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September 7, 2018 | MDAA in the News

Patriot missile maintainers keep air defense artillery systems mission-ready

DVIDS: CAMP BUEHRING, Kuwait – While deployed to Southwest Asia, the maintenance team of Delta Battery, 1st Battalion, 62nd Air Defense Artillery Regiment, 69th Air Defense Artillery Brigade diligently safeguards the operational readiness of the combat force in its area of operation. The 1-62nd falls under the 31st Air Defense Artillery as part of Task… read more

September 7, 2018 | MDAA in the News

Pentagon mulls options for space-based missile defence sensors

Jane’s 360: The Pentagon is considering adding a significant array of space-based tracking assets to improve missile defence capabilities following a recent wave of congressional support. The Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) interceptor system is effective defending against a limited-sized raid of intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) in the mid-course phase of flight, but its sensors can… read more

September 6, 2018 | MDAA in the News

US fast-tracking hypersonic weapons and will deploy space-based defenses

Next Big Future: Hypersonic weapons are weapons and vehicles that can move faster than 5 times the speed of sound. Russia and China have both deployed new rockets that are tipped with hypersonic warheads. The US has had hypersonic weapons development for decades but is now speeding offensive and defensive systems. Michael Griffin, the undersecretary… read more

September 5, 2018 | MDAA in the News

Missile Defense Review expected in ‘next few weeks’

Inside Defense: The Pentagon is again signaling the release of the long-awaited Missile Defense Review is imminent. John Rood, under secretary of defense for policy, said the review would be out in “the next few weeks” during a Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance event on Capitol Hill today. “I’m very desirous of pushing it out as… read more

September 5, 2018 | MDAA in the News

China Carried Out Several Dozen Hypersonic Arms Tests

Spec Ops Magazine: 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 contain now done several dozen successful hypersonic (missile) tests… we just cannot (ignore),” Greaves told a meeting held by the… read more

September 5, 2018 | MDAA in the News

Pentagon Officials Tout Space-Based Defense Against Emerging Missile Threats

Sea Power Magazine: WASHINGTON — The nation cannot defend itself and its allies against the emerging missile threats, including hypersonic weapons, without space assets, a trio of top Pentagon officials said Sept. 4. “We cannot do what we need to do in missile defense without space,” said Michael Griffin, the undersecretary of defense for research… read more

September 5, 2018 | MDAA in the News

Pentagon Wants To Deploy Weapons In Space To Intercept Enemy Missiles

International Business Times: The Pentagon is looking into the possibility of deploying weapons in space to defend the United States and its allies from missile attacks. The Defense Department is following congressional orders and looking at putting interceptor missiles in space, John Rood, undersecretary of defense for policy, said Tuesday at a conference organized by… read more

September 5, 2018 | MDAA in the News

DoD’s John Rood: Space Sensor Layer Could Help US Prepare for Missile Attacks

ExecutiveGov: John Rood, defense undersecretary for policy, has said building a network of space-based sensors designed to detect and track missile threats is “not a provocative act” and would allow the U.S. to prepare for possible attacks, SpaceNews reported Tuesday. “If the U.S. pursues a space sensor layer, it watches, it detects what others are… read more

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

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