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Report: House, Senate to Address F-35 Procurements, Missile Defense in Fiscal 2018 NDAA Reconciliation

House and Senate Armed Services panels are expected to address F-35 aircraft procurements, missile defense and size of the U.S. Army as they begin to reconcile this month their versions of the fiscal 2018 National Defense Authorization Act, the Washington Examiner reported Monday. Both chambers’ NDAA versions reflect a $30 billion …

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Report: DoD Elevates Counter-ICBM Capacity Assessment

The Defense Department has stepped up its strategy to assess potential systems against intercontinental ballistic missile threats, Reuters reported Wednesday. DoD elevated anti-ICBM technology assessment efforts following the completion of a simulated ICBM interception test last month at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. A June 6 department memo seen by Reuters says the Boeing-built Ground-Based …

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GAO: MDA Should Ramp Up Transparency With Ballistic Missile Defense Test Schedule, Costs

The Government Accountability Office has called on the Missile Defense Agency to address transparency issues with its cost estimates and test schedules related to the development of the Ballistic Missile Defense System. GAO said in a report published Tuesday it made the recommendation due to lack of consistency and transparency with MDA’s …

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Vice Adm. James Syring: MDA Ballistic Missile Intercept Trial Aims to Show US Readiness Against ICBM Threats

Navy Vice Adm. James Syring, director of the Missile Defense Agency, has said the live-fire test of the U.S. ballistic missile defense platform seeks to demonstrate the country’s readiness to counter intercontinental ballistic missile threats from potential adversaries, DoD News reported Wednesday. MDA conducted the test Tuesday in which the BMDS’ …

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MDA Conducts Ground-Based Ballistic Missile Defense Intercept Trial

The Missile Defense Agency conducted an initial live-fire test Tuesday of the Ground-based Midcourse Defense platform component of the ballistic missile defense system. MDA said Tuesday a land-based interceptor that launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California used its exo-atmospheric kill vehicle to intercept and destroy an intercontinental ballistic missile that took off from …

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DoD Seeks $259M to Speed Up Multi-Object Kill Vehicle Devt

The Defense Department‘s budget request will allocate $259 million to accelerate the development of a kill vehicle for the U.S. military to intercept multiple enemy warheads, Defense One reported Friday. The budget request will fund a new development phase for the Multi-Object Kill Vehicle and shorten the program’s projected completion date by five years, according to the report. …

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