Missile Defense News

June 24, 2015 | Missile Defense News

(Polish) Govt gives green light to Patriot system

Radio Poland: The US ambassador to Poland welcomed the government’s decision. “Congratulations and thank you to Poland!” Stephen Mull wrote on Twitter. “The decision is a key step in cooperation in the sphere of security between Poland and the US.” “The Council of Ministers, on the recommendation of National Defense Minister Tomasz Siemoniak, has selected… read more

June 23, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Railgun Projectile Development Passes Critical Tests

Seapower Magazine: General Atomics’ Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) announced in a June 22 release that projectiles with on-board electronics survived the railgun launch environment and performed their intended functions in four consecutive tests on June 9 and 10 June at the U.S. Army’s Dugway Proving Ground in Utah. The week of test activity included marking the… read more

June 23, 2015 | Missile Defense News

U.S. strategic commander vows strong deterrence against N. Korea

Yonhap: The U.S. strategic commander reaffirmed his commitment Tuesday to strong deterrence against potential threats by North Korea. Adm. Cecil Haney, who led the U.S. Strategic Command, made the remarks while in Seoul for a four-day trip starting Sunday at a time when tensions remain heightened on the Korean Peninsula over North Korea’s continued provocative… read more

June 23, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Change of command for 94th AAMDC’s Snake Eyes battalion

DVIDS: KADENA AIR BASE, Japan – U.S. Army Lt. Col. Benjamin R. Ogden, the outgoing commander, relinquishes command of 1st Battalion, 1st Air Defense Artillery Regiment, 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command, to Lt. Col. Scott M. Dellinger, the incoming commander, during a change of command ceremony June 19, 2015, at Torrii Station, Okinawa,… read more

June 23, 2015 | Missile Defense News

ViaLite RF Over Fiber Installation Complete at US Missile Defense Site

Satellite Today: The U.S. Ronald Reagan Missile Defense Test Site has installed ViaLite Communications’ ViaLite RF over fiber to link its command center with remote antennas. The antennas are located on the uninhabited islands of Illiginni and Gagan within the Kwajalein Atoll in the North Pacific Ocean and are used to monitor the last minute… read more

June 22, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Pentagon Building Cruise Missile Shield to Defend US Cities from Russia

Defense One: The Pentagon is quietly working to set up an elaborate network of defenses to protect American cities from a barrage of Russian cruise missiles. The plan calls for buying radars that would enable National Guard F-16 fighter jets to spot and shoot down fast and low-flying missiles. Top generals want to network those radars with… read more

June 22, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Colorado Springs—based Boecore a major player in aerospace, defense

The Denver Post: A venture that launched 15 years ago in a Colorado Springs basement is now flourishing as one of the state’s fastest-growing aerospace and defense engineering firms. “A friend asked me ‘why are you doing this for anyone else when you could be doing it for yourself?’ So I did. I started the… read more

June 19, 2015 | Missile Defense News

House Mark On Redesigned Kill Vehicle Has MDA Concerned

Space News Mike Gruss WASHINGTON – A senior U.S. Missile Defense Agency official expressed concern June 18 about a House spending bill that provides some 22 percent less funding than requested for a new kill vehicle and said the impact could spill over onto other programs. The MDA requested $278 million next year for the… read more

June 19, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Pentagon Building Cruise Missile Shield To Defend US Cities From Russia

Defense One: The Pentagon is quietly working to set up an elaborate network of defenses to protect American cities from a barrage of Russian cruise missiles. The plan calls for buying radars that would enable National Guard F-16 fighter jets to spot and shoot down fast and low-flying missiles. Top generals want to network those radars with… read more

June 18, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Raytheon, Kongsberg Extend Partnership on NASAMS

Seapower Magazine: PARIS — Raytheon Co. and Kongsberg have signed an agreement to extend their partnership on the National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile System (NASAMS), Raytheon announced in a June 15 release. Dr. Tom Kennedy, Raytheon chairman and chief executive officer, and Harald Annestad, chief executive officer of Norway’s Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace AS, signed the 10-year… read more

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