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How Raytheon Plans to Go to War Against Russia's Lethal S-300

Raytheon has demonstrated that a new version of its AN/ALR-69A radar warning receiver that can geo-locate threat radar emitters with only one aircraft.

The new system would afford allied fourth-generation tactical aircraft such as the Lockheed Martin F-16 Fighting Falcon the ability to precisely target a ground-based enemy radar—such as targeting radar for a Russian-made S-300 battery. Previously, aircraft had to rely on approximations of where a threat signal was coming from.

Here Is Another Big Reason Why America's Mighty Missile Defenses Dominate

“You now have a multi-mission capability with one missile. That means that this missile could be moved at any ship at any time and have the exact same capability all three mission sets, that isn’t set by hardware or anything else,” Campisi. 

Campisi and Navy leaders emphasize that the fast-changing threat environment means new offensive and defensive technologies need to emerge in order for the US to maintain its edge over potential near-peer rivals. Along these lines, Russian and Chinese missile modernization is by no means lost on US weapons developers. 

Pentagon & Industry Show the Value of Performance-Based Logistics

The Trump Administration, Congress and the Department of Defense (DoD) are united in their desire to reform the way defense resources are spent. While much of the public face of acquisition reform has focused of late on reducing the costs of major acquisition programs, the real savings will come from how the Pentagon manages its sustainment activities. More than 70 percent of the life cycle costs of a weapons system are experienced during sustainment.

Why America's THAAD Deployment to South Korea Is Making China Go Crazy

The U.S. Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system (THAAD) deployed to South Korea earlier this month and while the missile-muting shield is meant to keep North Korean nuclear ambitions in check it is also driving the Chinese to distraction.

 Beijing sees THAAD as an escalation against their own missile forces and have argued and fought against the system’s deployment since the idea was broached as North Korea began slinging its rockets farther.

American analysts and other experts says the Chinese may have a point.

Revealed: North Korea’s Legendary Special Operations Assassins (Who Almost Started World War III)

Thirty-one shadows crept up to the fence in the cold winter night, cut it and slipped through, walking into the American side of the demilitarized zone that buffers North and South Korea. It was January 1968 and the North Korean special operations troops were headed south.

The men were from the 124th Army Unit, an elite military organization charged with carrying out guerilla operations against the North’s sworn enemies to the south.