Pentagon Seeks To Have Extended-Range THAADs To Counter Hypersonic Strike Vehicles

International Business Times Australia

Lockheed Martin has just been instructed by the U.S. Army on Wednesday to upgrade its Army Tactical Missile System, or ATACMS, to enable it to deal with hypersonic threats. The contract, worth $78 million, specifically orders the development of advanced missiles […]

Pentagon’s New Kill Vehicle Strategy Expected Soon

Aviation Week

The U.S. Missile Defense Agency is weighing two options for the long-awaited procurement of a new Exoatmospheric Kill Vehicle (EKV)—dubbed the Redesigned Kill Vehicle—for its Ground-Based Missile Defense system, a shield for the U.S. against ICBM attack. In 2014, the […]

U.S. Air Force has approved mass production of the stealthy JASSM air-launched cruise missiles


According to Lockheed Martin the U.S. Air Force granted a consent to start mass production of the extended range variant of the Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile, also known as AGM-158B. The JASSM-ER has successfully completed the USAF program of Initial […]

U.S. Air Force Approves Full Rate Production for Lockheed Martin’s JASSM-ER

Lockheed Martin

RLANDO, Fla., Dec. 15, 2014 – The U.S. Air Force has approved full rate production for Lockheed Martin’s [NYSE: LMT] Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile – Extended Range (JASSM-ER). JASSM-ER successfully completed U.S. Air Force Initial Operational Test and Evaluation (IOT&E) […]

Turkey could scrap controversial Chinese missile purchase

Agence France-Presse

Turkey could scrap a controversial plan to buy missile defence systems from China that alarmed the United States and its Western allies, Turkish and European sources said Wednesday. Key NATO member Turkey said in September last year it was entering […]


THAAD Terminal High-Altitude Area Defence, United States of America

The THAAD weapon system consists of launchers, missiles, battle management / command, control, communications and intelligence (BMC3I) units and THAAD radars. The THAAD terminal (formerly theatre) high-altitude area defence missile system is an easily transportable defensive weapon system to protect […]