MDAA in the News

April 13, 2015 | MDAA in the News

McCain, McSally pan Iran deal, praise defense industry

Arizona Republic: TUCSON – U.S. Sen. John McCain, fresh off announcing he will run for re-election in 2016, drew promises of support at a meeting of southern Arizona defense hawks Friday, as he praised the state’s missile-defense industry and criticized the Obama administration’s emerging deal with Iran. McCain was joined by U.S. Rep. Martha McSally, the… read more

April 3, 2015 | MDAA in the News

Iran is Smuggling Precision Missiles to Hezbollah

Arutz Sheva: A senior Israeli security source revealed on Tuesday that Iran is smuggling rockets souped-up with advanced guided warheads to its terror proxy of Hezbollah in Lebanon, posing a direct threat to the Jewish state of Israel from right over its northern border. Col. Aviram Hasson, a leader in the IDF’s top-level missile defenses,… read more

April 3, 2015 | MDAA in the News

Commentary: On Target With Missile Defense

Defense News: As Congress begins its review of the president’s fiscal 2016 budget, I recently witnessed a welcome sign of interest from congressional staffers who attended a standing room-only, roundtable discussion on missile defense. The questions and discussion were insightful, and brought clarity to the Missile Defense Agency’s (MDA’s) sound strategy to defend against a… read more

March 31, 2015 | MDAA in the News

‘Iran is placing guided warheads on Hezbollah rockets’

      Jerusalem Post: Iran is placing guided warheads on its rockets and smuggling them to Hezbollah in Lebanon, a senior Defense Ministry official involved in preparing Israeli air defenses said Tuesday. Speaking at the Israel Air and Missile Defense Conference in Herzliya, organized by the iHLS defense website and the Israel Missile Defense… read more

March 20, 2015 | MDAA in the News

UPDATE 1-U.S. missile defense agency warns of ‘jeopardy’ from budget cuts

Reuters: (Reuters) – Further budget cuts would put the U.S. military’s ability to protect the United States in “serious jeopardy” at a time when Iran and North Korea are advancing their own missile programs, the head of the U.S. Missile Defense Agency said on Thursday. Vice Admiral James Syring told U.S. lawmakers that failure to… read more

March 19, 2015 | MDAA in the News

Pentagon plans hard look at missile defense programs

Reuters: (Reuters) – The U.S. Defense Department has launched a major review of missile defense programs and capabilities, after military commanders called the current strategy “unsustainable” given tough budget pressures and rising threats around the world. Former Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel described the review in a Feb. 4 memo to top officers in the U.S.… read more

March 5, 2015 | MDAA in the News

Senior General: US considering possible Middle East missile defense

Reuters: Missile defense advocate says a THAAD system in the Middle East would be a “political chess move” in the current US talks with Iran over ending its nuclear weapons program Washington: The U.S. military is considering sending its THAAD missile defense system to the Middle East, a senior US Army general said on Wednesday,… read more

March 4, 2015 | MDAA in the News

U.S. budget caps could complicate Israel’s missile funding request

By Andrea Shalal (Reuters) – Mandatory caps due to resume this year for the U.S. defense budget could complicate Congress’ ability to honor Israel’s request for $317 million in extra funding for missile defense programs on top of $158 million already requested by the White House. U.S. lawmakers continue to strongly support Israel, but congressional… read more

February 27, 2015 | MDAA in the News

Should we be more afraid of a nuclear missile strike against the U.S.? And could we stop it?

AL.com: North Korea and Iran are continuing to work on missiles, perhaps topped with nuclear warheads, that could reach the United States. But when was the last time Americans truly worried about a missile attack on American soil? Carlos Kingston, a former top Missile Defense Agency official who now works for Qualis Corp. in Huntsville,… read more

February 20, 2015 | MDAA in the News

‘The 300’ defend our skies

DVIDS: VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – The men and women of the 100th Missile Defense Brigade (MDB) live by the motto “300 Soldiers protecting 300 million Americans,” and with a responsibility that great – a no-fail mission that citizens unwittingly rely on every day for their lives – missile defenders take their jobs very… read more

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