Missile Defense News

January 17, 2019 | Missile Defense News

Space-based interceptors and drones with lasers: the Pentagon’s Missile Defense Review wish-list revealed

Defense News: WASHINGTON — The long-delayed Missile Defense Review, which will be formally introduced by President Donald Trump at the Pentagon Thursday, will call for research and investments to ensure America’s security for the next several decades: laser technology, the F-35 as an ICBM killer, and potentially putting interceptors in space. Trump will roll out… read more

January 17, 2019 | Missile Defense News

US army eyes $373 million purchase of Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system

i24 News: The US army has asked Congress to approve $373 million to purchase two of Israel’s successful Iron Dome missile interception batteries, the American defense website Inside Defense reported Wednesday. If approved, the sale would mark the first time Israel has sold a complete weapons system to the US, which rarely purchases weapons from… read more

January 16, 2019 | Missile Defense News

US weighs new ways to detect and track enemy missiles

Economic Times: WASHINGTON: The Trump administration is considering ways to expand U.S. homeland and overseas defenses against a potential missile attack, possibly adding a layer of satellites in space to detect and track hostile targets. Details on how far the administration intends to press this in a largely supportive Congress are expected to be revealed… read more

January 14, 2019 | Missile Defense News

What to look for in the upcoming Missile Defense Review

Defense News: WASHINGTON — The Pentagon’s Missile Defense Review is in the final stages of pre-release, sources tell Defense News, after more than a year of release delays. The review, a congressionally mandated document looking at the status of America’s missile defense capabilities, could be unveiled as soon as the next week, although it has… read more

January 10, 2019 | Missile Defense News

US buys more Israeli defense systems to protect tanks, APCs

Times of Israel: The US military awarded a nearly $80 million contract for the purchase of an Israeli-developed missile defense system to protect tanks and armored personnel carriers, after reaching a similar $200 million deal this past summer, the Rafael Advanced Defense Systems contractor announced Wednesday. The United States is expected to pay another $120… read more

January 9, 2019 | Missile Defense News

US Army moves IBCS closer to deployment

Jane’s 360: The US Army’s effort to network ‘shooters and sensors’ on the battlefield will continue its developmental testing through 2019 with testing of production representative hardware and software, which will lead to operational testing in 2020. The Integrated Air and Missile Defense (IAMD) Battle Command System (IBCS) is a common integrated fire control capability… read more

January 9, 2019 | Missile Defense News

Navy Quietly Fires 20 Hyper Velocity Projectiles Through Destroyer’s Deckgun

USNI News: Last summer USS Dewey (DDG-105) fired 20 hyper velocity projectiles (HVP) from a standard Mk 45 5-inch deck gun in a quiet experiment that’s set to add new utility to the weapon found on almost every U.S. warship, officials familiar with the test have told USNI News. The test, conducted by the Navy and… read more

January 8, 2019 | Missile Defense News

M2 Bradley Gets An Iron Fist: First Photo Of Israeli Anti-Missile Defense

Breaking Defense: WASHINGTON: Subcontractor Rada just released the first photo we’ve seen of the Israeli Iron Fist anti-missile system installed on an American M2 Bradley. With Russian and Chinese-made anti-tank missiles proliferating in Syria and other war zones, the US Army is rushing to field so-called Active Protection Systems on all its armored fighting vehicles.… read more

January 8, 2019 | Missile Defense News

Army, USMC exploring IBCS-G/ATOR integration; sign of new confidence in IAMD development

Inside Defense: The Army is coordinating with the Marine Corps to integrate the Ground/Air Task Oriented Radar (G/ATOR) with the Integrated Air and Missile Defense program, a sign of new confidence by the Army that its $7.9 billion IAMD program — beset two years ago by a string of serious developmental setbacks and schedule delays… read more

January 7, 2019 | Missile Defense News

Saudi Arabia gets US missile defense boost despite Khashoggi uproar

Al-Monitor: The Donald Trump administration has approved nearly $200 million in upgrades to Saudi Arabia’s missile defenses, Al-Monitor has learned, despite continued congressional uproar over the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Under the commercial deal approved by the State Department in December, Saudi Arabia will receive $195 million in upgrades to improve its Patriot PAC-3… read more

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