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February 1, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Officials: US missile defense test failed in Hawaii

CNN: Washington (CNN) The US conducted an unsuccessful missile defense test on Wednesday, as a missile launched from land failed to intercept an incoming target launched from an aircraft over Hawaii, according to several administration officials. The Pentagon is not publicly acknowledging the failure of a key ballistic missile defense test, and the officials told… read more

January 30, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Lockheed Martin’s F-35: How the Joint Strike Fighter is Becoming a Key Missile Defense Sensor

The National Interest: Airpower enthusiasts have long promised that the introduction of fifth generation combat aircraft, particularly the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) when it is finally fielded in numbers, will change the nature of air warfare. The F-35’s combination of stealth, maneuverability, its Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) radar, passive sensors and battle management… read more

January 30, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Rear Adm. Tom Druggan Assigned to MDA as Aegis BMD Program Director

ExecutiveGov: U.S. Navy Rear. Adm. Tom Druggan, commander of the Naval Surface Warfare Center, has been appointed director of the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense System program at the Missile Defense Agency, the Defense Department said Monday. Druggan has supervised more than 17,000 engineers, scientists, technicians and support personnel across eight NSWC divisions in his more… read more

January 30, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Lockheed Martin Receives $459 Million THAAD Interceptor Contract

Markets Insider: DALLAS, Jan. 26, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) has awarded Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) a $459 million contract modification for production and delivery of interceptors for the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) weapon system. The modification brings the total contract value to $1.28 billion with funding provided in 2017… read more

January 29, 2018 | Missile Defense News

$86,000 + 5,600 MPH = Hyper Velocity Missile Defense

Breaking Defense: CENTER FOR STRATEGIC & INTERNATIONAL STUDIES: The Pentagon’s Strategic Capabilities Office will test-fire a radical new missile defense system in less than a year. The Hyper Velocity Projectile, a supersonic artillery round, is fired from ordinary cannon at 5,600 miles per hour and can kill incoming threats for a mere $86,000 a shot… Read full… read more

January 29, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Is the Army ready to transform its missile defense force?

Defense News: WASHINGTON — The Army is coming out with a new missile defense strategy this summer and the Pentagon is expected to release an overarching missile defense review in short order. Combined, the initiatives will guide the way the future air-and-missile defense force will operate. New thinking about missile defense is long overdue, many analysts and… read more

January 29, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Ohio House Unanimously Passes a Senate Resolution to Put a Missile Defense Shield in Northeast Ohio

WKSU: Ohio lawmakers are presenting a united front in efforts to get a missile defense base located at Camp Ravenna. The Ohio House unanimously passed a Senate resolution, which calls on the U.S. Defense Department to place the base in Northeast Ohio… Read full post.… read more

January 26, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Navy’s Blue Ridge Class Command Ships Once Had This Wacky Air Defense Missile System

The Drive: With USS Blue Ridge (LCC-19) recently coming out of a major upgrade and maintenance period, The War Zone ran a feature on the often misunderstood, half century old class of command and control ships. After posting the article we got a flood of email, comments, and instant messages from people who had served… read more

January 26, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Mentoring soldiers keeps air-defense enlisted leader young at heart, energized

El Paso Times: Command Sgt. Maj. Steve Burnley is never too busy to stop and mentor a young soldier. Burnley, a 46-year-old from Alexandria, Va., is the senior enlisted leader for the division-level 32nd Army Air and Missile Defense Command at Fort Bliss. He took over the position in July. “If I see something or… read more

January 26, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Stefanik pushes for Fort Drum missile site in op-ed letter

Watertown Daily News: U.S. Rep. Elise M. Stefanik continued her push to make Fort Drum a new missile defense site, penning an op-ed for the Washington Examiner about the post’s potential value. “An East Coast Missile Defense site located at Fort Drum would expand the battlespace, provide greater decision time, protect the entire continental U.S.,… read more

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