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June 9, 2015 | Missile Defense News

SBIRS: The Pentagon’s Most Important Space Program For Preventing Nuclear War

Forbes: The most important program the Pentagon has for assuring early warning of a missile attack is the Space Based Infrared System, or SBIRS (“Sibbers”). SBIRS is a constellation of four satellites parked in geosynchronous orbit above the equator, plus two additional sensors hosted on spy satellites that fly over the North Pole. Collectively, the… read more

June 9, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Navy: Sailors laying groundwork for missile shield in Romania

Navy Times: The first sailors are now on station at the controversial missile defense shield in Romania, Navy Region Europe announced Monday. The sailors arrived last month as part of an initial wave that will “lay the groundwork for a full team deployment.” The announcement means the AEGIS Ashore missile defense facility in Deveselu is… read more

June 9, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Germany opts for MEADS missile defense system

Reuters: The German government has decided to buy the MEADS missile defense system built by European defense group MBDA and Lockheed Martin Corp, instead of the Patriot system built by Raytheon Co, a German government source said late Monday, confirming reports in German and U.S. media. German television station ARD said the German army had… read more

June 8, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Norway Commits to NATO Missile Defense System

Sputnik News: Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg pledged that Norway will increase its military spending in line with NATO policy, and also contribute to the NATO missile defense system, after a meeting with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on Friday. “It is necessary for us to contribute to this,” Solberg told a press conference on Friday following the meeting. “As a committed NATO member, we should… read more

June 8, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Saudi Intercepts Scud Missile Fired From Yemen

Defense News: Saudi Arabia said it intercepted a Scud missile fired on its territory by rebel forces in neighboring Yemen early Saturday as momentum gathers for peace talks in Switzerland next weekend. “The Royal Saudi Air Defence Forces intercepted it with a Patriot missile,” said a statement from the Saudi-led coalition which has been waging… read more

June 5, 2015 | Missile Defense News

US Missile Defense Ship to Arrive in Spain in Fall 2015

Sputnik News: WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The US Navy guided missile destroyer (DDG) is set to arrive in the Spanish city of Rota in fall 2015 to support ballistic defense efforts in Europe, US Navy Secretary Ray Mabus said during his speech at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI). “On the other side of the world, we are moving four DDGs, we have three there now, the… read more

June 5, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Thales Reveals Ballistic Missile Early Warning Radar

Aviation International News: Thales has revealed details of the ballistic missile early warning radar (BMEWS) that it is developing under contract to the French Ministry of Defence (MoD) and Onera, the French government aerospace research agency. The work is a first for Europe and has potential application to the NATO active layered theatre ballistic missile… read more

June 3, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Navy orders more Raytheon SM-6 air defense missiles

UPI: Raytheon is producing additional Standard Missile-6 all up rounds for the U.S. Navy under a $149 million contract modification. The modification is for 74 of the air defense missiles, together with spares, containers and company services. “The SM-6 has advanced capabilities and speed,” said Mike Campisi, Raytheon’s SM-6 senior program director. “Combatant commanders want… read more

June 3, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Northrop Grumman inks $111 million deal for USAF missile defense system

Examiner: Yesterday, one of the nation’s leading global security and defense companies, Northrop Grumman, signed a deal with the United States Air Force to provide hardware and support for LAIRCM, their Large Aircraft Infrared Countermeasure system. The deal was worth $111 million. The LAIRCM system is critical for U.S. troops overseas. Without giving away proprietary… read more

June 3, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Agency that brought us major weapons systems celebrates past, looks to future

WHNT: The Cruise Missile Defense Systems Project Office celebrated its 10th anniversary on Monday. But its roots go way back under other names. It has developed key Army weapons for nearly 60 years. This is the agency that brought us the Redeye, the Army’s first manned portable air defense system. It also developed the Stinger… read more

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