MDAA Alerts

September 4, 2015

Blindside: The President cannot ignore Arctic security forever

The President of the United States, having visited the State of Alaska for the past three days, gave great credibility and visibility to climate change, national parks, natural resources and native Alaskan culture. But in the backdrop of five Chinese warships in the Bering Sea of Alaska, overwhelming Russian military presence and expansion above the… read more

September 3, 2015

What We Saw At China’s V-Day Parade

In Beijing today, China displayed some of its newest conventional and nuclear ballistic missiles in its growing arsenal at its annual Victory Day parade. The parade is held in recognition of China’s victory in World War II.  Here were some of the highlights: (in parade sequence) DF-15B – These short-ranged conventionally armed ballistic missiles have… read more

August 31, 2015

Don’t Mess With Texas

Over the weekend, Mr. Jerry Jones, the owner of the Dallas Cowboys together with Mark Wilf, the owner of the Minnesota Vikings provided complimentary game tickets for Saturday night’s game to our U.S. Army Missile Defense Soldiers who have just returned from a hard 12-month tour of duty in the heat of the Middle East.… read more

August 26, 2015

Saudi Arabian Patriots Intercept Second Scud Missile

On August 26, the Saudi military announced that it had intercepted a Scud missile fired from Yemen towards Saudi territory.  The announcement came on the heels of reports from Yemeni media of a Scud missile being fired from a Houthi controlled city near the Yemeni capitol of Sana’a. Saudi Arabia’s defense ministry reported the missile… read more

August 24, 2015

Cruise Missile Defense Needed in Okinawa, Persian Gulf

Washington D.C. – August 24, 2015 — The persistent, 360 degree overhead view provided by the Joint Land Attack Cruise Missile Defense Elevated Netted Sensor System (JLENS) tethered aerostats is critically needed in regions strategically vital to the United States where airborne threats are proliferating, said Riki Ellison, Chairman of the Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance… read more

August 21, 2015

Lead Zeppelin: JLENS capability needed in National Capitol Region and beyond

This week, under the leadership of USNORTHCOM Commander Admiral Gortney, the National Capitol Region (NCR) around the Washington D.C. area has added a Fire Control System (FCS) aerostat to the already existing Surveillance System (SuS) aerostat to complete the Joint Land Attack Cruise Missile Defense Elevated Netted Sensor System (JLENS) “Orbit,” providing complete 360 degree… read more

August 19, 2015

US Likely to Withdraw Patriot Missiles from Jordan Next

Washington D.C. – August 19, 2015 –The United States will likely withdraw its Patriot missile defense battery from Jordan in the near future, said Riki Ellison, Chairman of the Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance in a statement yesterday. The U.S. announced earlier this week that it would withdraw two Patriot missile battalions from Turkey by October,… read more

August 18, 2015

Windfall: Patriot mission in Turkey provides wealth of experience, intel for future NATO missile defense operations

Due to the diminishing missile threat from Syria, the United States announced earlier this week that it will withdraw its two Army Patriot missile defense batteries and close to 300 soldiers that operate them from the hills above Gaziantep in southern Turkey, close to the Syrian border by this October. The batteries have been on… read more

August 14, 2015

Evolution to Revolution: Future of Missile Defense Established in Huntsville

The birthplace of U.S. missile defense, which also gave birth to the intercontinental ballistic missile and the Atlas rockets that put men on the moon is located in the heart of Alabama, in a humble town called Huntsville. It was here that the nation’s missile defense community came together this week to bring forward the… read more

August 11, 2015

Don’t Give Up the Ship

USS John Paul Jones (DDG-53) Participates in the Multi-Mission Warfare Flight Test Between July 28 and August 1 off the coast of Hawaii, the Aegis BMD Baseline 9 ship USS John Paul Jones (DDG-53), through a series of integrated air and missile defense  intercept tests, validated a new capability to defeat the most sophisticated cruise and… read more

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