Missile Defense News

September 18, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Congress wants new plans from Army on its indirect fire protection suite development

Defense News: WASHINGTON — The Army has changed its acquisition plan for its Indirect Fire Protection Capability — designed to defend against rockets, artillery, and mortars as well as cruise missiles and drones — in a variety of ways and before Congress hands over dollars for the program, it wants more details on how the… read more

September 18, 2018 | Missile Defense News

The US Navy is going to need a bigger boat, and it’s getting ready to buy one

Defense News: WASHINGTON — The U.S. surface Navy is moving rapidly toward buying a new large surface ship that will replace the aging cruisers, a ship that Navy leaders and experts say will need to be spacious to accommodate future upgrades and weapon systems. The office of the Chief of Naval Operations Director of Surface… read more

September 18, 2018 | Missile Defense News

NATO stuck in the middle of a messy, multi-billion dollar weapon sale between Turkey, Russia and the US

CNBC: WASHINGTON — NATO, the world’s most powerful military alliance, is stuck in the middle of tricky weapons sale between Russia and Turkey and the United States. Last year, Ankara signed an agreement with Moscow for S-400 missiles, a deal reportedly worth $2.5 billion. All the while, Turkey has helped finance America’s most expensive weapons… read more

September 17, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Defense giants bet big on small satellites

Washington Post: Major U.S. defense contractors are working to reinvent their satellite businesses to include satellites no larger than a microwave oven, as they try to keep pace with a new crop of commercial technology companies leading a wave of disruption in the space industry… Read full post.… read more

September 17, 2018 | Missile Defense News

US Missile Defense Agency seeks controls for high G maneuvers for hypersonic interceptors

Next Big Future: The US Missile Defense Agency (MDA) will research aerodynamic controls capable of high G maneuvers for hypersonic interceptors.This could also be applied for maneuvers for hypersonic weapons. Concepts should focus on maximizing maneuverability and minimizing kinetic energy losses to the greatest extent possible while allowing controlled flight in a hypersonic environment. Studies… read more

September 14, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Joint Forces team up for Spartan Shield

U.S. Army: Soldiers from Rhine Ordnance Barracks, Ansbach, Baumholder and Airman from Aviano Air Force Base joined forces September 10-13 to sharpen their Integrated Air and Missile Defense warfighting skills. The U.S. Air Forces Europe Warrior Preparation Center hosted its second Spartan Shield, a five-day simulation event training crews from the 10th Army Air and… read more

September 14, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Saudi forces intercept Houthi ballistic missile targeting Najran

Al-Arabiya English: Saudi air forces intercepted a ballistic missile fired by the Houthi militias from Yemen towards the southwestern city of Najran on Thursday evening. The Houthis have stepped up missile attacks on the Kingdom in recent months. The total number of ballistic missiles launched by the Iranian-backed Houthi militias toward Saudi Arabia has so… read more

September 14, 2018 | Missile Defense News

US clears P-8, Patriot missile sales for South Korea

Defense News: WASHINGTON— The U.S. State Department has ok’d a package of potential sales for South Korea, including six P-8 maritime surveillance aircraft and 64 Patriot Advanced Capability-3 missiles. The P-8 deal has a potential price tag of $2.1 billion, while the Patriot weapons could cost $501 million, a $2.6 billion overall deal for American… read more

September 13, 2018 | Missile Defense News

India’s first missile tracking ship is ready to hit high seas

Business Insider India: Putting India in the elite club of countries that are equipped with sophisticated ocean surveillance ship, the VC 11184 is ready for sea trials. There are only four other countries – the US, Russia, China, and France – that have have similar vessels in their arsenal. Set to go in the first… read more

September 13, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Northrop Grumman IAMD Battle Command System Pairs with Sensors, Shooters for ‘Live Air’ Test

Aerotech News: The Northrop Grumman Integrated Air and Missile Defense Battle Command System successfully detected, tracked and simulated engagements of air targets during recent testing at the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico. During three weeks of U.S. Army-led testing in April and May, IBCS continued to validate its enterprise-level approach to air and… read more

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