Missile Defense News

August 19, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Second air defense ‘blimp’ headed skyward over Harford Wednesday

Baltimore Sun: A second massive, blimp-like balloon called an aerostat, part of the military’s air defense network over the Eastern Seaboard, is scheduled to be placed in service Wednesday in the skies over Harford and Baltimore counties. Kelly Luster, a spokesman for Aberdeen Proving Ground, from where the aerostat will be launched, said a test… read more

August 18, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Lockheed Martin to Cooperate With Danish Company on Missile Defense Radar

Sputnik News: WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — One of the United States’ leading defense contractors will work with Danish corporation Weibel Scientific to integrate the Gap-Filling Tracking Radar (GFTR) into the European ballistic missile defense (BDM) system, defense contractor Lockheed Martin said in a statement on Monday. “The GFTR will be designed and implemented to provide full and overlapping coverage against a broad spectrum of threats across the… read more

August 18, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Raytheon Chooses VT MAK Simulation Software for Air and Missile Defense Operations Center

GovConWire: TYSONS CORNER, VA August 17 — Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) has chosen VT Systems company VT MAK to provide simulation software to support mission rehearsals on its Air and Missile Defense Operations Center, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. VT Systems said Monday Raytheon purchased VT MAK’s VR-Forces simulation platform for operator training runs and the MAK Data Logger to record and… read more

August 17, 2015 | Missile Defense News

US to pull Patriot missile-defense system from Turkey for modernization upgrades

Daily Sabah: The U.S. deployment of Patriot air and missile defense units in Turkey, which expires in October, will not be renewed after the end of its current rotation, according to a joint statement issued by Turkey and U.S. on August 16. However, if needed, the United States is prepared to return Patriot assets and… read more

August 17, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Return Of The ABL? Missile Defense Agency Works On Laser Drone

Breaking Defense: HUNTSVILLE, ALA.: Three years after the Missile Defense Agency mothballed its massiveAirborne Laser, MDA is planning to reboot the concept for a new era. The old ABL was Boeing 747 with a human crew and tanks of toxic chemicals to generate power. The new idea a high-altitude, long-endurance drone armed with a more… read more

August 17, 2015 | Missile Defense News

SMDC Director discusses future warfare

WHNT: Huntsville, Ala (WHNT) – The theme for the recent Space and Missile Defense Symposium was about defending America a decade from now and beyond, future warfare.  James Johnson Jr is the Director of the Space and Missile Defense Command Future Warfare Center.  This week he stopped by WHNT News 19 to give his expert… read more

August 17, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Air Defense Brigade tests ‘support and report’ of simulated missile fight

DVIDS: OSAN AIR BASE, South Korea – Soldiers of 35th Air Defense Artillery Brigade conducted their second world-wide defense simulation exercise utilizing netted remote terminal battle labs Aug. 9-14. “The focus of the training was to conduct air-battle management and engagement operations while simultaneously training the brigade and battalion level staff functions,” said Maj. Eric… read more

August 14, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Mann addresses missile defense future during symposium

U.S. Army Press Release: REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. (Aug. 12, 2015) — The leader of U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command, or USASMDC/ARSTRAT, explained how the command is ensuring space and missile defense for the war fighter, the Army and the nation during the 18th annual Space and Missile Defense Symposium in… read more

August 14, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Patriot Air and Missile Defense celebrates 50 years of innovation

PR Newswire: HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Aug. 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Even as the combat-proven Patriot Air and Missile Defense System celebrates 50 years of innovation, revolutionary technologies developed by Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) are evolving the battle-proven platform to face the threats of today and tomorrow. “Today’s Patriot is an evolving, cutting edge system that was built… read more

August 14, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Attendance soars at SMD Symposium in Huntsville

AL.com: Attendance exceeded expectations this week at the Von Braun Center for the 18th annual Space & Missile Defense Symposium. According to symposium organizers, more than 4,000 name badges were printed for attendees, which is about 1,000 more than previous events. Organizers said last week that about 3,000 people were expected to attend. Another sign of… read more

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