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September 28, 2014
Raytheon producing backup components for missile defense radar
Tewksbury, Mass. (UPI) Sep 19, 2014
Major sub-components of the AN/TPY-2 Ballistic Missile Defense system's radar are being built as backups to keep the radars running during maintenance periods. Raytheon said the two trailer-sized sub-components it is building are the Electronic Equipment Unit and the Cooling Equipment Unit. The EEU contains the processors of the AN/TPY-2 system with upgrades that enable the radar to rapidly discriminate threats from non-threats. The CEU keeps the radar operating at the optimal temperatur ... read more

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Raytheon AI3 missile intercepts first cruise missile target
Raytheon and the U.S. Army achieved the first intercept of a cruise missile by the Accelerated Improved Intercept Initiative missile. An AI3 missile also destroyed an unmanned aerial system (UAS). B ... more
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Taiwan to spend $2.5 billion on anti-missile systems
Taiwan plans to spend Tw$74.8 billion ($2.5 billion) in the next nine years to acquire anti-missile systems to boost its aerial defences against China, a lawmaker and media said Saturday. ... more
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US Congress approves funding for Israel's Iron Dome
The US Congress on Friday approved $225 million for Israel's Iron Dome anti-missile defense system, credited with destroying missiles fired by Hamas before they could reach their targets. ... more
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MEADS International touts its air defense system capabilities
The Medium Extended Air Defense System designed to replace the Patriot system reportedly achieved "outstanding" results in a recent comprehensive system demonstration. ... more
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Space surveillance satellites being sent into orbit
Three U.S. Air Force satellites were being launched into space on Wednesday to provide a "space neighborhood watch" capability. ... more
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Patriot getting enhanced radar capabilities
Raytheon is enhancing the Patriot air defense system for the U.S. Army and two allied countries through the supply of radar digital processor kits. ... more
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US lawmakers boost funding for Israel's Iron Dome
With US ally Israel facing a barrage of rocket attacks from Gaza, a Senate panel on Tuesday approved a 50 percent funding boost for the Jewish State's Iron Dome anti-missile system. ... more
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Qatar to buy Patriot missiles in $11 bln arms deal: US
Qatar will buy US Patriot missiles for the first time in a major arms deal worth $11 billion, officials said Monday, as Washington awaits a decision by the Gulf state on a lucrative fighter jet contract. ... more
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Qatar to buy Patriot missiles in $11 bln arms deal: US
Qatar will buy US Patriot missiles for the first time in a major arms deal worth $11 billion, officials said Monday, as Washington awaits a decision by the Gulf state on a lucrative fighter jet contract. ... more
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Industries study enhanced missile defense capability
The possible linkage of two separate systems for a more complete global missile defense network is being conducted by an industry team led by Lockheed Martin. ... more
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New missile defense equipment installed on frigate
The second of eight ANZAC-class frigates of the Royal Australian Navy has completed an anti-missile defense upgrade program and is undergoing sea trials. ... more
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Navy touts destroyer's at-sea Aegis tests
A series of five live-fire tests of the Aegis combat system were performed earlier this month by the guided-missile destroyer USS John Paul Jones. ... more
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Lockheed Martin To Build Next Two SBIRS Missile Defense Satellites
The U.S. Air Force awarded Lockheed Martin a $1.86 billion fixed-price contract to complete the production of the fifth and sixth Geosynchronous Earth Orbit (GEO) satellites, known as GEO-5 and GEO- ... more
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US missile defense system strikes target in test
The Boeing-managed ground-based system intended to shield the continental United States successfully intercepted a simulated incoming missile over the Pacific Ocean for the first time Sunday, the Pentagon said. ... more
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Poland and Raytheon Partner to Develop New Patriot IFF Antenna
Raytheon has announced that it will partner with Bumar Elektronika on the design and development of a modernized Patriot Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) antenna. This new antenna is a key element ... more
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U.S., Polish companies to improve radar of Patriot missile defense system
A modernized Indentification-Friend-or-Foe antenna for the Patriot air defense system is to be jointly developed by Raytheon and Poland's Bumar Elektronika. ... more
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South Korea to develop homegrown interceptor instead of THAAD
South Korea's arms procurement agency said on Wednesday that the country plans to develop its own interceptor, dismissing speculation that it may adopt the U.S.- developed missile defense system. ... more
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US MDA and Northrop Grumman Conduct Wargame to Improve Understanding of BMD Complexity
The U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA) and Northrop Grumman have successfully completed multiple sessions of a missile defense wargame for the second annual Ronald Reagan Missile Defense Forum recent ... more
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US seeks greater missile defense cooperation by Japan, South Korea
A top US military official on Wednesday called for better missile defense cooperation between Japan and South Korea, in the face of strained ties between America's two closest Asia allies and a belligerent North Korea. ... more
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Land-based variant of Aegis tested
Components of the Aegis Ashore anti-ballistic missile system have successfully undergone a first flight test, according to the Department of Defense. ... more
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Canadian missile defense radar to be operated, maintained by Raytheon
A missile warning radar system for the north of Canada is to be operated and maintained by Raytheon Canada Limited. ... more
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Propulsion Module For SBIRS GEO-4 Satellite Completed
Lockheed Martin has completed the propulsion module for the fourth Space-Based Infrared System (SBIRS) Geosynchronous Earth Orbit (GEO-4) space vehicle and is now proceeding with satellite assembly, ... more
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Canada revisiting ballistic missile defense: official
Canada is revisiting a decade-old decision not to join the US ballistic missile defense program, a top official in Ottawa said on Thursday. ... more
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South Korea orders missile defense systems from ATK
An electronic warfare suite to protect aircraft from missile threats is to be provided and installed on South Korean helicopters by U.S. company ATK. ... more
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