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Navy Chief John Richardson Wants Military to Boost Land-Based Missile Defense Systems

Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson has called on other U.S. military services to send more land-based missile defense assets to the field to allow the Navy to use its fleet for other vital missions, National Defense Magazine reported Monday. The Navy deploys some of its destroyers and other ships to defend sites ashore against air-and-missile threats.

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Trump, DoD Release 2019 Missile Defense Review

The White House and the Department of Defense have issued a new policy framework to protect U.S. forces and allies from missile threats posed by rogue states and other potential adversaries, U.S. Strategic Command reported Thursday. President Donald Trump released the 2019 Missile Defense Review with Vice President Mike Pence and Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan on Thursday at the Pentagon.

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Trump Proposes $686B for FY 2019 DoD Budget

President Donald Trump’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2019 would allocate $686 billion in funds for the Defense Department in support of the implementation of the National Defense Strategy and the White House’s National Security Strategy. DoD said Monday the budget request includes investments in combat aircraft, shipbuilding, ground systems, …

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US Launches Naval Missile Defense Exercise With Japan, South Korea

The U.S., Japan and South Korea have begun a three-day naval defense missile exercise amid threats that North Korea may conduct a fire-test of an intercontinental ballistic missile, Stars and Stripes reported Friday. Kim Gamel writes the U.S. Navy’s Japan-based USS Stethem Arleigh Burke-class destroyer started the missile defense drills …

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DoD IG: NAVSUP Naval Radar Sustainment, Logistics Contracts Need More Performance Metrics

The Defense Department‘s inspector general has said the Naval Supply Systems Command’s weapon systems support office should apply more performance metrics into logistics contracts used to sustain a Lockheed Martin-developed naval radar system. According to an audit report published Monday,the U.S. Navy’s AN/SPY‑1 Phased Array Radar performance-based logistics contracts has not incentivized support contractors Lockheed and Raytheon …

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NASA Applies Software on Mars Rover for Autonomous Target Selection

NASA has applied new software on the Curiosity Mars rover to give the robotic mission an autonomous targeting feature. The agency said Thursday Curiosity uses the Autonomous Exploration for Gathering Increased Science software from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory to choose targets for the laser and telescopic camera components of the rover’s Chemistry and Camera instrument. Tara Estlin, AEGIS …

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MDA, Partners Test Target Detection of Aegis Missile Defense System

The Missile Defense Agency led a test to demonstrate work by the Aegis ballistic missile defense system to detect and track missile targets, as well as other target discrimination, engagement and fire control functions. MDA said Friday it joined the U.S. Pacific Command and U.S. Navy aboard USS John Paul Jones and used the AN/SPY-1 radar and Aegis …

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