Missile Defense News

May 29, 2018 | Missile Defense News

U.S. Needs Better Missile Defense for a Scarier Nuclear Age

Bloomberg: In the last few weeks, the world has become a measurably more dangerous place. The apparent collapse of the North Korea talks, U.S. withdrawal from the Iran nuclear pact, Russia’s threat to shoot down U.S. planes over Syria, and China’s placement of anti-ship and anti-air missiles on its manufactured islands in the South China Sea have all pushed the… read more

May 29, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Gaza militants launch barrages across border, Israel hits back with air strikes

Reuters: GAZA-ISRAEL BORDER (Reuters) – Palestinian militants on Tuesday launched their heaviest barrages against Israel since the 2014 Gaza war and Israeli aircraft struck back in a surge of fighting after weeks of border violence. There were no immediate reports of casualties from either side after the Israeli military said more than 25 mortar bombs… read more

May 25, 2018 | Missile Defense News

American Diplomacy Towards North Korea Must Be Backed by Missile Defense

The National Interest: The planned United States–North Korea summit ended abruptly Thursday morning with President Trump’s official withdrawal from talks. In his announcement – which came in a formal letter to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un – Trump lamented the cancellation as “a detriment to the world,” but insisted that a continuation of talks… read more

May 25, 2018 | Missile Defense News

31st Air Defense Welcomes Commander

The Lawton Constitution: Just how busy the 31st Air Defense Artillery Brigade has been the past couple of years was summed up at a double-dipping ceremony on the Fort Sill Polo Field Wednesday. The brigade not only said farewell to Col. Janice H. Chen and welcomed Col. Lisa M. Bartel as brigade commander, but it… read more

May 25, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Torch Technologies tapped to support Space and Missile Defense Command

UPI: May 24 (UPI) — Torch Technologies Inc. has been awarded a contract by the Defense Department for services in support of the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command. The contract, from U.S. Army Contracting Command, is valued at more than $71.8 million under the terms of a cost-plus-fixed-fee contract and enables Torch Technologies… read more

May 24, 2018 | Missile Defense News

US Army concludes target tracking test on THAAD system

Army Technology: The US Army, in collaboration with the Missile Defense Agency, has successfully completed a tracking exercise involving the terminal high altitude area defence (THAAD) system. Identified as Flight Test Other 35 (FTX-35), the THAAD test was carried out using a short-range ballistic missile (SRBM) target. The SRBM target has been developed and built… read more

May 24, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Lockheed Martin Wins $282 Million PAC-3 Missile Support FMS Contract

Defense World: Lockheed Martin was awarded a $282 million modification contract for PATRIOT Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) Missile Support Centre post-production support to Netherlands, Germany, Japan, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, and Republic of Korea. Work is expected to be completed by May 19, 2019, the US department of defense said in a… read more

May 24, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Romania buys rights from Israel to produce Iron Dome missile defense

World Israel News: In a deal worth hundreds of millions of dollars, Israel’s Rafael Advanced Defense Systems will provide the Romanian Romaero company with licensing and training to produce its own air-defense systems. Israel’s famous Iron Dome anti-rocket system, in addition to the “Samson” remote-controlled weapons positions, and the “Gil” or “Spike” anti-tank tactical missiles,… read more

May 23, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Here’s how many billions Japan and South Korea are spending on American defense goods

Defense News: WASHINGTON ― In an era where the American president wants allies to Buy American, two of America’s closest friends in Asia have proven to be loyal customers. As U.S. President Donald Trump sat down with South Korean President Moon Jae-In at the White House on Tuesday, a new pair of fact sheets released… read more

May 23, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Lamborn wants to bolster U.S. missile defenses in face of North Korea threat

Gray DC: WASHINGTON (Gray DC) — Washington Bureau Chief Jacqueline Policastro sat down with President Donald Trump inside the Oval Office Tuesday. Their off the record meeting took place just a few hours after President Trump met with South Korean President Moon Jae-in. While that meeting — and President Trump’s negotiating style — are in… read more

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