Missile Defense News

March 21, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Daivd’s Sling Air Defense Shield to Be Fully Operational in Israel in Early April

The Jerusalem Post: As tensions mount between Israel and its neighbors, the country’s David’s Sling missile defense system will be operationally ready in the next two weeks. “In the next few weeks we will finish a long process of testing a new weapons system that will join the air force,” said Lt.-Col. Kobi Regev, the… read more

March 17, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Arrow Defense System Intercepts Syrian Missile Fired at IAF Fighter Jet

Jerusalem Post: Israel used its Arrow missile defense system for the first time Thursday night after Israeli jets were targeted with Syrian anti-aircraft missiles during an operation over Syria. In a rare confirmation of Israel carrying out airstrikes in Syria, the IDF said on Friday morning that “several anti-aircraft missiles were launched from Syria during… read more

March 16, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Trump Picks ‘Mr. Fix-It’ to Run Daily Ops at Pentagon

Defense One: Patrick Shanahan’s missile-defense background could prove important in a Trump administration. Patrick Shanahan has been known to clean up troubled programs at Boeing. His portfolio is about to get much larger. That’s because President Trump on Thursday said he would nominate Shanahan — currently the senior vice president of supply chain and operations at… read more

March 16, 2017 | Missile Defense News

THAAD is for self-defense solely aimed at N.K. missiles: official

Yonhap News: The ongoing deployment of a U.S. missile defense system in South Korea is a self-defense measure aimed solely at North Korea’s nuclear and missile threats, a senior foreign ministry official here said Wednesday. South Korea and the U.S. recently started the process of installing a Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system. They… read more

March 10, 2017 | Missile Defense News

U.S. reaffirms alliance with South Korea, THAAD deployment

UPI: The U.S. State Department reaffirmed the bilateral alliance with Seoul in the wake of a South Korea court decision to remove President Park Geun-hye from power, Yonhap reported Friday. The statement was made as the U.S. House of Representatives gathered 93 signatures for a proposal condemning North Korea’s development of intercontinental ballistic missiles and… read more

March 8, 2017 | Missile Defense News

More delays for German air defense system buy

Defense News: Göttingen – Germany will not conclude a contract for the procurement of the air defense system pitched by Lockheed Martin, MBDA Deutschland and Italy’s Leonardo before the September elections, the Ministry of Defence today informed members of German Parliament’s Defense Committee. Originally, the TLVS program to develop the Medium Extended Air Defense System, or MEADS, in… read more

March 7, 2017 | Missile Defense News

THAAD 101: The Ultimate Guide to the Missile Defense System China and North Korea Hate

The National Interest: “THAAD is the right solution today for improving ballistic-missile defense capabilities and architectures around the globe. THAAD’s unique endo & exo capability adds an essential layer of defense against current and emerging missile threats. THAAD complements existing ballistic-missile defenses by closing the battlespace gap between endo-only PAC-3 and exo-only Aegis BMD. THAAD is interoperable with all BMDS systems. As potential adversaries have continued to increase ballistic-missile inventories, THAAD provides an exceptional capability to defend against mass… read more

March 7, 2017 | Missile Defense News

U.S. Sends First Parts Of THAAD Missile Defense System To South Korea

NPR: Citing the threat posed by North Korean missiles, the U.S. military has sent the first elements of its Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system to South Korea. China has opposed the move, which has also drawn mixed reactions in South Korea. The shipment landed in the night of March 6, with a C-17… read more

March 2, 2017 | Missile Defense News

US reaffirms missile-defense plans as joint war games begin in S. Korea

Stars and Stripes: SEOUL, South Korea — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis vowed to defeat any attack on the United States or its allies as Washington and Seoul kicked off annual war games that are a major source of tension with the North. Foal Eagle — a field-training exercise involving ground, air, naval and special operations… read more

March 1, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Build Limited Missile Defenses Against Russian, Chinese Strikes: Experts

Breaking Defense: WASHINGTON: It’s time to build up missile defenses against limited attacks from Russia and China, leading experts gingerly suggest in a forthcoming study. While we can’t stop an all-out nuclear barrage, they say, we can and should reduce the temptation for Moscow or Beijing to risk a small strike. Such limited nuclear strikes… read more

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