Missile Defense News

April 13, 2018 | Missile Defense News

The US Army, Innovation and Shaping a Way Ahead for Missile Defense

Second Line of Defense: We had a chance recently to visit Fort Sill and to experience first hand the efforts and thinking of Army innovators shaping a way ahead for Missile Defense. With the Army’s focus on insertion of new capabilities as rapidly as possible and doing so in a way that lays an evolving… read more

April 12, 2018 | Missile Defense News

U.S. to conduct next test of antiballistic missile co-developed with Japan by end of 2018: Pentagon

The Japan Times: WASHINGTON – The United States will conduct its next test of an antiballistic missile it has jointly developed with Japan by the end of the year, following a test failure in January, a Pentagon official said Wednesday. The Standard Missile-3 Block IIA is “an extremely capable interceptor,” said Lt. Gen. Samuel Greaves,… read more

April 12, 2018 | Missile Defense News

F-35 Ready For Missile Defense By 2025: MDA Chief

Breaking Defense: CAPITOL HILL: F-35 Joint Strike Fighters could detect, track, and, possibly, even shoot down ballistic missiles by 2025, the Missile Defense Agency director told Congress this morning. “I’d say six to seven years to essentially work out the Concept of Operations (and) develop the capabilities — (whether) it’s sensor-based or a new fast… read more

April 12, 2018 | Missile Defense News

With the rise of hypersonics, the Missile Defense Agency wants more sensors

C4ISR Net: The head of the Missile Defense Agency wants the Pentagon to improve its sensors to combat new missile technology coming from Russia and China, according to his testimony before a Senate Appropriations subcommittee April 11. When pressed by Sen. Richard Durbin (D- Illinois) about whether the agency should spend $4 billion on a… read more

April 12, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Missile Defense Agency Makes Test Launch Calendar Classified

US News: FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — The government will no longer post a public calendar of upcoming missile tests under a new Missile Defense Agency policy. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported Wednesday that the agency cited the need to “safeguard critical defense information” as the reason for making the testing schedule classified. The schedule will… read more

April 12, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Saudi air defense forces intercept missile over Riyadh

Al Arabiya English: Saudi Arabia’s air defense forces said that they intercepted a ballistic missile over Riyadh on Wednesday while another scout drone that targeted the border city of Jazan was also stopped. Spokesman for the Arab Coalition forces fighting in Yemen, Col. Turki al-Maliki, said that at 7:40 am local time, air defense systems… read more

April 12, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Need for missile defense great as ever, Raytheon exec says

AL.com: Growth is the hallmark of Raytheon’s missile production facility at Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville. Growth in facilities, growth in demand and, according to Dr. Taylor Lawrence, president of Raytheon Missile Systems, growth in importance. “The need for sophisticated missile defense is as great as it has ever been,” said Lawrence, an Alabama native. “And… read more

April 11, 2018 | Missile Defense News

94th AAMDC missile defense sensor managers push for excellence

Hawaii Army Weekly: JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM — Soldiers from the 10th and 14th Missile Defense Batteries compete for excellence during the 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command Sensor Manager Best Crew Competition conducted here, March 26-30. The SMC operators conduct their daily operations through integration, asset management and tactical control of the sensors… read more

April 10, 2018 | Missile Defense News

‘Star Wars’ Defenses Like Brilliant Pebbles Are Necessary, Affordable

Newsmax: “No one has any doubts now that the U.S. missile defense system is a serious destabilizing factor, an incentive for an arms race, and a massive violation of international obligations, including the Treaty on the Elimination of Intermediate-Range and Shorter-Range Missiles” — so declares General Sergei Shoigu, Russian Defense Minister (April 4, 2018). Defense… read more

April 10, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Lockheed Martin to upgrade weapons systems on naval destroyers

UPI: April 9 (UPI) — Lockheed Martin has been awarded a contract by the U.S. Navy to upgrade weapons systems on several of its Arleigh Burke-class destroyers. The deal, announced Friday by the Department of Defense, is valued at more than $80.3 million under the terms of a fixed-price-incentive contract, which is a modification on… read more

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