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MDA Shrugs and Lowers Goal to 39 BMD Ships | New Russian Hardware Seen Over Syria | Canadians Cut Steel on New Arctic Patrol Ships

Americas The Missile Defense Agency is lessening its ambitions for the number of ships that will be equipped with ballistic missile defense to 39 from 48. Between the Navy buying fewer, more expensive ships and opting not to staff ships in drydock with BMD-qualified crews, the number 39 seemed more realistic, if further away from […]

Iran shot down unknown surveillance drone

Iran recently shot down an unknown surveillance drone on its western border, the state news agency said on Saturday. “After spotting the unarmed drone, our air defense system missiles shot it down,” Farzad Fereidooni, commander of Anti-aircraft system in Kermanshah province was quoted as saying by IRNA. “We have given warning to 12 unknown flights […]

Airborne Laser Concept Gets Reboot | Long Range Strike Bomber Program Exceeds Budget | Pentagon to Increase Military UAV Flights

Americas The Missile Defense Agency is reportedly revamping the Airborne Laser (ABL) concept it ditched in 2012. The newly-designed concept will see the laser – designed to intercept ballistic missiles – equipping a long-range UAV. The head of Boeing’s Phantom Works stated in May that he wants to put solid-state lasers onto the company’s Phantom […]

US Missile Defense Agency Developing Laser Drone

The Pentagon's Missile Defense System is working on plans to develop a high-altitude, long-endurance drone armed with a compact, electrically powered laser capable of shooting down ballistic missiles.

Lockheed Developing a Missile That Can Hit Multiple Warheads

American defense firm Lockheed Martin will design a missile defense component that can take out multiple warheads under a $10 million contract with the Pentagon's Missile Defense Agency.

US Successfully Tests Anti-Ballistic Missile System in Pacific

The flight test of US guided missile destroyer deployed with the Aegis system successfully was successful, according to the Missile Defense Agency (MDA).

US to Defend Aircraft Carrying UAE Leaders

The United States has approved the sale of a system to counter infrared missile threats to airplanes carrying the political leadership of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) said in a statement on Wednesday.

US to Sell $5.4Bln Worth of Patriot Missile Upgrade to Saudi Arabia

The United States has approved a possible multi-billion dollar military sale of advanced Patriot missiles to Saudi Arabia, the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) said in a statement on Wednesday.

U.S. approves possible sale of PAC-3 missiles to Saudi Arabia

The U.S. State Department has approved the possible sale to Saudi Arabia of $5.4 billion in additional PAC-3 missiles built by Lockheed Martin Corp, the Pentagon said on Wednesday. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency said the sale would benefit a key U.S. partner in the Middle East. Notification to Congress was sent on Tuesday and […]

MDA Saves $7Mln as After Spending $41Bln on Flawed Program

The US Missile Defense Agency Northrop Grumman boasted of saving $7 million in software costs last year, however, their $41 billion Interceptor program has been crippled by major problems.

U.S. skips Aegis Ashore missile test after target malfunction

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"Due to a target malfunction, the test wasn't conducted and an interceptor wasn't launched," said Rick Lehner, a spokesman for the U.S. Defense Department agency. No comment was immediately available from Lockheed. Raytheon Co, which...Show More Summary

US Approves $69Mln Sale of Radar-Destroying Missiles to Australia

he US State Department has approved a $69 million sale to Australia of air-to-ground missiles designed to destroy enemy radar with little input from the pilot, the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) said in a statement on Monday.

Former US Intelligence Director Tells Congress Iran Will Soon Have WMD

Former US Defense Intelligence Agency Director Michael Flynn said that Iran intends to develop intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM) with enough range to hit US soil as part of Tehran’s nuclear weapons program.

US to Sell $1.9Bln Aegis Missile Defense Systems to South Korea

The US State Department has approved a possible sale of Aegis ballistic missile defense systems and other military equipment to South Korea in the amount of $1.9 billion, US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) said in a press release on Tuesday.

U.S. Begins Flight Testing Advanced Missile Defense Interceptor

The U.S. Navy and Missile Defense Agency (MDA) conducted the first flight test of the Raytheon Company Standard Missile-3 Block IIA. The interceptor’s bigger rocket motors and more capable kill vehicle will engage threats sooner and protect larger regions from […]

US Approves $199Mln Anti-Ship Missile Sale to Japan

The US State Department has approved the sale of Harpoon anti-ship missiles to Japan, the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) said in a statement on Wednesday.

US Missile Defense System Beset by Delays

The US Government Accountability Office said that he US Missile Defense Agency has advanced in developing an anti-ballistic missile defense system but continues to be beset by testing delays and acquisition problems.

US Awards $600 Million for NATO’s Ballistic Missile Defense Kill Vehicle

The US Missile Defense Agency awarded a $600 million contract for 44 anti-ballistic missiles to be placed in Romania as part of the NATO’s missile defense shield, US defense contractor Raytheon said in a statement on Monday.

US Defense Contractor Sets Up Lab for Missile Defense System

A new laboratory has been opened to develop seekers, which locate and track missile warheads, for the US Missile Defense Agency, defense contractor Lockheed Martin said in a statement on Thursday.

Pentagon Awards $20Mln Hypersonic Missile Contract to Raytheon

The US Defense Department’s research agency granted defense company Raytheon a $20 million contract to develop technology that will allow missile guidance systems to fly more than five times faster than the speed of sound, Raytheon said in a press release on Wednesday.

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