Missile shield for Gulf to take years, and heavy U.S. commitment

Reuters

May 15 (Reuters) – A U.S.-supplied missile shield to protect Gulf nations against Iranian attacks will take years to complete, requiring a step-up in regional trust, more U.S. sales of sensitive weapons, and intensive U.S. training to avoid mishaps in […]

German defense ministry reportedly decides on ‘Meads’ missile defense system

Deutsche Welle

The German government has reportedly made a major decision on military spending. According to a leading daily, Germany will buy an air defense system developed by the US, Italy and Germany. The “Süddeutsche Zeitung” (SZ), a leading German national daily, […]

Over $6 billion in Anti-missile system and electronic warfare upgrades to handle new supersonic missiles from China and Russia

Next Big Future

The Navy is working on a $1.6 billion technological upgrade overhauling ship defense systems onboard amphibs and aircraft carriers to include interceptor missiles, streamlined radars and software improvements, service officials said. The work is being done on what’s called Ship […]

Turkey Shifts Away From West on Defense

The Wall Street Journal

ISTANBUL—Since the Ottoman Empire traded swords for guns two centuries ago, Turkey’s military has relied on Western arms and know-how. Now, the country’s leadership is pushing to end that arrangement in a shift that is rattling its North Atlantic Treaty […]

Lockheed Martin Not Studying AAW for Aegis Ashore for MDA

USNI News

Lockheed Martin is not currently studying adding an anti-air warfare (AAW) capability to the Navy’s two Aegis Ashore ballistic missile defense (BMD) installations in Romania and Poland for the Missile Defense Agency (MDA), the company said on Thursday correcting comments […]

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US Navy Seeks More BMD Ships; Adds Advanced Long Range Anti Ship Missile To Armour

International Business Times - Australia

U.S. Navy and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force ships steam in formation during their military manoeuvre exercise known as Keen Sword 15 in the sea south of Japan, in this November 19, 2014 handout provided by the U.S. Navy. Japan stepped […]