Missile Defense News

July 7, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Poland signs memo with US outlining road map to buy Patriot, but no done deal yet

Defense News: WASHINGTON — Poland announced a two-phased plan to buy a missile defense system from the U.S. in a memorandum of intent that makes political headway but is no closer to minting an actual deal than it was earlier this year when the country said it would buy Patriot missile defense systems by the… read more

July 6, 2017 | Missile Defense News

North Korea ICBM test: Alaska, Hawaii pols demand better missile defense

Fox News: Lawmakers in Alaska and Hawaii are doubling down on calls for improved U.S. defenses after North Korea test-fired an intercontinental ballistic missile that experts say could hit Alaska. Tuesday’s ICBM launch was North Korea’s most successful yet, spurring an emergency U.N. Security Council session on Wednesday where U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki… read more

July 6, 2017 | Missile Defense News

This is how US ships defeat missiles without firing a shot

We Are The Mighty: When the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mason (DDG 87) came under attack multiple times in October 2016, the ship was able in at least one instance to use its defenses to shoot down the incoming Noor anti-ship missiles. But there are times when a ship can’t shoot down the missiles… read more

July 5, 2017 | Missile Defense News

TURKEY TO WORK WITH FRANCE, ITALY ON NATIONAL MISSILE DEFENSE SYSTEM

The Jerusalem Post: ANKARA – Turkey will cooperate with France and Italy on developing a national missile defense system project, Turkish Defense Minister Fikri Isik said on Tuesday, saying the focus was on development of the systems rather than purchasing. “We will meet our immediate demands by buying the S-400 systems, and develop our own… read more

July 5, 2017 | Missile Defense News

A look at the US defense capabilities to handle threat of North Korean missile

ABCNews: A U.S. official confirmed today that North Korea has launched a two-stage intercontinental ballistic missile. This is the first successfully test-fired ICBM for North Korea, which has been attempting to build a missile that can reach the U.S. mainland. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said in March that “all options are on the table”… read more

June 30, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Huntington Ingalls Industries Awarded First Flight III Arleigh Burke Destroyer

USNI News: Huntington Ingalls Industries won an award to build the first of a new configuration of Arleigh Burke guided missile destroyers, according to a Tuesday Pentagon contract announcement. HII’s Mississippi Ingalls Shipbuilding is now set to construct the first Flight III DDG that will be built around an air search radar that promises to… read more

June 29, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Missile defense creates role for aircraft with U-2 performance

FlightGlobal: A missile defence role is emerging after 2023 for an unmanned air system (UAS) with the payload and range capability of today’s manned Lockheed Martin U-2S. The US Missile Defense Agency has released specifications for its next top priority: a high-altitude, long-endurance UAS that uses a high-energy laser weapon to shoot down ballistic missiles… read more

June 29, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Plan for missile defense shield in Ravenna moves forward

Twinsburg Bulletin: COLUMBUS — A lawmaker panel made quick work of a resolution urging federal officials to base a planned missile defense shield in northeastern Ohio, moving Senate Concurrent Resolution 8 on its first hearing and recommending passage by the full chamber. The action of the Senate’s Local Government, Public Safety and Veterans Affairs Committee… read more

June 29, 2017 | Missile Defense News

China’s newest destroyer seen as challenge to Asia rivals

CNN: China launched its newest warship on Wednesday, a large guided-missile destroyer touted as the latest in naval technology and seen as a challenge to naval rivals in Asia. The ship, dubbed the Type 055 class, represents a big step in the country’s military modernization, Chinese government websites pointed out. “It is the symbol of… read more

June 29, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Korea to modernize air defense warning system

Korea Herald: South Korea has developed a cutting-edge air defense early warning, command and control system using digital communications technology, the country’s arms procurement agency said Thursday. The Command Control and Alert, or C2A, system will enter service in 2019 at local military units, according to the Defense Acquisition Program Administration. It has teamed up… read more

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