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The Pentagon has growing faith in Raytheon's Standard Missile-3 as a shield against evolving ballistic-missile threats, the nation's top missile-defense officer said Thursday at an event in Tucson.
A top Kremlin aide, Nikolai Patrushev, who is in Washington this week, is carrying a letter from President Vladimir Putin to President Obama, according to the Russian Embassy in D.C. In a statement on its website, the embassy did not disclose the contents of the letter, but Russian officials said last week it would respond to Obama's letter from a ... (more)
The U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command has awarded BAE Systems an $85 million, two-year contract extension to continue its support of the agency's Future Warfare Center.
A California Democrat on the U.S. House Armed Services Committee put the Pentagon on notice of her intent to finally end a failing and heavily criticized missile defense program.
Flight Test Mission-20 successfully demonstrated again the system's capability to detect the target from outer space and launch a sea-based Standard Missile from an Aegis-equipped Navy ship, all based on track data from satellite sensors orbiting Earth.
U.S. Strategic Command has been leading an international effort for the past eight years to promote cooperation and interoperability in missile defense around the globe.
The Missile Defense Agency and Navy sailors aboard the USS Lake Erie conducted a successful flight test of the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense system yesterday, Pentagon officials reported.
The Syrian army will soon receive advanced missile defense systems and Israel's air force commander warned the weapons could be used against Israel.
MOSCOW, May 23 The United States' insistence on pursuing a missile defense system in Europe is standing in the way of further cuts to Russia's nuclear deterrent forces, Russia's top general said on Thursday at an international security conference in Moscow.
A Defense Acquisition Board approved full-rate production of Raytheon's Standard Missile-6. Once operational in 2013, the SM-6 will provide U.S. Navy vessels extended range protection against fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft, unmanned aerial vehicles and cruise missiles.
A congressional committee is calling into question the Navy's plan to adapt an almost 30-year old hull design to be the centerpiece of the service's future ballistic missile defense strategy.
Many of the most tragic days in American history feature a common thread: a surprise attack for which the United States simply was not ready.
Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel met with Russian Federation Security Council Secretary General Nikolai Patrushev today at the Pentagon to discuss a range of issues including missile defense, increasing military to military cooperation and the ongoing crisis in Syria.
Republicans are trying to block Obama administration overtures to Russia on missile defense, creating a potential obstacle to arms control talks.
Lawmakers are seeking to prohibit the U.S. from removing missile defense equipment from East Asia, even if the threat posed by a nuclear-armed North Korea is eliminated.
May 16, 2013: A Standard Missile 3 Block 1B interceptor is launched from the USS LAKE ERIE during a Missile Defense Agency and U.S. Navy test in the mid-Pacific. The Navy successfully tested its short range ballistic missile last week, destroying a complex moving target that soared over the Pacific Ocean on Wednesday, May 15.