Missile Defense News

June 30, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Navy chooses Lockheed Martin in Salina for $59 million ship defense contract

Syracuse: The U.S. Navy has selected Lockheed Martin and its plant in suburban Syracuse for a contract worth up to $59 million to improve the electronic warfare defenses of its ships. The new contract, valued at nearly $8 million, is for Block 1B3 systems for the Navy’s Surface Electronic Warfare Improvement Program, or SEWIP. Lockheed will… read more

June 30, 2015 | Missile Defense News

(Israel) Air force starts training operators for David’s Sling missile defense

The Times of Israel: The David’s Sling missile-defense system, also known as Magic Wand, was designed by Rafael Advanced Defense Systems and the US defense firm Raytheon to thwart rockets and missiles fired from between 100-300 kilometers (62-186 miles) away — a pivotal range that includes most of Hezbollah’s strategic weapons arsenal. Israel currently has… read more

June 26, 2015 | Missile Defense News

35th ADA Brigade changes command

DVIDS: OSAN AIR BASE, South Korea — Col. Thomas Nguyen relinquished command of the 35th Air Defense Artillery Brigade Dragons to Col. Mark Holler during a change of command ceremony here, June 24. As the only forward-stationed air defense brigade in the Army, the unit plays a key role in defending critical U.S. and ROK… read more

June 26, 2015 | Missile Defense News

US reaffirms need for THAAD deployment

Korea Times: Senior U.S. officials reaffirmed Thursday that Washington is considering the stationing of a Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THADD) unit on the Korean Peninsula to protect its troops stationed in South Korea from growing threats from the North. Frank Rose, U.S. assistant secretary of state for arms control, said that the position of… read more

June 26, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Sparton’s Plaistow, New Hampshire Location Lands Third Straight Raytheon 5-Star Supplier Excellence Award

Market Watch: SCHAUMBURG, Ill., Jun 25, 2015 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Sparton CorporationSPA, +2.17% an industry leader in the design and manufacture of highly-complex electronic and electromechanical devices was recognized for its outstanding performance as a supplier to Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems(IDS) at the Supplier Excellence Conference held in Foxboro, Massachusetts on May 28, 2015. Raytheon’s… read more

June 24, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Lockheed Receives $870M Missile Defense System Contract Modification

GovConWire: Lockheed Martin will continue to provide development and engineering support for the missile defense system’s command, control, battle management and communications platform under a potential $870 million contract modification. The Defense Department said Monday the modification increases the firm-fixed-price contract’s total value from $1.2 billion to $2 billion. Work under the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract also… read more

June 24, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Milius Returns to San Diego Thursday After Long Deployment

Times of San Diego: The guided-missile destroyer USS Milius will return to San Diego Thursday following an 8 1/2-month deployment, the Navy announced Tuesday. The 505-foot Milius left Oct. 20 for a deployment that included a major exercise with ships from Canada and Japan, ballistic missile defense and shadowing tankers through the Strait of Hormuz for… read more

June 24, 2015 | Missile Defense News

(Polish) Govt gives green light to Patriot system

Radio Poland: The US ambassador to Poland welcomed the government’s decision. “Congratulations and thank you to Poland!” Stephen Mull wrote on Twitter. “The decision is a key step in cooperation in the sphere of security between Poland and the US.” “The Council of Ministers, on the recommendation of National Defense Minister Tomasz Siemoniak, has selected… read more

June 23, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Railgun Projectile Development Passes Critical Tests

Seapower Magazine: General Atomics’ Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) announced in a June 22 release that projectiles with on-board electronics survived the railgun launch environment and performed their intended functions in four consecutive tests on June 9 and 10 June at the U.S. Army’s Dugway Proving Ground in Utah. The week of test activity included marking the… read more

June 23, 2015 | Missile Defense News

U.S. strategic commander vows strong deterrence against N. Korea

Yonhap: The U.S. strategic commander reaffirmed his commitment Tuesday to strong deterrence against potential threats by North Korea. Adm. Cecil Haney, who led the U.S. Strategic Command, made the remarks while in Seoul for a four-day trip starting Sunday at a time when tensions remain heightened on the Korean Peninsula over North Korea’s continued provocative… read more

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