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January 21, 2019 | Missile Defense News

Iwaya visits U.S. Aegis Ashore test site

The Japan News: KAUAI ISLAND, Hawaii — Defense Minister Takeshi Iwaya visited on Friday a U.S. Defense Department facility on Kauai island, Hawaii, used to test the effectiveness of the Aegis Ashore land-based missile interception system. Iwaya met with senior U.S. Missile Defense Agency officials and received an explanation of the missile system’s functionality. Aegis… read more

January 21, 2019 | Missile Defense News

Russia Says Israel Behind Thwarted Attack Targeting Airport in Damascus

Russia on Sunday claimed that Israel was behind an attack thwarted by the Syrian military earlier in the day, which targeted an airport in southeast Damascus. The Israeli military said that missile fired toward the northern Golan Heights were intercepted by the Iron Dome missile defense system. The missile was fired shortly after Syrian state… read more

January 18, 2019 | Missile Defense News

Fort Hood unit holds color casing ceremony for upcoming Qatar deployment

tdtnews: FORT HOOD — The headquarters element of Fort Hood’s 69th Air Defense Artillery Brigade, around 80 soldiers, is deploying to Qatar for nine months. The brigade’s Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, including brigade commander Col. Curtis King, held a color-casing ceremony outside its headquarters building Thursday, signifying the start of the deployment. “This ceremony is… read more

January 18, 2019 | Missile Defense News

Leaders to Press Defense for Decision on Missile Site

Business Journal: YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Local and federal officials said Thursday they will keep promoting the Camp James A. Garfield Joint Military Training Center for a third continental missile interceptor site. The U.S. Department of Defense yesterday released its long-awaited 2019 Missile Defense Review, which outlines the threat environment and “describes the policies, strategies and… read more

January 18, 2019 | Missile Defense News

Rheinmetall to supply HX heavy trucks for Swedish Army Patriot system

Army Technology: The Swedish procurement authority FMV has placed an order with Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles (RMMV) for high-mobility trucks from its HX series. The double-digit million-euro deal will see the supply of 40 trucks that will be used for transporting the Swedish Army’s Patriot air defence systems manufactured by Rheinmetall’s partner Raytheon. Raytheon and Rheinmetall… read more

January 17, 2019 | Missile Defense News

Space-based interceptors and drones with lasers: the Pentagon’s Missile Defense Review wish-list revealed

Defense News: WASHINGTON — The long-delayed Missile Defense Review, which will be formally introduced by President Donald Trump at the Pentagon Thursday, will call for research and investments to ensure America’s security for the next several decades: laser technology, the F-35 as an ICBM killer, and potentially putting interceptors in space. Trump will roll out… read more

January 17, 2019 | Missile Defense News

US army eyes $373 million purchase of Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system

i24 News: The US army has asked Congress to approve $373 million to purchase two of Israel’s successful Iron Dome missile interception batteries, the American defense website Inside Defense reported Wednesday. If approved, the sale would mark the first time Israel has sold a complete weapons system to the US, which rarely purchases weapons from… read more

January 16, 2019 | Missile Defense News

US weighs new ways to detect and track enemy missiles

Economic Times: WASHINGTON: The Trump administration is considering ways to expand U.S. homeland and overseas defenses against a potential missile attack, possibly adding a layer of satellites in space to detect and track hostile targets. Details on how far the administration intends to press this in a largely supportive Congress are expected to be revealed… read more

January 14, 2019 | Missile Defense News

What to look for in the upcoming Missile Defense Review

Defense News: WASHINGTON — The Pentagon’s Missile Defense Review is in the final stages of pre-release, sources tell Defense News, after more than a year of release delays. The review, a congressionally mandated document looking at the status of America’s missile defense capabilities, could be unveiled as soon as the next week, although it has… read more

January 10, 2019 | Missile Defense News

US buys more Israeli defense systems to protect tanks, APCs

Times of Israel: The US military awarded a nearly $80 million contract for the purchase of an Israeli-developed missile defense system to protect tanks and armored personnel carriers, after reaching a similar $200 million deal this past summer, the Rafael Advanced Defense Systems contractor announced Wednesday. The United States is expected to pay another $120… read more

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