Missile Defense News

May 25, 2018 | Missile Defense News

American Diplomacy Towards North Korea Must Be Backed by Missile Defense

The National Interest: The planned United States–North Korea summit ended abruptly Thursday morning with President Trump’s official withdrawal from talks. In his announcement – which came in a formal letter to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un – Trump lamented the cancellation as “a detriment to the world,” but insisted that a continuation of talks… read more

May 25, 2018 | Missile Defense News

31st Air Defense Welcomes Commander

The Lawton Constitution: Just how busy the 31st Air Defense Artillery Brigade has been the past couple of years was summed up at a double-dipping ceremony on the Fort Sill Polo Field Wednesday. The brigade not only said farewell to Col. Janice H. Chen and welcomed Col. Lisa M. Bartel as brigade commander, but it… read more

May 25, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Torch Technologies tapped to support Space and Missile Defense Command

UPI: May 24 (UPI) — Torch Technologies Inc. has been awarded a contract by the Defense Department for services in support of the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command. The contract, from U.S. Army Contracting Command, is valued at more than $71.8 million under the terms of a cost-plus-fixed-fee contract and enables Torch Technologies… read more

May 24, 2018 | Missile Defense News

US Army concludes target tracking test on THAAD system

Army Technology: The US Army, in collaboration with the Missile Defense Agency, has successfully completed a tracking exercise involving the terminal high altitude area defence (THAAD) system. Identified as Flight Test Other 35 (FTX-35), the THAAD test was carried out using a short-range ballistic missile (SRBM) target. The SRBM target has been developed and built… read more

May 24, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Lockheed Martin Wins $282 Million PAC-3 Missile Support FMS Contract

Defense World: Lockheed Martin was awarded a $282 million modification contract for PATRIOT Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) Missile Support Centre post-production support to Netherlands, Germany, Japan, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, and Republic of Korea. Work is expected to be completed by May 19, 2019, the US department of defense said in a… read more

May 24, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Romania buys rights from Israel to produce Iron Dome missile defense

World Israel News: In a deal worth hundreds of millions of dollars, Israel’s Rafael Advanced Defense Systems will provide the Romanian Romaero company with licensing and training to produce its own air-defense systems. Israel’s famous Iron Dome anti-rocket system, in addition to the “Samson” remote-controlled weapons positions, and the “Gil” or “Spike” anti-tank tactical missiles,… read more

May 23, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Here’s how many billions Japan and South Korea are spending on American defense goods

Defense News: WASHINGTON ― In an era where the American president wants allies to Buy American, two of America’s closest friends in Asia have proven to be loyal customers. As U.S. President Donald Trump sat down with South Korean President Moon Jae-In at the White House on Tuesday, a new pair of fact sheets released… read more

May 23, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Lamborn wants to bolster U.S. missile defenses in face of North Korea threat

Gray DC: WASHINGTON (Gray DC) — Washington Bureau Chief Jacqueline Policastro sat down with President Donald Trump inside the Oval Office Tuesday. Their off the record meeting took place just a few hours after President Trump met with South Korean President Moon Jae-in. While that meeting — and President Trump’s negotiating style — are in… read more

May 22, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Arleigh Burke Guided-Missile Destroyer Program Marks Key Milestones

USNI News: May marked a pair of milestones in the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer program, including the start of fabrication of the first Flight III ship, according to Naval Sea Systems Command. Steel was cut on the future Jack Lucas (DDG-125) at Huntington Ingalls Industries earlier this month, just after the Navy and the shipbuilders… read more

May 22, 2018 | Missile Defense News

U.S. bolsters Asia ballistic missile defense as Trump-Kim summit nears

Reuters: YOKOSUKA, Japan (Reuters) – The USS Milius, one of the U.S. Navy’s most advanced guided missile destroyers, arrived in Japan on Tuesday to reinforce defenses against any ballistic missile attacks by North Korea, or anyone else in East Asia. The warship’s arrival at Yokosuka Naval Base comes three weeks before an unprecedented meeting is… read more

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