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March 23, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Turkey still discussing missile defense purchases from U.S., Eurosam

Reuters: ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkey continues to hold talks with the Franco-Italian Eurosam consortium and the United States to buy missile defense systems, Ankara’s foreign ministry spokesman said on Friday. In December last year, Turkey and Russia signed an accord for Moscow to supply Ankara with S-400 surface-to-air missile batteries, finalizing a deal set to… read more

March 23, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Crucial Polish Missile Defense Site Delayed Two Years: MDA

Breaking Defense: A critical, U.S.-made missile defense system slated to come online in Poland later this year is being delayed, the head of the Missile Defense Agency said on Thursday, and likely won’t be ready until at least 2020. The Aegis Ashore radar and missile defense complex is seeing “an unsatisfactory rate of construction progress,” Lt.… read more

March 23, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Senior Officials: U.S. Must Keep Pace with Adversaries in Missile Defense

U.S. Department of Defense: WASHINGTON, March 22, 2018 — The fiscal year 2019 budget request for ballistic missile defense seeks to ensure the United States stays ahead of adversaries that are advancing their capabilities, defense officials said on Capitol Hill today. The United States military remains the strongest in the world, but its advantage is… read more

March 22, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Congress provides $3.3 billion boost for missile defense in FY18 spending bill

Defense News: WASHINGTON — Congress is providing for $3.3 billion more for missile defense programs in its fiscal 2018 spending bill above the Missile Defense Agency’s original request of $9.5 billion, according to the FY18 appropriations bill. The $3.3 billion in funding includes the $2 billion Congress appropriated in December 2017 as a special supplement to the… read more

March 20, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Foundation for U.S. Ballistic Missile Defense System Modernized

PR Newswire: DENVER, March 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — The system of systems that enables the disparate elements of the Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS) to function as a complete global defense network has been revolutionized. The modernized Command, Control, Battle Management and Communications (C2BMC) system significantly improves collaborative Ballistic Missile Defense planning and provides global… read more

March 20, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Air and missile defense CFT pursuing ‘layered and tiered approach’

Inside Defense: The cross-functional team focused on air and missile defense modernization has concentrated its early efforts on two urgent requirements, but its director is eyeing longer-range objectives for the next phase of the team’s operation. Brig. Gen. Randall McIntire told Inside the Army in a March 14 interview the CFT has been focused on… read more

March 19, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Army to tie two critical air-and-missile defense systems together within two years

Defense News: WASHINGTON — The Army is planning to tie its two most critical air-and-missile defense systems together within two years, which is key to establishing a more effective layered approach to AMD, according to the one-star general in charge of modernizing the service’s AMD capabilities. And the approach could enhance the development of the Army’s… read more

March 16, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Build Missile Defense Space Sensors Now

Breaking Defense: Vladimir Putin recently showed off an animated film of Russia attacking the United States while bragging about Russia’s supposed new nuclear missile capabilities. Adding insult to injury, according to him, the new Russian missiles are so complex that the United States can’t defend against them. Well, not quite. Last weekend Defense Secretary Jim… read more

March 15, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Avengers roll out of Letterkenny on way to troops in Europe

Public Opinion Online: CHAMERSBURG — Letterkenny Army Depot on Wednesday rolled out the first 36 Avengers in a program to rearm Army units in Europe with mobile air defense systems. Workers are resurrecting up to 72 Avenger systems from Letterkenny’s “boneyard” to the battlefield, according to Letterkenny spokeswoman Janet Gardner. Col. Greg Brady, chief of… read more

March 15, 2018 | Missile Defense News

More than 2,500 U.S. troops wrapping up Juniper Cobra in Israel

Army Times: HAZOR AIR BASE, Israel ― More than 2,500 U.S. troops have taken part in the Juniper Cobra joint exercise with Israeli Defense Forces, which concludes Thursday. This year’s event served as a dress rehearsal for a joint response to an Iranian missile attack on Israel. Contingency plans could be activated at any moment,… read more

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