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April 3, 2018 | Missile Defense News

New mobile SHORAD air defense system a priority for US Army

Army Recognition: According to an article published on March 22, 2018 on the official website of the US Army, a maneuver system for short-range air defense (SHORAD) may be fielded five years faster than normal as the U.S. Army tests a new modernization process. The first battery will be fielded in fiscal year 2020 with… read more

April 3, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Saudi Arabia, Romania to receive Patriot missile systems, support

UPI: Lockheed Martin has been awarded dual contracts by the U.S. Army for Patriot missiles for Saudi Arabia and Romania. The deals, announced Friday by the Department of Defense, carry a combined value of more than $529.9 million combined under the terms of foreign military sales contracts. The agreements enables Lockheed Martin to provide Saudi… read more

April 3, 2018 | Missile Defense News

US air defense artillery brigade begins new European mission for first time since Cold War

Military Times: In an echo of the Cold War, a U.S. Army air defense artillery unit is once again deployed to Europe. Soldiers from the 678th Air Defense Artillery Brigade, South Carolina National Guard, officially uncased their unit’s flag and colors in a ceremony at the U.S. Army garrison based in Ansbach, Germany, on March… read more

April 3, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Short-Range Air Defense battalions will grow in both Army’s active force and National Guard

Defense News: HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — While the Army National Guard has retained the service’s only Short-Range Air Defense capability in its Avenger Battalions for years, the Army is now pushing to prioritize SHORAD in the active force. But with that effort underway to bring an interim SHORAD capability back into the active component, the National… read more

April 2, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Poland to Buy Northrop Grumman’s Integrated Air and Missile Defense System

Defenseworld.net: The government of Poland has signed a Letter of Offer and Acceptance (LOA) with the US government to purchase Northrop Grumman’s Integrated Air and Missile Defense (IAMD) Battle Command System (IBCS). The LOA allows the US government to start contracting with Northrop Grumman for production and delivery of IBCS that enables Poland’s modernized air… read more

March 30, 2018 | Missile Defense News

The Centrality of Missile Defense as Part of a 21st Century Deterrent Force

Second Line of Defense: The newly enacted FY2018 Omnibus Appropriations Bill provides urgently needed funding for U.S. defense priorities. The spending package signed by President Trump supports fighting terrorism, rebuilding the U.S. Navy, developing next-generation capabilities to manage emerging challenges, and protecting Americans from immediate threats. North Korea’s emerging nuclear missile capabilities are the most… read more

March 30, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Army Accelerates Air & Missile Defense Five Years: MSHORAD, MML, Lasers

Breaking Defense: AUSA GLOBAL FORCE SYMPOSIUM: To counter MiGs, Sukhois, Hinds, and missiles, the US Army is rushing anti-aircraft and anti-missile systems into service up to five years ahead of its original schedule. The head of the Army’s Air & Missile Defense Cross Functional Team, Brig. Gen. Randall McIntire, told me here the goal is… read more

March 30, 2018 | Missile Defense News

German general sees closer missile defense ties with Dutch

Reuters: COLOGNE, Germany (Reuters) – Germany and the Netherlands could deepen missile defense ties in the coming years to strengthen NATO defenses, a German general told Reuters, at a time of growing tensions with Russia. Defense ministers from both countries will emphasize the growing importance of their military ties at a Dutch base on April… read more

March 30, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Top US official in Ankara to present Washington’s Patriot offer

Daily Sabah: U.S. Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Tina Kaidanow, who heads the Bureau of Political-Military Affairs at the U.S. State Department, arrived in Ankara yesterday to present Washington’s offer on the purchase of Patriot missile systems. The senior U.S. official has reportedly landed in the Turkish capital with her hands full as the U.S. administration… read more

March 29, 2018 | Missile Defense News

MILITARY REPORT: Defense contractor gives missile radar update

Webcenter 11: FAIRBANKS, Alaska – Yesterday members of the Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce learned about a new initiative heading to Clear Air Force Base. In this week’s ‘Military Report’, we hear from Director of Business Development from Lockheed Martin, Richard Hagy on this new project. Richard Hagy; Director of Businesses Development, Lockheed Martin>>: “This is… read more

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