Missile Defense News

September 29, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Eight Years Of NFIRE Support Comes To A Close For Orbital ATK

Satnews: Sponsored by the U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA), and built at Orbital ATK’s satellite manufacturing facility in Gilbert, Arizona, NFIRE was originally designed as a one-year mission to collect data from exhaust “plume” observations of boosting rockets with the intent to advance launch detection and tracking systems. The addition of the Laser Communications Terminal… read more

September 28, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Polish Parliament agrees to ratify military base

Radio Poland: As many as 422 MPs voted for the bill, with three voting against, and five abstaining. The agreement, which accompanies the decision to locate anti-ballistic missile bases in Poland, concerns the conditions of the proper functioning of the US missile defense system. The restrictions discussed apply to the height of buildings surrounding the… read more

September 28, 2015 | Missile Defense News

A U.S.-Russian Arms Treaty Could Be in Trouble

Stratfor: Russia is feeling increasingly limited by the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty as the United States continues to modernize its nuclear arsenal and develop its ballistic missile defenses. The United States also finds the treaty constraining, but neither Moscow nor Washington wants to be the first to withdraw from the pact. Russia on Sept.… read more

September 28, 2015 | Missile Defense News

US Assistant Secretary to Meet With NATO, EU Officials for Missile Defense

Sputnik: US Assistant Secretary for Arms Control, Verification, and Compliance Frank Rose will travel to Belgium to meet NATO, EU officials to discuss missile defense and ongoing security issues, the US State Department said in a press release on Friday. “On September 29, Assistant Secretary Rose will travel to Brussels, Belgium, for meetings with senior NATO and EU officials to discuss outer space policy, missile… read more

September 23, 2015 | Missile Defense News

UAE forces use Patriot missile system to thwart Houthi attack

The National: Gulf coalition forces thwarted a rebel missile attack on their camp in Marib province on Monday night, Yemeni security officials said. Brigadier general Murad Turaiq of the Yemeni army said the Tochka missile was deflected away from the camp at Safer by a Patriot missile defence system deployed by UAE forces. A Tochka… read more

September 23, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Raytheon wins prestigious Brandon Hall award for Patriot missile battery virtual training

Market Watch: Virtual training technology developed by Raytheon RTN, +0.78% has received the prestigious Brandon Hall silver award for “Best Use of Games or Simulations for Learning.” Touted as the Oscars of the learning and training industry, the Brandon Hall Group Excellence Awards recognized Raytheon for innovative virtual training developed to train U.S. Army soldiers… read more

September 23, 2015 | Missile Defense News

More And Better Radars Are The Next Step In Countering Missile Threats

Lexington Institute: The United States, its friends and allies face a serious and growing threat from adversaries armed with a spectrum of rockets, missiles and drones. Most recently we have seen the dangers posed by shorter range rockets and missiles such as short range, homemade Qassam rockets and longer-range Iranian supplied Fateh and SCUD derivatives… read more

September 23, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Building the Best Defense

U.S. News and World Report: The people who allegedly knew better scoffed at then-President Ronald Reagan back in 1983 when he announced the United States would begin the development of a Strategic Defense Initiative that might someday neutralize the threat posed by incoming intercontinental ballistic missiles. “You can’t hit a bullet with a bullet,” critics… read more

September 22, 2015 | Missile Defense News

US says Patriot missiles can be redeployed in Turkey at a week’s notice

Today’s Zaman: “We are prepared to sustain the current deployment site in a cold-basing status to facilitate future deployments of US Patriots,” a spokesperson from the Pentagon told web portal Sputnik last week. “If needed, we are prepared to return Patriot assets and personnel to Turkey within one week,” the unnamed official said. On Aug.… read more

September 22, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Schriever celebrates 30 years as the Air Force’s top-secret satellite operator

The Gazette: One of the Air Force’s youngest bases is marking a milestone anniversary this week with fun and games. But don’t let the dodgeball fool you, 30-year-old Schriever Air Force Base east of Colorado Springs isn’t casting the weight of the world off its shoulders anytime soon. Airmen there are interspersing the sports with… read more

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