MDAA in the News

February 14, 2017 | MDAA in the News

Missile Defense in the Next Four Years

The Washington Times (Op-Ed by Riki Ellison): America faces near-peer challenges from Russia and China, which possess modernized complex offensive capability in ballistic missiles, anti-satellite technology, hypersonic glide vehicles, cruise missiles and unmanned aerial systems (UAS). Within the next four years, North Korea and Iran will have solid-fueled mobile missiles, multiple re-entry vehicles and intercontinental-range… read more

February 3, 2017 | MDAA in the News

Former CNO: Navy Reaching the Limits of its Afloat BMD Platform Capabilities

SeaPower: The Navy has about 10 years to develop a new afloat ballistic-missile defense (BMD) system to keep pace with the threat, a former chief of naval operations (CNO) said. “We don’t have a keel-up missile defense platform afloat,” retired Adm. Jonathan W. Greenert, told an audience Feb. 2 at a seminar sponsored by the… read more

January 24, 2017 | MDAA in the News

Kauai missile site pushed as isles’ protector

Honolulu Star Advertiser: The head of the Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance still wants the Pentagon to activate a Kauai missile defense testing facility for the protection of Hawaii in emergencies. Riki Ellison, chairman of the Virginia-based nonprofit, briefed state lawmakers Monday on the state of U.S. missile defense. Ellison advocates using the $450 million Aegis… read more

January 16, 2017 | MDAA in the News

Military Deploys Radar to Monitor N. Korean Missile The Sea-Based X-Band (SBX) Radar acquires, tracks and discriminates the flight characteristics of ballistic missiles. The Sea-Based X-Band Radar has deployed out of Pearl Harbor after North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un recently said his country was in the “final stages” of test-launching an intercontinental ballistic missile. Dispatching the “SBX” out to sea sends “a very… read more

December 19, 2016 | MDAA in the News

MDA’s Richard Matlock: US Should Consider Space-Based Missile Defense System

Executive Gov: Richard Matlock, program executive for advanced technology at the Missile Defense Agency, has said the U.S. needs to shift from a ground-based missile defense system to a space-based architecture to help address evolving threats, Space News reported Thursday. Matlock told a Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance-hosted forum that the U.S. should augment the Space-Based Infrared System with in-orbit satellites and… read more

December 15, 2016 | MDAA in the News

Missile defense tracking systems need to move to orbit, leaders say

Space News: As the U.S. military works on developing its next-generation missile defense systems, more of the resources need to be focused in space, experts said Dec. 14. “It’s so important that we make this broader shift from a terrestrial-based system to a system that primarily plays from space in the next couple of years,” said Richard… read more

December 8, 2016 | MDAA in the News

Army hosts Okinawa Missile Defender of the Year Banquet

Dvids: The 1-1 Air Defense Artillery hosted the 4th-annual Okinawa Missile Defender of the Year Banquet Nov. 22 here. The event that has come to embody the spirit of the air defense artillery community in Okinawa, as well as the rest of the Pacific. Sponsored by the Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance, this yearly banquet seeks… read more

December 5, 2016 | MDAA in the News

Denmark: Onboard with NATO Missile Defense?

Real Clear Defense: Earlier this month, the Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance had the privilege of attending a reception onboard the HDMS Peter Willemoes (F362) as it visited Baltimore. The ship, which reached Full Operational Capability (FOC) in 2014, is one of three Iver Huitfeldt-class frigates operated by the Royal Danish Navy. The vessel is sleek… read more

December 2, 2016 | MDAA in the News

Best of the best in missile defense

Dvids: The top missile defense service members on the Korean Peninsula were recognized by the founder and chairman of the Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance at the Dragon Hill Lodge during the Korean Peninsula Missile Defender of the Year banquet hosted by 35th Air Defense Artillery Brigade in Seoul, Republic of Korea Nov 18. Riki Ellison,… read more

November 22, 2016 | MDAA in the News

Under Trump, GOP to Give Space Weapons Close Look

Roll Call: Missile defense and military space programs are likely to get a substantial funding boost under the incoming Republican-dominated government, lawmakers and analysts say. Coming soon are a greater number of more capable anti-missile interceptors and radars deployed around the globe — on land, at sea and possibly in space, say these legislators and… read more

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