Missile Defense News

June 28, 2017 | Missile Defense News

House bill presses for plan to protect Hawaii against North Korea missiles

Washington Examiner: Military leaders would have to give Congress a plan to protect Hawaii against North Korean missiles before spending additional money for new defensive radar, according to a new bill unveiled in the House this week. The House Armed Services bill provides $42 million to develop and test discrimination radar for homeland missile defense.… read more

June 27, 2017 | Missile Defense News

The Missile Defense Imperative

Wall Street Journal: Liberal opposition to missile defense has persisted since the 1980s, but the politics may be changing with technological progress and the rising threat from North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un’s nuclear weapons. Congress has an opportunity this summer to notch a rare bipartisan deal that enhances U.S. security. Kim has already overseen… read more

June 27, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Lockheed Martin Wins $39M FMS Deal to Support PAC-3 Missile

Nasdaq: Pentagon’s largest defense contractor, Lockheed Martin Corp.LMT , has clinched a modification contract from the U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, AL. The deal is moderation to a previously-awarded foreign military sales (FMS) contract awarded to the company by the same. Details of the Deal The contract is valued at $39.2 million. Per the… read more

June 27, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Senator Tom Cotton on American Missile Defense

National Interest: Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AK), Joseph Cirincione, Rebeccah Heinrichs and Harry Kazianis discuss missile defense and U.S. national security. Read full post. … read more

June 27, 2017 | Missile Defense News | Other News

Missile Defense Is Back: Keeping up with Russia, China and Other Threats

National Interest: On March 23, 1983, Ronald Reagan addressed the nation and called for a Strategic Defense Initiative that would allow the American military to render the nuclear threat “impotent and obsolete.” Reagan, who had campaigned against atomic weapons in the late 1940s, never really lost his abhorrence of the idea of nuclear war. In… read more

June 26, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Japan, U.S. to mull quicker missile defense upgrades, deployment of Aegis Ashore

The Japan Times: Japan will consider increasing the pace of upgrades to its ballistic missile defense system in cooperation with the United States as the allies race to meet the threat posed by an effective increase in the speed of North Korean missiles, a Japanese government source said. A proposal to adopt a land-based Aegis… read more

June 26, 2017 | Missile Defense News

House lawmakers want space-based missile defense strategy

Defense News: WASHINGTON — House lawmakers want the Pentagon to quickly produce a space-based missile defense strategy, according to the Armed Services Strategic Forces Subcommittee’s mark of the fiscal year 2018 defense authorization bill released this week. The strategy would lay out the plans of the Missile Defense Agency, the U.S. Air Force and other… read more

June 26, 2017 | Missile Defense News

With North Korea Threatening, the U.S. Advances on Missile Defense

National Review: North Korea’s murder of Otto Warmbier is yet another reminder that the United States needs a new approach to deal with the Pyongyang problem. Unfortunately, sanctions, threats, and diplomacy have failed to steer North Korea away from making America its primary nuclear target. In his testimony to the House Armed Services Committee last… read more

June 23, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Newest SM-6 interceptor aces final land-based test, moves to at-sea testing

Raytheon: During its final land-based test, Raytheon’s advanced Standard Missile-6 Block IA engaged and destroyed a subsonic target from the USS Desert Ship, a test site in southern New Mexico. The SM-6 Block IA will now enter the at-sea testing phase, bringing it closer to low-rate initial production later this year. The SM-6 Block IA… read more

June 23, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Rep. Mac Thornberry: HASC’s FY 2018 NDAA Contains Acquisition Reform, Missile Defense Provisions

ExecutiveGOV: Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-Texas), chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, has said his panel’s $640 billion defense spending bill for fiscal 2018 includes proposed changes to the Defense Department’s acquisition system, Federal News Radio reported Thursday. Thornberry told reporters Thursday that the draft fiscal 2018 National Defense Authorization Act contains changes to the… read more

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