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Complete News Release Archive

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. The news releases below are organized in reverse chronological order. Please click on a year to view all the releases from the Missile Defense Agency (MDA), or its legacy organization, the Ballistic Missile Defense Organization (BMDO).

 

MDA 2014

Sept. 9, 2014 INTL U.S. - Israel Missile Defense Test Conducted
Aug. 18, 2014 ADMIN Missile Defense Agency to Hold Public Scoping Meeting for the Continental United States Interceptor Site Environmental Impact Statement
Aug. 8, 2014 ADMIN Missile Defense Agency to Hold Public Scoping Meeting for the Continental United States Interceptor Site Environmental Impact Statement
Aug. 1, 2014 ADMIN Missile Defense Agency to Hold Public Scoping Meeting for the Continental United States Interceptor Site Environmental Impact Statement

July 29, 2014

ADMIN

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

June 22, 2014 GMD Target Missile Intercepted Over the Pacific Ocean During Missile Defense Exercise
May 30, 2014 ADMIN

Dr. Michael Griffin Receives Ronald Reagan Missile Defense Award

May 21, 2014 Aegis Standard Missile Completes First Test Launch from Aegis Ashore Test Site
March 8, 2014 INTL

United States and Israel Sign Agreement on Iron Dome Weapon System

Jan. 3, 2014 INTL Arrow-3 Interceptor Successfully Conducts Second Flyout Test

MDA 2013

Nov. 20, 2013 INTL U.S.-Israel David’s Sling Weapon System Intercepts Target During Integrated Flight Test
Oct. 4, 2013 Aegis

Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense System Completes Successful Intercept Flight Test

Sept. 18, 2013 Aegis

Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense System Completes Successful Intercept Flight Test

Sept. 10, 2013 BMDS Successful Missile Defense Test Against Multiple Targets
Sept. 3, 2013 INTL Statement From Pentagon Press Secretary George Little On U.S.-Israel Missile Defense Test
July 5, 2013 GMD Missile Defense Test Conducted
July 2, 2013 GMD Missile Defense Test Planned
May 16, 2013 Aegis Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense System Completes Successful Intercept Flight Test
April 23, 2013 ADMIN

Ashton B. Carter Receives Ronald Reagan Missile Defense Award

April 10, 2013 ADMIN

DoD Releases Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Proposal

March 15, 2013 BMDS Hagel: U.S. Bolstering Missile Defense
Feb. 25, 2013 INTL Arrow-3 Interceptor Successfully Conducts First Flight Test
Feb. 13, 2013 Aegis

Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense Intercepts Target Using Space Tracking and Surveillance System-Demonstrators (STSS-D) Data

Jan. 26, 2013 GMD

Ground-Based Interceptor Completes Successful Flight Test

 

MDA 2012

Dec. 18, 2012 ADMIN

MDA Receives USD(AT&L) Workforce Development Award

Nov. 26, 2012 INTL David’s Sling Weapons System Stunner Missile Intercepts Target During Inaugural Flight Test
Nov. 19, 2012 ADMIN Missile Defense Agency Conducts Change of Responsibility
Oct. 25, 2012 BMDS

Ballistic Missile Defense System Engages Five Targets Simultaneously During Largest Missile Defense Flight Test in History

Sept. 6, 2012 ADMIN Groundbreaking Ceremony Held for New MDA Facility at Redstone Arsenal
June 27, 2012 Sensor

MDA Space Tracking and Surveillance System Demonstrators (STSS-D) Marks 1,000 Days on Orbit

June 27, 2012 Aegis Second-Generation Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense System Completes Second Successful Intercept Flight Test
May 9, 2012 Aegis

Second-Generation Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense System Completes Successful Intercept Flight Test

April 13, 2012 ADMIN

MDA Director for Small Business Programs Receives the Alabama A & M University Diversity Award

March 30, 2012 ADMIN Malcolm R. O’Neill Receives Ronald Reagan Missile Defense Award
Feb. 14, 2012 ALTB Airborne Laser Test Bed Final Flight
Feb. 10, 2012 AWS U.S. - Israel Arrow Weapon System Completes Successful Flight Test
Jan. 13, 2012 ADMIN

Brigadier General Heidi V. Brown Promoted to Rank of Army Major General

Jan. 11, 2012 ADMIN

MDA Exceeds Combined Federal Campaign Goal

 

MDA 2011

Oct. 6, 2011 ADMIN

Ribbon Cutting Marks Grand Opening of Von Braun III Facility

Oct. 5, 2011 THAAD

THAAD Initial Operational Test and Evaluation Conducted

Sept. 29, 2011 BMDS

Ground Test Demonstrates Phased Adaptive Approach

Sept. 1, 2011 Aegis

Sea-Based Missile Defense Test Conducted

Aug. 29, 2011 Aegis Aegis Ashore Missile Defense Test Complex Receives Site Dedication
Aug. 20, 2011 Sensor

SBX Radar Completes Maintenance and Repair

Aug. 5, 2011 ADMIN

Brigadier General Terrence Feehan promoted to rank of Air Force Major General

July 11, 2011 Target

Short Range Air Launched Target Successfully Launched

June 7, 2011 GMD

GMD Development and Sustainment Contract Evaluation to Continue

June 1, 2011 Sensor Space Tracking and Surveillance System Program Office Moves to the Missile Defense Integration and Operations Center
May 16, 2011 Sensor Notice of Availability of Final Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact for Maintenance and Upgrade of the Sea-Based X-Band Radar Vessel
May 9, 2011 Sensor

Update: SBX Radar Vessel Transits Puget Sound Towards Seattle's Vigor Shipyards

May 6, 2011 Sensor

SBX Radar Vessel to Transit Puget Sound Towards Seattle's Vigor Shipyards

April 15, 2011 Aegis

Sea-based Missile Defense Flight Test Results in Successful Intercept

April 7, 2011 ADMIN

Missile Defense Agency Awards Contracts to Support Concept Definition and Program Planning for the Standard Missile 3 (SM-3) Block IIB Program

March 23, 2011 ADMIN

Missile Defense Agency Presents Ronald W. Reagan and Technology Achievement Awards

Feb. 26, 2011 Sensor

MDA Space Tracking and Surveillance System Advanced Technology Risk Reduction Satellite Completes Transfer

Feb. 23, 2011 ADMIN

Mr. David M. Altwegg Retires from Federal Service

Feb. 22, 2011 AWS Joint U.S.-Israel Arrow Weapon System Intercepts Target During Successful Missile Defense Test
Feb. 14, 2011 Sensor Draft Environmental Assessment for Maintenance and Repair of the Sea-Based X-Band Radar Vessel Available for Public Comment

 


MDA 2010

Dec. 15, 2010 GMD Missile Defense Test Conducted
Dec. 14, 2010 GMD Missile Defense Test Postponed
Nov. 8, 2010 ADMIN

Missile Defense Agency Receives Prestigious National Security Agency Rowlett Award

Nov. 8, 2010 Sensor Missile Defense Agency Space Tracking and Surveillance System Advanced Technology Risk Reduction Satellite transfers to Air Force Space Command
Oct. 29, 2010 Aegis Joint Japan-U.S. Missile Defense Flight Test Successful

Oct. 25, 2010 ADMIN MDA Graduates 20 from the Career Intern Program and Welcomes 58 New Employees into the Missile Defense Career Development Program
Oct. 21, 2010 ALTB Airborne Laser Test Bed Exercise Conducted
Oct. 7, 2010 Sensor Missile Defense Agency Plans to Bring Sea-Based X-Band Radar to Todd Pacific Shipyard in Seattle in March 2011
Sept. 27, 2010 ADMIN United States and Israel Sign Project Agreement for the David’s Sling Defensive Weapon System
Sept. 10, 2010 ALTB Update on Airborne Laser Test Bed Experiment
Aug. 24, 2010 ALTB Airborne Laser Test Bed Experiment Delayed
Aug. 21, 2010 ALTB Airborne Laser Test Bed Experiment Postponed
July 26, 2010 ADMIN State of Israel and the United States Sign Upper-Tier Missile Defense Agreement
June 29, 2010 THAAD

THAAD System Intercepts Target in Successful Missile Defense Flight Test

June 9, 2010 ADMIN

Missile Defense Agency Honored by CIO Magazine as a Leader in Information Technology

June 6, 2010 GMD Modified Ground-Based Interceptor Completes Successful Flight Test
May 18, 2010 ADMIN Missile Defense Agency Responds to New York Times Article
April 30, 2010 ADMIN Missile Defense Career Development Program Welcomes 64 New Employees into Class 10a
March 29, 2010 ADMIN Missile Defense Agency Presents Ronald W. Reagan and Technology Achievement Awards
Feb. 11, 2010 ALTB Airborne Laser Test Bed Successful in Lethal Intercept Experiment
Jan. 31, 2010 GMD Missile Defense Test Conducted

 

 

MDA 2009

Dec. 11, 2009 THAAD

Missile Defense Test Conducted

Nov. 16, 2009 BMDS Missile Defense Agency Successfully Completes Ground Test to Improve Theater/Regional Defense Capability
Nov. 16, 2009 Aegis Second Generation Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense System Successfully Completes Target Tracking Exercises
Nov. 13, 2009 ADMIN Horn Relieves Hicks As Aegis BMD Program Director
Oct. 28, 2009 Aegis Japan/U.S. Missile Defense Flight Test Successful
Oct. 16, 2009 THAAD

Second THAAD Battery Activated

Sept. 25, 2009 Sensor Successful Space Tracking Surveillance System Demonstrator Satellites Launch
Aug. 25, 2009 BMDS Missile Defense Elements Participate in Air Force Test
Aug. 19, 2009 ALTB Airborne Laser Successfully Fires the High Energy Laser in Flight
Aug. 13, 2009 ALTB ABL Successfully Completes Low-Power Laser Tests Against an Instrumented Boosting Missile Target
July 31, 2009 Aegis

Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense Test Successful

July 22, 2009 AWS

Missile Defense Test Conducted

July 7, 2009 Sensor Space Tracking Surveillance System’s Demonstration Program Ships Second Satellite to Cape Canaveral
June 29, 2009 BMDS Missile Defense Elements Participate in Air Force Test 
June 15, 2009 ALTB ABL Completes First Live Target Tracking Tests
June 4, 2009 ADMIN Missile Defense Agency To Hold Industry Day Conference
May 5, 2009 Sensor Missile Defense Agency Risk Reduction Satellite Launched
April 24, 2009 ALTB Airborne Laser Begins Final Proof-of-Concept Tests
April 16, 2009 Target Second Successful Rocket Motor Test of New Target
April 13, 2009 KEI Kinetic Energy Interceptor Prepares for Flight Testing with Simulated Launch Countdown
April 7, 2009 ADMIN Missile Defense Agency Hosts Math Challenge Week
April 1, 2009 ADMIN Missile Defense Agency Presents Ronald W. Reagan Award to General Larry D. Welch
March 27, 2009 Aegis Navy Completes Air and Ballistic Missile Exercise
March 27, 2009 ADMIN Missile Defense Agency Presents Annual Pioneer Awards
March 18, 2009 THAAD Successful Intercept in Missile Defense Flight Test
March 4, 2009 Sensor Space Tracking and Surveillance System's Demonstration Program Space Vehicle Two Ships to Canaveral
Feb. 19, 2009 Sensor Upgraded Cobra Dane Radar Transferred to U.S. Air Force for Missile Defense Mission
Jan. 23, 2009 Target Successful Rocket Motor Test of the Missile Defense Agency's Newest Target

 

 

MDA 2008

Dec. 29, 2008 BMDS Missile Defense Agency Successfully Completes Ground Test for Data Collection to Improve Modeling and Simulation
Dec. 5, 2008 GMD Missile Defense Flight Test Results in Successful Intercept
Dec. 3, 2008 MKV Multiple Kill Vehicle Completes Hover Test
Nov. 26, 2008 ALTB ABL Successfully Fires Complete Weapon System From Aircraft
Nov.21, 2008 ADMIN Missile Defense Agency Completes Change of Responsibility Ceremony
Nov. 19, 2008 Aegis
INTL
Japan/U.S. Missile Defense Flight Test Completed
Nov. 13, 2008 KEI Kinetic Energy Interceptor Team Conducts Successful First Stage Rocket Motor Test
Nov. 10, 2008 INTL Lt. General Obering Receives National Defense Cross from the Czech Republic
Nov. 10, 2008 INTL Missile Defense Agency Sponsors Agreement for Cooperative Research between United States and Czech Republic
Nov. 5, 2008 Sensor Missile Defense Elements Participate in Air Force Test
Nov. 1, 2008 Aegis Navy Intercepts Ballistic Missile Target in Fleet Exercise Pacific Blitz
Oct. 30, 2008 Aegis
INTL
Japanese Destroyer Gets Ready for Intercept Test
Oct. 24, 2008 ADMIN MDA Breaks Ground on New Headquarters Facility
Oct. 6, 2008 ADMIN Missile Defense Agency Director Receives Rev. William Corby Award
Sept. 25, 2008 KEI Kinetic Energy Interceptors Team Completes Successful Rocket Motor Test
Sept. 24, 2008 ADMIN Missile Defense Agency Receives Joint Meritorious Unit Award
Sept. 23, 2008 Sensor Missile Defense Data Collection Experiment Successfully Completed
Sept.17, 2008 THAAD Missile Defense Test Conducted
Sept. 16, 2008 ADMIN Ribbon-cutting for the Joint Ballistic Missile Defense System Training and Education Center
Sept. 8, 2008 ALTB Airborne Laser Completion of "First Light"
Aug. 25, 2008 BMDS Missile Defense Elements Participate in Air Force Test
Aug. 6, 2008 MKV Missile Defense Agency Completes Testing of Propulsion Component for Multiple Kill Vehicle-L
July 18, 2008 Sensor Successful Target Tracking and Radar Exercise Completed
July 15, 2008 ADMIN Missile Defense Press Conference from the Pentagon
June 27, 2008 Sensor Missile Defense Data Collection Experiment Successfully Completed
June 25, 2008 THAAD Successful Missile Defense Intercept Test Takes Place off Hawaii
June 23, 2008 BMDS Missile Defense Agency Successfully Completes Third Integrated Ground Test Event
June 13, 2008 Aegis
THAAD
Successful Missile Defense Dual-Target Tracking Exercise Completed
June 10, 2008 ADMIN MDA Plans 9th Annual Small Business Conference
June 5, 2008 Aegis Successful Sea-Based Missile Defense Intercept
May 28, 2008 THAAD Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) Battery Activation
May 28, 2008 MKV Multiple Kill Vehicle Program Achieves Key Milestone
May 23, 2008 BMDS Missile Defense Elements Participate in Air Force Test
May 19, 2008 MKV Multiple Kill Vehicle-L Calibrated for Success
May 8, 2008 ADMIN Lt. General Obering's Oral Statement to the House Committee on Government Oversight and Reform
May 1, 2008 ADMIN Lt. General Obering Addresses House Government Reform and Oversight Committee
April 11, 2008 ADMIN Missile Defense Agency Presents Annual Technology
Pioneer Awards
April 4, 2008 ADMIN Dr. Patricia Sanders Retires from Federal Service
April 3, 2008 ADMIN Missile Defense Agency Presents Ronald W. Reagan Award to Rear Admiral Wayne E. Meyer
April 3, 2008 Sensor Missile Defense Elements Participate in Air Force Test
Feb. 22, 2008 ALTB Laser Module Installation Completed Aboard Airborne Laser Aircraft
Feb. 22, 2008 ADMIN MDA Mentor-Protégé Team Wins 2008 Nunn-Perry Award
Jan. 14, 2008 BMDS
ADMIN
Missile Defense Agency Accomplishments Throughout 2007
Jan. 2, 2008 ALTB Airborne Laser Ready for High Energy Laser Integration and Testing

 

 

MDA 2007

Dec. 27, 2007 ADMIN Von Braun Complex Phase III Contract Awarded
Dec. 17, 2007 Aegis
INTL
Japan/U.S. Missile Defense Flight Test Successful
Dec. 3, 2007 NCADE Successful Missile Defense Intercept Test at White Sands
Nov. 16, 2007 Aegis
INTL
Japanese Destroyer Successfully Completed Tracking Exercise
Nov. 14, 2007 BMDS Comprehensive Missile Defense Ground Test Successfully Completed
Nov. 14, 2007 INTL Response to Recent Media Coverage
Nov. 6, 2007 Aegis Sea-Based Missile Defense "Hit to Kill" Intercept Achieved
Oct. 27, 2007 THAAD Successful Missile Defense Intercept Test Takes Place Near Hawaii
Oct. 26, 2007 BMDS Missile Defense Agency to Conduct Ground Test Exercise
Oct. 24, 2007 ADMIN Congratulations to MDA Personnel Recognized for Quality Assurance
Oct. 3, 2007 ADMIN Congratulations Mr. Altwegg and Mr. DeCesaris
Sept. 28, 2007 GMD Missile Defense Exercise and Flight Test Successfully Completed
Sept. 27, 2007 ADMIN MDA Response to “Physicists Challenge U.S. Missile Claims”
Sept. 21, 2007 ADMIN Brigadier General Patrick J. O'Reilly Receives Rank of Army Major General
Sept. 19, 2007 Sensor Sea-Based X-Band Radar Mooring System Installed
Sept. 11, 2007 KEI MDA Conducts Successful Rocket Motor Test for Kinetic Energy Interceptor
Aug. 31, 2007 ALTB Airborne Laser Successfully Completes Low-Power Flight Testing
Aug. 27, 2007 MKV MDA Announces Test of Multiple Kill Vehicle's Carrier Vehicle Divert and Attitude Control System
Aug. 23, 2007 Sensor Missile Launch to Support Boost Phase Data Collection Experiment Successfully Completed
July 30, 2007 ADMIN MDA Commissions New Building at Redstone Arsenal
July 26, 2007 ALTB Airborne Laser Demonstrates Full Weapon System Engagement Sequence in Flight
July 13, 2007 ALTB Airborne Laser Successfully Targets Simulated Missile in Flight
July 9, 2007 ALTB Airborne Laser Completes Successful Fire Control Loop for Missile Engagement Sequence
June 27, 2007 THAAD Missile Defense Agency Conducts Successful Interceptor "Fly-Out" Test
June 22, 2007 Aegis Sea-Based Missile Defense 'Hit-to-Kill' Intercept Achieved
June 18, 2007 ALTB Airborne Laser Aircraft to Land at Andrews AFB
June 14, 2007 KEI MDA Conducts Successful Test of Rocket Motor for Next Generation Interceptor Missile
June 7, 2007 Sensor Sea-based X-band Radar Returns to Pearl Harbor for Maintenance
May 25, 2007 GMD Missile Defense Test a "No Test"
May 9, 2007 ALTB Airborne Laser Successfully Completes High-Speed Tracking Test
April 26, 2007 Aegis Successful Sea-based Missile Defense "Hit-to-Kill" Intercept
April 24, 2007 Sensor Missile Defense Research Satellite Launched
April 6, 2007 THAAD Successful Missile Defense Intercept Test Takes Place Off Hawaii
April 4, 2007 Aegis Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) Maneuvering System Successfully Tested
March 26, 2007 AWS U.S./Israel Complete Successful Arrow Missile Defense Test
March 21, 2007 Sensor Missile Defense Flight Test Successfully Completed
March 16, 2007 ALTB Airborne Laser Completes Successful In-flight First Firing of Laser Tracking System
March 8, 2007 THAAD THAAD Radar Completes Successful Target Tracking Test
Feb. 12, 2007 AWS
INTL
U.S./Israel Complete Successful Arrow Missile Defense Test
Feb. 8, 2007 BMDS Missile Defense Elements Participate in Air Force Operational Missile Test
Feb. 7, 2007 Sensor New Sea-Based Missile Defense Radar Completes Successful Journey to Alaska
Feb. 6, 2007 ALTB Airborne Laser In-Flight Testing
Jan. 27, 2007 THAAD Successful Missile Defense Intercept Test Takes Place Off Hawaii

 

 

MDA 2006

Dec. 19, 2006 Sensor Space Tracking and Surveillance System - Delivers Second Sensor Payload
Dec. 18, 2006 GMD Successful Ground Based Midcourse Rocket Hazard Test Conducted
Dec. 18, 2006 Sensor NFIRE Laser Communications Terminal Delivered to MDA
Dec. 14, 2006 ADMIN Secretary Rumsfeld Honors MDA With Award to Lt Gen Obering
Dec. 7, 2006 Aegis Sea-Based Missile Intercept Test
Nov. 20, 2006 BMDS Distributed Ground Test Successfully Tests Operational Missile Defense Systems
Nov. 15, 2006 ADMIN Combined Test Force Achieves Full Operational Capability
Oct. 27, 2006 ALTB Lt Gen Obering's Remarks on the Airborne Laser Rollout
Oct. 25, 2006 ADMIN Deputy for Operations Receives Executive Leadership Award
Oct. 18, 2006 THAAD THAAD Equipment Arrives in Hawaii
Oct. 18, 2006 BMDS Missile Defense Agency Successfully Completes Integrated Ground Test
Sept. 15, 2006 THAAD Missile Defense Agency THAAD Flight Test Target Malfunction
Sept. 14, 2006 KEI Missile Defense Agency Conducts Successful Test of Advanced Rocket Motor for Boost-Phase Interceptor Missile
Sept. 13, 2006 THAAD Target Missile Malfunction Halts THAAD Flight Test in New Mexico
Sept. 1, 2006 Aegis Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense Weapon System Gains Fleet Certification
Sept. 1, 2006 GMD Missile Defense Exercise and Flight Test Successfully Completed
Aug. 14, 2006 Aegis Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) Maneuvering System Successfully Tested
July 19, 2006 MKV Multiple Kill Vehicle Test Successful
July 12, 2006 THAAD Successful Terminal High Altitude Area Defense Intercept Flight Achieved
June 22, 2006 Aegis Missile Defense Test Results in Successful "Hit-to-Kill" Intercept
May 24, 2006 Aegis First at-Sea Demonstration of Sea-Based Terminal Capability Successfully Completed
May 11, 2006 THAAD Interceptor Completes Successful Developmental Flight Test
April 28, 2006 BMDS Missile Defense Agency Conducts Second Successful Data Collection Flight Test
April 13, 2006 BMDS Missile Defense Agency Conducts Successful Data Collection Flight Test
April 11, 2006 ADMIN Vandenberg Missile Defense Site Renamed After President Ronald W. Reagan
April 4, 2006 ADMIN Missile Defense Agency to Dedicate Missile Defense Site to President Ronald W. Reagan
April 4, 2006 ADMIN Missile Defense Agency Presents Ronald W. Reagan Award to the Honorable Robert G. Joseph
March 28, 2006 ADMIN Missile Defense Agency Presents First Technology Pioneer Award
March 10, 2006 Sensor Space Tracking and Surveillance System Delivers Sensor Payload
March 8, 2006 Aegis Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense Flight Test Successful
Feb. 23, 2006 Sensor Missile Defense Agency Completes Successful Radar Tracking Test
Jan. 19, 2006 KEI Kinetic Energy Interceptor Fires Second Stage Rocket Motor
Jan. 10, 2006 Sensor Sea-Based X-Band Radar Arrives at Pearl Harbor

 

 

MDA 2005

Dec. 19, 2005 GMD Tenth Interceptor Emplaced for the Ballistic Missile Defense System
Dec. 13, 2005 GMD Missile Defense Flight Test Successfully Completed
Dec. 6, 2005 ALTB ABL Testing Boosts Confidence in Ability to Shoot Down Ballistic Missiles
Nov. 22, 2005 ADMIN Rear Admiral Hicks Relieves Rear Admiral Paige as Commander and Program Director of Aegis BMD
Nov. 22, 2005 THAAD Successful THAAD Interceptor Launch Achieved
Nov. 17, 2005 Aegis Sea-Based Missile Defense "Hit To Kill" Intercept Achieved
Nov. 14, 2005 Sensor Sea-Based X-Band Radar Loaded onto Blue Marlin
Nov. 8, 2005 GMD Ground-Based Midcourse Defense Conducts Static Fire Test
Oct. 14, 2005 Sensor Sea-Based X-Band Radar (SBX) Achieves Major Milestones
Oct. 10, 2005 ADMIN Technology Developed for Missile Defense Used for Disaster Relief
Oct. 10, 2005 GMD Ninth Interceptor for Homeland Defense Emplaced
Sept. 26, 2005 Sensor Missile Defense Radar Exercise Successfully Completed
Sept. 20, 2005 BMDS Missile Defense Elements Participate in Air Force Test
Sept. 13, 2005 Sensor Sea-Based X-Band Radar Transmits First Radar Beam
Sept. 8, 2005 PAC-3 Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) System Conducts Successful Test
Sept. 8, 2005 ADMIN Missile Defense Agency Appoints New Deputy Director
Aug. 31, 2005 BMDS Missile Defense Agency Successfully Completes Ground Test Exercise
Aug. 18, 2005 Sensor Missile Defense Agency Conducts Successful Data Collection Flight Test
Aug. 8, 2005 Sensor Sea-Based X-Band Radar Completes First Phase of Sea Trials
Aug. 5, 2005 Sensor Missile Defense Sensors Gather Data to Assist in Systems Development
Aug. 1, 2005 ALTB Airborne Laser Completes Initial Passive Testing
July 26, 2005 Sensor Missile Defense Agency Dedicates Sea-Based X-Band Radar
July 11, 2005 THAAD Terminal High Altitude Area Defense System Successfully Tracks Targets During Test
July 5, 2005 ADMIN National Defense Industrial Association Honors MDA Employees
May 20, 2005 ALTB Airborne Laser Conformal Window Exposed During Flight
May 16, 2005 Sensor Radome Successfully Installed on Sea-based X-Band Radar
April 14, 2005 ADMIN Kadish Receives Missile Defense Award
April 8, 2005 Target Missile Defense Agency Successfully Conducts Air-Launched Target Missile Test
April 4, 2005 Sensor Missile Defense Agency Completes Sea-Based Radar "Big Lift"
April 4, 2005 Aegis Standard Missile-3 Maneuvering System Successfully Tested
March 24, 2005 Sensor Sea-Based X-Band Radar Platform Completes Initial At-Sea Testing
March 10, 2005 ADMIN Rear Admiral Paige Appointed Director, Mission Readiness
Feb. 24, 2005 Aegis Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense Flight Test Successful
Feb. 14, 2005 GMD Missile Defense Flight Test Conducted
Feb. 8, 2005 THAAD Initial "Pathfinder" Missile Validates Production Assembly Process
Jan. 14, 2005 GMD Integrated Flight Test Analysis Completed
Jan. 7, 2005 Aegis Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) Maneuvering System Successfully Tested

 

 

MDA 2004

Dec. 15, 2004 GMD Missile Defense Flight Test Conducted
Dec. 13, 2004 GMD First Interceptor for Homeland Defense Emplaced at Vandenberg AFB, CA
Dec. 10, 2004 ALTB Airborne Laser (ABL) Conducts Extended Flight Test
Dec. 3, 2004 ALTB Airborne Laser Returns to Flight
Dec. 3, 2004 PAC-3 PATRIOT Advanced Capability-3 System Conducts Successful Developmental / Operational Test
Nov. 12, 2004 GMD Sixth Interceptor Missile Emplaced at Fort Greely
Nov. 12, 2004 ALTB Airborne Laser Achieves "First Light"
Oct. 22, 2004 Aegis Missile Defense Agency Receives First Sea-Based Interceptor Missile
Oct.21, 2004 ALTB Airborne Laser Readied for Upcoming Ground and Flight Tests
Oct. 14, 2004 Sensor Missile Defense Sensors Gather Data in Critical Measurements Program (CMP) -4B to Enhance Development
Oct. 14, 2004 Aegis Pacific Explorer IV (PACEX IV)
Oct. 4, 2004 Sensor Missile Defense Sensors Gather Experimental Data to Enhance Development
Sept. 27, 2004 GMD Fifth Interceptor for Homeland Defense Emplaced at Fort Greely
Sept. 24, 2004 ADMIN MDA Employees Give Supplies and Time to Support Local Back-to-School Drive
Sept. 23, 2004 GMD Fourth Interceptor for Homeland Defense Emplaced at Fort Greely
Sept. 20, 2004 Sensor Testing Successfully Completed for Integration of Alaska Radar and Other Components for Homeland Defense Against Missile Attack
Sept. 17, 2004 GMD Missile Defense System Software Analyzed During Integrated Ground Test-2 (IGT-2)
Sept. 16, 2004 THAAD Missile Defense Radar Successfully Tracks Ballistic Missile During Test
Sept. 16, 2004 GMD Third Interceptor for Homeland Defense Emplaced at Fort Greely
Sept. 14, 2004 GMD Second Interceptor Emplaced for Homeland Defense
Sept. 14, 2004 ALTB New Hardware Installed on Airborne Laser
Sept. 10, 2004 ADMIN A "First" in Operator Training
Sept. 2, 2004 PAC-3 Patriot Advanced Capability-3 Missile System Completes Successful Intercept Test
Aug. 26, 2004 AWS Arrow Missile Defense Test Conducted
Aug. 18, 2004 Aegis All Test Objectives Met in Test of Sea-based Interceptor Missile Maneuvering System
Aug. 5, 2004 THAAD THAAD System Completes Important Test
Aug. 3, 2004 ADMIN Missile Defense Agency Director "Pins On" Rank of Lieutenant General
July 29, 2004 AWS Missile Defense Agency / Israeli Arrow Flight Test Successful
July 22, 2004 GMD Missile Defense Agency Emplaces First Interceptor at Fort Greely
July 20, 2004 Aegis Latest Test Helps Aegis Ships Continue March to Initial Fielding
July 19, 2004 GMD Ground-Based Midcourse Defense (GMD) Interceptor Software Completes Verification Tests
July 13, 2004 ADMIN Lt Gen Kadish to Receive Air Force Association Award
July 12, 2004 ALTB Last Beam Control Optical Bench Installed in Airborne Laser
July 2, 2004 ADMIN Missile Defense Agency Conducts Change of Responsibility Ceremony
July 2, 2004 ADMIN Farewell Message from Lt Gen Kadish, USAF, Missile Defense Agency Director, 1999-2004
June 23, 2004 Aegis USS PAUL HAMILTON (DDG60) Moves Homeland Missile Defense Closer to Reality
May 3, 2004 Targets Long Range Air Launch Target (LRALT)
April 30, 2004 ALTB Proteus Supports Airborne Laser Tests
April 23, 2004 INTL Japanese Cooperation
March 23, 2004 ADMIN Abrahamson Receives Missile Defense Award
March 2004 BMDS Missile Defense Agency And Pacific Explorer II
March 5, 2004 GMD Ground Based Midcourse Reaches Safety Milestone
Feb. 26, 2004 THAAD THAAD Memorandum for Correspondents
Jan. 27, 2004 GMD Missile Defense Booster Test is Successful
Jan. 9, 2004 GMD Booster Verification Test Launch Successful

 

 

MDA 2003

Dec. 11, 2003 Aegis Aegis Missile Flight Test Successful
Nov. 7, 2003 GMD Missile Defense Agency Booster Rocket Program
Aug. 16, 2003 GMD Missile Defense Booster Rocket Test Flight Successful
Aug. 15, 2003 Sensor Missile Defense Radar Site Chosen
June 18, 2003 Aegis Aegis Ballistic Missile Flight Test Conducted
Feb. 6, 2003 GMD Taurus Lite Booster Test Launch Successful

 

 

MDA 2002

Dec. 11, 2002 GMD Missile Defense Test Conducted
Nov. 21, 2002 Aegis Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense Flight Test Successful
Oct. 14, 2002 GMD Missile Intercept Test Successful
July 18, 2002 ALTB Airborne Laser Completes First Flight
June 13, 2002 Aegis Sea-Based Midcourse Defense Flight Test Successful
May 30, 2002 PAC-3 PATRIOT Missile Intercept Test Successful
April 25, 2002 PAC-3 PATRIOT Missile Intercept Test Successful
March 21, 2002 PAC-3 PATRIOT Missile Intercept Test Successful
March 15, 2002 GMD Missile Intercept Test Successful
Feb. 16, 2002 PAC-3 PATRIOT Intercept Test

 

 

BMDO 2001

Oct. 19, 2001 PAC-3 PATRIOT PAC-3 Intercept Test Successful
July 15, 2001 GMD News Briefing Following IFT-6 Successful Flight
March 31, 2001 PAC-3 PATRIOT PAC-3 Intercept Test Successful

 

 

BMDO 2000

Nov. 17, 2000 PP STRV-1c/d Successful Launch
Oct. 14, 2000 PAC-3 PAC-3 Intercept Test A Success
Oct. 12, 2000 PAC-3 PAC-3 Intercept Test - Launch Postponed
Sept. 28, 2000 BMDS BMDO Conducts National Missile Defense Exercise
Sept. 14, 2000 AWS Arrow Weapon System Successful Intercept
Aug. 24, 2000 Navy TBMD Second Flight Test of SM-2 Block IVA Missile Completed
Aug. 24, 2000 PAC-3 Ocean City PATRIOT Radar Test Completed
July 22, 2000 PAC-3 PAC-3 Intercept Test A Success
July 8, 2000 GMD IFT-5 Post Test News Briefing
June 29, 2000 Navy TBMD Navy Successfully Conducts First Flight Of Area TBMD Missile
June 7, 2000 PP STRV-2 Launch Is Success
Feb. 5, 2000 PAC-3 PAC-3 Intercept Test A Success
Feb. 4, 2000 PAC-3 PAC-3 Intercept Test Rescheduled
Feb. 3, 2000 PAC-3 PAC-3 Intercept Test - Launch Postponed
Jan. 20, 2000 GMD Infrared Systems Cause Missile Test to Fail
Jan. 19, 2000 GMD Ballistic Missile Intercept Test Background Briefing

 

 

BMDO 1999

Nov. 24, 1999 Navy TBMD Navy Theater Wide SM-3 Rocket Motor Test
July 28, 1999 THAAD THAAD's Eleventh Flight Test
June 7, 1999 THAAD THAAD Flight Test
May 24, 1999 THAAD THAAD Flight Test Announced
May 13, 1999 PAC-3 PAC-3 Launch Delay
Jan. 20, 1999 BMDS JNTF Wargame 2000 Simulation Tool

 

 

BMDO 1998

Oct. 6, 1998 THAAD THAAD Memorandum for Correspondents
Sept. 18, 1998 THAAD THAAD Memorandum for Correspondents

 

 

BMDO 1997

Sept. 29, 1997 PAC-3 PAC-3 DT-1 Successful Flight Test
Aug. 26, 1997 THAAD Theater High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) Test Delay
July 23, 1997 PP Alpha / LAMP Integration Test
April 3, 1997 ADMIN BMDO Joint Program Office

 

 

BMDO 1996

Dec. 3, 1996 PP Ice on the Moon
Nov. 15, 1996 THAAD THAAD Delay
July 15, 1996 THAAD THAAD Flight Test
April 17, 1996 PP DoD Memo
Feb. 16, 1996 BMDS DoD News Briefing

 

 

BMDO 1995

Aug. 1, 1995 THAAD THAAD Second Flight Test
May 11, 1995 PP Target Missile Launches over the Gulf of Mexico
April 21, 1995 THAAD THAAD Test Memo
Feb. 8, 1995 PP Standard Missile Integration