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US, Israel Put Arrow 3 Ballistic Missile Interceptor Through Flight Test

The Missile Defense Agency and its Israeli counterpart have supported a flight test of an Arrow 3 weapons system built to intercept ballistic missiles flying outside the atmosphere. Arrow 3 prime contractor Israel Aerospace Industries led the test in collaboration with Israel air force,  MDA said Monday. The system is a key component of Israel’s multilayered …

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Report: MDA Requests $9.9B for FY 2019 Budget to Back GMD System, 2 Pacific Radars

The Missile Defense Agency has requested a budget of $9.9 billion for fiscal year 2019 in an effort to counter emerging threats that include North Korea’s nuclear weapon development efforts and ballistic missile tests, Defense News reported Tuesday. Gary Pennett, director of operations at MDA, told reporters Monday the agency’s proposed …

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Rear Adm. Tom Druggan Assigned to MDA as Aegis BMD Program Director

U.S. Navy Rear. Adm. Tom Druggan, commander of the Naval Surface Warfare Center, has been appointed director of the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense System program at the Missile Defense Agency, the Defense Department said Monday. Druggan has supervised more than 17,000 engineers, scientists, technicians and support personnel across eight NSWC divisions …

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Rear Adm. Johnny Wolfe Nominated to Serve as Strategic Systems Director at Washington Navy Yard

Rear Adm. Johnny Wolfe Jr., program executive for the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense system at the Missile Defense Agency, has been nominated for assignment as director of strategic systems programs at Washington Navy Yard and for appointment to the rank of vice admiral. Defense Secretary James Mattis announced Wolfe’s nomination in a Defense …

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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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