MDAA in the News

February 26, 2018 | MDAA in the News

U.S. nears decision on Ravenna as missile defense site

CantonRep.com: WASHINGTON If the state’s congressional delegation has its way, one of the first lines of defense against incoming ballistic missiles would be an Ohio Army National Guard base in a northeast Ohio city of 11,533. Ohio’s congressional delegation is in the midst of what one congressman calls a “full court press” to land an… read more

February 9, 2018 | MDAA in the News

“Current Missile Defense Against Threats Like North Korea Is Reliable”

PH Tribune: North Korea have just played its propaganda theater, military parade. The regime’s leader Kim Jong-un in his Soviet-long speech said about almost everything in his speech except today’s Olympics in South Korea. But Olympics were supposed to be a sign of hope for a kind of warm up shown by North. It will… read more

February 1, 2018 | MDAA in the News

New $30M defense missile fails in test off Kauai

Honolulu Star Advertiser: A $30 million missile touted as a possible second layer of defense for Hawaii from North Korean threats reportedly failed in its first-ever flight from Kauai’s Aegis Ashore facility today when it did not intercept a target representing an intermediate-range ballistic missile. U.S. Pacific Command put out a statement saying only: “The… read more

February 1, 2018 | MDAA in the News

U.S. missile defense test reportedly fails off Kauai

KITV News: A defense missile test conducted Wednesday morning off Kauai was reportedly unsuccessful. Island News confirmed the test took place off Pacific Missile Range Facility Barking Sands, and both CNN and the Associated Press report the interceptor, known as Standard Missile-3 Block IIA, missed its target. In a statement the U.S. Missile Defense agency confirmed… read more

February 1, 2018 | MDAA in the News

Chief Honored as Navy’s Missile Defender of the Year

America’s Navy: ALEXANDRIA, Va. (NNS) — Chief Fire Controlman (Aegis) Zachary Quirk was honored as the Navy’s Missile Defender of the Year at the annual Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance (MDAA) awards banquet in Alexandria, Virginia, Jan. 12. Quirk is assigned to USS Russell (DDG 59) homeported in San Diego. Rear Adm. Johnny Wolfe Jr., Program… read more

January 30, 2018 | MDAA in the News

100th Missile Defense Brigade Soldier Named National Guard Missile Defender of the Year

US Army: COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado — Amid ever-increasing threats from around the world, 2017 was a seminal year for United States missile defense. The Soldiers of the 100th Missile Defense Brigade (Ground-based Midcourse Defense) experienced a productive — and demanding — year, and one Soldier was recognized for his efforts. Each year, the Missile Defense… read more

January 18, 2018 | MDAA in the News

Hawaii To Test New Missile Interceptor As False Alarm Triggers North Korea Anxiety

Task and Purpose: A groundbreaking missile defense test is expected soon on Kauai that has ramifications for the defense of Hawaii from North Korean ballistic missiles. The U.S. Missile Defense Agency is expected to fire a Raytheon SM-3 Block IIA, an enhanced-capability missile co-developed with Japan, from the Aegis Ashore test facility at the Pacific… read more

January 16, 2018 | MDAA in the News

New missile set for testing on Kauai might lend better defense

Honolulu Star Advertiser: A groundbreaking missile defense test is expected soon on Kauai that has ramifications for the defense of Hawaii from North Korean ballistic missiles. The U.S. Missile Defense Agency is expected to fire a Raytheon SM-3 Block IIA, an enhanced-capability missile co-developed with Japan, from the Aegis Ashore test facility at the Pacific… read more

December 8, 2017 | MDAA in the News

The F-35 could intercept a North Korean missile launch — but it could bring an all-out war

Business Insider: The US Air Force has had air-to-air missiles that lock on to hot, flying targets for decades, and an ICBM is essentially that in its first stage. And it’s not just a theory. In 2007, Lockheed Martin got $3 million to look into an air-to-air hit-to-kill missile system. In 2014, a test seemed… read more

December 7, 2017 | MDAA in the News

All you need to know about the UAE’s missile defense and Houthi attack propaganda

Al Arabiya English: The Houthi militia’s claim of targeting of the United Arab Emirates’ Barakah nuclear power plant represents a major shift in the militant group’s propaganda in the Yemen war. The statement issued on Sunday claimed that a ‘winged’ cruise missile targeted the power plant located 600 kilometers south of Abu Dhabi. While the… read more

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