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October 14, 2015 | Missile Defense News

US withdraws air defense missiles from Turkey’s Kurdish southeast

Rudaw: The United States has withdrawn its Patriot air defense missiles from Turkey’s Kurdish southeast, the official Anadolu Agency reported Tuesday. “The Patriot air defense missiles deployed by the United States in Turkey’s southeastern Gaziantep province since 2013 have left the country,” it quoted security sources as saying. At Turkey’s Mediterranean port of Iskenderun the… read more

October 14, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Gulf states looking to buy Israel-developed defense systems in massive deal

The Jerusalem Post: Bahrain and several other Gulf states are in negotiations to buy the Iron Dome defense system and possibly other Israeli-developed weapons for protection from “a growing arsenal of Iranian missiles,” Sky News reported on Tuesday. Bahrain’s foreign minister, Khalid bin Mohammed, told Sky News that the members of the Gulf Cooperation Council,… read more

October 14, 2015 | Missile Defense News

AESA Patriot radar upgrade completes critical milestones

Air-ForceTechnology.com: Raytheon has achieved a series of engineering milestones in the upgrading program of the Patriot air and missile defense system’s radar, moving a step towards production readiness. Patriot is claimed to be one of the world’s most modern and capable air and missile defence systems, offering protection against a full range of advanced threats.… read more

October 14, 2015 | Missile Defense News

White House says Iran’s missile test may have violated U.N. resolution

Reuters: White House spokesman Josh Earnest said on Tuesday that there are “strong indications” that Iran’s test of a new precision-guided ballistic missile on Sunday violated a U.N. Security Council resolution. The U.N. Security Council prohibits Iran from undertaking any activity related to ballistic missiles that could deliver a nuclear warhead, but Iranian officials have… read more

October 14, 2015 | Missile Defense News

France renews offer for Turkey’s multibillion-dollar missile defense program

Turkish Weekly: Turkey is nearing a final decision on the country to build its national missile defense system, as France challenges Chinawith a renewed offer, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said, referring to Eurosam, the joint French-Italian offer. “We are getting close to finalizing it,” Erdoğan told journalists responding to a question on the multibillion-dollar project while… read more

October 14, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Nuclear Submarine Arihant Set for Missile Firing Test

Indian Express: The country’s first indigenously developed nuclear submarine INS Arihant, which has successfully completed its sea trials held so far, is expected to launch its maiden missile firing test this month. According to sources in the Defence Ministry, the missile test from the nuclear-powered submarine is aimed at paving the path for handing over… read more

October 14, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Most of the USS Carney crew tend to details of main mission support

Stars and Stripes: This 7,000-ton guided-missile destroyer can knock out a ballistic missile and defend itself from attack at the same time. Just don’t expect its industrial washers to safely clean decorative bunting. That’s what Petty Officer 2nd Class Isaac Payne learned when he was handed several bags of red, white and blue decorations last… read more

October 14, 2015 | Missile Defense News

SMDC boss: ‘We provide the enemy with a lot of problems’

Army Times: Lt. Gen. David Mann, as the chief of U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command, must be prepared for a number of international threats: from the sky, in space and via the networks. The three-star sat down with Army Times to discuss these threats, as well as his command’s unique mission. Interview… read more

October 14, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Lockheed delivered fraction of missile defense interceptors

Reuters: Lockheed Martin Corp delivered only three of 44 interceptors for the THAAD missile defense system in fiscal year 2015 due to a seven-month halt in production caused by computer issues, the U.S. Missile Defense Agency said. The interceptors for the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense program, which has an average budget of $800 million… read more

October 14, 2015 | Missile Defense News

The Case for the Joint Theater Air Missile Defense Board

National Defense University Press Consider this possible scenario: A rogue nation threatens to fire ballistic missiles at the United States and its regional allies. In response, a forward-deployed U.S. Army radar transitions to high alert and continually scans the stratosphere, intending to detect and track the adversary’s ballistic missiles. U.S. Navy and partner nation Aegis… read more

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