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Army Tests Dispersed THAAD; Beginning Of Modular Missile Defense?

Posted by Paul McLeary on

The potential threat from Chinese batteries will only grow as Beijing continues to militarize small islands outside of its territorial waters, claiming them as their own.

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What About JMS? Air Force Reanimates ‘Old Clunker’ Space Tracking System

Posted by Colin Clark on

JMS was supposed to revolutionize how the US tracks objects in space. Its billion-dollar bust means the Air Force must revive SPADOC, a widely reviled vestige of the 1980s.

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Missile Defense Test ‘Realistic,’ Syring Insists

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on

PENTAGON: Yesterday’s $244 million missile defense test didn’t just hit an IBCM-like target for the first time in the history of the system: It hit a cutting-edge IBCM modeled on future North Korean weapons, complete with decoys to confuse defenders. “It actually replicated — without getting into classified details — an operational scenario that we’re… Keep reading →

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