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January 18, 2019 | Missile Defense News

Leaders to Press Defense for Decision on Missile Site

Business Journal: YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Local and federal officials said Thursday they will keep promoting the Camp James A. Garfield Joint Military Training Center for a third continental missile interceptor site. The U.S. Department of Defense yesterday released its long-awaited 2019 Missile Defense Review, which outlines the threat environment and “describes the policies, strategies and… read more

January 18, 2019 | MDAA in the News

Porter Sailor Honored as Navy Missile Defender of the Year

DoD: Lt. j.g. McKenzie Anderson, USS Porter (DDG 78) training officer, was honored as the Navy’s Missile Defender of the Year (MDOY) at the annual Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance (MDAA) awards banquet held in Alexandria, Va., Jan. 11. The annual MDAA-sponsored event honors the best missile defense Soldier, Sailor, Airman and National Guard member for… read more

January 18, 2019 | MDAA in the News

Trump’s new missile defense plan could prep the US for a decapitation strike on North Korea

My San Antonio: President Donald Trump rolled out his vision for the future of nuclear war fighting on Thursday with the Missile Defense Review, and the plan reads like a guide to taking down North Korean missile launches. The review, originally slotted to come out in May 2018, may have been postponed to avoid spooking… read more

January 18, 2019 | Missile Defense News

Rheinmetall to supply HX heavy trucks for Swedish Army Patriot system

Army Technology: The Swedish procurement authority FMV has placed an order with Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles (RMMV) for high-mobility trucks from its HX series. The double-digit million-euro deal will see the supply of 40 trucks that will be used for transporting the Swedish Army’s Patriot air defence systems manufactured by Rheinmetall’s partner Raytheon. Raytheon and Rheinmetall… read more

January 17, 2019 | Other News

Chinese missile frigates, replenishment ship dock at Manila port

Two guided-missile frigates and a replenishment ship from China have arrived in the Manila for a four-day goodwill visit to strengthen the relationship between the two countries. According to a report of Mark Salazar on Balitanghali on Thursday, this was the second friendly visit of the Chinese Navy in the country under the administration of… read more

January 17, 2019 | Other News

Air Defense: The Sling Survives Initial Service

The new Israeli David’s Sling (formerly Magic Wand) anti-aircraft system has successfully completed its first year in service. The system, which is similar to the American Patriot, is designed mainly for anti-missile defense. Patriot was designed initially as an anti-aircraft system and later had anti-missile capabilities added. So while Patriot and David’s Sling may seem… read more

January 17, 2019 | Other News

USS Wasp drills with Japan in East China Sea, days after Beijing mobilizes anti-ship missile

Stars and Stripes: The USS Wasp recently spent two days sailing with a Japanese amphibious ship in the East China Sea to test their ability to communicate and maneuver together. The Jan. 12-13 “cooperative deployment” involved vessels of the Sasebo-based Wasp Amphibious Ready Group — including the USS Ashland and USS Green Bay — and… read more

January 17, 2019 | Other News

Serial Production of Russia’s Su-57 Stealth Fighter Delayed Until at Least 2020

The Diplomat: The Sukhoi Su-57 fighter aircraft, Russia’s first purported indigenously designed and built fifth-generation stealth fighter jet, will not enter serial production before 2020, according to a Russian military aviation industry source. “In 2020, we plan to sign the second contract to manufacture and deliver 13 Su-57 fighter jets, some of them equipped with… read more

January 17, 2019 | Other News

US to begin nuclear treaty pullout next month after Russia missile talks fail

The US has rejected Moscow’s offer to inspect a new Russian missile suspected of violating a key cold war-era nuclear weapons treaty, and warned that it would suspend observance of the agreement on 2 February, giving six-months’ notice of a complete withdrawal. The under secretary of state for arms control and international security, Andrea Thompson,… read more

January 17, 2019 | Missile Defense News

Space-based interceptors and drones with lasers: the Pentagon’s Missile Defense Review wish-list revealed

Defense News: WASHINGTON — The long-delayed Missile Defense Review, which will be formally introduced by President Donald Trump at the Pentagon Thursday, will call for research and investments to ensure America’s security for the next several decades: laser technology, the F-35 as an ICBM killer, and potentially putting interceptors in space. Trump will roll out… read more

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