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June 8, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Defense Department modifies contract for ballistic missiles

UPI: June 8 (UPI) — The Department of Defense modified a contract with Raytheon for full production of the Standard Missile-6. The modified contract award from Naval Sea Systems Command adjusted the total cumulative value of the deal to more than $44.8 million. The contract enables Raytheon to provide “long-lead material in support of fiscal… read more

June 8, 2018 | Missile Defense News

SASC NDAA Would Add $500M For Cruise Missile Defense

Breaking Defense: WASHINGTON: The Senate Armed Services Committee has lost patience with the Army program to develop cruise missile defenses, IFPC, and reallocated $500 million to buy an off-the-shelf alternative by 2020. The system would defend US bases abroad from Russian, Chinese, Iranian, or North Korean strikes. While the bill language and SASC staff are… read more

June 8, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Russia and China perfected ‘carrier killer’ missiles for decades — here’s how the US’s new carrier can stop them

Business Insider: The US Navy’s new USS Gerald R. Ford aircraft carrier cost $13 billion dollars and will set to sea at a time of great power competition when Russia and China have both perfected missiles designed to sink the massive ships. “Critics of the aircraft carrier believe that because there are so many weapons… read more

June 8, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Alaska, Hawaii Congressmen Want to Beef Up Missile Defense

The Associated Press: Two senators from opposing parties are introducing a bipartisan bill that would strengthen the United States’ missile defenses against North Korea. U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan, an Alaska Republican, and U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz, a Hawaii Democrat, announced their bill Thursday. Schatz says the bill beefs up a missile defense system to better… read more

June 7, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Raytheon Awarded $49 Million For Qatar Air And Missile Defense Operation Center

Defense World: The Pentagon has awarded a foreign military sales contract to Raytheon to support Qatar Air and Missile Defense Operation Center (ADOC), the Department of defense said Wednesday. “Raytheon Co. – Integrated Defense System, Tewksbury, Massachusetts, has been awarded a $49,400,000 modification (P00017) to a previously awarded contract (FA8730-15-C-0002) for the Qatar Air and… read more

June 6, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Congress wants GBI acceleration plan, options for potential fifth missile field at Ft. Greely

Inside Defense: Lawmakers, impatient with the Pentagon’s plan to take five years to expand the ballistic missile defense interceptor fleet in Alaska, want the Missile Defense Agency to both draft options for accelerating emplacement of 20 new Ground-based Interceptors by at least a year as well as prepare a blueprint for an entire new missile… read more

June 6, 2018 | Missile Defense News

South Korea’s Tough Choice on THAAD

Yahoo: Presumably in late June, after U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s summit may happen, South Korean President Moon Jae-in will face a dilemma regarding the deployment of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) U.S missile system in South Korea. The outcome of the Trump-Kim summit, and any agreement on… read more

June 5, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Patriot missiles and the Polish Army take the field

DVIDS: Saber Strike 18 is a multinational exercise taking place in the Drawsko Promorskie training area of Poland with the overall intent to strengthen our relationships with allies and bolster our regional defense posture. Through opposition force training, convoy operations and full scale mobilizations of weaponry such as the Patriot missile system, these exercises offer… read more

June 5, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Deep in the Pentagon, a secret AI program to find hidden nuclear missiles

Reuters: WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. military is increasing spending on a secret research effort to use artificial intelligence to help anticipate the launch of a nuclear-capable missile, as well as track and target mobile launchers in North Korea and elsewhere. The effort has gone largely unreported, and the few publicly available details about it… read more

June 4, 2018 | Missile Defense News

America’s Missile Defense Programs – Part II: Now What?

Gatestone Institute: The Trump administration is in the final leg of its missile defense review which will be soon be forthcoming. In anticipation of that report, General Trey Obering, a former Director of the Missile Defense Agency, recently gave a “look into the future” and how he saw what he termed the coming “revolution in… read more

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