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July 28, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Sea Dragons conduct AMDPCS training, tests future software

DVIDs: Soldiers with 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command, conducted an air and missile defense planning control system training exercise, July 13 to 24, 2015, at Shafter Flats, Hawaii. The air and missile defense planning control systems (AMDPCS) is a system that facilitates gathering of air defense feeds from alternate locations, consolidating the information… read more

July 28, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Navy to Create Missile Defense Task Force in Europe

Military: The Navy will create a task force for ballistic missile defense at its European headquarters here in an effort to consolidate command of new anti-missile ships and shore sites. Task Force 64 will have operational and tactical command of ballistic missile defense and integrated air and missile defense assets assigned to Navy forces in… read more

July 27, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Lockheed Martin Receives $1.5 Billion Missile Interceptor Deal

Lockheed Martin: United States and allied military forces are set to upgrade key missile defense capabilities under a new $1.5 billion contract for production and delivery of Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) missiles and PAC-3 Missile Segment Enhancement (PAC-3 MSE) missiles. The contract includes PAC-3 and PAC-3 MSE interceptor deliveries for the U.S. Army, and Foreign… read more

July 27, 2015 | Missile Defense News

The Role of Missile Defense in Homeland and Regional Defense

US State Department: Frank A. Rose Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Arms Control, Verification and Compliance Peter Huessy Lecture Series, The Capitol Hill Club Thank you for that kind introduction Peter, and thanks for having me here this morning. By way of introduction, while I am the Assistant Secretary for Arms Control, Verification and Compliance, my work… read more

July 27, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Japanese military leader’s visit to Offutt helps strengthen military alliance with U.S.

Omaha: The stopover at Offutt Air Force Base occurred on July 12 and 13 as Kawano, Japan’s senior military leader, was en route to talks with Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey, his U.S. counterpart. It completed an exchange of visits that began with Haney’s tour of Japan and South Korea last month.… read more

July 24, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Northrop Grumman, Missile Defense Agency Host Small Businesses to Spur Innovation Research

Global Newswire: Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) and the Missile Defense Agency recently hosted an event for small businesses to advance Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) efforts. The SBIR program encourages scientific excellence and technological innovation by investing federal research funds in small businesses to explore ideas and their potential for commercialization. The May 20 event… read more

July 24, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Friday homecoming for crew of USS Laboon

ABC 13 News: They’re nearly home! Friday is homecoming day for the crew of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Laboon (DDG 58). The nearly 300 sailors provided ballistic missile defense for U.S. allies in the sixth fleet area during their six-month deployment to the 6th Fleet area. During deployment, the ship took part in… read more

July 23, 2015 | Missile Defense News

US to place AMD components in Poland despite Iranian deal – Kerry’s deputy

RT: US anti-missile systems will be placed in Poland despite world powers reaching an agreement on Iran’s nuclear program, John A. Heffern, US Deputy Secretary of State for Europe and Eurasia, said. “The deal with Tehran doesn’t include missiles, therefore the threat remains,” Heffern told PolishRzeczpospolita newspaper Tuesday, adding that he was speaking about Iranian rockets… read more

July 23, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Pentagon Prepares to Send Better Radar to Ukraine

Wall Street Journal: The Pentagon is moving toward providing Ukraine with bigger, longer-range radar to help it counter artillery being used by Russia-backed rebels, as U.S. military officials signal a growing willingness to bolster the country’s defenses. The proposal still requires approval from the White House, which is considering another package of nonlethal assistance for… read more

July 22, 2015 | Missile Defense News

US backs away from Poland’s NATO base push

Radio Poland: The Polish government has been pushing for several months for the construction of a permanent NATO base on Polish soil, in the wake of the Ukrainian crisis. “We want to avoid a serious dispute within the alliance,” said John A. Heffern, Deputy Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs, in an interview with… read more

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