MDAA in the News

September 5, 2018 | MDAA in the News

MDA, DOD Leaders Call for Space Sensors to Deal With Hypersonic Threats

Air Force Magazine: The US must use space-based sensors to protect itself from the increasing threat of hypersonic weapons, said top Pentagon leaders and the head of the Missile Defense Agency on Tuesday. The current US missile defense system meets today’s threat, but the Missile Defense Agency needs additional developments and investment to “get ahead,”… read more

September 5, 2018 | MDAA in the News

After repeated delays, will the Pentagon’s missile defense review be out soon?

Defense News: WASHINGTON — The Pentagon’s long-awaited Missile Defense Review has been delayed more than just a few times, but the under secretary of defense for policy said he’s hopeful it’s coming out very soon. “It will be coming soon to a theater near you,” John Rood, told an audience at a Missile Defense Advocacy… read more

September 5, 2018 | MDAA in the News

China Carried Out Several Dozen Hypersonic Arms Tests – US Missile Defense Chief

Sputnik News: WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – China has moved ahead of the United States with several dozen successful hypersonic missile tests that Washington cannot ignore, Missile Defense Agency commander Lieutenant General Samuel Greaves said on Tuesday. “The Chinese have now done several dozen successful hypersonic (missile) tests… we just cannot (ignore),” Greaves told a meeting held… read more

September 5, 2018 | MDAA in the News

Pentagon Plans to Deploy Space-Based Missiles

Washington Free Beacon: The Pentagon is studying the deployment of space-based missiles and new sensors to counter the growing threat of high-speed missile attacks from China and Russia, senior defense officials said Tuesday. Michael Griffin, undersecretary of defense for research and engineering, said a network of 1,000 missile interceptors deployed on satellite launchers, could be… read more

September 5, 2018 | MDAA in the News

Defense policy chief: Weapons in space are ‘bridges yet to be crossed’

Space News: WASHINGTON — The Pentagon is moving forward with plans to build a constellation of warning satellites to defend the United States and allies from missile attacks. Congress also directed the Pentagon to study the possibility of deploying weapons in space to shoot down enemy missiles. Undersecretary of Defense for Policy John Rood said… read more

August 14, 2018 | MDAA in the News

US suspends F-35 sales to Turkey. Now what?

The Washington Examiner: NDAA SIGNED INTO LAW: With a Humvee and an attack helicopter as a backdrop, President Trump signed the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act on Monday at Fort Drum, N.Y., and delivered the massive policy bill into law at the earliest point in decades. “With this new authorization, we will increase the size… read more

August 3, 2018 | MDAA in the News

In My Opinion: On Winning

USC Dornsife: Life is competitive — it is not fair, and not everyone is a winner. Winning requires building trust to enable diverse minds to reach beyond their limits and achieve exceptional feats. With increasing trust, varied experiences, skills and knowledge can coalesce to produce a winning culture that supports courageous decisions based on values… read more

July 25, 2018 | MDAA in the News

How Advanced are Russia’s Hypersonic Weapons?

Newsweek: Russian authorities arrested 74-year-old scientist Viktor Kudryavtsev on Monday for allegedly leaking secret information about Russia’s hypersonic weapons technology development to operatives in a NATO country. According to Latvia-based news site Meduza, Kudryavtsev has been charged with treason, and around 12 others are allegedly being investigated in the case. The high-profile arrest sparked curiosity… read more

July 11, 2018 | MDAA in the News

MDA working with space community on hypersonic defense

Inside Defense: The Missile Defense Agency is working to better integrate its sensors with those owned by the broader national security space community to track hypersonic missiles, according to an MDA official. The agency has done “a lot of work already” on hypersonic defense, working with the space community, according to Rich Ritter, program executive… read more

July 11, 2018 | MDAA in the News

Army considers its place in joint missile defense

Inside Defense: The Army’s Initial Maneuver-Short-Range Air Defense system is one of the service’s first steps to bring back systems it has allowed to “atrophy,” according to the deputy chief of staff (G-9). Rickey Smith said at a Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance event today that an IM-SHORAD system mounted on the Stryker vehicle is the Army’s closest… read more

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