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March 9, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Egypt to purchase Antey-2500 missile system from Russia: TASS

Cairo Post: CAIRO: Russia will supply Egypt with an Antey-2500 anti-ballistic missile system and training for more than $1 billion in 2016, a source close to the Moscow’s military told Russian news agency TASS Friday. The delivery of the support equipment began in 2014, the source said. The reported deal comes amid booming relations between… read more

March 6, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Leidos Selects DCNS For NATO Ballistic Missile Defence Program

Defense World: Leidos has selected DCNS as part of a multinational consortium to participate in the system engineering and the integration of the NATO Ballistic Missile Defence. The contract has a four-year base period of performance, two one-year options plus one eight-month option, and a total contract value of $77 million if all options are… read more

March 6, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Stackley: Fleet Needs More BMD Ships to Meet Demand

USNI News: CRYSTAL CITY, Va. — The Navy’s acquisition chief stressed the importance of modernizing ships in the fleet – particularly the ballistic missile defense (BMD) fleet – to keep them operating for their full service life, even as tight budgets are forcing the Navy not to upgrade five Aegis guided missile destroyers with a BMD… read more

March 4, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Navy Again Reduces Scope of Destroyer Modernization, 5 Ships Won’t Receive Any Ballistic Missile Defense Upgrades

USNI News: Five Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyers (DDG-51) will forgo a combat system upgrade that would allow the ships to fight ballistic missile threats as part of a reduction in modernization funding included in the Navy’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 budget that will save the service $500 million over the next five years, USNI… read more

March 4, 2015 | Missile Defense News

After You, Mr. Putin

The National Review: Robert Joseph, Eric Edelman, and Rebeccah Heinrichs Less than three years after President Obama, Hillary Clinton, and others mocked Mitt Romney for calling Russia the greatest geostrategic threat facing the United States, U.S. and NATO leaders have declared Putin’s Russia just that — a major threat to Europe and beyond. General Philip… read more

March 3, 2015 | Missile Defense News

U.S. to Allow Exports of Anti-Missile Systems for Military Helicopters

National Defense Magazine: The Defense Department has agreed to allow BAE Systems to export anti-missile technology that was developed in 2008 to protect Army helicopters from heat-seeking missiles. Friendly nations for the first time will be able to acquire the Advanced Threat Infrared Countermeasures (ATIRCM) system, the company announced March 2. BAE Systems received a… read more

March 3, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Northrop Grumman unveils battle command system

C4ISR & Networks: Northrop Grumman has introduced a new battle command system for air and missile defense. The Citadel Enterprise system is a mobile command system designed with cybersecurity in mind, according to a Northrop Grumman news release. “Citadel uses the most recent and rigorous military standards to implement cybersecurity for mitigating the latest cyber… read more

March 2, 2015 | Missile Defense News

North Korea Missile Launch Drives Need for Missile Defense

MDAA: Washington D.C. – March 2, 2015 – North Korea’s recent missile tests of two short- ranged ballistic missiles has exposed the need for enhancements to the U.S. and South Korean ballistic missile defenses deployed in the country, said Riki Ellison, Chairman of the Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance in the statement today.  The 500-kilometer range… read more

March 2, 2015 | Missile Defense News

SMC Successfully Integrates Infrared Sensors with New Ground System

Space Ref: LOS ANGELES AIR FORCE BASE, El Segundo, Calif. – The Space and Missile Systems Center along with the Airmen from the 460th Operations Group successfully commanded on-orbit missile-warning satellites from its new Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS) ground system, currently in development. During the first three days of the test, the Increment 2… read more

March 2, 2015 | Missile Defense News

News: US, Japan increase warfighting capabilities through feet synthetic training

DVIDS: YOKOSUKA, Japan – U.S. and Japan forces participated in a four-day Fleet Synthetic Training-Joint (FST-J) exercise, Feb. 23-27. FST-J provided training to personnel from Commander, Task Force 70, U.S. Army and Air Force and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) and Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF) in strike force level proficiency, operations, joint interoperability and… read more

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