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December 7, 2018 | MDAA in the News

Missile Defense Review Still Pending

Arms Control Association: Public release of a congressionally directed missile defense review, originally mandated to be done by the end of last January, has continued to be delayed, and a final timeline for release is unclear as some Defense Department officials say the report is completed and undergoing unspecified “final deliberation.” The tentative timing for… read more

November 19, 2018 | MDAA in the News

Air Defenders Recognized for Excellence at Missile Defender of the Year Banquet

DVIDS: The 35th Air Defense Artillery Brigade hosted its 2018 Missile Defender of the Year banquet, November 16, at Osan Air Base, South Korea. The banquet recognized the outstanding achievements of air defense teams from all over South Korea. Brigadier General Michael Morrissey, commander of the 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command attended as… read more

November 19, 2018 | MDAA in the News

Air Defenders Recognized for Excellence at Missile Defender of the Year Banquet

U.S. Army: The 35th Air Defense Artillery Brigade hosted its 2018 Missile Defender of the Year banquet, November 16, at Osan Air Base, South Korea. The banquet recognized the outstanding achievements of air defense teams from all over South Korea. Brigadier General Michael Morrissey, commander of the 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command attended… read more

November 5, 2018 | MDAA in the News

U.S. Military Successfully Tests Missile Defense System Which Could Shoot Down North Korean Nukes

Newsweek: The U.S. military has conducted a successful test of a missile defense system, which could significantly improve the country’s ability to shoot down a nuclear-armed missile fired by an enemy state. On October 26, staff from the Missile Defense Agency and the Navy fired an SM-3 Block IIA missile from the USS John Finn in… read more

October 31, 2018 | MDAA in the News

US Warship Successfully Intercepts, Shoots Down Ballistic Missile In Military Test

IFLScience: For the second time in a row, the Department of Defense has successfully tested a key missile defense system capable of detecting, tracking, and ultimately striking down an enemy ballistic missile. On October 26, the US Missile Defense Agency (MDA) launched an “enemy” medium-range ballistic missile from the Pacific Missile Range Facility in Kauai,… read more

October 29, 2018 | MDAA in the News

U.S. missile defense system intercepts medium-range missile in test

Reuters: WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. military said it successfully tested a key missile defense system on Friday, in a milestone that experts say shows a growing U.S. capability to knock down an incoming, medium-range missile from countries like North Korea and Iran. The Aegis system used in the latest test was fitted with a… read more

October 26, 2018 | MDAA in the News

Jamie McIntyre’s Daily on Defense

The Washington Examiner: The decision to withdraw from the INF is getting praise in some quarters, including from some of Trump’s harshest critics. “Just because President Trump does something doesn’t mean it’s wrong,” writes Max Boot in the Washington Post. “Declaring that the United States is ready to walk away is a good first step… read more

October 9, 2018 | MDAA in the News

Girl Powered event: Sugar, spice, everything STEM

GCU Today: Forget stirring gooey cookie batter. Instead, fourth- through eighth-grade girls at Saturday’s Girl Powered STEM Workshop in Grand Canyon University’s Engineering Building stirred up a little chemistry, churning out a few batches of wonderfully flubbery, slime-like gooey gak. Then — mind storm! —  they programmed LEGO cars. Their minds also were blown hearing… read more

September 28, 2018 | MDAA in the News

Analysts: Israel Will Act In Syria Despite Russia’s S-300 Defense System

Media Line: Russia’s deployment in the coming weeks of advanced the S-300 missile defense system in Syria will limit air strikes carried out by Israel and the U.S.-led coalition against the Islamic State but not stop them entirely, according to defense analysts. “On the geopolitical level, the provision of the S-300 to Syria would certainly… read more

September 18, 2018 | MDAA in the News

SpaceX: We’ll Consider Launching Space Weapons If Asked

Defense One: Today, it’s Tesla Roadsters; tomorrow, space lasers? SpaceX’s president and CEO says the firm would consider launching weapons into orbit for the U.S. government, if asked. “If it’s for the defense of this country, yes, I think we would,” Gwynne Shotwell said, in response to a question about SpaceX’s willingness to launch “offensive… read more

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