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SM-6 ‘Dual 1’ Defeats Ballistic and Cruise Missiles on a Live...

The US Missile Defense Agency (MDA) and US Navy conducted a successful series of missile intercepts in the Pacific Ocean last week, demonstrating the capability of a newly modified missile interceptor to defeat short range ballistic missiles and cruise missiles with the same weapon. The SM-6 was designed from the start to defeat air breathing targets such as cruise missiles, but the recent test was the first to demonstrate the modified variant's capability to defeat ballistic threat missiles in their final seconds of flight.

US THAAD to deploy to South Korea in crisis sitatuon

The US Army has allocated its Continental-US (CONUS) Based THAAD to deploy to South Korea on emergency situations, a South Korean military source confirmed Sunday.

System upgrades are key in Aegis destroyer’s success defeating ballistic, cruise...

The US Navy Aegis missile destroyer USS John Paul Jones (DDG 53) successfully conducted a flight test today testing the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) system capability to defeat a synchronized raid, of nearly simultaneous attacks ballistic and cruise missiles. The test included three successful near-simultaneous target engagements over the Pacific Ocean.

Update: Turkey Remains Defiant About Co-Producing Missile Defense System with China

HQ9 on display at the Army Day in Beijing
Despite criticism from its NATO allies, Turkey would only give up co-producing an air and missile defense system with the 'China Precision Machinery Import...

Washington Seek Interoperability with Seoul’s Evolving Missile Defense

South Korea’s Air and Missile Defense (KAMD) system is becoming a key issue in discussions on the transfer of wartime operational command (OPCON) from...

Israel Tests a new Target Missile Simulating Iranian Shihab 3 Missiles

Israel's missile defense organization (IMDO) and the U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA) completed today a successful flight test of the Silver Sparrow, the latest,...

Japan’s AEGIS Destroyers Ordered to Shoot Down North Korean Missiles Overflying...

Japan has ordered its armed forces to shoot down any North Korean missile headed towards its territory, a defence ministry spokesman says. Japan's Navy...

British Destroyer to Participate in U.S. Missile Defense Trials

Royal Navy Type 45 destroyers could join future missile intercept testing conducted by the U.S. missile defense agency (MDA). The tests wille valuate the role the British Type 45 destroyers could take in ballistic missile defense networks, particularly with its and its primary Sampson radar, the main sensor supporting the Sea Viper missiles.

Israel’s Arrow-3 Completes Successful Exoatmospheric Flight Test

Israel's Ministry of Defense announced it carried out a successful flight test of the Arrow 3 missile interceptor. The missile flew for more than six minutes, testing Arrow 3's fly-out capabilities. The test plan did not include an actual intercept therefore, no target was used.

SM-3 Relies on Space-Based Tracking to Intercept a Ballistic Missile Target

Space Tracking and Surveillance System-Demonstrator (STSS-D) satellites
Second-generation Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) system achieved its first intercept using tracking information from the Space Tracking and Surveillance System Demonstration (STSS-D) satellites during a...

European Defense Update

Cobham to Develop an Aerial Refueling System for KC-390 | NATO Upgrades BMD C2 System | Norwegian Navy Receives a New Naval Helicopter | Kongsberg to Upgrade Norwegian NASAMS Air defense Systems | French Senate Caps UAV Spending to Favor Reaper Procurement | Chief of RAF: Britain Should Reconsider Sentinel Phaseout | Roll Out of the First F-35 for the UK | Swedish Army Gets its first Kodiak | EU short on anti-piracy ships due to budget cuts | Sweden Delivers BvS10 to France | BAE Systems Invests in Data Visualisation Systems | Terma Introduces ALQ-213 ECM-Pod Enhancements | Opening the Night For Danish F-16 Pilots | MAMBA (SAMP/T) Scores First Hit in an Operational Test

SM-3 Block 1B Fails First Intercept Test

The advanced Standaard missile 3 (SM-3) Block 1B failed its first intercept test yesterday in a ballistic missile intercept test conducted by the U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA). The missile was launched from BMD cruiser Lake Eire (CG70), at a short range ballistic missile target launched from the Pacific Missile Range facility in Hawaii.

Japan Completes Upgrading Four of its Destroyers for Ballistic Missile Defense

Japan has completed testing of its upgraded AEGIS Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) system with the 4th Kongō class destroyer, JS Kirishima, equipped with the...

Japan Completes Testing of the First Missile Defense AEGIS Destroyer

The Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF), U.S. Navy and the United States Missile Defense Agency (MDA) performed the third successful missile intercept with the...
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