Missile Defense News

July 27, 2018 | Missile Defense News

94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command Change of Command Ceremony

DVIDS: FORT SHAFTER —After two years in command, Brig. Gen. Sean A. Gainey relinquished command of the 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command to Brig. Gen. Michael T. Morrissey during a change of command ceremony, held at the historic Palm Circle, 26 July. A change of command is a military tradition that represents a… read more

July 27, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Patriot missile breaks its own distance record to defeat threat target in test

Defense News: WASHINGTON — The Army’s most advanced version of the Patriot missile broke its own distance record to intercept a target, according to Lockheed Martin, the missile’s manufacturer. The Patriot Advanced Capability-3 Missile Segment Enhancement (MSE) interceptor took out an air-breathing threat target in a test at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico, July 26.… read more

July 27, 2018 | Missile Defense News

United States, Canada Studying Options to Replace Arctic Early Warning Radars

National Defense: The United States and Canada are beginning to study potential replacements for a jointly operated network of unmanned air defense radars at the top of North America. However, the re-emergence of great power competition could prompt the close allies to develop new missile warning capabilities. The North Warning System consists of a series… read more

July 26, 2018 | Missile Defense News

DPW Holdings’ Enertec Systems Awarded $4.3 Million Second-Stage Project for Computer-Based Command and Control Missile Defense Systems

Nasdaq: NEWPORT BEACH, CA, July 26, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — DPW Holdings, Inc. (NYSE American:DPW), a diversified holding company, announced Enertec Corporation, the Israel-based defense solutions group of DPW subsidiary Coolisys Technologies, Inc., was awarded a $4.3 million second-stage contract award from an Israeli defense and aerospace contractor to supply computer-based command and control missile… read more

July 26, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Israel to Boost Missile Defense Systems With $8 Billion Over Decade

Haaretz: The Defense Ministry is expected to spend 30 billion shekels ($8.3 billion) over the next decade on the country’s missile-defense system – including a 15-billion-shekel increase to be submitted for approval by the security cabinet Sunday, most of which is for missile defense. The plan calls for 3 billion shekels a year to be… read more

July 25, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Congress Demands Space-Based Missile Defense Weapons and Sensors No Matter What

The Drive: U.S. lawmakers from the House and Senate have agreed on a final version of the approximately $716 billion defense spending bill for the 2019 fiscal year, which requires the U.S. military begin work on developing new warning satellites to spot incoming ballistic missiles and weapons to blow them up from space. The draft… read more

July 25, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Govt. puts off missile defense system field survey

NHK World: Japan’s Defense Ministry has decided to postpone a procedure to deploy a new missile defense system due to opposition from candidate host communities. The ministry hopes to install one Aegis Ashore unit each in Self-Defense Force grounds in the western city of Hagi and the northern city of Akita. The ministry was scheduled… read more

July 25, 2018 | Missile Defense News

How Israel’s Breakthrough Missile-Defense System Came to Be

Mosaic Magazine: On July 13 and 14, over 200 rockets and mortars were fired at Israel from Gaza, one of which hit a playground and another a synagogue. One reason why more projectiles failed to hit their targets is the Iron Dome missile-defense system, which shoots incoming ordinance out of the sky. In 2006, after… read more

July 24, 2018 | Missile Defense News

U.S., European allies map out larger role for F-35 fighter

ABS CBN News: FARNBOROUGH, England – Lockheed Martin’s F-35 fighter jet is arriving in growing numbers in Europe, and is poised to play a much broader role in missile defense and other warfare plans than conventional fighters, according to U.S. and European officials. After years of technical challenges and program delays, the F-35, the world’s… read more

July 23, 2018 | Missile Defense News

L-3 tapped for aircraft for imagery during missile defense tests

UPI: July 23 (UPI) — L-3 Communications Integrated Systems was awarded $73.2 million for work on systems used to collect data during tests of the ballistic missile defense system. The contract modification, announced Friday by the Department of Defense, authorizes L-3 to obtain three used aircraft for the High Altitude Observatory, or HALO, systems used… read more

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