Missile Defense News

July 24, 2017 | Missile Defense News

THAAD to Get Tested Against Medium-Range Ballistic Missile

Real Clear Defense: The U.S. Coast Guard says a launch from a rocket complex in Alaska will occur as soon as next week. The launch from Kodiak Island is scheduled to occur at the Pacific Spaceport Complex-Alaska between 7 p.m. on July 29 and 1:30 a.m. on July 30, according to a U.S. Coast Guard… read more

July 24, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Next US ICBM Intercept to Use New Technology

Scout Warrior: The Pentagon’s next intercept test will incorporate new missile defense technology engineered to improve the likelihood that a Ground-Base Interceptor can succeed in destroying an approaching ICBM nuclear weapons attack. Northrop Grumman is working with the Missile Defense Agency to refine new command and control systems able to exchange time-sensitive information with an… read more

July 21, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Baltics Need Anti-aircraft Protection Against Russia, Lithuania Says

Voice of America: SIAULIAI AIR BASE, LITHUANIA — NATO should permanently deploy anti-aircraft weapons in the Baltics to deter Russia, Lithuania’s president said Thursday as the United States put Patriot missiles on display after including them in an exercise in the region for the first time. The permanent deployment of the advanced air defense system… read more

July 20, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Defense Authorization Bills Advance US Missile Defense and Nuclear Weapons Priorities

The Daily Signal: Congress is currently deliberating the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2018. The NDAA is an important tool for Congress as it offers it an opportunity to influence defense policy, as well as indicate its wishes with regard to armed forces and defense programs. How do the two versions of the… read more

July 20, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Fort Hood gets ballistic missile defense system

KCENTV: Within the last month, Fort Hood got a missile defense system that will allow soldiers to train in Central Texas, instead of having to travel to a site like Fort Bliss where one was already installed. The system, called Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense or THAAD, is an anti-ballistic missile defense mechanism that can shoot… read more

July 20, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Air and missile defense must be top priority for lawmakers

The Hill: The more North Korea launches intercontinental ballistic missiles, the more obvious the obvious becomes — now is not the time for congressional defense committees to do anything that would impede America’s advancements in air and missile defense. This fact is not lost on President Trump or our allies, as the U.S. and Poland… read more

July 19, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Fort Hood gets ballistic missile defense system

KCEN-TV: Within the last month, Fort Hood got a missile defense system that will allow soldiers to train in Central Texas, instead of having to travel to a site like Fort Bliss where one was already installed. The system, called Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense or THAAD, is an anti-ballistic missile defense mechanism that can shoot… read more

July 19, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Air and Missile Defense Must Be Top Priority for Lawmakers

The Hill: The more North Korea launches intercontinental ballistic missiles, the more obvious the obvious becomes — now is not the time for congressional defense committees to do anything that would impede America’s advancements in air and missile defense. This fact is not lost on President Trump or our allies, as the U.S. and Poland… read more

July 19, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Best strategy against North Korea: Boosting missile defense

The Gazette: There is wide and bipartisan agreement that North Korea’s nuclear weapons and missile programs pose a grave threat to the United States and our allies. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called it an “imminent” threat. His predecessor John Kerry said North Korea’s nuclear program would be one of the top challenges for the… read more

July 18, 2017 | Missile Defense News

The Pentagon’s Next ICBM Intercept Test Will New Command and Control Missile Defense Technology

Scout: The Pentagon’s next intercept test will incorporate new missile defense technology engineered to improve the likelihood that a Ground-Base Interceptor can succeed in destroying an approaching ICBM nuclear weapons attack. Northrop Grumman is working with the Missile Defense Agency to refine new command and control systems able to exchange time-sensitive information with an interceptor… read more

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