Missile Defense News

October 10, 2018 | Missile Defense News

So Patriot and THAAD will talk. What does that really mean?

Defense News: WASHINGTON — The Army decided earlier this year to drastically accelerate its plans to get the Patriot medium-range air-and-missile defense system and the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system to communicate. The service has since seen an influx of cash in its fiscal 2018 and 2019 budgets approved by Congress to move forward… read more

October 9, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Funding in 2019 budget will expand Greely missile interceptor count to 62

Daily News-Miner: FAIRBANKS — The missile defense base near Delta Junction has funding for an additional two missile interceptors under the military construction budget signed into law last month, according to the office of Rep. Don Young. The additional $8 million will bring the missile interceptor count to 62 at Fort Greely within the next… read more

October 9, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Army looks to a future of integrated fire

Defense News: WASHINGTON — Even as Army leadership points to the great progress made toward interoperability of missile systems, the future could take that vision one step further. During a Monday panel hosted by Defense News at the Association of the United States Army annual meeting, Col. John Rafferty, director of the Long-Range Precision Fires… read more

October 9, 2018 | Missile Defense News

What’s the rush? US Army races to get missile defense radar early

Defense News: WASHINGTON — The Army is racing to get a new medium-range air-and-missile defense radar far ahead of previous expectations, according to the Army’s chief in charge of acquisition. The service has been aiming to get a radar capable of detecting threats from 360 degrees around to replace its aging Patriot radar for many… read more

October 5, 2018 | Missile Defense News

A Missile-Defense Layer in Space Is Affordable and Makes Sense

Defense One: It’s time to seriously explore developing and deploying space-based interceptors, which would give the United States several advantages and improve the effectiveness of its missile defense architecture. First, space-based interceptors would provide the ability to intercept an incoming enemy missile early in its trajectory, before it could release decoys and countermeasures meant to confuse… read more

October 5, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Missile Defense Review complete, Shanahan says

Defense News: WASHINGTON — The Pentagon’s Missile Defense Review has been completed, according to the department’s No. 2 official. But when it will be released remains unknown. During a media roundtable Wednesday, Deputy Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan was asked about the status of the review, a broad-spectrum look at America’s missile defense capabilities that… read more

October 4, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Italy stalls on missile program as budget cuts loom

Defense News: ROME – Italy’s new populist government has halted plans for a new missile defense system amid reports it will reduce defense procurements in 2019 to help fund welfare spending and tax cuts. This week, the defense ministry withdrew a request it had sent to parliament for permission to acquire the CAMM-ER missile system, built… read more

October 4, 2018 | Missile Defense News

DoD certifies first Joint Center of Excellence

U.S. Army: COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado – The under secretary of defense for personnel and readiness recently certified the United States Strategic Command’s Joint Ballistic Missile Defense Education and Training Center, operated by the Joint Functional Component Command for Integrated Missile Defense at Schriever Air Force Base, as a Joint Center of Excellence, the first joint… read more

October 4, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Army chooses Raytheon, Lockheed to mature new missile defense radars

Defense News: WASHINGTON — The U.S. Army has picked Raytheon and Lockheed Martin to continue on the path to develop a next-generation air-and-missile defense radar following a concept design phase that looked at four different companies’ technology, according to company representatives. The Department of Defense Ordnance Technology Consortium (DOTC) awarded contracts to four companies to… read more

October 4, 2018 | Missile Defense News

SSL to Lead Development of US DOD Missile Defense Concepts

Via Satellite: SSL, a Maxar Technologies company, was selected through the Space Enterprise Consortium, managed by Advanced Technology International, to lead the team developing a persistent space layer prototype concept to address warfighter requirements for detecting and tracking missile threats for the U.S. Department of Defense’s Missile Defense Agency. SSL will work in partnership with… read more

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