Missile Defense News

June 18, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Teledyne Awarded $79.6 Million Missile Defense Contract

Business Wire: THOUSAND OAKS, Calif.–Teledyne Technologies Incorporated (NYSE:TDY) announced today that its subsidiary, Teledyne Brown Engineering, Inc., has been awarded a $79.6 million Task Order by the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command / U.S. Army Forces Strategic Command to design and build affordable, flexible target missiles used for test and evaluation. The Tactical… read more

June 15, 2018 | Missile Defense News

China May Demand That US Remove THAAD From S Korea – Analyst

Sputnik International: On June 12 North Korea clearly signaled its determination to carry out the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, therefore, at this stage, the proposal to mitigate sanctions against the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) is quite reasonable, Lu Chao, head of the Center for North Korean and Republic of Korea Studies at the Liaoning Academy of Social Sciences, told Sputnik China. “Previously, the international… read more

June 15, 2018 | Missile Defense News

USAF signs $866 million contract to sustain missile warning/missile defense and space tracking radars

Military Embedded Systems: The Sustainment and Modification of Radar Sensors (SMORS) indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (ID/IQ) contract awarded to Northrop Grumman has a seven-year period of performance and a value of up to $866 million. Northrop Grumman’s work on the SMORS contract will enable the high availability of ground-based radar systems for Air Force Space Command,… read more

June 13, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Success after Singapore hinges on credible US missile defense

The Hill: With President Trump and Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un meeting in Singapore to discuss peace on the Korean peninsula, Tuesday’s negotiations pit North Korean hopes for economic sanctions relief and security guarantees against U.S. demands for total denuclearization. Yet, it is U.S. security and that of our allies — South Korea and Japan —… read more

June 13, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Lockheed Martin’s Miniature Hit-to-Kill Interceptor Matures to Development Stage

PR News Wire: PARIS-The U.S. Army Cruise Missile Defense Systems Project Office awarded Lockheed Martin a $2.6 million dollar contract to mature the Miniature Hit-to-Kill (MHTK) interceptor, evaluate its effectiveness and demonstrate manufacturing readiness as part of the Extended Mission Area Missile Program. Announced by the company at the Eurosatory exhibition, this award marks the… read more

June 12, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Trump’s Korea Nuclear Deal Could Change the Focus Of U.S. Missile Defense

Forbes: Analysts are right to be skeptical about the commitment to denuclearization that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has apparently made in his Singapore summit with President Trump. The North has made similar statements in the past that did not slow its development of nuclear weapons, and possession of such weapons is Pyongyang’s main source… read more

June 12, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Will the upcoming Missile Defense Review maintain the current course or plot a new direction?

Brookings Institute: Over the past several months, the Trump administration has slowly been releasing its key national security strategy documents. First came the National Security Strategy (NSS), then the National Defense Strategy (NDS), followed by the Nuclear Posture Review (NPR). Next on the docket: the Missile Defense Review (MDR), which was expected to be released… read more

June 12, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Raytheon and Rafael seek ways for Iron Dome to play in US market

Defense News: PARIS, France — Rafael, as well as its U.S. partner Raytheon, have been on a campaign to find ways for Iron Dome, an air defense system which has been operational in Israel for many years, to play in the U.S. market and is particularly targeting some emerging and urgent U.S. Army requirements as… read more

June 11, 2018 | Missile Defense News

We Now Know Japan’s Masterplan to Stop a Chinese or North Korean Missile Strike

The National Interest: In late 2017 Japan’s cabinet made the critical decision to purchase two land-based missile facilities designed to shoot down incoming ballistic missiles. The system, known as Aegis Ashore, will protect the country from North Korean ballistic missiles and augment the country’s ability to defend its airspace. But the system’s usefulness doesn’t stop… read more

June 11, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Public meetings to be held on missile defense radar

Honolulu Star Advertiser: The U.S. Missile Defense Agency will hold public meetings starting June 19 for the placement on Oahu of a powerful radar facility to better defend against North Korean missile threats. The agency, in cooperation with the Air Force and Army, wants to hear from residents about the plan as it conducts an… read more

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