Missile Defense News

October 28, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Applied DNA Takes On Missile Defense

Inn Vateli: The U.S. Department of Defense is calling on Applied DNA Sciences to secure the electronic guts of the nation’s missile-defense systems. As part of a two-year contract with the Pentagon’s Missile Defense Agency, the Stony Brook-based biotech firm is partnering with Hi-Rel Group, a Connecticut manufacturer of highly specialized metal components for what’s… read more

October 27, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Turkey reaches ‘certain clarity’ on national missile defense system

Daily News: Turkey has reached “certain clarity” on the decision for a tender on its long-range missile defense system, Undersecretariat for Defense Industries (SSM) head İsmail Demir has said. “We are reviewing several parameters. We want to make a decision without a further extension,” he said, speaking at a Political, Economic and Social Research (SETA)… read more

October 26, 2015 | Missile Defense News

US Navy Orders $160Mln of Phalanx Anti-Missile Machine Guns for Ships

Sputnik: The US Navy has issued a $159.9 million contract to make Phalanx heavy machine guns that defend ships against incoming missiles, the Raytheon Company announced in press release on Friday. “The contract… includes support equipment for the Phalanx and SeaRAM weapon systems,” the release said. “[The contract] also covers overhaul of four Land-based Phalanx weapon systems.” Phalanx is a rapid-fire,… read more

October 22, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Lockheed Martin: 9-Country Missile Defense Demonstration to Inform Future Aegis Upgrades

USNI: The Maritime Theater Missile Defense (MTMD) Forum’s Integrated Air and Missile Defense At-Sea Demonstration this week will help Aegis Combat System developer Lockheed Martin validate how well coalition forces’ platforms can work together in the real world and discover any improvements that may need to be made to the system. Nine countries are in… read more

October 22, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Saab Receives Order From Latvia For RBS 70 Missiles

Business Wire: Defence and security company Saab has received an order for RBS 70 missiles from the Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Latvia. Deliveries will take place during the period 2015-2016. Latvia has been an RBS 70 system customer since 2004. This order for missiles is part of Latvia’s long-term plan to further… read more

October 22, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Taiwan’s missile strategy: From ‘A Hard Look at Hard Power’

American Enterprise Institute: Taiwanese defense spending has fallen despite evidence of an immediate need for such investments. Michael Mazza explains that Taiwan’s unique missile defense program may be one of the few the nation continues to fund. Taiwan has an active indigenous cruise missile program. While U.S. officials have at times expressed unease with the… read more

October 22, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Lockheed Martin wins $784 million U.S. long-range radar deal: Pentagon

Reuters: Lockheed Martin Corp has won a contract valued at $784 million to build a new long-range radar that the U.S. Missile Defense Agency considers “critically important” to improving its ability to protect the U.S. homeland, the Pentagon said on Wednesday. Lockheed, the Defense Department’s No. 1 supplier, beat out Raytheon Co and Northrop Grumman… read more

October 20, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Under Secretary Rose Gottemoeller Travels to Alaska

U.S. Department of State: From October 19-20, Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security Rose Gottemoeller will visit Fairbanks, Fort Greely, and Anchorage. On October 19, Under Secretary Gottemoeller will travel to Fort Greely and the 49th Missile Defense Battalion where she will visit the Missile Defense Complex and receive briefings on… read more

October 20, 2015 | Missile Defense News

U.S. Plans $6 Billion Investment in Space Situational Awareness

Space News: The U.S. government, primarily the Department of Defense, plans to spend some $6 billion on efforts to monitor the space environment in real time through 2020, according to the U.S. Government Accountability Office. That figure, which the GAO acknowledged is not comprehensive, nonetheless represents one of the most detailed accountings of space situational… read more

October 20, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Upgraded GaN AESA radar for Patriot missile defense system moves forward

Military Embedded Systems: Raytheon engineers are upgrading the Patriot Air and Missile Defense System’s radar to provide 360 degree protection from the potential threat unmanned aircraft, manned aircraft, and cruise and ballistic missiles simultaneously attacking U.S. or allied forces from multiple directions. The enhancements include upgrading the Patriot radar main array with Gallium Nitride- (GaN)… read more

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