Missile Defense News

August 1, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Report to Congress on Navy Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense

USNI News: The Aegis ballistic missile defense (BMD) program, which is carried out by the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) and the Navy, gives Navy Aegis cruisers and destroyers a capability for conducting BMD operations. Under the FY2019 budget submission, the number of BMD-capable Aegis ships is scheduled to be 41 at the end of FY2019… read more

July 31, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Army trains with Avenger air defense system during RIMPAC

Army Weekly: PACIFIC MISSILE RANGE FACILITY BARKING SANDS, Hawaii — An air and missile defense crewmember with the 35th Air Defense Artillery Brigade, prepares a remote control apparatus for the AN/TWQ-1 Avenger air defense system, during RIMPAC 2018 at Pacific Missile Range Facility Barking Sands Hawaii, July 24. Twenty-five nations, 46 ships, five submarines, and… read more

July 31, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Japan’s New Super-Sized Destroyer Will Help Defend Against Ballistic Missiles And More

The Drive: Japan Marine United, or JMU, has launched the first example of a new subclass of guided missile destroyers for the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force, which will significantly boost the country’s ballistic missile defense capabilities, particularly with regards to North Korea. At the same time, though, the ship will enhance Japan’s ability to defend… read more

July 31, 2018 | Missile Defense News

US Congress Pushes Ballistic Missile Defense Program Based on Laser-Armed Drones

Sputnik News: Despite receiving a record-high $11.5 billion budget in 2018, the US Missile Defense Agency is poised to receive an extra $50 million in 2019 for a missile defense program that it did not ask Congress to fund: one that would mount lasers on drones. Congress is set to allocate $50 million for the… read more

July 30, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Like Washington and Moscow: India to Set Up Missile Shield Around Delhi

Sputnik News: Taking a cue from superpowers Russia and the United States, other countries are mulling similar advanced air defense systems to protect their big cities. India is working on a missile shield around its capital Delhi to make it immune to military or 9/11 attacks from aircraft, missiles and drones, The Times of India… read more

July 30, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Japan could soon withdraw PAC-3 missile interceptors

UPI: July 30 (UPI) — Missile interceptors Japan deployed in the Chugoku region in response to growing North Korea provocations in 2017 could soon be removed, according to multiple Japanese press reports. NHK reported Monday the Patriot Advanced Capability, or PAC-3, interceptor unit deployed to four prefectures in western Japan are to be withdrawn, according… read more

July 30, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Decision on $3.6B Ravenna Missile Site Coming ‘Soon’

Business Journal Daily: VIENNA TOWNSHIP, Ohio – The decision about placing a missile defense site at Camp Ravenna should be coming “pretty soon,” U.S. Sen. Rob Portman told members of the Eastern Ohio Military Affairs Commission at the group’s annual meeting Friday. “I think we are the best site, I really do. There’s a lot… read more

July 30, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Japan is ready to ink a $1.2 billion contract with Lockheed Martin for missile defense systems

Defense News: The Japanese government has officially chosen Lockheed Martin to provide the radar arrays for its forthcoming Aegis Ashore sites, the defense ministry announced Monday. The news follows earlier reports that Lockheed had beaten out Raytheon for the job, which is expected to cost about $1.2 billion, according to a Reuters report. The choice… read more

July 30, 2018 | Missile Defense News

US, Egypt Begin Exercise Eagle Salute 18

DVIDS: The U.S. Navy along with Egyptian Naval Force (ENF) commenced exercise Eagle Salute 18 at Red Sea Naval Base in Safaga, Egypt, July 28. Eagle Salute 18 is a multilateral surface exercise to enhance interoperability and war-fighting readiness, fortify military-to-military relationships and advance operational capabilities of all participating units. The guided-missile destroyer USS Jason… read more

July 27, 2018 | Missile Defense News

BMD Flight Test Schedule Must Be Unclassified

Federation of American Scientists: Earlier this year, the Department of Defense classified the schedule of flight tests of ballistic missile defense systems, even though such information had previously been unclassified and publicly disclosed. Rejecting that move, Congress has now told the Pentagon’s Missile Defense Agency that the flight test schedule must be unclassified. A new… read more

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