Tag Archives: missile defense system

Army Demos Raytheon’s Updated Air & Missile Defense System to US Allies

Delegates from eight foreign countries observed a recent U.S. Army-led demonstration of Raytheon‘s updated air and missile defense system. A team of Army soldiers engaged two tactical ballistic missile targets using Global Patriot interceptors with the Post Deployment Build 8 configuration during a live-fire test,  Raytheon said Monday. Global Patriot uses radar and command-and-control …

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Report: Lockheed-MBDA-Leonardo Team Bids for Germany’s Medium Extended Air Defense System Program

A team composed of Lockheed Martin, MBDA Deutschland and Leonardo-Finmeccanica has submitted a final proposal to the government of Germany to compete for the development of the Medium Extended Air Defense System, Defense News reported Tuesday. Jen Judson writes Richard Edwards, executive vice president of Lockheed’s missiles and fire control business, …

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Army Receives Initial Northrop-Made Common IR Countermeasure Systems; Carl Smith Comments

Northrop Grumman has shipped an initial batch of Common Infrared Countermeasure missile defense systems to the U.S. Army as part of an engineering and manufacturing development contract awarded in August 2015. The Army received the CIRCMs after the company completed software qualification tests to evaluate the system’s performance and compliance with program requirements, Northrop said Tuesday. CIRCM is …

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Reuters: Lockheed Eyes New MBDA Proposal on Potential $5B German Missile Defense System

Lockheed Martin has said it expects its partner MBDA to submit a proposal to Germany’s defense ministry by early August to begin negotiations with the country’s government on a potential $4.5 billion missile defense system, Reuters reported Tuesday. Andrea Shalal writes that Rick Edwards, executive vice president of Lockheed’s missiles and fire control business, has indicated negotiations for the Medium Extended …

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Rob Smith: Lockheed Updates Missile Defense Integration, Ops Center for Tests

Lockheed Martin has updated a command and control system for the Missile Defense Agency to evaluate at MDA’s missile defense integration and operations center. The Command Control, Battle Management and Communications System is designed to help commanders view missile threats, Lockheed said Wednesday. Rob Smith, vice president of C4ISR at Lockheed, said the company gave the system …

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Craig Cooning: Boeing to Use ‘Space Program’ Approach for Missile Defense System

Boeing is planning to utilize systems engineering controls from military space programs for its $41 billion Ground-based Midcourse Defense system in response to reviews on the design’s reliability, Reuters reported Tuesday. Andrea Shalal writes that the company is coordinating with Missile Defense Agency Director Vice Adm. James Syring to revamp GMD by adopting a “space …

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Raytheon to Develop More Antimissile Batteries for Israel’s Iron Dome

Raytheon is partnering with Rafael Advanced Defense Systems and other Israeli companies to provide the Mideast country’s defense ministry with antimissile weapon systems, The Boston Globe reported Thursday. Bryan Bender reports that following the development of the Iron Dome defense system, Raytheon is again in talks to build up to 15 additional batteries for the …

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