Missile Defense News

April 2, 2019 | Missile Defense News

Why Navy Aircraft Carriers Love the F-35: They Can Send Them ‘Target Data’

The National Interest: The Pentagon’s F-35 has conducted test attack missions in tandem with other aircraft, surface ships and ground weapons as part of its maturation as both a multi-role fighter and aerial “node” or sensor system able to acquire and relay target information. Alongside its widely discussed “attack” weapons and technologies, including a 25mm… read more

April 2, 2019 | Missile Defense News

Missile-tracking aircraft arrives on Okinawa amid fears N. Korea may lift testing moratorium

Stars and Stripes: CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — A U.S. reconnaissance aircraft that specializes in surveilling and collecting data on ballistic missiles has arrived on Okinawa amid fears that North Korea may be planning to resume test launches. An Air Force RC-135S Cobra Ball landed at Kadena Air Base on Saturday evening, according to Satoru Kuba,… read more

April 1, 2019 | Missile Defense News

First THAAD missile defense exercise in Israel ends a resounding success

World Israel News – The first-of-its-kind deployment of America’s most advanced missile defense system in Israel was completed to the satisfaction of both militaries on Sunday after a month of practice runs dealing with a variety of scenarios. THAAD (Terminal High Altitude Area Defense) is designed to intercept both short- and medium-range ballistic missiles in… read more

March 29, 2019 | Missile Defense News

HMAS Brisbane completes Seaworthy Assurance Trials

Navy Daily: It’s been a busy start to the year for HMAS Brisbane, having not only conducted her first Mariner Skills Evaluation, but also her first ammunitioning, structural firings and recently her Seaworthy Assurance Trials (SWATs). Over the course of three weeks, the ship’s company was put through its paces, practicing an array of different… read more

March 29, 2019 | Missile Defense News

US plane that spied on India’s ASAT missile test is ‘frequent flier’

The Week: On Thursday, media outlets reported that the US Air Force dispatched an aircraft to monitor India’s test of an anti-satellite missile, conducted the previous day. The reports cited data from a civilian aircraft spotter on Twitter. The spotter, Aircraft Spots, tracked an RC-135S aircraft of the US Air Force and stated it departed… read more

March 29, 2019 | Missile Defense News

U.S. military was immediately aware of India’s anti-satellite missile test

Space News – The U.S. military’s early warning and surveillance network on Wednesday at 1:39AM EST detected India’s missile launch aimed at one of its own satellites in low Earth orbit. “We were aware,” said Lt. Gen. David D. Thompson, vice commander of Air Force Space Command. Once the launch was detected, “we immediately started… read more

March 28, 2019 | Missile Defense News

Army debuts missile defense framework in move to counter drones, hypersonic threats

Defense News – The U.S. Army released its new air and missile defense framework March 27 that aims to pursue multimission units and counter emerging threats like drones and hypersonic missiles, the Army’s Space and Missile Defense Command chief told Defense News in an interview just ahead of the Association of the U.S. Army’s Global… read more

March 28, 2019 | Missile Defense News

Ohio delegation urges feds to pick Ohio base for East Coast Missile Defense site

Columbus Dispatch – Ohio’s congressional delegation has sent yet another letter urging the Department of Defense to pick Camp James A. Garfield as the East Coast Missile Defense site. The letter to acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan led by U.S. Reps. Anthony Gonzalez, R–Rocky River, and Tim Ryan, D–Niles, urges the Defense Department to pick… read more

March 27, 2019 | Missile Defense News

Israeli Missile Defense Chief: 1st Test of Arrow 3 Over Alaska Coming Soon

Israel’s missile defense chief says his nation will soon use U.S. airspace for the first time to conduct a flight test of a system designed to protect the Jewish state from a long-range Iranian missile strike. Moshe Patel, director of the Israel Missile Defense Organization, spoke about the planned test of the Arrow 3 system… read more

March 26, 2019 | Missile Defense News

High-energy laser technology being honed on Redstone Arsenal

(WAFF) – Emerging technology geared at helping soldiers in combat is being developed on Redstone Arsenal. High-energy lasers are capable of eliminating threats, to keep our troops safe. On Monday, engineers explained how the Mobile Experimental High Energy Laser (MEHEL) works at the headquarters for the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic… read more

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