Missile Defense News

June 3, 2015 | Missile Defense News

S. Korea, U.S. devise principles against N.K. missiles

Yonhap: South Korea and the United States have laid out four principles of their operations to effectively counter missile threats by North Korea, U.S. Forces Korea (USFK) said Tuesday. The principles “will guide decision-making, capability development and operations” of the allies “to counter the growing North Korean missile threat,” the USFK said in its yearly… read more

June 1, 2015 | Missile Defense News

US, South Korea Conduct Anti-Submarine Exercise

Voice of America: The United States and South Korea have kicked off a major anti-submarine drill, weeks after North Korea claimed it had successfully tested a submarine-launched ballistic missile. The South’s Defense Ministry released a statement Monday, calling the drill “the largest joint anti-submarine exercise the allies have ever staged, in terms of its scale… read more

May 29, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Poland’s missile defense needs still up for grabs

Politico: When the government of Poland chose to buy Raytheon’s Patriot anti-missile system last month, executive Dan Crowley said the company was prepared to meet the NATO ally’s “long-term objectives for this important program.” But officials close to the project and outside experts say Raytheon shouldn’t declare victory just yet. It will likely have fierce… read more

May 29, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Northrop’s battle command system brings down ballistic missile target

UPI: WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE, N.M., May 28 (UPI) — The integrated air and missile defense Battle Command System downed a ballistic missile in its first flight test by Northrop Grumman and the U.S. Army. The test on Thursday was conducted using the IAMD BCS, a Patriot system radar and two adapted Patriot launchers connected… read more

May 29, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Updates from Rep. Gabbard (May)

MEDIA RELEASE: Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) welcomed a bipartisan Congressional Delegation (CODEL) led by Rep. Mike Rogers, House Armed Services Subcommittee on Strategic Forces, to Hawaii. She joined them on an overview brief of the United States Pacific Command (PACOM), which covers over 50 percent of the globe’s surface and includes nearly 60 percent of… read more

May 29, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Blackjack Command: Sr. enlisted leader for air, missile defense command to retire, will stay in El Paso

El Paso Times: The way Command Sgt. Maj. Darrin L.M. Jefferies figures it, everyone has a “shelf life,” and at some point, it is time to move on to a different phase of life. Jefferies, a 49-year-old from East Spencer, N.C., relinquished his position as the senior enlisted leader with the 32nd Army Air and… read more

May 28, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Fireballs defense stops Hit to Kill comeback

Redstone Rocket: Clinging to a slim lead, the Fireballs needed three outs to preserve a back-and-forth win against Hit to Kill. Their defense came through. The Fireballs infielders caught two line drives with runners in scoring position in the last inning to edge Hit to Kill 10-9 on May 20 at the NASA softball field.… read more

May 26, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Missile system may remain: THAAD missile defense ‘close to being permanent’ on Guam

Guampdn: Guam is close to getting a permanently stationed missile defense system, said the chairman of the House Armed Services Committee’s Subcommittee on Strategic Forces. The chairman, Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Alabama, made the statement at the end of a congressional delegation’s three-day Guam visit yesterday. He didn’t give a time frame during the short interview… read more

May 26, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Senate committee leaders increase budget for new MD program

Yonhap News: WASHINGTON, May 25 (Yonhap) — Leaders of the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee have added US$20 million to next year’s defense budget for the development of a new missile defense program aimed at defending against threats from North Korea and Iran. The committee’s recently completed markup of the National Defense Authorization Act for… read more

May 22, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Gov’t concludes Thaad is best option for Korea

JoongAng Daily: The South Korean government has concluded that an advanced but controversial U.S.-built anti-ballistic missile defense system is the most effective way to counter North Korea’s nuclear and missile threats based on a months-long review, a top Park Geun-hye administration official told the JoongAng Ilbo on Wednesday. “The Ministry of National Defense and the… read more

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