MDAA Alerts

October 26, 2018

An Intercept Heard Halfway Around the World for the World

Earlier today off the Hawaii coast, the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) successfully conducted an intercept test with the  Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) Block IIA missile. The SM-3 Block IIA was launched off of the newest Baseline 9 U.S. Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) ship, the USS John Finn (DDG 113), and successfully intercepted a medium-range ballistic missile… read more

October 24, 2018

Treaty Buster

Due to Russian non-compliance to the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty with the operational deployment and testing of the SSC-8 missile over the past 6 years at the Kasputin Yar missile test site and elsewhere in Russia, the President of the United States made the decision to withdraw the United States from this treaty. The… read more

October 18, 2018

Changing the Seas from Jersey

On October 27th, 2004, the United States put forth the first operational Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) capability on its Ships with the Aegis BMD systems. It remains the best missile defense platform in the world today and is globally deployed on 38 Ships and 1 Land Site in Europe. 14 years later, Aegis BMD continues… read more

October 16, 2018

Trust but Verify

North Korea and a potential deal forthcoming received favorable comments from President Trump on 60 Minutes. The critical path forward by both governments is being put in place for the second round of peace denuclearization talks between President Trump and Kim Jong Un. Progress has been made in North Korea’s self destruction of test sites… read more

October 5, 2018

Team Building in the Sandbox

Our greatest capability in Arabia to best provide peace to its 51 million people from multiple tribes, nations, and cultures is our men and women of our Armed Forces deployed in the region. As the United States downsizes its capacity in the region as a result of winning and deescalating the conflicts in Operation Inherent Resolve and… read more

October 2, 2018

Missile Defense of Arabia

Yesterday, Iran launched to its west six ballistic missiles into Syria. The Iranian backed Houthis also claimed their second long distance Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) attack yesterday, which was unsuccessful on the Dubai International Airport in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). To the north, across the Arabian Gulf, there are thousands of Iranian short- and medium-range ballistic missiles in Iran… read more

September 28, 2018

Thy Kingdom Come

Secretary Mattis made a necessary and long awaited decision to bring a U.S. battalion of Patriot missile defense capability and capacity out of deployment in the Middle East region, specifically from Kuwait, Bahrain, and Jordan. The Patriot batteries in Kuwait have been in place since Desert Storm and Patriot batteries in Bahrain started in 2009. The… read more

September 25, 2018

The Bare Necessities

The deployment and operational capability of missile defense systems around the globe have made the world a safer place. Most abundantly and most importantly are the missile defenses in place today negating North Korea’s nuclear Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) capabilities and intent that have enabled the seven months of denuclearization peace and nonproliferation talks. Adding… read more

September 19, 2018

Coming to a Theater Near You

There are only two 5th generation fighters in the world today, the F-35 and the F-22. They are the ultimate aircraft for air supremacy, strategic strike, and enemy air defense suppression and the best the world has ever seen with stealth capability that is leaps and bounds ahead of the previous 4th generation fighters, to… read more

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

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