U.S. Department of Defense - Missile Defense Agency

U.S. Department of Defense - Missile Defense Agency


The Missile Defense Agency's (MDA) mission is to develop, test, and field an integrated, layered, ballistic missile defense system (BMDS) to defend the United States, its deployed forces, allies, and friends against all ranges of enemy ballistic missiles in all phases of flight.

  • Nov. 1, 2015 - A Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) interceptor is launched from a THAAD battery located on Wake Island, during Flight Test Operational (FTO)-02 Event 2a.Read More about this story

  • Feb. 24, 2015 - Three short-range ballistic missile targets are launched from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in support of FTX-19.Read More about this story

  • Jan. 28, 2015 - A ribbon-cutting ceremony marked the opening of the Missile Defense Agency's Von Braun IV facility at Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Ala.Read More about this story

  • Nov. 6, 2014 - FTM-25 was the first live-fire event of the Aegis Weapon System in Integrated Air and Missile Defense Radar Priority Mode, engaging a ballistic missile target and a raid of cruise missile targets.Read More about this story

  • Aegis BMD

    Oct. 17, 2014 - A medium-range ballistic missile target was launched during a missile detection and tracking flight test from the Pacific Missile Range Facility (PMRF) on Kauai, Hawaii.Read More about the test

  • FTG-06b

    June 22, 2014 - Personnel at the Missile Defense Integration and Operation Center on Schriever Air Force Base work at the test control facility during Flight Test Ground-Based Interceptor-06b.Read More about FTG-06b.