Missile Defense News

October 7, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Underfunding Patriot modernization endangers our troops

The Hill Congress continues to support investments in defense technologies that give our warfighters a shield against battlefield missiles. The U.S. Army’s Patriot Missile System has carried out that mission for more than two decades and will continue into the future with firm support from Congress and our allies. So it is troubling that a… read more

October 6, 2015 | Missile Defense News

New security force defends missile system in Guam

Pacific Daily News: “Permission to assume the Defense of Guam Mission,” echoed through the Coral Reef Fitness Center on Andersen Air Force Base, Guam as Capt. Joshua Geis accepted his new duty as commander of the security force for Task Force Talon, 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command. Delta Company, known as the “Dogs… read more

October 6, 2015 | Missile Defense News

US Ballistic Missile Defense Destroyer Deploying to Black Sea

Sputnik: The missile defense destroyer USS Porter will enter the Black Sea on Tuesday to support partners in the region, the US Navy said in a statement on Monday. “The ship’s operations in the Black Sea are meant to enhance maritime security and stability, readiness and naval capability with our allies and partners,” the statement explained. The US Navy routinely operates ships in the… read more

October 5, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Space-based missile warning continues expansion

Air Force Space Command: As the SBIRS program continues to advance, new mission opportunities are underway, including support civil agencies, in order to enhance their respective missions such as U.S. Forest Services with early forest fire detection. The next advancement in space-based missile warning will be complete with the SBIRS Block 10 upgrade. This effort… read more

October 2, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Soldiers mark Patriot milestone with blast over Mediterranean

Stars and Stripes: CHANIA, Greece — U.S. Army Spc. Christopher Duval has spent the past two years with his finger on the button, waiting for the chance to push. On Thursday, he finally got that chance, firing a Patriot missile high over the Mediterranean Sea during a rare live-fire drill aimed at testing the skills… read more

October 2, 2015 | Missile Defense News

House adopts defense conference report, but can’t override veto

Washington Post: The House on Thursday adopted the conference report for the annual defense policy bill on a 270 to 156 vote, which is not enough support to override President Obama’s promised veto of the legislation. The breakdown comes over just one point: $38.2 billion in additional spending that the Republican leaders of the Armed Services committees… read more

October 1, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Leonard takes reins of elevated sensor system

Redstone Rocket: Wayne Leonard believes in developing relationships and communication. He expressed their importance Friday when taking the helm of the Joint Land Attack Cruise Missile Defense Elevated Netted Sensor System. Leonard became the JLENS product director in an assumption of charter ceremony at the Program Executive Office for Missiles and Space headquarters building 5250.… read more

October 1, 2015 | Missile Defense News

America needs a global missile defense plan

The Hill: The Iran deal marks a new phase in the nuclear age: the advent of new nuclear states. It dramatically increases the probability of Iran joining nuclear weapons to its substantial ballistic missile inventory — either when the agreement ends or sooner, should Iran decide to “break-out” of the deal. At the same time,… read more

October 1, 2015 | Missile Defense News

NDAA Conference Report Supports Possible East Coast Missile Defense Site

Defense News: The National Defense Authorization Act that has emerged from conference negotiations would add $30 million for the planning and design of an East Coast missile defense site and speed up its possible deployment, a victory for some congressional Republicans who have long fought for traction to move forward with the possible project. Language… read more

September 30, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Patriot exercise in Crete could signal more frequent training

Stars and Stripes: Many Patriot crew team members go whole careers without taking part in a single live-fire launch, but this week Army Spc. Harold Holland will be one of the lucky ones to watch the multimillion-dollar missile take flight over the Mediterranean. “The closest I’ve ever gotten to actually seeing one fire is on… read more

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