Missile Defense News

September 21, 2015 | Missile Defense News

US Top Nuke Envoy to Visit S. Korea for KIDD Meeting

The U.S.’ top nuclear envoy will visit South Korea to attend the 8th Korea-U.S. Integrated Defense Dialogue (KIDD). A South Korean government official said that the U.S. Department of State’s Special Representative for North Korea Policy Sung Kim will arrive in South Korea Tuesday afternoon. Opening on Wednesday, the two-day defense meeting will focus on… read more

September 21, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Lockheed, MBDA See NATO Future for MEADS

Defense News: Lockheed Martin and MBDA Deutschland are expecting to sign a contract with Germany next year to produce the Medium Extended Air Defense System (MEADS) and with that stamp of approval the pair is setting their sights higher. “We think that MEADS has the opportunity to be the NATO air and missile defense system,”… read more

September 18, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Raytheon ship-defense missile hits mark in test

Arizona Daily Star: The U.S. Navy has for the first time successfully fired a tactical ship-defense missile made by Tucson-based Raytheon Missile Systems from one of its new coastal combat vessels. In an Aug. 14 test disclosed by Raytheon on Thursday, the littoral combat ship USS Coronado fired a Rolling Airframe Missile (RAM) from a… read more

September 18, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Canada examining contribution to U.S. missile defence in Arctic

Ottawa Citizen: Canada’s military is looking at ways to potentially contribute to missile defence but it has yet to figure out how it would be able to afford such a capability, according to documents obtained by the Citizen. The Pentagon is open to having Canada play some kind of supporting role in its missile defence… read more

September 17, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Missile Procurement Streaks Ahead

IHS Janes: Raytheon Missile Systems has received an initial USD87 million contract from the US Missile Defense Agency (MDA) to acquire long-lead materials required to produce up to 17 Standard Missile 3 (SM-3) Block IIA hit-to-kill interceptors. Awarded in July, but formally announced at DSEI by Raytheon (Stand S9-230), the contract opens the procurement process… read more

September 17, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Joint Staff Studies New Options For Missile Defense

Breaking Defense: Minds are changing inside the Pentagon when it comes to the best ways to stop missile attacks, the Army’s top missile defender said this morning. It’s not just that the Joint Staff is conducting a major study of the subject, due out next month, said Lt Gen. David Mann. It’s that a “holistic” array… read more

September 17, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Anti-missile system deployed in coastal Israeli town

I24 News: Concern about Islamic Jihad rockets from Gaza after Palestinian activist re-arrested and resumed hunger strike Israel deployed an anti-missile defense system in the coastal Mediterranean town of Ashdod on Thursday amid concern that the Islamic Jihad might fire rockets at Israel after one of its members was re-arrested. Mohammed Allaan, a Palestinian West… read more

September 16, 2015 | Missile Defense News

S. Korean Aegis destroyer ordered to detect ballistic missile launch: military sources

Arirang: South Korea responds to North Korea’s growing aggressive overtones by intensifying surveillance at sea. Military sources in Seoul say, an Aegis destroyer has been given an official command to detect possible ballistic missile launches. One destroyer is currently deployed in the East Sea. One additional Aegis is set to be deployed if military activities in the… read more

September 16, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Raytheon receives $87 million SM-3 Block IIA contract

Market Watch: The Missile Defense Agency awarded Raytheon Company RTN, -0.13% $87 million to purchase long-lead materials needed to produce up to 17 Standard Missile-3 Block IIAs that will be used for testing and initial deployment. A follow-on contract for the additional materials, parts and components is expected by early 2016. “Our Japanese partners have… read more

September 16, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Navy Integrating SeaRAM on Rota-Based DDGs; First Installation Complete In November

USNI News: The four ballistic missile defense destroyers patrolling 6th Fleet will get a self-protection upgrade beginning this year, as the Navy integrates Raytheon’s Sea Rolling Airframe Missile (SeaRAM) onto its Aegis-equipped Arleigh Burke-class destroyers (DDG-51) for the first time. U.S. 6th Fleet leadership sent an urgent requirement for self-protection on the four ships, which… read more

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