MDAA in the News

May 21, 2018 | MDAA in the News

Chamber Lauds $16M for YARS, Camp Ravenna

The Business Journal: YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber and its Eastern Ohio Military Affairs Commission wants the public to know that members of the Mahoning Valley’s congressional delegation secured more than $16 million for the Youngstown Air Reserve Station and the Camp Ravenna Joint Military Training Center. YARS, which generates approximately $100 million… read more

May 11, 2018 | MDAA in the News

Congress wants return on $1.5 billion investment in Israel missile shield

Al-Monitor: American taxpayers have spent more than $1.5 billion on Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system since 2011. Now Congress thinks it’s high time the technology benefits the United States. The House Armed Services Committee voted 60-1 Wednesday to advance an annual defense bill that authorizes $30 million for the US Army to acquire Iron… read more

May 1, 2018 | MDAA in the News

Strategic Significance of Missile Defense Systems

i24 News: STRICTLY SECURITY | Missile defense systems are becoming essential in a world where military technology is developing rapidly. How does it fit into the context of Iran and North Korea? I24’s Barbara Opall-Rome interviews Riki Ellison of the Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance.… read more

March 19, 2018 | MDAA in the News

Short Range Air Defense interim solution to be chosen by end of year

Defense News: WASHINGTON — The U.S. Army plans to choose an interim solution to meet a much-needed Short Range Aird Defense (SHORAD) capability in Europe by the end of the year, according to Brig. Gen. Randy McIntire, who is leading the service’s modernization efforts in air-and-missile defense. The directed requirement for a SHORAD solution has been… read more

March 19, 2018 | MDAA in the News

Interview: Senate Strategic Forces Subcommittee Chair Deb Fischer on Russia, space wars, and the state of the nuclear arsenal

Defense News: WASHINGTON — Nebraska Republican Sen. Deb Fischer, as chair of the Senate Armed Services Strategic Forces Subcommittee, oversees a national security portfolio that has commanded plenty of headlines in recent months: America’s nuclear arsenal, ballistic missile defense, national security space programs, and the Department of Energy’s national security programs… Read full post.… read more

March 15, 2018 | MDAA in the News

Trump’s North Korea Dilemma: Asking For Billions For Missile Defense Without Freaking People Out

Buzzfeed News: Talks between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un could have a benefit no one in the Trump administration really wants to acknowledge — taking some of the pressure off a missile defense system whose effectiveness few are certain of. The Trump administration has been walking a fine line for… read more

March 6, 2018 | MDAA in the News

Raytheon stands to reap the benefits of another big boost in U.S. defense spending

The Arizona Daily Star: Tucson-based Raytheon Missile Systems stands to reap the benefits of another big boost in U.S. defense spending in fiscal year 2019, as demand for its missile-defense interceptors and other weapons grows. The Pentagon in its recently released budget request for fiscal 2019 shows healthy increases in orders for some of Raytheon’s… read more

March 2, 2018 | MDAA in the News

Should Putin’s nuclear threat concern the US?

WJLA News: WASHINGTON (Sinclair Broadcast Group) – “Nobody listened to us. Well listen to us now.” These are the words spoken by Russian President Vladimir Putin Thursday in his annual State of the Union address, boasting about his country’s improved nuclear capabilities. Some in Washington say they’re not too concerned. “They have a declining economy,… read more

February 27, 2018 | MDAA in the News

Ohio base could become America’s first defense against incoming missiles

The Columbus Dispatch: WASHINGTON — If Ohio’s congressional delegation has its way, one of the nation’s first lines of defense against incoming ballistic missiles will be an Army National Guard base in a northeastern Ohio city of 11,533 people. Ohio’s delegation is in the midst of what one congressman calls a “full-court press” to land… read more

February 27, 2018 | MDAA in the News

East Coast nuclear defense site could be in Ohio

Dayton Daily News: WASHINGTON – Nuclear missiles headed for the United States could be shot down from Ohio if the state’s congressional delegation has its way. Ohio’s members of Congress are in the midst of what one congressman calls a “full court press” to land an East Coast Missile Defense site in Ravenna, Ohio —… read more

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