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April 7, 2016 | Missile Defense News

Lockheed Wants to Put Updated Aegis Combat System on Amphibious Ships

Washington Business Journal: As Lockheed Martin Corp. continues to outfit U.S. Navy cruisers and destroyers with its newest combat system suite, the company sees an opportunity to expand to other ships. In particular, the company would like to put its signature Aegis Combat System on the next San Antonio-class landing platform/dock, the LPD-28, currently under… read more

April 7, 2016 | Missile Defense News

US and ROK Air Defenders Demonstrate Their Resolve During Major Command Post Exercise

DVIDS: OSAN AIR BASE, South Korea – “We have a volley!” was a common phrase heard on Osan Air Base this month, but it had nothing to do with the sport of volleyball. Instead, it was the phrase used to announce the launch of a simulated tactical ballistic missile (TBM) by Soldiers from the 94th… read more

April 6, 2016 | Missile Defense News

South Korea plans to conduct a flight test of two new reconnaissance planes in the United States this week

Defense News: South Korea plans to conduct a flight test of two new reconnaissance planes in the United States this week, which can help the country better detect signs of North Korean missile launches and other threats, officials said Monday. The planes, part of the enhanced Baekdu program, will undergo their first flight tests in… read more

April 4, 2016 | Missile Defense News

U.S. Army Successfully Fires Missile From New Interceptor Launch Platform

U.S. Army Newswire: WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE, N.M. — The U.S. Army successfully fired a Longbow Hellfire missile from its newest launch platform on March 25, 2016 as part of an Engineering Demonstration of the Indirect Fire Protection Capability Increment 2-Intercept (IFPC Inc 2-I). The live fire demonstrated the ability to fire a second interceptor… read more

April 4, 2016 | Missile Defense News

Korea, Japan practice sharing info during missile defense drill

Yonhap: South Korea and Japan practiced sharing information during an international missile defense exercise led by the United States, bolstering their defense ties in response to growing threats from North Korea, sources said Sunday. The two countries paired up in the drill, called Nimble Titan 16, where some 20 countries participated to practice information sharing,… read more

April 4, 2016 | Missile Defense News

Veterans Technology to Support MDA Business Operations Under $129M Contract

GovCon Wire: The Missile Defense Agency has awarded a $128.8 million contract to Veterans Technology to provide financial advisory and strategic planning services in support of the ballistic missile defense system. The contract requires financial management, earned value management, accounting, cost estimating and analysis, accounting and financial systems integration support, the Defense Department said Friday. Work will occur… read more

April 1, 2016 | Missile Defense News

Donnelly Tours Missile Defense Sites in U.A.E., Meets with Emirati Defense Officials and U.S. Military Leaders

Press Release from Senator Donnelly’s Office: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates — U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly, who serves on the Senate Armed Services Committee, was in the United Arab Emirates (U.A.E.) to review U.S. efforts to strengthen cooperation among Arab Gulf states on missile defense. Donnelly, who is leading a congressional delegation in the Middle… read more

March 30, 2016 | Missile Defense News

China snubs US offer of talks on missile shield in S. Korea

Yonhap: China on Wednesday snubbed an offer by the United States to hold talks about technical issues related to the possible deployment of an advanced missile defense system to South Korea, arguing that the move is not a technical issue. In the aftermath of North Korea’s fourth nuclear test in January and launch of a… read more

March 29, 2016 | Missile Defense News

Missile system would greatly increase defense capability in South Korea

Army News Service: Right now, the United States and South Korea are in discussions regarding the feasibility of deploying a Terminal High Altitude Area Defense, or THAAD system there, along with its associated radar, while nearby China has voiced objections to the idea. No decision has been reached, but earlier this week Lt. Gen. David… read more

March 28, 2016 | Missile Defense News

US presidential poll to decide fate of THAAD talks

The Korea Times: By Jun Ji-hye The U.S. presidential election slated for November is expected to affect ongoing talks between Seoul and Washington on the deployment of a Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) battery on the Korean Peninsula, according to experts. Korean and U.S. experts say Washington apparently believes the THAAD battery deployment is… read more

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