Missile Defense News

October 17, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Saudi Ambassador Welcomes the Formal Notification for Proposed Missile Defense Sale

New Kerala: WASHINGTON: The Ambassador of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia welcomes the formal notification for the proposed acquisition of Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) equipment, support and services. This USD 15 billion sale is intended for the enhancement of the Kingdom’s national security from ballistic missile threats posed by Iran and the Iranian-backed… read more

October 13, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Navy to send destroyer to Far East to boost ballistic missile defense

The Military Times: The guided-missile cruiser Monterey will deploy on Oct. 16 as the Navy shuffles ships around to ensure there are enough ballistic-missile defense ships in the Pacific in the wake of two major accidents that rendered the destroyer’s McCain and Fitzgerald unable to deploy. “Monterey will leave on a previously unscheduled deployment to… read more

October 12, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Army to Deploy Israeli Trophy Armor System on Tanks

Frontpage Mag: On March 1, 2011 an Israeli Merkava IV tank on patrol along the Gaza periphery was fired upon by Hamas terrorists from concealed positions within Gaza. Using a deadly RPG-29, a more advanced version of the RPG-7, the terrorists waited for impact. But their moment of glory never transpired. As the anti-tank projectile… read more

October 11, 2017 | Missile Defense News

No angst over Turkey’s air defense deal with Russia, NATO chief says

Daily Sabah: NATO ally Turkey is not seeking to antagonize the U.S.-led alliance by purchasing Russian S-400 surface-to-air missiles and is in talks with France and Italy to buy similar weapons, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said. Ankara’s decision to buy the non-NATO Russian system has been seen in some Western capitals as a snub to… read more

October 11, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Iron Dome Goes On Display in Washington Amid Reports On Possible US Purchase

Jerusalem Post: Amid reports that the US military is considering purchasing Israel’s Iron Dome to plug a gap in its European defenses, the missile-defense system is on display in the US capital this week as part of the Association of the US Army (AUSA) annual meeting. Israel’s state-owned Rafael Advanced Defense Systems, the main contractor of… read more

October 11, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Lockheed’s missile defense systems generating international interest

Washington Business Journal: Roiling geopolitical tensions in Europe, the Middle East and the Pacific Rim are generating interest in Lockheed Martin Corp.’s (NYSE: LMT) high-altitude missile defense systems, a top executive said at the Association of the United States Army’s annual exposition in D.C. The comments from Tim Cahill, vice president of integrated air and missile defense… read more

October 10, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Could SM-3 Block 2A Take On ICBMs?

Aviation Week Network: After a series of North Korean ballistic-missile launches, President Donald Trump in August vowed his administration would boost funding for missile defense by “billions of dollars.” Already in the midst of a ballistic missile defense review expected to wrap up by year-end, the Pentagon was directed to look at what could be… read more

October 10, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Lockheed Martin tapped to develop anti-missile laser

New Atlas: Having taken out drones with a laser, Lockheed Martin is setting its sights on missiles. The US Missile Defense Agency has awarded the company a nine-month, US$9.4 million contract intended to produce a Low Power Laser Demonstrator (LPLD) missile interceptor concept capable of taking out an ICBM shortly after it lifts off. Since… read more

October 10, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Northrop Grumman, US Army Successfully Complete Integrated Air, Missile Defense Test

Aerotech News: U.S. Army soldiers have successfully completed a major developmental test of the Northrop Grumman-developed Integrated Air and Missile Defense Battle Command System, a cornerstone capability of the Army IAMD program. The test, referred to as a Soldier Checkout Event with soldiers from Fort Bliss, Texas, and Fort Sill, Okla., took place at Tobin… read more

October 10, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Raytheon vying for Army short-range mobile air defense program

Arizona Daily Star: Looking to answer an urgent call for new mobile air defense systems, Tucson-based Raytheon Missile Systems has successfully tested a version of its long-lived Stinger surface-to-air missile mounted on a Stryker armored vehicle. Raytheon said it incorporated its FIM-92 Stinger missile into an existing remote-control weapon station aboard a Stryker during a… read more

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