MDAA in the News

February 14, 2019 | MDAA in the News

From Canterbury to the Superbowl and missile defence

Otago Daily Times – A Kiwi American football star turned missile defence advocate paid tribute to a rugby legend forebear in Dunedin this week. Three-time Superbowl winner Riki Ellison, the first New Zealander to play in the National Football League (NFL), visited the New Zealand Sports Hall of Fame in Dunedin on Monday. He was… read more

February 7, 2019 | MDAA in the News

Russia just test-fired an ICBM built to beat US defenses as a nuclear arms race heats up

My San Antonio: Russia test-fired an intercontinental ballistic missile in its fatr east on Wednesday, according to the Russian defense ministry. The RS-24 Yars, a solid-fuel missile carrying multiple warheads and equipped with countermeasures, is designed to be launched quickly and to evade missile-defense systems. The test comes amid rising tensions between Washington and Moscow… read more

February 4, 2019 | MDAA in the News

Valley intensifies efforts to attract missile defense to Camp Garfield

The Vindicator: The long-delayed, congressionally mandated Missile Defense Review (MDR) was finally introduced by President Donald Trump at the Pentagon on Jan. 17. It calls for further research and new investment to help guarantee America’s safety for the next several decades to include new laser technologies, using the F-35 as an ICBM killer and potentially… read more

January 29, 2019 | MDAA in the News

Riki Ellison Interview on i24 News’ Strictly Security (01/27/2019)

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January 28, 2019 | MDAA in the News

Missile Defense Advocate to Visit Camp Garfield in March

Business Journal Daily: AUSTINTOWN, Ohio – The founder of an advocacy group that supports the development of missile defense systems for the United States and its allies is expected to tour Camp James A. Garfield Joint Military Training Center in March, officials say. Riki Ellis, founder and chairman of the Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance, based… read more

January 25, 2019 | MDAA in the News

Hypersonic Weapons, Cruise Missiles Gain Greater Focus in New Missile Defense Review

Seapower Magazine: WASHINGTON — The primary value of the recently released Missile Defense Review is to expand the focus of missile defense to include the new threats from cruise missiles and hypersonic weapons, and to provide clear guidance, focus and integration of views to the programs, two of the top leaders on the issue said… read more

January 25, 2019 | MDAA in the News

Greaves bullish on F-35’s missile defense role

Inside Defense: The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter has participated in two tests that examine whether its sensor and interceptor delivery capabilities can be integrated with missile defense, Missile Defense Agency Director Lt. Gen. Sam Greaves revealed Wednesday. He said the F-35 will participate in more tests in the future. Read the full article… read more

January 18, 2019 | MDAA in the News

Trump’s Call For Creating an Impregnable Missile Shield Sparks Immediate Debate

The Center for Public Integrity: President Donald Trump on Jan. 17 unveiled an expansive new military doctrine that calls for the country to be able to block all enemy missiles, a new challenge that many experts say exceeds what’s technologically feasible or affordable and also upends longstanding policy about keeping missile defense limited to avoid… read more

January 18, 2019 | MDAA in the News

Perry County sailor honored as Navy Missile Defender of the Year

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Lt. j.g. McKenzie Anderson, a training officer from Shermans Dale, Pa. serving on the USS Porter was honored as the Navy’s Missile Defender of the Year. Anderson was recognized at the annual Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance awards on Jan. 11, along with recipients of the same honor within their respective branches of the… read more

January 18, 2019 | MDAA in the News

Porter Sailor Honored as Navy Missile Defender of the Year

DoD: Lt. j.g. McKenzie Anderson, USS Porter (DDG 78) training officer, was honored as the Navy’s Missile Defender of the Year (MDOY) at the annual Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance (MDAA) awards banquet held in Alexandria, Va., Jan. 11. The annual MDAA-sponsored event honors the best missile defense Soldier, Sailor, Airman and National Guard member for… read more

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