U.S. Department of Defense - Missile Defense Agency

U.S. Department of Defense - Missile Defense Agency

MDA MISSION

The Missile Defense Agency's (MDA) mission is to develop and deploy a layered Missile Defense System to defend the United States, its deployed forces, allies, and friends from missile attacks in all phases of flight.

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NEWS

  • Dec. 6, 2021 - The U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA) announced the completion of military construction and installation of radar arrays for the Long Range Discrimination Radar (LRDR) during a ceremony declaring the initial fielding of the radar at Clear Space Force Station, Alaska Dec. 6. Read More about this story

  • July 12, 2021 - Technicians with the Missile Defense Agency Nanosat Testbed Initiative and VOX Space hold one of two CubeSats MDA successfully deployed to space June 30, 2021, aboard a VOX Space, LLC LauncherOne rocket as part of a payload-sharing arrangement with the Department of Defense’s Space Test Program. Read More about this story

  • Nov 16, 2020 - A SM-3 Block IIA is launched from the USS John Finn DDG-113, an Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense System-equipped destroyer, Nov. 16, 2020, as part of Flight Test Aegis Weapons System-44 (FTM-44).Read More about this story

  • August 30, 2019 - The U.S. Missile Defense Agency, Ballistic Missile Defense System Operational Test Agency and U.S. Army soldiers of the E-62 Battery, 69th Air Defense Artillery Brigade, conducted an intercept test of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) element of the nation's Ballistic Missile Defense System. Read More about this story

  • March 25, 2019 - The 'lead' Ground-based Interceptor is launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., March 25, 2019, in the first-ever salvo engagement test of a threat-representative ICBM target. The two GBIs successfully intercepted a target launched from the Ronald Reagan Ballistic Missile Defense Test Site on Kwajalein Atoll. Read More about this story

FTM-44 Flight Test Animation and Video with Sound

FTM-44 Flight Test Photos

For broadcast quality video and animation, go to the MDA DVIDS page

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