Tag Archives: Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense

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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MDA Chief Vice Adm. Jon Hill on Moving THAAD Missile Defense System to Army

Vice Adm. Jon Hill, director of the Missile Defense Agency, said he's not in favor of a plan to transition the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system to the U.S. Army, Defense News reported Wednesday. “Why would we hand that off to the Army or Air Force, that sort of transfer to a service where it won’t be prioritized?"

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Lt. Gen. Samuel Greaves: Interoperability Between Patriot, THAAD Systems Key to Optimized Missile Defense

Lt. Gen. Samuel Greaves, director of the Missile Defense Agency, told C4ISRNET in an interview published Tuesday that interoperability between elements of the ballistic missile defense system seeks to help synchronize and integrate platforms to “provide an optimized, layered missile defense.” “Tactical cross-element communication is critical for warfighter coordination to maximize collaborative …

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MDA, Army Conduct THAAD-Patriot Interoperability Test

The Missile Defense Agency and the U.S. Army tested the interoperability between the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense and the Patriot systems through a missile defense tracking exercise. The MDA said Friday the Ballistic Missile Defense System’s Operational Test Agency supervised the Flight Test Other-35 that supports the materiel release of THAAD …

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Report: White House Asks Saudi Arabia to Boost Weapons Procurement

President Donald Trump has called on Saudi Arabia Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to procure more U.S.-built weapons systems to help generate more U.S. jobs, CNBC reported Wednesday. Memos of proposed foreign military sales deals from the Defense Security Cooperation Agency and State Department show that Saudi Arabia plans to …

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Reports: Trump’s Supplemental Budget Request Seeks $6B More for Missile Defense, South Asia Strategy

President Donald Trump has called on Congress to pass his administration’s fiscal 2018 supplemental budget request that would allocate approximately $6 billion in additional funds for missile defense programs, South Asia strategy and ship repairs, the Washington Examiner reported Monday. Trump wrote a letter to House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin) to …

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Report: US to Lift Weight Limit on South Korean Missiles

President Donald Trump has decided to eliminate a weight limit on warheads added to South Korea’s missile systems in response to a nuclear missile test launch from North Korea, Reuters reported Monday. The current missile pact between U.S. and South Korea limits the weight of the latter country’s warheads to …

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