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May 24, 2017
Lockheed Martin receives new THAAD contract
Washington (UPI) May 19, 2017
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. It will include forward stationing requirements, logistical support, software support, theatre deployment requirements, security, and engineering services. The work will be per ... read more

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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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THAAD missile defense system now operational in S. Korea
A controversial missile defense system whose deployment has angered China is now operational in South Korea, the US military said Monday. ... more
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China demands halt to US missile shield in S.Korea
China demanded on Tuesday an immediate halt to a controversial US missile shield hours after Washington announced that the defence system was now operational in South Korea. ... more

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Seoul rejects Trump demand it pays for missile system
Seoul on Friday brushed aside US President Donald Trump's suggestion it should pay for a $1 billion missile defence system the two allies are installing in South Korea to guard against threats from the North. ... more
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Israeli missile shoots down 'target' over Golan: army
Israel shot down what it identified only as "a target" over the occupied Golan Heights on Thursday, hours after Syria accused it of hitting a military position near Damascus airport. ... more
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Syria to buy latest Russian anti-missile system: Assad
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said Damascus is negotiating with regime ally Moscow to buy the latest Russian anti-missile system to repel Israeli and American attacks. ... more
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US missile system in S.Korea operational soon: US admiral
A missile defense system that the United States has begun installing in South Korea will be operational in the coming days, a top American admiral said Wednesday. ... more
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US missile defence equipment reaches S.Korea site
US troops began delivering a missile defence system that has infuriated China to a deployment site in South Korea Wednesday, amid heightened tensions over the North's nuclear ambitions. ... more
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U.S. Air Force test-launches antiballistic missile from California
An intercontinental ballistic missile was test-launched off the California coast Wednesday in what the U.S. Air Force called a show of nuclear deterrent capability. ... more
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South Korean missile interceptor in final development
A low-tier missile defense system is reportedly in the final phase of development by South Korea, a military official said earlier this week. ... more
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US, South Korea agree early deployment of THAAD: PM Hwang
The United States and South Korea agreed on the early deployment of a controversial US missile defence system in the region, the South's acting president said Monday after talks with visiting US Vice President Mike Pence. ... more

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BAE Systems to develop U.S. space, missile defense tech
BAE Systems received a contract to research and develop new space and missile defense technologies for the U.S. Army, the company announced Wednesday. ... more
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Raytheon to upgrade U.S. ballistic missile defense radars
Raytheon received a $10 million contract from the U.S. Missile Defense Agency to upgrade components for the AN/TPY-2 ballistic missile radar. ... more
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Raytheon to supply Multi-Object Kill Vehicle technology
Raytheon received a $59 million contract to conduct further Multi-Object Kill Vehicle research for the U.S. Missile Defense Agency. ... more
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Israel's latest missile interceptor enters service
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday the latest addition to Israel's missile defences meant that those seeking to destroy the Jewish state would be endangering their own existence. ... more
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Always on Guard: All You Need to Know About Russia's Missile Defense
Half a century ago, March 30, 1967, the Soviet government established the Anti-Missile and Space Defense Forces. The new entity combined all the then-existing missile defense units. The new forces w ... more
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Raytheon completes ballistic missile radar detection test
Raytheon's Air and Missile Defense Radar tracked a ballistic missile test target for the first time during a U.S. Navy exercise in Kauai, Hawaii. ... more
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U.S. Missile Defense Agency buys Lot 9 THAAD Interceptors
Lockheed Martin received a $273 million contract to produce Terminal High Altitude Area Defense Lot 9 Interceptors for the U.S. Missile Defense Agency. ... more
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Saudi shoots down 'smuggled' Yemen rebel missiles
Saudi Arabia intercepted four missiles fired by Yemeni rebels on Tuesday, a Saudi-led coalition said, in what it described as evidence of arms smuggling through a rebel-held Red Sea port. ... more
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