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October 20, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Under Secretary Rose Gottemoeller Travels to Alaska

U.S. Department of State: From October 19-20, Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security Rose Gottemoeller will visit Fairbanks, Fort Greely, and Anchorage. On October 19, Under Secretary Gottemoeller will travel to Fort Greely and the 49th Missile Defense Battalion where she will visit the Missile Defense Complex and receive briefings on… read more

October 20, 2015 | Threat News

Did N.Korea Copy Russian Ballistic Missile?

The Chosunilbo: An intercontinental ballistic missile unveiled during a parade marking the 70th anniversary of the North Korean Workers Party on Oct. 10 looks suspiciously similar to Russia’s SS-N-23 submarine-launched missile, a government source here said Sunday. The source said the new missile has an estimated range of about 9,000 km with a larger warhead… read more

October 20, 2015 | Other News

Revealed: India’s Deadly New Missile Fails Flight-Test

The Diplomat: A test involving the long-range cruise missile Nirbhay had to be aborted and the missile destroyed midair, according to a statement issued by India’s Defence Research & Development Organization (DRDO) last Friday. “Long range cruise missile Nirbhay was successfully launched today at 1150 hrs from launch complex, Chandipur, Odisha, meeting the basic mission… read more

October 20, 2015 | Threat News

Iran to Build Own Missile Defense Based on Knockoff of Russia’s S-300

Sputnik: Iran plans to deploy a missile defense system built around an indigenous analogue of Russia’s S-300 missile system before 2017, Russian media reported on Tuesday. Iran Upgrades Homegrown Air Defense Missile System In April the Iranian army displayed the Bavar 373 — a self-developed version of the advanced Russian S-300 missile system — during… read more

October 20, 2015 | Missile Defense News

U.S. Plans $6 Billion Investment in Space Situational Awareness

Space News: The U.S. government, primarily the Department of Defense, plans to spend some $6 billion on efforts to monitor the space environment in real time through 2020, according to the U.S. Government Accountability Office. That figure, which the GAO acknowledged is not comprehensive, nonetheless represents one of the most detailed accountings of space situational… read more

October 20, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Upgraded GaN AESA radar for Patriot missile defense system moves forward

Military Embedded Systems: Raytheon engineers are upgrading the Patriot Air and Missile Defense System’s radar to provide 360 degree protection from the potential threat unmanned aircraft, manned aircraft, and cruise and ballistic missiles simultaneously attacking U.S. or allied forces from multiple directions. The enhancements include upgrading the Patriot radar main array with Gallium Nitride- (GaN)… read more

October 19, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Raytheon Lands $200M Ballistic Missile Defense System IDIQ

Govcon Wire: Raytheon has received a $200 million contract modification from theMissile Defense Agency to plan and analyze the test for the ballistic missile defense system. The company will also continue to maintain system software and hardware, perform modeling and simulation support, and provide engineering services, the Defense Department said Thursday. Raytheon will carry out the… read more

October 19, 2015 | Missile Defense News

US & allies to test missile defense system in Europe for first time

RT: The US Navy alongside forces from eight other nations, will hold missile defense drills in Europe later in October, according to military sources, as cited by the American media. The exercises will be held under the Maritime Theater Missile Defense Forum, which is a coalition aimed at coordinating missile defense efforts, Stars and Stripes… read more

October 19, 2015 | Missile Defense News

U.S. deploys advanced missile defense ship to Japan

Japan Times: The United States deployed one of its most advanced ballistic missile defense warships to Japan on Monday as part of the Obama administration’s rebalance toward the Asia-Pacific region. The USS Benfold berthed at Yokosuka, Kanagawa Prefecture, where it joins seven other destroyers. Its missions may include guarding the U.S. and its allies against… read more

October 19, 2015 | Threat News

Moscow to deliver upgraded S-300 missiles system to Tehran

Financial Express: A high-ranking Russian official has confirmed that Moscow was working to upgrade the S-300 surface-to-air missile defense system it plans to deliver to Iran. Vladimir Kozhin, President Vladimir Putin’s aide on military and technical cooperation, on Thursday told Iranian state-owned news agency Press TV that the Russian-built S-300 air defense system will be… read more

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