Reorganizing the Missile Defense Enterprise

Reorganizing the Missile Defense Enterprise

Rethinking the push for program transfer When the U.S. Missile Defense Agency was created in 2002, the expectation was that it would initially develop missile defense systems but then transfer…

China & South Korea End THAAD Dispute

China & South Korea End THAAD Dispute

On October 31, Seoul and Beijing agreed to end a year-long dispute over the deployment of a U.S. THAAD battery in South Korea. Following South Korea’s decision to deploy the…

THAAD Battery in South Korea Completes Setup

THAAD Battery in South Korea Completes Setup

On October 22, U.S. and South Korea (ROK) forces worked overnight to complete the Terminal High Altitude Air Defense (THAAD) battery deployment in Seongju, located 300 km south of Seoul….

US Approves THAAD Sale to Saudi Arabia

US Approves THAAD Sale to Saudi Arabia

On October 6, the U.S. State Department approved a possible $15 billion Foreign Military Sale to Saudi Arabia for Terminal High Altitude Air Defense (THAAD) related equipment and services. The…

South Korea to Permit More THAAD, Upgrade Patriot

South Korea to Permit More THAAD, Upgrade Patriot

On July 29, South Korean officials said the country will allow the deployment of four additional Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) launchers. The four THAAD units are already in…