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Japan will reorient missile defense posture as Aegis Ashore is suspended

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DefenceTalkDefenceTalkJapan’s announcement on the suspension of the deployment of Aegis Ashore missile defense systems marks a potential shift in the country’s security strategy. The turning point depends on the substitute for Aegis Ashore. The country is now considering pre-emptive strike capabilities as a possibility, targeting missile launchers in North Korea first instead of intercepting incoming […]https://www.defencetalk.com/japan-will-reorient-missile-defense-posture-as-aegis-ashore-is-suspended-75821/

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Missile Defense Chief Looks to Handle Changing Threat

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DefenceTalkDefenceTalkMissile defense has gone from pie-in-the-sky Star Wars technology in the 1980s to a proven military capability in the 21st century, and the Missile Defense Agency is looking to extend those capabilities against new threats. Navy Vice Adm. Jon Hill, the agency’s director, told the Hypersonic Weapons Systems webinar in London the agency is looking […]https://www.defencetalk.com/missile-defense-chief-looks-to-handle-changing-threat-75807/

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Japan confirms scrapping US missile defence system

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DefenceTalkDefenceTalkJapan has scrapped the deployment of a multi-billion-dollar US anti-missile system, the government confirmed Thursday, days after saying the program had been suspended. Interceptors for the Aegis Ashore system were to be placed in two regions under the costly and controversial program. But the government reversed course under pressure from local residents concerned about the […]https://www.defencetalk.com/japan-confirms-scrapping-us-missile-defence-system-75766/

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Advanced Air and Missile Defense, in the Hands of Soldiers

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DefenceTalkDefenceTalkIt’s a cold December morning at White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico, and two surrogate cruise missile targets have just been launched, one after the other. They are flying separate courses among the jagged San Andres and Sacramento mountains toward soldiers in a U.S. Army Air and Missile Defense unit at a test site […]https://www.defencetalk.com/advanced-air-and-missile-defense-in-the-hands-of-soldiers-75697/

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US pulling Patriot missile batteries from Saudi

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DefenceTalkThe US is pulling out four of its powerful Patriot missile systems from Saudi Arabia, after determining the threat from Iran that sparked an arms buildup in the region last year had waned, a Defense Department official said Thursday. Two of the anti-missile batteries deployed following the September attacks on Saudi oil installations “are now […]https://www.defencetalk.com/us-pulling-patriot-missile-batteries-from-saudi-75472/

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Northrop and Raytheon Missiles and Defense Partner on Next Generation Interceptor

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DefenceTalkNorthrop Grumman Corporation and Raytheon Missiles and Defense, a business of Raytheon Technologies, are partnering to pursue a U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA) contract for the Next Generation Interceptor (NGI). This strategic partnership will offer the MDA an interceptor solution that will support the warfighter and MDA’s efforts to rapidly deploy a system that complements […]https://www.defencetalk.com/northrop-and-raytheon-missiles-and-defense-partner-on-next-generation-interceptor-75384/

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Developing Advanced Seekers for Ballistic Missile Defense System

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DefenceTalkBAE Systems has been awarded a contract from Lockheed Martin to design and manufacture next-generation infrared seekers for the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) weapon system, providing critical targeting technology that helps protect the U.S. and its allies from ballistic missiles. The sensor design work will improve the missile defense system’s ability to neutralize […]https://www.defencetalk.com/developing-advanced-seekers-for-ballistic-missile-defense-system-74861/

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US DoD Officials Describe Missile Defense Efforts

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DefenceTalkDefending the homeland and deployed forces, allies and partners from missile threats of any type is the military’s top priority. The Defense Department continues to invest in technologies that accomplish this, particularly in the space-based sensor-tracking of advanced cruise missiles and hypersonic threats, said Rob Soofer, deputy assistant secretary of defense for nuclear and missile […]https://www.defencetalk.com/us-dod-officials-describe-missile-defense-efforts-74819/

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Missile Defense Agency’s Long Range Discrimination Radar closer to delivery

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DefenceTalkThe Missile Defense Agency’s (MDA) Long Range Discrimination Radar (LRDR) program has completed delivery of the first ten antenna panels to Clear, Alaska, that will make up the first of the system’s two radar antenna arrays. Lockheed Martin continues to successfully achieve all program milestones as it works towards delivering the radar to MDA in […]https://www.defencetalk.com/missile-defense-agencys-long-range-discrimination-radar-closer-to-delivery-74772/

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Raytheon to begin production of Patriot air defense system for Bahrain

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DefenceTalkThe U.S. Army awarded Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) a $551 million contract to begin production of the combat-proven Patriot™ air and missile defense system for the Kingdom of Bahrain. The contract was awarded on January 31, 2020. “Raytheon’s Patriot provides the Kingdom of Bahrain and 16 other countries around the globe with a combat-proven system […]https://www.defencetalk.com/raytheon-to-begin-production-of-patriot-air-defense-system-for-bahrain-74728/

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