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July 23, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Pentagon Prepares to Send Better Radar to Ukraine

Wall Street Journal: The Pentagon is moving toward providing Ukraine with bigger, longer-range radar to help it counter artillery being used by Russia-backed rebels, as U.S. military officials signal a growing willingness to bolster the country’s defenses. The proposal still requires approval from the White House, which is considering another package of nonlethal assistance for… read more

July 22, 2015 | Missile Defense News

US backs away from Poland’s NATO base push

Radio Poland: The Polish government has been pushing for several months for the construction of a permanent NATO base on Polish soil, in the wake of the Ukrainian crisis. “We want to avoid a serious dispute within the alliance,” said John A. Heffern, Deputy Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs, in an interview with… read more

July 22, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Missile defense system could be permanently stationed

Kuam News: A temporary mission could instead become more of a long-term engagement. That’s if the US Army moves forward with the permanent stationing of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile battery. It was initially deployed to Guam in response to threats from North Korea, but now the army wants to provide long-term… read more

July 22, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Japan defense report criticizes China, supports US base realignment

Stars and Stripes: …. Japan and the United States agreed to closer cooperation on missile defense earlier this year as part of security guidelines that were revamped for the first time since 1997. This year’s report also included an expanded section on the Middle East, and particularly on the Islamic State group. “The white paper speaks… read more

July 20, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Command kicks Off Fifth Global Strike Challenge

Air Force Global Strike Command: Teams from across Air Force Global Strike Command, as well as the Air National Guard, Air Force Reserve Command, Air Force Materiel Command and Air Combat Command, begin competing in the fifth Global Strike Challenge this week. Global Strike Challenge is the world’s premier bomber, Intercontinental Ballistic Missile and security… read more

July 20, 2015 | Missile Defense News

US and ROK Patriot crews seal the gaps in combined air defense

DVIDS: Air defenders from Republic of Korea Air Force’s 199th Air Defense Artillery Battalion and U.S. Army 2nd Battalion, 1st Air Defense Artillery Regiment joined forces for a week-long exercise linking U.S. and ROK air defense systems July 13-16 at Jungwon Air Base. This is the second time the two countries have conducted this type… read more

July 20, 2015 | Missile Defense News

To Print a Missile

The Hill: The day is coming when missiles can be printed. Researchers at Raytheon Missile Systems say they have already created nearly every component of a guided weapon using additive manufacturing, more commonly known as 3-D printing. The components include rocket engines, fins, parts for the guidance and control systems, and more. “You could potentially… read more

July 17, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Fort Sill Sends 460 For Year In Kuwait

Lawton Constitution: Well-wishers said farewell to more than 460 soldiers of 4th Battalion, 3rd Air Defense Artillery (ADA) at a deployment ceremony Wednesday as they head off on a yearlong deployment to Kuwait. Their spouses, meanwhile, will be the first to take advantage of a new program to keep them active and involved while their… read more

July 16, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Japan’s Lower House Passes Bills to Give Military Freer Hand to Fight

New York Times: The lower house of Japan’s Parliament passed legislation on Thursday that would give the country’s military limited powers to fight in foreign conflicts for the first time since World War II. The lawmakers acted despite broad public opposition to the legislation, which has set off Japan’s largest demonstrations since the aftermath of… read more

July 16, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Georgia Signs Air Defense Deal With MBDA

Defense News: Georgia announced it has inked a deal with European missile systems group MBDA to acquire a “state-of-the-art defense system,” according to Georgia’s Defense Minister Tinatin Khidasheli. “This system can be equipped with many additional features that can strengthen its defense ability in accordance with what a country can afford,” Khidasheli said following the… read more

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