MDAA in the News

October 15, 2015 | MDAA in the News

Saudi Arabia signs deal for 320 PAC-3 missiles – Lockheed

Reuters: Oct 14 Saudi Arabia signed an agreement last week with the U.S. government for the purchase of 320 more Patriot PAC-3 missiles built by Lockheed Martin Corp , and may accelerate its plans to buy the longer-range THAAD system, a senior Lockheed official told Reuters this week. The PAC-3 sale is part of a… read more

October 14, 2015 | MDAA in the News

Lambert wins Marine Corps honor

Independent Herald: Major Jason Lambert of Oceana has been named Pacific Theater Air and Missile Defender of the Year for the Marine Corps for 2015. Lambert enlisted in the United States Marine Corp in 1998 and trained as an Air Control Electronics Operator before receiving a Naval Reserve Officer Training Corp Scholarship to the Virginia… read more

October 8, 2015 | MDAA in the News

Inhofe Praises Passage of FY’16 NDAA

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, today voted in favor of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for fiscal year 2016. The legislation passed the U.S. House of Representatives by a vote of 270 to 156 on Thursday and the Senate by a vote of 70 to 27,… read more

October 3, 2015 | MDAA in the News

Pacific Theater Air and Missile Defenders of the Year recognized by MDAA

DVIDS: Ten  individuals, representing the U.S. Army, Air Force, Navy, Marines and civilian entities, were recognized as Pacific Theater Air and Missile Defenders of the Year for integrated air and missile defense excellence, Sept. 26, 2015, by the Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance during a ceremony at Waikiki, Hawaii. “It is terrific to see such a… read more

September 11, 2015 | MDAA in the News

Iran deal no reason to halt work on Gulf missile shield -U.S. experts

Reuters: The Unites States will keep working on a regional missile defense system in the Gulf despite progress on the Iran nuclear deal, current and former U.S. military officials said on Thursday while warning that Iran has the largest inventory of short- and medium-range cruise and ballistic missiles in the region. The comments came as… read more

August 31, 2015 | MDAA in the News

Report: ‘Strained’ US to Remove Patriot Battery from Jordan

Israel Nation News: A report over the weekend said that the United States was likely to remove its Patriot missile defense batteries from Jordan. In a statement, Riki Ellison, Chairman of the Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance (MDAA) said that with the missile threat against Jordan from Syria greatly reduced, there was less of a need for… read more

August 24, 2015 | MDAA in the News

Cruise Missile Defense Needed in Okinawa, Persian Gulf

Washington D.C. – August 24, 2015 — The persistent, 360 degree overhead view provided by the Joint Land Attack Cruise Missile Defense Elevated Netted Sensor System (JLENS) tethered aerostats is critically needed in regions strategically vital to the United States where airborne threats are proliferating, said Riki Ellison, Chairman of the Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance… read more

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

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