Missile Defense News

June 4, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Northrop Grumman Wins $866 Million Radar Sensor Modification Contract

Defense World: Northrop Grumman has been awarded $866 million contract for the sustainment and modification of radar sensors, providing depot-level sustainment services and modification projects for the Ballistic Missile Early Warning systems and PAVE Phased Array Warning system radars, and the Parameter Acquisition Radar Attack Characterization system. Work is expected to be complete by May… read more

June 1, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Raytheon to invest $100M to expand Mississippi radar plant

Daily Journal: JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A defense contractor announced Thursday that it will invest $100 million at its Mississippi plant to expand its ability to make and test military radars. Raytheon Co. of Waltham, Massachusetts, said it will expand its 660-worker facility in the Mississippi town of Forest. The plan calls for adding a… read more

June 1, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Japan eyes deploying land-based Aegis missile shield in Akita

The Mainichi: AKITA, Japan (Kyodo) — The Defense Ministry said Friday it hopes to start deploying the U.S. land-based Aegis Ashore missile defense system in the city of Akita, northern Japan, with a senior official noting the need to boost the country’s missile defense capabilities amid the unpredictable situation on the Korean Peninsula. Parliamentary Vice… read more

June 1, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Kaena Point ridge could see new missile defense radar

Honolulu Star Adviser: A sophisticated radar to track North Korean missiles and better protect Hawaii might join the Kaena Point satellite tracking facility atop Kuaokala Ridge, whose antenna domes are a mountaintop landmark. The U.S. Missile Defense Agency plans to prepare an environmental impact statement that looks at Kaena Point and Kahuku Training Area for… read more

June 1, 2018 | Missile Defense News

U.S. Missile Defense Seen Gaining Against Threat of Kim’s ICBMs

Bloomberg: (Bloomberg) — The U.S. network of ground-based interceptors intended to defend against an intercontinental ballistic missile fired from North Korea “achieved a number of major accomplishments” in 2017, according to the General Accountability Office. The system managed by Boeing Co. conducted its first successful flight test of an improved interceptor last year “when it… read more

May 31, 2018 | Missile Defense News

US Navy destroyer USS The Sullivans launches SM-2 missile

Naval Technology: The US Navy has launched a standard missile (SM-2) in the Virginia Capes operating area from on-board its Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS The Sullivans (DDG 68). The missile launch targeted a BQM-74E air-launched drone and displayed the destroyer’s ability to defend and protect the ship against a close-in aerial attack. In… read more

May 31, 2018 | Missile Defense News

GAO report on missile defense

Inside Defense: The May 30, 3018 Government Accountability Office report on the $180 billion Ballistic Missile Defense System found that while MDA continues to deliver missile defense assets to the military services, some system-level capabilities, including some discrimination and cyber defense enhancements, “were delayed and delivered with performance limitations.” Read the full article… read more

May 31, 2018 | Missile Defense News

GAO: MDA balks at Army request for additional $10B to meet THAAD requirement

Inside Defense: The Missile Defense Agency’s program of record for the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system is $10 billion short of what the Army says it needs to defend troops around the world, a sore point that foiled negotiations last year between MDA and the Army over transferring responsibility for THAAD to the service.… read more

May 30, 2018 | Missile Defense News

DOD leaders give Raytheon provisional green light for SM-3 Block II build

Inside Defense: Defense Department leaders have granted Raytheon a potential major contract boost along with a provisional green light to continue manufacturing the newest variant of the Aegis ballistic missile defense interceptor — the Standard Missile-3 Block IIA which failed during its most recent flight test in January — in order to keep the production… read more

May 30, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Army S&T Money Focused on ‘Big Six’ Priorities

National Defense: The bulk of the Army’s science and technology investments over the next five years are slated to support its “big six” modernization priorities, as the service aims to acquire new high-tech equipment in preparation for potential conflicts with peer competitors. “We’re going through a lot of change,” Michael Holthe, director of lethality in… read more

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