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February 12, 2019 | Missile Defense News

Air Defenders Embrace New Training and Technology

DVIDS: Faced with increased mobilizations and shifting strategic priorities from the Executive branch through the Dept. of Defense, the 164th Air Defense Artillery (ADA) Brigade has embraced a new training regime and new technology intended to keep its air defenders a step ahead of emerging threats. With the aim of operating in any environment and… read more

February 12, 2019 | Missile Defense News

Northrop Grumman awarded $17.4M for space tracking system

UPI: Feb. 11 (UPI) — Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems was awarded an option of $17.4 million for on-orbit operations and sustainment for the Defense Department’s space tracking and surveillance system. On Friday, the Pentagon’s Missile Defense Agency awarded the additional funds, bringing the total value of Northrop’s contract up to $1.9 billion. The work will be… read more

February 11, 2019 | Missile Defense News

Weaponizing space & dreams of new tech: US missile defense review in a nutshell

Dover Daily News – Weaponizing space & dreams of new tech: US missile defense review in a nutshell A bombastic speech by President Donald Trump marked the publication of a new missile defense strategy for the US, which seeks to eliminate all constraints, weaponize space, and conjure an impunity shield through new technology. “We will… read more

February 8, 2019 | Missile Defense News

US in talks with India over missile defence collaboration: Pentagon

The Economic Times: The US has discussed a potential missile defence collaboration with India, a top Pentagon official has said, underlining that America wants to build a “much deeper and broader relationship” with the country. Under Secretary of Defence for Policy John Rood, however, said that it is early to determine how far India, which… read more

February 6, 2019 | Missile Defense News

US Army plans to purchase Iron Dome weapons

CNN: The United States Army announced Wednesday they plan to purchase the Iron Dome weapons system that Israel has been using since 2011. “The Iron Dome will be assessed and experimented as a system that is currently available to protect deployed U.S. military service members against a wide variety of indirect fire threats and aerial… read more

February 6, 2019 | Missile Defense News

SPY-6 Radar Finishes Final Round Of Developmental Testing in Hawaii

USNI: The Navy’s AN/SPY-6(V)1 Air and Missile Defense Radar (AMDR) completed its final round of developmental testing having successfully tracked its 15th ballistic missile target. During the Jan. 31 test in Hawaii, the SPY-6 searched, found and tracked a ballistic missile target launched from the Navy’s Pacific Missile Range Facility as part of the radar’s… read more

February 6, 2019 | Missile Defense News

WEBCAST: UNDERSECRETARY OF DEFENSE FOR POLICY DISCUSSES MISSILE DEFENSE REVIEW

DVIDS: John C. Rood, undersecretary of defense for policy, discusses the Defense Department’s 2019 Missile Defense Review at the Hudson Institute in Washington, Feb. 6, 2019. Read the full article… read more

February 5, 2019 | Missile Defense News

Navy awards DRS Laurel $21.5 million order for five AN/SPQ-9B missile defense shipboard radar systems

Military and Aerospace: WASHINGTON – U.S. Navy missile-defense experts are asking the DRS Laurel Technologies segment of Leonardo DRS in Johnstown, Pa., to provide AN/SPQ-9B anti-ship missile defense (ASMD) radar systems to help protect U.S. Navy surface warships from enemy anti-ship missiles. Officials of the Naval Sea Systems Command in Washington announced a $21.5 million… read more

February 5, 2019 | Missile Defense News

Raytheon, Lockheed contracted for Patriot systems for foreign customers

Feb. 4 (UPI) — Lockheed Martin Corp. and Raytheon Co. have been awarded separate U.S. Army contracts totaling nearly $45 million for foreign customers of Patriot missile systems. The Phased Array Tracking Radar to Intercept on Target Advanced Capability-3, or Patriot PAC-3, are used to defend against incoming threats, including tactical ballistic missiles, cruise missiles… read more

February 4, 2019 | Missile Defense News

THAAD security transferred to Guam troops

The transition is set. Guam troops now taking the lead in securing the missile defense system based here in the territory. The world took a greater interest in the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system on Guam after North Korea’s direct threat to the island in 2017. Over the past year, Task Force Wolf, from… read more

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