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Watch live: Trump promises new missile interceptors and Space Force to protect U.S.

Watch live: Trump promises new missile interceptors and Space Force to protect U.S.

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Jan. 17 (UPI) -- President Donald Trump visited the Pentagon Thursday where he revealed a new missile defense plan he said will be the "best anywhere in the world." Trump talked about increasing the missile capability of the United States first, selling that technology to trusted allies and keeping a watchful eye on rogue regimes that might pursue the capability to launch missiles at the United States. "Their arsenals are getting bigger and stronger. I will accept nothing less for our nation than the most effective, cutting edge missile systems," Trump said. "We have the best anywhere in the world and it's not even close." The United States will change its posture with a new comprehensive strategy that can defend against cruise missiles and hyper-sonic missiles. That includes 20 new groun...
General Dynamics contracted for missile control systems for U.S., U.K.

General Dynamics contracted for missile control systems for U.S., U.K.

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Dec. 27 (UPI) -- General Dynamics Mission Systems has been awarded a $ 28 million contract for sustainment of weapons systems aboard U.S. and U.K. nuclear submarines. The contract, announced Wednesday by the Department of Defense, covers work on the fire control systems on both nation's submarines, as well as the attack weapon control system on U.S. subs. Additionally, the contract covers missile fire control for both the U.S. Columbia-class and U.K. Dreadnought-class common missile compartment program development and strategic weapon interface simulator. Work on the contract will mostly be performed in Pittsfield, Mass., and is expected to finished by Sept. 30, 2023. Let's block ads! (Why?) Business News - UPI.com
USS Abraham Lincoln CSG surface combatants conduct live fire SM-2 missile exercise

USS Abraham Lincoln CSG surface combatants conduct live fire SM-2 missile exercise

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Nov. 23 (UPI) -- Surface combatants from the USS Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group, including a cruiser and three destroyers, participated in a Live Fire With a Purpose exercise Sunday with SM-2 Block III surface-to-air missiles. The Ticonderoga-class cruiser USS Leyte Gulf and Arleigh Burke-class destroyers USS Bainbridge, USS Mason and USS Nitze all engaged in the LFWAP, which is more intensive and involves more coordination between ships than a standard missile exercise. "Having previously been on the exercise-development side of LFWAP, as the operational commander I'm extremely pleased to see how our CRUDES ships flexed their capabilities and strengthened how we operate as a team -- as opposed to individual units -- throughout this event," commander of CSG 12 Rear Adm. John Wade sa...
Navy opens facility for submarine-launched ballistic missile research

Navy opens facility for submarine-launched ballistic missile research

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Nov. 6 (UPI) -- The Navy has opened a new Missile Support Facility in Dahlgren, Va., that will focus sub-launched ballistic missiles and the Columbia-class nuclear submarine program. The new facility, which opened last week and was announced by the Navy on Tuesday, will be part of the Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division. It features top of the line labs and equipment for over 300 NSWCDD Strategic and Computing Systems Department scientists, engineers and other technical experts on current and pending ballistic missiles. During remarks at the opening, the Navy's director of strategic systems, Vice Adm. Johnny Wolfe, called the Missile Support Facility vital to the SLBM program, which is responsible for the Trident II submarine launched ballistic missile -- one of the legs of the...
Raytheon to supply Romania with Patriot missile defense systems

Raytheon to supply Romania with Patriot missile defense systems

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Nov. 2 (UPI) -- U.S. Army has signed a deal to supply the Romanian government with three Raytheon defense systems. Romania will use the new Patriot Air and Missile Defense Systems -- the country's second order of the systems in the last two years -- to deter any any threats to its borders. The Patriot is a surface-to-air missile provides the "backbone" to the missile defense capabilities used by NATO nations to ward off missile and advanced drone attacks, Raytheon said in a press release. The Patriot is equipped with a AN/MPQ-53/65 Radar Set and an electronic counter-countermeasure, or ECCM, and track-via-missile, or TVM, guidance subsystems. "Romania is purchasing the most advanced, capable, cutting edge tactical ballistic missile defense system in the world," Mike Ellison, Raytheon's c...