Missile Defense News

June 26, 2015 | Missile Defense News

US reaffirms need for THAAD deployment

Korea Times: Senior U.S. officials reaffirmed Thursday that Washington is considering the stationing of a Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THADD) unit on the Korean Peninsula to protect its troops stationed in South Korea from growing threats from the North. Frank Rose, U.S. assistant secretary of state for arms control, said that the position of… read more

June 26, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Sparton’s Plaistow, New Hampshire Location Lands Third Straight Raytheon 5-Star Supplier Excellence Award

Market Watch: SCHAUMBURG, Ill., Jun 25, 2015 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Sparton CorporationSPA, +2.17% an industry leader in the design and manufacture of highly-complex electronic and electromechanical devices was recognized for its outstanding performance as a supplier to Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems(IDS) at the Supplier Excellence Conference held in Foxboro, Massachusetts on May 28, 2015. Raytheon’s… read more

June 24, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Lockheed Receives $870M Missile Defense System Contract Modification

GovConWire: Lockheed Martin will continue to provide development and engineering support for the missile defense system’s command, control, battle management and communications platform under a potential $870 million contract modification. The Defense Department said Monday the modification increases the firm-fixed-price contract’s total value from $1.2 billion to $2 billion. Work under the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract also… read more

June 24, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Milius Returns to San Diego Thursday After Long Deployment

Times of San Diego: The guided-missile destroyer USS Milius will return to San Diego Thursday following an 8 1/2-month deployment, the Navy announced Tuesday. The 505-foot Milius left Oct. 20 for a deployment that included a major exercise with ships from Canada and Japan, ballistic missile defense and shadowing tankers through the Strait of Hormuz for… read more

June 24, 2015 | Missile Defense News

(Polish) Govt gives green light to Patriot system

Radio Poland: The US ambassador to Poland welcomed the government’s decision. “Congratulations and thank you to Poland!” Stephen Mull wrote on Twitter. “The decision is a key step in cooperation in the sphere of security between Poland and the US.” “The Council of Ministers, on the recommendation of National Defense Minister Tomasz Siemoniak, has selected… read more

June 23, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Railgun Projectile Development Passes Critical Tests

Seapower Magazine: General Atomics’ Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) announced in a June 22 release that projectiles with on-board electronics survived the railgun launch environment and performed their intended functions in four consecutive tests on June 9 and 10 June at the U.S. Army’s Dugway Proving Ground in Utah. The week of test activity included marking the… read more

June 23, 2015 | Missile Defense News

U.S. strategic commander vows strong deterrence against N. Korea

Yonhap: The U.S. strategic commander reaffirmed his commitment Tuesday to strong deterrence against potential threats by North Korea. Adm. Cecil Haney, who led the U.S. Strategic Command, made the remarks while in Seoul for a four-day trip starting Sunday at a time when tensions remain heightened on the Korean Peninsula over North Korea’s continued provocative… read more

June 23, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Change of command for 94th AAMDC’s Snake Eyes battalion

DVIDS: KADENA AIR BASE, Japan – U.S. Army Lt. Col. Benjamin R. Ogden, the outgoing commander, relinquishes command of 1st Battalion, 1st Air Defense Artillery Regiment, 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command, to Lt. Col. Scott M. Dellinger, the incoming commander, during a change of command ceremony June 19, 2015, at Torrii Station, Okinawa,… read more

June 23, 2015 | Missile Defense News

ViaLite RF Over Fiber Installation Complete at US Missile Defense Site

Satellite Today: The U.S. Ronald Reagan Missile Defense Test Site has installed ViaLite Communications’ ViaLite RF over fiber to link its command center with remote antennas. The antennas are located on the uninhabited islands of Illiginni and Gagan within the Kwajalein Atoll in the North Pacific Ocean and are used to monitor the last minute… read more

June 22, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Pentagon Building Cruise Missile Shield to Defend US Cities from Russia

Defense One: The Pentagon is quietly working to set up an elaborate network of defenses to protect American cities from a barrage of Russian cruise missiles. The plan calls for buying radars that would enable National Guard F-16 fighter jets to spot and shoot down fast and low-flying missiles. Top generals want to network those radars with… read more

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