MDAA in the News

August 14, 2018 | MDAA in the News

US suspends F-35 sales to Turkey. Now what?

The Washington Examiner: NDAA SIGNED INTO LAW: With a Humvee and an attack helicopter as a backdrop, President Trump signed the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act on Monday at Fort Drum, N.Y., and delivered the massive policy bill into law at the earliest point in decades. “With this new authorization, we will increase the size… read more

August 3, 2018 | MDAA in the News

In My Opinion: On Winning

USC Dornsife: Life is competitive — it is not fair, and not everyone is a winner. Winning requires building trust to enable diverse minds to reach beyond their limits and achieve exceptional feats. With increasing trust, varied experiences, skills and knowledge can coalesce to produce a winning culture that supports courageous decisions based on values… read more

July 25, 2018 | MDAA in the News

How Advanced are Russia’s Hypersonic Weapons?

Newsweek: Russian authorities arrested 74-year-old scientist Viktor Kudryavtsev on Monday for allegedly leaking secret information about Russia’s hypersonic weapons technology development to operatives in a NATO country. According to Latvia-based news site Meduza, Kudryavtsev has been charged with treason, and around 12 others are allegedly being investigated in the case. The high-profile arrest sparked curiosity… read more

July 11, 2018 | MDAA in the News

MDA working with space community on hypersonic defense

Inside Defense: The Missile Defense Agency is working to better integrate its sensors with those owned by the broader national security space community to track hypersonic missiles, according to an MDA official. The agency has done “a lot of work already” on hypersonic defense, working with the space community, according to Rich Ritter, program executive… read more

July 11, 2018 | MDAA in the News

Army considers its place in joint missile defense

Inside Defense: The Army’s Initial Maneuver-Short-Range Air Defense system is one of the service’s first steps to bring back systems it has allowed to “atrophy,” according to the deputy chief of staff (G-9). Rickey Smith said at a Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance event today that an IM-SHORAD system mounted on the Stryker vehicle is the Army’s closest… read more

July 5, 2018 | MDAA in the News

Former 49ers linebacker champions missile defense

Stars and Stripes: Former San Francisco 49ers linebacker Riki Ellison is still a defensive force three decades after winning his third Super Bowl ring. Ellison, 57 — who won a national championship with the University of Southern California before being drafted by the 49ers in 1982 — decided to tackle a new challenge after his… read more

July 3, 2018 | MDAA in the News

U.S. considers deploying defense system amid concern over Iranian threat

Bedford News Journal: BERLIN – The US military has held preliminary discussions about moving a powerful missile defense system to Germany to boost European defenses, according to two sources familiar with the issue, a move that experts said could trigger fresh tensions with Moscow. The tentative proposal to send the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense… read more

June 29, 2018 | MDAA in the News

Send messages of support for Camp Ravenna project

The Vindicator: After five long years of detailed study and analysis, the federal government stands poised to announce within three weeks whether it will proceed with a $3.6 billion project to build a massive missile defense site in the eastern half of the United States and whether to award that prize to our region. That… read more

June 29, 2018 | MDAA in the News

Video: Missile Explodes on German Navy Warship

The Epoch Times: A missile reportedly exploded on a German warship, causing serious damage but no major injuries. Footage of the explosion and fire were posted online by the Germany Navy, showing the missile exploding right after it launched. The explosion sent down sparks and other burning debris onto the ship. A Standard Missile-2 (SM-2)… read more

June 8, 2018 | MDAA in the News

Senate NDAA Would Mandate Work on Missile Defenses in Space

Roll Call: The Senate Armed Services Committee voted behind closed doors on May 23 to require the Pentagon to start developing missile-killing interceptors for deployment in space — whether or not the Pentagon agrees. The provision, by Texas Republican Ted Cruz, has become part of the defense authorization bill being debated now and into next… read more

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