MDAA in the News

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

September 14, 2018 | MDAA in the News

MDA: Space-based Kill Assessment constellation nearly in place, set to deliver new capability

Inside Defense: The Defense Department is putting the final pieces in place for its Spaced-based Kill Assessment project that aims to give combatant commanders the ability to determine whether an interceptor hit or missed an enemy ballistic missile, a new capability to help inform whether a second shot needs to be taken against an incoming… read more

September 7, 2018 | MDAA in the News

Patriot missile maintainers keep air defense artillery systems mission-ready

DVIDS: CAMP BUEHRING, Kuwait – While deployed to Southwest Asia, the maintenance team of Delta Battery, 1st Battalion, 62nd Air Defense Artillery Regiment, 69th Air Defense Artillery Brigade diligently safeguards the operational readiness of the combat force in its area of operation. The 1-62nd falls under the 31st Air Defense Artillery as part of Task… read more

September 7, 2018 | MDAA in the News

Pentagon mulls options for space-based missile defence sensors

Jane’s 360: The Pentagon is considering adding a significant array of space-based tracking assets to improve missile defence capabilities following a recent wave of congressional support. The Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) interceptor system is effective defending against a limited-sized raid of intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) in the mid-course phase of flight, but its sensors can… read more

September 6, 2018 | MDAA in the News

US fast-tracking hypersonic weapons and will deploy space-based defenses

Next Big Future: Hypersonic weapons are weapons and vehicles that can move faster than 5 times the speed of sound. Russia and China have both deployed new rockets that are tipped with hypersonic warheads. The US has had hypersonic weapons development for decades but is now speeding offensive and defensive systems. Michael Griffin, the undersecretary… read more

September 5, 2018 | MDAA in the News

Missile Defense Review expected in ‘next few weeks’

Inside Defense: The Pentagon is again signaling the release of the long-awaited Missile Defense Review is imminent. John Rood, under secretary of defense for policy, said the review would be out in “the next few weeks” during a Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance event on Capitol Hill today. “I’m very desirous of pushing it out as… read more

September 5, 2018 | MDAA in the News

China Carried Out Several Dozen Hypersonic Arms Tests

Spec Ops Magazine: China has moved ahead of the United States with several dozen successful hypersonic missile tests that Washington cannot ignore, Missile Defense Agency commander Lieutenant General Samuel Greaves said on Tuesday. “The Chinese contain now done several dozen successful hypersonic (missile) tests… we just cannot (ignore),” Greaves told a meeting held by the… read more

September 5, 2018 | MDAA in the News

Pentagon Officials Tout Space-Based Defense Against Emerging Missile Threats

Sea Power Magazine: WASHINGTON — The nation cannot defend itself and its allies against the emerging missile threats, including hypersonic weapons, without space assets, a trio of top Pentagon officials said Sept. 4. “We cannot do what we need to do in missile defense without space,” said Michael Griffin, the undersecretary of defense for research… read more

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