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August 14, 2018 | Missile Defense News

What’s on the STRATCOM commander’s wish list for missile defense?

Defense News TV: What’s on US Strategic Command’s missile defense wish list? While the head of the U.S. Strategic Command has a lot on his missile defense wish list, sensors tops it. Watch the video… read more

August 14, 2018 | Missile Defense News

US May Seek Additional Missile Defense Assets In Europe – NDAA

Urdu Point: WASHINGTON (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News / Sputnik – 14th August, 2018) The United States may seek to deploy more missile defense systems in Europe, the 2019 National Defense Appropriations Act (NDAA) revealed. Earlier in the day the NDAA, which authorizes $716 billion of defense spending for 2019, was signed into law by… read more

August 14, 2018 | Missile Defense News

India’s Missile Defenses Can Now Take On Decoys. That’s a Really Big Deal.

The National Interest: India’s efforts to build a homegrown ballistic missile defense system achieved a major success. On August 2nd, India tested its Advanced Area Defence (AAD)/Ashvin Advanced Defense interceptor missile against decoy targets for the first time. “One target among simultaneously incoming multiple targets was selected on [sic] real time, the weapon system radars… read more

August 14, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Bill asks Pentagon to examine more options for stopping North Korean missiles

Reuters: WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A bill signed by President Donald Trump on Monday asks the Pentagon to pursue more options for defeating U.S.-bound North Korean missiles by using radar and more missiles to spot and shoot down inbound threats. The National Defense Authorization Act gives the Pentagon $716 billion, with almost $10 billion going to… read more

August 13, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Sweden locked in to buy Patriot missile defense system

Defense News: WASHINGTON — Just one week after Sweden announced it was serious about buying the Raytheon-made Patriot air and missile defense system from the U.S. government, the country signed an agreement Aug. 8 to buy it. The Swedish government’s announcement was brief, and while it included the number of Patriot systems to be acquired,… read more

August 13, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Missiles for Mexico gets US approval

Defense News: WASHINGTON — The U.S. State Department has approved a potential sale of Evolved Seasparrow missiles for Mexico’s Navy, the first time that country has purchased the Raytheon-produced weapon. The potential sale — covering six Evolved Seasparrow tactical missiles and two Evolved Seasparrow telemetry missiles, as well as one MK 56 VLS launcher, for an… read more

August 10, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Space-Based Missile Defense Can Be Done: DoD R&D Chief Griffin

Breaking Defense: SPACE & MISSILE DEFENSE SYMPOSIUM.: Some 35 years after Ronald Reagan’s famous Star Wars speech, the Pentagon’s R&D chief said that space-based missile defenses are technically feasible and reasonably affordable. Since Reagan’s day, technology has advanced enough that putting both sensors and shooters in space is not only possible but “relatively easy,” Undersecretary for Research… read more

August 10, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Defeating modern air defenses is achievable with smart strategies, not only stealth and standoff

Defense News: In the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act, Congress agreed with the Air Force to cancel the manned JSTARS recap program in favor of a largely space-based system, the Advanced Battle Management System. ABMS is undefined, without an estimate of cost and with an unknown fielding date. In the meantime, against Air Force wishes, Congress has… read more

August 10, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Pentagon lays groundwork for Space Force to blast off in 2020

Defense News: WASHINGTON — Vice President Mike Pence on Aug. 9 unveiled the Pentagon’s plan to set the stage for a Space Force — a new military service branch centered around space operations — which could be in effect as early as 2020. That plan involves creating an independent unified combatant command, U.S. Space Command, that… read more

August 9, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Army takes serious steps toward interim cruise missile protection capability

Defense News: HUNTSVILLE, Alabama — The Army is heading toward acquiring an interim cruise missile protection capability as part of an effort being spearheaded by the air-and-missile defense cross functional team within the service’s new Futures Command. The Army’s AMD CFT took on the Indirect Fire Protection Capability Increment 2 program as one of its priorities in… read more

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