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January 18, 2016 | Missile Defense News

U.S. Navy’s Plan for a Huge Ballistic Missile Defense Ship

The National Interest: The U.S. Navy has been in discussions with shipbuilder Huntington Ingalls about the possibility of building a missile defense variant of the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock (LPD-17). The new vessel could eventually be equipped with new radars, railguns and lasers. The massive 25,000-ton troop carrier has the size and weight margins… read more

January 18, 2016 | MDAA in the News | Missile Defense News

Pentagon drops Maine from list of Potential missile defense sites

Reuters: The U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA) said on Friday it had dropped a site in Redington Township, Maine, from a list of potential U.S. sites to deploy more ground-based missile defense interceptors in addition to those in Alaska and California. The agency said other potential sites in New York, Michigan and Ohio remained under… read more

January 18, 2016 | Missile Defense News

South Korea to Boost Its Missile Defense Program: DAPA Chief

Yonhap: SEOUL, Jan. 18 (Yonhap) — South Korea’s arms procurement agency will concentrate efforts on upgrading the country’s Patriot missiles and developing long-range ground-to-air missiles to counter North Korea’s threats, its chief said Monday. North Korea declared that it successfully conducted a hydrogen bomb test on Jan. 6. The outside world suspects the test might… read more

January 15, 2016 | Missile Defense News

Belgian defence minister wants to buy Patriot missiles

Flanders News: Belgian defence minister Steven Vandeput has unveiled plans for Belgium to acquire the Patriot missile system, though the government still needs to back the idea. The missiles can be used to down enemy ballistic missiles targeting our country. Mr Vandeput made his announcement in the parliamentary defence select committee where he was giving… read more

January 15, 2016 | Missile Defense News

Romania missile base changes command

Stars and Stripes: The Navy changed commanders at its missile interceptor site in southern Romania for the first time on Tuesday. Navy Capt. James Craycraft assumed command of Naval Support Facility Deveselu, relieving the site’s first commanding officer, Capt. William Garren. Commissioned in October 2014, the base is home to the Navy’s first Aegis Ashore… read more

January 15, 2016 | Missile Defense News

South Korea to review U.S. THAAD deployment on peninsula

UPI: South Korea is reconsidering the deployment of Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system in the wake of North Korea‘s fourth nuclear test, after postponing a decision on the U.S. missile defense system for much of 2015. Seoul Defense Ministry spokesman Kim Min-seok said Thursday South Korea plans to review the potential deployment of THAAD… read more

January 14, 2016 | Missile Defense News

Global missiles and missile defense system market 2016 grow at CAGR of 4.93% to value US$38.5 billion in 2024 according to new research report

WhaTech: The Global Missiles and Missile Defense Systems Market 2014-2024 report, published by Strategic Defence Intelligence, provides readers with a detailed analysis of both historic and forecast global industry values, factors influencing demand, the challenges faced by industry participants, analysis of industry leading companies, and key news. The global missiles and missile defense systems market,… read more

January 14, 2016 | Missile Defense News

Industry Executive: Amphibious Transport Docks Could Host Missile Defense Systems

National Defense: Huntington Ingalls Industries is in discussions with defense officials about potentially putting missile defense radars and laser weapons on San Antonio-class amphibious transport docks, a company executive said Jan. 13. “You can put a lot of additional weight on the ship and you can put … some modern technologies like ballistic missile defense… read more

January 14, 2016 | Missile Defense News

Parliamentary vice speaker backs US missile defense system

The Korea Times: The parliamentary vice speaker called Thursday for the deployment of an advanced U.S. missile defense system as part of the country’s self-defense against the threats posed by North Korea’s nuclear and missile programs. Lee Seok-hyun, vice speaker of the National Assembly, said the deployment of a Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD)… read more

January 14, 2016 | Missile Defense News

U.S. Navy sharpens stealth tactics against Russia

Navy Times: The U.S. Navy in Europe is going dark. The four destroyers in Rota, Spain, and ships operating in 6th Fleet are switching off their radars and sensors to operate with more stealth and train for fighting cyber and electronic attacks, the Navy’s top officer in Europe said Wednesday. “We need to change the culture… read more

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