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March 11, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Korea, China show schism over THAAD

Korea Times: A rift has grown in the close relationship between Korea and China over the potential deployment of advanced U.S. missile interceptors here, experts said Wednesday. An attack by a liberal extremist on U.S. Ambassador to Korea Mark Lippert is strengthening the case for the deployment of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD)… read more

March 11, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Combatant Commanders gain new ballistic missile defense capability through ‘threat upgrade’ software

PR Newswire: TUCSON, Ariz., March 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — For the first time ever, Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) has begun enhancing Standard Missile-3 Block IBs with ‘threat upgrade’ software, giving the weapon’s kill vehicle the ability to hunt down more complicated, more lethal targets. Though exact details are classified, the ability to make improvements through software upgrades… read more

March 11, 2015 | Missile Defense News

S. Korea keeps strategic ambiguity over THAAD missile defense system

Korea Herald: South Korea has made no decision on whether to allow the United States to deploy an advanced missile defense battery to South Korea, an official said Wednesday, in what could be the latest attempt to maintain strategic ambiguity over an issue that may hurt its ties with either the U.S. or China. Presidential… read more

March 10, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Lippert attack puts focus on THAAD

Korea Times: Rival parties are engaged in a war over a possible deployment of the U.S. advanced missile interceptor, or THAAD, on Korean soil. The Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system is widely regarded as the core of the U.S. ballistic missile defense system. China alleges that any deployment in Korea would be targeting it.… read more

March 10, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Saenuri starts drumbeat in favor of Thaad shield

Korea JoongAng Daily: Leaders of the conservative ruling party are increasingly promoting the deployment of an advanced but controversial U.S. missile defense system to Korea. “Support has come from some party members for the deployment of the Thaad, a system to defend the country from North Korea’s nuclear missile attack,” said Rep. Yoo Seong-min, floor… read more

March 10, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Poland to choose missile defense supplier in next few weeks

Reuters: (Reuters) – Poland plans to choose the supplier for its medium-range missile defense system within the next few weeks, Deputy Defence Minister Czeslaw Mroczek said on Tuesday. “In the next few weeks we will make the decision regarding the supplier for this system,” Mroczek told reporters. Mroczek said the ministry’s experts will have worked… read more

March 10, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Turkey’s missile project triggers further controversy

Today’s Zaman: Turkey’s long-stalled project to acquire long-range missiles has recently renewed controversy after Turkish Defense Minister İsmet Yılmaz’s response to a question posed by an opposition politician revealed that there have also been differences of opinion among government officials on the project. At the center of the controversy over the T-Loramids air and missile… read more

March 9, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Orbital ATK to build and upgrade aircraft missile-warning in $30.7 million contract

Intelligent Aerospace: PATUXENT RIVER NAS, Md., 9 March 2015.Missile-defense experts at Orbital ATK Inc. in Clearwater, Fla., will build, upgrade, and repair AN/AAR-47 (V) missile-warning set assemblies under terms of a potential $30.7 million U.S. Navy contract. The AN/AAR-47 is an electronic warfare system that helps protect aircraft from heat-seeking and laser-guided missiles, as well… read more

March 9, 2015 | Missile Defense News

US Patriot Missile Battery to Arrive in Poland for Drills in March

Sputnik News: WARSAW (Sputnik) — A battery of US Patriot missile systems will arrive in Poland at the end of March to take part in NATO military exercises, Polish Ministry of National Defense said Friday. “This time the deployment of a Patriot battery [in Poland] will be a part of operation Atlantic Resolve aimed at increasing military presence at NATO’s Eastern flank,” the Ministry spokesman Janusz Walczak… read more

March 9, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Egypt to purchase Antey-2500 missile system from Russia: TASS

Cairo Post: CAIRO: Russia will supply Egypt with an Antey-2500 anti-ballistic missile system and training for more than $1 billion in 2016, a source close to the Moscow’s military told Russian news agency TASS Friday. The delivery of the support equipment began in 2014, the source said. The reported deal comes amid booming relations between… read more

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