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January 6, 2016 | Missile Defense News

North Korea test could put missile defense back in frame despite Chinese disquiet

Yahoo News: HONG KONG (Reuters) – North Korea’s claim to have tested a miniaturized hydrogen bomb, which would represent a big advance in its strike capability, could lead to renewed calls for countries in the region to enhance their missile defenses, changes that China opposes. Analysts and military attaches say Beijing will be watching closely… read more

January 5, 2016 | Missile Defense News

U.S. activates fifth THAAD battery: Lockheed Martin

Yonhap News: WASHINGTON, Jan. 4 (Yonhap) — The U.S. Army activated its fifth THAAD missile defense battery at the end of last year, manufacturer Lockheed Martin said Monday. The American defense giant also said that it has been awarded a $528 million contract from the U.S. Missile Defense Agency to produce and deliver interceptors for… read more

January 5, 2016 | Missile Defense News

Dunford: Command, Control Must ‘Keep Pace’ in 21st Century

DoD News: STUTTGART, Germany, January 4, 2016 — The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said during an interview today that he is taking a broader look at the unified command plan and will focus on enhancing the speed, flexibility and agility of the joint force. “The nature of war doesn’t change, but the… read more

January 5, 2016 | Missile Defense News

Space & Missile Defense Command’s mission continues to grow

WaayTV: The United States Space and Missile Defense Command/ Army Forces Strategic Command had a busy year in 2015 with the increased exposure of their mission to top leadership within the Army and the Department of Defense. The command, located at Huntsville’s Redstone Arsenal, is led by Lieutenant General David Mann who has recently been… read more

January 5, 2016 | Missile Defense News

Lockheed Secures $528 Million US Army Contract for More THAAD Interceptors

Defense News: WASHINGTON — Lockheed Martin announced Monday it locked-in a $528 million contract with the US Army to build more interceptors for the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system. A company spokesman said the contract funds cover “Lot 7 (FY15) and Lot 8 (FY16)” interceptors for the program. Lockheed delivered its 100th THAAD… read more

January 1, 2016 | Missile Defense News

Army Patriot Interceptor Missile Destroys Mock-Enemy Target

Scout: The Army’s Patriot missile destroyed a mock-enemy theater ballistic missile target in a recent test-firing in order to demonstrate new guidance technology built into the weapon, Army officials said. The Patriot Advanced Capability-3 is an advanced kinetic energy hit-to-kill interceptor surface-to-air missile designed to knock out incoming threats and protect ground forces, buildings and… read more

January 1, 2016 | Missile Defense News

US military construction set to ramp up in Poland

U.S. Army: SLUPSK, Poland (Dec. 30, 2015) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, or USACE, anticipates breaking ground on another Aegis Ashore complex by next summer as attention turns toward Phase III of the European Phased Adaptive Approach to ballistic missile defense, or BMD, on Redzikowo Air Base. Officials said the United States is… read more

December 31, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Damage claims in JLENS ballon escape top $300,000

The Baltimore Sun: The Army has received more than $300,000 in claims from a dozen people who say their property was damaged when one of the massive surveillance balloons anchored at Aberdeen Proving Ground escaped in October. The payout requests await review by Army officials, spokesman Dov Schwartz said. He did not release details of… read more

December 31, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Critical Missile Defense Decisions in NATO Europe Expected in 2016

Defense News: WASHINGTON — As European countries scramble to buy new next-generation air and missile defense systems or upgrade existing systems, the battle for business between Raytheon and Lockheed is set to continue into 2016, even in countries where key decisions appear to have already been made. Both Germany and Poland made major decisions this year to procure new missile… read more

December 31, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Congressmen still searching for answers about runaway blimp

The Daily Item: WASHINGTON — Pennsylvania U.S. Senator Pat Toomey and U.S. Representative Lou Barletta, R-11, Hazleton, both Republicans, have each received assurances from the U.S. Army that they will be kept up to date on the investigation now being conducted into damages caused by the Army blimp that crashed in Montour County in October.… read more

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