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February 2, 2017 | Missile Defense News

US Defense Secretary Mattis: Only North Korea need fear missile defense

CNN: New US Defense Secretary James Mattis on Thursday defended the planned deployment of a missile defense system in South Korea, saying only North Korea had anything to fear from it. After arriving at the Osan Air Base outside Seoul, Mattis said Pyongyang’s “provocative behavior” was the only reason the US-developed system was on the… read more

February 1, 2017 | Missile Defense News

More Money: US Missile Defense Agency Ups Lockheed THAAD Contract to $1.3Bln

Sputnik International: The defense manufacturer was awarded a $345.5 million modification for an existing contract for THAAD element development and support service, the MDA stated on Tuesday. The modification brings the total maximum value of the contract to $1.3 billion… Click here to read further… read more

January 31, 2017 | Missile Defense News

UAE THAAD Site Reaches Milestone

Bellingcat The UAE operationally deployed the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system for the first time in 2016, a review of satellite imagery suggests. The U.S.-built system was co-located at a recently constructed Patriot Site, positioned immediately to the south of the UAE Naval College. The THAAD site, constructed in 2014-2015, features four hardened munitions… read more

January 31, 2017 | Missile Defense News

David Gets Some High-Tech Help in His Battle with Goliath

Defense Industry Daily Israel and the US government have granted Israeli manufacturer Rafael permission to discuss the David’s Sling air-defense system with Poland as part of a wider export push for co-developed interceptor systems. The announcement comes as the anti-ballistic system was recently cleared during a fifth round of trials. Tel Aviv has been developing multi-tiered missile defense… read more

January 31, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Mattis reaffirms commitment to THAAD ahead of South Korea visit

CNN Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis has reaffirmed the US’ commitment to defend South Korea “against the evolving North Korean threat”. Mattis spoke with the South Korean Defense Minister Han Minkoo Tuesday ahead of his inaugural trip as secretary of defense to visit Japan and South Korea, the US’ closest Asian allies. Han and Mattis… read more

January 30, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Trump Says Costs Be Damned as He Moves on Major Defense Buildup

Yahoo Finance President Trump declared last week that in seeking an historic buildup in the U.S. military and missile defense, money is no object to him. “I want a balanced budget eventually,” he told Sean Hannity of Fox News. “But I want to have a strong military. To me, that’s much more important than anything.”… read more

January 30, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Israel adds upper tier missile defence capability

Jane’s 360 The Israel Missile Defence Organization (IMDO), a division of the Israeli Ministry of Defence (MoD), has declared operational the upper tier element of its multi-layered national air and missile defence system, with acceptance into Israel Air Force (IAF) service of the new Arrow-3 exo-atmospheric interceptor. The IMDO on 18 January formally transferred an… read more

January 27, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Saudi air defenses intercept missile fired from Yemen

Anadolu Ajansi RIYADH Saudi air defenses have intercepted a missile fired into Saudi territory by Yemen’s Shia Houthi militia, the kingdom’s official Saudi Press Agency reported Friday. “Saudi Arabia’s Royal Air Defense Forces successfully intercepted a missile fired Friday morning from Yemeni territory by the Houthi militia towards the [Saudi] city of Najran,” the news… read more

January 27, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Raytheon Wins Contract to Maintain Kuwait, Taiwan Patriot Missiles

Sputnik News The Department of Defense said that Raytheon has received a $12.5 million US Army foreign military sales contract to provide engineering services for Patriot missile batteries operated by Taiwan and Kuwait as well as Spain and Israel. WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — US defense contractor Raytheon has received a $12.5 million US Army foreign military sales… read more

January 27, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Russian-Indian BrahMos cruise missiles may be supplied to third countries

TASS Russia and India may start delivering BrahMos cruise missiles to third countries, CEO and General Designer of the Machine-Building Research and Development Consortium Alexander Leonov said on Friday. “The delivery to third countries is possible. It was previously restrained as the Indian Army purchased many missiles and, therefore, priority was given to that country… read more

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