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Missile Defense

September 27, 2019 | Daily News

The Pentagon's new Space Development Agency is preparing for the "imminent" release of its first solicitation in support of its vision to create a resilient, proliferated next-generation space architecture.

September 26, 2019 | Daily News

The Ground Based Strategic Deterrent program is scheduled to have a technical interchange meeting this fall that will help inform next year's decision to enter the engineering and manufacturing development phase.

September 26, 2019 | Daily News

The Defense Department estimates that if it is required to change the Air Force's launch services acquisition strategy as a result of legislative language or pending legal challenges, the program could be delayed by at least a year.

September 26, 2019 | Daily News

The Missile Defense Agency has raised the potential value of Raytheon's work improving the X-band sensor portfolio to nearly $1 billion, tacking on a $500 million modification yesterday to a 2017 contract to bolster key Ballistic Missile Defense System radars, including the Sea Based X-Band and the Army/Navy Transportable Radar Surveillance Control Model-2.

September 26, 2019 | Daily News

The Missile Defense Agency selected Northrop Grumman as the winner of a $1.1 billion deal to supply sub-scale targets with simple and complex reentry vehicles. The contractor defeated Lockheed Martin in the two-way race to modernize a portion of the Defense Department's portfolio of targets and countermeasures used to test the Ballistic Missile Defense System.

September 26, 2019 | Daily News

The Pentagon has released a brief list of weapons programs that will be disrupted if Congress passes a short-term continuing resolution to avoid a government shutdown.

September 18, 2019 | Daily News

The Missile Defense Agency aims to issue a final request for proposals for the Next-Generation Interceptor project next month, according to a top Defense Department official, as MDA is swiftly moving past the failure of the Redesigned Kill Vehicle program.

September 18, 2019 | Daily News

Defense Secretary Mark Esper said today there is a "collective effort" underway to realign military budgets and operational plans to better posture the United States for long-term competition with China and Russia.

September 17, 2019 | Daily News

The Navy plans to use rapid prototyping authorities to develop its submarine-launched hypersonic strike weapon through the Conventional Prompt Strike program, a Senate panel revealed last week.

September 16, 2019 | Daily News

The Marine Corps successfully integrated elements of the Israeli-designed Iron Dome air- and missile-defense system with the service's existing radar and command and control system during a live-fire event last month, according to a government spokeswoman.

September 16, 2019 | Daily News

The Senate Appropriations Committee has proposed rescinding $4.7 billion in Defense Department funding allocated in previous years, with the steepest cuts hitting the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, missile defense programs and an aid fund used to train and equip Afghan and Iraqi forces fighting insurgents.

September 13, 2019 | Daily News

The Missile Defense Agency is eyeing a $12 billion makeover of the Ground-based Midcourse Defense system, launching a competition for a new guided missile interceptor as part of a proposed 10-year realignment of funds to improve defenses agains North Korean long-range rockets.

September 12, 2019 | Daily News

The Air Force is developing its own variant of a hypersonic glide body that pairs an aeroshell common to Army and Navy hypersonic programs with an Air Force-unique substructure needed to withstand conditions when dropped mid-air from a fast-moving aircraft, according to the service

September 12, 2019 | Daily News

The president's nominee to serve as Air Force secretary told lawmakers today she supports the call for a separate space service, saying the move is "overdue."

September 12, 2019 | Daily News

Senate Appropriations Committee Democrats today voted against the fiscal year 2020 defense spending bill after failing to add measures that would block the Pentagon from spending funds on President Trump’s southern border wall.

September 11, 2019 | Daily News

A Senate panel is recommending more than doubling spending in fiscal year 2020 on technology to counter maneuvering hypersonic threats, lifting the Missile Defense Agency's $157 million request to $394 million -- a $237 million hike as the agency is readying a plan to launch an end-to-end network of sensors, command and control systems, and interceptors for ultra-fast threats.

September 11, 2019 | Daily News

The Missile Defense Agency has secured a de facto authorization from a key Senate panel for an eleventh-hour launch of the Next-Generation Interceptor, winning $222 million in fiscal year 2020 for a major new-start program to follow the recently terminated Redesigned Kill Vehicle program.

September 10, 2019 | Daily News

The White House objects to a provision in the Senate Armed Services Committee's fiscal year 2020 defense policy bill that would give the Missile Defense Agency responsibility for a new hypersonic and ballistic space-based sensor constellation, saying the move could "restrict DOD's ability to design the most cost-effective solution."

September 10, 2019 | Daily News

A Senate panel today marked up its version of the fiscal year 2020 defense spending bill in accordance with a bipartisan budget deal, appropriating $622 billion in base spending, $70.7 billion in Overseas Contingency Operations and $1.7 billion in emergency funding.

September 10, 2019 | Daily News

As the Air Force seeks additional funds to keep the Next-Generation Overhead Persistent Infrared System on schedule, Senate appropriators are proposing a $536 million plus-up for the program that could fill a significant early funding gap.

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