Archive: Missile Defense

MDA Says SM-3 IIA Test Failure Caused By Third Stage Ignition Part

The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) said it found the likely reason why a Raytheon [RTN] Standard Missile-3 Block IIA missile failed to intercept a target in a January test (FTM-29): a device did not ignite the third stage rocket motor (TSRM). MDA and U.S. Navy sailors manning the Aegis Ashore Missile Defense Test Complex in […]

MDA To Award Raytheon Sole-Source Contract For SM-3 IIA Interceptors

The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) is planning to award a sole-source contract to Raytheon [RTN] to produce and deliver Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) Block IIA ballistic missile interceptors starting in FY 2019 and lasting through 2023 with a possible extension through FY 2027. The MDA posted a pre-solicitation notice to this effect to FedBizOpps on Sept. […]

State Department Approves PAC-3 MSE Missiles For South Korea

The State Department this week approved a possible $501 million Foreign Military Sale (FMS) of 64 Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) Missile Segment Enhancement (MSE) missiles to South Korea. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) notified Congress of the sale on Thursday. The Korean PAC-3 MSE request also includes two PAC-MSE Test Missiles, range and test […]

Serco Awarded $51 Million Contract For Shipboard CIWS Support

IT service management company Serco, Inc. said on Tuesday it’s been awarded a $51 million single-award, indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract to continue providing installation support for Close-In Weapons Systems (CIWS) on U.S. Army, Navy and Coast Guard vessels. The contract has a one-year base period plus four one-year option periods, with a ceiling value […]

Japan Intercepts Target Missile In First Aegis SM-3 IB Test

A Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) destroyer successfully conducted its first Aegis missile defense intercept test with the Raytheon [RTN] Standard Missile-3 Block IB off the coast of Hawaii on Tuesday. The test, called Japan Flight Test Mission-05 (JTFM-05), aimed to demonstrate a successful engagement of a target missile from the Japanese destroyer JS Atago […]

State Dept. Approves $105 Million Netherlands Patriot Recap

The State Department on Wednesday approved a possible $105 million Foreign Military Sale (FMS) of recapitalization on four Netherlands Patriot Fire Units. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) notified Congress of the sale on the same day it was announced. The recapitalization includes radar sets, radar digital processors, engagement control stations, information and coordination central, […]

Officials: MDR Hopefully Out Within Weeks

A top Defense Department official said on Tuesday that he hoped the long-delayed Missile Defense Review (MDR) will be released within weeks. Speaking at a Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance event on Capitol Hill, under Secretary of Defense for Policy John Rood said he has been working for some time across the DoD in various organizations […]

GA Nabs $134 Million MDA Contract For New MQ-9 Sensor

The Missile Defense Agency on Monday awarded General Atomics (GA) Electromagnetic Systems a $134 million contract to finish the development, integration, and flight test of an advanced sensor on MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). The sensor and MQ-9 will be used in “realistic test scenarios” both inside and outside the continental U.S., the Defense […]

IBCS Completes Fourth Army Test

Northrop Grumman’s [NOC] Integrated Air and Missile Defense (IAMD) Battle Command System (IBCS) demonstrated an ability to scale up across long distances during a successful five-week long U.S. Army test, the company said on Wednesday. The multi-node distributed test occurred with Army air and missile defense assets spread across over 20 nodes from White Sands […]

Sweden Officially Buying Patriot Missile Defenses

Swedish officials on Friday formally announced they agreed to buy the Raytheon [RTN] Patriot air and missile defense system from the U.S. Army in a signed Letter of Offer and Acceptance. This agreement comes on the heels of an announcement last week by the Swedish Defense Ministry that the government was empowering the Swedish Defence […]