Missile Defense News

May 11, 2017 | Missile Defense News

China presses South Korea on Thaad missile system

CNN: China’s president has set out his opposition to the deployment of a US missile system, in his first discussion with the new South Korean leader. The Thaad missile system, aimed at intercepting attacks from North Korea, was made operational in South Korea last week. But Beijing says the system will spy on its territory… read more

May 10, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Lasers in combat: New Space and Missile Defense commander on what’s to come

Defense News: The Army’s future air-and-missile defense capabilities are taking shape under the newest Space and Missile Defense commander, Lt. Gen. James Dickinson, particularly in laser-armed combat vehicles and the Integrated Air-and-Missile Defense system (IAMD), both considered to be crucial enablers for the maneuver force. How the Army will employ laser weapons in combat and… read more

May 10, 2017 | Missile Defense News

U.S. defense officials say a long-range Patriot missile battery may be deployed to the Baltic region later this year as part of a military exercise.

Associated Press: U.S. defense officials said a long-range Patriot missile battery may be deployed to the Baltic region later this year as part of a military exercise. The move, if finalized, would be temporary but signal staunch U.S. backing for Baltic nations concerned about the threat from Russia. U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Wednesday… read more

May 10, 2017 | Missile Defense News

GOP Senator to Introduce Bill Strengthening U.S. Missile Defense Amid North Korean Threat

The Washington Free Beacon: Sen. Dan Sullivan (R., Alaska) will introduce legislation as early as next week to authorize the deployment of dozens of additional ballistic missile interceptors in the U.S. Pacific as part of an effort to confront an increasingly aggressive North Korea. Sullivan, a member of the Armed Services Committee, told the Washington… read more

May 10, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Missile defense review could push back potential Fort Drum site decision

Watertown Daily Times: The military will hold off picking a preferred East Coast site for missiles, potentially Fort Drum, until the end of the year at least as it launches a new review of all of its missile defense systems. Leah Garton, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Missile Defense Agency, said a decision about a… read more

May 10, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Northrop Grumman awarded contract for missile defense development

UPI: Northrop Grumman Space & Missile Systems Corp. has been awarded a $332 million modification to an existing contract for work at the Joint National Center Research and Development for the Missile Defense Agency and the Department of Defense. The modification, announced Monday by the Department of Defense, would increase the funding maximum from $3.85… read more

May 9, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Raytheon to Incorporate Unisys Software Into Patriot Missile Defense Systems

Executive Biz: Raytheon has purchased an enterprise computing platform from Unisys to develop new software for use in the former’s Patriot air and missile defense system. Unisys said Monday its ClearPath Forward technology will be integrated into the Global Patriot Solutions program as Raytheon aims to increase the performance of its weapons system offerings. “We are excited to continue supporting a program… read more

May 8, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Decision On Fort Drum Missile Defense Site Delayed

Fox 28 WNYF: A decision on putting a missile defense site at Fort Drum, bringing hundreds of jobs, has been delayed…again. An announcement was expected earlier this year, but we can tell you the decision is now part of a larger review put in motion by Defense Secretary Jim Mattis. The results of what’s called… read more

May 8, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Pentagon Announces Start of Ballistic Missile Defense Review

Department of Defense: WASHINGTON, May 5, 2017 — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis today directed the start of the department’s Ballistic Missile Defense Review, chief Pentagon spokesperson Dana W. White said in a statement. The review is conducted to identify ways to strengthen missile-defense capabilities, rebalance homeland and theater defense priorities and provide the necessary policy… read more

May 8, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Saudi Arabia, U.S. in talks on billions in arms sales – U.S. sources

Reuters: Washington is working to push through contracts for tens of billions of dollars in arms sales to Saudi Arabia, some new, others in the pipeline, ahead of U.S. President Donald Trump’s trip to the kingdom this month, people familiar with the talks told Reuters this week. Saudi Arabia is Trump’s first stop on his… read more

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