Archive: Missile Defense

The USS John S. McCain (DDG-56). Photo: U.S. Navy.

New CR Includes Billions For Missile Defense, Ship Repairs

The House of Representatives passed a new continuing resolution (CR) late Dec. 21 that would keep the federal government open until Jan. 19 and provide billions of dollars in emergency funding for missile defense and Navy ship repairs. The CR (H.R. 1370), which was headed to the Senate for its consideration, would provide about $4 […]

A naval-based Iron Dome Tamir missile is launched in a November 2017 intercept test. (Photo: Israel Defense Forces)

Israel Declares Naval Iron Dome Operational

The Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) declared a naval component of the Iron Dome rocket and artillery shell defense system operational on Tuesday following final successful tests. The Israeli Navy and Air Force conducted several successful tests with Iron Dome designer Rafael and the Israel Missile Defense Association to evaluate the capabilities of the Naval Iron […]

Patriot air defense units are popular Foreign Military Sales (FMS) items. Photo: Raytheon.

Romania Signs Agreement To Buy Patriot Missile Defense System

Romania’s government signed an agreement to buy Raytheon’s [RTN] Patriot Integrated Air and Missile Defense (IAMD) system from the U.S. Army, the company said Wednesday. The agreement, called a Letter of Offer and Acceptance opens Romania to reach initial operational capability (IOC) for Patriot relatively quickly and sets up contract negotiations between the U.S. government […]

A PAC-3 Missile Segment Enhancement (MSE) missile test is conducted at the White Sands Missile Range, N.M. as part of a flight test for the U.S. Army. (Photo: Lockheed Martin)

PAC-3 Missiles Successfully Intercept Tactical Ballistic Missile Targets

Five Lockheed Martin [LMT] Patriot Advanced Capability (PAC)-3 interceptors successfully defeated four tactical ballistic missile targets in a test earlier this month. The Army led a flight test of four PAC-3 Cost Reduction Initiative (CRI) and one PAC-2 Missile Segment Enhancement (MSE) interceptors against the four targets at the White Sands Missile Range, N.M. A […]

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Lockheed Martin And MDA Finish LRDR Critical Design Review

Lockheed Martin [LMT] and the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) have finished the critical design review (CDR) for the Long Range Discrimination Radar (LRDR), validating the radar is ready to move into the fabrication, demonstration, and test phase, the company said Thursday. The CDR took place on Sept. 28 and is the second of three design […]

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NATO Briefs Industry On Over $817 Million In Air And Missile Defense Opportunities

The NATO Communications and Information (NCI) Agency on Monday briefed North American and European industry on over $817 million in upcoming air and missile defense program business opportunities in 2018 and later, the alliance said. The NCI Agency said that projected requirements for the next decade could further “significantly increase” that initial estimate. These opportunities […]

Patriot air defense units are popular Foreign Military Sales (FMS) items. Photo: Raytheon.

Sweden Chooses Patriot To Upgrade Air And Missile Defenses

The Swedish government has decided to start negotiations on procuring Raytheon’s [RTN] Patriot air and missile defense system for upward of $1.2 billion, the government said Tuesday. The Swedish Armed Forces (SwAF) and Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) have been evaluating medium-range surface-to-air defense systems for Sweden since the parliament concluded a 2015 defense framework […]

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MDA Awards Raytheon $1.5 Billion To Support AN/TPY-2 and SBX Radars

The Missile Defense Agency awarded Raytheon [RTN] a $1.5 billion indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity follow-on contract to support the Army Navy Transportable Radar Surveillance Model 2 (AN/TPY-2) and Sea-Based X-Band (SBX) radars, the Defense Department said last Friday. The AN/TPY-2, built by Raytheon, is used for Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile defense systems to […]

A Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) battery fires an interceptor missile. Photo: Lockheed Martin.

Foreign Minister: South Korea Not Considering Additional THAADs

South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha said Monday that the administration of President Moon Jae-in is not considering additional deployments of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile defense system, according to Korean press reports. Kang disclosed this policy decision in a statement to the legislature during a parliamentary audit of the ministry. This […]

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MDA Awards $10 Million Contract Mod To MTSI For Improved Missile Defense Modeling Tools

The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) awarded Modern Technology Solutions Inc. (MTSI) a $10 million modification last Monday to increase a contract ceiling under an effort to develop models of new interceptor and sensor concepts for missile defense development. The modification raises the value of a 2014 contract to almost $35.5 million. The work aims to […]