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March 17, 2016 | Missile Defense News

Army Seeks to Alleviate Overburdened Patriot Units

Defense News: HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — The Army is looking at several different ways to alleviate the burden on Patriot units deployed around the globe, including an increased reliance on allied contributions, the commanding general of Army Space and Missile Defense Command said. Patriot Air and Missile Defense battalions are some of the most frequently deployed units in the… read more

March 17, 2016 | Missile Defense News

Lockheed Awarded $198M Navy Aegis Computer Baseline Development Contract Modification

GovCon Wire: Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has been awarded a potential three-year, $197.6 million contract modification to carry out computer program baseline development work on the U.S. Navy‘s Aegis combat systems. The contract also covers design, testing, systems engineering, delivery and integration work on technology insertion-related hardware and computer baselines for the combat system’s future advanced capability build, the Defense… read more

March 17, 2016 | Missile Defense News

USAF working on new defensive missiles for fighters

Flight Global: US industry could be competing within three years to develop a new self-defence missile for fighters aimed at countering the latest generation of Russian- and Chinese-made air-to-air weapons, says a top Lockheed Martin executive. For several years, the US Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) and several contractors, including Lockheed, Raytheon and Boeing, have… read more

March 17, 2016 | Missile Defense News

Lockheed Martin confirms MEADS talks with Poland, Turkey

IHS Jane’s 360: Lockheed Martin CEO Marillyn Hewson confirmed on 15 March that the company was in discussions with the Polish and Turkish governments on the Medium Extended Air Defence System (MEADS). The Polish government had reportedly restarted discussions with Lockheed in February, following the decision by the recently elected Law and Justice Party government… read more

March 16, 2016 | Missile Defense News

Rafael begins DSWS deliveries to Israeli Air Force

IHS Jane’s 360: Key Points IAF expected to declare IOC later in 2016 Software Block upgrades for the Stunner interceptor will be included in the delivery package Following completion of the final phase of a series of development and proving trials by the Israel Ministry of Defense (MOD) and US Department of Defense in December… read more

March 16, 2016 | Missile Defense News

Saudis to get MSE variant of PAC-3 missile

IHS Jane’s 360: Saudi Arabia has ordered the latest PAC-3 Missile Segment Enhancement (MSE) missile for its Patriot air defence systems, a US Department of Defense contract announcement confirmed on 11 March. It said Lockheed Martin’s Missile and Fire Control division had been awarded a USD73 million contract modification “to exercise a Patriot option adding… read more

March 16, 2016 | Missile Defense News

Raytheon Unveils New Patriot Radar at AUSA Global 16

Defense News: HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Raytheon debuted its first full-sized prototype of a next-generation Patriot radar here on Tuesday at the AUSA Global Force Symposium and Exhibition. The company’s new technology is called Gallium Nitride (GaN) Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) radar and its designed to provide the Patriot with a 360-degree view on the battlefield. So what is GaN-based… read more

March 16, 2016 | Missile Defense News

Lockheed CEO says Poland, Turkey interested in MEADS missile defense system

Reuters: Lockheed Martin Chief Executive Marillyn Hewson said Poland and Turkey were interested in the company’s MEADS missile defense system, which has already been selected by Germany. Hewson said Lockheed recently reentered discussions with the Polish defense ministry about the MEADS system, but gave no further details. Poland’s former center-right government last year chose Raytheon… read more

March 15, 2016 | Missile Defense News

USS Barry joins Yokosuka fleet in tumultuous times

Stars and Stripes: The Navy welcomed the destroyer USS Barry to its Japan-based fleet Monday, giving the force a seventh ballistic missile defense-capable ship in the midst of North Korean boasts about advances in its nuclear weapons program. Ballistic missile defense ships, or BMDs, are among the most oft-deployed ships in the Navy. On top… read more

March 15, 2016 | Missile Defense News

MDA Seeking Directed Energy, Coalition Solutions To Missile Threat; Navy Pursuing Larger Sensor Network

U.S. Naval Institute: To counter the growing quantity and capability of enemy missiles around the world, the Missile Defense Agency is looking for better discrimination and directed energy solutions while the Navy looks to better integrate its sensors to create a “kill web” instead of a “kill chain,” officials said earlier this month. The missile… read more

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