Missile Defense News

September 17, 2018 | Missile Defense News

US Missile Defense Agency seeks controls for high G maneuvers for hypersonic interceptors

Next Big Future: The US Missile Defense Agency (MDA) will research aerodynamic controls capable of high G maneuvers for hypersonic interceptors.This could also be applied for maneuvers for hypersonic weapons. Concepts should focus on maximizing maneuverability and minimizing kinetic energy losses to the greatest extent possible while allowing controlled flight in a hypersonic environment. Studies… read more

September 14, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Joint Forces team up for Spartan Shield

U.S. Army: Soldiers from Rhine Ordnance Barracks, Ansbach, Baumholder and Airman from Aviano Air Force Base joined forces September 10-13 to sharpen their Integrated Air and Missile Defense warfighting skills. The U.S. Air Forces Europe Warrior Preparation Center hosted its second Spartan Shield, a five-day simulation event training crews from the 10th Army Air and… read more

September 14, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Saudi forces intercept Houthi ballistic missile targeting Najran

Al-Arabiya English: Saudi air forces intercepted a ballistic missile fired by the Houthi militias from Yemen towards the southwestern city of Najran on Thursday evening. The Houthis have stepped up missile attacks on the Kingdom in recent months. The total number of ballistic missiles launched by the Iranian-backed Houthi militias toward Saudi Arabia has so… read more

September 14, 2018 | Missile Defense News

US clears P-8, Patriot missile sales for South Korea

Defense News: WASHINGTON— The U.S. State Department has ok’d a package of potential sales for South Korea, including six P-8 maritime surveillance aircraft and 64 Patriot Advanced Capability-3 missiles. The P-8 deal has a potential price tag of $2.1 billion, while the Patriot weapons could cost $501 million, a $2.6 billion overall deal for American… read more

September 13, 2018 | Missile Defense News

India’s first missile tracking ship is ready to hit high seas

Business Insider India: Putting India in the elite club of countries that are equipped with sophisticated ocean surveillance ship, the VC 11184 is ready for sea trials. There are only four other countries – the US, Russia, China, and France – that have have similar vessels in their arsenal. Set to go in the first… read more

September 13, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Northrop Grumman IAMD Battle Command System Pairs with Sensors, Shooters for ‘Live Air’ Test

Aerotech News: The Northrop Grumman Integrated Air and Missile Defense Battle Command System successfully detected, tracked and simulated engagements of air targets during recent testing at the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico. During three weeks of U.S. Army-led testing in April and May, IBCS continued to validate its enterprise-level approach to air and… read more

September 12, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Japan, U.S. say ballistic missile defense system test was successful

Reuters: WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States and Japan successfully tested Japan’s Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense system off the coast of Hawaii on Tuesday, U.S. military officials said in a statement released on Wednesday. The test of the Aegis system, by Lockheed Martin Corp, “provides confidence in the future capability for Japan to defeat the… read more

September 12, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Clear Air Force station missile defense project receives $14.8 million grant

Alaska Public Media: The Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a $14.8 million contract to a Palmer-based contractor for work on a missile defense-related project at Clear Air Force Station, near Anderson. The contract awarded to White Mountain Construction calls for construction of a secure facility for the radar site at Clear. The project is… read more

September 11, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Taiwan’s enhanced Tiangong 3 missiles ready for mass production: MND

Taiwan News: TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan continues to advance its missile technology to ensure the country’s defensive capabilities in the face of increased threats from China. According to recent reports, The Ministry of National Defense (MND) is currently in the process of upgrading its missile systems and reinforcing missile emplacements along Taiwan’s eastern seaboard. New… read more

September 11, 2018 | Missile Defense News

US State Department Approves Sale of 9 E-2D Advanced Hawkeye Aircraft to Japan

The Diplomat: The U.S. Department of State today approved the possible sale of nine E-2D Advanced Hawkeye (AHE) Airborne Early Warning and Control (AEW&C) aircraft to Japan for an estimated cost of $3.135 billion, the Pentagon’s Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) said in a statement. Northrop Grumman’s twin-turboprop E-2D Advanced Hawkeye aircraft is one of the most… read more

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