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August 3, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense System Completes Successful Series of Intercept Flight Test Events

Missile Defense Agency: The Missile Defense Agency (MDA), U.S. Pacific Command, and U.S. Navy Sailors aboard the USS John Paul Jones (DDG 53) successfully conducted a series of four flight test events exercising the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) element of the nation’s Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS).  The flight test, designated Multi-Mission Warfare (MMW)… read more

August 3, 2015 | Missile Defense News

BMD in final stages of development

The Hindu: India’s Ballistic Missile Defence (BMD) system is in the final stages of development and deployment, Scientific Advisor to Defence Minister, G. Satheesh Reddy, said here on Sunday. Delivering the 25{+t}{+h}G.S. Sidhu Science Lecture on ‘Trends in Missile Technology’ at the CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology here, he said BMD was a dream of… read more

August 3, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Joint missile defence is target for Gulf Arab countries

The National: With the dust barely settled after a historic accord to limit Iran’s nuclear programme, the United States has once again begun making the case to its allies in the region about the need for a collective defence system against the threat from Tehran’s conventional weapons, particularly its large arsenal of missiles. Gulf Arab… read more

August 3, 2015 | Missile Defense News

We want Iran cooperation, not meddling, Gulf Arabs tell Kerry

Reuters: Iran’s nuclear deal should bring stability and “good neighborliness” rather than interference, Gulf Arab states told U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday as they began talks on the merits of its historic accord with world powers. Qatari Foreign Minister Khalid al-Attiyah, welcoming Kerry to Qatar for the talks with the six countries… read more

August 3, 2015 | Missile Defense News

DoD Officials Observe Counter-Drone Demo in California

Department of Defense: Small, unmanned aircraft systems, or drones, are easy to obtain and launch and they’re hard to detect on radar, making them of particular concern to the Department of Defense, according to officials taking part in the Black Dart 2015 counter-UAS demonstration held here. Black Dart 2015, which began July 26 and runs… read more

July 30, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Turkey To Renegotiate $3.4 Billion Chinese Missile Defense System Deal

Defense World: Turkey may consider renegotiating a possible $3.4 billion HQ-9 long range air and anti-missile defense systems deal with China. Chinese media reports in March had said that a non-NATO system had won the Turkish T-LORAMIDS competition beating bids from Eurosam consortium’s Aster 30 and Raytheon/Lockheed Martin’s Patriot. Due to protests from the United… read more

July 30, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Navy gets mileage out of its guided-missile submarines — while it can

Stars and Stripes: As the Navy’s submarine fleet shrinks over the next 13 years due to the retirement of its Cold War-era subs, it will look toward less expensive technology to offset the loss of boats like Michigan, service officials told Stars and Stripes. However, as long as the Navy has its guided missile subs,… read more

July 30, 2015 | Missile Defense News

US State Dept. OKs PAC-3 Sale to Saudi

Defense News: The US State Department gave its approval on Wednesday for a possible foreign military sale to Saudi Arabia of Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) missiles and equipment, worth $5.4 billion. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) notified Congress of the possible sale and is awaiting approval to execute. The Saudi government requested 600 PAC-3… read more

July 29, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Canada to acquire Israeli Iron Dome radar technology

Canada Department of National Defence: An improved radar system for the Canadian Army will use cutting edge technology that is part of the successful Israeli Defence Force Iron Dome Air Defence system to defend against incoming rocket fire from Hamas and other terrorist groups. Earlier this week, Defence Minister Jason Kenney unveiled a plan in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu,… read more

July 29, 2015 | Missile Defense News

USAF Chief Engineer: Directed Energy for Missile Defense ‘At Tipping Point’

Sputnik International: Directed energy technology for missile defense is reaching a decisive point for future applications, US Air Force Directed Energy Research Lab Chief Engineer Dr. Kelly Hammett said. “There is a realization that directed energy technology is essentially at a tipping point,” Hammett said in a speech on the future of ballistic missile defense at the US Capitol on Tuesday. Directed-energy weapons… read more

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