MDAA in the News

May 3, 2016 | MDAA in the News

10th AAMDC Soldier earns European Missile Defender of the Year Award

Army News Service: Ramstein Air Base, Germany — Sgt. Joseph Frey, an air defense battle management system operator with the 10th Army Air and Missile Defense Command, was chosen to represent the U.S. as the European Missile Defender of the Year. The award is given to NATO service members that have made significant contributions to… read more

April 22, 2016 | MDAA in the News

Congressman Presses Pentagon on Isles’ Missile Defense

Honolulu Star Advertiser: U.S. Rep. Mark Takai said Thursday that the Defense Department has to be “more proactive” in looking at possibly operating the Aegis Ashore missile site on Kauai not just for testing, but also to protect Hawaii from ballistic missile threats. Takai, a Hawaii Democrat, said he also wants to get a missile-discriminating… read more

March 31, 2016 | MDAA in the News

Missile Defense Facility on Kauai Should Become Operational, Advocate Proposes

Honolulu Star Advertiser: In the face of increasing North Korean ballistic missile threats, the Pentagon is studying beefing up Hawaii’s defenses by switching an “Aegis Ashore” missile system and launcher on Kauai from testing to operational mode and adding radars to track incoming missiles, a missile defense expert said. Riki Ellison, chairman of the nonprofit… read more

February 24, 2016 | MDAA in the News

Missiles in paradise: Kauai island faces controversial Hawaii defense plan

Al Jazeera America: LIHUE, Hawaii — When 2016 began with North Korea declaring its fourth nuclear test was a hydrogen bomb, the U.S. military had already tested a land-based Aegis Ashore missile defense system in Hawaii — Lockheed Martin’s version of the short- to intermediate-range ballistic missile defense (BMD) system used on Aegis Navy destroyers.… read more

February 18, 2016 | MDAA in the News

Missile Defenders of the Year recognized

dvids: YOKOSUKA, Japan – Eight individuals were recognized as Missile Defenders of the Year for integrated air and missile defense excellence, Feb. 12, during a ceremony held in the Officers’ Club of Commander Fleet Activities Yokosuka (CFAY). The Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance recognized the awardees for their representation of the best in leadership and personal… read more

February 12, 2016 | MDAA in the News

Group says North Korean test justifies Hawaii missile defense system

Honolulu Star Advertiser: North Korea’s long-range ballistic missile test “marks a tipping point” and justification for greater U.S. defenses, with proposals for round-the-clock missile shoot-down capability on Kauai, a long-range radar in Hawaii, and increased deployment time for the Sea-Based X-Band Radar, the Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance said. Saturday’s launch “proved out validation of development… read more

February 8, 2016 | MDAA in the News

North Korea rocket launch may spur U.S. missile defense buildup in Asia

Reuters: North Korea’s latest rocket launch might kick off a buildup of U.S. missile defense systems in Asia, U.S. officials and missile defense experts said, something that could further strain U.S.-China ties and also hurt relations between Beijing and Seoul. North Korea says it put a satellite into orbit on Sunday, but the United States… read more

January 29, 2016 | MDAA in the News

U.S. says redesigned missile defense interceptor aces test

Reuters: The U.S. Missile Defense Agency on Thursday said it conducted a successful test of the ground-based U.S. missile defense system managed by Boeing Co aimed at demonstrating the effectiveness of a redesigned “kill vehicle” or warhead built by Raytheon Co. The test purposely did not include an intercept by a ground-based interceptor launched from… read more

January 22, 2016 | MDAA in the News

Exclusive: U.S. weighs making Hawaii missile test site operational – sources

Reuters: The U.S. military has stepped up discussions on converting its Aegis missile defense test site in Hawaii into a combat-ready facility that would bolster American defenses against ballistic missile attacks, according to sources familiar with the discussions. The proposal, which has been discussed sporadically for several years, was given fresh impetus by North Korea’s… read more

January 19, 2016 | MDAA in the News

MDAA recognizes Air Force Missile Defender of the Year

Air Force: Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein presented the Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance’s 2015 Defender of the Year award to Maj. Michael Sward during a ceremony Jan. 8 in Alexandria, Virginia. Sward serves as a Joint Integrated Air and Missile Defense staff officer with the Space and Integrated Air and… read more

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