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December 4, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Missile warning, defense systems pact signed between U.S. Air Force, Engility

Military Embedded Systems: CHANTILLY, Va. Engility Holdings has signed a $71 million award with the U.S. Air Force to provide systems engineering and integration services to the U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center Remote Sensing Systems Directorate (RSSD). Under the terms of the contract, Engility will provide systems integration expertise and personnel for… read more

December 4, 2018 | Missile Defense News

USS Thomas Hudner brought to life in Boston

DVIDS: The U.S. Navy commissioned its newest surface combatant, USS Thomas Hudner (DDG 116), December 1, 2018, during a ceremony in Boston. Thomas Hudner, commanded by Cmdr. Nathan Scherry, a Peculiar, Missouri native, is the 66th Arleigh Burke-class destroyer, and the 36th DDG 51 class destroyer built by General Dynamics Bath Iron Works (BIW). It… read more

December 4, 2018 | Missile Defense News

‘Star Wars’ Redux: Experts Debate Reviving Strategic Defense Initiative

National Defense Magazine: It was 25 years ago when the Clinton administration announced the demise of the Strategic Defense Initiative, a Reagan-era program which sought to create a shield against the Soviet Union’s intercontinental ballistic missiles. The end of the Soviet Union was the primary reason for the program’s 1993 cancellation. Then Defense Secretary Les… read more

December 3, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Lockheed Martin Awarded To Test Aegis On US Navy’s Five New DDG51-Class Ships

Defense World: Lockheed Martin is awarded a $20.5 million modification contract to exercise options for ship integration and test of the Aegis Weapon System (AWS) for AWS baselines through Advanced Capability Build (ACB) 12. The contract provides for Aegis shipboard integration engineering; Aegis test team support; Aegis modernization team engineering support; ballistic missile defense test… read more

November 30, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Update: Qatari air defence commander says Patriot is operational

Jane’s 360: Qatar has at least one operational Patriot air-defence system, Major General Hamad al-Dawai al-Nabit, the commander of the recently formed Qatar Emiri Air Defences Forces (QEADF) told journalists during a visit to his headquarters on 27 November. “Patriot is already in position,” he said, adding that all the fire units ordered by Qatar… read more

November 30, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Directed Energy Systems to Be Developed

iHLS: The US has been enhancing its Directed-Energy (DE) capabilities aimed at countering threats posed by missiles. A directed energy weapon is a ranged weapon system that inflicts damage at a target by the emission of highly focused energy, including laser, microwaves and particle beams. Potential applications include anti-personnel weapon systems, missile defense system, and… read more

November 30, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Technology advancements could reshape Joint Integrated Air and Missile Defense vision

Jane’s 360: Advancements in artificial intelligence, manned-unmanned teaming and unmanned aerial systems (UASs) are rapidly reshaping the missile defence arena and should be incorporated into the Pentagon’s Joint Integrated Air and Missile Defense (IAMD): Vision 2020, according to military officials. At the same time, they say the department could reap the benefits of having a… read more

November 30, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Army issues contract for Hawk missile parts for foreign military sales

UPI: Nov. 29 (UPI) — Communications and Power Industries has been awarded $24.8 million to provide Klystron Tube spares for the MIM-23 Homing All the Way Killer surface-to-air missile launcher. The contract, announced Thursday by the Department of Defense, includes foreign military sales to Bahrain, Egypt, Japan, Republic of Korea, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Spain, Taiwan,… read more

November 29, 2018 | Missile Defense News

TLVS JV expecting German MEADS contract in 2019

Jane’s 360: The Tactical Air Defence System (Taktische Luftverteidigungssystem: TLVS) GmbH joint venture (JV) of Lockheed Martin and MBDA expects the German government to award the long-awaited contract for its Medium Extended Air Defense System (MEADS) sometime next year. Speaking to Jane’s at the Berlin Security Conference 2018, Lockheed Martin’s Director Business Development Air and… read more

November 29, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Navy to commission new Arleigh Burke destroyer USS Thomas Hudner

UPI: Nov. 28 (UPI) — The U.S. Navy will commission the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Thomas Hudner during a Dec. 1 ceremony in Boston, Mass., at 10 a.m. Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker will deliver the ceremonies principal address with Hudner’s widow and the wife of retired Vice Adm. Michael Miller as sponsors, the Navy… read more

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