Missile Defense News

April 24, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Lockheed’s ballistic missile defense system clears latest hurdle

Washington Business Journal: Lockheed Martin Corp.’s (NYSE: LMT) latest ground-based ballistic missile defense system cleared an important milestone last month, paving the way for the Bethesda defense giant to go from building the prototype to the full system. The company announced Thursday the Long Range Discrimination Radar (LRDR) completed a design review with the Missile… read more

April 21, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Romania to Buy Patriot Missiles From US Company to Boost Defenses

Voice of America: NATO member Romania plans to buy Patriot missiles from U.S. company Raytheon to help protect its airspace, a senior Defense Ministry official said Thursday. The purchase will be a key part of the European Union country’s plan to modernize its military, benefiting from a gradual increase in annual spending. The defense budget… read more

April 21, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Turkey Says It’s Close to Deal With Russia Over S-400 Missile Defense System

Haaretz: Turkey’s talks with Russia about the purchase of the S-400 air missile defense system have reached a “final stage,” although this does not mean a deal will be signed immediately, Defense Minister Fikri Isik said on Friday.   Isik also told a news conference that NATO countries have not presented a “financially effective” offer… read more

April 20, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Long Range Discrimination Radar Program Led by Lockheed Martin Achieves Preliminary Design Review On-Schedule

Yahoo Finance Less than 18 months from contract award, the Long Range Discrimination Radar (LRDR), developed by Lockheed Martin (LMT), passed Preliminary Design Review (PDR), indicating that detailed design on the radar system can move forward. The radar system will support a layered ballistic missile defense strategy to protect the U.S. homeland from ballistic missile… read more

April 20, 2017 | Missile Defense News

U.S. Missile Defense System To Undergo More Tests

NPR The U.S. is planning tests of its missile defense system as the world deals with a slow-motion crisis over North Korea’s aspirations to put a nuclear weapon on a ballistic missile… Read Full Post. … read more

April 19, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Pentagon to test ability to shoot down North Korean missiles

CNN: The Pentagon will conduct two major high-stakes tests in May of its ability to shoot down missiles launched out of North Korea. The long-scheduled tests in the Pacific are part of the US military’s overall ballistic missile defense program to defend against North Korean or Iranian threats — but are, for now at least,… read more

April 18, 2017 | Missile Defense News

China reiterates opposition to South Korea’s THAAD anti-missile system

Reuters China reiterated on Monday its opposition to the deployment of a sophisticated U.S. anti-missile system in South Korea. Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang voiced China’s opposition to the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system at a regular briefing in Beijing, and also urged all parties to work together to maintain peace and stability… read more

April 18, 2017 | Missile Defense News | Threat News

Could the US take out North Korea’s missiles before launch?

CNN A failed missile launch in North Korea Sunday has brought renewed attention to reports that the United States is trying to degrade North Korea’s missile capabilities via hacking. It’s unclear if the US interfered with this specific test, but the tactic is actively being pursued by the US military, according to public statements and… read more

April 14, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Navy requests proposals for new high power surface laser

Defense Systems: The Navy is collecting industry proposals for the development of a new Surface Navy Laser Weapon (SNLW), as part of the its very first Rapid Prototyping, Experimentation Demonstration (RPED) project to install a more powerful directed energy weapon in the Arleigh Burke class destroyer. The SNLW system project, known as the Sea Saber… read more

April 14, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Lawmaker pushes to keep Patriot missile variant in Army inventory

Defense News: There’s growing concern the U.S. Army’s munition stockpile is shrinking as it supports operations in the Middle East, and Rep. Bill Shuster, R-Pa., is pushing to prevent the service’s lower-cost interceptor — the Patriot Guided Enhanced Missile — from being phased out of the inventory. Aside from the U.S. Army, the GEM-T — used to intercept tactical ballistic missiles — is… read more

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