MDAA in the News

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? 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

January 6, 2015 | MDAA in the News

South Korea, U.S., Japan to Sign Intelligence Pact

WSJ: WASHINGTON—The U.S., Japan and South Korea have agreed to sign an intelligence-sharing pact next week aimed at improving defenses against North Korean missiles, according to officials from the three countries. The accord also could signal a potential thaw in the tense relations between Seoul and Tokyo. The agreement was a key priority of outgoing… read more

December 12, 2014 | MDAA in the News

7th Fleet Missile Defender of the Year 2014 awarded to USS Shiloh

YOKOSUKA, Japan – Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruiser USS Shiloh (CG 67) received the Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance Missile Defender of the Year award for the 7th Fleet area of operations in recognition of excellence and leadership in missile defense. The Missile Defender of the Year award is an annual honor given by the Missile Defense… read more

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

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