Missile Defense News

October 20, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Upgraded GaN AESA radar for Patriot missile defense system moves forward

Military Embedded Systems: Raytheon engineers are upgrading the Patriot Air and Missile Defense System’s radar to provide 360 degree protection from the potential threat unmanned aircraft, manned aircraft, and cruise and ballistic missiles simultaneously attacking U.S. or allied forces from multiple directions. The enhancements include upgrading the Patriot radar main array with Gallium Nitride- (GaN)… read more

October 19, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Raytheon Lands $200M Ballistic Missile Defense System IDIQ

Govcon Wire: Raytheon has received a $200 million contract modification from theMissile Defense Agency to plan and analyze the test for the ballistic missile defense system. The company will also continue to maintain system software and hardware, perform modeling and simulation support, and provide engineering services, the Defense Department said Thursday. Raytheon will carry out the… read more

October 19, 2015 | Missile Defense News

US & allies to test missile defense system in Europe for first time

RT: The US Navy alongside forces from eight other nations, will hold missile defense drills in Europe later in October, according to military sources, as cited by the American media. The exercises will be held under the Maritime Theater Missile Defense Forum, which is a coalition aimed at coordinating missile defense efforts, Stars and Stripes… read more

October 19, 2015 | Missile Defense News

U.S. deploys advanced missile defense ship to Japan

Japan Times: The United States deployed one of its most advanced ballistic missile defense warships to Japan on Monday as part of the Obama administration’s rebalance toward the Asia-Pacific region. The USS Benfold berthed at Yokosuka, Kanagawa Prefecture, where it joins seven other destroyers. Its missions may include guarding the U.S. and its allies against… read more

October 16, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Romania Rejects Russian Objections to NATO Missiles

Balkan Insight: Prime Minister Victor Ponta said on Wednesday that the anti-missile system which is to be installed at the Deveselu military base in southern Romania does not violate the Intermediate Nuclear Forces Treaty, as Russia has claimed. Ponta argued that there was no violation of the treaty “because the anti-missile system is a defence… read more

October 16, 2015 | Missile Defense News

SMC Stands Up New Launch Systems Enterprise Directorate

Air Force Space Command: 10/14/2015 – LOS ANGELES AIR FORCE BASE, Calif — The Space and Missile Systems Center’s newest directorate, the Launch Systems Enterprise Directorate (SMC/LE), stood up at a ceremony held at Los Angeles Air Force Base on Oct. 14. Under the leadership of Dr. Claire Leon, the new directorate brings together the Launch Systems Directorate and… read more

October 16, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Lockheed turret can give jets a 360-degree laser weapon

Defense Systems: Defense contractor Lockheed Martin says it has solved one of the key problems facing the military’s plans for high-powered airborne laser weapons, by counteracting the atmospheric turbulence that prevents a laser from having the ability to fire in all directions. The Aero-adaptive Aero-optic Beam Control (ABC) turret, developed for the Defense Advanced Research… read more

October 15, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Strategic trends and shifting balances in Northeast Asia

The Washington Times: The Intelligence and National Security Alliance established the Asia-Pacific Task Force, with Ambassador Bob Joseph as chairman, to examine the evolving U.S. strategy in the region and assess the implications for the national security and intelligence communities. This article is a brief overview excerpted from a much more comprehensive and regionwide military,… read more

October 15, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Focus Forward, Looking Back: 10 Years of IAMD Excellence

DVIDS: With each passing year, Soldiers share the tales of missions past, where they have been and the events they have witnessed. Few have had the opportunity to convey moments of history where they were part of the spark and then again part of the fighting mission. For many Sea Dragons focusing forward on the… read more

October 15, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Alarm bells for China, Pakistan; India eyes S-400 Triumf air defence missile systems

Zee News: In what would certainly set alarm bells ringing in China and Pakistan, India is planning to buy Russian S-400 Triumf air defence missile systems, reports said on Thursday. The Indian administration is expected to soon take up the proposal with Russian authorities. Notably, Prime Minister Narendra Mod is scheduled to visit Russia in… read more

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