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Army Tests Dispersed THAAD; Beginning Of Modular Missile Defense?

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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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Back Off, Iran: US & Israel Complete Groundbreaking Missile Defense Exercise

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For the first time, the US plugged its high-altitude THAAD into the Israeli missile defense network — just one of the ways the two countries are cooperating against Iran.

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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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Saudis OK Billions in Arms Sales, Congress Not So Sure

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WASHINGTON: Even as Congress inches toward cutting off arms sales to Saudi Arabia over the disappearance of Saudi dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi and Riyadh’s grinding war in Yemen, the United States is preparing to ship $14.5 billion worth of arms to the increasingly embattled kingdom. Those weapons include “helicopters, tanks, ships, weapons, and training,” a… Keep reading →

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Army Awards Northrop $289M For IBCS Missile Defense Network

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Chief of Staff Mark Milley declared air and missile defense the Army’s No. 5 priority — one of the Big Six which the service is pushing to accelerate, if necessary at the expense of everything else in their budget.

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New Tests Prove IBCS Missile Defense Network DOES Work: Northrop

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“There’s a real capability that can be deployed as soon as the government says it can be,” Northrop Grumman’s Rob Jassey told me, possibly even in “months.”

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Rep. Gabbard Pushes For Heftier Hawaiian Missile Defenses

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Pentagon planners aren’t only worried about North Korean ICBMs, but Chinese hypersonics and medium-range missiles. That means, according to analysts, that an array of distributed systems are needed to meet a wide range of potential threats.

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Army Air & Missile Defense Faces The Future

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“If something kicks off, we’re the first ones to see it,” the sergeants told us. “We’re the first ones to react. And you’re on the line, they’re coming after you.”

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Army Accelerates Air & Missile Defense Five Years: MSHORAD, MML, Lasers

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


Today, Brig. Gen. McIntire told me, Army field artillery and air & missile defense are like two boxers, one who can only punch and the other who can only block. “We’ve got to have one boxer that has the ability to strike and block simultaneously,” he said. “That’s the speed that we’re going to need in the future.”

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Crucial Polish Missile Defense Site Delayed Two Years: MDA

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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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