Missile Defense News

May 8, 2019 | Missile Defense News

NATO ships start missile defence drill off Scotland

NATO – Ships from nine NATO countries are taking part in live-fire air and missile defence drills off the coast of Scotland from Tuesday (7 May 2019). Exercise Formidable Shield will take place at the United Kingdom’s Hebrides training range, in the Western Isles of Scotland and will run until 19 May. Naval Striking and… read more

May 7, 2019 | Missile Defense News

State Department approves $2.7B Patriot system sale to UAE

UPI – The U.S. State Department has approved a possible $2.78 billion contract with the United Arab Emirates for Patriot missiles. On Friday, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of the possible sale of Patriot Advanced Capability 3 Missiles Segment Enhanced and related equipment. Also included in the foreign military sale… read more

May 7, 2019 | Missile Defense News

New destroyer to be named in honor of ex-U.S. Sen. Sam Nunn

 UPI – The U.S. Navy has named one of its future Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers to honor former U.S. Sen. Sam Nunn, the Navy announced on Monday. DDG 133 is among the new class of the DDG-51 Flight III baseline that is centered around the AMDR/SPY-6(V)1 Air and Missile Defense Radar system, according to the U.S. Navy. Nunn, 80,… read more

May 6, 2019 | Missile Defense News

U.S. deployed THAAD air missile defense system to Romania

Defence Blog – The 10th Army Air and Missile Defense Command announced that the U.S. military has deployed its most advanced air and missile defense system to Romania. American troops already offload a Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) radar and launchers from a C-17 Globemaster III planes at Mihail Kogalniceanu (MK) Air Base in… read more

May 6, 2019 | Missile Defense News

Raytheon provides details of its newest air and missile defense radar at Sea-Air-Space 2019

Defence Blog – Defense company Raytheon will exhibit advanced technologies and services to support maritime superiority during annual Sea-Air-Space Exposition, the largest maritime exposition in the United States. Raytheon also announced on Monday that it will give details on U.S. Navy’s next generation integrated air and missile defense radar, known as SPY-6. The defense giant… read more

May 6, 2019 | Missile Defense News

Air Force’s SHiELD shoots down airborne missiles with laser

Stars and Stripes – The Air Force said it successfully shot missiles out of the sky with a ground-based laser system that it plans to make small enough to fit on its aircraft. The Self-Protect High Energy Laser Demonstrator Advanced Technology Demonstration Program, or SHiELD, conducted the tests on April 23, an Air Force Research… read more

May 3, 2019 | Missile Defense News

Anti-Missile Technology Is the Key to Global Dominance in the 21st Century

Town Hall: From the 16th through the 20th centuries, global hegemony generally belonged to whatever nation possessed the strongest navy. Even today, American power is based, first and foremost, on our ability to project overwhelming force, via the U.S. Navy, to any part of the world. The primacy of naval strength, however, is about to… read more

May 3, 2019 | Missile Defense News

Florida Air Defenders Adopt New Training to Counter Ballistic Missiles

DVIDS – Today, the 164th Air Defense Artillery Brigade recognized the accomplishments of 12 Soldiers graduating from the 263rd Army Air and Missile Defense Command’s Patriot Training Program during a ceremony at the Florida Army National Guard’s Regional Training Institute at Camp Blanding Joint Training Center. The program, designed to teach Army National Guard air… read more

May 2, 2019 | Missile Defense News

IBCS: Northrop Delivers New Army Missile Defense Command Post

Breaking Defense – Northrop Grumman announced today it had delivered the first “production-representative” command post for the Army’s new missile defense network, IBCS. That opens the door for test shots latter this year and the system’s crucial operational test in 2020. The system is crucial for the Army because it is designed to work with every anti-aircraft, counter-drone and missile defense… read more

May 2, 2019 | Missile Defense News

Army Works to Slim Down Powerful New Laser Defense System

Military.com – The Army is working on a powerful new 100-kilowatt laser system to defend against enemy missiles, artillery and drone swarms but will eventually have to make it smaller and lighter to deploy. “We’re trying to get it small enough and efficient enough to put on a platform,” Robert Snead, an engineer with the U.S.… read more

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