MDAA Alerts

September 14, 2018

Space with a View

Our nation is on the verge, at the end of this year, of having a constellation of persistent multiple commercial and military satellites in low earth orbit, called the Space-based Kill Assessment (SKA), operating together to track and provide kill assessment of U.S. missile defense intercept tests and North Korean Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles (ICBMs) from… read more

September 11, 2018

United We Are

Our way of life, the freedoms we enjoy, and the defense of them remains steadfast and at the forefront of our nation to the present day. It is in remembrance and honor to the innocent victims and first responders that were lost on this day, 17 years ago.  … read more

September 6, 2018

“We Have to Go to Space”

“Our entire space architecture, our suite of space capabilities were designed in an era where it was a US sanctuary, it is no longer. Our entire defense posture was centered for decades around the idea the US homeland was a sanctuary, it is no longer. If we are to deal with these facts on the… read more

August 30, 2018

We Have to Bring It

With the Chinese deployment of the CJ-10 air-launched maneuverable cruise missiles, with standoff ranges of over 500 miles, holding all U.S. air bases in the Pacific at risk,  it is inconceivable that the United States would not be deploying cruise missile defense capability today across the Pacific and at least on the critical strategic air… read more

August 20, 2018

Layering Up to Go to Space

Space is a domain for human endeavor and is becoming increasingly so, like the air and sea domains around the globe, the United States is now adding on the burden of protecting and defending that domain for the benefit of all and for the national security and defense of the United States and its allies. Similar… read more

August 13, 2018

Put on Notice

Last week, at the hub of the nation’s Missile Defense Engineering and Research community, the newly appointed Under Secretary position by the Department of Defense for all Research and Engineering – to include the Missile Defense Agency – the Honorable Dr. Michael Griffin put forward why our nation is failing to compete with our near peers… read more

August 10, 2018

Give Me Some Space

Yesterday, the Department of Defense released its Space Force Report 1601. Following the release, Patrick Shanahan, the Deputy Secretary of Defense participated in a media roundtable on the space force. “Space force is about concentrating resources so we can go faster. This is how we will retire risk, build standards, grow capacity, and incrementally deploy National… read more

August 9, 2018

“I Sleep Well at Night”

“The US Strategic Command is the most powerful command on the planet, 162,000 people under that command coming to work everyday doing work by themselves, work with our allies, work with our partners, work with our friends, doing all the things they have to do.” – General John Hyten In the epicenter for missile defense in… read more

August 6, 2018

Making Our World Safe

“Iran has threatened to close the Strait of Hormuz. They’ve done that previously in years past. They saw the international community put — dozens of nations of the international community put their naval forces in for exercises to clear the straits. Clearly, this would be an attack on international shipping, and — and it would… read more

August 2, 2018

Speed of Decision

It is a reflection of the “Dream Team” in place at the Department of Defense that this morning marks a tremendous accomplishment, not seen since 1978, of putting forward the National Defense Authorization Act in record time for the President of the United States formal approval. It is a true collaborative effort by the Department of Defense and the United States Congress… read more

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