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Poland and Romania signed contracts to buy PATRIOT early this year. Shown here, service members from the US Army and the Polish Land Forces walk to the site of the new PATRIOT missile system for a verbal demonstration of its operation and capabilities near Drawsko Pomorskie, Poland this June. (Image: Michigan Army National Guard/Spc. Aaron Good)

2018 Space & Missile Defense Symposium Day 1 (7 August)

Turkey’s participation in the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) programme dates from 1999, when it invested U$6.2 million in the Concept Demonstration Phase (CDP) as a Level IV partner through the Foreign Military Sales (FMS) system. The nation then became a Level III partner, committing $175 million to the System Development & Demonstration (SDD) phase in July 2002, spread over 11 fiscal years. In addition, the Turkish government has made $75 million in credit available to Turkish companies to update their production infrastructure for the JSF programme. In 2007 Turkey pledged $700 million to the Production, Sustainment and Follow-on Development (PSFD) phase, making a further $250 million available to support participating industry. The agreement stipulates that, as a Level III partner, Turkey’s maximum contribution to shared costs in the PSFD phase were not to exceed $690 million.

F-35A crucial to continued TurAF modernisation and Turkey’s security strategy

The US Army awarded Dynetics, Lockheed Martin and its partners a $10 million contract to continue development for the next phase of the High Energy Laser Tactical Vehicle Demonstrator (HEL TVD) programme, a 100-kilowatt (kW) class laser weapon system.

Team Dynetics Receives Contract for Next Phase of 100 kW-Class Laser Weapon System

The ALQ-211 family of systems detects, denies, disrupts, degrades and evades lethal threats and provides multi-spectral (radio frequency, infrared and laser) situational awareness. When the aircrew encounters a threat emission, the ALQ-211 establishes the threat range from the mission aircraft. If an aircraft is in lethal range of the threat, the ALQ-211 initiates an integrated instantaneous response, breaking missile lock through RF countermeasures, and cues the use of chaff and flares. As the aircraft’s survivability suite controller, the ALQ-211 coordinates the response for laser and infrared threats, providing a truly integrated approach to aircraft self-protection. Based on a modular system approach, AIDEWS can be tailored to unique customer requirements to provide integrated radar warning and RF countermeasures and advanced stand-alone radar warning. A modular systems approach is now available in an externally mounted pod, either for Electronic Warfare (EW) system upgrades or to add EW capability to a wide array of fighter aircraft. The pod-based system leverages our proven modular, scalable ALQ-211 system and ensures EW capability for deployment around the world. (Photo: Harris)

Contract Award Positions Company to Win Additional F-16 EW Upgrade Work Worldwide

Northrop Grumman's family of target vehicles includes long-range ballistic target launch vehicles as well as medium- and short-range target vehicles designed to simulate threats to US and allied military forces deployed overseas. (All Photos: Northrop Grumman) US Air Force Brigadier General (Retired) Kenneth Todorov, Vice President for Missile Defense Solutions at Northrop Grumman Mission Systems, discusses a wide range of issues during an exclusive interview with Marty Kauchak, MONCh US correspondent.

2018 Space & Missile Defense Symposium Day 1 (7 August)

Canada has voted with its pocketbook, electing to exercise an option that will bring the armed forces over 1,200 additional ARGUS soldier systems in 2019. (Photo: Rheinmetall)

Rheinmetall Will Deliver 1,256 Systems in 2019

Concurrently, the US Army continues to cautiously, but deliberately, eye the IRON DOME for its BMD order of battle. IRON DOME consists of the Rafael-developed launchers, each of which houses 20 TAMIR interceptors; a multi-mission Elta (an IAI subsidiary) radar; and a battle management and control system by Rafael and its mPrest subsidiary. Raytheon produces more than 50% of components for the IRON DOME’s TAMIR intercepting missile in the US. The army has completed tests and evaluations of IRON DOME dating back to 2016. The service declined to respond to MONCh’s email and telephone query on the topic. Just in time for the Space and Missile Defense (SMD) Symposium 2018 in Huntsville, AL/USA this week, MONCh (Mönch Online News Service) received a video of Rafael Advanced Defense Systems' IRON DOME dual mission counter rocket, artillery and mortar (C-RAM) and Very Short Range Air Defense (V-SHORAD) system from the company.  The US Army continues to cautiously, but deliberately, eye the IRON DOME for its BMD order of battle. IRON DOME consists of the Rafael-developed launchers, each of which houses 20 TAMIR interceptors; a multi-mission Elta (an Israel Aerospace Industries [IAI] subsidiary) radar; and a battle management and control system by Rafael and its mPrest subsidiary. Raytheon produces more than 50% of components for the IRON DOME’s TAMIR intercepting missile in the US. The US Army has completed tests and evaluations of IRON DOME dating back to 2016. The service declined to respond to MONCh’s email and telephone query on the topic.

Dual mission C-RAM and V-SHORAD system

Two Missile Programme Developments

ballistic missile defence (BMD) enterprise, sometimes in the unlikeliest of places. In one truly “behind the scenes” initiative below the OEM level, Jesse Garant Metrology Center US MIssile Defense Agency (MDA) General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems Group, Boeing and Lockheed Martin Space Systems Raytheon’s AN/SPY-6(V)1 is an AESA S-band radar that provides more sensitivity and resources to cover more missions and more targets Gallium Nitride (GaN) Lockheed Martin’s Long Range Discrimination Radar (LRDR). The radar is scheduled to be delivered to the GMD site at Fort Greely, Alaska in 2020

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