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PAC-3 MSE TEST SUCCESSFUL FROM REMOTE LAUNCHER
Thursday, September 21, 2017
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Reagan Test Site

Source: US Army


Reagan Test Site

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DALLAS - A Lockheed Martin PAC-3 Missile Segment Enhancement (MSE) interceptor successfully intercepted a tactical ballistic missile target September 16 in the first-ever MSE test from a remote launcher.

As part of a U.S. Army-led missile defense flight test at the Reagan Test Site at the Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands, the test demonstrated the expanded defended footprint available by deploying the launcher remotely from the Patriot radar. It also confirmed PAC-3 MSE's unique ability to detect, track and intercept an incoming threat.

"PAC-3 continues to be successful against today's evolving threats, and it remains the only combat proven hit-to-kill interceptor in the world," said Scott Arnold, vice president and deputy of Integrated Air and Missile Defense at Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control. "Today's global security environment demands reliable solutions. We expect PAC-3 MSE interceptors to continue serving as an integral layer of defense in the protection of armed forces personnel, citizens and infrastructure."

The upgraded PAC-3 MSE expands the lethal battlespace with a dual-pulse solid rocket motor, providing increased performance in altitude and range. PAC-3 MSE is a high-velocity interceptor that defends against incoming threats, including tactical ballistic missiles, cruise missiles and aircraft. The missile uses Hit-to-Kill technology, which defeats threats through kinetic energy via body-to-body contact.

Building on the battle-proven PAC-3 CRI Missile, PAC-3 MSE brings larger control fins and an upgraded support system, in addition to its dual-pulse motor. The enhancements extend the missile's reach and dramatically improve performance against evolving missile threats.

Source:  Lockheed Martin
Associated URL: https://www.lockheedmartin.com
Source Date: September 21, 2017
Posted: 09/22/2017

 
 
ROLLS-ROYCE AWARDED V-22 ENGINE SPARES CONTRACT
Thursday, September 21, 2017
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Source: US Navy


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PENTAGON - Rolls-Royce Corp., Indianapolis, Indiana, is being awarded a $115,083,696 firm-fixed-price contract for the procurement of production and spare AE1107C engines in support of the V-22 Osprey. This contract provides for the procurement of 56 V-22 AE1107C engines, including 36 production engines for the Marine Corps, and 16 production and 4 spare engines for the government of Japan.

Work will be performed in Indianapolis, Indiana, and is expected to be completed in November 2018. Fiscal 2017 aircraft procurement (Navy); and foreign military sales funds in the amount of $115,083,696 will be obligated at time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract combines purchase for the Navy ($71,727,084; 62.3 percent); and the government of Japan ($43,356,612; 37.7 percent) under the Foreign Military Sales program. This contract was not competitively procured pursuant to Federal Acquisition Regulation 6.302-1. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity (N00019-17-C-0081).

Source:  DOD
Associated URL: https://www.defense.gov/News/Contracts/Contract-View/Article/1320411/
Source Date: September 21, 2017
Posted: 09/22/2017

 
 
MATTIS, AUSTRALIAN COUNTERPART DISCUSS DEFENSE RELATIONSHIP, CHALLENGES
Thursday, September 21, 2017
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SecDef Mattis sits across from Defense Minister Payne

Source: US DoD


SecDef Mattis sits across from Defense Minister Payne

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WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Jim Mattis hosted Australian Defense Minister Marise Payne for a bilateral meeting at the Pentagon September 20 to discuss the defense relationship between their nations and the regional security challenges they continue to face, chief Pentagon spokesperson Dana W. White said.

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis meets with Australian Defense Minister Marise Payne at the Pentagon, Sept. 20, 2017. DoD photo by Air Force Staff Sgt. Jette Carr

In a statement summarizing the meeting, White said Mattis expressed his sincere and deep appreciation to Payne for Australia's assistance in the search, rescue and recovery efforts following the early August MV-22 Osprey incident that took the lives of three Marines off the Australian coast.

"Secretary Mattis also highlighted the upcoming celebration of the first hundred years of 'Mateship' that underpins the ironclad Australia-U.S. alliance," White said, referring to the close bond formed between the United States and Australia when their troops fought side by side during World War I. "The relationship is built from tight bonds of trust, respect and friendship."

The two leaders also discussed concerns about destabilizing actions in the South China Sea and the threat posed by North Korea, White said. "They emphasized the importance of the international community coming together to hold Kim Jong-Un's regime accountable and pressuring North Korea to give up their illegal nuclear weapons program," she added.

Mattis and Payne also reaffirmed their continued commitment and support to address the growing threat from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria and other extremist groups, particularly in Southeast Asia, she said.

Source:  US DoD
Associated URL: defense.gov
Source Date: September 21, 2017
Posted: 09/21/2017

 

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