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February 16, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Raytheon awarded $12M for work on Standard Missile

UPI: Feb. 15 (UPI) — Raytheon Missile Systems was awarded a $12.1 million modified contract to work on Standard Missile-2 and Standard Missile-3 for the U.S. Navy and other countries. Most of the engineering and technical services on the SM-2 surface to air missiles and the SM-6 anti-air and anti-surface missiles will be performed at… read more

February 16, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Cybersecurity compliance for ballistic missile defense system contract won by DECISIVE ANALYTICS

Military Embedded Systems: ARLINGTON, Va. Missile Defense Agency (MDA) officials selected DECISIVE ANALYTICS for a $59.5 million contract to provide cybersecurity compliance and risk management for the Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS). Under contract, engineers will work to improve independent verification and validation analysis and reporting of the BMDS cybersecurity controls and expanding knowledge for… read more

February 16, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Teledyne Awarded $45.7 Million Missile Defense Contract

Business Wire: THOUSAND OAKS, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Teledyne Technologies Incorporated (NYSE:TDY) announced today that its subsidiary, Teledyne Brown Engineering, Inc., has been awarded a $45.7 million Task Order by the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command (SMDC) related to missile defense modeling and simulation tools and software. Work is planned to begin immediately and could extend… read more

February 16, 2018 | Missile Defense News

General: ‘100 percent confident’ in North Korea missile defense

The Hill: The military official in charge of the command that defends the United States from missile threats says she’s “100 percent confident” in her ability to protect the country from a North Korean ballistic missile attack, while also calling for more improvements to U.S. missile defense. “I want to assure this committee today that… read more

February 16, 2018 | Missile Defense News

PACOM commander: Hawaii missile defense must be a priority

Hawaii News Now: WASHINGTON D.C. (HawaiiNewsNow) – The commander of United States Pacific Command says that Hawaii needs to beef up its missile defense if it wants to protect itself against North Korea’s quickly developing nuclear capabilities. In a discussion with Congress on Wednesday, Adm. Harry Harris — who has been tapped by the president… read more

February 16, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Air Force outlines $7.3 billion five-year plan for future SBIRS architecture

Inside Defense: The Air Force’s fiscal year 2019 budget offers new details on its plan to recapitalize the Space-Based Infrared System and support future overhead persistent infrared requirements, even as the effort still lacks an approved acquisition strategy. The service expects to need $7.3 billion over the next five years for the Evolved SBIRS effort,… read more

February 15, 2018 | Other News

Air Force says request for 48 F-35s supports ‘manageable ramp’ in production

Inside Defense: Air Force officials say the service is still targeting an annual F-35 production rate of 60 aircraft, but in the near term, the focus is on maintaining a “manageable ramp” in order to avoid undue strain on its production and logistics infrastructure. The Air Force’s five-year outlook for F-35 production hasn’t shifted in… read more

February 15, 2018 | Missile Defense News

MDA advances plan for $1.9 billion buy of Raytheon-built SM-3 Block IB interceptors

Inside Defense: The Missile Defense Agency is asking Congress for permission to negotiate a five-year contract for Aegis ballistic missile defense interceptors, a potential $1.9 billion deal with Raytheon for Standard Missile-3 Block IB guided missiles beginning in fiscal year 2019 the agency estimates would cost $306 million less than if procured annually. MDA’s FY-19… read more

February 15, 2018 | Missile Defense News

MDA to select best ‘low-power’ laser design this year; eyes ‘high-power’ laser contract in 2023

Inside Defense: The Missile Defense Agency this year plans to select the best of three “low-power” lasers being designed by industry for follow-on development, but the agency’s budget documents show a laser potentially powerful enough to disable ballistic missiles in their boost phase is not planned to be put on contract until 2023. The agency… read more

February 15, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Japan, US to hold drills to intercept missiles

NHK World: Defense authorities in Japan say they will hold computer simulated drills with the United States this month to intercept ballistic missiles. The joint staff chief of the Self-Defense Forces, Katsutoshi Kawano, announced the plan on Thursday. Kawano said the SDF and US forces will carry out the drills on Friday and for 4… read more

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