Missile Defense News

May 22, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Arleigh Burke Guided-Missile Destroyer Program Marks Key Milestones

USNI News: May marked a pair of milestones in the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer program, including the start of fabrication of the first Flight III ship, according to Naval Sea Systems Command. Steel was cut on the future Jack Lucas (DDG-125) at Huntington Ingalls Industries earlier this month, just after the Navy and the shipbuilders… read more

May 22, 2018 | Missile Defense News

U.S. bolsters Asia ballistic missile defense as Trump-Kim summit nears

Reuters: YOKOSUKA, Japan (Reuters) – The USS Milius, one of the U.S. Navy’s most advanced guided missile destroyers, arrived in Japan on Tuesday to reinforce defenses against any ballistic missile attacks by North Korea, or anyone else in East Asia. The warship’s arrival at Yokosuka Naval Base comes three weeks before an unprecedented meeting is… read more

May 22, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Kratos Ballistic Missile Target Supports Terminal High Altitude Area Defense System Exercise

Globe Newswire: SAN DIEGO, May 22, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:KTOS), a leading National Security Solutions provider, announced today that Kratos’ Space & Missile Defense Systems (SMDS) Division successfully supported the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) and the U.S. Army as they successfully completed a tracking exercise involving the Terminal… read more

May 21, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Missile-tracking satellites are part of the plan to foil Russia’s hypersonic weapons

Space News: WASHINGTON — The Pentagon is looking at the possibility of deploying sensors in space to fill blind spots in the nation’s antimissile defense system. This not a new idea. Six previous administrations have weighed concepts for space-based sensors but none materialized — the exception being two experimental satellites launched during the George W.… read more

May 21, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Raytheon Wins $77M US Navy Contract For Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile Block II Requirements

Defense World: The US Navy has awarded a $77 million worth contract to Raytheon to support Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile (ESSM) program, Block 2 multi-year production requirements, the Department of defense announced Friday. Raytheon is contracted to provide “the engineering, test equipment, material and management necessary to transition Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile (ESSM) Block 2… read more

May 18, 2018 | Missile Defense News

DDG 51 Program Marks Start of Construction Milestones at BIW and HII

Naval Sea Systems Command: WASHINGTON – The Navy’s Arleigh Burke class (DDG 51) destroyers continue to achieve shipbuilding milestones with start of construction at both shipbuilders, Bath Iron Works (BIW), Bath, Maine, and Huntington Ingalls Industries, Pascagoula, Mississippi. On May 17, construction of the future USS Harvey C. Barnum Jr. (DDG 124) began at BIW.… read more

May 17, 2018 | Missile Defense News

U.S. eyes testing antiballistic missile against ICBM

Kyodo News: The U.S. Missile Defense Agency plans to test an antiballistic missile, jointly developed with Japan, on its ability to intercept an intercontinental ballistic missile, a senior defense official said Wednesday. Rear Adm. Jon Hill, deputy director of the agency, did not provide details, such as timing, on the planned test of the Standard… read more

May 17, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Forward motion on missile defense

The American Legion: Funding for the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) got a major boost in the recent budget back-and-forth, jumping to $11.5 billion for fiscal 2018 – a 40 percent increase over fiscal year 2017. With a paranoid Pyongyang and a terrorist Tehran testing longer-range missiles, let’s hope the renewed interest in, and resources for,… read more

May 17, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Missile Defense Agency contracts for Aegis 6.0 modeling support

UPI: May 16 (UPI) — Lockheed Martin has been awarded a contract for services in support of the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense system. The Missile Defense Agency contract was announced on Tuesday by the Defense Department and enables Lockheed Martin to provide “materials necessary to support Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense 6.0 modeling and simulation.” The… read more

May 17, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Raytheon: Romania will get newest Patriot configuration

Romania-Insider: US defense group Raytheon will deliver its latest configuration of the Patriot air defense missile system to Romania, the one currently used by the US Army, according to Mike Ellison, country manager of Raytheon Romania, local News.ro reported. The systems have new hardware and software components, added in 2017. The Raytheon official added that… read more

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