MDAA Alerts

April 17, 2019

Hyper on Hypersonics

The Hypersonic Glide Vehicle (HGV) along with space is at the very center of great power competition with China and Russia, that is defining this Administration’s leadership, innovation, efficiency, research, and development to field faster and with dominance this weapon system, along with a defensive system to defeat it. A great power strategic and regional… read more

April 12, 2019

Singularly Focused on Space

In the blazing plumes of commercial proliferation into space, SpaceX launched the reusable Falcon Heavy from Cape Canaveral with its first commercial satellite delivery yesterday. Earlier in the day, the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) held a hearing on the “Proposal to Establish a U.S. Space Force” with its own acquisition and development agency. “All of us… read more

April 10, 2019

The Elephant in the Room

The wealthiest nation in Europe, Germany, its Gross Domestic Product (GDP) has grown an estimated average of 2.04% annually the last five years to an estimated $4 trillion GDP in 2018 and is by default the most powerful nation in Europe. With the continued growth of wealth, that vaults them as a dominate European and… read more

April 5, 2019

70 Years of Peace

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) was formed 70 years ago on April 4, 1949 when 12 founding members signed the Washington Treaty in Washington D.C. with the intent to prevent another World War in Europe, a mutual combined protection of the territories of the signatories, and the defense of a western democratic way of life. … read more

April 4, 2019

Fait Accompli

The tremendous and historic success of the most complex missile defense test ever done last week to demonstrate our nation’s unequivocal capability to defend the United States from North Korean ICBMs was validated, endorsed, and applauded by both political parties yesterday at the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) hearing on missile defense. “Part of our… read more

April 3, 2019

Breaking Video: SASC Hearing on FY20 Missile Defense Budget Request

For your awareness and interest, today the Strategic Forces Subcommittee of the Senate Armed Services Committee will have a hearing to review Department of Defense’s Fiscal Year 2020 budget proposal for missile defense programs.  Witnesses include the Honorable John Rood, Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, General Terrence O’Shaughnessy, Commander of USNORTHCOM and NORAD, Lieutenant… read more

March 26, 2019

Preeminence

An absolutely remarkable demonstration of missile defense capabilities to the world. The United States of America has officially demonstrated and proved successfully that it can defend its homeland against ICBM threats. This is the first Missile Defense Agency (MDA) operational configured test overseen by the Department of Defense’s (DOD) Department of Operational Test and Evaluation (DOT&E) of the Ground-Based… read more

March 26, 2019

Defending the Homeland: It’s on and it’s Defended

Earlier today the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) conducted the first Ground-Based Midcourse Defense salvo launch, that successfully intercepted an Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) target. Watch video of the intercept test here. Read MDA’s press release here.… read more

March 22, 2019

In Sync

Last week the President released the budget request for the Department of Defense (DOD) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 and in that budget, funding to the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) went down $500 million from a year ago in the President’s FY 2019 DOD budget request. A surprise to many, as well as validation to many, that this sizable… read more

March 12, 2019

Breaking Video: Missile Defense FY20 Budget Request

For your awareness and interest, today marks the release of the missile defense budget for 2020. The Department of Defense is holding a press conference this afternoon on the Missile Defense budget request. The briefing will be live streamed at 3:20 PM EST. Also today, our Op-Ed, “The Revolution of Missile Defense,” was published today in… read more

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