MDAA in the News

February 20, 2015 | MDAA in the News

‘The 300’ defend our skies

DVIDS: VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – The men and women of the 100th Missile Defense Brigade (MDB) live by the motto “300 Soldiers protecting 300 million Americans,” and with a responsibility that great – a no-fail mission that citizens unwittingly rely on every day for their lives – missile defenders take their jobs very… read more

January 6, 2015 | MDAA in the News

South Korea, U.S., Japan to Sign Intelligence Pact

WSJ: WASHINGTON—The U.S., Japan and South Korea have agreed to sign an intelligence-sharing pact next week aimed at improving defenses against North Korean missiles, according to officials from the three countries. The accord also could signal a potential thaw in the tense relations between Seoul and Tokyo. The agreement was a key priority of outgoing… read more

December 12, 2014 | MDAA in the News

7th Fleet Missile Defender of the Year 2014 awarded to USS Shiloh

YOKOSUKA, Japan – Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruiser USS Shiloh (CG 67) received the Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance Missile Defender of the Year award for the 7th Fleet area of operations in recognition of excellence and leadership in missile defense. The Missile Defender of the Year award is an annual honor given by the Missile Defense… read more

December 1, 2014 | MDAA in the News

Raytheon awarded contract to provide the State of Qatar with Advanced Integrated Air and Missile Defense (IAMD) Command and Control System

Raytheon Press Release: Air and Missile Defense Operations Center (ADOC) will integrate US, European air defense systems and radars TEWKSBURY, Mass., Dec. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — The U.S. Air Force awarded Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) an undefinitized contract action (UCA) for a Foreign Military Sales contract not to exceed  $75.6 million to design and implement an… read more

November 25, 2014 | MDAA in the News

US, ROK militaries honor top missile defenders

DVIDS U.S. and Republic of Korea air defenders across the Korean peninsula culminated the third annual Korean Peninsula Missile Defender of the Year competition with a banquet at U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan’s Dragon Hill Lodge Nov. 21 to honor top performers. Each year the award is given to U.S. armed force service members from each… read more

November 14, 2014 | MDAA in the News

Ten Years of US Navy AEGIS Ballistic Missile Defense System Recognized at U.S. Capitol

Washington DC – November 14, 2014 – Today at the U.S. Capitol, the Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance, www.missiledefenseadvocacy.org, hosted the 10th Anniversary of the Aegis sea-based ballistic missile defense (BMD) system becoming operational. Marking this historic occasion was the Director of Navy Staff, Vice Admiral Scott Swift and the first Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense Program… read more

November 7, 2014 | MDAA in the News

U.S. Aegis system zaps cruise, ballistic missile targets in test

By Andrea Shalal Nov 6 (Reuters) – The U.S. Aegis missile defense system on Thursday destroyed two cruise missile targets and one ballistic missile target nearly simultaneously in a test conducted by a U.S. Navy destroyer off the coast of Hawaii, the U.S. Missile Defense Agency said. The test, which took place just after noon… read more

November 3, 2014 | MDAA in the News

Missile defense program’s effectiveness, cost scrutinized

Charles Molineaux The June 22 test of the Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) anti-ballistic missile system represented a high profile lift for a program that has been battered by setbacks and criticism. “We have a first shot at protecting our entire nation, all 50 states, from the most devastating weapon in the world,” said Riki Ellison,… read more

October 29, 2014 | MDAA in the News

US should be prepared to meet North Korean KN08 ICBM

Defense News Update “The North Korean long-range mobile Inter-continental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) with one or more nuclear warheads called the KN-08, is a primary threat driving the need for U.S. homeland missile defense capability and to U.S. national security strategy that will continue to put forward all options to defeat this threat.” Riki Ellison, Chairman… read more

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