MDAA in the News

August 29, 2016 | MDAA in the News

Demand for Raytheon Missile Killers may Drive Raytheon Growth

Arizona Daily Star: The nation is counting on Tucson-based Raytheon Missile Systems as it builds out a missile shield designed to protect allies as well as America, the chief of the Missile Defense Agency said Friday during a visit to Tucson. And that reliance — perhaps coupled with new contract authority — could drive growth… read more

August 12, 2016 | MDAA in the News

Boeing, Raytheon Assured Half of Surging US Support for Israel Missile Defense

Defense News: As US missile defense funding to Israel surges, so, too, does the economic benefit to American teams led by Boeing and Raytheon, partners with Israel on joint production of the systems designed to defend against rapidly expanding threats. Under annually renewable addenda to existing government-to-government agreements, 50 percent of US production funding reverts… read more

Army officer with area connections receives honor

The Daily Republic: Lt. Col. Keith B. Weber, U.S. Army, recently received the 2016 U.S. USNORTHCOM Missile Defender of the Year Award at the 2016 NORAD and NORTHCOM Missile Warning And Defender award banquet. The Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance held its fourth NORAD and USNORTHCOM Missile Warning and Defender of the Year ceremony on June… read more

August 4, 2016 | MDAA in the News

South Korea military says could consider new site for THAAD on request

YonhapNews: South Korea’s defense ministry said Thursday it will consider a new site in Seongju for the deployment of an advanced U.S. anti-missile system if the provincial government calls for an availability study. “If the provincial government demands an availability study on other sites in Seongju that could host the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense… read more

August 4, 2016 | MDAA in the News

Global Ballistic Missile Threats Beginning to Outpace US Defense Capability

SputNik: The United States should upgrade missile defense capabilities to be able to counter growing threats, Republican Senator Jim Inhofe said in a press release following the launch of two medium-range ballistic missiles by North Korea. “The growing ballistic missile threats to our nation and our allies are beginning to outpace the United States’ missile defense capability… read more

August 3, 2016 | MDAA in the News

Lockheed Martin’s mighty mini-missile successfully completes second flight test

PHYS.Org: Lockheed Martin’s Miniature Hit-to-Kill (MHTK) interceptor was successfully launched in an engineering demonstration at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico. The demonstration on Friday, July 29, was part of the U.S. Army’s Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center’s (AMRDEC) Extended Area Protection and Survivability (EAPS) program. The flight demonstrated the agility and… read more

July 22, 2016 | MDAA in the News

International Missile Defense Market Heats Up

National Defense: As NATO celebrates the operability of its first land-based Aegis Ashore missile defense system in Romania, nations around the globe are seeking their own missile defenses. Countries in Europe, the Asia-Pacific and the Middle East are considering lower-tier air and missile defense capabilities to protect themselves against rising threats from Russia, Iran and… read more

June 27, 2016 | MDAA in the News

PMRF could be home to missile defense

The Garden Island: Three Kauai legislators said they support the possibility of converting the island’s missile testing facility into a defense system. Reps. Dee Morikawa (D-16) and James Tokioka (D-15) said they are in favor of potentially turning the Pacific Missile Range Facility Barking Sands into a missile defense system to protect against threats, such… read more

May 19, 2016 | MDAA in the News

The U.S. Navy Has Deployed a New Ship-Defense Technology for its Fleet of DDG 51 Arleigh Burke-Class Destroyers The Navy is building and testing a fleet of upgraded DDG 51 Arleigh Burke-class destroyers with a series of next-generation technologies — including an ability to detect and destroy incoming enemy anti-ship cruise missiles at farther ranges from beyond the horizon. The new fire-control system, called Naval Integrated Fire Control – Counter Air, or… read more

May 6, 2016 | MDAA in the News

Missile defense ships could be the future of Ingalls

WLOX: Former NFL player and Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance Chairman and Founder Riki Ellison spoke to coast leaders at Friday morning’s Breakfast of Champions at Ingalls. The MDAA is a non-profit organization launched in 2002 for the purpose of driving the deployment, development and evolution of missile defense. Friday in Pascagoula, Ellison stressed the importance of… read more

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