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December 14, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Exercise Virtual Flag 16-1 brings 32nd Army Air and Missile Defense Command to 183rd Fighter Wing

DVIDS: SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Capt. Brian Haley is an Attack Operations Chief with the 32rd Army Air and Missile Defense Command at Fort Bliss, Texas. He’s spent the last two weeks training with the 183rd Air Operations Group as part of exercise Virtual Flag, Dec. 2–10, 2015. The U.S. Army assigns a team of highly… read more

December 14, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Israeli Military to Install Missile Interceptors on Warships Protecting Gas Drilling Rigs

Haaretz: The Israel Defense Forces is planning to install Iron Dome missile defense batteries on board its advanced warships to protect the country’s gas drilling platforms. The installation of the interceptors is an interim solution that would remain in place until new ships meant to protect the rigs arrive from Germany in 2019. The ships… read more

December 14, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Turkey Mulls Stopgap Air Defense Acquisition

Defense News: ANKARA — Turkey’s military and procurement officials are mulling a stopgap, off-the-shelf solution after they scrapped a multibillion dollar air defense contract and decided to build it indigenously. Officials said the military top brass is especially keen for the stopgap solution, citing increasing conventional military threats, especially after Turkey became the first NATO… read more

December 11, 2015 | Missile Defense News

PAC-3 MSE Missile Now Three-for-Three in Tests Since November

Defense News: WASHINGTON — The Patriot Advanced Capability-3 Missile Segment Enhanced missile had its third successful intercept of a target since November, Lockheed Martin announced Thursday. A PAC-3 MSE missile engaged and hit a tactical ballistic missile target at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico, on Dec. 10. The missile is the Army’s newest version of… read more

December 11, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Boeing to be prime on Missile Defense Agency’s RKV project

WAAY: Boeing confirms that the Missile Defense Agency intends to award a sole-source contract to Boeing for a Re-designed Kill Vehicle. “The Missile Defense Agency intends to award a Cost Plus-Incentive Fee/Award Fee contract modification to the existing Ground-Based Midcourse Defense Development and Sustainment Contract to The Boeing Company,” according to FedBizOps, a Federal contracts… read more

December 11, 2015 | Missile Defense News

South Korea unlikely to gain US missile defense system, for now

Placement of a U.S. mobile missile defense system in South Korea remains unlikely in the near term despite continued concern about North Korea’s nuclear program, analysts and government officials say. Top U.S. military officials want the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system, or THAAD, ready to deploy in the Asia-Pacific region on a permanent basis… read more

December 10, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Standard Missile Completes First Intercept Test from Aegis Ashore Test Site

Missile Defense Agency The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) and the Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS) Operational Test Agency, in conjunction with U.S. Pacific Command, U.S. European Command, and Joint Functional Component Command for Integrated Missile Defense, successfully conducted the first intercept flight test today (December 9, Hawaii Standard Time) of a land-based Aegis Ballistic Missile… read more

December 10, 2015 | Missile Defense News

IMDO and MDA Successfully Complete First Arrow-3 Ballistic Missile Defense Engagement

Missile Defense Agency The Israel Missile Defense Organization (IMDO) of the Directorate of Defense Research and Development (DDR&D) and the U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA) conducted a successful first engagement of a ballistic missile target with the Arrow-3 interceptor on December 10, 2015. This test was conducted from an Israeli test range and was led… read more

December 10, 2015 | Missile Defense News

U.S. restarting multiple-kill missile system

The Washington Times The missile threat against the homeland is growing rapidly in various parts of the world. Iran has just conducted its second missile test in violation of the recently signed nuclear deal. Russia is actively developing weapon systems that could overcome current U.S. missile defense technology. North Korea is regularly launching missiles to… read more

December 9, 2015 | Missile Defense News

U.S. Mulling Permanent Missile Defense System in Guam

National Defense Magazine The U.S. military is considering deploying additional defenses against enemy ballistic missiles in the Pacific region by permanently basing a terminal high altitude area defense system on Guam, the commander of U.S. Army Pacific said Dec. 8. The Defense Department has been rotationally deploying THAAD to the island since April 2013 in… read more

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