Missile Defense News

September 28, 2018 | Missile Defense News

New research for space based Neutral Particle Beam (NPB) system

Next Big Future: Neutral beam accelerator technology was developed at Los Alamos National Laboratory. A prototype neutral hydrogen beam weapon was launched aboard a suborbital sounding rocket from White Sands Missile Range in July 1989 as part of the Beam Experiments Aboard Rocket (BEAR) project. It reached a maximum altitude of 124 miles, and successfully… read more

September 28, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Navy awards $9B to HII, Bath Iron Works for 10 DDG 51-class destroyers

UPI: Sept. 28 (UPI) — The U.S. Navy has tapped two companies, Huntington Ingalls Industries and Bath Iron Works, to build ten of it’s Flight III Arleigh Burke-class destroyers over the next decade. The Navy awarded contracts to the two companies on Thursday worth about $9 billion — HII was awarded $5.1 billion for its… read more

September 27, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Poland to acquire Patriot system under US Army’s $1.5bn FMS contract

Army Technology: Raytheon has secured a new Foreign Military Sales (FMS) contract, worth more than $1.5bn, from the US Army to manufacture Phased Array Tracking Radar to Intercept on Target (Patriot) missile units for Poland. Under the deal, the company will be responsible for the production and delivery of four Patriot integrated air and missile defence… read more

September 27, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Russia Is Said to Plan Air-Defense Deal With India Next Week

Bloomberg: Russia is expected to sign a deal to supply advanced S-400 surface-to-air missile systems to India next week during President Vladimir Putin’s visit to New Delhi, a Russian official said. The threat of U.S. sanctions against buyers of Russian weapons — imposed most recently on China — won’t affect the deal, the official said, speaking… read more

September 26, 2018 | Missile Defense News

MDA Plans Fiscal 2019 Missile Production Contract Award to Raytheon

ExecutiveBiz: The Missile Defense Agency intends to award Raytheon a five-year contract to produce Standard Missile-3 Block IIA all-up-rounds for U.S. and foreign military customers beginning in fiscal 2019. MDA said Friday in a FedBizOpps notice the possible contract action is contingent upon the approval of initial SM-3 BLK IIA production and the agency may… read more

September 26, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Pentagon withdrawing some missile defense systems from Mideast: report

The Hill: The Pentagon is removing missile defense systems from the Middle East as the U.S. ramps up its rhetoric against Iran, according to a report from the Wall Street Journal. Secretary of Defense James Mattis is withdrawing two Patriot missile systems from Kuwait, one from Jordan, and one from Bahrain next month as part… read more

September 24, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Mayor opposes deployment of land-based Aegis missile defense battery

Japan Today: The mayor of a town in Yamaguchi Prefecture says he opposes the installation of an Aegis Ashore missile defense battery after the municipality was named as a potential host site in May. “I clearly express my opposition to the deployment,” said Abu Mayor Norihiko Hanada at a plenary session of the town assembly,… read more

September 24, 2018 | Missile Defense News

India strengthens its Ballistic Missile Defence Program with a successful interceptor missile test

Business Insider: Tensions are at a precarious point where China, Russia, the United States, Japan and, of course, India are in an arms race to beef up their economic and military arsenals. India’s newest milestone is a successful test of the the Prithvi Defence Vehicle (PDV) off the eastern coast of the country. This is a… read more

September 21, 2018 | Missile Defense News

The soldier’s perspective

Raytheon: When it comes to missile defense, there’s a simple rule: You can’t stop what you can’t see. The U.S. Army has an answer it calls battlefield situational awareness. Real-time, radar data, presented clearly, concisely and in an advanced visual style that’s easy to understand, can make the difference between life and death. There is command and control technology… read more

September 21, 2018 | Missile Defense News

SpaceX Exec Says Company Would Launch A Weapon Into Space In ‘Defense Of This Country’

The Drive: As it looks to pave the way for a new Space Force, the Pentagon is also reexamining the possibility of putting weapons, especially anti-missile systems, into orbit. But the U.S. military will need help getting them there and private space launch firm SpaceX says it could do the heavy lifting if asked. On… read more

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