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March 19, 2019 | Missile Defense News

The Pentagon Wants to Test a Space-Based ‘Particle Beam’ by 2023

The U.S. Department of Defense wants to test a directed energy weapon in space, one that it hopes will someday destroy ballistic missiles moments after launch. The weapon, a so-called neutral particle beam, would be boosted into space and tested from orbit in 2023. Neutral particle beams don’t get as much attention as lasers but… read more

March 19, 2019 | Missile Defense News

Future Destroyer Named for Medal Of Honor Recipient William Charette

USNI News: The future Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer William Charette (DDG-130) will honor a hospital corpsman awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions in the Korean War. Master Chief William Charette joined the Navy in 1951 and served in Korea as a hospital corpsman attached to Company F, Third Platoon, 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment,… read more

March 19, 2019 | Missile Defense News

Bolton: China Is One Reason US ‘Looking at Strengthening National Missile Defense’

The Diplomat: The U.S. advisor to the president on national security affairs, John Bolton, has been a mainstay on American Sunday shows since the February 28 summit in Hanoi, Vietnam, with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Bolton’s been making the most of these appearances to underscore the administration’s continued maximalist unilateral disarmament demands of… read more

March 19, 2019 | Missile Defense News

Navy vs. Nukes: U.S. Navy Plans to Test Missile Defenses Against ICBM

National Interest – The Pentagon plans a “first-of-its-kind” test of an unprecedented weapons capability to intercept and destroy an enemy Intercontinental Ballistic Missile “ICBM” — from a Navy ship at sea using a Standard Missile-3 Block IIA. The concept, as articulated by Pentagon officials and cited briefly in this years’ DoD “Missile Defense Review,” would… read more

March 18, 2019 | Missile Defense News

Japan and U.S. to develop new radar system for Aegis warships: sources

The Japan Times: WASHINGTON – Japan and the United States are working toward the joint development of a new radar system for Aegis-equipped U.S. Navy warships, as part of efforts to improve defense capabilities, diplomatic sources said Sunday. Coordination between the two countries on the plan aimed at developing capabilities to counter new weapons, including… read more

March 15, 2019 | Missile Defense News

Northrop Grumman wins contract to build two missile defense command and control systems for Poland

Military & Aerospace: REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. –Command and control experts at Northrop Grumman Corp. are preparing to build two battle management systems for the government of Poland to help military authorities quickly deal with uncertain information concerning potential air and missile attacks. Officials of the U.S. Army Contracting Command at Redstone Arsenal, Ala., announced a $349.4… read more

March 15, 2019 | Missile Defense News

Pentagon Wants to Test A Space-Based Weapon in 2023

Defense One: Defense officials want to test a neutral particle-beam in orbit in fiscal 2023 as part of a ramped-up effort to explore various types of space-based weaponry. They’ve asked for $304 million in the 2020 budget to develop such beams, more powerful lasers, and other new tech for next-generation missile defense. Such weapons are… read more

March 15, 2019 | Missile Defense News

U.S. Navy awards contract to Raytheon for SPY-6 radars

Defence Blog: U.S. defense contractor Raytheon Co. said on Thursday it had got a $402,6 million order for SPY-6 radars for the U.S. Navy. The aerospace giant reported the company is awarded a$402,658,015fixed-price-incentive (firm target) modification to previously-awarded contract N00024-14-C-5315 to exercise options for Air and Missile Defense Radar Program (AMDR) low-rate initial production (LRIP).… read more

March 15, 2019 | Missile Defense News

US Approves Sale Of 108 AMRAAM Missiles To Australia For $240 Million

Defense World: The United States State Department has approved sale AIM-120C-7 Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missiles (AMRAAM) and related equipment for an estimated cost of $240.5 million to Australia. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on March 12, 2019. The Government of Australia has requested to… read more

March 15, 2019 | Missile Defense News

Lockheed Martin Wins $507 Million Patriot Advanced Capability-3 Contract Modification

Defense World: Lockheed Martin has won $507 million modification contract for incidental services, hardware, facilities, equipment, and all technical, planning, management, manufacturing, and testing efforts to produce Phased Array Tracking Radar to Intercept on Target Advanced Capability-3 missiles. Work is expected to be completed by Dec. 31, 2024, the United States department of defense said… read more

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