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Current MDA News Releases

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Nov 18 INTL STATE DEPT: Romania and United States Perform Joint Mast "Stepping" Ceremony For Deveselu Missile Defense Site
 
Nov 18 INTL

REMARKS: America's Commitment to Ballistic Missile Defense and the European Phased Adaptive Approach

 
Nov 6 Aegis

Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense System Completes Successful Intercept Flight Test

The Missile Defense Agency, U.S. Pacific Command, and U.S. Navy Sailors aboard the USS John Paul Jones (DDG 53) successfully conducted a flight test today of the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) system, resulting in three successful near-simultaneous target engagements over the Pacific Ocean by the Aegis Baseline (BL) 9.C1 (BMD 5.0 Capability Upgrade) Weapon System configured ship. One short-range ballistic missile target was intercepted by a Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) Block IB guided missile, while two low-flying cruise missile targets were engaged by Standard Missile-2 (SM-2) Block IIIA guided missiles near-simultaneously.
[Flight Test Photos & Video]
Oct 17 Aegis

Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense System Detects and Tracks Medium-Range Ballistic Missile Target

The Missile Defense Agency, U.S. Pacific Command, and U.S. Navy Sailors aboard the USS JOHN PAUL JONES (DDG-53) successfully conducted a flight test involving the launch of a medium-range ballistic missile target from the Pacific Missile Range Facility located on Kauai, Hawaii. 
[Flight Test Photos]
Sep 9 INTL

U.S. - Israel Missile Defense Test Conducted

The Israel Missile Defense Organization (IMDO) of the Directorate of Defense Research and Development (DDR&D), and the U.S. Missile Defense Agency conducted an intercept test of the Arrow-2 interceptor missile today. The Arrow-2 is an operational system currently providing the Arrow Weapon System (AWS) with an interceptor engagement capability and the test was conducted at an Israeli test range over the Mediterranean Sea.