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Missile plan to go ahead despite test failure: US

Missile plan to go ahead despite test failure: US

The US military will go ahead with the deployment of a missile defense system in Alaska despite the recent test failure of an interceptor missile, officials said Tuesday. Pentagon spokesman George Little said the unsuccessful test on Friday of a […]


US missile defense test fails: Pentagon

US missile defense test fails: Pentagon

America’s missile defense system failed on Friday in a test over the Pacific, with an interceptor failing to hit an incoming ballistic missile, the Pentagon said. The miss represented yet another setback for the costly ground-based interceptors, which have not […]


Lockheed Martin Conducts Successful PAC-3 MSE Missile Flight Test

Lockheed Martin Conducts Successful PAC-3 MSE Missile Flight Test

Lockheed Martin’s (LMT) PAC-3 Missile Segment Enhancement (MSE) Missile successfully engaged, intercepted and destroyed two different threat representative targets during a flight test today at White Sands Missile Range, N.M. The first target engagement involved two PAC-3 MSE Missiles ripple […]


Jordan seeks to deploy Patriot missiles: minister

Jordan seeks to deploy Patriot missiles: minister

Jordan, which shares borders with war-torn Syria, said on Sunday it is in talks with “friendly countries” to deploy Patriot missiles on its territory after a similar move by Turkey. “Jordan wishes to deploy Patriot missile batteries in order to […]


US missile defense still plagued by technical doubts

US missile defense still plagued by technical doubts

Three decades after Ronald Reagan launched his “Star Wars” project, the costly missile defense program has become a pillar of US strategy despite lingering doubts about its technology. No longer designed to counter a Soviet nuclear attack, the anti-missile network […]


Missile Defense System Completes Successful Intercept Test

Missile Defense System Completes Successful Intercept Test

The Missile Defense Agency and Navy sailors aboard the USS Lake Erie conducted a successful flight test of the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense system yesterday, Pentagon officials reported. In the test, the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense 4.0 weapon system and […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


 
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