Nov. 6, 2014 – 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 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.
Officials collecting data to see how latest version of air defense system will operate against threats.
The rockets were fired towards Israel by Palestinian militants but they were all destroyed before they could cause any damage
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 […]
On May 28, the Atlantic Council convened a panel discussion featuring the last three former directors of the Missile Defense Agency (MDA)—Lt. Gen. Ronald T. Kadish, USAF (Ret.), LTG Patrick O’Reilly, USA (Ret.), and Lt. Gen. Henry A. Obering, USAF (Ret.).
Video of the May 2014 test of the Aegis Ashore System.
The Department of Defense has been researching and developing high-energy military lasers for decades, and these weapons systems are currently a subject of debate in Congress. A House Armed Services Committee panel described the Army’s Solid State Laser Testbed […]
Bhubaneswar: India successfully test-fired for the first time an exo-atmospheric missile interceptor at a defence base in Odisha Sunday. The missile operates outside the atmosphere and is part of the country’s efforts to create a shield against an incoming enemy missile […]
CSIS has produced a 3-minute animated video that describes Iran’s missile capabilities drawing on the research and analysis of CSIS’ Anthony Cordesman. The United States faces major challenges in dealing with Iran, the threat of terrorism, and the tide of […]
As the Ukrainian crisis intensified, Russia launched an Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) as part of a regularly scheduled test. While Russia’s planned test was known in advance by the U.S., the test was a symbolic demonstration of Russian military prowess during […]