Your Cart

Breaking Defense


ballistic missile defense

Raytheon Aims to Straddle DoD Missile Defense Satellite Portfolio [Sponsored]

Posted by Theresa Hitchens on

Wallis Laughrey, Raytheon Vice President for Space and Airborne Systems, says it is possible that the Air Force will keep both Raytheon and Northrop Grumman as Next-Gen OPIR GEO payload providers “if funding is available.”

read entire article

HASC Markup Punts Space Force Decision, Chops Next-Gen OPIR

Posted by Theresa Hitchens on

Courtesy of the Office of Rep. Smith

“I don’t trust the Air Force, on its own, given its existing structure to properly prioritize space,” Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee Adam Smith says.

read entire article

DARPA’s R3D2: Big Company Makes Small Sat Fast

Posted by Theresa Hitchens on

The R3D2 spacecraft’s cutting-edge antenna is “compressed into a small volume and then blooms on orbit,” explains Northrop Grumman’s Scott Stapp.

read entire article

Pentagon’s New Ballistic Missile Interceptor Doesn’t Work, Suffers Years-Long Delay

Posted by Paul McLeary on

What happens when the Pentagon’s new ballistic missile defeat program doesn’t work? They keep using the old one, which has a spotty track record.

read entire article

The Tale Of The Russian, The Butter Knife And Space

Posted by Colin Clark on

We learned of the tale of the Russians, the butter knife and space. It was January 2014. Rose went to Moscow to meet with his Russian counterpart.

read entire article

Israel Boosts Missile Defense By $8 Billion

Posted by Arie Egozi on

TEL AVIV: Faced with a growing missile threat, Israel will add $8 billion to improve its active and passive missile defense systems. This in addition to the money already allocated for this by the Israeli government and the U.S administration. Israeli sources said July 24 that the additional funds reflect the “growing threat” based on… Keep reading →

read entire article