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April 14, 2015 | Missile Defense News

NavWeek: Ballistic Bombast

Aviation Week: China may be able to take out an American aircraft carrier with its feared DF-21 antiship ballistic missile (ASBM) without even taking a shot. For years the U.S. Navy has been warning of the potential of the DF-21 to strike a carrier as part of the justification for updating the systems and networks… read more

April 13, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Lockheed Steps Up Marketing of Naval Missile Defense System

National Defense Magazine: Facing a slowdown in U.S. Navy orders, Lockheed Martin Corp. is eyeing opportunities in the international market for the Aegis air-defense antimissile system. Aegis uses an array of ship-based computers and radar to track and guide interceptor missiles to destroy enemy targets. It has been sold to five navies outside the United… read more

April 10, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Turner says U.S. should focus more on Iran missile threat

Columbus Dispatch: Rep. Mike Turner, who spent part of last week in Israel, said even as the U.S. works to prevent Iran from developing a nuclear bomb, it is failing to work sufficiently to protect from that country’s missile program. The Dayton Republican, a senior member of the House Armed Services Committee, led a bipartisan… read more

April 9, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Australia, US in missile defence talks

SBS: Australia has been identified by the US as one of its key allies in enhancing missile defence around the globe. In a speech in Washington DC, Frank A. Rose, the State Department’s assistant secretary for arms control, verification and compliance, discussed missile defence systems and plans in Europe, Turkey, Romania, Poland, the Middle-East, Japan… read more

April 9, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Enhancing Regional Missile Defense Cooperation

Department of State: Frank A. Rose, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Arms Control, Verification and Compliance Thank you for that kind introduction, and thanks for having me here today. By way of introduction, while I am the Assistant Secretary for Arms Control, Verification and Compliance, my work at the State Department is focused on enhancing strategic stability around… read more

April 8, 2015 | Missile Defense News

MDA Official Says US Missile Defense Program Unaltered by Iranian Deal

Sputnik News: WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The Iranian nuclear framework agreement will not alter the course of the United States’ plans for ballistic missile defense, US Missile Defense Agency (MDA) Deputy Director Kenneth Todorov told Sputnik on Tuesday. “For MDA, I don’t think it changes a thing,” Todorov said of the framework agreement reached between the P5+1 group of nations and Iran to set… read more

April 8, 2015 | Missile Defense News

SOS: U.S. Missile Defense

Gatestone Institute: Peter Huessy Congress is now wrestling with the extent to which the U.S. should fix, modernize and expand its missile defenses, including better protecting the American homeland as well as its forces and allies in Europe, Asia and the Middle East. In particular, this effort would include, but not be limited to: (a)… read more

April 8, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Senior U.S. official calls THAAD ‘critical’ in defending against N.K. threats

Yonhap News: WASHINGTON, April 7 (Yonhap) — The U.S. THAAD missile defense system is a “critical capability” in defending against North Korea’s Nodong and extended-range Scud ballistic missiles, a senior State Department official said Tuesday. Frank Rose, assistant secretary of state for arms control, verification and compliance, made the remark to reporters, though he said… read more

April 7, 2015 | Missile Defense News

THAAD Missile Killer Could Boost Army Role In Pacific

Forbes: When the Obama Administration announced in January 2012 that the U.S. defense posture would be “rebalanced” to emphasize the Asia-Pacific region, that was not good news for the Army.  America’s preeminent land force had largely abandoned the region after the Vietnam War, leaving almost no soldiers stationed west of the International Dateline outside the Korean Peninsula.  If Asia… read more

April 7, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Lockheed Martin Unit Gets $174M FMS Contract from UAE – Analyst Blog

Nasdaq: Defense behemoth Lockheed Martin Corporation announced that its unit Lockheed Martin Missile and Fire Control has received a $174.8 million foreign military sales (“FMS”) contract from United Arab Emirates (“UAE”) for 124 Army Tactical Missile Systems T2K Unitary M57 guided missile and launching assemblies, test equipment, flight test, and associated services. These advanced missile systems… read more

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