DoD Report: US Defense Against ICBMs Improved

DoD Report: US Defense Against ICBMs Improved

On January 23, the Department of Defense’s Department of Testing and Evaluation released its annual report, which noted improvements in the U.S. Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) system. According to the…

MDA Extends Boeing’s GMD Contract

MDA Extends Boeing’s GMD Contract

On January 10, the U.S. Department of Defense announced that it will not replace Boeing as the prime integrator for the Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) system. An Independent Readiness Review…

Missile Defense Agency Completes 44th GBI in Alaska

Missile Defense Agency Completes 44th GBI in Alaska

On November 2, the U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA) finished installing the 44th Ground-based Interceptor (GBI) at the Missile Defense Complex at Fort Greely, Alaska, completing the deployment of 14…

A Missile Defense Agenda

A Missile Defense Agenda

In the 1990s, the U.S. intelligence community assessed that North Korea might acquire an intercontinental ballistic missile by 2015. That threat is now here.

North Korea’s New ICBM

North Korea’s New ICBM

North Korea conducted a flight test of an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) that it has designated the Hwasong-14. During the July 3 test, the Hwasong-14 traveled for around 40 minutes before landing in the Sea of Japan, inside Japan’s exclusive economic zone…

Pentagon Upgrades Assessment of US ICBM Defense

Pentagon Upgrades Assessment of US ICBM Defense

After a successful Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) system intercept on May 30, the Pentagon has reportedly upgraded its assessment of the United States’ ability to defend the United States against…

US Accelerates Work on Multi-Object Kill Vehicle

The United States‘ Missile Defense Agency is accelerating the development of an interceptor designed to counter several incoming warheads or decoys simultaneously. The most recent Department of Defense budget request…

The GMD Intercept: What Does It Mean?

The GMD Intercept: What Does It Mean?

This is a good day for homeland missile defense, and a bad day for Kim Jong-un. Hit-to-kill missile defense has once again been validated, this time against a complex and challenging ICBM-class threat. The Missile Defense Agency has been on a long road to improving the reliability and capability of the Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) program…

MDA Release: Missile Defense Test Successful

MDA Release: Missile Defense Test Successful

Missle Defense Agency Press Release: May 30, 2017 HOMELAND MISSILE DEFENSE SYSTEM SUCCESSFULLY INTERCEPTS ICBM TARGET The U.S. Missile Defense Agency, in cooperation with the U.S. Air Force 30th Space…