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February 9, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Iron Dome intercepts three rockets from Sinai headed for Eilat

Times of Israel The Iron Dome missile defense system intercepted three rockets headed for the southern city of Eilat late Wednesday night, while a fourth fell in an open area, the army said. This fourth rocket was not shot down by the missile defense battery as it was headed towards an open field, a military… read more

February 9, 2017 | Missile Defense News

US And South Korea To Hold Missile Defense Drills

Yahoo News South Korea and the U.S. have agreed to conduct joint military exercises beginning next month in the latest effort to deter North Korea’s Kim Jong Un from launching nuclear missiles, military officials said Wednesday. U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis and his Seoul counterpart Han Min Koo agreed while meeting in Seoul last week to the military exercises. The annual event,… read more

February 8, 2017 | Missile Defense News

US Army strategy to acquire Patriot radar replacement expected soon

DefenseNews: WASHINGTON — The Army is nearing completion of an acquisition strategy to achieve a 360-degree threat detection capability for its future Integrated Air-and-Missile Defense system, according to the deputy program executive officer for Army Missiles and Space. The service has long wrestled with when and how it will replace its current air-and-missile defense system — Raytheon’s Patriot — first… read more

February 7, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Japanese and US Forces work to Strengthen Regional Security Cooperation in the Pacific

DVIDS JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR – HICKAM, Hawaii – Within the Pacific Theater of Operations, the U.S. military works with many nations to help provide regional stability and security. One example of this is the work between the Japanese Self Defense Forces and U.S. Pacific Command (PACOM) over the last year. This cooperation has helped… read more

February 7, 2017 | Missile Defense News

U.S. should expand missile defense due to North Korea, Iran: lawmaker

Reuters The United States should invest more in missile defense given missile testing by North Korea and Iran, the chairman of the House of Representatives Armed Services Committee said on Monday. The comments by Republican Representative Mac Thornberry followed new U.S. sanctions against Iran after Tehran’s recent ballistic missile tests. Washington is also concerned North… read more

February 6, 2017 | Missile Defense News

US, Japan conduct successful missile interception test

CNN: The US and Japan have passed a crucial test for missile defense, shooting down a medium-range ballistic missile with a new interceptor launched from a guided-missile destroyer. The US Missile Defense Agency announced that the USS John Paul Jones detected, tracked and took out the target ballistic missile using its onboard Aegis Missile Defense… read more

February 4, 2017 | Missile Defense News

U.S., Japan Successfully Conduct First SM-3 Block IIA Intercept Test

MDA: The U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA), the Japan Ministry of Defense (MoD), and U.S. Navy sailors aboard USS John Paul Jones (DDG 53) successfully conducted a flight test Feb. 3 (Hawaii Standard Time), resulting in the first intercept of a ballistic missile target using the Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) Block IIA off the west coast… read more

February 3, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Navy taking ownership of future USS Peralta

The Telegraph: The future USS Peralta is becoming property of the U.S. Navy. The paperwork is being completed Friday to transfer ownership of the guided-missile destroyer from Bath Iron Works, which built the ship. The Peralta is the first of the Arleigh Burke-class destroyers to be built at Bath Iron Works since the Navy ended… read more

February 2, 2017 | Missile Defense News

South Korea, U.S. agree to push missile defense system

VNE Express: South Korea and the United States on Thursday agreed to push through with the deployment of a US missile defense system strongly opposed by China, the prime minister said. Hwang Kyo-Ahn and US Defense Secretary James Mattis confirmed that the two allies will go ahead with the installation of the Terminal High Altitude… read more

February 2, 2017 | Missile Defense News

NATO Not Postponing Europe Missile Defense Talks With Ukraine – Source

Sputnik International: NATO has not postponed a single meeting on a missile defense system in Europe, including with Ukraine, a source in NATO’s headquarters in Brussels told Sputnik on Thursday. Earlier in the day, the Wall Street Journal reported that NATO was putting off planned discussions with Ukraine on the missile defense system because of the “political sensitivity” and possible… read more

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