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Will Trump’s Wall Mean a Delay in Defense Funding?

Posted by Paul McLeary on


Senate Republicans and Democrats remain far apart on using DoD money for the border wall — so far that the government might not gets its 2020 budget on time,

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Pentagon Issues Classified RFP For New Missile Interceptor

Posted by Paul McLeary on


DoD goes back to the drawing board to replace its missile interceptors. Can they make it work this time?

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Border Wall Money Taken From Alaska Missile Interceptors, Shipyards & More

Posted by Paul McLeary on


“We have been been given a lawful order by the president to respond to this crisis on the border and we’re doing that,” a Pentagon official said.

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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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Pentagon Cancels Multi-Billion $ Boeing Missile Defense Program

Posted by Paul McLeary on


Scrapping Boeing’s Redesigned Kill Vehicle program — which was put on hold in March — will kick off a new effort to build a modernized generation of ballistic missile interceptors.

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US Fires INF-Busting Missile, First Test Since Treaty Signed

Posted by Paul McLeary on


The test puts the nail in the coffin of the INF Treaty, which the US withdrew from earlier this month.

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Army To Pick LTAMDS Winner By September

Posted by Theresa Hitchens on


“This is a radar they’re going to buy for, I don’t know, 30 years?  So you want to make sure you’ve got new technology that can meet the threats of the future.”

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Lasers, Microwaves, Hypersonics & More: Army RCCTO

Posted by Theresa Hitchens on


Innovators who put forward the most promising white papers will be invited to pitch their idea to officials representing not only the Army but the other services, the joint Combatant Commands, and independent organizations like the Missile Defense Agency.

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New Army Laser Could Kill Cruise Missiles

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


Instead of building a 100-kilowatt weapon, the Army now plans to leap straight to 250 or even 300 kW — which could shoot down much tougher targets.

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US Ban On Arrow Exports Overshadows Alaska Test

Posted by Arie Egozi on


As Americans and Israelis celebrated the successful test of the Israeli Arrow-3 missile in Kodiak, Alaska, one factor cast a long shadow over the feast: the Americans’ repeated refusal to let the Israelis export the weapon. For any Israeli weapon developed with US funds, Washington has a veto over any sales outside of Israel itself,… Keep reading →

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