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February 9, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Coming DOD missile defense assessment drops focus on ‘ballistic’ from title

Insider Defense: The Defense Department is dropping the “ballistic” from the Ballistic Missile Defense Review President Trump asked for last year, a change that reflects the assessment — set to be released soon — aims to provide a new policy, strategy and architecture blueprint accounting for a wider array of threats than one released in… read more

February 8, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Lockheed Martin Wins $524M Deal for PAC-3 Missile Program

Nasdaq: Lockheed Martin Corp . LMT recently secured a $524-million modification contract for Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) missiles, under the domestic and foreign military sales program. Per the deal, the company will delivery PAC-3 enhancement missiles, reduction initiative missiles and associate ground support equipment to the United States, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Romania. The contract… read more

February 8, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Germany Building More Ships to Boost Israeli Maritime Missile Shield – IDF

Sputnik News: TEL AVIV (Sputnik) – Germany is building four ships to add to Israel’s sea-based missile shield called Iron Dome, according to a spokesperson for the Israel Defense Forces. “A ceremony which marked the construction initiation of the Saar 6 Class Corvettes was held in Kiel, Germany. Four Saar 6 Class Corvettes will be… read more

February 8, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Military ‘bolstering’ defense of Guam against NKorea missile

The Guam Daily: The Department of Defense is “bolstering” multi-layered capabilities to defend Guam from the threat of a missile attack by North Korea. “We will continue bolstering them to keep pace of the threat out of North Korea,” said Secretary of Defense James Mattis, when he appeared before the House Armed Services Committee on… read more

February 8, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Turkish “iron dome” missile defence proposed

Ahval News: A plan to create a missile defence system in Turkey’s southeast has been proposed at Turkey’s top defence procurement panel, Burak Ege Bekdil reports for the Defense News website. The project bears similarities to Israel’s “Iron Dome” system The defence system, to be called “Golden Cage”, is designed to shoot down enemy rockets… read more

February 8, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Inhofe says nation needs to bolster missile defense

McAlester News: U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe has not wavered in his strong opposition to another round of military base closures or realignments by BRAC, the Base Realignment and Closure Commission — especially with threats from North Korea and others. Far from reducing its military, Inhofe thinks the U.S. needs to bolster its missile defense mechanisms… read more

February 7, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Pence says U.S. to announce new, tough sanctions on North Korea

Reuters: TOKYO (Reuters) – U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said on Wednesday that Washington would soon announce new, tough sanctions to persuade North Korea to abandon its nuclear and missile programs, calling it the planet’s “most tyrannical and oppressive regime”. Speaking in Tokyo on his way to the Winter Olympics in South Korea, Pence promised… read more

February 6, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Finland seeks $730 million in naval weapons from US

Defense News: WASHINGTON – The U.S. State Department has cleared a pair of first-time missile sales for Finland’s navy that could top $730 million in total. The announcement comes as Finland, concerned with actions from neighboring Russia, is looking to increase its defense spending. While not a NATO member, Finland has made moves to increase… read more

February 6, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Special forces, allies to benefit from Denmark’s defense spending deal

Defense News: Denmark has reached a landmark cross-party political deal that will reset the country’s defense infrastructure and lift military spending to record levels. The deal was negotiated as part of the new defense agreement for 2018–2023. Significantly, the agreement advances Denmark’s goal to raise spending on its military to 2 percent of gross domestic… read more

February 5, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Amid Rising Tensions, US Troops In Israel For Missile Defense Drill

Jerusalem Post: With tensions high on both the northern and southern fronts, US troops are in Israel and have deployed anti-missile defense systems across the country ahead of the biennial Juniper Cobra military exercise. The large-scale, five-day drill will simulate a massive missile attack on Israel from both fronts and will be led by the Israel… read more

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