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June 19, 2015 | Missile Defense News

House Mark On Redesigned Kill Vehicle Has MDA Concerned

Space News Mike Gruss WASHINGTON – A senior U.S. Missile Defense Agency official expressed concern June 18 about a House spending bill that provides some 22 percent less funding than requested for a new kill vehicle and said the impact could spill over onto other programs. The MDA requested $278 million next year for the… read more

June 19, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Pentagon Building Cruise Missile Shield To Defend US Cities From Russia

Defense One: The Pentagon is quietly working to set up an elaborate network of defenses to protect American cities from a barrage of Russian cruise missiles. The plan calls for buying radars that would enable National Guard F-16 fighter jets to spot and shoot down fast and low-flying missiles. Top generals want to network those radars with… read more

June 18, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Raytheon, Kongsberg Extend Partnership on NASAMS

Seapower Magazine: PARIS — Raytheon Co. and Kongsberg have signed an agreement to extend their partnership on the National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile System (NASAMS), Raytheon announced in a June 15 release. Dr. Tom Kennedy, Raytheon chairman and chief executive officer, and Harald Annestad, chief executive officer of Norway’s Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace AS, signed the 10-year… read more

June 18, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Navy Network Helps SM-6 Find, Kill Supersonic Target It Can’t See

Breaking Defense: WASHINGTON: Hitting a bullet with a bullet at the speed of sound — well, nowadays, that’s no big deal. Hitting a supersonic target that you can’t actually see — okay, now that’s impressive. This morning Raytheon announced its Standard Missile-6 destroyed  “a medium-range supersonic target” in a June 10 test at White Sands Missile Range… read more

June 18, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Mercury Systems Receives $10.6M in Orders for Radar Subsystems for Missile Defense Application

Market Watch: CHELMSFORD, Mass. – June 16, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Mercury Systems, Inc. MRCY, +1.90% (www.mrcy.com), a leading high-tech commercial provider of more affordable secure and sensor processing subsystems powering today’s critical defense and intelligence applications, announced it received $10.6 million in orders from a leading defense prime contractor to provide radar subsystems and related… read more

June 18, 2015 | Missile Defense News

10th Army Air and Missile Defense Command Soldier Helps at the Garrison

DVIDS: RHINE ORDNANCE BARRACKS, Germany — Like most Soldiers, Sgt. Robert Baddeley’s day starts around 6 a.m. for morning physical training, and ends around 5. How he spends the hours in between separates him from other Soldiers. Baddeley, a patriot system repair Soldier with Service Company, 5th Battalion, 7th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, spent the… read more

June 17, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Germany announces MEADS selection for future air and missile defense system

MEADS: The German Federal Ministry of Defence has chosen the Medium Extended Air Defense System (MEADS) as the basis for TLVS, a next-generation network-based tactical air and missile defense system. It will replace Patriot air defense systems initially fielded in the 1980s. Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) will share in development of Germany’s Taktisches Luftverteidigungssystem (TVLS)… read more

June 17, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Defense Budget Backs Alaska’s Military Equipment, Infrastructure, and Agenda

Real Estate Rama: Senator Lisa Murkowski voted in the full Senate Appropriations Committee for the 2016 Defense Appropriations Bill, which contains several Alaska priorities she added and gathered support for. As a member of the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee – which passed this bill earlier this week – Murkowski used her position there to raise the… read more

June 16, 2015 | Missile Defense News

USS Russell Holds Change of Command in San Diego

Navy: The crew of guided-missile destroyer USS Russell (DDG 59) held a change of command ceremony on board Naval Base San Diego, June 11. During the ceremony, Cmdr. Gill McCarthy relieved Cmdr. James Harney as commanding officer. The guest speaker for the event was Capt. Paul H. Hogue, Commander, Destroyer Squadron 23. “To Cmdr. McCarthy,… read more

June 16, 2015 | Missile Defense News

TRS Demos Integrated NATO Defense System

Defense News: Fresh on the heels of signing a $100 million contract to upgrade NATO’s air and missile defense command, ThalesRaytheonSystems (TRS) displayed a new integrated computer platform at the Paris Air Show on Monday. The setup, which runs NATO’s standard Air Command and Control System (ACCS) on a PC hardware platform, gives sites in… read more

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