Missile Defense News

May 26, 2016 | Missile Defense News

Hyundai wins contract to design South Korea’s second batch of Aegis-equipped KDX-3 destroyers

IHS Jane’s Defense Weekly: Key Points Hyundai Heavy Industries is designing South Korea’s second batch of KDX-3 ships Design contract edges the country closer to operating a class of six Aegis-equipped destroyers South Korea’s Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) has awarded a contract to design a second batch of three Sejong Daewang (KDX-3)-class guided-missile destroyers… read more

May 26, 2016 | Missile Defense News

MML fires Tamir missile

WaayTV: We now have video of a  recent engineering demonstration of the Indirect Fire Protection Capability Increment 2-Intercept system successfully firing an Israeli Tamir missile. The missile successfully engaged and destroyed an Unmanned Aircraft System during the testing phase at White Sands Missile Range. The system features the Multi-Mission Launcher, which is able to fire… read more

May 26, 2016 | Missile Defense News

Hit or miss: US MDA and industry take RKV to the next level

IHS Jane’s International Defense Review: Key Points The EKV was hampered by issues at the outset including the effect of vibration on the IMU and seeker RKV should improve capability, cut down on processes and lead to the transition to MOKV Raytheon, Boeing, and Lockheed Martin are developing a more reliable warhead for the US… read more

May 26, 2016 | Missile Defense News

Leaders visit remote missile defense site in Japan

Redstone Rocket: Two leaders proved the sun never sets on Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command as they visited command Soldiers stationed in the Land of the Rising Sun. James Johnson, SMDC/ARSTRAT Future Warfare Center director, and Col. Matthew Tedesco, director, SMDC’s TRADOC capability manager for Global Ballistic Missile Defense, toured the Army/Navy… read more

May 25, 2016 | Missile Defense News

Navy Arms 4 Destroyers With New SeaRAM Defensive Missile System

Scout: The emerging SeaRAM defensive weapon will destroy approaching enemy drones, aircraft, missiles and small boats. The Navy is arming four forward-deployed destroyers with an emerging ship-defense weapon able to track and destroy attacking enemy missiles, drones, aircraft, small boats and other threats, officials said. The SeaRAM weapons system, designed to fire Rolling Airframe Missiles… read more

May 24, 2016 | Missile Defense News

47 Seconds From Hell: Last-Ditch Robotic Missile Defense

Breaking Defense: In a report out this morning, CSBA scholars Bryan Clark and Mark Gunzinger argue that we don’t just need new technology and new tactics to confront the growing missile threats from China and Russia, though lasers, railguns, and hypervelocity projectiles are all useful. We need a different missile defense mindset than what we have today, one… read more

May 24, 2016 | Missile Defense News

Army tests High Energy Laser in exercise

Army Newswire: Last month, the Army’s Space and Missile Defense Command proved again how effective the High Energy Laser Mobile Test Truck is at destroying unmanned aerial vehicles, quad-copters and even laptops with just a blast of concentrated light. “It completely destroyed the laptops,” said Adam Aberle, the High Energy Laser technology development and demonstration… read more

May 24, 2016 | Missile Defense News

US defense bill to invest $600m in Israeli missile defense

The Times of Israel: WASHINGTON — A number of measures for Israel have been attached to a defense spending bill approved in the US House of Representatives, including $600 million in missile defense cooperation. The American Israel Public Affairs Committee on Thursday welcomed the missile defense component of the National Defense Authorization Act, the bill… read more

May 24, 2016 | Missile Defense News

South Korea, Japan, and U.S. to Hold Missile Defense Drill in June

The Diplomat: South Korea and Japan will join the United States in a joint missile defense exercise on or around June 28 off the coast of Hawaii, The Korea Herald reports. This is the first joint military training exercise involving the three countries focused on tracking and defending against North Korean missile launches and will… read more

May 20, 2016 | Missile Defense News

Army Awards Black & Veatch $70M Ballistic Missile Defense Program Support IDIQ

GovConWire: Black & Veatch has won a potential five-year, $70 million contract to perform architectural and engineering services for the U.S. Army’s ballistic missile defense program. The Defense Department said Thursday that Black & Veatch’s special projects business will carry out work through May 18, 2021, with funding and location based on each individual task order. The Army Corps of Engineers… read more

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