On May 23, the CSIS Missile Defense Project was pleased to welcome back Vice Admiral Jon Hill, Director of the Missile Defense Agency, to speak on the Agency's FY 2023 programs, priorities, and budgets.
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The 2022 budget request for missile defense and defeat seeks, but does not yet achieve, alignment with the reality of long-term strategic competition.
On November 19, the U.S. Missile Defense Agency chose Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, and Raytheon Missiles and Defense to complete an “accelerated concept design” of the Glide Phase Interceptor (GPI). The GPI is MDA’s primary hypersonic defense program and is designed to intercept hypersonic weapons kinetically in the endoatmospheric glide phase. GPIs will equip U.S....
We have made important progress with homeland missile defense, but today we risk falling further behind the threat.
On June 22, the CSIS Missile Defense Project welcomed back Vice Admiral Jon Hill, Director of the Missile Defense Agency, to speak on the Agency’s FY 2022 programs, priorities, and budgets.
On February 18, the Israel Missile Defense Organization (IMDO) announced it was developing a new ballistic missile interceptor, the Arrow 4, with the United States’ Missile Defense Agency (MDA). In a statement, Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz announced that the Arrow 4 will operate in the “endo-exoatmospheric” regime and complement existing Arrow 2 and –3...
The decision to reject congressional oversight on HBTSS increases institutional uncertainty at a time when stable funding and management is critical.
On November 16, the U.S. Missile Defense Agency and Navy conducted a successful test intercept of the Standard Missile-3 Block IIA against an ICBM-class target. Designated FTM-44 “Stellar Lance,” the event satisfies a Congressional mandate to test the SM-3 IIA against an ICBM by the end of 2020. The MDA released the following news release: ...
Track the status of Fiscal Year 2021 missile defense funding as it makes its way through Congress.
Absent any effort to expand or modernize GMD, homeland missile defense will likely fall behind current threats while NGI matures.