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March 10, 2017 | Missile Defense News

U.S. reaffirms alliance with South Korea, THAAD deployment

UPI: The U.S. State Department reaffirmed the bilateral alliance with Seoul in the wake of a South Korea court decision to remove President Park Geun-hye from power, Yonhap reported Friday. The statement was made as the U.S. House of Representatives gathered 93 signatures for a proposal condemning North Korea’s development of intercontinental ballistic missiles and… read more

March 8, 2017 | Missile Defense News

More delays for German air defense system buy

Defense News: Göttingen – Germany will not conclude a contract for the procurement of the air defense system pitched by Lockheed Martin, MBDA Deutschland and Italy’s Leonardo before the September elections, the Ministry of Defence today informed members of German Parliament’s Defense Committee. Originally, the TLVS program to develop the Medium Extended Air Defense System, or MEADS, in… read more

March 7, 2017 | Missile Defense News

THAAD 101: The Ultimate Guide to the Missile Defense System China and North Korea Hate

The National Interest: “THAAD is the right solution today for improving ballistic-missile defense capabilities and architectures around the globe. THAAD’s unique endo & exo capability adds an essential layer of defense against current and emerging missile threats. THAAD complements existing ballistic-missile defenses by closing the battlespace gap between endo-only PAC-3 and exo-only Aegis BMD. THAAD is interoperable with all BMDS systems. As potential adversaries have continued to increase ballistic-missile inventories, THAAD provides an exceptional capability to defend against mass… read more

March 7, 2017 | Missile Defense News

U.S. Sends First Parts Of THAAD Missile Defense System To South Korea

NPR: Citing the threat posed by North Korean missiles, the U.S. military has sent the first elements of its Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system to South Korea. China has opposed the move, which has also drawn mixed reactions in South Korea. The shipment landed in the night of March 6, with a C-17… read more

March 2, 2017 | Missile Defense News

US reaffirms missile-defense plans as joint war games begin in S. Korea

Stars and Stripes: SEOUL, South Korea — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis vowed to defeat any attack on the United States or its allies as Washington and Seoul kicked off annual war games that are a major source of tension with the North. Foal Eagle — a field-training exercise involving ground, air, naval and special operations… read more

March 1, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Build Limited Missile Defenses Against Russian, Chinese Strikes: Experts

Breaking Defense: WASHINGTON: It’s time to build up missile defenses against limited attacks from Russia and China, leading experts gingerly suggest in a forthcoming study. While we can’t stop an all-out nuclear barrage, they say, we can and should reduce the temptation for Moscow or Beijing to risk a small strike. Such limited nuclear strikes… read more

March 1, 2017 | Missile Defense News

BAE Systems acquires railgun developer

C4ISR: BAE Systems has completed its acquisition of IAP Research, an electronics firm that has worked on the U.S. Navy’s Electromagnetic Railgun project, or EMRG. “This acquisition enhances both IAP Research and BAE Systems’ capabilities for the Engineering and Manufacturing Development of the Electromagnetic Railgun,” Erwin Bieber, BAE’s president for platforms and services, said in a… read more

March 1, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Kratos MRBM target supports SM-3 Block IIA intercept test

IHS Jane’s 360: Key Points The MRBM-T4E is a three-stage separating target MRBM-T4E features a Kratos Oriole solid propellant rocket motor mounted atop two tandem Mk 70 Terrier boost stage motors Kratos Defense & Security Solutions has disclosed details of the Medium Range Ballistic Missile (MRBM) target provided by the company to support the US… read more

February 27, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Raytheon awarded contract to provide the State of Qatar with Early Warning Radar System

PR Newswire: TEWKSBURY, Mass., Feb. 24, 2017 — Raytheon Co., Woburn, Massachusetts, has been awarded a $1,066,297,129 fixed-price, incentive-firm letter contract for a Qatar early warning radar system. Contractor will provide an early warning radar system that will be integrated into the Qatar integrated air and missile defense enterprise. Work will be performed at Woburn, Massachusetts,… read more

February 27, 2017 | Missile Defense News

South Korea’s Lotte approves land swap for missile defence: ministry

Reuters: The board of an affiliate of South Korea’s Lotte Group approved a land swap with the government on Monday that will enable authorities to deploy a controversial U.S. missile defence system, the defence ministry said. The government decided last year to deploy the U.S. Terminal High Altitude Area Defence (THAAD) system in response to… read more

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