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…

Missile Defense 2020: Next Steps for Defending the Homeland

Missile Defense 2020: Next Steps for Defending the Homeland

In policy pronouncements over the last two administrations, the protection of the American homeland was regularly identified as the first priority of U.S. missile defense efforts. Homeland missile defense today is provided by the Ground-based Midcourse Defense program and other elements of the larger Ballistic Missile Defense System…

Video: Next Steps for Defending the Homeland

Video: Next Steps for Defending the Homeland

Protecting the homeland is regularly identified as the top priority of U.S. missile defense efforts. This mission is dependent upon a global network of sensors and interceptors, including the Ground-based…

Homeland Missile Defense: Illustrations

Homeland Missile Defense: Illustrations

This page provides downloadable versions of all illustrations found in Missile Defense 2020: Next Steps for Defending the Homeland. Illustrations are organized by chapter, in the order of their appearance…

Op-ed: Next Steps for Homeland Missile Defense

Op-ed: Next Steps for Homeland Missile Defense

Should North Korea fire a long-range ballistic missile in anger, America’s only line of defense is an integrated system of interceptors and sensors known as the Ground-based Midcourse Defense system…