Missile Defense Project

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Rethinking Homeland Defense

On August 17, the CSIS Missile Defense Project welcomed General Glen D. VanHerck, Commander of NORAD and USNORTHCOM, to discuss his approach to rapidly developing and fielding capabilities for the defense of North America. Watch the event.

CSIS Testimony: Rob Soofer

On June 9, CSIS Senior Associate Dr. Rob Soofer testified before the U.S. Senate Armed Services, Strategic Forces Subcommittee on missile defense strategy, policies, and programs. He was accompanied by Vice Admiral Jon Hill, Lieutenant General Daniel Karbler, General Glen VanHerck, Ms. Leonor Tomero, and Mr. Ankit Panda.

Hypersonic Strike and Defense

On June 2, Tom Karako spoke with Mike White, Principal Director for Hypersonics in the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering OUSD(R&E). The discussion reviewed the programmatic and budgetary implications of both hypersonic strike and defense.

Hypersonic Threats Need an Offense-Defense Mix

Next week, people from across the missile defense community will gather at an annual symposium in Huntsville, Alabama, to consider how to adapt U.S. missile defense efforts to the challenge of renewed competition with Russia and China. A centerpiece of their discussions will be the emergence of advanced hypersonic missile threats and what to do...

MDA Releases FTM-29 Failure Review Board Findings

On October 1, the Missile Defense Agency released findings of its investigation into FTM-29’s failure. The joint U.S.-Japanese test took place on January 31, 2018, testing the co-developed Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) Block IIA. MDA’s statement indicated that the missile’s “Hybrid Arm and Fire Device” (a sparkplug-like mechanism) failed to ignite the third-stage rocket motor responsible...