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July 10, 2017
Could America shield Alaska from a N.Korean missile?
Washington (AFP) July 6, 2017
It is every Alaskan's nightmare: finding themselves within range of a North Korean missile. As that fear came one step closer to reality this week, America's ability to block an incoming attack is under scrutiny. On Tuesday the northwestern US state awoke to the news that Pyongyang had test-fired an intercontinental ballistic missile which - though it came crashing down in the Sea of Japan - had a probable range of over 5,500 kilometers (3,400 miles), enough to reach Alaskan shores. The US mil ... read more

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Polish Ministry of Defense announces PAC-3 missile defense acquisition
The Polish Defense Minister announced Thursday that the United States will sell Patriot Advanced Capability-3 anti-ballistic missile systems to Poland as part of the country's Wisla air and missile defense program. ... more
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Lockheed Martin receives Australian Hobart-class destroyer Aegis contract
Lockheed Martin Missile Systems and Training has been awarded a $26.4 million modification to an existing contract for the Royal Australian Navy Hobart-class destroyers' Aegis systems. ... more
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Lockheed Martin receives contract modification for UAE THAAD
Lockheed Martin Space Systems has received an $18.9 million modification to an existing contract for the United Arab Emirates' Terminal High Altitude Area Defense ground component systems. ... more
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Lockheed receives PAC-3 anti-ballistic missile contract
Lockheed Martin has received a $39.2 million modification to an existing contract in support of several allied countries Patriot Advanced Capability-3 anti-ballistic missile systems. ... more
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Boecore awarded contract for ballistic missile launch warning system
Boecore has received a $93 million contract to provide support for the Shared Early Warning System operated by the U.S. Air Force Space Command. ... more
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S. Koreans march to protest US missile defence system
Thousands of protesters marched near the US embassy in Seoul on Saturday, accusing President Donald Trump of "forcing" South Korea to deploy a controversial American missile defence system opposed by China. ... more
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Test of US-Japanese missile interceptor fails
The US Navy and the Japanese ministry of defense have unsuccessfully attempted to intercept a ballistic missile in a test of a jointly built system off Hawaii, the US military said Wednesday. ... more
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Suspected N.Korea drone filmed missile defence site: Seoul
South Korea said Tuesday a drone believed sent from North Korea had been spying on a US missile defence system before it crashed. ... more

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Seoul trapped between a rock and a THAAD place; NK tests cruise missile
Installing a controversial US missile defence system in South Korea was never going to be easy but, caught between Beijing's opposition and American insistence, the country's new president has a strategy: delay. ... more
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S. Korea to freeze new THAAD deployment pending probe
South Korea will suspend any further deployment of a controversial US missile defence system until an environmental impact assessment ordered by new President Moon Jae-In is finished, his office said Wednesday. ... more
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Russia nears deal to sell air-defence system to Turkey
Russia is closing in on a deal with Turkey to supply its latest S-400 air-defence system to Ankara, Moscow said Saturday, in the latest sign of restored ties. ... more
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U.S. firms tout missile defense test
U.S. Defense firms are touting their role in the successful launch and target destruction by an interceptor missile of an intercontinental ballistic missile. ... more
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As NKorea threat grows, US plans next anti-ICBM test in 2018
The US military will follow up its experimental shoot-down of an intercontinental ballistic missile by firing two interceptors simultaneously at an incoming dummy warhead in a "real world" test next year, a Pentagon official said Wednesday. ... more
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Lockheed Martin Wins $46 Million for Infrared Missile Warning Satellite
US defense giant Lockheed Martin won nearly $46 million to manufacture two Space Based Infrared System missile warning satellites, the Defense Department said in a press release. "Lockheed Mar ... more
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Elbit supplying unidentified customer with missile defense system
Israel's Elbit Systems Ltd has been awarded a contract to deliver Direct Infrared Counter-Measures to an unidentified international organization. ... more
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General Dynamics receives Aegis contract from U.S. Navy
General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems has received a $40.8 million modification to an existing contract for production of the MK 82/MK 200 Missile Fire Control System director controller equipment. ... more

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US successfully tests ICBM defense system
The US military said Tuesday it had intercepted a mock-up of an intercontinental ballistic missile in a first-of-its-kind test that comes amid concerns over North Korea's weapons program. ... more
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Lockheed Martin receives new THAAD contract
Lockheed Martin Missile and Fire Control has received a $112.2 million contract increase modification for the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense support program under the Missile Defense Agency. The system contract originally had a ceiling of $449 million, and the current modification raises it to $561.2 million. ... more
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Yemen rebel missile shot down near Saudi capital
Saudi Arabia said it shot down a ballistic missile, fired by Yemeni rebels, southwest of the capital Riyadh late Friday, ahead of US President Donald Trump's arrival in the Sunni-led kingdom. ... more
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Lockheed Martin contract for AEGIS system development
Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Systems has received a $13.4 million modification to a previously awarded contract concerning the AEGIS weapons-system mounted on Ticonderoga-class cruisers and Arleigh Burke-class destroyers. ... more
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Lockheed Martin receives Patriot missile contract for Qatar
Lockheed Martin received a $25.4 million contract modification for foreign military sales to Qatar, the Department of Defense reported Monday. The award goes toward the Phased Array Tracking Radar on Target, or Patriot, surface-to-air missile system. ... more
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State Dept. approves UAE for possible PAC-3 missile buy
The Defense Security Cooperation Agency announced Thursday the possible sale of Patriot PAC-3 and GEM-T missiles to the United Arab Emirates. ... more
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US approves sale of $2 billion in missiles to UAE: Pentagon
The US State Department has approved the possible sale of 160 missiles to the United Arab Emirates for an estimated $2.0 billion, the Pentagon said on Thursday. ... more
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Russia's RS-28 Sarmat ICBM: Hypersonic Disaster for US Missile Defense Shield
With its state-of-art heavy liquid-propelled RS-28 Sarmat ICBM the Russian military has obviously surpassed their US counterparts, Russian military expert Alexei Leonkov told Radio Sputnik, adding t ... more
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