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March 1, 2017 | Missile Defense News

BAE Systems acquires railgun developer

C4ISR: BAE Systems has completed its acquisition of IAP Research, an electronics firm that has worked on the U.S. Navy’s Electromagnetic Railgun project, or EMRG. “This acquisition enhances both IAP Research and BAE Systems’ capabilities for the Engineering and Manufacturing Development of the Electromagnetic Railgun,” Erwin Bieber, BAE’s president for platforms and services, said in a… read more

March 1, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Kratos MRBM target supports SM-3 Block IIA intercept test

IHS Jane’s 360: Key Points The MRBM-T4E is a three-stage separating target MRBM-T4E features a Kratos Oriole solid propellant rocket motor mounted atop two tandem Mk 70 Terrier boost stage motors Kratos Defense & Security Solutions has disclosed details of the Medium Range Ballistic Missile (MRBM) target provided by the company to support the US… read more

February 27, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Raytheon awarded contract to provide the State of Qatar with Early Warning Radar System

PR Newswire: TEWKSBURY, Mass., Feb. 24, 2017 — Raytheon Co., Woburn, Massachusetts, has been awarded a $1,066,297,129 fixed-price, incentive-firm letter contract for a Qatar early warning radar system. Contractor will provide an early warning radar system that will be integrated into the Qatar integrated air and missile defense enterprise. Work will be performed at Woburn, Massachusetts,… read more

February 27, 2017 | Missile Defense News

South Korea’s Lotte approves land swap for missile defence: ministry

Reuters: The board of an affiliate of South Korea’s Lotte Group approved a land swap with the government on Monday that will enable authorities to deploy a controversial U.S. missile defence system, the defence ministry said. The government decided last year to deploy the U.S. Terminal High Altitude Area Defence (THAAD) system in response to… read more

February 24, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Report: U.S. military upgrading Patriot missile system in Korea

UPI: The United States military in South Korea has begun to upgrade the Patriot missile system currently deployed on the peninsula. According to U.S. Forces Korea on Thursday, Patriot Advanced Capability-2, a solid-fuel, ground-launched interceptor designed to destroy tactical ballistic and cruise missiles will receive the latest PAC-3 modifications, South Korean newspaper Seoul Shinmun reported.… read more

February 24, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Trump backs missile shield against North Korea, pushes upgrades to nuclear arsenal

Japan Times: U.S. President Donald Trump said Thursday he is “very angry” at North Korea’s ballistic missile test earlier this month, and that boosting a missile defense system for Japan and South Korea is among the options to counter provocative acts by Pyongyang. In an interview with Reuters, Trump said he wants to build up… read more

February 24, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Lake Erie Prepares for Deployment

US Navy: Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Erie (CG 70) moored at Naval Base Point Loma’s deperming pier, Feb. 6-9, for an evolution which would put her crew to the test. Deperming is a technique used by the U.S. Navy to reduce the magnetic signature of its warships. An all-hands event, the crew wrapped almost… read more

February 23, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Israel successfully tests improved version of Iron Dome

Times of Israel The Defense Ministry completed a series of successful tests of an improved version of the anti-rocket Iron Dome missile system, the ministry said on Wednesday. It was the first trial of new Tamir interceptor missiles, which were developed together with the United States’ Missile Defense Agency. Over the past few days, the… read more

February 23, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Turkey finalizing S-400 missile deal with Russia

UPI Feb. 22 (UPI) — Defense leaders in Turkey are finalizing an agreement with the Kremlin to procure Russian-made S-400 missile defense systems. The two countries have been in negotiations over the purchase since August 2016. Recent comments by Turkish foreign minister Mevlut Cavusoglu to local media quoted by the TASS news agency suggest the parties are close… read more

February 23, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Pentagon studies ways to counter hypersonic missile threat from China, Russia

Washington Times The Pentagon’s Missile Defense Agency has launched a study of innovative ways to counter advanced missile threats such as ultra-high-speed maneuvering hypersonic missiles. “MDA understands the emerging threat posed by hypersonic glide vehicle and maneuvering ballistic missile warheads and is evaluating programs and technologies to address this threat,” MDA spokesman Chris Johnson told Inside the… read more

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