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September 12, 2017 | Missile Defense News

America’s Homeland Missile Defense System Is Much More Effective Than Critics Claim

Forbes: It is now 16 years since the United States suffered the worst attack ever mounted on our country in modern times. Among the many lessons that we should have learned from the carnage of 9-11 is that there are some enemies who cannot be deterred. Maybe they are insane. Maybe they are willing to… read more

September 11, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Growing threat from North Korea fuels debate over billions in missile shield spending

The Washington Examiner: With President Trump pledging to spend billions more on missile defense in the wake of North Korea’s continued defiance, familiar battle lines are being drawn between advocates of strengthening U.S. missile defenses and critics who claim the current system is pie in the sky. After meeting with his national security team in… read more

September 11, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Iron Dome poised for first US-based intercept test in SHORAD demo

Defense News: WASHINGTON — Israel is readying its Iron Dome for its first intercept test in the United States as part of the U.S. Army’s demonstration aimed at selecting an interim solution for a medium- and short-range air defense system. The U.S. Army kicked off its SHORAD demonstration on Sept. 4 at White Sands Missile Range,… read more

September 8, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Focus on beefing up missile defense, not a pre-emptive strike, against North Korea

The Hill: The most urgent military question facing our country is what military response should be made to North Korea’s seemingly unstoppable drive to develop sophisticated nuclear warheads and the missiles that could deliver them to Seoul or Tokyo, or even to cities in mainland America. Certainly U.S. diplomatic power should continue to be fully… read more

September 8, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Kratos Supports High Energy Laser Demonstrator Integration

Nasdaq: SAN DIEGO, Sept. 08, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:KTOS), a leading National Security Solutions provider, announced today that its subsidiary Digital Fusion Solutions, Inc., as a member of the joint venture QWK Integrated Solutions, LLC (QWK), was awarded a base period task order under QWK’s U.S. Army Space… read more

September 8, 2017 | Missile Defense News

THAAD deployment in South Korea ‘completed’, says MND

Jane’s 360: The temporary deployment of US Army’s Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system in South Korea has been completed, according to the Ministry of National Defense (MND) in Seoul. On 7 September US Forces Korea (USFK) transported the four remaining launchers of the advanced air defence system to their deployment site in Seongju… read more

September 8, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Trump Orders Military to Shoot Down North Korean Missiles

Newsmax: President Donald Trump has given military orders for U.S. forces to shoot down and destroy any missile launched from North Korea and moving toward the continental United States, Hawaii, and Guam. Sources close to the president’s national security team tell Newsmax the order was given to Pentagon brass in the wake of last month’s threat… read more

September 7, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Lockheed Martin to help Saudis develop THAAD requirement

Jane’s 360: Lockheed Martin will be awarded a contract to help the Royal Saudi Air Defence Forces (RSADF) develop their Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) requirement, it was announced on 5 September. The announcement was made via the US Federal Business Opportunities website, which said the US Missile Defense Agency would award a non-competitive… read more

September 7, 2017 | Missile Defense News

US adds missile-defense launchers as dozens hurt in South Korea protests

The Gazette: SEOUL, South Korea — Dozens of people were injured in clashes between South Korean protesters and police Thursday as the U.S. military added more launchers to the high-tech missile-defense system it installed in a southern town to better cope with North Korean threats. Seoul has hardened its stance against Pyongyang after its torrent… read more

September 6, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Trump pledges new weapon sales for Japan, South Korea

Defense News: WASHINGTON —  In the wake of North Korea’s sixth nuclear weapons test, U.S. President Donald Trump pledged Tuesday to increase weapon sales to Japan and South Korea. In a Tuesday morning tweet, Trump said, ”I am allowing Japan & South Korea to buy a substantially increased amount of highly sophisticated military equipment from… read more

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