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April 14, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Lawmaker pushes to keep Patriot missile variant in Army inventory

Defense News: There’s growing concern the U.S. Army’s munition stockpile is shrinking as it supports operations in the Middle East, and Rep. Bill Shuster, R-Pa., is pushing to prevent the service’s lower-cost interceptor — the Patriot Guided Enhanced Missile — from being phased out of the inventory. Aside from the U.S. Army, the GEM-T — used to intercept tactical ballistic missiles — is… read more

April 14, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Korea to fully reinforce defense system in 5 years

The Korea Herald: South Korea will lease several military spy satellites from a foreign country next year and speed up the improvement of its combat power against North Korea’s nuclear and missile threats, the Ministry of National Defense announced Friday. It plans to pour 238.2 trillion won ($210 billion) into a number of projects aimed… read more

April 13, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Boeing ES&IS Adds Focus on Early Warning for Missile Defense

Sea Power Magazine: A new Boeing business unit with specialization in signals intelligence (SIGINT) and other electronic warfare areas is branching into the strategic missile defense area. Electronic Sensors and Intelligence Solutions (ES&IS) is part of a new unit called “Strategic Defense and Intelligence Solutions, combining the company’s strategic missile business with the electronic sensors… read more

April 12, 2017 | Missile Defense News

South Korea moves equipment for THAAD deployment

UPI: April 11 (UPI) — South Korea has been quietly relocating equipment for THAAD deployment, a move that is certain to anger China and draw condemnations from North Korea. Other steps toward the installment of the U.S. missile defense system have already been taken, including an environmental assessment. On Tuesday, eight military helicopters were seen… read more

April 11, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Crunch Time For Army Missile Defense Network, IBCS

BreakingDefense.com WASHINGTON: Northrop Grumman‘s IBCS network could revolutionize how the Army does air and missile defense, if they can get the software to stop crashing. Since Pentagon testers found in February 2016 that the system had to abort, on average, every six to eight hours, the program has worked hard to make the software “more robust,” said Northrop manager Rob Jassey. Now, “we are ready… read more

April 11, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Raytheon to upgrade U.S. ballistic missile defense radars

United Press International April 10 (UPI) — Raytheon received a $10 million contract from the U.S. Missile Defense Agency to upgrade components for the AN/TPY-2 ballistic missile radar. The company’s work will focus on enhancing software and hardware to bolster the radar’s detection capabilities, including its gallium nitride semiconductor technology, or GaN. Raytheon says its work… read more

April 7, 2017 | Missile Defense News

US General Confident North Korean Missile Can Be Intercepted

New York Times: An Air Force general says she is extremely confident the United States could intercept a ballistic missile fired by North Korea. During congressional testimony Thursday, Gen. Lori Robinson said North Korea “can’t reach our homeland” right now. Robinson told the Senate Armed Services Committee, “I’m confident, should he do that.” She was… read more

April 7, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Pentagon plans next major missile intercept test for late May

Boston Globe: The Pentagon has scheduled for late May the next intercept test of its $36 billion ground-based missile defense system, the first in nearly three years, a spokesman said. With North Korea ramping up its ballistic missile development and President Trump vowing to rein in Kim Jong-un’s regime, the success of missile defense efforts… read more

April 6, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Signed $2 bn missile contract with India, says Israeli firm

Business Standard Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) on Thursday announced the signing of contracts worth almost $2 billion for supply of medium range surface to air missiles (MRSAM) and missile defence systems to the Indian Army. “In a mega-contract worth over $1.6 billion, considered to be the largest defence contract in Israel defence industries’ history, IAI will provide an advanced… read more

April 6, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Trump’s Security Advisor Reaffirms Plan to Deploy Missile Defense System

Reuters President Donald Trump’s top security adviser agreed in a telephone call to proceed with the deployment of an advanced US missile defense system, known as THAAD, as planned, South Korea’s presidential office said on Thursday. US National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster spoke to his South Korean counterpart on Thursday morning to discuss North Korea’s… read more

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