Missile Defense News

October 4, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Israel Plans Anti-Missile Nano Satellite Constellation

Breaking Defense: TEL AVIV: Israel is planning constellations of nano satellites, built by Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), that will allow almost continuous coverage of “areas of interest,” which are likely to include Iran, Syria, Lebanon and other countries, according to experts that are not connected in any way to the program. IAI refused to comment. The first… read more

October 3, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Boeing to Lead Team in MDA Ballistic Missile Defense System Engineering

GovConWire: TYSONS CORNER, VA, October 2, 2018 — A Boeing-led (NYSE: BA) industry group called “National Team-Engineering” is set to receive a contract from the Missile Defense Agency for support in the engineering and integration of the Ballistic Missile Defense System, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. MDA said in a FedBizOpps notice posted Thursday the planned research… read more

October 3, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Navy orders SM-6 shipboard air-defense missiles

Military Aerospace: WASHINGTON – Missile designers at Raytheon Co. will provide the U.S. Navy with shipboard air-defense missiles under terms of an order announced Friday potentially worth more than a half-billion dollars. Officials of the Naval Sea Systems Command in Washington announced a $395.5 million order to the Raytheon Missile Systems segment in Tucson, Ariz.,… read more

October 3, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Trump administration lauds start of Obama-era Israel defense package

The Times of Israel: WASHINGTON — The Trump administration on Monday said an agreement to provide Israel with $38 billion in defense aid over 10 years had taken effect. The memorandum of understanding (MOU) was signed between the Obama White House and Israel, but only took effect when the last 10-year agreement ended in 2018.… read more

October 2, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Raytheon To Supply Patriot Missile Sweep 9 Modification Kits To Taiwan For $35 Million

Defense World: Raytheon has won a $35 million contract to procure Phased Array Tracking Radar to Intercept on Target (PATRIOT) Sweep 9 modification kits for United States Army and Taiwan. The work is expected to be completed by September 28, 2022. Army Contracting Command – Redstone intends to procure PATRIOT Sweep 9 hardware modification kits,… read more

October 2, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Army Working to Fill Air-and-Missile Defense Gaps

National Defense Magazine: After nearly two decades of fighting insurgents on the ground, the Army is turning its attention to threats from the air and beefing up its ability to fend off attacks. The United States military has enjoyed air supremacy for many decades. Not a single American soldier has been killed by enemy aircraft… read more

October 2, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Army Awards Northrop $289M For IBCS Missile Defense Network

Breaking Defense: The Army just gave Northrop Grumman a $289.3 million vote of confidence in its much-criticized IBCS missile defense network, a major priority for major war. The award was announced — without even naming IBCS — on Friday, the last work day of the 2018 fiscal year. IBCS is meant to link multiple Army… read more

October 2, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Blame a Spark Plug for U.S.-Japan Missile Failure, Pentagon Says

Bloomberg: A device that’s like a spark plug, not a design flaw, was behind the high-profile failure of a U.S.-Japanese missile interceptor built by Raytheon Co. in a test launch in January, a Pentagon review board has found. The “failure review board” confirmed that the “most likely cause” of the failure was a component in… read more

October 1, 2018 | Missile Defense News

This laser could help Marines knock down drones on the FOB or on the move

The Marine Times: MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO, Va., ― A counter-drone laser in use by the Army was on display here this week, giving Marines a glimpse at how they might melt drones soon. The Compact Laser Weapon System, or CLWS, is already part of the Army’s Mobile Expeditionary High Energy Laser program. It’s deployed on Stryker… read more

September 28, 2018 | Missile Defense News

IBCS tracks and engages air targets during three-week exercise

Jane’s 360: Northrop Grumman’s Integrated Air and Missile Defense (IAMD) Battle Command System (IBCS) has completed another round of Soldier Check Out events (SCOEs), demonstrating the system’s ability to detect, track, and simulate air target engagements during testing at White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico. IBCS is a mobile ad hoc network that will… read more

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