MDAA in the News

December 1, 2014 | MDAA in the News

Raytheon awarded contract to provide the State of Qatar with Advanced Integrated Air and Missile Defense (IAMD) Command and Control System

Raytheon Press Release: Air and Missile Defense Operations Center (ADOC) will integrate US, European air defense systems and radars TEWKSBURY, Mass., Dec. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — The U.S. Air Force awarded Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) an undefinitized contract action (UCA) for a Foreign Military Sales contract not to exceed  $75.6 million to design and implement an… read more

November 25, 2014 | MDAA in the News

US, ROK militaries honor top missile defenders

DVIDS U.S. and Republic of Korea air defenders across the Korean peninsula culminated the third annual Korean Peninsula Missile Defender of the Year competition with a banquet at U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan’s Dragon Hill Lodge Nov. 21 to honor top performers. Each year the award is given to U.S. armed force service members from each… read more

November 14, 2014 | MDAA in the News

Ten Years of US Navy AEGIS Ballistic Missile Defense System Recognized at U.S. Capitol

Washington DC – November 14, 2014 – Today at the U.S. Capitol, the Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance,, hosted the 10th Anniversary of the Aegis sea-based ballistic missile defense (BMD) system becoming operational. Marking this historic occasion was the Director of Navy Staff, Vice Admiral Scott Swift and the first Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense Program… read more

November 7, 2014 | MDAA in the News

U.S. Aegis system zaps cruise, ballistic missile targets in test

By Andrea Shalal Nov 6 (Reuters) – The U.S. Aegis missile defense system on Thursday destroyed two cruise missile targets and one ballistic missile target nearly simultaneously in a test conducted by a U.S. Navy destroyer off the coast of Hawaii, the U.S. Missile Defense Agency said. The test, which took place just after noon… read more

November 3, 2014 | MDAA in the News

Missile defense program’s effectiveness, cost scrutinized

Charles Molineaux The June 22 test of the Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) anti-ballistic missile system represented a high profile lift for a program that has been battered by setbacks and criticism. “We have a first shot at protecting our entire nation, all 50 states, from the most devastating weapon in the world,” said Riki Ellison,… read more

October 29, 2014 | MDAA in the News

US should be prepared to meet North Korean KN08 ICBM

Defense News Update “The North Korean long-range mobile Inter-continental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) with one or more nuclear warheads called the KN-08, is a primary threat driving the need for U.S. homeland missile defense capability and to U.S. national security strategy that will continue to put forward all options to defeat this threat.” Riki Ellison, Chairman… read more

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