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September 4, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Destroyer Carney to depart on homeport switch

Navy Times: The destroyer Carney will leave its homeport of Mayport, Florida, on Sept. 12 to become the fourth and final ballistic missile defense ship based in Rota, Spain, as part of the European Phased Adaptive Approach. The ship and her 23 officers, 24 chiefs and 291 sailors will provide ballistic missile defense — a… read more

September 4, 2015 | Missile Defense News

System integration lab helps build air defense weapon

Redstone Rocket: Some members of the Army weapons community quietly noted a first anniversary in early August. Aug. 8 marked a year since development of the System of Systems Integration laboratory in support of the Indirect Fire Protection Capability, Increment 2-Intercept. IFPC Inc 2-I is a new mobile, ground-based air defense weapon system that will… read more

September 4, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Fort Hood air defense unit deploys to southwest Asia

Killeen Daily Herald: FORT HOOD — More than 500 soldiers from a Fort Hood air defense unit are in the process of deploying to the Middle East to participate in Operation Enduring Freedom. The command team of 1st Battalion, 62nd Air Defense Artillery Regiment, 69th Air Defense Artillery Brigade, cased the units colors this morning… read more

September 4, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Kratos Receives $20 Million Electromagnetic Railgun Program Contract Award

CNNMoney: SAN DIEGO, Sept. 03, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq:KTOS), a leading National Security Solutions provider, announced today that its Defense & Rocket Support Services (DRSS) Division has recently received a $20 million electromagnetic railgun program contract award with an approximate two-year period of performance for a United States… read more

September 2, 2015 | Missile Defense News

US Missile Attack? Military Needs Upgraded Radar System To Protect Against Russia, China And North Korea, Ashton Carter Warns

International Business Times: U.S. radars in the Arctic are too old to effectively intercept Russian ballistic missiles, Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said during a panel discussion with troops Tuesday. Carter said the half-century old radar system in Greenland, a few hundred miles from the North Pole, needs to be modernized to work as an adequate early warning system against potential attacks,… read more

September 2, 2015 | Missile Defense News

U.S. Army engineers prep Multi-Mission Launcher prototype, designed to defeat UAS, missiles, rockets

Intelligent Aerospace: REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala., 1 Sept. 2015. Personnel at the Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development, and Engineering Center (AMRDEC) will transfer the first prototype of the Multi-Mission Launcher (MML) to Program Executive Office, Missiles and Space (PEO MS). Both AMRDEC and PEO MS call Redstone Arsenal in Alabama home. More than 150 subject… read more

September 1, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Raytheon Lands $175M Qatar Air, Missile Defense Operations Contract

GovConWire: Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) has received a $175,081,326 contract from the U.S. Air Force to install Qatar’s air and missile defense operations center through a foreign military sales program. The award represents the second phase of the contract and Raytheon will also work to integrate air and missile systems into the center, the Defense Department said… read more

August 31, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Little Progress Made on Integrated GCC Missile Shield

Defense News: DUBAI — Despite a strong US push, development of an integrated Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) ballistic missile defense program has seen little progress over the past two years. A specialist team of GCC ballistic missile defense representatives met Aug. 3-6 in Kuwait to coordinate the development of the program, according to a Kuwaiti Armed Forces statement.… read more

August 31, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Kratos Receives Ballistic Missile Defense Program Related Task Order Valued at $12 Million

Global Newswire: SAN DIEGO, Aug. 31, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:KTOS), a leading National Security Solutions provider, announced today that its Defense & Rocket Support Services (DRSS) Division has recently received a Task Order under the Theoretical Research & Engineering Research contract with a total potential value of $12.02… read more

August 28, 2015 | Missile Defense News

How Patriot Missiles Will Stay a Step Ahead of the Enemy

Popular Mechanics: ​When the United States moves Patriot missile batteries, people pay attention. Patriots are the go-to, land-based weapons system that the United States and 12 of its allies use to defend airspace against aircraft, cruise missiles, drones, and ballistic missiles. Their presence changes the strategic balance of wherever they appear. That’s why the world certainly… read more

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