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September 5, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Cruz: U.S. response requires greater missile defense

Politico: Sen. Ted Cruz says the U.S. should invest more in its missile defenses and technology in response to escalating tensions with North Korea over its nuclear weapons program. “Missile interception technology has increased dramatically, and the next arena where this is going to play out is in space,” Cruz said Sunday on ABC’s “This… read more

September 5, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Japan Air Self-Defense Force joins US Marine Corps for Patriot missile defense testing

Homeland Preparedness News: In a unique opportunity for the Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF), members of the 2nd Air Defense Missile Group were invited to Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Iwakuni for Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) deployment training this week. “We conduct many exercises with our partners in the Japan Self-Defense Forces,” Lt. Col. Robert… read more

September 5, 2017 | Missile Defense News | Uncategorized

Royal Navy tests new missile defense system on Japan-bound ship amid rising nuclear tensions with North Korea

Mirror: The Royal Navy has been testing its new air missile defence system on a boat headed for Japan as tensions with North Korea continue to escalate. Images and footage show the Sea Ceptor missiles being fired from HMS Argyll, a Type 23 frigate, off the coast of Scotland. The tests have been carried out… read more

September 5, 2017 | Missile Defense News

U.S. Missile Defense Agency Could Shake Up Management Of GMD Intercept

Aviation Week: Boeing is pushing back against the Missile Defense Agency’s (MDA) plan to assume management of the Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) weapon system. The company has been the go-to prime contractor for development, production, fielding, sustainment and operational support of the nation’s largest, multi-billion dollar missile interceptor complex since 2001. Read the full article… read more

September 1, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Jacobs (JEC) Awarded $4.6B IRES Deal by U.S. Defense Unit

Nasdaq: Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. JEC recently secured a prestigious indefinite quantity, indefinite delivery contract from the U.S. Missile Defense Agency. The contract is an Integrated Research & Development for Enterprise Solutions (“IRES”) follow-on deal, with a maximum value of $4.6 billion. On a month-to-date basis, Jacobs’ shares yielded a return of nearly 1%, as… read more

September 1, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Air Force, Army seek upgrades at sites in Turkey

Stars and Stripes: STUTTGART, Germany — The United States wants to spend more than $30 million to upgrade military facilities in Turkey, including the strategic Incirlik Air Base and a discrete outpost used by soldiers operating quietly along NATO’s southern flank. The U.S. Air Force is seeking about $26 million to build new dormitory for… read more

September 1, 2017 | Missile Defense News

North Korea missile launches: Inside the US missile shield defense system

News.com: AT first glance it may seem that not a lot goes on here. The remote Alaskan wilderness is better known for its natural beauty than as a key location for military planning. But deep underground, this remote and sparse US military base is busier than it appears. Fort Greely — located more than 500km… read more

August 31, 2017 | Missile Defense News

U.S., South Korean and Japanese warplanes carry out show of force against North Korea

USA Today: U.S., Japanese and South Korean warplanes carried out a show of force against North Korea, as Russia warned the United States that new sanctions against the reclusive nation would be “dangerous.” Two U.S. B-1B supersonic bombers from Andersen Air Force Base in Guam and four U.S. F-35 stealth fighter jets from the Marine… read more

August 31, 2017 | Missile Defense News

6 US Missile Defense Test Hits and a Miss

Newsmax: The U.S. carried out a successful missile defense test off the Hawaiian coast on Wednesday morning in the midst of heightened tensions with North Korea, but an official said the test was in the planning for “a long time,” CNN reported. The Standard Missile-6 intercepted another missile fired by the USS John Paul Jones… read more

August 31, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Defense chiefs of S.Korea, U.S. condemn DPRK’s missile launch in bilateral talks

Xinhua News: SEOUL, Aug. 31 (Xinhua) — Defense chiefs of South Korea and the United States condemned the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK)’s recent missile launches during the bilateral talks in Washington, Seoul’s defense ministry said Thursday. South Korean Defense Minister Song Young-moo visited Washington to hold talks with his U.S. counterpart James Mattis… read more

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