MDAA Alerts

April 9, 2015

True Lies

In a climate of sensational reporting, the Los Angeles Times published two articles last Sunday (Article 1, Article 2) after an “investigation” of the Sea-Based X-Band Radar (SBX). The piece stitches together quotes from largely non-governmental sources, a US STRATCOM Commander who retired eight years before the SBX was deployed, and a discredited ex-Missile Defense… read more

April 3, 2015

Unintended Consequences

President Obama has announced an historic understanding between the United States and Iran. Under this framework, Iran has agreed to extensively limit its nuclear activities in exchange for a phased reduction of U.S. and international sanctions as Iran meets its obligations. Iran would be required to significantly reduce its number of centrifuges enriching uranium, and… read more

April 1, 2015

Successful David’s Sling Missile Intercept Paves Way for Deployment in Israel

Tel Aviv – April 1, 2015 — Today, Israel successfully tested and validated their new “David’s Sling” Air and Missile Defense system against a challenging realistic target missile in the upper atmosphere. David’s Sling is designed to intercept short and medium range theatre ballistic missiles (TBMs) from non-separating SCUD-B and SCUD-Cs to separating SCUD-Ds,  as well… read more

April 1, 2015

Taking on Goliath

Dear Members and Friends, MDAA was in Israel this week as the keynote speaker at the Israel Air and Missile Defense Conference, in a tense U.S. Israel relationship environment, that may continue to escalate depending on the reaction of both sides to the U.S.- Iran nuclear deal. Fuel may have been added to an already… read more

March 31, 2015

Timing is Everything

In Israel today, a country who knows Iran and invests heavily in intelligence on Iran for its security, an intel assessment was given on the direct missile and rocket threats Israel faces from Iran. On March 8, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei unveiled a new cruise missile, the Soumar, an adaptation of a Russian KH-55… read more

March 30, 2015

In the Sand Box

We find the Arab world in disarray, on the verge of a reformation between the Shiite and the Sunni as the countries of Arabia and Persia are defined by which faction of Islam rules their country or wants to rule their country. The two ancient rivers older than these religions, the Tigris and Euphrates are… read more

March 26, 2015

Three Priorities

The Senate Armed Services Committee Subcommittee on Strategic Forces (SASC-SF) held its hearing on the FY2016 Ballistic Missile Defense Budget yesterday. Providing testimony was MDA Director VADM James Syring, Commander of the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command (SMDC) LTG David Mann; Director for the DOD’s Operational Test and Evaluation Dr. J. Michael Gilmore;… read more

March 24, 2015

A View From the Top

The U.S. Military Commander in charge of our strategic nuclear deterrent and strategic systems to include missile defense, with the mission to deter any adversary from striking the United States or its allies is Admiral Cecil Haney. In this significant role of responsibility for the welfare of most of the world, Admiral Haney addressed the… read more

March 23, 2015

Born to Be Great (Danes)

Yesterday, in an op-ed in the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten, Russia’s Ambassador to Denmark Mikhail Vanin issued a direct threat to the Danish people over Denmark’s announcement last year that it would join NATO’s missile defense shield.  In August 2014, Denmark announced that it would offer at least one of its three Iver Huitfeldt-Class Air Defense… read more

March 20, 2015

“It is a Must.”

On Wednesday and Thursday this week, the Missile Defense Agency presented their fiscal year 2016 budget to the oversight of the U.S. Congress. In their respective roles as budget authorizers and appropriators, Members of the House of Representatives and Senate brought the Director of the Missile Defense Agency (MDA), Admiral James Syring to testify. Between… read more

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