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November 20, 2014
U.S Navy sending Aegis-equipped destroyers to Japan
Washington (UPI) Oct 22, 2014
Two U.S. Navy destroyers with ballistic missile defense capabilities are being forward deployed to Japan, the U.S. Navy announced. The ships with Aegis systems are the USS Benfold (DDG 65) and USS Milius (DDG 69), both of which are currently homeported in San Diego, Calif. The two ships will become part of the Forward Deployed Naval Forces based at Yokosuka, Japan. The USS Benfold will deploy to Japan next summer, while the USS Milius will make the move in the summer of 2017. ... read more

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Ground components for a key element of U.S. Ballistic Missile Defense System are to be manufactured and delivered by Lockheed Martin. ... more
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Raytheon producing backup components for missile defense radar
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. ... more
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Raytheon providing ongoing support for Patriot air defense system
The U.S. Army has given Raytheon a $109 million contract for ongoing engineering services and support for the Patriot Air and Missile Defense System. ... more
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Israel, US test upgraded Arrow 2 missile interceptor
Israel and the United States on Tuesday successfully conducted a joint test of an upgraded Arrow 2 ballistic missile interception system over the Mediterranean Sea, the defence ministry said. ... more
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Qatar to buy Patriot missiles in $11 bln arms deal: US
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Industries study enhanced missile defense capability
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Navy touts destroyer's at-sea Aegis tests
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