MDAA Alerts

April 19, 2018

Space, Hypersonic Glide, and Directed Energy

On Tuesday, the House Armed Services Committee’s Strategic Forces Subcommittee held a hearing on the Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Request for Missile Defense and Missile Defeat Programs. Witnesses for the hearing were the Honorable John Rood, Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, General Lori Robinson, Commander of U.S. Northern Command and North American Aerospace Defense Command,… read more

April 13, 2018

“Iran Has Direct Intent”

“Iran has direct intent to deliver and make operational an ICBM [Intercontinental Ballistic Missile] capability and they are doing it not only through their missile launch activity but through their space launch activity.” – Lieutenant General Samuel Greaves, Director of the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) In testimony on Wednesday, Lieutenant General Samuel Greaves was questioned… read more

April 10, 2018

Going Big and Being Big

A significant two weeks for Integrated Air and Missile Defense (IAMD) took place in Europe, with the historic magnitude of Poland air and missile defense capacity and capability purchase that directly confronts the Russian missile threat to Poland and NATO Europe. Romania, Sweden, the Baltic States, and other European countries are in step to follow… read more

April 5, 2018

Skipping Ahead

In the apogee of recent decades of the Missile Defense Agency’s budget of $11.5 billion for Fiscal Year 2018, 1.6% of the Department of Defense’s (DOD) $700 billion budget for the year, one crucial element of our national security has gone line item unfunded and unnoticed — hypersonic glide vehicle defense. Hypersonic Glide Vehicles (HGV) can… read more

March 30, 2018

Peace Through Strength

In shock and awe of the impressive cauldron of unstoppable inertia that has ceased North Korean missile and nuclear testing since November 29, 2017 and put forward dialogue on North Korean denuclearization, never done before between a North Korean Supreme Leader and a President of the United States, the North Korean Supreme Leader and the President… read more

March 27, 2018

Keeping It Real in California

California is the collective cauldron of great engineering leadership, political leadership, policy intellectualism, some of the best federal labs, aerospace industry depth, exceptional world class physics, the original “think tank” RAND in Santa Monica, pre-eminent Air Force and Navy testing and launching bases and academic institutions that have force functioned the birth, development, testing, and deployment… read more

March 22, 2018

All Things About Missile Defense

In prelude to the Senate Armed Services Committee’s (SASC) hearing today on Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) Policies and Programs today at 2:30PM EST, Congress appears close to passing a $1.3 trillion omnibus appropriations bill to fun the entire government through the remainder of Fiscal Year 2018 (FY18), which ends on September 30, 2018. In this… read more

March 19, 2018

Chinese Rocketry

The Chinese, who have tremendous economic interest in the growing health of the United States economy, love U.S. container ships in the Pacific but hate U.S. military ships in the Pacific. China continues to build and operate massive amounts of military ships and weapon systems that have exceeded in gross overmatch of U.S. military ships… read more

March 14, 2018

Juniper Cobra

Not under the radar, but overtly quiet with a much bigger footprint than Roving Sands, with the survival of Israel at stake, is the foremost and relevant integrated layered air and missile defense exercise in the world  – the Juniper Cobra 2018 (JC18) – that concludes tomorrow in Israel. With more than 2,500 U.S. Air Defense… read more

March 12, 2018

The Art of the Deal

In a historical gesture, that all Americans and the world would support in the hopes of nuclear de-escalation and prevention of military options that could lead to war, is the announcement that the United States President Donald Trump has agreed to a meeting with the North Kora’s Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un. We endorse and applaud the… read more

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