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, test, and field an integrated, layered, ballistic missile defense system (BMDS) to defend the United States, its deployed forces, allies, and friends against all ranges of enemy ballistic missiles in all phases of flight.

  • Aug. 29, 2017 - A medium-range ballistic missile target is launched from the Pacific Missile Range Facility on Kauai, Hawaii, during Flight Test Standard Missile-27 Event 2 (FTM-27 E2). The target was successfully intercepted by SM-6 missiles fired from the USS John Paul Jones (DDG 53).Read More about this story

  • July 30, 2017 - The U.S. Missile Defense Agency and U.S. Army soldiers of the 11th Air Defense Artillery Brigade from Fort Bliss, Texas, conducted a successful missile defense test today using the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system.Read More about this story

  • July 11, 2017 - A Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) interceptor is launched from the Pacific Spaceport Complex Alaska in Kodiak, Alaska, during Flight Test THAAD (FTT)-18. During the test, the THAAD weapon system successfully intercepted an air-launched intermediate-range ballistic missile (IRBM) target.Read More about this story

  • May 30, 2017 - A long-range ground-based interceptor is launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, and successfully intercepted an intercontinental ballistic missile target launched from the U.S. Army's Reagan Test Site on Kwajalein Atoll. This was the first live-fire test event against an ICBM-class target.Read More about this story

  • Feb. 3, 2017 - MDA and the Japan Ministry of Defense (MoD), and U.S. Navy sailors aboard USS John Paul Jones successfully conducted a flight test, resulting in the first intercept of a ballistic missile target using the SM-3 Block IIA off the west coast of Hawaii. Read More about this story

  • Jan. 25, 2017 - The Israel Missile Defense Organization (IMDO) and the U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA) successfully completed a test series of the David's Sling Weapons System, a missile defense system that is a central part of Israel's multi-layer anti-missile array.Read More about this story

  • Dec. 14, 2016 - The Missile Defense Agency and sailors aboard USS John Paul Jones successfully fired a salvo of two SM-6 Dual I missiles against a complex medium-range ballistic missile target, meeting the test's primary objective. Read More about this story