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May 25, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Congress launches new missile defense push as North Korea advances

Washington Post: President Trump reportedly told his Filipino counterpart that North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un is a “madman with nuclear weapons.” As Kim gets closer to having the missiles to deliver those weapons, Congress is launching a new push to dramatically expand missile defense inside the United States. “It’s no longer a matter of… read more

May 25, 2017 | Missile Defense News

New US Missile Defence Agency Bases To Be Constructed Around World

Defense World: The US Missile Defence Agency has awarded a $69 million contract to Parsons Government Services Inc. for construction of new facilities in America and a number of countries around the world. “Parsons Government Services Inc., Pasadena, California, was awarded a $69,980,565 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract (including options) for advisory and assistance services for facilities lifecycle… read more

May 24, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Ahead of Ballistic Missile Defense Review, MDA’s FY18 plans show flexibility

Defense News: WASHINGTON — The Ballistic Missile Defense Review ordered this month by Defense Secretary James Mattis won’t wrap up until the end of the year but the Missile Defense Agency’s fiscal year 2018 budget request shows signs of flexibility ahead of the reviews findings. MDA is requesting $7.9 billion in FY18, an increase of… read more

May 24, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Senators turn to space for next step in missile defense

Washington Examiner: A bipartisan group of senators wants the government to explore how to expand United States missile defense systems to a new realm: space. “We’re in unique times, and we need to explore all means of protecting ourselves,” Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, told the Washington Examiner. Schatz is one of the most liberal members… read more

May 24, 2017 | Threat News

State trials of new missiles for S-350 Vityaz air defense systems to be over soon

TASS: MOSCOW, May 23. /TASS/. State trials of three new types of active radar homing missiles for Russia’s new S-350E Vityaz short-to-mid range air defense missile system will be completed in the near future, the manufacturer said. “We are to complete state trials of three new surface-to-air missiles with active radar homing to be mounted… read more

May 24, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Soldiers train, build and defend a short range air defense site

ABC News: FORT SILL, OK (KSWO) – On Tuesday, 24 soldiers from different army posts wrapped up a training session at Fort Sill on how to build and defend a short range air defense site, also known as SHORAD, that will help prepare them for combat. It’s part of the Army’s renewed focus on protecting… read more

May 24, 2017 | Threat News

Top US Intel Official: North Korea on Trajectory to Nuclear-armed Missile

VOA: A top American intelligence official has warned that North Korea is on the path of developing the capability of carrying out a nuclear strike against the United States. Defense Intelligence Agency Director Lieutenant General Vincent Stewart told lawmakers Tuesday on Capitol Hill that although “shortfalls remain,” North Korea continues to learn from the missile… read more

May 23, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Boeing’s Huntsville office awarded an additional billion dollars for missile defense work

Redstone Alabama: The Huntsville office of large defense contractor Boeing has been awarded an additional billion dollars for work on America’s ballistic missile defense system, according to a Pentagon release. The modification is for $1.088 billion, and brings to the total award to more than $5 billion for work on the Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD)… read more

May 23, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Schatz Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Boost Homeland Missile Defense

Maui Now: Today, US Senators Brian Schatz (D-Hawai‘i), Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Gary Peters (D-Mich.), Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), Joe Manchin (D-W.V.), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.V.) introduced the Advancing America’s Missile Defense Act of 2017. The bill – a direct response to continued aggression from North Korea – seeks to… read more

May 23, 2017 | Missile Defense News

U.S., Japanese Firms Collaborating on New Missile Defense Radars

Reuters: Raytheon Co and Lockheed Martin Corp are working with Japanese partners on rival projects to develop new radars that will enhance Japan’s shield against any North Korean missile strike, government and defense industry sources in Tokyo told Reuters. As nuclear-armed Pyongyang builds ever more advanced missiles with the ability to strike anywhere in Japan,… read more

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