US, EU firms press Turkish companies over Chinese missile deal

Hürriyet Daily News

European and U.S. defense companies, which were not chosen for Turkey’s first long-range air and anti-missile system, have been reportedly pressuring Turkey’s defense industry giants to dissuade Turkey from choosing a Chinese firm. The U.S. partnership of Raytheon and Lockheed […]

Defense News Roundup: Lockheed’s Aegis Missile Defense Award Approaches the $1.8 Billion Mark

The Motley Fool

The U.S. military has a reputation as a somewhat secretive organization. But in one respect at least, the Pentagon is one of the most “open” of our government agencies. Every day of the week, rain or shine, the Department of Defense tells U.S. taxpayers what contracts it’s issued, to whom, and for how much — all right out in the open on its website.

European NATO States Making Strides on Antimissile Projects

Nuclear Threat Initiative

After years of cajoling by the United States, a number of European allies are moving forward with new investments in their missile defense systems. Poland announced last month it would significantly speed up the time table for choosing a vendor […]

Turkey Risks Delays in Turning To Local Air Defense Option

Defense News

ANKARA — Turkish officials, increasingly wary of a controversial decision in September to select a Chinese company to construct the country’s first long-range air defense system, might consider a more time-consuming but entirely local option for the program. A senior […]

Lockheed says wins first production order for new PAC-3 missiles


Lockheed Martin Corp (LMT.N) has won a U.S. Army contract worth $611 million to build 92 missiles and 50 launcher modification kits, the company’s first production contract for a new enhanced missile designed to upgrade the Patriot missile defense system.

U.S. Navy plans competition for next-generation missile


(Reuters) – The U.S. Navy on Wednesday said it planned to launch an open competition around fiscal 2017 for a next-generation missile, seeking to reassure weapons makers they still have prospects after a separate deal with Lockheed Martin Corp for […]