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September 20, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Japan could use Aegis Ashore system to shoot down Guam-bound missiles, official says

Stars and Stripes: TOKYO — Japan will legally be able to use planned Aegis Ashore systems to intercept North Korean missiles launched toward Guam, a top government official said this week. A pacifist constitution bans Japan from stepping in to defend other nations unless it was also being attacked; however, security legislation passed in 2015… read more

September 20, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Missile defense system upgrade meets Soldier’s urgent need

Redstone Rocket: The Cruise Missile Defense Systems Project Office, in conjunction with the Armament Research and Development Engineering Center, has completed testing on a new Proximity Fuze warhead for the Stinger missile, which will lead to fielding under an urgent materiel release. With the test flights completed, the new configuration will be authorized for fielding… read more

September 20, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Saudi Arabia shoots down ballistic missile fired by Houthi militia toward Jazan

Arab News: RIYADH: Saudi Arabia air defense forces have intercepted and shot down a ballistic missile fired by Houthi militia toward the city of Jazan. According to a statement from Arab coalition spokesman Col. Turki Al-Maliki, the air defense forces were able to intercept and destroy the missile, which was launched to target civilian areas in… read more

September 20, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Sullivan takes over key military subcommittee with eye on Alaska

KTUU: WASHINGTON (Gray DC) – Alaska’s military communities now have a key advocate on Capitol Hill. Sen. Dan Sullivan, R-Alaska, is taking over an important Senate subcommittee that keeps an eye on bases and personnel. The senator says he has his sights set on bolstering the Last Frontier. Sullivan says his new post, as the… read more

September 20, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Toward a cost-effective ballistic missile defense

The Washington Times: With North Korea’s and Iran’s nuclear missiles and Russia-China collusion, the United States needs a credible, practical, cost-effective ballistic missile defense (BMD). A space-based interceptor (SBI) system would best achieve this objective, though others say it is too expensive. The Pentagon’s top engineer Michael Griffin says he doesn’t understand why, since 1,000… read more

September 19, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Japanese Destroyer Just Shot Down a Simulated Ballistic Missile

Popular Mechanics: A Japanese destroyer shot down a simulated ballistic missile in a test off the coast of Hawaii last week. The test on September 11 test involved the destroyer Atago using its American-made Aegis Combat System and SM-3 missile interceptors to shoot down a stand-in for an incoming missile. The joint U.S-Japan test involved… read more

September 18, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Congress wants new plans from Army on its indirect fire protection suite development

Defense News: WASHINGTON — The Army has changed its acquisition plan for its Indirect Fire Protection Capability — designed to defend against rockets, artillery, and mortars as well as cruise missiles and drones — in a variety of ways and before Congress hands over dollars for the program, it wants more details on how the… read more

September 18, 2018 | Missile Defense News

The US Navy is going to need a bigger boat, and it’s getting ready to buy one

Defense News: WASHINGTON — The U.S. surface Navy is moving rapidly toward buying a new large surface ship that will replace the aging cruisers, a ship that Navy leaders and experts say will need to be spacious to accommodate future upgrades and weapon systems. The office of the Chief of Naval Operations Director of Surface… read more

September 18, 2018 | Missile Defense News

NATO stuck in the middle of a messy, multi-billion dollar weapon sale between Turkey, Russia and the US

CNBC: WASHINGTON — NATO, the world’s most powerful military alliance, is stuck in the middle of tricky weapons sale between Russia and Turkey and the United States. Last year, Ankara signed an agreement with Moscow for S-400 missiles, a deal reportedly worth $2.5 billion. All the while, Turkey has helped finance America’s most expensive weapons… read more

September 17, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Defense giants bet big on small satellites

Washington Post: Major U.S. defense contractors are working to reinvent their satellite businesses to include satellites no larger than a microwave oven, as they try to keep pace with a new crop of commercial technology companies leading a wave of disruption in the space industry… Read full post.… read more

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