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Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense System Completes Successful Series of Intercept Flight Test Events

Aug. 3, 2015 - Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense

The Missile Defense Agency (MDA), U.S. Pacific Command, and U.S. Navy Sailors aboard the USS John Paul Jones (DDG 53) successfully conducted a series of four flight test events exercising the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) element of the nation's Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS). All flight test events were conducted at the Pacific Missile Range Facility (PMRF), Kauai, Hawaii.

U.S.-Japan Cooperative Development Project Conducts Successful Flight Test of Standard Missile-3 Block IIA

Jun. 6, 2015 - International Cooperation

The Technical Research and Development Institute (TRDI), Japan Ministry of Defense (MOD), and the U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA), in cooperation with the U.S. Navy, announced the successful completion of a Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) Block IIA flight test from the Point Mugu Sea Range, San Nicolas Island, California.

Department of Defense Identifies Planned Site of Future Long Range Discrimination Radar (LRDR)

May 22, 2015 - Department of Defense

The Department of Defense announced today a proposal to deploy a planned Long Range Discrimination Radar (LRDR) in Alaska, pending completion of required environmental and safety studies. Current plans call for the radar to begin defensive operations in 2020. 

IMDO and MDA Successfully Conduct the David’s Sling Weapon System Test Three (DST-3) Series of Tests Intercepting Targets while Meeting all Test Objectives

Apr. 1, 2015 - International Cooperation

The Israel Missile Defense Organization (IMDO) of the Directorate of Defense Research and Development (DDR&D) and the U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA) recently conducted David’s Sling Test-3 (DST-3) series of tests, where threat representative targets were successfully intercepted by the David’s Sling Weapon System, achieving all test objectives.  

Missile Defense Agency Receives Aviation Week Laureate Award

Mar. 18, 2015 - Administrative

The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) has been awarded the Aviation Week Laureate Award in the defense category. This prestigious award recognizes extraordinary achievements in the global aerospace arena.

Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense System Completes Successful Tracking and Simulated Engagements of Three Short-Range Ballistic Missiles

Feb. 24, 2015 - Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense System

The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) and Sailors aboard the USS CARNEY (DDG-64), USS GONZALEZ (DDG-66) and USS BARRY (DDG-52) successfully completed a flight test today involving the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) weapon system.  

Four MDA Mentor-Protégé Teams Win Nunn-Perry Award

Feb. 9, 2015 - Administrative

The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) announced today that four teams supporting MDA under the auspices of the Department of Defense (DoD) Mentor-Protégé Program will receive the prestigious Nunn-Perry Award. The award, named in honor of former Senator Sam Nunn and former Secretary of Defense William Perry, was first awarded in 1995 and recognizes mentor-protégé teams that have excelled in technical developments, cost effectiveness and increased business opportunities for small disadvantaged firms.