Missile Defense News

August 9, 2018 | Missile Defense News

The Space and Missile Defense Symposium answering future questions

WHNT 19: HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — The Space and Missile Defense Symposium is all about the future.  That’s a fair statement, and so is this, “It’s the only symposium in the world that focuses exclusively on space and missile defense,” said Bob McCaleb, the Lead Executive at Northrop Grumman in Huntsville. The SMD Symposium has been… read more

August 9, 2018 | Missile Defense News

MDA ‘not averse’ to space-based interceptors, its director says

Defense News: HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — The Missile Defense Agency is ‘not averse’ to developing and fielding space-based missile defense interceptors, its director, Gen. Samuel Greaves, said August 8 at the Space and Missile Defense Symposium. While it has appeared, in a way, like Congresshas been pushing the development of space-based missile defense interceptors on an… read more

August 9, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Missile defense info sharing with allies still a challenge as need to operate together grows

Defense News: HUNTSVILLE, Alabama — The U.S. is seeing the need more and more to become increasingly interoperable with allies when it comes to missile defense, but there are many challenges still to overcome, according to a panel of former and current missile defense stakeholders at the August 7 Defense News Missile Defense Networking Reception.… read more

August 8, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Lockheed receives contract for Aegis ballistic missile defense

UPI: Aug. 8 (UPI) — Lockheed Martin has received a $15.8 million contract for materials and development support for the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense system. The modification to a previous contract, announced Tuesday by the Department of Defense, increases the cumulative value of the contract to just under $2.9 billion… Read full post. … read more

August 8, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Lockheed-Dynetics team and Raytheon locked in battle to build 100-kilowatt laser for US Army

Defense News: HUNTSVILLE, Alabama — Raytheon and a Lockheed Martin-Dynetics team are now locked in a head-to-head battle to build a powerful 100-kilowatt laser for the U.S. Army, pushing the envelope on directed-energy capability development. And the Army is moving full-speed ahead with plans to select one winner to integrate its laser system onto the… read more

August 8, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Hyten: To address Russian and Chinese missile threats, it’s all about the sensors

Defense News: HUNTSVILLE, Alabama — To address the Russian and Chinese threats to the United States, as laid out in the National Defense Strategy, a focus on missile defense sensors is an absolute must, U.S. Strategic Command commander Gen. John Hyten hammered home during an August 7 speech at the Space and Missile Defense Symposium. “The most… read more

August 8, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Not just for the Navy: Army uses RIMPAC to give this new task force its first real-world tryout

Army Times: After years of developing a new way to link all the services in a fight across domains, the Army put its concept into action in the first-ever field exercise testing Multi-Domain Operations. The result was an array of precision strikes on land and at sea, coordinated through a web of contacts across the Army, Navy,… read more

August 8, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Japan Confirms Development of Electromagnetic Railgun

Janes.com The Japanese Ministry of Defense’s Acquisition, Technology & Logistics Agency (ATLA) released video footage on 31 July showing a small-calibre developmental electromagnetic (EM) railgun along with related support and test equipment… Read full post.  … read more

August 7, 2018 | Missile Defense News

FY 2019 Defense Budget Compromise Calls for MDA to Pursue Space-Based Missile Defense Capabilities

ExecutiveGov: Congress has called on the Missile Defense Agency to advance the development of a space-based sensor system and intercept layer designed to build up the country’s ballistic missile defense capability through the fiscal year 2019 defense budget compromise, Defense News reported Sunday. The conference report on the fiscal 2019 National Defense Authorization Act directs… read more

August 6, 2018 | Missile Defense News

With failures in the rearview, the US Navy and Missile Defense Agency push toward critical missile test

Defense News: WASHINGTON — As the U.S. Navy and Missile Defense Agency move into the second half of 2018, the SM-3 Block IIA missile is heading for a crucial test that the Pentagon hopes will dispel nagging doubts after two successive failures. Lt. Gen. Samuel Greaves, the head of the MDA, told lawmakers in April… read more

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