MDAA in the News

July 31, 2015 | MDAA in the News

MDA Eyes Shared Constellation for Missile Tracking, Space Surveillance

Mike Gruss Space News: WASHINGTON – The U.S. Missile Defense Agency, which for years has failed to win funding for an operational constellation of missile tracking satellites, now envisions a partnership with the U.S. Air Force on a system that would also perform space surveillance, a top service priority, an MDA official said. Richard Ritter,… read more

June 11, 2015 | MDAA in the News

US and Japan Successfully Test Ballistic Missile Killer

The Diplomat: On June 6, the United States and Japan successfully conducted a live-fire test of a jointly developed new ballistic missile interceptor at a U.S. Navy sea range. Raytheon Co’s next-generation Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) Block IIA, has been under joint development by the U.S. defense firm Raytheon and Japan’s Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, the country’s… read more

June 9, 2015 | MDAA in the News

U.S., Japan say first test of Raytheon’s new SM-3 missile a success

Reuters: The United States and Japan announced on Sunday the first live-fire test of Raytheon Co’s new Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) Block IIA missile that is being jointly developed by the two countries for several billion dollars. Rick Lehner, spokesman for the U.S. Missile Defense Agency, said the test conducted on Saturday from the Point Mugu… read more

June 8, 2015 | MDAA in the News

US, Japan say first test of Raytheon’s new SM-3 missile a success

Reuters: The United States and Japan on Sunday announced the first live fire test of Raytheon Co’s new Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) Block IIA missile that is being jointly developed by the two countries for a combined cost of around $2 billion. Rick Lehner, spokesman for the U.S. Missile Defense Agency, said the test conducted on… read more

May 26, 2015 | MDAA in the News

Pentagon plans long-range missile defense radar in Alaska

Yahoo News: WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Defense Department on Friday announced plans to deploy a new long-range radar in central Alaska that would help the U.S. missile defense system better discern potential enemy missiles launched by Iran or North Korea and increase the capacity of interceptors in the ground in Alaska and California. Raytheon… read more

May 6, 2015 | MDAA in the News

Obama expected to push for Gulf missile defense at U.S. summit

(Reuters) – President Barack Obama is expected to make a renewed U.S. push next week to help Gulf allies create a region-wide defense system to guard against Iranian missiles as he seeks to allay their anxieties over any nuclear deal with Tehran, according to U.S. sources. The offer could be accompanied by enhanced security commitments,… read more

April 24, 2015 | MDAA in the News

Euro Missile Defense Must Adapt to Meet Russia Threat

MDAA Press Release: London – April 24, 2015 — NATO’s European missile defense policy, long aimed only at countering missile threats from the Middle East, should be adapted to address the threat of short-range missiles from Russia, said Riki Ellison, chairman of the Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance in a statement yesterday. “Today in Europe, the direct ballistic… read more

April 13, 2015 | MDAA in the News

MDAA Chairman Riki Ellison Interviewed by Frank Gaffney, April 3

This interview features MDAA Chairman Riki Ellison discussing his recent trip to Israel and Jordan, Iran’s development of ICBM technology, the North Korean threat, hypersonic glide vehicles and cruise missiles, and the Obama Administration’s record on missile defense with Frank Gaffney of Secure Freedom Radio. http://s61.podbean.com/pb/1f514b97b3d6bc1efc008186dea6dd2a/552bfc65/data2/blogs18/266312/uploads/04032015_Seg4_Ellison_web.mp3… read more

April 13, 2015 | MDAA in the News

Sen. McCain: missile defense work in Tucson even more important with Iran nuclear deal talks

KGUN9 News: Watch Video Coverage of MDAA Arizona Champions Event Here TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) – Senator John McCain made some stops in Tucson on Friday, shortly after announcing his bid for reelection to the Senate in 2016. His first stop was alongside Congresswoman Martha McSally to honor the people responsible for missile defense. The missiles are… read more

April 13, 2015 | MDAA in the News

McCain, Flake vow push for banking fix, immigration legislation

Arizona Daily Star: Arizona Sens. John McCain and Jeff Flake vowed Friday to keep working to alleviate border banking issues and push for immigration-law change. In a joint appearance hosted by the Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, McCain said he is continuing to work with border community officials and banks to improve banking access. Some… read more

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