The U.S. Air Force is examining modernization of its system of early warning radars and airborne command and control assets in Alaska. “It’s time to take a look at new ways of doing these things, and this is a topic that’s under way,” Air Force Secretary Barbara Barrett said ...

A Senate panel would move funding control for the Hypersonic and Ballistic Tracking Space Sensor (HBTSS) back to the Missile Defense Agency from the Space Development Agency (SDA), despite administration reorganization efforts. The Senate Appropriation Committee’s draft FY 2021 defense funding ...

Lockheed Martin [LMT] said it is teaming up with Aerojet Rocketdyne [AJRD] in the competition for the Next Generation Interceptor (NGI) for the Missile Defense Agency’s (MDA) Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) system. The NGI program will replace the Redesigned Kill Vehicle (RKV) that the ...

The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) and U.S. Army conducted a successful interoperability intercept test of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) and Patriot missile defense weapon systems on Oct. 1. The test, called Flight Test Patriot Weapon System (FTP)-27, consisted of one event earlier ...

Israel has begun delivering the first battery of the Iron Dome missile defense system to the U.S. Army, with soldiers to begin testing on the system in early 2021. The Army signed a deal with Israel manufacturer Rafael in August 2019 for two Iron Dome batteries, while officials have noted the ...