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January 9, 2019 | Missile Defense News

US Army moves IBCS closer to deployment

Jane’s 360: The US Army’s effort to network ‘shooters and sensors’ on the battlefield will continue its developmental testing through 2019 with testing of production representative hardware and software, which will lead to operational testing in 2020. The Integrated Air and Missile Defense (IAMD) Battle Command System (IBCS) is a common integrated fire control capability… read more

January 9, 2019 | Missile Defense News

Navy Quietly Fires 20 Hyper Velocity Projectiles Through Destroyer’s Deckgun

USNI News: Last summer USS Dewey (DDG-105) fired 20 hyper velocity projectiles (HVP) from a standard Mk 45 5-inch deck gun in a quiet experiment that’s set to add new utility to the weapon found on almost every U.S. warship, officials familiar with the test have told USNI News. The test, conducted by the Navy and… read more

January 8, 2019 | Missile Defense News

M2 Bradley Gets An Iron Fist: First Photo Of Israeli Anti-Missile Defense

Breaking Defense: WASHINGTON: Subcontractor Rada just released the first photo we’ve seen of the Israeli Iron Fist anti-missile system installed on an American M2 Bradley. With Russian and Chinese-made anti-tank missiles proliferating in Syria and other war zones, the US Army is rushing to field so-called Active Protection Systems on all its armored fighting vehicles.… read more

January 8, 2019 | Missile Defense News

Army, USMC exploring IBCS-G/ATOR integration; sign of new confidence in IAMD development

Inside Defense: The Army is coordinating with the Marine Corps to integrate the Ground/Air Task Oriented Radar (G/ATOR) with the Integrated Air and Missile Defense program, a sign of new confidence by the Army that its $7.9 billion IAMD program — beset two years ago by a string of serious developmental setbacks and schedule delays… read more

January 7, 2019 | Missile Defense News

Saudi Arabia gets US missile defense boost despite Khashoggi uproar

Al-Monitor: The Donald Trump administration has approved nearly $200 million in upgrades to Saudi Arabia’s missile defenses, Al-Monitor has learned, despite continued congressional uproar over the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Under the commercial deal approved by the State Department in December, Saudi Arabia will receive $195 million in upgrades to improve its Patriot PAC-3… read more

January 7, 2019 | Missile Defense News

Patriot Missile Deal With Turkey In Jeopardy As US Fails To Block S-400 Sale

Defense World: The United States’ attempt to sell Patriot missiles to Turkey appear to have hit a roadblock following Ankara’s rejection of a US proposal that it cancel the impending purchase of the Russian S-400 air defence system. Last month, the US State Department issued a notice of sale of Patriot Missile System to Turkey… read more

January 7, 2019 | Missile Defense News

Australia’s First Aegis Destroyer Completes Weapons Evaluations

Sputnik International: The Royal Australian Navy’s (RAN) HMAS Hobart, the country’s first destroyer to sport the US-made Aegis combat system, has completed its weapons and systems evaluations, the service announced earlier this week. HMAS Hobart is the lead ship of her class, with two other ships planned for a total cost of $6.5 billion. It was commissioned in September… read more

January 4, 2019 | Missile Defense News

Trump Administration Offers Turkey Patriot Missiles So It Won’t Buy Weapons System from Russia: Report

Newsweek: The United States has offered to sell its NATO ally Turkey a $3.5 billion Patriot missile defense system as an incentive for the country not to buy an anti-aircraft missile system from Russia, according to Turkish state media. Turkey’s defense and foreign affairs ministries are discussing the purchase of U.S. Patriot missiles with officials… read more

January 3, 2019 | Missile Defense News

Lockheed Martin Wins $29M Deal for Aegis Baseline 9 System

Nasdaq: Lockheed Martin Corp ‘s LMT Rotary and Mission Systems (RMS) business division recently secured a $28.9-million modification contract for the integration and delivery of AEGIS Baseline 9 Combat System. The contract has been awarded by the Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, DC. Per the terms, Lockheed Martin will provide technological upgrades, capability development and… read more

January 3, 2019 | Missile Defense News

Japan to step up research on high-output military laser

The Japan Times: The Defense Ministry will crank into high gear its research to develop a high-output military laser that can intercept mortar rounds and enemy drones flying at low altitudes. The ministry included development outlays of ¥8.7 billion for such research in the fiscal 2018 budget. It plans to open bidding soon for the building… read more

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