Missile Defense News

March 14, 2019 | Missile Defense News

CORRECTED-U.S. missile defense budget cut as North Korea pushes ahead

(Reuters) – Just when it looks like North Korean leader Kim Jong Un may restart his ballistic missile testing program, U.S. President Donald Trump has proposed trimming the missile defense budget, as one set of deterrents is delayed by two years. The U.S. Missile Defense Agency – charged with developing, testing and fielding a ballistic… read more

March 13, 2019 | Missile Defense News

Building Out the US and Allied Aegis Integrated Defense Capability: The Japanese Add to the Deterrent Force

SLD – The enhanced capability of the US and allied navies is coming not just from platforms but from kill web integration. There is no greater case in point than how the US Navy and the allies are integrating their Aegis destroyers. Earlier, this year, the Australian Navy demonstrated its ability to integrate with the… read more

March 13, 2019 | Missile Defense News

Pentagon budget 2020: More homeland missile defence interceptors, but RKV delayed

The White House’s proposed USD9.431 billion fiscal year 2020 (FY 2020) budget for the US Missile Defense Agency (MDA) includes USD1.2 billion for the Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) system that is designed to defend against limited long-range attacks from states such as North Korea, but it plans for a two-year delay in the system’s next-generation… read more

March 13, 2019 | Missile Defense News

Army missile defense has atrophied. Here’s what is happening to beef it up

Army Times – As the Army looks to its near future, senior leaders see clearly that they can no longer count on constant air superiority. To meet that growing vulnerability, they’ve been growing and training up their air missile defense. At the Association of the U.S. Army’s AMD conference today, commanders discussed efforts that are… read more

March 12, 2019 | Missile Defense News

Army Reboots Cruise Missile Defense: IFPC & Iron Dome

Breaking Defense – WASHINGTON: The Army is effectively rebooting a key air and missile defense program, IFPC, to refocus it on higher-end threats like cruise missiles. This is just one of the sweeping changes in the service’s $190 billion budget request for 2020, as the service urgently pivots from fighting terrorists to focus on high-tech “strategic competitors,”… read more

March 12, 2019 | Missile Defense News

Progress on Gallium nitride-based ballistic missile defense radar

Construction is moving forward on a U.S. military project to build a new ballistic missile defense system in Central Alaska that involves a gallium nitride (GaN)-based solid-state active electronically scanned array (AESA) early warning radar. Officials of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Anchorage, Alaska, announced a $128.7 million contract Friday to ASRC Construction… read more

March 11, 2019 | Missile Defense News

Lockheed Martin’s Camden manufacturing site part of $1 billion Saudi missile deal

Lockheed Martin Corp.’s industrial site in Camden is likely to be apportioned a significant amount of work from the Pentagon’s nearly $1 billion contract to provide so-called THAAD missiles to Saudi Arabia, part of the Trump administration’s controversial multi-billion dollar arms deal with the Middle Eastern ally. According to details of the U.S. Department of… read more

March 8, 2019 | Missile Defense News

Kratos And Corvid Win $223 Million Award For Navy Sub-Orbital Flight Vehicles

The Navy awarded Corvid Technologies LLC a $223 million contract on March 4 to deliver sub-orbital flight vehicles over a five-year ordering period, which covers missile defense test targets. This contract covers delivery of hardware, equipment, and components to manufacture and integrate short and medium-range sub-orbital flight vehicles to support the Navy, other government agencies,… read more

March 8, 2019 | Missile Defense News

Air Force MQ-9 Reaper drones based in Poland are now fully operational

Air Force Times: U.S. Air Force MQ-9 Reapers have been flying unarmed reconnaissance missions from Poland since May, but it wasn’t until this month that the drones became fully operational. Air Forces in Europe christened a new set of facilities at Miroslawiec Air Base, Poland, March 1 to help accommodate the Air National Guardsmen and… read more

March 8, 2019 | Missile Defense News

Raytheon To Support SM-3 Block IB Program

Defense World: Raytheon has won a $14 million modification contract from the US to provide continued production support and engineering for the Standard Missile SM-3 Block IB program. The SM-3 is a ship-based missile system used to intercept short and intermediate range ballistic missiles as a part of Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense System. The SM-3… read more

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