MDAA in the News

January 18, 2019 | MDAA in the News

Trump’s new missile defense plan could prep the US for a decapitation strike on North Korea

My San Antonio: President Donald Trump rolled out his vision for the future of nuclear war fighting on Thursday with the Missile Defense Review, and the plan reads like a guide to taking down North Korean missile launches. The review, originally slotted to come out in May 2018, may have been postponed to avoid spooking… read more

January 15, 2019 | MDAA in the News

Porter Sailor Honored as Navy Missile Defender of the Year

DVIDS: 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

January 4, 2019 | MDAA in the News

Keep YARS, Camp Garfield on the front burner in the Valley

The Vindicator: During the past 12 to 18 months, much has happened concerning our local military assets. Both Camp Garfield (formerly Camp Ravenna) and the Youngstown Air Reserve Station have had, arguably, their best year in more than a decade. To that end, the community as a whole, our state legislative leaders and our federal… read more

January 1, 2019 | MDAA in the News

America, Meet Your (Acting) Secretary of Defense

The Atlantic: It hasn’t received much attention, what with Donald Trump suddenly declaring victory against isis, ordering U.S. troops out of Syria, and provoking James Mattis to resign in protest. But the man who is now the president’s principal adviser on the nation’s defense, tasked with leading the largest employer in the world and managing… read more

December 27, 2018 | MDAA in the News

Lockheed Secures $3.3b Deal to Deliver PAC-3 Missiles to Saudi Arabia and Kuwait

Army Recognition: The US Department of Defense announced on December 21 that Lockheed Martin Corp. was given a $3.3 contract to produce Patriot PAC-3 missiles for Saudi Arabia and Kuwait by December 31, 2024. The production, which should be completed within six years, will take place in Huntsville, Alabama; Camden, Arkansas; Ocala, Florida; Chelmsford, Massachusetts;… read more

December 12, 2018 | MDAA in the News

Missile Defense Firsts

Washington Examiner: Missile defense advocates are still basking in the glow of yesterday’s successful test of the U.S newest interceptor, the Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) Block IIA. The interceptor missile fired from Hawaii was able to hit a target missile hundreds of miles away which was designed to mimic an Intermediate-Range Ballistic Missile (IRBM), of the… read more

December 7, 2018 | MDAA in the News

Missile Defense Review Still Pending

Arms Control Association: Public release of a congressionally directed missile defense review, originally mandated to be done by the end of last January, has continued to be delayed, and a final timeline for release is unclear as some Defense Department officials say the report is completed and undergoing unspecified “final deliberation.” The tentative timing for… read more

November 19, 2018 | MDAA in the News

Air Defenders Recognized for Excellence at Missile Defender of the Year Banquet

DVIDS: The 35th Air Defense Artillery Brigade hosted its 2018 Missile Defender of the Year banquet, November 16, at Osan Air Base, South Korea. The banquet recognized the outstanding achievements of air defense teams from all over South Korea. Brigadier General Michael Morrissey, commander of the 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command attended as… read more

November 19, 2018 | MDAA in the News

Air Defenders Recognized for Excellence at Missile Defender of the Year Banquet

U.S. Army: The 35th Air Defense Artillery Brigade hosted its 2018 Missile Defender of the Year banquet, November 16, at Osan Air Base, South Korea. The banquet recognized the outstanding achievements of air defense teams from all over South Korea. Brigadier General Michael Morrissey, commander of the 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command attended… read more

November 5, 2018 | MDAA in the News

U.S. Military Successfully Tests Missile Defense System Which Could Shoot Down North Korean Nukes

Newsweek: The U.S. military has conducted a successful test of a missile defense system, which could significantly improve the country’s ability to shoot down a nuclear-armed missile fired by an enemy state. On October 26, staff from the Missile Defense Agency and the Navy fired an SM-3 Block IIA missile from the USS John Finn in… read more

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