The United States delivered eight F-16 Block 52 aircraft to Cairo, as a part of its commitment to upgrade Egypt’s military might in light of current terrorist threats, the US Embassy in Cairo said Thursday.
In a first-of-its-kind test, the U.S. Navy fired a Raytheon Company Standard Missile-6, intercepting and destroying a short-range ballistic missile target at sea. The successful U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA) test proved a modified SM-6 can eliminate threat ballistic missiles in their final seconds of flight.
The United States is holding discussions with countries in North Africa about locating drones at a base there to heighten monitoring of Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in Libya, the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reported, citing a senior administration official.
Raytheon Company Chairman and CEO Thomas A. Kennedy announced today the appointment of Wesley D. Kremer as President, Integrated Defense Systems, effective immediately. Kremer, 50, previously served as vice president of the Air and Missile Defense Systems (A&MDS) product line of Raytheon Missile Systems.