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November 29, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Saudi Arabia, US take a significant step toward closing $15 billion deal for Lockheed Martin’s THAAD missile defense system

CNBC: WASHINGTON — Saudi Arabia has signed a letter of offer and acceptance with the United States for Lockheed Martin’s THAAD missile system, a significant step forward in the $15 billion deal, a State Department spokesperson confirmed to CNBC. Saudi officials, alongside their U.S. counterparts, signed the crucial government-to-government agreement earlier this week, paving the… read more

November 29, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Air Defense Battalion activates in Ansbach

DVIDS: ANSBACH, Germany – The 5th Battalion, 4th Air Defense Artillery Regiment hosted an activation and assumption of command ceremony at Shipton Barracks in Ansbach, Germany November 28. The 5-4 ADA is a subordinate unit of the 10th Army Air and Missile Defense Command and will comprise of five battery-level units. Col. David E. Shank,… read more

November 29, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Ohio Guard unit assumes charge of rotational air defense artillery brigade

DVIDS: ANSBACH, Germany – The official beginning of the “Phoenix Brigade’s” deployment to support Operation Atlantic Resolve commenced with a transfer of authority ceremony held here Nov. 28, 2018. During the ceremony, the 174th Air Defense Artillery Brigade, Ohio Army National Guard received authority from the 678th Air Defense Artillery Brigade, South Carolina Army National… read more

November 28, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Panel: U.S. Must Invest More in Joint Integrated Air and Missile Defense

USNI News: Rebuilding a U.S. integrated air and missile defense capability, slashed to the bone by the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, will not be easy, three former directors of the Joint Integrated Air and Missile Defense Organization (JIAMDO) said on Monday. The demand to find the most effective ways to end the killing of… read more

November 27, 2018 | Missile Defense News

D-2 THAAD Battery: First Gunnery Certification on Foreign Soil

U.S. Army: Delta Battery, 2nd Air Defense Artillery Regiment of the 2-1 ADA Battalion, 35th ADA Brigade, qualified on the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) weapon system outside of the United States-the first time in Air Defense history. D-2 Battery, the “Defenders”, initially occupied the Seongju remote site in April 2017. Ever since their… read more

November 27, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Raytheon Wins $37M US Navy SM-2, SM-6 Missiles Maintenance Contract

Defense World: Raytheon has won $37 million modification contract for procurement of fiscal 2019 United States Navy Standard missile SM-2 and Standard missile SM-6 intermediate-level repair and maintenance. Work is expected to be completed by November 2019, the US department of defense said in a statement Monday. Fiscal 2019 operations and maintenance (Navy) funding in… read more

November 27, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Army Patriot Missile Battalion takes part in exercise Keen Sword 18

U.S. Army: HONSHU, Japan – Soldiers assigned to the 1st Battalion, 1st Air Defense Artillery Regiment also known as “The Snake Eyes Battalion” took part in training exercise Keen Sword, from October 29- November 8, 2018 in Honshu and Okinawa, Japan. Keen Sword is designed to enhance Japan-U.S. combat readiness and interoperability while strengthening bilateral… read more

November 26, 2018 | Missile Defense News

USS Abraham Lincoln CSG surface combatants conduct live fire SM-2 missile exercise

UPI: Nov. 23 (UPI) — Surface combatants from the USS Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group, including a cruiser and three destroyers, participated in a Live Fire With a Purpose exercise Sunday with SM-2 Block III surface-to-air missiles. The Ticonderoga-class cruiser USS Leyte Gulf and Arleigh Burke-class destroyers USS Bainbridge, USS Mason and USS Nitze all… read more

November 21, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Assumption of Command Marks First Active Duty Air Defense Combined Task Force Commanded by National

US Army: It was much more than just an Assumption of Command. The historic ceremony marked more firsts for Combined Joint Task Force (CTF) Defender located at Forward Operating Site (FOS) CP Carroll in South Korea. On November 19, Lt. Col. John D. Wilson became the first officer to take command of the Joint Task… read more

November 20, 2018 | Missile Defense News

US Approves Sale Of $561M Worth Ship-Launched SM-3 Missiles To Japan

Defense World: The US State Department has approved a possible sale to Japan of eight Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) Block 1B Missiles and 13 Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) Block 2A Missiles for an estimated cost of $561 million. The missiles will provide Japan with an increased ballistic missile defense capability to assist in defending the Japanese homeland.… read more

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