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December 9, 2015 | Missile Defense News

The US is building a new advanced missile defense system — and Iran could be one reason why

Business Insider Iran just launched a ballistic missile in apparent violation of multiple United Nations Security Council resolutions. On Tuesday, Reuters reported that Iran “tested a liquid-fueled missile … capable of carrying a nuclear warhead” last month, citing two anonymous US officials. The test would mark Iran’s second illicit ballistic-missile launch since the landmark nuclear deal, the Joint Comprehensive Plan… read more

December 9, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Designation of North Korea Entities Pursuant to Executive Order 13382

U.S. Department of State To further impede North Korea’s weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and ballistic missile programs, the Department of State is announcing on December 8 the designation of North Korea’s Strategic Force for its contribution to North Korea’s WMD-related activities.  The Strategic Force has been designated pursuant to Executive Order (E.O.) 13382 (“Blocking… read more

December 8, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Team Edwards air-launches target missile to space and back for Missile Defense Agency test

Edwards Air Base EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. — Over the summer, the Air Force Test Center sent a C-17 with air and maintenance crews from Edwards to Hawaii, but it was no vacation. The crews worked 24-hour shifts for several months to support a Missile Defense Agency test of the Ballistic Missile Defense System… read more

December 7, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Cyber, EW Are Secret Missile Defense Weapons Too Secret To Use

Breaking Defense WASHINGTON: The problem with secret weapons is that almost nobody knows about them — including people on your own side who might really need to use them. That’s the self-inflicted wound the Pentagon is struggling with as it tries to apply highly classified capabilities in cyber and electronic warfare to the notoriously tough… read more

December 7, 2015 | Missile Defense News

U.S., Japan, South Korea underscore coordination on North Korea

The Japan Times Senior diplomats from the United States, Japan and South Korea have reaffirmed their intention to cooperate closely on the issue of North Korea, including over its nuclear program and ballistic missile development. They agreed Thursday to try to encourage Pyongyang to return to six-nation negotiations on denuclearization, collaborating with Russia and China.… read more

December 7, 2015 | Missile Defense News

JLENS Supporters: Never Mind the Blimp, Save the Radar

Defense One A group of retired admirals and generals who spent much of their careers specializing in missile defense threw their support behind the troubled JLENS air-defense system whose aerostat broke free of its Maryland mooring and floated more than 100 miles north to Pennsylvania in October. They say the JLENS radar is a key defense… read more

December 3, 2015 | Missile Defense News

NATO plans to bolster Turkey’s air defense at Syrian border

Today’s Zaman Attending the Brussels meeting, US Secretary of State John Kerry also said on Wednesday that Turkey and the US will consult on how air and ground forces will cooperate to close the Syrian-Turkish border as well. US President Barack Obama on Tuesday called on Turkey to do a better job of sealing its… read more

December 3, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Analysts, Lawmakers Urge DoD To Rethink Electronic Warfare

Defense News WASHINGTON — In a world where long-range guided missiles and sophisticated radars are the norm, analysts and lawmakers are urging the Pentagon to rethink the way it operates in the electromagnetic spectrum to gain new advantages over near-peer competitors, such as Russia and China. Over the past few decades, competitors’ advancements in sensor… read more

December 3, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Japan considers introduction of new U.S. system for defense against North Korean missiles

The Japan Times The Defense Ministry has launched a full-fledged study on introducing a state-of-the-art U.S. missile defense system to guard against ballistic missiles from North Korea, it was learned Thursday. The ministry is aiming to deploy the ground-based Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system under its next five-year defense buildup program, starting in fiscal… read more

December 2, 2015 | Missile Defense News

General: Guam safe from missiles

Pacific Daily News: Andersen Air Force Base holds technology that would aid in protecting the island in the event a missile is ever launched at Guam, Brig. Gen. Andrew J. Toth said at a Rotary Club of Tumon Bay weekly meeting Tuesday. “If a ballistic missile should get launched for whatever reason, we can detect… read more

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