MDAA in the News

July 11, 2017 | MDAA in the News

Congressional delegation at odds with experts on defending Hawaii

Stars and Stripes Okinawa: HONOLULU (Tribune News Service) — Hawaii is now within reach of North Korean intercontinental ballistic missiles after the rogue nation’s successful test launch on July 3, some experts maintain. So what should be done to better protect the state? Hawaii’s congressional delegation continues to place faith in 36 ground-based interceptor missiles,… read more

July 11, 2017 | MDAA in the News

Kim Jong-un promotes head of North Korea’s missile agency after ICBM test ‘success’

Express: Jang Chang-ha, the communist state’s new colonel general was reportedly rewarded for helping Pyongyang’s missile development agency refine the intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) while he was leader of the group. The Hwasong-14 ICBM was test-fired last Tuesday and has the power to hit the US states of Alaska and Hawaii, according to experts. David… read more

July 7, 2017 | MDAA in the News

Blocking the missiles

The Times and Democrat: The North Korean Dearest Leader — or whatever they’re calling the new one — can’t lob a nuke onto the U.S. mainland. Yet…. But he can probably hit Alaska. Or will be able to, soon enough. The North Korean people may be starving, but Kim Jong Un’s regime is pouring resources… read more

July 6, 2017 | MDAA in the News

Can U.S. defend against North Korea missiles? Not everyone agrees

Reuters: Not everybody asserts as confidently as the Pentagon that the U.S. military can defend the United States from the growing threat posed by North Korea’s intercontinental ballistic missile capability. Pyongyang’s first test on Tuesday of an ICBM with a potential to strike the state of Alaska has raised the question: How capable is the… read more

June 23, 2017 | MDAA in the News

New defense missile fails in test off Kauai

Star Advertiser: A test of a new defensive missile suggested for the future protection of Hawaii against North Korean attack failed to intercept a target Wednesday night off Kauai, the U.S. Missile Defense Agency said. The SM-3 Block IIA missile is being developed cooperatively by the U.S. and Japan to defeat medium- and intermediate-range ballistic… read more

June 20, 2017 | MDAA in the News

The Missile Defense Agency wants a laser-equipped drone that would be a silver bullet for stopping North Korea

Business Insider: The US Missile Defense Agency just issued a bold request for proposals for a missile defense system that could change the game and act like a silver bullet against North Korean missile launches. The MDA asked for proposals to build a high-altitude long-endurance unmanned aircraft capable of flying higher than 63,000 feet and… read more

June 1, 2017 | MDAA in the News

Pentagon successfully tested its missile defense system yesterday, but is it worth the cost?

KPCC: The test is a major milestone for the U.S.’s Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) system and program as it marks their second consecutive successful test. It comes at a time where sabre-rattling between the U.S. and North Korea has increased in recent months with regards to launching missiles. Pyongyang has overseen at least a dozen… read more

June 1, 2017 | MDAA in the News

U.S. Missile Intercept a Success. Now What?

CBN News: Defense officials are taking a victory lap after successfully shooting down a mock ballistic missile over the Pacific Ocean this week. It was the first live-fire intercept test of an intercontinental ballistic missile in history, a critical U.S. achievement coming at a critical time. “It was phenomenal, historic, making our planet, our country… read more

May 19, 2017 | MDAA in the News

U.S. Approves $2BN UAE Missile Purchase

Air & Cosmos International: The U.S. State Department has aproved a possible Foreign Military Sale (FMS) to the Government of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for Patriot PAC-3 and GEM-T missiles at an estimated cost of $2bn. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on 10th May.… read more

May 19, 2017 | MDAA in the News

North Korea Missile Update

Washington Examiner: Experts and analysts have been poring over the available information about the weekend test of North Korea’s new medium range missile that was fired nearly straight up into space and down again, presumably to test its reentry vehicle designed to carry a nuclear warhead. If the missile has been fired on a traditional… read more

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