Missile Defense News

October 24, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Navy adds millimeter wave radar to AGM-88B anti-radiation missile

Defense Systems: The U.S. Navy is working with Orbital ATK to convert AGM-88B High Speed Anti-Radiation Missiles into 25 AGM-88E Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile (AARGM) All-Up-Rounds as part of an effort to destroy relocatable air defenses. Additional features of the AARGM include weapon-impact-assessment transmit, millimeter wave radar terminal seeker, global positioning system/Inertial Navigation System guidance,… read more

October 24, 2017 | Missile Defense News

South Korea, US, Japan kick off missile warning drill

The Korea Herald: South Korea, the United States and Japan on Tuesday began a two-day missile warning drill to better detect and track incoming missiles in the event of a possible North Korean attack. According to Seoul’s Joint Chiefs of Staff, the joint military exercise took place in waters off the coasts of South Korea… read more

October 23, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Is Raytheon a Buy?

Madison.com: Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) is a strong company with a healthy order book, yet it is also currently trading at a historically high multiple to earnings. So is now a good time to buy? The company is a $24 billion-sales maker of precision weapons, electronic warfare systems, sensors and radars primarily for the U.S. and… read more

October 23, 2017 | Missile Defense News

USFK officially completes THAAD battery unit setup in S. Korea

Yonhap News Agency: SEOUL, Oct. 22 (Yonhap) — The U.S. Forces Korea (USFK) said Sunday it has officially set up the unit charged with operating the advanced missile defense system deployed in the country. A ceremony was held in the southeastern county of Seongju on Thursday to transfer the Delta Battery of the 11th Air… read more

October 20, 2017 | Missile Defense News

BMD-modified SMART-L tested in ‘Formidable Shield 2017’

Jane’s 360: Post-event analysis is underway to determine if the interception of a medium-range ballistic missile (MRBM) target by a US Navy (USN) Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) Block 1B missile during Exercise ‘Formidable Shield 2017’ was the consummation of a Launch on Remote (LoR) engagement enabled by non-organic radar track data provided by the Royal Netherlands… read more

October 20, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Lockheed Martin Next Generation Missile Defense Sensor Technology Receives Prototyping Contract

PRnewswire: SYRACUSE, N.Y., Oct. 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — The Department of Defense Ordnance Technology Consortium (DOTC) awarded Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) a contract for the technology maturation of Lower Tier Air & Missile Defense Sensor (LTAMDS) prototypes. DOTC, commissioned by the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, is a DoD initiative intended to… read more

October 19, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Army reveals plan to develop ‘Frankenmissile’ targeting NK

The Korea Herald: South Korea’s military on Thursday announced a plan to develop “Frankenmissile” to counter North Korea’s escalating missile and nuclear capabilities in a bid to overwhelm the North during the initial phase of the war. In its report to an annual parliamentary audit by the National Assembly’s Defense Committee, the Army said they… read more

October 19, 2017 | Missile Defense News

South Korea Navy Forms Task Force for Missile Defense

UPI: Oct. 18 (UPI) — The South Korean navy is creating an organization within the military dedicated to countering North Korea missile strikes. Local newspaper Segye Ilbo reported Wednesday Seoul is pursuing the new measures in response to escalating North Korea missile threats. Seoul’s navy headquarters’ informatization staff formed a team in June 2017, a… read more

October 18, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Cruise missile interception eyed for Aegis Ashore

The Japan News: The government is considering equipping planned ground-based Aegis Ashore systems with the capacity to intercept cruise missiles, in addition to the ability to defend against ballistic missiles. With Chinese bombers making repeated flights in areas around Japan, the government believes it should also prepare for attacks by cruise missiles, multiple government sources… read more

October 17, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Navy, NATO Forces Conduct Integrated Air and Missile Defense Exercise Off Scotland

USNI News: The United States and NATO partners are wrapping up a three-and-a-half week ballistic missile defense exercise, which included a massive collective self-defense scenario on Sunday. Ships from Canada, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, the United Kingdom and the United States participated in the Oct. 15 event, during which the ships defended against… read more

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