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BMD System Tracks, Simulates Engagements of Three Short-Range Ballistic Missiles

Three short-range ballistic missile targets are launched from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility, Wallops Island, Virginia, in support of Flight Test Other-19 on Feb. 24, 2015. Missile Defense Agency photo

The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) and sailors aboard the USS Carney, USS Gonzalez, and USS Barry successfully completed a flight test involving the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) weapon system. At approximately 2:30 a.m. EST today, three short-range ballistic missile […]


Upgrades boost BMD radar’s performance during missile raid

Raytheon's AN/TPY-2 missile defense radar

Raytheon AN/TPY-2 radar to gain better discrimination of threats and non-threats The U.S. and its friends and allies will soon have improved defenses against ballistic missile raids — large quantities of simultaneously impacting ballistic missiles. Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has […]


Turkey Defers Air Defense Missile Decision As China Talks Continue

Patriot Air Defense Missiles

Turkey is sending mixed signals over whether it will buy a multi-billion dollar anti-missile defense system from NATO allies or China. Turkey’s posturing could backfire, writes Jacob Resneck from Istanbul. Turkey’s announcement in 2013 that it had accepted a $3.4 […]


U.S. looks to boost air, missile defense partnerships in Pacific

U.S. looks to boost air, missile defense partnerships in Pacific

Increased interoperability and improved data sharing with international partners are key goals of U.S. Air and Missile Defense, or ADM, especially in the Pacific and U.S. Central Command theaters, said ADM force leaders. “Today we have Air and Missile Defense […]


US Services aim to standardize air, missile defense networks

Efforts are underway to better integrate missile systems across the Defense Department.

Across the globe, a variety of air and missile defense threats are evolving and proliferating. At the same time, adversaries are exploiting weaknesses in America’s air and missile defense system, said Brig. Gen. Christopher L. Spillman, commandant of the Army […]


Pentagon asks for more funds for high-tech weapons

F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft

In a bid to keep the US military’s technological edge, President Barack Obama’s proposed budget for 2016 calls for an increase in defense spending to pay for high-tech weapons and training. The $585 billion request for the Pentagon would devote […]


Israel, US in abortive missile defence test

Israel, US in abortive missile defence test

Israel and the United States on Tuesday tested the Jewish state’s Arrow 3 ballistic missile interception system, the defence ministry said, with local media reporting the trial was cut short. “A target missile was successfully launched and tracked by the […]


Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty Between USSR, US in Details

Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty Between USSR, US in Details

On December 13, 2002, US President George W. Bush announced that the United States will unilaterally withdraw from the Anti-Ballistic Missile (ABM) Treaty with the USSR. The Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty (ABM Treaty) between the Soviet Union and the United States […]


Raytheon SM-6s Intercept Targets In ‘Engage On Remote’ Tests

Raytheon SM-6s Intercept Targets In ‘Engage On Remote’ Tests

During the U.S. Navy’s Combat Ship System Qualification Trials, the USS Chancellorsville (CG 62) tested two Raytheon Standard Missile-6 interceptors against anti-ship and cruise missile targets. As part of ‘engage on remote’ scenarios, the ship launched the SM-6 interceptors prior […]


 
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