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November 7, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Crete exercise tests NATO’s missile-defense capabilities

Stars and Stripes: U.S. troops are launching Stinger and Patriot missiles from the Greek island of Crete in an effort to boost the Army’s short- and long-range air defenses in Europe, an area of heightened focus as the Army works to close potential capability gaps. For two weeks, NATO air- and missile-defense teams are testing… read more

November 7, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Japan in Talks With U.S. on Buying Aegis Missile Defense

Bloomberg Politics: The Pentagon is providing Japan with initial pricing and technical data to decide if it wants to buy a ground-based version of the Aegis missile defense system used on U.S. Navy cruisers and destroyers, according to officials and documents. Exchanges of information about the Aegis Ashore system, with radar and command-and-control equipment from… read more

November 7, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Trump wants $4 billion more for missile defense, citing North Korea

Reuters: WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump asked Congress on Monday for $4 billion to support missile defense to counter the threat from North Korea, just ahead of his first visit to South Korea since taking office in January. “This request supports additional efforts to detect, defeat, and defend against any North Korean use… read more

November 3, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Australia to Upgrade Nulka Anti-Ship Missile Defense on Ships for $200M

Defense World: Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull made a commitment of $200 million to upgrade Nulka active missile decoy systems on existing ships. Nulka system would help defend Australia from the threat of anti-ship missiles that can be launched from submarines, ships, aircraft and land, Turnbull said. The 20 year program will include a new… read more

November 2, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Poland May Receive 1st US Patriot Missile Defense Battery in 2019

Sputnik News: WARSAW (Sputnik) — Poland has received a proposal by Raython, the US manufacturer of Patriot missile defense systems, according to which the first Patriot battery might be delivered there as early as 2019, according to Antoni Macierewicz, the minister of national defense. The Polish Ministry of National Defense and the US State Department of Defense signed an agreement on the deliveries of Patriot missile defense… read more

November 1, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Raytheon to move latest missile killer to production

Tucson.com: Tucson-based Raytheon Missile Systems has been awarded a $60 million contract modification to transition the latest version of its Standard Missile-3 ballistic missile interceptor into production. The contract award by the U.S. Missile Defense Agency will fund engineering, analysis and material needed to enable Raytheon to produce two SM-3 Block IIA interceptors per month,… read more

October 31, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Dunford Hosts Trilateral Meeting With South Korean, Japanese Military Leaders

US Department of Defense: CAMP H.M. SMITH, Hawaii, Oct. 30, 2017 — The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff hosted a trilateral conference with South Korean and Japanese military leaders here yesterday. Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford and his counterparts, South Korean Air Force Gen. Jeong Kyeong-doo and Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force Adm. Katsutoshi Kawano,… read more

October 31, 2017 | Missile Defense News

MTSI to Provide Engineering Support for MDA Ballistic Missile Defense System Under $89M Contract

GovConWire: Modern Technology Solutions Inc. has won a one-year, $88.7 million contract from the Missile Defense Agency to provide specialty engineering advisory and assistance services for the Ballistic Missile Defense System. The Defense Department said Thursday MTSI will help MDA engineer sensor, directed energy and space systems as well as support BMDS training, operations engineering… read more

October 31, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Seoul won’t participate in US missile defense networks, says FM Kang

Asia Times: South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha told lawmakers on Monday that the Moon administration will not participate in a US-led missile defense system, according to a report from the Korea Herald. “There is no change in our stance that we will not participate in the US’ MD networks,” Kang was quoted as saying.… read more

October 30, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Japan staging missile defense training in Hokkaido

Nikkei Asian Review: TOKYO — Japanese defense forces will conduct missile intercept training Tuesday in Hokkaido following North Korea’s repeated firing of ballistic missiles through that airspace… Read full post. … read more

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