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October 20, 2017
Aegis completes series of air and missile defense tests during NATO exercise
Hebrides UK (SPX) Oct 19, 2017
The U.S. Navy and Missile Defense Agency, supported by Lockheed Martin has conducted a series of Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) tests in the Atlantic Ocean during Formidable Shield 2017 (FS-17) from Sept. 24 - Oct. 17, 2017. Naval forces from eight NATO nations participated in the exercise. Formidable Shield is designed to demonstrate and improve allied interoperability in an integrated air and missile defense environment, using NATO command-and-control reporting structures and datalink architect ... read more

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US to sell $15 bn THAAD missile defense to Saudi Arabia
The US government has approved the sale to Saudi Arabia of the advanced Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile defense system for $15 billion, the State Department said Friday. ... more
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Australia's new frigates to feature long-range missile defence system
Australia's new frigates will be equipped with a long-range missile defence system to counter threats from rogue states like North Korea, officials announced Tuesday. ... more
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PAC-3 MSE Test Successful from Remote Launcher
A Lockheed Martin PAC-3 Missile Segment Enhancement (MSE) interceptor successfully intercepted a tactical ballistic missile target on Saturday in the first-ever MSE test from a remote launcher. ... more
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Lockheed Martin to replace USS Fitzgerald's SPY-1D AEGIS radar
Lockheed Martin has received a $15.5 million modification to a previously awarded contract for the restoration of the damaged USS Fitzgerald. ... more
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Saudi intercepts Yemen rebel missile
A Yemen rebel missile heading towards Saudi Arabia was intercepted late Saturday, the Arab military coalition said, in the midst of nationwide celebrations to mark the founding of the kingdom. ... more
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Orbital ATK launches Patriot system target vehicle
A Patriot target vehicle has been successfully launched from Wake Island by Orbital ATK for the U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center. ... more
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PAC-3 anti-ballistic missile launcher downs target via remote control
Lockheed Martin has successfully tested a Patriot Advanced Capability-3 surface-to-air-missile against a tactical ballistic missile from a remote launcher. ... more
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Israeli Air Force stands up second Iron Dome battalion
The Air Defense Division of the Israeli Air Force has established a second Iron Dome battalion to protect against aerial threats in Israel's northern theater. ... more

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Japan deploys missile defence to northern island: minister
Japan deployed Tuesday an additional missile defence system on its northern island of Hokkaido, days after North Korea launched a missile over the island, sparking emergency warnings to take cover. ... more
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'Take cover' - but where? Japanese helpless over N.Korea threat
Take cover in a sturdy building or get underground. ... more
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To shoot down or not? NKorea launch highlights intercept issues
North Korea's latest missile launch over Japan set sirens blaring and triggered alerts telling people to seek shelter - yet neither Tokyo nor Washington tried to shoot the rocket down. ... more
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Navy tests AN/SPY-6(V) Air and Missile Defense Radar
A simultaneous air and ballistic missile defense test using the Navy tests AN/SPY-6(V) Air and Missile Defense Radar has been conducted by the U.S. Navy. ... more
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S. Korea, US deploy missile defence amid China protest
South Korea and the United States on Thursday completed the deployment of a US missile defence system to counter North Korean threats, sparking demonstrations by residents and a diplomatic protest from Beijing. ... more
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S.Korea, US to deploy more anti-missile defences: Seoul
South Korea and the United States will deploy more of the anti-missile defences hated by China in response to Sunday's nuclear test by North Korea, Seoul's defence ministry said Monday. ... more
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S. Korea launches missile drill after North's nuclear test
South Korea's military launched a volley of ballistic missiles simulating an attack on the North's nuclear test site Monday, Seoul said, in an exercise responding to a test of what Pyongyang says was a hydrogen bomb. ... more
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US cites its nuclear capabilities in defense against N.Korea
The United States stands ready to defend itself and its allies with the full range of its capabilities, including nuclear, the White House said Sunday after US President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe conferred on North Korea's latest nuclear test. ... more

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Aerojet Rocketdyne Providing Propulsion System Support to Ground Based Strategic Deterrent Program
Aerojet Rocketdyne will support Boeing which was recently awarded a contract by the U.S. Air Force for the Technology Maturation and Risk Reduction (TMRR) phase of the Ground Based Strategic Deterre ... more
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US shoots down missile in test off Hawaii coast
The US military shot down a medium-range ballistic missile target off the coast of Hawaii early Wednesday, in a successful test of a missile interception system Japan is seeking to bolster its defense against North Korea. ... more
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Latest Aegis Combat System is Successful Against Medium Range Ballistic Missiles
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 mis ... more
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Black Construction wins Guam contract
The Guam-based subsidiary of Tutor Perini Corporation has been tapped to design and build a live-fire training range complex on the island for the U.S. Navy, the company announced on Tuesday. ... more
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US military to install radar in Pacific's Palau
The United States has announced plans to install radar systems in Palau, a move that will increase its monitoring ability in the western Pacific region recently rocked by threats from North Korea. ... more
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Japan deploys missile defence over N. Korea threat to Guam
Japan deployed its Patriot missile defence system on Saturday after North Korea threatened to fire ballistic missiles over the country towards the US Pacific territory of Guam, local officials and reports said. ... more
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Jacobs Technology awarded $4.6B contract for missile defense services
Jacobs Technology is receiving a contract with a maximum value of $4.6 billion for services for the Missile Defense Agency, the Department of Defense announced on Wednesday. ... more
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US successfully tests missile intercept system
American forces successfully tried out Sunday a missile interception system the US hopes to set up on the Korean peninsula, military officials said following a trial just days after North Korea's second test of an ICBM. ... more
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