Missile Defense News

October 9, 2015 | Missile Defense News

U.S. bolsters missile defense with N. Korea in mind

NK News: The U.S. Department of State has detailed recent measures to bolster its missile defense to account for growing threats from states like North Korea and Iran. Speaking in Madrid, Frank A. Rose Assistant Secretary of State for Arms Control, Verification and Compliance, outlined the Obama Administration’s recent steps to counter DPRK Inter Continental… read more

October 8, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Senate set to pass bill funding Israeli anti-missile programs

The  Times of Israel: The US Senate is expected to vote Wednesday afternoon to advance a key defense spending bill with a number of provisions guaranteeing security assistance to Israel, but is expected to run into the president’s veto pen. The National Defense Authorization Act is the newest epicenter of a fight over federal spending levels… read more

October 8, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Evaluations underway for site that could house missiles at Fort Drum

Watertown Daily Times: Federal officials evaluating the potential of the post’s land to house an East Coast missile defense site have talked with north country utility providers. “They were looking to assess the local capabilities,” said James W. Wright, chief executive officer of the Development Authority of the North Country. Other attendees included representatives of… read more

October 8, 2015 | Missile Defense News

These Cruise Missiles Will Go Mach 3

Popular Mechanics: Cruise missiles are about to get a whole lot faster. According to Aviation Week & Space Technology, engine manufacturers Rolls-Royce Liberty Works and Williams International are both developing small turbine engines for a new generation of faster cruise missiles. How much faster? How about five times faster? As part of the U.S. Air… read more

October 7, 2015 | Missile Defense News

U.S. Navy sends guided-missile destroyer to Japan

UPI: The Alreigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Benfold left for Yokosuka, Japan from San Diego to join the U.S. 7th Fleet, the U.S. Navy announced on Tuesday. Benfold’s mission is to enhance the presence in the 7th Fleet as part of the U.S. military’s plan to reinforce the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. As a guided-missile destroyer, Benfold… read more

October 7, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Signed, Sealed, Delivered: Lockheed Martin Delivers First Upgraded PAC-3 Missile Interceptors

Market Watch: The U.S. Army significantly upgraded its missile defense capabilities today as it accepted the first PAC-3 Missile Segment Enhancement (MSE) interceptors built by Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT). With improved mobility and range, the new interceptors will defend against evolving threats around the globe. “We are proud to deliver these interceptors to the U.S.… read more

October 7, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Obama veto of defense bill, possible override loom after filibuster fails

The Washington Times: Senators overcame a filibuster on the annual defense policy bill Tuesday, delivering a significant victory to Republicans and teeing up a battle with President Obama over a threatened veto on the bill, which does everything from raising troops’ pay to setting policy for Guantanamo Bay detainees. It would be the fifth veto… read more

October 7, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Romania’s ForMin. Aurescu meets head of U.S. Missile Defense Agency Syring

Actmedia: Romania’s Foreign Affairs Minister Bogdan Aurescu on Tuesday met head of the U.S. Missile Defense Agency, Vice Admiral James D. Syring, to emphasize the importance attached by Romania to ballistic missile defence and full implementation of its bilateral project with the United States, which is said to be a component of utmost importance in… read more

October 7, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Underfunding Patriot modernization endangers our troops

The Hill Congress continues to support investments in defense technologies that give our warfighters a shield against battlefield missiles. The U.S. Army’s Patriot Missile System has carried out that mission for more than two decades and will continue into the future with firm support from Congress and our allies. So it is troubling that a… read more

October 6, 2015 | Missile Defense News

New security force defends missile system in Guam

Pacific Daily News: “Permission to assume the Defense of Guam Mission,” echoed through the Coral Reef Fitness Center on Andersen Air Force Base, Guam as Capt. Joshua Geis accepted his new duty as commander of the security force for Task Force Talon, 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command. Delta Company, known as the “Dogs… read more

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