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Missile Defense

March 27, 2019 | Daily News

The Army has formalized plans with Raytheon and Lockheed Martin to wind down by September the original Lower Tier Air and Missile Defense Sensor (LTAMDS) program of record, a key part of the service's pivot toward a new approach to accelerate the fielding of a Patriot radar replacement by 2022 through a “Sense-Off” competition beginning in May.

March 27, 2019 | Daily News

Despite a $600 million cut to the European Deterrence Initiative, the head of U.S. European Command is not seeking specific funding increases to the fiscal year 2020 budget.

March 26, 2019 | Daily News

The Missile Defense Agency has provided Congress a $1.9 billion wish list to finance 11 projects above and beyond the agency's $9.4 billion fiscal year 2020 budget request, including bolstering spending for a new space sensor to track hypersonic and ballistic missiles, additional THAAD interceptors and additional investments for lasers and new warhead development.

March 26, 2019 | Daily News

ANDOVER, MA -- Raytheon has developed a new high-tech, Gallium Nitride transmitter for legacy Patriot interceptors -- the GEM-T variant which makes up the bulk of the Army's inventory -- that promises to significantly improve reliability and service life of the guided missile, a capability the company hopes will sweeten interest in its proposed Lower Tier Air and Missile Defense Sensor.

March 26, 2019 | Daily News

The U.S. military, in a major test of the Ballistic Missile Defense System, destroyed an intercontinental ballistic missile target with a pair of Ground-based Interceptors in the first-ever salvo launch of the homeland defense guided-missile fleet, an event likely to bolster confidence in the current fielded system and the exoatmospheric kill vehicle in particular.

March 26, 2019 | Daily News

ANDOVER, MA -- Raytheon has developed a new high-tech, Gallium Nitride transmitter for legacy Patriot interceptors -- the GEM-T variant which makes up the bulk of the Army's inventory -- that promises to significantly improve reliability and service life of the guided missile, a capability the company hopes will sweeten interest in its proposed Lower Tier Air and Missile Defense Sensor.

March 25, 2019 | Daily News

The U.S. military, in a major test of the Ballistic Missile Defense System, destroyed an intercontinental ballistic missile target with a pair of Ground-based Interceptors in the first-ever salvo launch of the homeland defense guided-missile fleet, an event likely to bolster confidence in the current fielded system and the exoatmospheric kill vehicle in particular.

March 25, 2019 | Daily News

The Missile Defense Agency has pared back to $4.1 billion an originally planned $6.6 billion contract with Boeing to modernize and sustain the Ground-based Midcourse Defense program though 2023, a nearly 40 percent reduction that reflects a narrowing of the scope of the project following delays in developing a new interceptor warhead.

March 25, 2019 | Daily News

The Pentagon has sent Congress a $4 billion list of unfunded military lab construction priorities that were not approved for the fiscal year 2020 budget submission, but that Pentagon technology chief Mike Griffin would like to see completed anyway, according to documents obtained by Inside Defense.

March 21, 2019 | Daily News

Lockheed Martin is poised to effectively nab a third major hypersonic booster contract, locking in a pivotal role on all three legs of the Defense Department's conventionally armed, hypersonic boost-glide programs after the Navy today announced plans to adapt its in-development submarine-launched rocket for Army use.

March 20, 2019 | Daily News

Lockheed Martin is poised to effectively nab a third major hypersonic booster contract, locking in a pivotal role on all three legs of the Defense Department's conventionally armed, hypersonic boost-glide programs after the Navy today announced plans to adapt its in-development submarine-launched rocket for Army use.

March 20, 2019 | Daily News

One of Congress' leading proponents of a new military service for space said today he's optimistic about the odds of the Pentagon's Space Force proposal being approved by lawmakers this year.

March 20, 2019 | Daily News

Northrop Grumman has designed what it says is a blueprint for the U.S. military to quash the Russian and Chinese hypersonic threat, unveiling a "Defeat Invincible" marketing campaign that aims to stake out a leadership position in the hypersonic defense business by proposing an "end-to-end" approach that would utilize new space sensors and interceptors as well as cyber, laser, and electronic weapons.

March 20, 2019 | Daily News

Northrop Grumman has designed what it says is a blueprint for the U.S. military to quash the Russian and Chinese hypersonic threat, unveiling a "Defeat Invincible" marketing campaign that aims to stake out a leadership position in the hypersonic defense business by proposing an "end-to-end" approach that would utilize new space sensors and interceptors as well as cyber, laser, and electronic weapons.

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