SIMI VALLEY, Calif (Reuters) - The U.S. agency tasked with protecting the country from missile attacks is scouting the West Coast for places to deploy new anti-missile defenses, two Congressmen said on Saturday, as North Korea's missile tests raise concerns about how the United States would defend itself from an attack.
Lauri Love is in a lot of trouble. The British-Finnish computer expert is accused of breaking into several U.S. government systems, including those operated by the U.S. Federal Reserve, the Missile Defense Agency, and NASA. Currently, he is in the midst of a fraught extradition battle. Show More Summary
A US military upgraded Exoatmospheric Kill Vehicle, or EKV, a kinetic-force weapon that slams into its targets, destroyed an intercontinental ballistic missile for the first time during a Missile Defense Agency test of the Ground-based Midcourse Defense system several months ago. Show More Summary
Americas Canada has been cleared by the US State Department’s Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) to proceed with the purchase of 32 AIM-120D air-to-air missiles. Costing an estimated $140 million, the package also includes 18...Show More Summary
MOSCOW (Reuters) - A Russian submarine on Tuesday fired cruise missiles at Islamic State targets in Syria's Deir al-Zor province, the RIA news agency cited Russia's defense ministry as saying.
Americas Raytheon received Friday a US Missile Defense Agency (MDA) contract, with a ceiling of $1.5 billion, for Army Navy Transportable Radar Surveillance Model 2 (AN/TPY-2) and Sea-Based X-Band (SBX) radar support services.. The follow-on...Show More Summary
MOSCOW, MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia and Saudi Arabia are on track to sign a contract on supplies of Russia's advanced S-400 air defense missiles to Riyadh, the Interfax news agency cited an aide to Russian President Vladimir Putin as saying on Friday.
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia may send more Iskander tactical missiles to its Kaliningrad exclave in response to the latest U.S. actions in the Baltics, the RIA news agency cited the head of the lower house of parliament's defense committee, Vladimir Shamanov, as saying on Thursday.
Having taken out drones with laser, Lockheed Martin is setting its sights on missiles. The US Missile Defense Agency has awarded the company a nine-month, US$9.4 million contract intended to produce a Low Power Laser Demonstrator (LPLD)...Show More Summary
SOONER, PLEASE: Pentagon Preps to Destroy Enemy ICBMs in 2030. The Missile Defense Agency’s first-ever successful intercept of an ICBM target using a Ground-based Midcourse Defense system, using the kinetic force of an Exoatmospheric Kill Vehicle (EKV) to destroy the target, is paving the way toward advanced future kill vehicles able to discern and attack […]
David Axe Security, New tech is coming. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency — DARPA, the Pentagon’s fringe-science organization — has begun work on a small drone that extend the range of an AIM-120 air-to-air missile. The “Flying Missile Rail” could help U.S. Show More Summary
Americas The US Missile Defense Agency (MDA) and US Navy have successfully conducted a scheduled test of a Standard Missile-6 guided missile (SM-6) off the coast of Hawaii. Launched from the deck of the USS John Paul Jones, the missile intercepted a medium-range ballistic missile target, and comes just one day after North Korea fired […]
USS JOHN PAUL JONES, At Sea: The USS John Paul Jones, supported by the U.S. Navy, Missile Defense Agency and Lockheed Martin, successfully fired two Standard Missile-6 (SM-6) Dual I missiles against a medium-range ballistic missile target from the Aegis Combat System. During the test, the system detected, tracked, engaged and launched both missiles to
Fox News is reporting that the US Missile Defense Agency (MDA) announced today that a ballistic missile was successfully shot down over the Pacific Ocean in a new test of its at-sea missile defense system, installed on USS John Paul Jones, DDG-53. The test vessel fired an SM-6 interceptor missile to shoot down the target, […]
One day after the latest North Korean missile launch, which was followed by a warning in the state-owned KCNA that more Pacific launches would follow, the U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA) said a U.S. Navy destroyer in the Pacific shot...Show More Summary
(Reuters) - The U.S. Missile Defense Agency and the Navy successfully conducted a missile defense test off the coast of Hawaii, MDA said in a statement on Wednesday.
It marked the second time an SM-6 missile has successfully intercepted a medium-range ballistic missile in a test.
The CIA and Office of the Director of National Intelligence have joined the Defense Intelligence Agency in assessing that North Korea can now arm ballistic missiles with nuclear warheads, NBC reported Thursday. The technology to miniaturize...Show More Summary
According to the Washington Post, the Defense Intelligence Agency discovered that North Korea is making warheads for their missile fleet. The analysis, completed last month by the Defense Intelligence Agency, comes on the heels of another intelligence assessment that sharply raises the official estimate for the total number of bombs in the communist country’s atomic […]