Tag Archives: missile defense

CAES Wins Multiple Contracts to Advance Missile Seeker Technology; CEO Mike Kahn Quoted

Mike Kahn

CAES has received multiple contracts from an advanced U.S. missile defense program to provide RF, microwave rotary joints and waveguide products and integrate them into the system’s missile seeker to provide industry-leading performance and reliability. CAES waveguides can be customized to create integrated assemblies that serve as a complete modular transmit/receive devices.

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Elizabeth Mashakas Appointed SVP of Talent Acquisition for BlueHalo; CEO Jonathan Moneymaker Quoted

Elizabeth Mashakas

BlueHalo announced on Wednesday that the company has named Elizabeth Mashakas, as senior vice president of Talent Acquisition, effective immediately. Mashakas will report directly to Ray Khuo, executive vice president of Human Capital. Mashakas comes to BlueHalo with over 30 years of experience in Talent Acquisition across various industry-leading companies and has a proven track record of impact.

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Gen. John Hyten: MDA Must Realign R&D Priorities With Core Mission

Gen. John Hyten

Gen. John Hyten, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, has said the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) must focus on next-generation concepts and align their capabilities with the core mission. He added that the MDA must revitalize collaboration with the Joint Requirements Oversight Council to inform requirements for air and missile defense. 

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Northrop Grumman Partners with US Army to Deploy JTAGS Capabilities; Kenn Todorov Quoted

Kenn Todorov

The U.S. Army and Northrop Grumman Corporation have deployed enhanced Joint Tactical Ground Station (JTAGS) capabilities in South Korea to increase battlespace awareness and missile defense in the region. “JTAGS is vital to warfighters and of growing importance as we create true Joint All-Domain Command and Control systems," said Kenn Todorov.

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GAO: Knowledge-Based Practices, Competition Could Help MDA Address GMD Acquisition Challenges

MDA

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has listed several practices the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) could implement to address acquisition challenges with regard to the Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) system. Those key practices include using knowledge-based acquisition practices; involving stakeholders early and often; promoting oversight and competition; and conducting robust testing. 

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MDA, Army Test Interoperability of THAAD, Patriot Missile Defense Systems; Jon Hill Quoted

Patriot Weapon System

The U.S. Army and Missile Defense Agency (MDA) have concluded testing of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) and Patriot weapon systems as part of an interoperability exercise that began early this year. The FTP-27 assessment took place at White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico and saw the THAAD Army-Navy/Transportable Radar Surveillance target data to the Patriot system. 

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Report: Congress Should Provide Necessary Funding to Build Up Homeland Missile Defense

Missile Launch

A report by The Heritage Foundation recommends that Congress support the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) by providing the needed funding to demonstrate that homeland defense serves as top priority of the Missile Defense Review and the National Defense Strategy.

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