Missile Defense News

January 22, 2016 | Missile Defense News

New SBIRS ground system celebrates final development capstone

Los Angeles Air Force Base: Air Force Space Command’s Space and Missile Systems Center and the 460th Space Wing announced the Remote Sensing Systems Directorate completion of the Space-Based Infrared System’s Block 10 Integrated Test and Evaluation (IT&E) Readiness Soak.  This is the final Block 10 Increment 2 system test prior to the formal evaluation… read more

January 21, 2016 | Missile Defense News

THAAD will help counter N.K. missile threats: U.S. think tank

The Korea Herald: Amid North Korea’s evolving nuclear and missile threats, the stationing of advanced U.S. missile assets on the peninsula would boost the allies’ defense capabilities, a leading Washington think tank said Wednesday. Speculation persists that Washington is seeking to deploy a unit of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system in the South,… read more

January 21, 2016 | Missile Defense News

GCC working on joint missile defense: Bahrain

Al Arabiya: Gulf Arab states are cooperating on regional missile defense and hope to announce the results soon, a Bahraini officer said on Wednesday, suggesting progress in long-stalled efforts to create a cross-border approach to counter Iran’s growing missile capabilities. U.S. and Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) officials say the time has come to push ahead… read more

January 21, 2016 | Missile Defense News

Odds Improve For Missile Defense Site At Fort Drum

Fox 28 WNYF: The odds have just improved for what could be a major project at Fort Drum. It’s down to three possible locations for an East Coast missile defense site. Missile defense is aimed at shooting down incoming enemy missiles with a ground-based missile of our own. Now the Missile Defense Agency has crossed… read more

January 21, 2016 | Missile Defense News

Efficient missile capabilities showcased during Patriot Shock exercise

U.S. Army: SKWIERZYNA, Poland – Polish and American soldiers jovially marched on icy paths through snowy woods while exchanging patches and discussing job similarities during the week of Jan. 13-17, in Skwierzyna, Poland. Under normal circumstances, soldiers wearing the wrong patches would be subject to an on the spot correction, but leaders of A Battery,… read more

January 20, 2016 | Missile Defense News

Pentagon Eyes Laser-Armed Drones to Shoot Down Ballistic Missiles

Defense One: Four years after the Air Force’s missile-zapping Boeing 747 went to its final resting place in the Arizona desert, the Pentagon is thinking anew about airborne lasers that shoot down ballistic missiles. This time, they’d be mounted on smaller, higher-flying drones. The idea has been around for decades, but the Pentagon’s missile defense chief… read more

January 20, 2016 | Missile Defense News

New SM-3 variant faces two intercept tests this year

Space News: WASHINGTON — A new missile co-developed by the United States and Japan is expected to participate in two intercepts tests later this year, Raytheon executives said Jan. 13. The Standard Missile (SM)-3 Block 2A interceptor, developed under an agreement signed in 2006, is a bigger and more capable version of the Raytheon-built SM-3 Block… read more

January 20, 2016 | Missile Defense News

Korean Missile-Defense Upgrade

The Wall Street Journal: China’s leaders are again standing by North Korea after its nuclear test by blocking serious United Nations sanctions and refusing to cut off the flow of fuel, food and arms to Pyongyang. But this time Beijing may pay a strategic price for shielding its unsavory friends, as South Korea moves closer… read more

January 18, 2016 | Missile Defense News

Poland hopes to buy U.S. Patriot missiles

Reuters: Poland hopes to buy the American Patriot air and missile defense system, Defence Minister Antoni Macierewicz said on Saturday, signaling a $5 billion deal may be struck despite the new conservative government’s initial doubts. In April 2015, Poland’s centrist government said it would buy Raytheon’s Patriot missiles, a deal which the then opposition conservative… read more

January 18, 2016 | Missile Defense News

Romania Wants Permanent NATO Black Sea Force

Transitions Online: Amid heightened tensions over the separatist conflict in eastern Ukraine and Russia’s annexation of its Crimean peninsula, NATO temporarily beefed up its presence in the Black Sea region last spring. NATO dispatched a flotilla to train with ships from the Romanian, Bulgarian, and Turkish navies as part of what an alliance official called… read more

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