Archive: Ballistic Missile Defense


Navy Tells Congress It’s Ready For New Radar For Destroyers

The Navy has sent a report to Congress informing lawmakers that it’s poised for the integration of the new Air Missile Defense Radar (AMDR) on the next flight of Arleigh Burke-class (DDG-51) destroyers, saying it has adequately addressed the design changes that are required to install the radar on a ship that will go under […]

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BAE Wins $12 Million Army Space and Missile Defense Command Contract For Readiness Support

The Army awarded BAE Systems a two-year contract worth $11.8 million to provide hardware, software, and systems integration support for the Battlespace Command and Control Center. BAE will complete upgrades to mobile training suites and provide systems and network administration support to the Non-Organic Radar Access program. This work is meant to minimize downtime for […]


Leidos Wins $77 Million Contract From NATO

The NATO Communications and Information (NCI) Agency awarded a contract worth up to $77 million to Leidos [LDOS] to provide systems engineering and integration support for the Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) Program Office, the company said on Thursday. The single-award firm-fixed-price contract is worth $77 million if all options are exercised. This includes a four-year […]


Poland and NATO Increase Missile Defense Cooperation

The Polish Ministry of National Defence and the NATO Communications and Information (NCI) Agency signed an agreement intensifying cooperation between the ministry and the Agency’s Ballistic Missile Defence (BMD) Program Office and Services, the NCI Agency said on Thursday. This agreement was signed by Robert Kupiecki, Poland’s Undersecretary of State, and Koen Gijsbers, NCI Agency […]


Raytheon Continues Patriot Services Under $109 Million Contract

Raytheon [RTN] Wednesday said it has received a $109 million engineering services contract for its Patriot Air and Missile Defense System. The contract, issued by the Army Aviation and Missile Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., is for ongoing technical support and services to the U.S. Army and Foreign Military Sale customers to ensure readiness of their […]

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U.S.-Israel Conduct Arrow 2 Missile Defense Intercept Test, Results Pending

The Israel Missile Defense Organization (IMDO) of the Directorate of Defense Research and Development (DDR&D) and the U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA) said Tuesday they conducted an intercept test of the Arrow-2 interceptor missile–though results are unclear at this point. The Arrow-2 is an operational system run by the Israeli Air Force, which is currently […]

A Ground-based Midcourse Defense interceptor launch.
Photo: Missile Defense Agency.

MDA To Hold Public Hearing On Potential Missile Defense Site In Ohio

The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) and the Ohio Army National Guard are expected to host a public scoping meeting in Ravenna, Ohio, on Tuesday evening to review the proposed scope of the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for a potential Continental United States Interceptor Site (CIS) at the Camp Ravenna Joint Military Training Center. This installation […]

Mike Shaughnessy, Vice President of Supply Chain, Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems and Henryk Kruszynski, CEO of TELDAT Company, sign Letter of Intent to explore partnership opportunities in Poland. 
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Raytheon, Poland’s TELDAT, Sign Air Defense Letter of Intent

Raytheon [RTN] signed a letter of intent with Poland’s TELDAT to cooperate in mutually beneficial business opportunities related to Poland’s air defense architecture, as well as significant exports to global markets. The companies will examine areas for partnership in the following categories: IP-based networking solutions, software and devices; militarized communications equipment; command and control software; […]

GMD Flight Test June 22, 2014
Photo: Missile Defense Agency

GAO Finds DoD Report On Homeland Missile Defense Offers Limited Insight

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) examined a Defense Department report to congressional defense committees on homeland missile defense and flight tests, but finds it provides limited help for Congress to make decisions. The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) is developing the Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) system for homeland ballistic missile defense against a limited intermediate and […]

Patriot Fire Unit
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Raytheon Offers 360-Degree Radar To Poland, Germany In Patriot System Upgrade

Raytheon’s [RTN] Patriot Air and Missile Defense-System offering for Poland and Germany’s missile defense programs includes solid-state advanced radar providing 360-degree coverage as a co-development opportunity. Poland recently chose Raytheon’s Patriot and a consortium of Thales and MBDA for its mid-range missile defense system program. Raytheon has a similar offering for Germany’s missile defense. For […]