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May 24, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Lockheed Martin Wins $282 Million PAC-3 Missile Support FMS Contract

Defense World: Lockheed Martin was awarded a $282 million modification contract for PATRIOT Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) Missile Support Centre post-production support to Netherlands, Germany, Japan, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, and Republic of Korea. Work is expected to be completed by May 19, 2019, the US department of defense said in a… read more

May 24, 2018 | Other News

Britain, France to seek new missile systems to replace war weapons

Xinhua Net: LONDON, May 23 (Xinhua) — Britain’s House of Commons and the French National Assembly have launched their first ever joint inquiry into future anti-ship missile systems, it was announced Wednesday in London. The inquiry will review the future cruise/anti-ship weapon (FC/ASW) program that was launched by a bilateral agreement signed by the two… read more

May 24, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Romania buys rights from Israel to produce Iron Dome missile defense

World Israel News: In a deal worth hundreds of millions of dollars, Israel’s Rafael Advanced Defense Systems will provide the Romanian Romaero company with licensing and training to produce its own air-defense systems. Israel’s famous Iron Dome anti-rocket system, in addition to the “Samson” remote-controlled weapons positions, and the “Gil” or “Spike” anti-tank tactical missiles,… read more

May 24, 2018 | Threat News

Here’s What We Know About Russia’s Hypersonic Waverider Weapon

Live Science: Warnings of a Russian hypersonic weapon that the U.S. can’t defend against may have had you running for the bomb shelter last week. But what, exactly, is this weapon, and how does it work? Russian President Vladimir Putin first announced the hypersonic weapon, code-named Avangard, in a speech in March. Last week, U.S.… read more

May 23, 2018 | MDAA in the News

The case for defense

Frontiersman: WASILLA — Last Friday, the Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman teamed up with the pro-Alaska think tank Commonwealth North to present ‘Breakfast with a Champion’ at the Menard Center in Wasilla. The guest speaker was Riki Ellison, who played middle linebacker in the NFL for 10 years, winning three Super Bowl Champions with the San Francisco… read more

May 23, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Here’s how many billions Japan and South Korea are spending on American defense goods

Defense News: WASHINGTON ― In an era where the American president wants allies to Buy American, two of America’s closest friends in Asia have proven to be loyal customers. As U.S. President Donald Trump sat down with South Korean President Moon Jae-In at the White House on Tuesday, a new pair of fact sheets released… read more

May 23, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Lamborn wants to bolster U.S. missile defenses in face of North Korea threat

Gray DC: WASHINGTON (Gray DC) — Washington Bureau Chief Jacqueline Policastro sat down with President Donald Trump inside the Oval Office Tuesday. Their off the record meeting took place just a few hours after President Trump met with South Korean President Moon Jae-in. While that meeting — and President Trump’s negotiating style — are in… read more

May 23, 2018 | Other News

U.S. Widens Iran Sanctions for Supplying Missiles to Yemen’s Houthis

The Wall Street Journal: WASHINGTON—The Trump administration imposed sanctions on five Iranian officials it said are responsible for providing Yemeni rebels with long-range missiles being used to target Saudi Arabia. The U.S. action on Tuesday is part of a broader White House strategy to isolate Iran and rein in Tehran’s support for proxies involved in… read more

May 23, 2018 | Threat News

Deep in the Desert, Iran Quietly Advances Missile Technology

The New York Times: When an explosion nearly razed Iran’s long-range missile research facility in 2011 — and killed the military scientist who ran it — many Western intelligence analysts viewed it as devastating to Tehran’s technological ambitions. Since then, there has been little indication of Iranian work on a missile that could reach significantly… read more

May 23, 2018 | Other News

Ukraine tests U.S. missile systems for first time

Reuters: KIEV (Reuters) – Ukraine tested its Javelin missile systems on Tuesday for the first time since receiving the weapons from the United States to boost its defenses in its conflict with pro-Russian separatists. Washington has been one of Kiev’s staunchest supporters since Moscow’s annexation of Crimea in 2014 and the subsequent outbreak of fighting… read more

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