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Flight Test Evaluates New Thrusters for the Ground-Based Interceptor

New thrusters system designed for the Exoatmospheric Kill Vehicle (EKV) of the Ground Based Interceptor (GBI) missile have passed an important validation test yesterday. The planned test that was originally scheduled for late 2015 did not include a target intercept. The test evaluated the CE-II EKV that demonstrated the performance of alternate divert thrusters in a flight environment. It also performed end-to-end discrimination of a complex target scene through the GMD fire control loop. The next flight test will conduct full intercept of a target simulating an Inter-Continental Ballistic Missile (ICMB).

David’s Sling Weapon System Completes Final Testing

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The Israeli David's Sling air and missile defense weapon system (DSWS) successfully completed today the fourth and final series of tests (DST-4), representing the final milestone in the system's development. DST-4 is the final milestone before the IDF declares the David's Sling an operational system. The first of two units is expected to become operational in early 2016.

Successful Intercepts Sweeten the End of a Challenging Year for Missile...

The US Missile Defense Agency (MDA) has completed three major missile defense tests this week, a closing accord for an ambitious test plan this year. Two tests performed earlier today included a successful exo-atmospheric intercept test of the Arrow 3 interceptor, and first intercept mission of the Land-Based Standard Missile SM-3 Block IB launched from a land-based site. A third test conducted earlier this week tested the latest, most advanced variant of Standard Missile 3 series, the US-Japanese SM-3 Block IIA.

Multi-Object Kill Vehicle (MOKV) Begins to Take Shape

The U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA) and Raytheon have completed the first Program Planning Review on the future Multi-Object Kill Vehicle (MOKV) concept, a key step toward defining critical aspects of its design. This milestone ensures that the development plan is aligned with the MDA's expectations, and on track for an upcoming Concept Review in December.

New Missile Killer Performs Test Flight, on Schedule for 2018 Deployment

The United States and Japan have conducted the first flight test of a new version of the Standard Missile-3 (SM-3 Block IIA). This new missile...

following a successful test series David’s Sling to become operational this...

Israel's David's Sling Weapon System (DSWS) air- and missile-defense system has completed a major test series this week, demonstrating a successful intercept of a target representing a ballistic missile threat.

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.

US considers Extended Range THAAD, enhanced BMS to defend against attacking...

The US Missile defense Agency is seeking future missile defense measures that will be able to defeat hypersonic glide vehicles, similar to those being developed by the China, Russia and India.

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.

US ballistic missile defense interceptor scores a direct hit in space

The US Missile Defense Agency has validated today the newest generation of ground based interceptor (GBI) interceptor designed to defend the United States from a possible intercontinental ballistic missile attack from North Korea.

High Noon Sunday!

By Riki Ellison Sunday at high noon out of Vandenberg AFB, California provides a window of opportunity to test and demonstrate the reliability of the...

Australia Continues Heron I Mission in Afghanistan

While coalition forces begin to withdraw from Afghanistan, the Heron I remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) operated with the Australian Heron Detachment is set to...

Arrow-3 Missile Interceptor Performs Second Flight Test

The Israel Missile Defense Organization (IMDO) and the U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA) completed a successful flight of the Arrow-3 interceptor missile this morning....

Successful Interception Test for David’s Sling Air & Missile Defense System

The Israel Missile Defense Organization (IMDO) and the U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA) completed a successful intercept test of the David's Sling Weapon System...
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