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Current MDA News Releases

For your convenience, each news release is identified by a code describing the content of the release. Please refer to the key to the right.

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 & Video]
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.

Aug 18 ADMIN

Missile Defense Agency to Hold Public Scoping Meeting for the Continental United States Interceptor Site Environmental Impact Statement

The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) in cooperation with the Michigan Army National Guard will host public scoping meetings on Aug. 26, 2014, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the McCamly Plaza Hotel, Branson Ballroom, 50 Capital Avenue SW, Battle Creek; and on Aug. 28, 2014 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Sherman lake YMCA, The Great Hall, 6225 North 39 Street, Augusta, to review the proposed scope of the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for a potential Continental United Interceptor Site (CIS) at the Fort Custer Training Center (FCTC), in Augusta. FCTC is one of four locations in the United States under consideration.

June 22 GMD

Target Missile Intercepted Over the Pacific Ocean During Missile Defense Exercise

The Missile Defense Agency, U.S. Air Force 30th Space Wing, the Joint Functional Component Command, Integrated Missile Defense, U.S. Northern Command and the U.S. Navy completed an integrated exercise of the Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) element of the nation’s Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS). During the test today, a long-range ground-based interceptor launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, intercepted an intermediate-range ballistic missile target launched from the U.S. Army’s Reagan Test Site on Kwajalein Atoll in the Republic of the Marshall Islands.

[Flight Test Photos & Video]
May 30 ADMIN

Dr. Michael Griffin Receives Ronald Reagan Missile Defense Award

Dr. Michael Griffin, former Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), is the recipient of the 2014 Ronald Reagan Missile Defense Award for his meritorious achievements in missile defense and space.