Archive: Missile Defense

Iron Dome in action.
Photo: Rafael Advanced Defense Systems

Israel Developing Sea-Based Iron Dome

Israel is developing a naval version of its land-based Iron Dome system to defend its offshore gas fields against short-range rockets. The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) announced in late May that the Israeli Navy had successfully completed a test aboard a Sa’ar-5 corvette of a prototype of the sea-based Iron Dome, known as Tamir Adir […]

A Standard Missile (SM)-2 missile being launched from a naval vessel. Photo: Raytheon.

South Korea Requests $65 Million In SM-2 Block IIIB Standard Missiles And Containers

The State Department approved a possible $65 million Foreign Military Sales (FMS) request to South Korea for SM-2 Block IIIB Standard missiles, containers and support. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) notified Congress of the potential sale on July 1. The possible sale includes major defense equipment (MDE) of 17 SM-2 Block IIIB Standard Missiles […]

The Missile Defense Agency conducted a flight test of a Ground-Based Interceptor carrying a Raytheon Exo-atmospheric Kill Vehicle on Jan. 26, 2013, at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. 
(Photo courtesy  Missile Defense Agency Photo)

Missile Defense Agency Holds Public Meetings On Potential Third GMD Site

The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) has completed a series of four public meetings designed to receive feedback on a potential Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) site in the eastern United States. The three military installations under consideration for the GMD site are: Fort Custer Training Center in western Michigan, Fort Drum in northern New York and […]

Former Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.)

Ex-Congressman Urges More Defenses For U.S. Satellites

Former U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.), who chaired the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence from 2011 to 2015, said June 30 that the United States needs to better protect its national security satellites against hostile missiles. When China launched a ground-based missile to destroy one of its own satellites in a 2007 test, it […]

Raytheon's Patriot air and missile defense system. Photo: Raytheon

NATO Chief Calls For Member Nations To Up Military Spending In Face Of Sabre-Rattling Russia

BRUSSELS – In response to what is generally seen as a Russia re-energized with Cold War-style expansionism, NATO is flexing its collective muscles including the deployment of Italian surface-to-air missiles to Turkey. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, in opening remarks at an alliance ministerial meeting Tuesday, said he expects an alliance-wide increase of 1.5 percent […]