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Next Generation AEGIS Missile

Naval System Report

Defense Update Naval Systems Channel - November 2010

Photo above:CG 70 Lake Erie is the first Tichonderoga class missile cruiser fitted with AEGIS BMD version 4.1optimized for missile defense. Photo: U.S. Navy

Next Generation AEGIS Missile

Next Generation AEGIS missile (Standard Missile 3 Block IIB – SM-3 IIB) which entered preliminary development phase in November 2010 under a U.S. Missile defense Agency program, is expected, enhancing the capabilities of future AEGIS cruisers to defeat ballistic missiles by extending their range and sensor capability to target ballistic missiles on the ascent phase of their flight. Three companies were awarded development contracts to demonstrate conceptual designs – Boeing, Northrop Grumman and Lockheed Martin. While Raytheon, the manufacturer of all Standard Missiles has not been mentioned in relation to this future program it is likely that they will again partner with Lockheed Martin for this development. The two companies have recently extended their cooperation to support the Ground Based Interceptor missile. (read more...)

Lockheed Martin to Develop a New, Long Range Strike Missile for the U.S. Navy

The new anti-ship missile and its associated systems will extend the effective attack range of Navy warships beyond current or projected enemy anti-air and anti-ship capabilities. The new missile is required to counter the perceived threat from China, equipped with land based or shipborne ballistic missiles capable of targeting U.S. Carrier groups from a distance of hundreds of kilometers away. (read more...)

Ark RoyalHMS Ark Royal Set on its Last Voyage before Decommissioning

After celebrating 25 years in the  fleet commission at a special ceremony attended by HM The Queen in Portsmouth on November 5, the British Royal Navy’s aircraft carrier HMS Ark Royal is sailing into the Clyde on her final voyage. (Read More...)

DestroyersJapan Completes Upgrading Four of its Destroyers for Ballistic Missile Defense Role

Japan has completed testing of its upgraded AEGIS Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) system with the 4th Kong? class destroyer, JS Kirishima, equipped with the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) system, successfully intercepted and destroyed a ballistic missile target above the atmosphere during an international test event. (Read More...)

U.S. Navy Awards Austal Two Additional High Speed Landing Support Vessels

The U.S. Navy has exercised production options for two additional Joint High Speed Vessels (JHSV), awarding Austal USA, from Mobile, Alabama $204 million contract modification. JHSV will provide high speed, shallow draft transportation capability to support the intra-theater maneuver of personnel, supplies and equipment for the Navy, Marine Corps, and Army. Austal will construct the new vessels until December 2013.