United States Authorizes SM-3 Sale to Japan

United States Authorizes SM-3 Sale to Japan

In a November 1 announcement, the U.S. Department of Defense authorized the production of additional Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) Block IIA missiles for sale to Japan. Under the estimated $267 million…

Missile Defense Agency Awards Space Sensor Contract

Missile Defense Agency Awards Space Sensor Contract

On October 29, the Missile Defense Agency announced that it had awarded four $20 million contracts to develop space-based sensors for tracking hypersonic and ballistic missiles. Conducted under the Hypersonic…

US Army Selects New Missile Defense Radar

US Army Selects New Missile Defense Radar

On October 17, the U.S. Army awarded a contract for its new Lower Tier Air and Missile Defense Sensor (LTAMDS), a competition to develop a new radar for the Patriot…

More Than Missiles: China Previews its New Way of War

More Than Missiles: China Previews its New Way of War

The Issue China’s October 1 display of military hardware revealed a nation seeking to supplant the United States as the dominant military and technological power in the Asia-Pacific region. Many…

USAF Tests Minuteman III ICBM

USAF Tests Minuteman III ICBM

On October 2, the U.S. Air Force tested an unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California. In a news release, the USAF stated that…

US Deploying Air and Missile Defenses to Saudi Arabia

US Deploying Air and Missile Defenses to Saudi Arabia

On September 26, the Pentagon announced the deployment of one Patriot battery, four Sentinel surveillance radars, and 200 support personnel to Saudi Arabia, following Iranian attacks on Saudi oil facilities…