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September 15, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Japan refuelling U.S. missile defense ships keeping watch on N Korea

Japan Today: Japan’s Maritime Self-Defense Force is supplying fuel to U.S. ballistic missile defense (BMD) ships in the Sea of Japan, in a sign of deepening co-operation between the allies amid the growing threat from North Korea, a source said. By providing fuel to the U.S. Aegis destroyers as well as its own BMD ships,… read more

September 15, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Raytheon (RTN) Wins $21M Navy Deal for RAM Block 2 Missile

Nasdaq: Missile maker Raytheon Company ‘s RTN business segment, Missile Systems, won a modification contract for providing Navy Rolling Airframe Missile (RAM) Block 2 guided missile round pack (GMRP) requirements. Work related to this deal is scheduled to be over by December 2019. Valued at $21.2 million, the contract was awarded by the Naval Sea… read more

September 14, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Pentagon Preps to Destroy Enemy ICBMs in 2030

Scout: A US military upgraded Exoatmospheric Kill Vehicle, or EKV, a kinetic-force weapon that slams into its targets, destroyed an intercontinental ballistic missile for the first time during a Missile Defense Agency test of the Ground-based Midcourse Defense system several months ago. The Missile Defense Agency’s first-ever successful intercept of an ICBM target using a… read more

September 14, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Making space for missile defense

The Washington Times: The crisis Kim Jong-un’s regime has created worsens with each intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) it launches and every nuclear weapon it detonates. The North Koreans are neither begging for war, as U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley said, nor are they trying to extort money from America. This is something different. From the behavior… read more

September 14, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Japan refueling U.S. missile defense ships keeping watch on North Korean threat: source

Reuters: TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan’s navy is supplying fuel to U.S. ballistic missile defense (BMD) ships in the Sea of Japan, in a sign of deepening co-operation between the allies amid the growing threat from North Korea, a source said. By providing fuel to the U.S. Aegis destroyers as well as its own BMD ships,… read more

September 14, 2017 | Missile Defense News

MDA Extends Colsa’s Missile Defense Research Center Support Contract

ExecutiveBiz: Colsa has received a $41.1 million contract modification to continue design and operation support work at a research facility that provides simulation services to the Missile Defense Agency. The Defense Department said Wednesday the modification extends by one year the ordering period under a previously awarded indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for Advanced Research Center support services… read more

September 13, 2017 | Missile Defense News

General Atomics Gets $30.3M Contract for Role in Missile Defense

The U.S. Missile Defense Agency has awarded General Atomics a sole-source, $30.3 million contract for unmanned aircraft used in tests of a missile defense system. The Pentagon announced the award on Sept. 12. Under the deal, GA will provide a company owned and operated MQ-9 Reaper aircraft, configured to Missile Defense Agency requirements. According to… read more

September 13, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Ingalls Launches Guided Missile Destroyer DDG 51

Marine Link: The new Arleigh Burke-class (DDG 51) guided missile destroyer Delbert D. Black (DDG 119) was launched by Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (HII) Ingalls Shipbuilding division on Friday, September 8, in Pascagoula, Miss. “A quality launch is a critical milestone in a ship’s life,” said Ingalls Shipbuilding President Brian Cuccias. “Our world-class shipbuilders have once… read more

September 13, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Draper Lab wins MDA missile guidance contract

C4ISRNET: The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory has been awarded a $36.9 million Missile Defense Agency contract for missile guidance. Under the contract, Draper will provide “technical and analytical support for Missile Defense Agency related to evaluation, maturation, integration, test and demonstration of leading edge guidance, navigation and control technologies,” according to the Department of Defense… read more

September 12, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Navy tests AN/SPY-6(V) Air and Missile Defense Radar

UPI: Sept. 11 (UPI) — A simultaneous air and ballistic missile defense test using the Navy tests AN/SPY-6(V) Air and Missile Defense Radar has been conducted by the U.S. Navy. The event took place off the west coast of Hawaii on Sept. 7, involving a short-range ballistic missile target and a number of air-to-surface cruise… read more

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