Missile Defense News

June 18, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Navy Network Helps SM-6 Find, Kill Supersonic Target It Can’t See

Breaking Defense: WASHINGTON: Hitting a bullet with a bullet at the speed of sound — well, nowadays, that’s no big deal. Hitting a supersonic target that you can’t actually see — okay, now that’s impressive. This morning Raytheon announced its Standard Missile-6 destroyed  “a medium-range supersonic target” in a June 10 test at White Sands Missile Range… read more

June 18, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Mercury Systems Receives $10.6M in Orders for Radar Subsystems for Missile Defense Application

Market Watch: CHELMSFORD, Mass. – June 16, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Mercury Systems, Inc. MRCY, +1.90% (www.mrcy.com), a leading high-tech commercial provider of more affordable secure and sensor processing subsystems powering today’s critical defense and intelligence applications, announced it received $10.6 million in orders from a leading defense prime contractor to provide radar subsystems and related… read more

June 18, 2015 | Missile Defense News

10th Army Air and Missile Defense Command Soldier Helps at the Garrison

DVIDS: RHINE ORDNANCE BARRACKS, Germany — Like most Soldiers, Sgt. Robert Baddeley’s day starts around 6 a.m. for morning physical training, and ends around 5. How he spends the hours in between separates him from other Soldiers. Baddeley, a patriot system repair Soldier with Service Company, 5th Battalion, 7th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, spent the… read more

June 17, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Germany announces MEADS selection for future air and missile defense system

MEADS: The German Federal Ministry of Defence has chosen the Medium Extended Air Defense System (MEADS) as the basis for TLVS, a next-generation network-based tactical air and missile defense system. It will replace Patriot air defense systems initially fielded in the 1980s. Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) will share in development of Germany’s Taktisches Luftverteidigungssystem (TVLS)… read more

June 17, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Defense Budget Backs Alaska’s Military Equipment, Infrastructure, and Agenda

Real Estate Rama: Senator Lisa Murkowski voted in the full Senate Appropriations Committee for the 2016 Defense Appropriations Bill, which contains several Alaska priorities she added and gathered support for. As a member of the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee – which passed this bill earlier this week – Murkowski used her position there to raise the… read more

June 16, 2015 | Missile Defense News

USS Russell Holds Change of Command in San Diego

Navy: The crew of guided-missile destroyer USS Russell (DDG 59) held a change of command ceremony on board Naval Base San Diego, June 11. During the ceremony, Cmdr. Gill McCarthy relieved Cmdr. James Harney as commanding officer. The guest speaker for the event was Capt. Paul H. Hogue, Commander, Destroyer Squadron 23. “To Cmdr. McCarthy,… read more

June 16, 2015 | Missile Defense News

TRS Demos Integrated NATO Defense System

Defense News: Fresh on the heels of signing a $100 million contract to upgrade NATO’s air and missile defense command, ThalesRaytheonSystems (TRS) displayed a new integrated computer platform at the Paris Air Show on Monday. The setup, which runs NATO’s standard Air Command and Control System (ACCS) on a PC hardware platform, gives sites in… read more

June 15, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Raytheon moves closer to producing GaN-based AESA Patriot missile system

Army Technology: Raytheon has moved closer to producing a Gallium Nitride (GaN) based active electronically scanned array (AESA) technology equipped Patriot air and missile defence system. To date, the company engineers have assembled the main radar array’s superstructure, as well as completing development work on the power and cooling sub-systems. Scheduled to be performed in… read more

June 15, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Allies may acquire advanced ballistic missile defense radar

PR Newswire: The U.S. government has authorized several U.S. allies and security partners to potentially purchase via Foreign Military Sales the Raytheon-made (NYSE: RTN)AN/TPY-2 ballistic missile defense radar, for use in forward-based mode. In forward-based mode, the AN/TPY-2 is positioned near hostile territory and acquires ballistic missiles in the boost (ascent) phase of flight shortly… read more

June 15, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Congress approves millions in extra aid for IDF missile defense

Israel National News: American legislators from both sides of the isle have lauded the decision by Congress to provide more support to boost Israel’s missile defense capabilities. In a joint statement released Friday, Congressman Peter Roskam (R-IL), co-chair of the House Republican Israel Caucus, and Congresswoman Grace Meng (D-NY), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee… read more

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