Missile Defense News

March 23, 2015 | Missile Defense News

U.S. military officer may discuss THAAD deployment during Seoul visit: U.S. Gen. David Stilwell

Arirang News: A controversial U.S.-led missile defense system could be up for discussion during a visit to Korea this week by the United States’ top military officer. Martin Dempsey, the U.S. chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, could discuss THAAD deployment with his Korean counterpart Choi Yoon-hee when they meet in Seoul on Friday.… read more

March 20, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Missile Budget Cuts Threaten Defense Posture, Officials Say

DoD News: WASHINGTON, March 19, 2015 – The Oct. 1 return to sequestration-level funding now required by budget law would significantly lower an already austere budget for missile defense, making the nation less secure, the principal deputy undersecretary of defense for policy told Congress today. Brian P. McKeon testified before the House Armed Services Committee… read more

March 20, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Missile Defense to Murkowski: Long Range Radar a “Must Have”

Alaska Native News: WASHINGTON, D.C. – As the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee conducts its annual reviews of federal agency spending and priorities, Senator Lisa Murkowski Wednesday used the appearance of Missile Defense Agency (MDA) Director Admiral James Syring on Capitol Hill to get clarity about Alaska’s pre-eminent role in the nation’s defense. At a hearing… read more

March 20, 2015 | Missile Defense News

U.S. to develop new radar to defend against N.K. missiles

Yonhap News: WASHINGTON, March 19 (Yonhap) — The United States plans to develop a new radar to deploy to Alaska to better defend against North Korean ballistic missiles, a senior defense official said Thursday. Brian McKeon, principal deputy undersecretary of defense for policy, made the remark during a House Armed Services Committee hearing, saying the… read more

March 20, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Army Europe air defense unit deploys to Poland for exercise

U.S. Army News: SOCHACZEW, Poland (March 19, 2015) — A Patriot missile battery from U.S. Army Europe’s 10th Army Air and Missile Defense Command, or AAMDC, began arriving here, March 18, after a 1,200-kilometer tactical road movement, as part of a combined air and missile defense exercise with its Polish allies. Delta Battery, 5th Battalion,… read more

March 20, 2015 | Missile Defense News

173rd Airborne Brigade paratroopers secure NATO missile-defense sites

U.S. Army News: VICENZA, Italy (March 19, 2015) — Paratroopers, from Company A, 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, returned from NATO Operation Active Fence in Turkey, March 12. Two weeks earlier, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, arrived in southern Turkey to relieve them. “Operation Active… read more

March 19, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Chairman Rogers’ Opening Statement: Fiscal Year 2016 Missile Defense Hearing

  WASHINGTON – Rep. Mike Rogers (R-AL), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Strategic Forces made the following opening statement for today’s hearing entitled “Fiscal Year 2016 Missile Defense Hearing”. “We have a full morning ahead of us on the increasingly important subject of ballistic missile defense. We have an esteemed panel here today to discuss the… read more

March 19, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Missile Agency Director: Budget Request Supports Development

DoD News: WASHINGTON, March 18, 2015 – The Missile Defense Agency’s fiscal year 2016 budget request continues the development of defenses for the nation, deployed forces and allies and international partners against increasingly capable ballistic missile threats, the agency’s director told Congress today. Navy Vice Adm. James D. Syring told members of the Senate Appropriations… read more

March 19, 2015 | Missile Defense News

U.S. eyes Iran, N.Korea missile threats, boosts testing tempo

Reuters: (Reuters) – The U.S. Missile Defense Agency, citing growing missile threats from North Korea and Iran, said on Wednesday the United States was carrying out increasingly realistic tests of its missile defenses while also beefing up cybersecurity. MDA Director Navy Vice Admiral James Syring said North Korea has fielded hundreds of missiles that could… read more

March 19, 2015 | Missile Defense News

U.S. to seek bids for new missile defense warhead in 2018

Reuters: (Reuters) – The U.S. Missile Defense Agency plans to launch a competition for a new warhead or “kill vehicle” for its ground-based homeland missile defense system in 2018, the agency’s director told U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday. Navy Vice Admiral James Syring said he expected to launch the competition after the completion of design work… read more