Missile Defense News

April 9, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Army missile defense systems Patriot and THAAD talk in test

Army Times: WASHINGTON — The Army’s two key missile defense systems — Patriot and the Terminal High Altitude Air Defense system — successfully talked in a test conducted by the Missile Defense Agency and the service at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico, April 6. The Army is planning to tie THAAD and Patriot together within in… read more

April 9, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Missile Defense Review expected in May

Defense News: WASHINGTON ― The Trump administration’s review of America’s missile defense capabilities is now expected to be released in May. The Missile Defense Review, a strategy document designed to take a holistic view of America’s missile defense posture, was expected to be released in February. But finally, it appears the document is nearing completion. Pentagon… read more

April 6, 2018 | Missile Defense News

‘Star Wars Architect’ Reveals Means to Destroy Russia’s New Superweapons

Sputnik International: Announced by then-US President Ronald Reagan in 1983, SDI (Strategic Defense Initiative) stipulated the deployment of space-based systems aimed at destroying enemy intercontinental ballistic missiles. Angelo Codevilla, one of the architects of Washington’s now moth-balled Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI), has suggested that some SDI elements could help contain the latest Russian and Chinese… read more

April 6, 2018 | Missile Defense News

‘Top Notch’ 11th Air Defense Artillery hosts NCO exchange with Saudi defense forces

DVIDS: CAMP ARIFJAN, Kuwait – In the current state of interconnectivity within the global community, few initiatives are as important as strengthening international relations for the United States military and cultivation of an atmosphere of cooperation. The need to build partner capacity is a quintessential element of today’s modern military. In this spirit, the 1st… read more

April 5, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to tour Lockheed Martin California complex this week

CNBC News: Saudi Arabia’s powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman will meet with Lockheed Martin CEO Marillyn Hewson and tour the defense giant’s complex in the heart of Silicon Valley this week. The 32-year-old prince is slated to meet with executives representing various programs in the company’s portfolio and participate in facility tours in Sunnyvale,… read more

April 5, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Missile Defense Sensor Managers push for excellence

DVIDS: JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii—Soldiers from the 10th and 14th Missile Defense Batteries compete for excellence during the 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command Sensor Manager Best Crew Competition conducted here, 26-30 Mar. The SMC operators conduct their daily operations through integration, asset management and tactical control of the sensors in support of… read more

April 5, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Germany puts short-range air defense unit under Dutch command

DW: The German military on Wednesday put a short-range air defense unit under Dutch command, further expanding unique military cooperation between the two NATO allies. The 450 German soldiers will remain at an air defense base in the northern state of Schleswig-Holstein, but come under Dutch command. German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen praised… read more

April 4, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Reviving Roving Sands: Shaping a Way Forward for ADA

Second Line of Defense: The role of Army Air Defense Artillery is crucial in providing for key defense assets in the evolving offensive-defense enterprise. Part of the shift from a primary focus in the land wars to the Middle East to dealing with a wider spectrum of conflict, including peer to peer conflict,  is ramping… read more

April 4, 2018 | Missile Defense News

US, South Korea Kick Off Annual Military Drill Without US ‘Strategic Assets’

The Diplomat: The U.S. and Republic of Korea (ROK) militaries kicked off their annual Foal Eagle/Key Resolve joint military drills simulating war on the Korean Peninsula on April 1 following a decision to postpone the exercises by a month to avoid overlapping with the Winter Olympics in South Korea. Despite the Pentagon’s claim that the… read more

April 3, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Future USS Thomas Hudner Successfully Completes Builder’s Trials

Naval Sea Systems Command: Bath, Maine – The future USS Thomas Hudner (DDG 116) successfully completed Builder’s Trials on March 31 after spending four days underway. Builder’s Trials consist of a series of in-port and at-sea demonstrations that allow the shipbuilder, Bath Iron Works (BIW), and the Navy to assess the ship’s systems and its… read more

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