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FY25 Budget Request for Missile Defense and Missile Defeat Programs on Friday, April 12, 2024

Today, Mr. John Hill, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Space and Missile Defense for the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, LTG Thomas James, Deputy Commander US Space Command, Lt. Gen. Heath Collins, MDA Director, and LTG Sean Gainey, Commanding General, US Army SMDC testified in front of the House Armed Services Committee to discuss missile defense of the homeland, MDA budget cuts, and hypersonic glide defense.

“I have a number of concerns just right off the bat here. First, the overall level of funding is inadequate given today’s threat environment, the fiscal year 25 budget requests $10.4 billion for the Missile Defense Agency. That’s more than $400 million less than last year and almost a billion dollars below the level projected for fiscal year 25 and last year’s FYDP. I want to reiterate this point. The fiscal year 25 budget request for the Missile Defense Agency is $960 million, almost a billion dollars below the level planned for in last year’s budget. Further, these draconian cuts are not limited to just fiscal year 25. The out year spending projections included in this budget envision continued reductions in missile defense spending compared to the spending plan in the budget submitted last year. This budget forecast cuts over $2.6 billion in missile defense funding between fiscal year 25 and fiscal year 28.”

  • Rep. Doug Lamborn, Colorado’s 5th District, Chair of the Subcommittee on Strategic Forces

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Mission Statement

MDAA’s mission is to make the world safer by advocating for the development and deployment of missile defense systems to defend the United States, its armed forces and its allies against missile threats.

MDAA is the only organization in existence whose primary mission is to educate the American public about missile defense issues and to recruit, organize, and mobilize proponents to advocate for the critical need of missile defense. We are a non-partisan membership-based and membership-funded organization that does not advocate on behalf of any specific system, technology, architecture or entity.