While a key element of the United States ballistic missile defense strategy – ground based interceptors — might not beready for “prime time,” clearly that’s not the case for the U.S.Navy’s Aegis weapon system. Aegis is at sea, today, aboard 30 guided-missile cruisers […]
Speech by NATO Deputy Secretary General Alexander Vershbow at the INSS Missile Defence conference in Israel It is a pleasure to be back in Israel and an honour to speak to you today. Let me start by thanking the INSS […]
October 23, 2013 – More than a decade after the United States withdrew from the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty and began fielding an initial missile defense capability, the U.S. missile defense program is but a shadow of the robust program needed […]
The Pentagon plans to award Tucson-based Raytheon Missile Systems a contract worth up to $3 billion for production of the newest Standard Missile-3 ballistic missile interceptor. Subject to available appropriations, the sole-source contract would fund production of 216 copies of […]
Simulated trajectory of an Iranian ICBM (red) and a Russian SS-19 (yellow) heading for targets in the United States (visualization using Google Earth). America wants to use policy — talks on missile defense cooperation — to make Russia feel better […]
The Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense and Terminal High Altitude Area Defense weapon systems were on display during flight tests held this week in waters over the Pacific.
August 13, 2013 – The Obama administration has cut $6 billion from U.S. missile defense programs at a time when missile threats are growing, chairman of the House Armed Services subcommittee on strategic forces said Tuesday. Rep. Mike Rogers (R., […]
A U.S. Navy Aegis ship that can detect and intercept ballistic missiles patrols the waters of the Mediterranean. A mobile radar deployed in Turkey is positioned to “see” a hostile missile before it reaches a European city. By 2014, four more Aegis ships will be permanently based in Rota, Spain. By 2015, Romania will host a U.S. land-based missile interceptor site. A similar “Aegis ashore” missile launch site is scheduled to be built in Poland by 2018.
In response to threatening statements by the North Korean regime, President Obama announced significant enhancements to U.S. missile defense.