MDAA in the News

November 5, 2015 | MDAA in the News

Pearl Vessel Goes 1-for-2 in Test of Missile Defense

Military.com The Pearl Harbor destroyer USS John Paul Jones, among the most capable ballistic missile defense ships in the Navy fleet, shot down a simulated anti-ship cruise missile Saturday but failed to knock down an extended medium-range ballistic missile target during a “layered defense” test. The miss was covered by a backup — the land-based… read more

November 2, 2015 | MDAA in the News

TAG Military, Missile, US National Defense, US Military Defense US Military Completes $230 Million Test Of Layered Missile Defense System

TechTimes: The United States military completed the comprehensive testing of its layered missile defense system in the Pacific Ocean, with the military praising the exercise as successful despite one missile missing its intended target. According to the military, the testing showed that the Aegis and the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense, or THAAD, weapons systems… read more

November 2, 2015 | MDAA in the News

U.S. completes complex test of layered missile defense system

Reuters: The U.S. military on Sunday hailed the success of a complex $230 million test of the U.S. missile defense system that it said showed the ability of the Aegis and THAAD weapons systems to identify and destroy ballistic and cruise missiles at once. The test was conducted near Wake Island in the western Pacific… read more

October 21, 2015 | MDAA in the News

U.S. Navy, allies intercept targets in European missile test

Reuters: The U.S. military and eight allied countries on Tuesday worked together to simultaneously intercept dummy ballistic and cruise missiles off the coast of Scotland, the U.S. Navy said, calling the test an important first demonstration of that capability in Europe. It was the first time that a Standard Missile-3 Block IA guided interceptor built… read more

October 15, 2015 | MDAA in the News

Saudi Arabia signs deal for 320 PAC-3 missiles – Lockheed

Reuters: Oct 14 Saudi Arabia signed an agreement last week with the U.S. government for the purchase of 320 more Patriot PAC-3 missiles built by Lockheed Martin Corp , and may accelerate its plans to buy the longer-range THAAD system, a senior Lockheed official told Reuters this week. The PAC-3 sale is part of a… read more

October 14, 2015 | MDAA in the News

Lambert wins Marine Corps honor

Independent Herald: Major Jason Lambert of Oceana has been named Pacific Theater Air and Missile Defender of the Year for the Marine Corps for 2015. Lambert enlisted in the United States Marine Corp in 1998 and trained as an Air Control Electronics Operator before receiving a Naval Reserve Officer Training Corp Scholarship to the Virginia… read more

October 8, 2015 | MDAA in the News

Inhofe Praises Passage of FY’16 NDAA

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, today voted in favor of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for fiscal year 2016. The legislation passed the U.S. House of Representatives by a vote of 270 to 156 on Thursday and the Senate by a vote of 70 to 27,… read more

October 3, 2015 | MDAA in the News

Pacific Theater Air and Missile Defenders of the Year recognized by MDAA

DVIDS: Ten  individuals, representing the U.S. Army, Air Force, Navy, Marines and civilian entities, were recognized as Pacific Theater Air and Missile Defenders of the Year for integrated air and missile defense excellence, Sept. 26, 2015, by the Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance during a ceremony at Waikiki, Hawaii. “It is terrific to see such a… read more

September 11, 2015 | MDAA in the News

Iran deal no reason to halt work on Gulf missile shield -U.S. experts

Reuters: The Unites States will keep working on a regional missile defense system in the Gulf despite progress on the Iran nuclear deal, current and former U.S. military officials said on Thursday while warning that Iran has the largest inventory of short- and medium-range cruise and ballistic missiles in the region. The comments came as… read more

August 31, 2015 | MDAA in the News

Report: ‘Strained’ US to Remove Patriot Battery from Jordan

Israel Nation News: A report over the weekend said that the United States was likely to remove its Patriot missile defense batteries from Jordan. In a statement, Riki Ellison, Chairman of the Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance (MDAA) said that with the missile threat against Jordan from Syria greatly reduced, there was less of a need for… read more

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