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December 10, 2015 | Missile Defense News

U.S. restarting multiple-kill missile system

The Washington Times The missile threat against the homeland is growing rapidly in various parts of the world. Iran has just conducted its second missile test in violation of the recently signed nuclear deal. Russia is actively developing weapon systems that could overcome current U.S. missile defense technology. North Korea is regularly launching missiles to… read more

December 9, 2015 | Missile Defense News

U.S. Mulling Permanent Missile Defense System in Guam

National Defense Magazine The U.S. military is considering deploying additional defenses against enemy ballistic missiles in the Pacific region by permanently basing a terminal high altitude area defense system on Guam, the commander of U.S. Army Pacific said Dec. 8. The Defense Department has been rotationally deploying THAAD to the island since April 2013 in… read more

December 9, 2015 | Missile Defense News

U.S.-Japan funded Raytheon SM-3 missile aces second test: Pentagon

Reuters The United States and Japan on Tuesday conducted a second successful test of Raytheon Co’s new Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) Block IIA missile that is being jointly developed by the two countries, the U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA) said. During the test off the coast of Southern California near Malibu, the missile opened its new… read more

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

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