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November 13, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Bath Iron Works starts construction of USS Patrick Gallagher

UPI: Nov. 12 (UPI) — Construction of DDG 127, to be christened the USS Patrick Gallagher, has started at General Dynamics Bath Iron Works shipyard located in Maine. U.S. Senator Susan Collins, R-Maine, made the initial cut to the first steel plate for the ship during a ceremony Friday in the BIW fabrication shop, which… read more

November 13, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Decades after ‘Star Wars,’ Pentagon looks back to the future on missile defense

Washington Post: More than three decades ago, Michael D. Griffin was at the center of the military’s “Star Wars” initiative, working to realize President Ronald Reagan’s dream of shielding the United States from Soviet missiles like “a roof protects a family from rain.” Now the 69-year-old scientist is back at the Pentagon as its top… read more

November 9, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Raytheon Gets $73M Modification on Missile Guidance Electronics Tech Contract

Executive Biz: Raytheon has received a $72.8M contract modification to perform integration, test and qualification work on an updated guidance electronics unit for the Missile Defense Agency. The Defense Department said Thursday the company’s missile systems business has entered into the third phase of GEU procurement efforts as part of the Standard Missile-3 Block IIAprogram. The modification brings the contract’s total… read more

November 9, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Avenger and Sentinel Advanced Gunnery validates SHORAD capabilities on the Korean Peninsula

DVIDS: The “Silent Archers” of Echo Battery, 6-52 Air and Missile Defense Battalion, attached to 2nd Battalion, 1st Air Defense Artillery Regiment, 35th ADA Brigade, conducted Advanced Gunnery in October 2018 in conjunction with the 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, Air Defense and Airspace Management (ADAM) Cell on the Digital Multipurpose Range (DMPTR)… read more

November 8, 2018 | Missile Defense News

DARPA seeks to counter enemy hypersonic threats

Military Aerospace: ARLINGTON, Va. – U.S. military researchers are kicking off a project to develop enabling technologies to counter the growing threat of enemy hypersonic missiles and aircraft. Officials of the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) in Arlington, Va., issued a broad agency announcement on Tuesday for the Glide Breaker program to counter… read more

November 7, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Don’t dumb down this US Army radar

Defense News: Press reports and statements from U.S. Army leadership suggest that omnidirectional capability for the Lower Tier Air and Missile Defense Sensor, or LTAMDS, may be slipping away as the threshold requirement it deserves to be. Air defenders and joint forces under their protection should hope this doesn’t happen. While unveiling the Army’s six… read more

November 6, 2018 | Missile Defense News

BAE to receive $45.9M for Mk 41 Vertical Launch System engineering

UPI: Nov. 5 (UPI) — The U.S. Navy has awarded BAE Systems Land & Armaments $45.9 million for mechanical design and engineering services for the MK41 Vertical Launch System aboard two classes of vessel for the United States, as well as allied navies. The services to be provided under the contract, announced Friday by the… read more

November 6, 2018 | Missile Defense News

RAN’s HMAS Hobart tests communications capability with USS John Finn

Naval Technology: The Royal Australian Navy’s (RAN) first Hobart-class guided-missile destroyer HMAS Hobart has tested communications capabilities with the US Navy for the first time.Carried out in Hawaii, the test demonstrated the Australian ship’s ability to share sensor information and real-time combat system data with the US Navy. Australian Defence Minister Christopher Pyne said that… read more

November 5, 2018 | Missile Defense News

U.S. approves key step toward German missile defense deal

Reuters: BERLIN (Reuters) – The U.S. government has approved integration of the U.S. Patriot PAC-3 MSE missile into a next-generation German missile defense system, a spokesman said on Friday, a key step toward completion of a long-delayed multibillion-dollar arms sale. The decision followed high-level talks by German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen and U.S.… read more

November 2, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Coalition intercepts, destroys Houthi missile launched toward Saudi’s Najran

Al Arabiya News: The Arab coalition air defense intercepted and destroyed a Houthi ballistic missile launched toward Najran in Saudi Arabia. The spokesman of the Arab coalition forces, Colonel Turki al-Maliki, said that at exactly (06:17 Saudi local time) Friday, the coalition’s air defense spotted the launch of a ballistic missile- by the Houthi pro-Iranian… read more

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