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Lockheed and the MDA Conduct Test of New Air-Launched Missile Target Prototype

Lockheed and the MDA Conduct Test of New Air-Launched Missile Target Prototype

Lockheed Martin and the U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA) have successfully tested a prototype air-launched Extended Medium-range Ballistic Missile (eMRBM) target at Yuma Proving Ground, Arizona. In the test, a full-scale prototype of the eMRBM target was released from the […]


Missile Defense: Opportunity to Refocus on Strengthening Acquisition Management

Missile Defense: Opportunity to Refocus on Strengthening Acquisition Management

The Department of Defense’s (DOD) Missile Defense Agency (MDA) has made some recent progress gaining important knowledge for its Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS) by successfully conducting several important tests. In addition, the agency made substantial improvements to the clarity […]


French M51 ballistic missile self-destructs in failed test

French M51 ballistic missile self-destructs in failed test

A French test of an M51 submarine-launched ballistic missile failed on Sunday as it self-destructed off the coast of Brittany, officials said. “It was a failure, the reasons will be determined by an investigation,” said Lieutenant Commander Lionel Delort, a […]


Taiwan to Deploy 3 More PAC-3 Antimissile Batteries

Taiwan to Deploy 3 More PAC-3 Antimissile Batteries

Three U.S.-made Patriot antimissile air defense batteries will be deployed in southern Taiwan, in addition to the one already in northern Taiwan, Deputy Defense Minister Andrew Yang said Thursday. Responding to lawmakers’ questions in the Legislative Yuan’s Foreign and National […]


North Korea moves two more missile launchers: report

North Korea moves two more missile launchers: report

North Korea has moved two more missile launchers to its east coast, where preparations are apparently under way for a missile test as tensions simmer on the peninsula, a report said Sunday. Expectations had been high that Pyongyang would carry […]


United Kingdom to Buy Hellfire Missiles

United Kingdom to Buy Hellfire Missiles

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress April 16 of a possible Foreign Military Sale to the United Kingdom for 500 AGM-114-N4/P4 HELLFIRE missiles. The estimated cost is $95 million. This program will directly contribute to the U.S. foreign and […]


Russia to Get New ICBM Later this Year

Russia to Get New ICBM Later this Year

The first modernized intercontinental ballistic missile, Yars-M, will enter service with Russia’s Strategic Missile Forces (RVSN) later this year, RVSN Commander Col. Gen. Sergei Karavayev said on Thursday. A defense industry source previously told RIA Novosti the Armed Forces will […]


Intelligence Leak Confirms Missile Threat Commission’s Predictions

Intelligence Leak Confirms Missile Threat Commission’s Predictions

In the late 1990s, defense hawks and doves were involved in an intense debate over missile defense. The Clinton Administration had stomped on the brakes, reducing the Reagan-Bush program to a research effort. Official intelligence estimates saw the threat to […]


Lockheed PAC-3 Missile Intercepts and Destroys Tactical Ballistic Missile in New Test

Lockheed PAC-3 Missile Intercepts and Destroys Tactical Ballistic Missile in New Test

Lockheed Martin’s PAC-3 Missile successfully detected, tracked and intercepted a tactical ballistic missile (TBM) in a Lower Tier Project Office flight test today at White Sands Missile Range, N.M. Two PAC-3 Missiles were ripple-fired in the test per current doctrine. […]


 
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