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September 14, 2015 | Missile Defense News

US Navy’s USS The Sullivans destroyer to begin composite training unit exercise

Naval-Technology: The US Navy’s Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS The Sullivans is set to begin composite training unit exercise, COMPTUEX. The vessel will join the remainder of the Harry S Truman Carrier Strike Group (HSTCSG) in order to conduct the exercise, which tests HSTCSG’s capability to effectively react to real-world scenarios and perform as an… read more

September 11, 2015 | Missile Defense News

U.S., Israel weeks away from co-production deal for missile shield

Yahoo News: WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States and Israel are weeks away from reaching a draft agreement on a co-production of Israel’s air defense system called David’s Sling that the two countries jointly developed, the top U.S. missile defense officer told lawmakers on Thursday. U.S. Navy Vice Admiral James Syring, director of the Missile… read more

September 11, 2015 | Missile Defense News

THAAD deployment in South Korea under U.S. review, says Seoul

UPI: SEOUL, Sept. 10 (UPI) — Seoul has no plans to discuss THAAD deployment with the United States in an upcoming meeting, because the proposal is still under U.S. review. Speaking before the National Assembly’s National Defense Committee during a parliamentary audit, South Korean Defense Minister Han Min-koo said Thursday that discussion of Terminal High… read more

September 9, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Get Ready, China: America Is Upgrading Its Missile Defenses

The National Interest: While most folks were getting ready to head out for Labor Day barbecues, American defense planners were preparing what could be a big upgrade of U.S. missile-defense platforms on the high seas. In a press release last Friday by Lockheed Martin, the company detailed a new contract worth as much as $428… read more

September 9, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Signaleers keep 14th MDB Connected

Hawaii Army Weekly: KYOGAMISAKI, Japan — Signal Soldiers from the 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command, 78th Network Enterprise Center, and the 307th Expeditionary Signal Battalion enhanced the ability of the 14th Missile Defense Battery (MDB), 94th AAMDC, to communicate with its higher headquarters and transmit accurate missile defense data to meet its regional… read more

September 8, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Lockheed to continue integration of Aegis combat system on US Navy ships

Naval Technology: Lockheed Martin has secured a contract to continue to modernise Aegis hardware and software onboard the US Navy vessels. The new ten-year contract for the next phase of intergrating the system includes options, which if exercised will bring the total value of the contract to approximately $428m. Under the Ship Integration & Test… read more

September 8, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Kratos Awarded High Energy Laser Task Order Valued at $32 Million

CNNMoney: SAN DIEGO, Sept. 08, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:KTOS), a leading National Security Solutions provider, announced today that Digital Fusion Solutions, Inc., a subsidiary of Kratos’ Defense & Rocket Support Services (DRSS) Division, has been awarded a $32 million task order under its U.S. Army Space and Missile… read more

September 4, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Destroyer Carney to depart on homeport switch

Navy Times: The destroyer Carney will leave its homeport of Mayport, Florida, on Sept. 12 to become the fourth and final ballistic missile defense ship based in Rota, Spain, as part of the European Phased Adaptive Approach. The ship and her 23 officers, 24 chiefs and 291 sailors will provide ballistic missile defense — a… read more

September 4, 2015 | Missile Defense News

System integration lab helps build air defense weapon

Redstone Rocket: Some members of the Army weapons community quietly noted a first anniversary in early August. Aug. 8 marked a year since development of the System of Systems Integration laboratory in support of the Indirect Fire Protection Capability, Increment 2-Intercept. IFPC Inc 2-I is a new mobile, ground-based air defense weapon system that will… read more

September 4, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Fort Hood air defense unit deploys to southwest Asia

Killeen Daily Herald: FORT HOOD — More than 500 soldiers from a Fort Hood air defense unit are in the process of deploying to the Middle East to participate in Operation Enduring Freedom. The command team of 1st Battalion, 62nd Air Defense Artillery Regiment, 69th Air Defense Artillery Brigade, cased the units colors this morning… read more

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