MDAA Alerts

May 11, 2018

Boomer Sooner

In the middle of Oklahoma on the Old Chisholm Trail, the United States Army brought their “Fires” together at Fort Sill. This vast enterprise included air defense and long distance fires, two of the top six U.S. Army priorities with their newly appointed Cross Functional Teams (CFTs) to exponentially speed up the requirement and development processes for new fielded… read more

May 8, 2018

Impending Consequences

Today, President Donald Trump announced he will terminate the United States’ participation in the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) with Iran and will begin re-imposing U.S. sanctions on Iran that were lifted by the deal. The impending consequences from Iran to the United States and Europe, may duplicate the proven North Korean strategy of accelerating… read more

April 27, 2018

A Bridge Over Troubled Water

Today, a historic day long summit between North Korea’s Kim Jong-un and South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in was achieved and the two leaders signed and announced the Panmunjom Declaration for Peace, Prosperity, and Unification on the Korean Peninsula. In the declaration, the two agreed to alleviate military tension on the peninsula, cooperate to end the… read more

April 25, 2018

Filling the Gap in Europe

With complete suppression and dominance of their airspace by Russian Forces, the Ukrainian military from land has shot down hundreds and hundreds of Russian drones with antiquated machine guns and rifles this past year. Over 641 Russian drones last year have intruded into Ukraine’s airspace providing artillery firing solutions and intelligence of Ukraine troops and… read more

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

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