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August 17, 2015 | Missile Defense News

SMDC Director discusses future warfare

WHNT: Huntsville, Ala (WHNT) – The theme for the recent Space and Missile Defense Symposium was about defending America a decade from now and beyond, future warfare.  James Johnson Jr is the Director of the Space and Missile Defense Command Future Warfare Center.  This week he stopped by WHNT News 19 to give his expert… read more

August 17, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Air Defense Brigade tests ‘support and report’ of simulated missile fight

DVIDS: OSAN AIR BASE, South Korea – Soldiers of 35th Air Defense Artillery Brigade conducted their second world-wide defense simulation exercise utilizing netted remote terminal battle labs Aug. 9-14. “The focus of the training was to conduct air-battle management and engagement operations while simultaneously training the brigade and battalion level staff functions,” said Maj. Eric… read more

August 14, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Mann addresses missile defense future during symposium

U.S. Army Press Release: REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. (Aug. 12, 2015) — The leader of U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command, or USASMDC/ARSTRAT, explained how the command is ensuring space and missile defense for the war fighter, the Army and the nation during the 18th annual Space and Missile Defense Symposium in… read more

August 14, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Patriot Air and Missile Defense celebrates 50 years of innovation

PR Newswire: HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Aug. 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Even as the combat-proven Patriot Air and Missile Defense System celebrates 50 years of innovation, revolutionary technologies developed by Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) are evolving the battle-proven platform to face the threats of today and tomorrow. “Today’s Patriot is an evolving, cutting edge system that was built… read more

August 14, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Attendance soars at SMD Symposium in Huntsville

AL.com: Attendance exceeded expectations this week at the Von Braun Center for the 18th annual Space & Missile Defense Symposium. According to symposium organizers, more than 4,000 name badges were printed for attendees, which is about 1,000 more than previous events. Organizers said last week that about 3,000 people were expected to attend. Another sign of… read more

August 13, 2015 | Missile Defense News

How we save the world from the bad guys at Missile Defense Agency simulation

AL.com: The enemy threat has been thwarted.  Missiles bearing lethal warheads have been intercepted. The world is safe. You’re welcome. For a tense 25-minute exercise, I assume the Walter Mitty experience of saving the planet, or at least key targets on a tiny Pacific island. The Space & Missile Defense Symposium is a grand annual… read more

August 13, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Lance team supports missile defense mission

Redstone Rocket: The Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command has ended the era of the Lance missile system with a bang thanks to the Navy’s Aegis Standard Missile-2 interceptor. Members of SMDC/ARSTRAT launched one of the last Lance missiles used as a target during Multi-Mission Warfare, or MMW, system performance testing involving the… read more

August 13, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Army Turns To Lockheed For Alternative Laser

Breaking Defense: HUNTSVILLE, ALA.: The Army is entering a new Cooperative Research & Development Agreement (CRADA) for a laser weapon with defense titan Lockheed Martin, the head of Space & Missile Defense Command said today. The service’s ultimate goal is lasers light, compact, and capable enough to protect advancing troops. The Lockheed agreement, not yet formally announced,… read more

August 12, 2015 | Missile Defense News

US Army Space and Missile Defense Command works on nano satellites

Maine News Online: According to reports, the US Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Armed Forces Strategic Command is experimenting with nano satellites, which could lead to change in the way soldiers carry out operations in the field. As per Thomas Webber, SMDC Space and Strategic Systems Director, Nano Satellites are basically small satellites. He is… read more

August 12, 2015 | Missile Defense News

DepSecDef Explores New Missile Defense Approach

Breaking Defense: HUNTSVILLE, ALA.: What does the NORAD commander think of America’s current approach to missile defense? “Not only is it unaffordable, it will not work,” Adm. Bill Gortney said. “We are going to lose this fight on our current strategy.” “We’ve made incredible strides in missile defense,” acknowledged Gortney, who heads both NORAD and… read more

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