Missile Defense News

November 14, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Israel deploys ‘Iron Dome’ missile defense amid terror threats

World Israel News: Amid warnings of planned terror activity in retaliation for IDF operations against the Islamic Jihad, Israel has set up Iron Dome batteries in several locations in the center of the country. The IDF believes the terror group is planning an attack on the Jewish state following the Israeli military’s demolition of a… read more

November 14, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Artemis Strike 2017 Exercise Concludes in Crete

Department of Defense: CHANIA, Greece, Nov. 13, 2017 — More than 200 U.S. soldiers from the 10th Army Air and Missile Defense Command participated in Artemis Strike 2017, a German-led multinational tactical live-fire exercise held Nov. 2-9 at the NATO Missile Firing Installation here. Soldiers from 5th Battalion, 7th Air Defense Artillery Regiment worked with… read more

November 13, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Akita and Yamaguchi eyed to host Aegis Ashore missile interceptor batteries

Japan Times: Japan might deploy the land-based Aegis Ashore missile defense system in Akita and Yamaguchi prefectures to address North Korea’s aggressive provocations, a government source said Saturday. Under the plan, the Ground Self-Defense Force would operate the Aegis Ashore system at Self-Defense Forces facilities in the two prefectures. But some in the Defense Ministry… read more

November 13, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Israel’s Patriot Missile System Downs Assad Regime Drone on Syrian Border

Haaretz: Israel’s Patriot missile defense system has shot down a drone on the border with Syria on Saturday, Israel’s military has reported. The intercepted drone reportedly belonged to the Assad regime and was on an intelligence gathering mission in the Quneitra area of the border. The drone then entered the demilitarized zone and flew towards Israel… read more

November 9, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Anti-Sub Aircraft, Missile Defense on Seoul’s Wish List for Major US Arms Sale

Sputnik News: During Trump’s visit to South Korea, he convinced South Korean President Moon Jae-in to acquire advanced US weapons systems. Moon told reporters during a joint press conference between the two leaders that Seoul would buy cutting-edge US military assets – a purchase to the tune of “billions of dollars,” according to Trump. The… read more

November 9, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Turkey, France and Italy to strengthen cooperation on missile defense: sources

Reuters: ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Turkey signed a letter of intent with France and Italy on Wednesday to strengthen cooperation on joint defense projects including air and missile defense systems, Turkish defense ministry sources said. As a first step, the Franco-Italian EUROSAM consortium and Turkish companies will look into a system based on the SAMP-T missile… read more

November 8, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Trump requests a 4th missile defense field at Fort Greely

Stars and Stripes: FAIRBANKS, Alaska — President Donald Trump’s administration has asked Congress to fund a fourth missile defense silo field at Fort Greely. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports that Trump wrote a letter to Congress on Monday requesting $200 million to build the defense field. Fort Greely is home to most of the United… read more

November 8, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Sweden seeks to buy $1 billion U.S. Patriot air defense missile system

Reuters: STOCKHOLM/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Sweden will start negotiations on a $1.2 billion Raytheon Co Patriot air defense missile system, as interest in missile defense systems strengthens amid heightened regional tensions and ballistic missile technology improves globally. The Swedish government said on Tuesday negotiations with the U.S. company will target delivery beginning in 2020, and for… read more

November 7, 2017 | Missile Defense News

US installs final ground-based missile interceptor to counter ICBM threat

Defense News: WASHINGTON — The final ground-based interceptor for the Ground-based Midcourse Defense system — designed to protect the homeland from intercontinental ballistic missiles threats from North Korea and Iran — is now in place at Fort Greely, Alaska, the U.S. Missile Defense Agency has confirmed. “MDA and Boeing emplaced the 44th interceptor in its… read more

November 7, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Israel’s Trophy System, Spike Missiles and Iron Dome Heading Down Under

The Jerusalem Post: As Australia overhauls its LAND 400 armored vehicles program, Israeli defense giant Rafael Advanced Defense Systems is in the running to provide its Trophy Active Protection System and SPIKE missiles to the land Down Under in deals worth hundreds of millions of dollars. In order to meet the anticipated demand, Rafael will… read more

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