Missile Defense News

March 29, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Army details timeline for Short Range Air Defense system contract and prototype

Defense News: HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — The U.S. Army plans to be fully under contract for mission equipment packages to transform its Stryker combat vehicles into maneuverable Short Range Air Defense, or SHORAD, systems by August with prototypes expected the following spring. The timeline was detailed during an interview with Col. Chuck Worshim, project manager for… read more

March 28, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Raytheon’s new Patriot missile software is more first-person shooter, less ‘Pong’

Defense News: HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Air and missile defense is one of the U.S. Army’s six modernization priorities, per the mandate of the forthcoming Army Futures Command. The Patriot missile will figure into that modernization, of course, so its creator is working to update both the hardware and software that goes along with it. That includes… read more

March 28, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Poland, United States sign $4.75 billion deal on Patriot missiles

Reuters: WARSAW (Reuters) – Poland signed the largest weapons procurement deal in its history on Wednesday, agreeing with the United States to buy Raytheon Co’s Patriot missile defense system for $4.75 billion as it modernizes its forces to face a bolder Russia. “It is an extraordinary, historic moment; it is Poland’s introduction into a whole… read more

March 28, 2018 | Missile Defense News

US Patriot ballistic missile defence system may have ‘failed’ over Saudi Arabia

News.com.au SEVEN ballistic missiles were lobbed at Saudi Arabia on Monday. They were launched from Yemen by the Iran-backed Houthi rebel group. According to Saudi Press authorities, all were shot down. But some defence analysts aren’t’ so certain. A torrent of videos and photos streamed out of the capital, Riyadh, immediately after the attack. They… read more

March 27, 2018 | Missile Defense News

A rare look inside America’s underground nuclear missile defense system

ABC 15 Arizona: CHEYENNE, Wyoming — On a windswept road, seemingly in the middle of nowhere, members of 90th Missile Wing from Francis E. Warren Air Force Base are stationed at one of the critical locales to our nation’s defense system. The only marker is a nondescript, square Air Force building tucked away in the… read more

March 27, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Raytheon Lower Tier Air & Missile Defense Sensor solution completes program review

PR Newswire: TEWKSBURY, Mass., March 27, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) completed a program and technical review for the Lower Tier Air and Missile Defense Sensor, or LTAMDS, with the U.S. Army. Having led the development of advanced radar technologies for more than 50 years, Raytheon’s solution is uniquely prepared to meet the… read more

March 27, 2018 | Missile Defense News

US and Experts Dismiss Lavrov claim that Japan’s Missile Defense Infringes on Russian Security

Polygraph.info: During his press conference in Tokyo on March 21, Lavrov said Japan’s decision to deploy U.S.-made missile defense systems infringes on Russia’s security. He accused Japan of actively deploying elements of the U.S. global missile defense system. Japan plans to deploy the Aegis Ashore systems to protect itself from attacks by North Korea, which… read more

March 27, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Raytheon Wins $523M AMRAAM Modification Deal From Air Force

Nasdaq: Raytheon Company ‘s RTN Missile Systems business segment recently won a modification contract for production of Advanced Medium Range Air to Air Missile’s (AMRAAM) 31 st Lot. Work related to the deal is scheduled to be over by Jan 31, 2021. Valued at $523.1 million, the contract was awarded by the Air Force Life… read more

March 26, 2018 | Missile Defense News

USS Ralph Johnson Commissioned Saturday in Charleston, S.C.

USNI News: The Navy commissioned the guided-missile destroyer USS Ralph Johnson (DDG-114) at a ceremony in Charleston, S.C., Saturday. Ralph Johnson is the second Arleigh Burke-class destroyer built by Huntington Ingalls Industries in Pascagoula, Miss., since the Navy decided to restart the DDG-51 production line in 2008. The first of the restart DDG-51 guided-missile destroyers, USS John Finn (DDG-113),… read more

March 26, 2018 | Missile Defense News

U.S. pledges record $705 million in missile defense aid to Israel

Jerusalem Post: “I thank our great friend the United States, which has invested $6.5 billion to defend the skies of the State of Israel. We are grateful for the assistance.” The United States Congress has dramatically increased its budget for the Israeli missile defense programs to by $148 million to include Iron Dome and Arrow… read more

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