Master Gunner (PMG) course held at Osan Air Base, South Korea, with senior leaders and family members in attendance. The new PMG’s were recognized for their hard work and completing this milestone in their careers. The course is both… read more

November 15, 2018 | Missile Defense News

U.S. Army kicks off new small satellite program

Space News: Industry watchers were surprised last month when the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command announced it was ending the Kestrel Eye small satellite experiment. The $2 million project was to test the use of small satellites in direct support of Army forces on the ground. But the Army’s interest in small… read more

November 14, 2018 | Missile Defense News

DARPA Is Looking for a Way To Shoot Down Hypersonic Weapons

The National Interest: ARPA calls it “counter-hypersonics.” The rest of us would call it a way — or a prayer — to stop nuclear warheads coming down on our heads at 20 times the speed of sound. DARPA, the Pentagon’s pet research agency, wants an interceptor that can stop weapons that are hypersonic (travel faster… read more

November 14, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Pentagon to boost laser investments for missile defense

Defense News: WASHINGTON — The U.S. Defense Department is planning to increase investments in directed-energy systems used for missile defense over the next several budget cycles, according to the department’s top technology adviser. Michael Griffin, undersecretary of defense for research and engineering, said Tuesday he expects to have usable directed-energy weaponry in the hands of… read more

November 13, 2018 | Missile Defense News

WATCH: Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense in action

World Israel News: he IDF deployed the Iron Dome defense system to protect its citizens from a barrage of over 300 rockets launched at Israel’s south on Monday. The footage below captures the technology in action. Watch the video… read more

November 13, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Bath Iron Works starts construction of USS Patrick Gallagher

UPI: Nov. 12 (UPI) — Construction of DDG 127, to be christened the USS Patrick Gallagher, has started at General Dynamics Bath Iron Works shipyard located in Maine. U.S. Senator Susan Collins, R-Maine, made the initial cut to the first steel plate for the ship during a ceremony Friday in the BIW fabrication shop, which… read more

November 13, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Decades after ‘Star Wars,’ Pentagon looks back to the future on missile defense

Washington Post: More than three decades ago, Michael D. Griffin was at the center of the military’s “Star Wars” initiative, working to realize President Ronald Reagan’s dream of shielding the United States from Soviet missiles like “a roof protects a family from rain.” Now the 69-year-old scientist is back at the Pentagon as its top… read more

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