Missile Defense News

January 25, 2019 | Missile Defense News

Where Would India Fit in a Missile Defense Partnership in the Indo-Pacific?

The Diplomat: Last week, U.S. President Donald Trump announced the 2019 Missile Defense Review (MDR), outlining the rapidly evolving threats and the U.S. measures and capabilities that are required to protect the homeland, bases abroad and U.S. allies and partners around the world. The document, the latest among a series of strategy documents released under… read more

January 25, 2019 | Missile Defense News

Pentagon Says Its $180 Billion Missile Defense System Has Improved

Bloomberg: The Pentagon continues to make progress in showing that its $180 billion network of ground- and sea-based missile interceptors, sensors and communications links could defend the U.S. from a limited North Korean or Iranian attack, according to the military’s testing office. The system “has demonstrated capability” to protect the American mainland or troops abroad… read more

January 25, 2019 | Missile Defense News

U.S. 704th Test Group successfully leads directed energy experimentation campaign

Army Technology: After the success of the first range experiment of the Directed Energy Experimentation Campaign at White Sands Missile Range, in October 2018, the 704th Test Group’s Directed Energy Combined Test Force is now planning future experiments in support of the campaign. The Air Force Strategic Development Planning and Experimentation office at Wright-Patterson Air… read more

January 24, 2019 | Missile Defense News

US May Shift Missile Defense Focus To Russia, China

Newsy: The U.S. ballistic missile defense program has traditionally been focused on stopping nuclear weapons from smaller states like North Korea. That might be about to change. The 2019 Missile Defense Review, mandated by Congress back in 2016, explicitly considers Russia and China among the nuclear-armed adversaries missile defense is aimed at deterring attacks from.… read more

January 24, 2019 | Missile Defense News

F-35 to get missile defense mission

The Washington Times: The Pentagon’s new missile defense strategy unveiled last week reveals plans to deploy an advanced anti-missile interceptor on the new F-35 jet that can be used to shoot down intercontinental ballistic missiles. The new SM-3 Block IIA interceptor, originally intended for use from Aegis missile defense ships, will be used as a… read more

January 23, 2019 | Missile Defense News

Rogers: Missile Defense Review ‘vital’ to national defense

Yellow Hammer News: After President Donald Trump announced the release of the Missile Defense Review (MDR) from the Pentagon Thursday, Congressman Mike Rogers (AL-3) released a statement saying the MDR “lays out smart and strategic policies” vital to national defense. “Missile defense is vital to securing our homeland, our forces abroad and our allies, and… read more

January 22, 2019 | Missile Defense News

Israel and US test Arrow 3 ballistic missile interceptors

The Defense Post: The Israeli and U.S. defense ministries said Tuesday, January 22 they had successfully tested ballistic missile interceptors deployed at Israeli airbases. The tests came a day after the latest deadly exchange of fire between Israel and Iranian forces operating in Syria. The Arrow 3 interceptor system, designed to shoot down missiles above the atmosphere,… read more

January 22, 2019 | Missile Defense News

Next steps for the Pentagon’s new space sensors for missile defense

Space News: The Pentagon studied the problem for years and concluded that sensors in space are the only solution to defend the United States from Russian and Chinese hypersonic weapons. The Space Sensor Layer was one of the headlines from last week’s release of the 2019 Missile Defense Review, the first update to the nation’s… read more

January 22, 2019 | Missile Defense News

The Military Wants to Use F-35s to Shoot Down Nuclear Missiles

Futurism: The Pentagon recently announced that the F-35, the stealth fighter plane that President Trump seems to think is literally invisible, may soon be equipped with new weapons specifically intended to take down nuclear missiles. As described in the Pentagon’s official Missile Defense Review from last Thursday, The anti-nuke F-35s would join other measures designed to… read more

January 21, 2019 | Missile Defense News

Can South Korea’s New Aegis Destroyers Shoot Down North Korean Missiles?

The National Interest: South Korea is building new Aegis destroyers that could be used to shoot down North Korean ballistic missiles. The Defense Acquisition Program Administration, or DAPA, approved the Korea Destroyer Next Generation project. The initial goal is to locally develop the destroyer by the late 2020s, with an initial budget of $1.6 billion.… read more

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