MDAA Alerts

March 10, 2017

“The Big Stick”

The United States firm and rapid deployment of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system into the Korean Peninsula this week, encapsulates the new national security policy of President Trump that is not based on rhetoric communiques, orchestrated public international statements to appease, and empty United Nations resolutions and sanctions like the past three… read more

March 6, 2017

Not Afraid to Fail

In relentless pursuit of a nuclear intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM), North Korea continues to blatantly advance its ballistic missile development as indicated to the world with its increasing solid fuel rocketry, successful staging and reentry vehicle testing as demonstrated on Feb 12, 2017 (link). Yesterday, North Korea further increased its confidence and the reliability of… read more

March 2, 2017

In Defense of Korea

With the North Korean ballistic missile threat and the assumption of it being nuclear-capable upon the Korean Peninsula, the United States and the ROK are deploying the most current missile defense systems available and modernizing current capabilities on the Peninsula to defeat this threat and its evolution of complexity, maneuverability, as well as early release… read more

February 24, 2017

Beyond the Threshold

North Korea went too far. They bumped right up to the threshold of significant retaliation by the United States, the Republic of Korea and Japan with their lofted ballistic missile test on February 12, 2017. In this test, North Korea successfully demonstrated a survivable, mobile, solid fuel missile capable of carrying nuclear weapons and conducting… read more

February 21, 2017

Strategically Invaluable

Okinawa, is smack dab in the middle of the entrance to the East China Sea and sits in the “first island chain” that stretches from the islands north of Japan to Taiwan, alongside the Philippines, then hooking through the South China Sea up to the coast of Vietnam. The first island chain strategically surrounds China… read more

February 16, 2017

North Korea

In the anxiety of the Asian region, watching an empowered and unchecked North Korea while awaiting a strong leadership response by the President of the United States, it is of miraculous amazement that a deprived and poverty stricken nation could rapidly develop a sea- and land-mobile solid fuel rocket capability with generational leaps of technical… read more

February 15, 2017

Missile Defense in the Next Four Years

America faces near-peer challenges from Russia and China, which possess modernized complex offensive capability in ballistic missiles, anti-satellite technology, hypersonic glide vehicles, cruise missiles and unmanned aerial systems (UAS). Within the next four years, North Korea and Iran will have solid-fueled mobile missiles, multiple re-entry vehicles and intercontinental-range ballistic missiles (ICBMs) that will challenge in… read more

February 14, 2017

The KN-11 Mod 2

The North Korean KN 11 mod 2 Ballistic Missile analysis from Nathan Hunt a long time MDAA Alliance member since the inception of MDAA. The initial tech for the engine and guidance system for the KN-11 was first thought to be based off the R-27 Zyb. Latest testing of the KN-11 Pukkuksong-1 and Pukkuksong-2 are… read more

February 14, 2017

The North Korean TEL

The Pukguksong-2 Transporter Erector that launched the KN 11 mod 2 Ballistic Missile as reported by the media is of interest and note. We further explore this capability with an analysis from Nathan Hunt a long time MDAA Alliance  member since the inception of MDAA. “There are a lot of questions about what North Korea’s newest missile… read more

February 13, 2017

North Korea – Clear, Real and Dangerous

The North Korean Test Sunday morning on February 12th was a successful research and development test of a lofted trajectory ballistic missile to further the development and reliability of a long range nuclear ballistic missile. The picture of the launcher released by North Korea shows a submarine vertical launcher on a land mobile platform that validates a solid… read more

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