Missile Defense News

July 17, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Canada funds Europe-based missile defence program but won’t join one at home

CBC News: While Canada remains on the outside of ballistic missile defence in North America, it is contributing cash toward the development of a similar, somewhat less sophisticated NATO system in Europe, federal documents reveal. An issues paper, prepared for Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan in the fall of 2015, shows Canadian officials have participated in… read more

July 14, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Orbital ATK wins $48 million contract for Missile Defense Agency rocket motor sustainment

Spacenews: WASHINGTON — Satellite and rocket manufacturer Orbital ATK won a $48 million follow-on contract from the U.S. Missile Defense Agency’s Targets and Countermeasures Directorate, the company announced. Orbital ATK will continue to support the Trident 1 and Orion rocket motors the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) uses for targets and interceptors. “Orbital ATK has more… read more

July 12, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Russia Won’t Be Happy: State Department Approves Missile Defense Sale To Romania

Newsweek: The U.S. State Department has approved a possible $3.9 billion missile defense sale to Romania, in a move likely to anger Russia. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency said in a statement on Tuesday that it delivered the required certification notifying Congress of the potential sale to NATO member Romania on July 10. Announcing the… read more

July 11, 2017 | Missile Defense News

US says missile defense system successfully intercepts projectile during test

CNN: A United States-built missile defense system on Tuesday successfully intercepted its target during a test run, the US Missile Defense Agency said. The Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile defense system successfully shot down a target over Alaska, according to a news release. “I couldn’t be more proud of the government and contractor… read more

July 11, 2017 | Missile Defense News

US deployed Patriot missiles to Lithuania for multinational war games

Stars and Stripes: STUTTGART, Germany— The U.S. military deployed Patriot missiles to Lithuania on Monday to take part in upcoming war games, marking the first such deployment of the sophisticated missile defense system to the small Baltic nation, Lithuania’s defense ministry announced. The arrival of the Patriots “demonstrates the steadfast U.S. commitment to the security… read more

July 11, 2017 | Missile Defense News

THAAD Successfully Intercepts Target in Missile Defense Test

Missile Defense Agency: The U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA), the Ballistic Missile Defense System Operational Test Agency, and U.S. Army soldiers of the 11th Air Defense Artillery Brigade from Fort Bliss, Texas, conducted an intercept test today of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) element of the nation’s ballistic missile defense system. The test,… read more

July 10, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Poland To Buy Israeli-Made Patriot Missiles

The Jerusalem Post: Poland has signed a memorandum of intent with the United States to buy the Patriot missile system along with interceptor missiles from Israel’s David Sling missile defense system in a deal worth close to $8 billion. “A memorandum was signed tonight that the US government has agreed to sell Poland Patriot missiles… read more

July 10, 2017 | Missile Defense News

US to test THAAD missile defense system

CNN: Washington (CNN)The US Defense Department Missile Defense Agency plans to conduct a long-planned flight test of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile defense system within the next few days, according to a DOD official. The exact date of the planned test is not being disclosed until it has taken place. The THAAD… read more

July 7, 2017 | Missile Defense News

North Korean Missile Threat Proves Need for More Investment in Missile Defense

The Heritage Foundation: Policymakers writing the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) are responsible for crafting new defense policies to deal with an increasingly turbulent and dangerous world. Sen. Dan Sullivan, R-Alaska, and a bipartisan coalition of cosponsors are working to mitigate North Korea’s nuclear threat by passing the Advancing American Missile Defense Act. Sullivan’s… read more

July 7, 2017 | Missile Defense News

A missile defense expert explains what North Korea’s latest test really means

Vox: North Korea successfully tested a missile on Tuesday that can carry a nuclear warhead and travel at least 5,000 miles in distance. The intercontinental ballistic missile test is the latest in a series of provocative acts by North Korea and the most significant development in the regime’s nuclear program in years. It also crosses… read more

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