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April 12, 2019 | Missile Defense News

DeWine Supports Camp Garfield for Interceptor

Business Journal Daily: COLUMBUS, Ohio – Gov. Mike DeWine added his voice Wednesday to those calling for Camp James A. Garfield in Ravenna to be designated as a third continental U.S. missile interceptor base. DeWine sent a letter Thursday urging acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan to choose the former Camp Ravenna in Trumbull and… read more

April 12, 2019 | Missile Defense News

Northrop Grumman awarded $3.2B for 24 Hawkeye early warning aircraft for Navy

UPI: pril 11 (UPI) — Northrop Grumman has been awarded a five-year $3.2 billion contract to produce 24 E-2D Advanced Hawkeye early warning aircraft for the U.S. Navy. Work on the carrier-based aircraft, which Northrop Grumman describes as “a game changer in how the Navy will conduct battle management command and control,” is expected to… read more

April 11, 2019 | Missile Defense News

Boeing to Upgrade U.S. Missile Defense System

Engineering.com – The U.S. Department of Defense is hiring Boeing to expand and improve its Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) anti-ballistic missile system—which has undergone a significant redesign. The system detects and tracks the boost and midcourse phases of enemy missiles and launches a counter missile that intercepts and destroys the incoming intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM).… read more

April 11, 2019 | Missile Defense News

Aegis Ashore missile defence system in Romania undergoes scheduled update

NATO – NATO’s Aegis Ashore Ballistic Missile Defence site in Romania will undergo a long-planned update this summer. This update, which has been taking place across the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defence system fleet, will not provide any offensive capability to the Aegis Ashore missile defence system. The scheduled update is part of the United States… read more

April 11, 2019 | Missile Defense News

Hyten: Hypersonic missile defense satellites a job for the Space Development Agency

Space News – Gen. John Hyten, commander of U.S. Strategic Command and nominated to be the next vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, oversees operations involving some of the military’s most sensitive satellites that detect and track enemy missiles. Hyten has been insistent that DoD needs a layer of satellites in lower orbits… read more

April 10, 2019 | Missile Defense News

US State Department Approves Sale of 56 Supersonic SM-3 Block IB Missiles to Japan

The Diplomat – The U.S. State Department has cleared a possible sale of 56 Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) Block IB missiles for an estimated cost of $1.150 billion, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) said in an April 9 statement. Next to the SM-3 Block IB missiles, the sale includes missile canisters, technical assistance, engineering and logistical support services,… read more

April 9, 2019 | Missile Defense News

Rep. Mike Turner on why he’s softened on Space Force, and the importance of an East Coast missile defense site

Defense News — With new nuclear and missile defense policy to oversee, as well as the sweeping overhaul of the military’s space enterprise, the lawmakers of Congress’ Strategic Forces subcommittees find themselves responsible for the oversight of several huge efforts this year. Defense News caught up with Rep. Mike Turner, R-Ohio, the top Republican on… read more

April 9, 2019 | Missile Defense News

DRS wins contract in support of guided-missile destroyer modernization

Defence Blog – Leonardo DRS and its subsidiary DRS Laurel Technologies has been awarded a $53,7 million contract in support of guided-missile destroyer modernization, according to the U.S. Department of Defense. The Department of Defense announced on Monday an agreement provides that supplies delivered to continental U.S. locations at various Navy bases, shipyards, repair facilities… read more

April 8, 2019 | Missile Defense News

Here’s who is going to be the next Missile Defense Agency chief

Defense News: WASHINGTON — The next Missile Defense Agency director will be now-Vice Admiral Jon Hill, who currently serves as the agency’s deputy director, the MDA has confirmed. Hill will replace Air Force Lt. Gen. Samuel Greaves, who will retire July 1, according to MDA spokesman Mark Wright. The newly minted vice admiral’s nomination for the… read more

April 8, 2019 | Missile Defense News

Lockheed and Israeli company team up for US Army missile defense radar ‘sense-off’

Defense News: WASHINGTON — Lockheed Martin and Israeli radar company Elta Systems, a subsidiary of Israel Aerospace Industries, are teaming up for the U.S. Army’s upcoming “sense-off” demonstration of possible radars for its Lower Tier Air and Missile Defense System. Lockheed confirmed via a spokesperson that it is in discussions with Elta as the companies… read more

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