MDAA in the News

February 8, 2016 | MDAA in the News

North Korea rocket launch may spur U.S. missile defense buildup in Asia

Reuters: North Korea’s latest rocket launch might kick off a buildup of U.S. missile defense systems in Asia, U.S. officials and missile defense experts said, something that could further strain U.S.-China ties and also hurt relations between Beijing and Seoul. North Korea says it put a satellite into orbit on Sunday, but the United States… read more

January 29, 2016 | MDAA in the News

U.S. says redesigned missile defense interceptor aces test

Reuters: The U.S. Missile Defense Agency on Thursday said it conducted a successful test of the ground-based U.S. missile defense system managed by Boeing Co aimed at demonstrating the effectiveness of a redesigned “kill vehicle” or warhead built by Raytheon Co. The test purposely did not include an intercept by a ground-based interceptor launched from… read more

January 22, 2016 | MDAA in the News

Exclusive: U.S. weighs making Hawaii missile test site operational – sources

Reuters: The U.S. military has stepped up discussions on converting its Aegis missile defense test site in Hawaii into a combat-ready facility that would bolster American defenses against ballistic missile attacks, according to sources familiar with the discussions. The proposal, which has been discussed sporadically for several years, was given fresh impetus by North Korea’s… read more

January 19, 2016 | MDAA in the News

MDAA recognizes Air Force Missile Defender of the Year

Air Force: Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein presented the Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance’s 2015 Defender of the Year award to Maj. Michael Sward during a ceremony Jan. 8 in Alexandria, Virginia. Sward serves as a Joint Integrated Air and Missile Defense staff officer with the Space and Integrated Air and… read more

January 18, 2016 | MDAA in the News | Missile Defense News

Pentagon drops Maine from list of Potential missile defense sites

Reuters: The U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA) said on Friday it had dropped a site in Redington Township, Maine, from a list of potential U.S. sites to deploy more ground-based missile defense interceptors in addition to those in Alaska and California. The agency said other potential sites in New York, Michigan and Ohio remained under… read more

January 1, 2016 | MDAA in the News

94th AAMDC Year in Review — 2015: 10 Years of IAMD Excellence

U.S. Army: JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii-October 18, 2015 marked the 10-year anniversary since the activation of the 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command Headquarters at Fort Shafter, Hawaii. The “Sea Dragons” have provided 10 years of integrated air and missile defense excellence in the Pacific and continue to set the standard for air… read more

December 17, 2015 | MDAA in the News

U.S. to say Romania missile defense site ‘technically’ ready – sources

Reuters The U.S. and Romanian governments are expected to announce on Friday completion of a new missile defense site south of Bucharest that will defend against potential attacks from Iran, according to three U.S. defense and government officials… …Riki Ellison, founder of the nonprofit Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance, said last week’s successful test of the… read more

December 11, 2015 | MDAA in the News

UPDATE 1-U.S. Missile Defense Agency tests Lockheed, Raytheon interceptors

Reuters: Dec 10 (Reuters) – The U.S. Missile Defense Agency said it successfully completed the first intercept test for Lockheed Martin Corp’s land-based Aegis missile-defense system, which is due to be deployed in Romania. The primary objective of the test, which used Raytheon Co’s Standard Missile-3 Block IB missile, was to assess the effectiveness of… read more

December 10, 2015 | MDAA in the News

U.S. Missile Defense Agency tests Lockheed, Raytheon interceptors

The U.S. Missile Defense Agency said it successfully completed the first intercept test for Lockheed Martin Corp’s land-based Aegis missile-defense system, which is due to be deployed in Romania. The primary objective of the test, which used Raytheon Co’s Standard Missile-3 Block IB missile, was to assess the effectiveness of the Aegis Ashore capability, the… read more

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

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