WASHINGTON, May 30, 2012 – The Defense Department has placed strategy before budget in facing present and anticipated threats while building its joint force for the future, Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter said here today. Read the rest of this entry »
Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili has announced that his country would welcome deployment of X-band radar, an element of regional missile defense system designed to protect Central Asia and the Middle East from Iran, in its territory. Read the rest of this entry »
Officers from both the Army and Navy are the latest to voice their disapproval of Congress’ attempts to halt funding for development of a new international defense system. Read the rest of this entry »
The United States and Turkey signed an agreement to station U.S. missile defense radar in Turkey, just as Ankara’s relations with the West seem to be deteriorating. Read the rest of this entry »
The Senate Appropriations Committee voted unanimously Thursday for a defense spending bill that provides $513 billion for the Pentagon’s base budget, freezing spending at 2011 levels. Read the rest of this entry »
Sen. Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.) is shoring up his credentials as the lead protector of military spending. Read the rest of this entry »
The first Lockheed Martin-built Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS) geosynchronous (GEO-1) spacecraft beamed down its first infrared image on June 21 to the SBIRS ground station. Following its May 7 launch, the satellite is performing as expected, and is now undergoing early orbit testing.
Poland may join a multinational mobile anti-missile program that the U.S. plans to withdraw from, said Pier Francesco Guarguaglini, chairman of Finmeccanica SpA (FNC), one of the companies involved in the system’s development.