Missile Defense News

August 25, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Japan to hold drills deploying missile interceptors at U.S. bases

Xinhua Net: TOKYO, Aug. 25 (Xinhua) — Japan’s Air Self-Defense Force (ASDF) will hold drills deploying missile interceptors at three U.S. military bases here to prepare for any contingencies stemming from heightened tensions in the Korean Peninsula, Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera said Friday. “The drills will contribute to further strengthening the Japan-U.S. alliance,” Onodera told… read more

August 25, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Lockheed Martin Unit Wins $548M Deal for Hellfire II Missile

Nasdaq: Lockheed Martin Corp. ‘s LMT business unit, Missiles and Fire Control (MFC), has won a modification contract to support production requirement of a Hellfire II missile. Valued at $547.9 million, the contract has been awarded by the U.S. Army Contracting Command Redstone Arsenal, AL. Per the deal, Lockheed Martin will provide support to 7,358… read more

August 24, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Defense Dept. invests $17 million in laser tech

The Santa Fe New Mexican: ALBUQUERQUE — The U.S. Defense Department is making another multimillion-dollar investment in high-energy lasers that have the potential to destroy enemy drones and mortars, disrupt communication systems and provide military forces with other portable, less costly options on the battlefield. U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich, a member of the Senate Armed… read more

August 24, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Trudeau Government Toys With Joining US With Missile Defense System

The Daily Caller: The Trudeau government in Canada is giving serious consideration to joining the U.S. on ballistic missile defense (BMD), the Globe and Mail reports. The Liberals had agreed to an opposition demand for an emergency session of the House of Commons standing committee on national defense in order to discuss how Canada would… read more

August 24, 2017 | Missile Defense News

The Abrams tank could soon get this new missile defense system to make it even tougher to kill

The Business Insider: The M1 Abrams tank has a reputation for being very hard to kill. According to Tom Clancy’s book “Armored Cav,” in one instance an Abrams got stuck in the mud during Operation Desert Storm and was attacked by three T-72s tanks. The Iraqi rounds bounced off – including one fired from less… read more

August 23, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Drones Will Help Protect Guam From North Korean Missiles

Defense One: POWAY, California — Teams of modified MQ-9 Reaper drones are being prepped to keep airborne eyes on North Korea, ready to track missile launches and feed crucial data to Navy interceptor warships far offshore, the drones’ maker says. A June 2016 missile defense drill called Pacific Dragon, which brought together the militaries of Japan,… read more

August 22, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Moving Forward With THAAD

Foreign Affairs: Tempers in North Korea and the United States are rising amid speculation that Pyongyang has successfully fitted a miniaturized nuclear warhead onto one of its missiles. And now the Trump administration has accelerated its deployment of a missile defense system in South Korea, known as Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD), which is… read more

August 22, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Japan Urges Pressure on North Korea, Military to Seek Record Defense Spending

Reuters: TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan’s new foreign minister Taro Kono said on Tuesday international pressure against North Korea must be maintained until Pyongyang clearly demonstrates that it will give up its nuclear program. Japan’s military is set to ask for record defense spending of 5.26 trillion yen ($48.12 billion) for the year starting April 1,… read more

August 21, 2017 | Missile Defense News

N. Korea threat makes work on game-changing missile defense technology a priority

The Hill: Seventy-five years ago, our nation embarked on the Manhattan Project to create weapons of mass destruction. The threat from North Korea shows we need another Manhattan Project to stop such weapons. The U.S. should harness all the resources of this nation to create a robust missile defense system that can shoot down multiple… read more

August 21, 2017 | Missile Defense News

South Koreans split over US missile shield

DW: Tensions on the Korean peninsula are at their highest in decades. It’s not only a standoff between Washington, Seoul and Pyongyang. The conflict is polarizing South Korea, where some see the US defense missile system THAAD as part of the problem… Read full post.… read more

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