Two Japanese Maya-class destroyers successfully test-fired SM-3 interceptors against ballistic missile targets off Hawaii last week, the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) announced on Monday. Read More
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Zumwalt Program Continues Testing Combat System and Missiles on Lead Ship, Test Ship
The Zumwalt destroyer program will continue to mature even after the lead ship’s final delivery this fall, as the combat system undergoes testing on a surrogate ship and eventually aboard USS Zumwalt (DDG-1000) in 2019 and 2020, according to the Navy.
Raytheon Expects Flat Budgets in 2020 But Plenty of DoD Spending From Existing Multiyear Contracts
Multi-year contracts are setting up Raytheon and other defense contractors to report solid financial results during the next few years even if Pentagon spending plateaus or slightly decreases, Raytheon’s chief executive told analysts today.
Aegis Combat System ‘Virtual Twin’ Pilot Program Could Lead to Fielding Faster Upgrades
The Navy will deploy a “virtual twin” of the Aegis Combat System in February that, if the pilot program proves successful, could one day help the service test new Aegis upgrades or add-ons on a cruiser or destroyer at-sea without interfering with that ship’s actual combat system and ability to operate. Read More
2017 Supplemental Funding Request Invests In Aircraft Procurement; May Be Too Late For Some Maintenance Needs
THE PENTAGON – The White House released its Fiscal Year 2017 supplemental funding request today, which had been touted as being focused on gaining near-term readiness but may come too late to fully support operations and maintenance additions in this current year. Read More
VIDEO: New SM-3 Block IIA Intercepts Ballistic Missile in Space For First Time
The U.S. Missile Defense Agency, the Japan Ministry of Defense and U.S. Navy successfully used a ship-launched Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) Block IIA to intercept a medium-range ballistic missile target for the first time on Friday night in Hawaii. Read More