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May 22, 2019 | Threat News

Houthis target Saudi civilian facility in Najran with explosives-laden drone

Arab News – Houthi militants had tried to hit a civilian facility in Saudi Arabia’s southern border province of Najran with a drone carrying explosives, the Arab Coalition supporting Yemen’s legitimate government said on Tuesday. In a statement carried by the Saudi Press Agency (SPA), Colonel Turki Al-Maliki, the spokesman of the Saudi-led military coalition… read more

May 22, 2019 | Missile Defense News

Raytheon successfully completes US Army’s LTAMDS sense-off

Yahoo Finance – Raytheon Company (RTN) completed technical testing during the U.S. Army’s Lower Tier Air and Missile Defense Sensor sense-off at White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico. The two-week missile defense demonstration highlighted Raytheon’s readiness to deliver mission-critical LTAMDS capability to the U.S. Army. “Raytheon’s clean-sheet approach and decades-long investments in gallium nitride technology allowed us to demonstrate and… read more

May 22, 2019 | Other News

House Appropriators Suggest Changes to Major Space Efforts

Air Force Magazine – House appropriators want to pull more than $200 million from a key missile warning satellite program in fiscal 2020 and are linking it to the future of the Pentagon’s new Space Development Agency, according to the report accompanying the House Appropriations Committee’s version of the 2020 defense spending bill. The Next-Generation Overhead Persistent… read more

May 22, 2019 | Missile Defense News

Carbajal, senators urge Air Force to choose Vandenberg AFB as Space Command headquarters

KSBY – Congressman Salud Carbajal (D-24th District), Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) are urging the Air Force to designate Vandenberg Air Force as U.S. Space Command Headquarters. The three sent a letter Tuesday to the Secretary of the Air Force, Heather Wilson, touting Vandenberg’s location and existing space-related missions as the… read more

May 22, 2019 | Other News

US intercepts Russian bombers, fighter jets off the coast of Alaska

CNN – US F-22 stealth jets intercepted four Russian bombers and two Russian Su-35 fighter jets off the coast of Alaska on Monday, according to a statement from North American Aerospace Defense Command.  The Russian nuclear capable long-range bombers flew into the Air Defense Identification Zone, which extends approximately 200 miles off Alaska’s western coast.… read more

May 22, 2019 | Threat News

U.S. Officials Work to Convince Divided Congress of Iran Threat

New York Times – Top American national security officials sought to convince a divided Congress on Tuesday about the seriousness of new threats from Iran as they defended intelligence that has prompted military deployments aimed at deterring attacks by Tehran. Democrats emerged from the classified briefings on Capitol Hill with sharp questions about whose actions… read more

May 21, 2019 | Other News

Germany’s long-awaited antimissile program is about to face politics

Defense News – The German government expects to receive a long-awaited industry offer for revamping the country’s missile defenses next month, just as the debate in Germany over defense spending kicks into high gear once again. The proposal by contractors Lockheed Martin and MBDA Germany for the TLVS program, short for Taktisches Luftverteidigungssystem, will roughly… read more

May 21, 2019 | Threat News

Saudi Arabia says it intercepted Houthi missiles in Mecca province

Reuters – Saudi Arabia said on Monday that it had intercepted two missiles in Mecca province fired by Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthis, who earlier denied having targeted Islam’s holiest site. The foiled strike comes at a time of heightened tensions between Tehran and Gulf Arab states and a roughly four-year conflict in Yemen largely seen as… read more

May 21, 2019 | Other News

Raytheon awarded U.S. Army contract to supply Patriot equipment to Romania

Army Recognition – Raytheon was awarded a $383,973,802 modification to Foreign Military Sales (Romania) contract for new production hardware, upgrade kits and spares, with an estimated completion date of Sept. 30, 2023. Fiscal 2019 other funds in the amount of $383,973,802 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal,… read more

May 21, 2019 | Missile Defense News

US agrees to sell $600M in air-defense missiles to Japan and S. Korea

Stars and Stripes – The U.S. State Department has approved more than $600 million in air-defense missile sales to South Korea and Japan, according to the Defense Security Cooperation Agency. The approvals were announced in statements by the agency May 17 following a pair of missile tests by North Korea a week earlier. Efforts by… read more

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