MDAA in the News

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

November 28, 2017 | MDAA in the News

Saudi Arabia Makes Missile Defense History

i24NEWS: Strictly Security with Barbara Opall-Rome Saudi and Emirati Patriots are making missile defense history, with >150 intercepts of Yemen-launched TBMs since 2015. Watch the full video… read more

November 16, 2017 | MDAA in the News

The Quiet Missile War You’re Not Hearing About

Popular Mechanics: Middle Eastern countries armed with the U.S.-made Patriot missile system have shot down over 100 ballistic missiles in the past two years, DefenseNews reports. The article highlights the largely underreported missile war between Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates on one side and Yemeni Houthi rebels and their Iranian backers on the… read more

November 3, 2017 | MDAA in the News

Congressman says F-35s could take down North Korea’s missiles in boost phase

Inside Defense: A congressman on the House Armed Services Committee claimed today F-35 Joint Strike Fighters could shoot down North Korea’s ballistic missiles in their boost phase and faulted the Missile Defense Agency and the Pentagon for failing to come up with a timely solution to Kim Jong Un’s nuclear warhead program. Rep. Duncan Hunter… read more

November 3, 2017 | MDAA in the News

North Korea working on missile that could reach U.S. mainland: report

USA Today: North Korea is developing an advanced version of an intercontinental ballistic missile that could reach the mainland United States, according to a report. The upgraded version of Pyongyang’s KN-20 missile was reported by CNN. It comes less than six months after North Korea launched its first intercontinental ballistic missile, and two months after its sixth nuclear test.… read more

October 24, 2017 | MDAA in the News

‘Golf ball’ radar’s limitations seen

Honolulu Star Advertiser: The Sea-Based X-Band Radar, a key link in the nation’s defense against North Korea, spent eight months at sea before returning to its home in Pearl Harbor last month. But the powerful $2.2 billion discriminating radar can’t be used operationally anywhere near Hawaii, and its return here for “routine maintenance” highlights a… read more

October 18, 2017 | MDAA in the News

Hawaii’s missile defense urged as North Korean threat persists

Honolulu Star Advertiser: Although the United States has been stymied in reining in North Korea’s nuclear program, a former U.S. Pacific Command deputy commander said President Donald Trump’s tough words can be matched with real action by enhancing the defense of Hawaii. “The president cannot allow North Korea to get comfortable with the notion that… read more

October 17, 2017 | MDAA in the News

North Korea Nuclear Threat: Viral Headlines Aren’t Scaring Hawaii Visitors Away

Honolulu Civil Beat: When Keith Vieira, a long-time Hawaii tourism executive appeared on a panel at the East-West Center last week, he was glad to hear from a fellow panelist that the likelihood of Hawaii getting nuked by North Korea was zero. In a market where 98 percent of visitors are leisure travelers, he said,… read more

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