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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.

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DoD Wants Help To Spot — & Kill — Mobile Missiles

Posted by Paul McLeary on


The Pentagon has quietly asked defense contractors for ways to spot enemy missile launchers — so the US can destroy them before they even fire.

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Pentagon Studies Post-INF Weapons, Shooting Down Hypersonics

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


The Pentagon has almost completed a study of how to shoot down hypersonic missiles. It’s also developing new offensive weapons — conventional, not nuclear — whose deployment will become legal with the end of the INF Treaty.

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More Missile Defense Ships, New Ground Deployments

Posted by Paul McLeary on


Despite the Navy’s misgivings over having dozens of its ships sailing in boxes hunting for missiles, plans remain in place for more Aegis-capable hulls, as well as new radars, and mobile missile defense batteries.

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The Navy Has Had Enough of Missile Defense And Sees Its Chance

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WASHINGTON: The Navy is looking to get out of the missile defense business, the service’s top admiral said today, and the Pentagon’s new missile defense review might give the service the off-ramp it has been looking for to stop sailing in circles waiting for ground-based missile launches. This wasn’t the first time Adm. John Richardson… Keep reading →

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Missile Defense Review a Multi-Billion IOU to White House

Posted by Paul McLeary on


PENTAGON: Military and civilian leaders at the Pentagon are portraying the new Missile Defense Review as a common-sense response to aggressive Chinese and Russian investments in new hypersonic weapons and faster, longer-range missiles. The review marks “a new era in missile defense” undersecretary for policy John Rood said at the Pentagon Thursday. But mostly what… Keep reading →

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Will Budget Crunch Pentagon Laser & Space Investments?

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Despite increasing uncertainty over President Trump’s surprise proposal to cut $33 billion from defense, the Pentagon’s R&D chief says he’s confident more cash will be pumped into laser weapons and new space capabilities.

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Kyl Named To SASC; Missile Defense, Nuke Battles Likely On Capitol Hill

Posted by Paul McLeary on


As Jon Kyl, the new senator who brings a long track record of spending on missile defense and nukes returns to the Hill, Democrats in the House might have other ideas.

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Crucial Polish Missile Defense Site Delayed Two Years: MDA

Posted by Paul McLeary on


With the Pentagon and White House increasingly worried about ballistic missile threats from “rogue” states and peer competitors, the Polish site is increasingly critical.

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Build Missile Defense Space Sensors Now

Posted by Rebeccah Heinrichs on


Faced with an improving Russian threat, the United States should deploy a serious space sensor layer to provide persistent birth-to-death tracking of missiles, including against the kind that rip through the air at low altitudes 20 times the speed of sound (hypersonics).

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