MDAA in the News

April 26, 2017 | MDAA in the News

Army National Guard official outlines SHORAD plans 

Inside Defense: A short-range air defense unit will be sent to Europe next spring to augment the maneuver force, the chief of the 263rd Army Air and Missile Defense Command said this week. Speaking at an April 24 Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance roundtable discussion in Washington, Maj. Gen. Glenn Bramhall emphasized the importance of adding… read more

March 9, 2017 | MDAA in the News

Is US cyber defense a key weapon against N. Korea’s missile program?

DW: Amid rising tensions on the Korean peninsula, a recent report indicates that the US has successfully used cyber attacks to disrupt North Korean missile tests, opening a new “invisible front” against the bellicose state. There is currently a big show of force happening in Northeast Asia.  On March 7, for the second time in… read more

March 7, 2017 | MDAA in the News

China condemns US as controversial THAAD anti-missile system deploys to S. Korea

Stars and Stripes: SEOUL, South Korea — The U.S. began deploying a controversial missile-defense system in South Korea, shortly after the North launched four missiles in a test that heightened concerns it is making progress with its nuclear-weapons program. China, which strongly opposes the deployment of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system, known as… read more

February 23, 2017 | MDAA in the News

USS Shiloh sailor named Japan Missile Defender of the Year

Japan Stripes A USS Shiloh (CG 67) Sailor was recognized as the Japan Missile Defender of the Year at a ceremony held Feb. 9. Fire Controlman 1st Class Carl R. Morinville, from Bronx, New York, was named as the missile defender of the year for his superior work calibrating one of the radar systems while… read more

February 16, 2017 | MDAA in the News

35th ADA Brigade Soldiers visit DMZ

SAN AIR BASE, Republic of Korea – Riki Ellison, three-time Super Bowl champion and the chairman and founder of the Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance, spent Valentine’s Day accompanying 35th Air Defense Artillery Brigade Soldiers on a staff ride to the Demilitarized Zone. Staff rides are guided trips to significant places that provide Soldiers with a… read more

February 14, 2017 | MDAA in the News

Missile Defense in the Next Four Years

The Washington Times (Op-Ed by Riki Ellison): 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… read more

February 3, 2017 | MDAA in the News

Former CNO: Navy Reaching the Limits of its Afloat BMD Platform Capabilities

SeaPower: The Navy has about 10 years to develop a new afloat ballistic-missile defense (BMD) system to keep pace with the threat, a former chief of naval operations (CNO) said. “We don’t have a keel-up missile defense platform afloat,” retired Adm. Jonathan W. Greenert, told an audience Feb. 2 at a seminar sponsored by the… read more

January 24, 2017 | MDAA in the News

Kauai missile site pushed as isles’ protector

Honolulu Star Advertiser: The head of the Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance still wants the Pentagon to activate a Kauai missile defense testing facility for the protection of Hawaii in emergencies. Riki Ellison, chairman of the Virginia-based nonprofit, briefed state lawmakers Monday on the state of U.S. missile defense. Ellison advocates using the $450 million Aegis… read more

January 16, 2017 | MDAA in the News

Military Deploys Radar to Monitor N. Korean Missile The Sea-Based X-Band (SBX) Radar acquires, tracks and discriminates the flight characteristics of ballistic missiles. The Sea-Based X-Band Radar has deployed out of Pearl Harbor after North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un recently said his country was in the “final stages” of test-launching an intercontinental ballistic missile. Dispatching the “SBX” out to sea sends “a very… read more

December 19, 2016 | MDAA in the News

MDA’s Richard Matlock: US Should Consider Space-Based Missile Defense System

Executive Gov: Richard Matlock, program executive for advanced technology at the Missile Defense Agency, has said the U.S. needs to shift from a ground-based missile defense system to a space-based architecture to help address evolving threats, Space News reported Thursday. Matlock told a Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance-hosted forum that the U.S. should augment the Space-Based Infrared System with in-orbit satellites and… read more

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