Missile Defense News

July 22, 2016 | Missile Defense News

US to ensure THAAD maximizes protection

Korea Times: The United States will work closely with South Korea to deploy the THAAD missile defense system in a way that maximizes the protection it provides and minimizes any inconvenience it causes, the White House said Thursday. “This is a highly sophisticated anti-ballistic missile defense system in South Korea to protect our allies from… read more

July 22, 2016 | Missile Defense News

Presidential advisory group backs THAAD deployment

Yonhap News: South Korea’s presidential advisory body on inter-Korean ties adopted a resolution Thursday supporting the deployment of an advanced U.S. missile defense system, called THAAD, on the peninsula. “We actively support the government’s THAAD deployment decision aimed at protecting the people’s life and security against growing North Korean nuclear and missile threats,” the operating… read more

July 22, 2016 | Other News

Russian Agent Sentenced for Illegally Exporting US High-tech Gear

VOA News: A federal court in New York on Thursday sentenced an admitted agent of the Russian government to 10 years in prison and ordered him to forfeit $500,000 in profit he’d gained from his criminal activity, which focused on acquiring and secretly shipping abroad high-tech microelectronics for Russian military equipment. Alexander Fishenko pleaded guilty… read more

July 22, 2016 | Other News

South Korean bank says North’s nuclear ambitions squeezed economy in 2015

Japan Times: North Korea’s economy last year is estimated to have contracted the most since 2007 as leader Kim Jong Un marshaled resources for nuclear tests and ballistic missile development. The gross domestic product of the totalitarian state fell 1.1 percent in 2015 from a year earlier, when it expanded 1 percent, according to calculations… read more

July 22, 2016 | Threat News

Secret North Korean nuclear site discovered hidden in mountain disguised as airplane parts factory

Daily Mail: Researchers believe they have found the location of Kim Jong un’s top secret uranium enrichment plant which is hidden in a mountain near an airbase in northern North Korea. The facility, which is vital to develop weapons grade uranium is believed to have been developed in an underground factory which was previously used… read more

July 22, 2016 | Threat News

One North Korean missile exploded in initial stage of latest launch

Yonhap News: One of the three ballistic missiles recently test-fired by North Korea likely exploded in the air during its initial stage of flight due to some sort of malfunction, military officials familiar with the matter said Friday. According to military sources, one of the three missiles blew up at an altitude of less than… read more

July 22, 2016 | Threat News

North Korea building new, larger submarine pens

Jane’s: North Korea is constructing a fortified structure near the port city of Sinpo that will have what appears to be two covered docks (pens) that could shelter ballistic missile submarines (SSBs). Located 2.25 km south of the Sinpo shipyard, close to the Mayang-do Naval Base on the country’s east coast, the new base may… read more

July 22, 2016 | Missile Defense News

Missile-tracking computer data center opens at Fort Drum

Watertown Daily Times: A new computer center used for missile defense was formally unveiled on post Thursday. The Missile Defense Agency said the In-Flight Interceptor Communications System data terminal is able to send and receive messages from the kill vehicle in defense missiles, constantly transmitting target updates. “This state-of-the-art facility has enhanced our ability to… read more

July 22, 2016 | Missile Defense News

Raytheon Still Hopeful about Its German Patriot Deal

Market Realist: The US government gave a green light to Raytheon (RTN) in 2015 to export its 360-degree Gallium Nitride (or GaN) Active Electronically Scanned Array (or AESA) radar to 13 partner countries. The company officially debuted in March 2016. Without getting into the details, the company said that all 13 countries have expressed interest… read more

July 22, 2016 | MDAA in the News

International Missile Defense Market Heats Up

National Defense: As NATO celebrates the operability of its first land-based Aegis Ashore missile defense system in Romania, nations around the globe are seeking their own missile defenses. Countries in Europe, the Asia-Pacific and the Middle East are considering lower-tier air and missile defense capabilities to protect themselves against rising threats from Russia, Iran and… read more

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