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April 14, 2015 | Missile Defense News

NavWeek: Ballistic Bombast

Aviation Week: China may be able to take out an American aircraft carrier with its feared DF-21 antiship ballistic missile (ASBM) without even taking a shot. For years the U.S. Navy has been warning of the potential of the DF-21 to strike a carrier as part of the justification for updating the systems and networks… read more

April 13, 2015 | MDAA in the News

MDAA Chairman Riki Ellison Interviewed by Frank Gaffney, April 3

This interview features MDAA Chairman Riki Ellison discussing his recent trip to Israel and Jordan, Iran’s development of ICBM technology, the North Korean threat, hypersonic glide vehicles and cruise missiles, and the Obama Administration’s record on missile defense with Frank Gaffney of Secure Freedom Radio. http://s61.podbean.com/pb/1f514b97b3d6bc1efc008186dea6dd2a/552bfc65/data2/blogs18/266312/uploads/04032015_Seg4_Ellison_web.mp3… read more

April 13, 2015 | MDAA in the News

Sen. McCain: missile defense work in Tucson even more important with Iran nuclear deal talks

KGUN9 News: Watch Video Coverage of MDAA Arizona Champions Event Here TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) – Senator John McCain made some stops in Tucson on Friday, shortly after announcing his bid for reelection to the Senate in 2016. His first stop was alongside Congresswoman Martha McSally to honor the people responsible for missile defense. The missiles are… read more

April 13, 2015 | MDAA in the News

McCain, Flake vow push for banking fix, immigration legislation

Arizona Daily Star: Arizona Sens. John McCain and Jeff Flake vowed Friday to keep working to alleviate border banking issues and push for immigration-law change. In a joint appearance hosted by the Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, McCain said he is continuing to work with border community officials and banks to improve banking access. Some… read more

April 13, 2015 | MDAA in the News

McCain, McSally pan Iran deal, praise defense industry

Arizona Republic: TUCSON – U.S. Sen. John McCain, fresh off announcing he will run for re-election in 2016, drew promises of support at a meeting of southern Arizona defense hawks Friday, as he praised the state’s missile-defense industry and criticized the Obama administration’s emerging deal with Iran. McCain was joined by U.S. Rep. Martha McSally, the… read more

April 13, 2015 | Threat News

Russia to conduct 8 aerial, missile drills in 2015

Press TV: Russia says its aerospace forces are scheduled to conduct eight aerial and missile maneuvers in the southern part of the country this year. “Overall, there will be eight Aerospace Defense Force drills in 2015 with air and missile defense units,” said Alexei Zolotukhin, the spokesman of Russia’s Aerospace Defense Forces (VKO) on Sunday.… read more

April 13, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Lockheed Steps Up Marketing of Naval Missile Defense System

National Defense Magazine: Facing a slowdown in U.S. Navy orders, Lockheed Martin Corp. is eyeing opportunities in the international market for the Aegis air-defense antimissile system. Aegis uses an array of ship-based computers and radar to track and guide interceptor missiles to destroy enemy targets. It has been sold to five navies outside the United… read more

April 10, 2015 | Events

Arizona Reception of Champions

MDAA hosted the 2015 Reception of Champions in Tucson, Arizona. We recognized the critical role that Arizona that plays in our nation’s missile defense. For this recognition, we are honored to be joined by Arizona Senator John McCain, the Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee and Congresswomen Martha McSally, representing Arizona’s 2nd Congressional District, warfighters from… read more

April 10, 2015 | Threat News

Pentagon Chief: North Korea Missile Tests Reminder of Danger

Voice of America: U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter has called the latest test-firing of short-range missiles by North Korea a “reminder” of the dangers on the Korean Peninsula and an affirmation of the need to show support of staunch allies in the region. “That’s the reason I’m going there,” he said. Speaking to reporters at… read more

April 10, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Turner says U.S. should focus more on Iran missile threat

Columbus Dispatch: Rep. Mike Turner, who spent part of last week in Israel, said even as the U.S. works to prevent Iran from developing a nuclear bomb, it is failing to work sufficiently to protect from that country’s missile program. The Dayton Republican, a senior member of the House Armed Services Committee, led a bipartisan… read more

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