Tag Archives: Ballistic Missile Defense System

Nick Szechenyi: Japan Requests $51B Defense Budget for Fiscal 2017

Nick Szechenyi, a senior fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, has said Japan has requested $51 billion in defense budget for fiscal year 2017 in response to regional security threats, the National Defense magazine reports. Vivienne Machi writes Szechenyi said those regional threats include disputes over the East China …

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MDA Completes Ground Test of Ballistic Missile Defense System

The Missile Defense Agency, U.S. Northern Command, U.S. Pacific Command and the Joint Functional Component Command for Integrated Missile Defense have conducted a ground test of the Ballistic Missile Defense System. MDA said Monday the 12-day test dubbed GTD-06 Part 2 involved simulated threat scenarios to assess how BMDS will react during an actual attack. GTD-06 …

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Robert Work: Russian Planes Perform ‘Extremely Aggressive’ Operations in Baltic Sea

Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work has said Russian aircraft have conducted “extremely aggressive” operations in the Baltic Sea and Black Sea that could potentially jeopardize lives, DoD News reported Monday. Lisa Ferdinando writes Work referred to reports by U.S. European Command officials that Russian planes made multiple low-altitude maneuvers in April near …

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MDA Leads Flight Test of Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense System Functions

The Missile Defense Agency recently led a flight test of the tracking and engagement functions of the Lockheed Martin-built Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense weapon system with three of Raytheon‘s Standard Missile-3 as simulated targets. MDA said Feb. 24 that the test, called Flight Test Other-19, simulated a raid by three ballistic missile targets and the subsequent …

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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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James Syring: MDA Takes Next Step in Ballistic Missile Defense System Development

The Missile Defense Agency has tested the Ballistic Missile Defense System‘s ground-based midcourse defense component during an exercise to evaluate its capability to intercept a ballistic missile target launched over the Pacific Ocean. MDA said Sunday that a U.S. Army crew in Colorado remotely launched the interceptor missile from California’s Vandenberg Air Force …

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