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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

May 22, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Allies’ navy forces launch combined maritime operations center in Jan.

The Korea Herald: The navies of South Korea and the US have been running a combined maritime operations center since early this year to better counter North Korea’s missile threats, officials said Sunday. In January, South Korea’s Navy and US Naval Forces Korea launched the operations center in the South Korean Navy’s operational base in… read more

May 22, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Missile Defense Agency rounds out ballistic-missile interceptor plan

Military Embedded Systems: In 2015, MDA issued initial risk- reduction contracts to Boeing, Lockheed Martin, and Raytheon to develop the MOKV, which MDA plans to send into space to intercept any incoming ballistic missiles. The MOKV is specifically intended to handle a single missile with decoys using kill vehicles that communicate with one another.FORT BELVOIR,… read more

May 22, 2017 | Threat News

UN Security Council to Meet on North Korea’s Latest Missile Test

VOA news: The United Nations Security Council plans to have an emergency meeting Tuesday in response to North Korea’s latest ballistic missile test. Uruguay’s mission to the U.N. said the meeting was requested by the United States, South Korea and Japan. North Korea said Monday it is now ready to mass produce intermediate-range ballistic missiles… read more

May 22, 2017 | Threat News

North Korea says missile meets all specifications, ready for mass-production

Reuters: North Korea said on Monday it had successfully tested an intermediate-range ballistic missile which met all technical requirements and could now be mass-produced, indicating advances in its ambitions to be able to hit the United States. The North fired the missile into waters off its east coast on Sunday, its second missile test in… read more

May 22, 2017 | Threat News

US official: North Korea launches medium-range ballistic missile

ABC News: North Korea launched a medium-range ballistic missile Sunday afternoon, a senior Trump administration official has confirmed. South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said the projectile was fired from an area about 50 miles northeast of Pyongyang. “We are aware that North Korea launched an MRBM [medium-range ballistic missile],” the U.S. official said in… read more

May 19, 2017 | Threat News

Yemen’s Houthis say fired ballistic missile toward Saudi capital

Business Insider: Yemen’s armed Houthi movement said on Friday it had fired a ballistic missile toward the Saudi capital Riyadh, just ahead of U.S. President Donald Trump’s visit to Saudi Arabia, but the claim could not immediately be confirmed. The Iran-allied Houthis launched a Burkan-1 missile, a statement by their official news agency said. It… read more

May 19, 2017 | Threat News

North Korea showed off a lot of missiles. What might be its targets?

The Washington Post: Experts assumed Kim Jong Un had the capability to launch nuclear weapons even before last weekend’s test flight of a new missile that, on a normal, flatter trajectory, would have been capable of reaching Guam. But they don’t think he wants to fire them randomly. This notion that the program is unsophisticated… read more

May 19, 2017 | Threat News

That North Korean Missile Really Worked, Say U.S. Officials

NBC News: Two U.S. defense officials confirm that North Korea’s launch of a KN-17 missile last Sunday was successful and that the missile’s re-entry vehicle did successfully re-enter the atmosphere. The re-entry was controlled and the vehicle did not burn up, the officials said. It landed in the sea near Russia. The KN-17 is a liquid fuel single-stage… read more

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