Missile Defense News

February 20, 2017 | Missile Defense News

U.S. rushes to add laser-armed drones to missile defense network

Las Vegas Review-Journal: As North Korea marches toward its goal of threatening the United States with nuclear weapons, the Pentagon is racing to add a new component to its missile defense system: a revolutionary drone laser weapon capable of zapping rockets almost as soon as they are launched. The U.S. Missile Defense Agency says it… read more

February 19, 2017 | Missile Defense News

A new push for missile defense in space under Trump?

Defense News: WASHINGTON — Ahead of the release of the new administration’s first budget request, U.S. defense officials are pushing to renew the effort to get missile-tracking sensors into space. President Donald Trump made a campaign statement touting the need to pursue space-based missile defense in an October 2016 memo. In the memo, he said he wanted… read more

February 19, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Japan eyes updating defense guidelines to bolster alliance with U.S.

Japan Today: TOKYO — The Japanese government plans to update its defense program guidelines five years earlier than initially planned in hope of strengthening the Japan-U.S. defense alliance under President Donald Trump’s administration, a government source said Saturday. The plan aimed at beefing up its defense capability comes after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and the… read more

February 18, 2017 | Missile Defense News

BAE to modernize guided-missile cruiser USS Vicksburg

UPI: BAE Systems received a $42.9 million contract to perform repair and modernization services for the U.S. Navy’s USS Vicksburg. Under the contract, the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser will undergo sepcial selected restricted availability, or SSRA. The work will consist of ship alternations and repairs in addition to modernization efforts. BAE Systems’ agreement with the Navy… read more

February 17, 2017 | Other News

One Year after Move to Busan, Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Korea, ROK Partnership Stronger Than Ever

USPACOM: Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Korea (CNFK) and Commander, Republic of Korea Fleet, and the U.S. Embassy partnered together to highlight the first-year anniversary of CNFK shifting its headquarters from Seoul to Busan. The celebration, which included a combined naval-partnership award ceremony, dinner, and a live concert, emphasized the significance of the move, the successful… read more

February 17, 2017 | Other News

Russia to continue testing cruise missile defense in country’s east

TASS: Russia’s Defense Ministry will continue testing its system to fight air-and sea-launched cruise missiles in the Eastern Military District, Defense Minister Army General Sergei Shoigu said at a ministerial board meeting on Friday. The combat potential of the Eastern Military District was increased by more than 10% in 2016 to ensure Russia’s national interests… read more

February 16, 2017 | MDAA in the News

35th ADA Brigade Soldiers visit DMZ

SAN AIR BASE, Republic of Korea – Riki Ellison, three-time Super Bowl champion and the chairman and founder of the Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance, spent Valentine’s Day accompanying 35th Air Defense Artillery Brigade Soldiers on a staff ride to the Demilitarized Zone. Staff rides are guided trips to significant places that provide Soldiers with a… read more

February 16, 2017 | Threat News

New Chinese Missile Upgrade Likely Designed With Taiwan In Its Crosshairs

Forbes North Korea’s missile tests may still garner headlines, but China is also upgrading its own strategic weapons arsenal — most recently with a new variant of its short-range, mobile Dongfeng (DF-16) ballistic missile. Earlier this month, the state-run English-language newspaper “China Daily” reported on the most recent public displays of the People’s Republic of… read more

February 16, 2017 | Other News

South Korea Mulls Ballistic Missile Test

The Diplomat In response to Pyongyang’s recent intermediate-range launch, Seoul is considering test firing a ballistic missile. The South Korean military is mulling test firing a ballistic missile in response to North Korea’s recent missile test, a military official told Yonhap News Agency. “In response to North Korea’s missile launch Sunday, we are reviewing measures to discard… read more

February 16, 2017 | Threat News

Russia’s New RS-28 Sarmat ICBM: A U.S. Missile Defense Killer?

National Interest Russian media recently claimed that the Federation’s new intercontinental ballistic missile will be able to penetrate even America’s most effective defense systems—but are they right? Russia claims the new RS-28 Sarmat heavy ICBM, being introduced as part of its nuclear modernization, can wipe out an area ‘the size of Texas or France’. They may be referring to… read more

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