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February 15, 2018 | Other News

Lockheed Martin to build new facility in Florida, hire 1,800

The Frederick News Post: Lockheed Martin broke ground Tuesday on a new research-and-development facility in Orlando, Florida, where the Bethesda-based defense giant plans to hire 1,800 people to work on new weapons systems for the Pentagon. Engineers at the facility will work to develop new weapons systems including the Long Range Stand-off Missile, a plane-launched… read more

February 15, 2018 | Threat News

New Iran Anti-Missile Defense System Passes Final Tests

JewishPress.com: Iran’s new Kamand anti-missile defense system has successfully completed its final tests, according to a report by the FARS news agency. “The production of Kamand defense system has ended and ground and air tests have successfully been conducted,” Iranian Rear Admiral Kaviani said in Tehran on Wednesday, according to FARS. The system, which is… read more

February 15, 2018 | Threat News

North Korean threat could require new missile defenses for western U.S.

The Washington Post: North Korea’s growing missile and nuclear capability may require new U.S. investments in missile defense for the western-most United States, the top U.S. military official for the Pacific said Wednesday. Adm. Harry Harris, head of U.S. Pacific Command, told lawmakers that the government of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un had made… read more

February 15, 2018 | Threat News

Pakistan developing new types of nuclear weapons: US

Kashmir Reader: Washington: Pakistan is developing new types of nuclear weapons, including short-range tactical ones that bring more risks to the region, America’s intelligence chief warned on Wednesday. Pakistan is developing new types of nuclear weapons, including short-range tactical weapons, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats told lawmakers during a Congressional hearing on worldwide threats… read more

February 14, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Tim Ryan talks missile base possibility for Portage County

The Alliance Review: Portage County could soon be the home to an estimated $3.6 billion federal project at the Camp Ravenna Joint Military Training Center. Camp Ravenna, known locally as the Ravenna Arsenal from its days as a World War II munitions plant, is still on the short list for a new East Coast missile… read more

February 14, 2018 | Threat News

Turkey, Russia to sign deal for second S-400 regiment in 2020

Daily Sabah Defense: Turkey will sign an agreement with Russia for the second S-400 missile defense system regiment in 2020, a Russian official said Wednesday. “After the delivery of the first regiment is completed in May-June 2020, the parties plan to sign a new contract on the delivery of the second S-400 regiment in 2021.… read more

February 14, 2018 | Missile Defense News

U.S. Will Spend Millions On ‘Game-Changing’ Laser-Firing Drone To Destroy Enemy Missiles

Newsweek: The U.S. Missile Defense Agency’s budget for 2019 plans to allocate resources toward building a laser-firing drone to intercept missiles. The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) requested a total $9.9 billion budget that accounts for 0.22 percent of President Donald Trump’s $4.4 trillion 2019 budget proposal, its single largest request in the history of the agency, as The… read more

February 14, 2018 | Missile Defense News

MDA taps Raytheon for radar support for UAE

UPI: Feb. 13 (UPI) — The Missile Defense Agency has awarded Raytheon a contract for software development and engineering support services for the Army/Navy Transportable Radar system in support of the United Arab Emirates. The deal, announced Monday by the Department of Defense, is not-to-exceed more than $23.2 million, which is a modification to a… read more

February 13, 2018 | Threat News

Iran unveils nuclear ready ballistic missile during military parade that can hit Israel

Daily Mail: Iran has unveiled a ballistic missile reportedly capable of carrying nuclear warheads and with a sufficient range to reach Israel or U.S. military bases in the Gulf. The Qadr H missile was put on display during military parades held in the capital Tehran this weekend to celebrate the 39th anniversary of the 1979… read more

February 13, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Pentagon Requesting $66 Million For Laser Drones to Shoot Down North Korean Missiles

Defense One: One of the smaller line items in the Missile Defense Agency’s $9.9 billion budget request for 2019 is also one of the most interesting: $66 million to keep developing a laser that can be mounted on a drone and used to destroy enemy missiles on the launch pad — or shortly after takeoff.… read more

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