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April 21, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Turkey Shifts Away From West on Defense

Wall Street Journal: ISTANBUL—Since the Ottoman Empire traded swords for guns two centuries ago, Turkey’s military has relied on Western arms and know-how. Now, the country’s leadership is pushing to end that arrangement in a shift that is rattling its North Atlantic Treaty Organization allies. Ankara has recently moved to diminish Turkey’s military dependence on… read more

April 20, 2015 | Events | Missile Defense News

MDAA Honors Top European Missile Defenders

Kaiserslautern, Germany – April 20, 2015 — Six NATO military service members were presented with MDAA’s 2015 European Defender of the Year awards last Friday evening April 17 in Kaiserslautern, Germany. The award is given to North Atlantic Treaty Organization service members that have made significant contributions to missile defense over the past year. The six… read more

April 20, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Raytheon awarded $2 billion Patriot missile order

Aerospace Manufacturing and Design: Tewksbury, Massachusetts – Raytheon Co. has been awarded a contract worth over $2.0 billion to deliver its combat-proven Patriot Air and Missile Defense System to an undisclosed international customer. The contract, awarded on April 2, 2015 and booked in the second quarter as a direct commercial sale, includes fully digitized new-production… read more

April 20, 2015 | Missile Defense News

THAAD ‘litmus test’ for S. Korea-U.S. alliance: report

Korea Herald: The potential deployment of a THAAD missile defense unit to South Korea has become a “litmus test” for how Seoul is aligned between Washington and Beijing, according to a U.S. congressional report. The Congressional Research Service made the point in a report published earlier this month and titled, “Ballistic Missile Defense in the… read more

April 20, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Enemy Cruise Missile, Meet the U.S. Rail Gun

Wall Street Journal: As Congress meets this month to mark up the fiscal year 2016 National Defense Authorization Act and appropriations bill, members will debate how to best meet tomorrow’s security challenges with today’s finite amount of money. The U.S. built history’s most powerful military through technological innovation. Yet our military advantage is quickly diminishing… read more

April 17, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Statement by NATO spokesperson Oana Lungescu on misleading and incorrect Russian statements

NATO News: A number of misleading and incorrect statements about NATO were made by senior Russian officials in Moscow on Thursday 16 April. Here are the facts: NATO’s missile defence system is not designed or directed against Russia. It does not pose a threat to Russia’s strategic deterrent. Geography and physics make it impossible for… read more

April 16, 2015 | Missile Defense News

USFK commander voices need for THAAD deployment to S. Korea

Yonhap News: WASHINGTON, April 15 (Yonhap) — The U.S. Forces Korea commander on Wednesday voiced the need for deploying the THAAD missile defense system to South Korea, saying it would provide a “layered defense” for American troops and bolster capabilties of the existing systems. The deployment pf a Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) battery… read more

April 16, 2015 | Missile Defense News

China’s THAAD Gamble Is Unlikely to Pay Off

The Diplomat: South Korea is stuck between a rock and a hard place. After news leaked that the United States is exploring the possibility of deploying a Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) battery in South Korea to counter North Korean missile threats, Chinavoiced a strong objection, claiming that such a deployment would threaten its… read more

April 16, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Russia to sell its most modern missile defence system to China

Business Standard: In a major boost to Chinese military, Russia has agreed to sell its sophisticated surface to air missile system to China in an over USD 3 billion deal which could strengthen the world’s largest army’s air defence specially in high-altitude areas like Tibet. The S-400 is a new-generation, anti-aircraft weapon system capable of… read more

April 15, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Navy Will Test its Electromagnetic Rail Gun aboard DDG 1000

Military.com News: The Navy is evaluating whether to mount its new Electromagnetic Rail Gun weapon aboard the high-tech DDG 1000 destroyer by the mid-2020s, service officials said. The DDG 1000’s Integrated Power System provides a large amount of on board electricity sufficient to accommodate the weapon, Capt. Mike Ziv, Program Manager for Directed Energy and… read more

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