Missile Defense News

May 22, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Missile Defense Agency rounds out ballistic-missile interceptor plan

Military Embedded Systems: In 2015, MDA issued initial risk- reduction contracts to Boeing, Lockheed Martin, and Raytheon to develop the MOKV, which MDA plans to send into space to intercept any incoming ballistic missiles. The MOKV is specifically intended to handle a single missile with decoys using kill vehicles that communicate with one another.FORT BELVOIR,… read more

May 19, 2017 | Missile Defense News

China says willing to put South Korea ties back on track, urges THAAD resolution

Reuters: China wants to put ties with South Korea back on a “normal track”, President Xi Jinping said on Friday, but Beijing also urged Seoul to respect its concerns and resolve tensions over the deployment of a U.S. anti-missile system that it opposes. Relations between Beijing and Seoul, strained by disagreement over South Korea’s hosting… read more

May 18, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Boeing, Raytheon, and Lockheed set to develop ballistic missile defense multi-warhead killer

Military & Aerospace: U.S. missile defense experts are moving forward with three U.S. prime defense contractors to develop a future ballistic missile defense multi-warhead killer intended to detect, track, and kill several different incoming enemy missile warheads and decoys with only one counter-missile launch. Officials of the U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA) in Huntsville, Ala.,… read more

May 17, 2017 | Missile Defense News

North Korea missile detected by THAAD, program progressing faster than expected: South Korea

Reuters: North Korea’s missile program is progressing faster than expected, South Korea’s defense minister said on Tuesday, after the U.N. Security Council condemned the weekend launch of a new long-range missile and demanded Pyongyang halt weapons tests. Han Min-koo told South Korea’s parliament that Sunday’s test had been detected by the controversial U.S. THAAD anti-missile… read more

May 17, 2017 | Missile Defense News

China may be turning to diplomacy to fight THAAD in South Korea

UPI: China may be taking steps to coax Seoul to rethink the deployment of THAAD, the U.S. missile defense system that is already operational in central South Korea. The Chinese website of Lotte Mart, a retailer belonging to the same South Korean firm that owns the golf course where THAAD is deployed, was up and… read more

May 17, 2017 | Missile Defense News

S. Korean Ruling Party Leader Wants THAAD Missile Returned To US

DefenseWorld.net: Seoul is raising the possibility of sending back the recently installed US Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) battery due to the lack of parliamentary approval of this crucial national security decision. The leader of ruling Democratic Party, Woo Won-shik, was quoted as saying by Yonhap during a radio interview that the deployment of… read more

May 17, 2017 | Missile Defense News

China Rappers to Seoul: ‘Big Brother’ Opposes Missile Shield

Associated Press: A rap group backed by China’s government is warning South Korea in a music video that “you’re going too far” with the deployment of a U.S. missile defense system, as Beijing seeks to bring its state-supported cultural forces to bear in the international dispute. A member of the group CD REV said government… read more

May 15, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Japan Favors Aegis Ashore Over Thaad to Boost Missile Defense: Sources

Reuters: Faced with North Korea’s rapid missile and nuclear development, and its threats, Japan has been looking into introducing a new missile-defense layer – either the THAAD or the Aegis Ashore, a land-based version of the Aegis system developed for war ships. Lockheed Martin Corp makes both systems. The government now favors the Aegis Ashore… read more

May 15, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Military Plans Flight Intercept Test of Ballistic Missile

Military.com: The distinctive missile telemetry ship MV Pacific Collector is in port at Aloha Tower, possibly for a key upcoming ballistic missile defense test. The 393-foot ship with twin domes housing 24-foot antennas is owned by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration and used in support of U.S. Missile Defense Agency missions. Spokesman Chris… read more

May 12, 2017 | Missile Defense News

State Dept. approves UAE for possible PAC-3 missile buy

UPI; The Defense Security Cooperation Agency announced Thursday the possible sale of Patriot PAC-3 and GEM-T missiles to the United Arab Emirates. The proposed sale, approved by the U.S. State Department, is worth an estimated $2 billion. “The proposed sale will enhance the UAE’s capability to meet current and future aircraft and missile threats,” the… read more

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