Missile Defense Agency

Construction issues still plague Polish Aegis Ashore site

WASHINGTON — Construction issues that have plagued the Polish Aegis Ashore missile defense site remain unresolved, but the Missile Defense Agency …

Military

Space-based laser weapons could ultimately take out missile threats in boost phase

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — The Pentagon is eyeing space-based laser weapons technology as the ultimate solution to defeat a missile threat in its boost phase …

Military

The US Air Force is ordering more hypersonic weapons just one week after China tested one of its own

The US Air Force is ordering more hypersonic weapons as the competition with Russia and China heats up.<p>The service awarded a contract to Lockheed Martin Missiles & Fire Control Monday to develop the Air-Launched Rapid Response Weapon (ARRW), a hypersonic weapon prototype expected to cost no more …

Aviation

Bill asks Pentagon to examine more options for stopping North Korean missiles

© Reuters. North Korean soldiers keep watch at the truce village of Panmunjom<p>By Mike Stone<p>WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A bill signed by President Donald …

North Korea

What happens when MDA transfers programs to the services?

Tom Karako, a senior fellow with the Center for Strategic and International Studies think tank, has concerns about the U.S. Missile Defense Agency …

Military

The US Would Need a Mega-Constellation to Counter China's Hypersonic Weapons

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — The Pentagon admittedly is already five to 10 years behind in the development of an anti-missile system to thwart advanced …

Military

Aerospace Daily & Defense Report, August 10, 2018

Volume 265, Issue 29Publication Info Cover Date: Fri, 2018-08-10 Volume: 265 Number: 29

Demonstration

What's the next missile defense flight test?

The head of the U.S. Missile Defense Agency gives a preview of its upcoming flight tests, and the goals behind them.<p>Sign up for our Early Bird …

Defense Industry

Hyten: To address Russian and Chinese missile threats, it’s all about the sensors

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama — To address the Russian and Chinese threats to the United States, as laid out in the National Defense Strategy, a focus on …

Military

China just tested a hypersonic weapon the US can’t defend against

China has successfully tested a new hypersonic aircraft that would likely make a mockery of US missile defense systems in battle. The experimental “waverider” vehicle, China’s first, rides the shock waves generated during hypersonic flight. It could one day carry multiple nuclear warheads.<p>According …

Military

With failures in the rearview, the US Navy and Missile Defense Agency push toward critical missile test

WASHINGTON — As the U.S. Navy and Missile Defense Agency move into the second half of 2018, the SM-3 Block IIA missile is heading for a crucial test …

Military

House authorizes $1.2 billion in spending for Redstone Arsenal

An extra $1.25 billion in federal spending will flow through the Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville if a compromise approved by the House this week gets …

Military Spending

Congress Demands Space-Based Missile Defense Weapons and Sensors No Matter What

The latest draft defense spending bill orders the Pentagon to develop these systems even if its own experts oppose them.<p>Lawrence Livermore National …

Military

L-3 tapped for aircraft for imagery during missile defense tests

L-3 Communications Integrated Systems was awarded $73.2 million for work on systems used to collect data during tests of the ballistic missile …

Military

Raytheon discloses defense awards

Raytheon (NYSE:RTN) will produce, test and deliver 44 Standard Missile-3 Block IB interceptors under a $466.9M U.S. Missile Defense Agency …

Business

Raytheon producing and delivering 44 Standard Missile-3 rounds under $466 million contract

LONDON, July 17, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company RTN, +0.13% will produce, test and deliver 44 Standard Missile-3 Block IB interceptors under a …

Military

Hypersonic Weapons are Coming, Says Missile Defense Agency

<i>This article was originally published on ETFTrends.com.</i><p>In addition to nuclear weapons, there could be a new enemy on the horizon–hypersonic weapons–according to the head of the Missile Defense Agency, it’s only a matter of time before these seemingly indefensible weapons become a reality. Related: …

Missile Defense Agency

Exclusive: Japan to buy advanced U.S. radar for missile defence system

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan will next week pick a U.S.-made advanced radar for its multibillion-dollar missile defence system, an upgrade that could help ease trade friction with Washington and provide cutting-edge protection against the arsenals of North Korea and China, sources said.<p>“Aegis will be a …

North Korea

'It's real, it's coming, it's a matter of time:' Missile Defense Agency director on hypersonic weapons

The head of the Missile Defense Agency says it is only a matter of time before hypersonic weapons are added to the arsenals of America's …

Military

Missile Defense Agency on hypersonic weapons

"It's real, it's coming, it's a matter of time," U.S. Missile Defense Agency Director Samuel Greaves told the Capitol Hill Club, stating the …

Business

The Latest: US military wants Hawaii missile defense radar

The Latest on missile defense radar planned for Hawaii (all times local):<p>1 p.m.<p>The U.S. military wants to install missile defense radar in Hawaii to …

Military

MacB Wins Contract for the Missile Defense Agency

DAYTON, Ohio, June 18, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- MacAulay-Brown, Inc. (MacB), a leading National Security company delivering advanced engineering services, cybersecurity and product solutions, announced today that it has won a Technical and Engineering Services contract for the Missile Defense …

Homeland Security

Trump says North Korea is ‘no longer’ a nuclear threat. The Pentagon budget suggests otherwise.

President Trump proclaimed Wednesday that there is no longer a nuclear threat from North Korea after his talks with Kim Jong Un, but the Defense Department is spending billions of dollars preparing to counter one.<p>For years, leaders at the Pentagon during the Obama and Trump administrations have …

North Korea

Public meetings to be held on missile defense radar

The U.S. Missile Defense Agency will hold public meetings starting June 19 for the placement on Oahu of a powerful radar facility to better defend …

Hawaii

Is the Missile Defense Agency shooting blind on contracts?

WASHINGTON ― The U.S. Missile Defense Agency needs to work on its communication skills, according to a new report from a government watchdog.<p>The …

Military

U.S. Missile Defense Seen Gaining Against Threat of Kim's ICBMs

The U.S. network of ground-based interceptors intended to defend against an intercontinental ballistic missile fired from North Korea “achieved a …

Military

Missile Defense Agency contracts for Aegis 6.0 modeling support

Lockheed Martin has been awarded a $12 million contract for services in support of Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense 6.0 modeling and simulation.

Military

46 sites inspected for new Hawaii radar

The U.S. Missile Defense Agency has examined 46 sites in Hawaii for a sophisticated missile discrimination radar that would better defend the state …

Hawaii

Local defense contractor lands $67 million contract

The Missile Defense Agency has awarded a Dayton-based defense contractor a five-year, $67.9 million contract for engineering, management and other …

Military

F-35 Ready for Missile Defense by 2025

CAPITOL HILL: F-35 Joint Strike Fighters could detect, track, and, possibly, even shoot down ballistic missiles by 2025, the Missile Defense Agency …

Military