Missile Defense News

February 15, 2018 | Missile Defense News

MDA advances plan for $1.9 billion buy of Raytheon-built SM-3 Block IB interceptors

Inside Defense: The Missile Defense Agency is asking Congress for permission to negotiate a five-year contract for Aegis ballistic missile defense interceptors, a potential $1.9 billion deal with Raytheon for Standard Missile-3 Block IB guided missiles beginning in fiscal year 2019 the agency estimates would cost $306 million less than if procured annually. MDA’s FY-19… read more

February 15, 2018 | Missile Defense News

MDA to select best ‘low-power’ laser design this year; eyes ‘high-power’ laser contract in 2023

Inside Defense: The Missile Defense Agency this year plans to select the best of three “low-power” lasers being designed by industry for follow-on development, but the agency’s budget documents show a laser potentially powerful enough to disable ballistic missiles in their boost phase is not planned to be put on contract until 2023. The agency… read more

February 15, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Japan, US to hold drills to intercept missiles

NHK World: Defense authorities in Japan say they will hold computer simulated drills with the United States this month to intercept ballistic missiles. The joint staff chief of the Self-Defense Forces, Katsutoshi Kawano, announced the plan on Thursday. Kawano said the SDF and US forces will carry out the drills on Friday and for 4… read more

February 14, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Tim Ryan talks missile base possibility for Portage County

The Alliance Review: Portage County could soon be the home to an estimated $3.6 billion federal project at the Camp Ravenna Joint Military Training Center. Camp Ravenna, known locally as the Ravenna Arsenal from its days as a World War II munitions plant, is still on the short list for a new East Coast missile… read more

February 14, 2018 | Missile Defense News

U.S. Will Spend Millions On ‘Game-Changing’ Laser-Firing Drone To Destroy Enemy Missiles

Newsweek: The U.S. Missile Defense Agency’s budget for 2019 plans to allocate resources toward building a laser-firing drone to intercept missiles. The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) requested a total $9.9 billion budget that accounts for 0.22 percent of President Donald Trump’s $4.4 trillion 2019 budget proposal, its single largest request in the history of the agency, as The… read more

February 14, 2018 | Missile Defense News

MDA taps Raytheon for radar support for UAE

UPI: Feb. 13 (UPI) — The Missile Defense Agency has awarded Raytheon a contract for software development and engineering support services for the Army/Navy Transportable Radar system in support of the United Arab Emirates. The deal, announced Monday by the Department of Defense, is not-to-exceed more than $23.2 million, which is a modification to a… read more

February 13, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Pentagon Requesting $66 Million For Laser Drones to Shoot Down North Korean Missiles

Defense One: One of the smaller line items in the Missile Defense Agency’s $9.9 billion budget request for 2019 is also one of the most interesting: $66 million to keep developing a laser that can be mounted on a drone and used to destroy enemy missiles on the launch pad — or shortly after takeoff.… read more

February 13, 2018 | Missile Defense News

New US missile defense review on way

The Asia Times: The Pentagon has released a 2018 National Defense Strategy and a Nuclear Posture Review in recent weeks, signaling far-reaching shifts in US strategic planning. Now, the Defense Department is preparing to issue another key document — a Ballistic Missile Defense Review — in the next several days. Given the current crisis over… read more

February 13, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Pentagon budget seeks billions for modernizing nuclear arsenal, missile defense

The Hill: The Trump administration is requesting $24 billion for nuclear deterrence and $12.9 billion for missile defense in fiscal 2019. The requests, part of the Pentagon’s total $686 billion budget proposal released Monday, come on the heels of the administration’s Nuclear Posture Review and ahead of the release of the Ballistic Missile Defense Review.… read more

February 9, 2018 | Missile Defense News

India’s Quest for Ballistic Missile Defense Shield

Modern Diplomacy: A BMD missile flights through three phases: boosts, mid-course and terminal. Usually the radar of the BMD missile intercepts the missile from the opponent’s side, then tracks the target through command and control system and finally fires the interceptor missile from the launcher truck. Other countries that have advanced missile system include the… read more

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