Missile Defense News

November 2, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Thailand seeks Evolved Seasparrow Missile purchase

UPI: The U.S. Defense Security Cooperation Agency reports Thailand is seeking to procure Evolved Seasparrow Missile systems. Seasparrow is used as a defense against supersonic anti-ship missiles. The agency, which manages the U.S. Foreign Military Sales Program, said Thailand is seeking 16 Evolved Seasparrow missiles, 14 tactical missiles and two telemetry missiles — plus missile… read more

November 2, 2015 | Missile Defense News

US, South Korea Pledge to Strengthen Defenses

ABC News: The U.S. and South Korea are pledging to strengthen their combined defenses against what they call threats by North Korea, but they announced no specific new steps toward a long-delayed transfer of wartime control of South Korean forces from the U.S. military to the South Korean government. U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said… read more

October 29, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Turkey Reaches ‘Clarity’ in Air-Defense Race

Defense News: Turkey’s top procurement official has said that Ankara has reached a “certain clarity” in its pending decision on a multibillion-dollar contract for the construction of the country’s first long-range air and anti-missile defense system. “We are reviewing several parameters,” said Ismail Demir, head of the Undersecretariat for Defense Industries (SSM). “We want to… read more

October 28, 2015 | Missile Defense News

U.S., Israel Seek to Boost Defense Ties, Carter Says

U.S. Department of Defense: The United States is seeking to bolster its strong defense ties with Israel amid many security challenges Israel faces in the Middle East, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said today. The defense relationship between the United States and Israel is stronger than ever, Carter said during an appearance at the National Defense… read more

October 28, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Nuclear Air Launched Cruise Missiles: They Still Matter

The National Interest: In a recent article by former Secretary of Defense William Perry (1994-1997) and Assistant Secretary of Defense Andy Weber (2009-2014), the two men urge President Obama to kill the Air Force program to develop and field a replacement for the AGM-86 nuclear air launched cruise missile (ALCM). The long range standoff cruise… read more

October 28, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Applied DNA Takes On Missile Defense

Inn Vateli: The U.S. Department of Defense is calling on Applied DNA Sciences to secure the electronic guts of the nation’s missile-defense systems. As part of a two-year contract with the Pentagon’s Missile Defense Agency, the Stony Brook-based biotech firm is partnering with Hi-Rel Group, a Connecticut manufacturer of highly specialized metal components for what’s… read more

October 27, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Turkey reaches ‘certain clarity’ on national missile defense system

Daily News: Turkey has reached “certain clarity” on the decision for a tender on its long-range missile defense system, Undersecretariat for Defense Industries (SSM) head İsmail Demir has said. “We are reviewing several parameters. We want to make a decision without a further extension,” he said, speaking at a Political, Economic and Social Research (SETA)… read more

October 26, 2015 | Missile Defense News

US Navy Orders $160Mln of Phalanx Anti-Missile Machine Guns for Ships

Sputnik: The US Navy has issued a $159.9 million contract to make Phalanx heavy machine guns that defend ships against incoming missiles, the Raytheon Company announced in press release on Friday. “The contract… includes support equipment for the Phalanx and SeaRAM weapon systems,” the release said. “[The contract] also covers overhaul of four Land-based Phalanx weapon systems.” Phalanx is a rapid-fire,… read more

October 22, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Lockheed Martin: 9-Country Missile Defense Demonstration to Inform Future Aegis Upgrades

USNI: The Maritime Theater Missile Defense (MTMD) Forum’s Integrated Air and Missile Defense At-Sea Demonstration this week will help Aegis Combat System developer Lockheed Martin validate how well coalition forces’ platforms can work together in the real world and discover any improvements that may need to be made to the system. Nine countries are in… read more

October 22, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Saab Receives Order From Latvia For RBS 70 Missiles

Business Wire: Defence and security company Saab has received an order for RBS 70 missiles from the Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Latvia. Deliveries will take place during the period 2015-2016. Latvia has been an RBS 70 system customer since 2004. This order for missiles is part of Latvia’s long-term plan to further… read more

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