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Turkey Delays missile defense decision to August 30

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Carbon fiber clouds hiding naval destroyers from anti-ship missiles

June 28, 2014 by · Comment
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US Navy destroyer conducts longest ever surface-air engagement with new SM-6 missiles

June 28, 2014 by · Comment
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US ballistic missile defense interceptor scores a direct hit in space

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High Noon Sunday!

June 19, 2014 by · Comment
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US Navy evaluates laser weapons to augment ground-based air defense counter-UAS capability

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SM-3B performs first launch from land-based unit

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10Kw laser demonstrates directed energy weapons’ role in force protection

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India tests a new exo-atmospheric interceptor

May 2, 2014 by · Comment
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Turkey distancing from missile deal with China

March 11, 2014 by · Comment
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India, Israel to Build Anti-Missile System

February 7, 2014 by · Comment
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Turkey Extends Deadline for European/US Missile Defense Proposals

January 30, 2014 by · Comment
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Arrow-3 Missile Interceptor Performs Second Flight Test

January 3, 2014 by · Comment
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Successful Interception Test for David’s Sling Air & Missile Defense System

November 20, 2013 by · Comment
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Pentagon Needs to Rethink Cancellation of Meads

November 8, 2013 by · Comment
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MEADS Passes Major Milestone Conducting Two Simultaneous Intercepts at White Sands

November 6, 2013 by · Comment
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Turkey Remains Defiant About Co-Producing Missile Defense System with China

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New Radar from RADA to Guide Boeing’s Laser Weapons

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EAPS Missile Interceptor gets Liquidmetal Canadrs

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Washington Seek Interoperability with Seoul’s Evolving Missile Defense

October 3, 2013 by · Comment
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Raytheon awarded $243 million Standard Missile-6 contract — Press Release

TUCSON, Ariz., Sept. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — The U.S. Navy awarded Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) a $243,478,659 contract for procurement of 89 Standard Missile-6 Block I all up rounds, spares, containers and services. The contract was awarded in Raytheon’s third quarter.

About the Standard Missile-6
The SM-6 provides U.S. Navy sailors and their vessels extended range protection against fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft, unmanned aerial vehicles and cruise missiles as part of the Naval Integrated Fire Control-Counter Air (NIFC-CA) mission area.

SM-6 delivers a proven over-the-horizon air defense capability by combining the Standard Missile’s airframe and propulsion with the Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missile’s signal processing and guidance control capabilities.

About Raytheon
Raytheon Company, with 2012 sales of $24 billion and 68,000 employees worldwide, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, security and civil markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 91 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration and other capabilities in the areas of sensing; effects; and command, control, communications and intelligence systems; as well as a broad range of mission support services. Raytheon is headquartered in Waltham, Mass. For more about Raytheon, visit us at www.raytheon.com and follow us on Twitter @Raytheon.

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Updated: China’s CPMIEC Selected for Turkish Missile Defense program

September 29, 2013 by · Comment
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US Army Awards THAAD Contracts Worth Nearly Four Billion US$

September 23, 2013 by · Comment
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THAAD And Aegis BMD Successfully Engage Multiple Targets During Integrated Ballistic Missile Defense System Test — Press Release

REAGAN TEST SITE, Kwajalein Atoll, Marshall Islands, Sept. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – Lockheed Martin’s [NYSE: LMT] Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) Weapon System and the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS) successfully conducted a complex missile defense flight test resulting in the intercept of two medium-range ballistic missile targets in an operationally realistic environment.

The test was conducted at U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll/Reagan Test Site and surrounding areas in the western Pacific. The test stressed the ability of the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense and THAAD Weapon Systems to defeat a raid of two near-simultaneous medium-range ballistic missile targets. Preliminary data indicate all test objectives were achieved.

“Today’s successful intercepts proved once again that the capability and maturity of the Aegis and THAAD systems are unequaled,” said Mathew Joyce, vice president and program manager for THAAD at Lockheed Martin. “This test demonstrated the benefits of a layered, interoperable approach that can help protect nations from increasing global security threats.”

“The sailors and soldiers manning Aegis BMD and THAAD performed as they would in an operational or tactical scenario,” said Nick Bucci, director for Aegis BMD Programs at Lockheed Martin. “This test showed that sailors and soldiers can plan and execute a complex engagement against multiple targets in an integrated and layered defense architecture that mimics a regional missile defense operation.”

An Army-Navy/Transportable Radar Surveillance and Control (AN/TPY-2) radar in Forward Based Mode (FBM) detected the target and relayed track information to the Command Control Battle Management and Communications (C2BMC) system to cue defending BMDS assets.

The USS Decatur detected and tracked the missile with its onboard AN/SPY-1 radar. The ship, equipped with the Aegis BMD weapon system, developed a fire control solution, launched a Standard Missile-3, Block IA missile and successfully intercepted the target.

The FBM radar acquired the target and sent tracking information to the C2BMC system. The THAAD system, using a second AN/TPY-2 radar, tracked the target. THAAD developed a fire control solution, launched a THAAD interceptor missile and successfully intercepted the medium-range ballistic missile. THAAD was operated by soldiers from the Alpha Battery, 2nd Air Defense Artillery Regiment.

Today’s event, designated Flight Test Operational-01, demonstrated integrated, layered, regional missile defense capabilities in a combined live-fire operational test. Soldiers, sailors and airmen from multiple Combatant Commands operated the systems and were provided a unique opportunity to refine operational doctrine and tactics while increasing confidence in the execution of integrated air and missile defense plans.

Ballistic Missile Defense System programs have completed 62 successful hit-to-kill intercepts in 78 flight test attempts since 2001.

The MDA and the Navy are jointly developing Aegis BMD as part of the United States’ Ballistic Missile Defense System. Currently, a total of 30 Aegis BMD-equipped warships – 28 in the U.S. Navy and four in the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force – have the certified capability to engage ballistic missiles and perform long-range surveillance and tracking missions. The number of BMD ships is expected to increase to 36 by 2014.

Since 2005, the THAAD program has successfully completed 12 flight tests, with 11-for-11 successful intercepts. THAAD is one of the few missile defense systems with the operational flexibility to intercept in both the endo- and exo-atmospheres to provide versatile capability to the warfighter.

Separately, as part of the Kwajalein Range Service joint venture, Lockheed Martin employees directed and controlled the radar, telemetry and optics systems on this test at the newly established Ronald Reagan Ballistic Missile Defense Test Site Operations Center in Huntsville, Alabama. The corporation also recently helped the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command transition testing activities from the U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll to this operations center, where the first remote missile defense test was controlled and conducted in February. Lockheed Martin supported that milestone with facility selection, design and preparation – and provided hardware and software programs to facilitate these net-centric distributed operations.

Lockheed Martin is a world leader in systems integration and the development of air and missile defense systems and technologies, including the first operational hit-to-kill missile. It also has considerable experience in missile design and production, infrared seekers, command and control/battle management, and communications, precision pointing and tracking optics, as well as radar and signal processing.

Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs about 116,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration, and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products, and services. The Corporation’s net sales for 2012 were $47.2 billion.

For additional information, visit our web site:  http://www.lockheedmartin.com/us/what-we-do/aerospace-defense/missile-defense.html

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Israel Tests a new Target Missile Simulating Iranian Shihab 3 Missiles

September 3, 2013 by · Comment
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