US Completes SM-3 IIA Against ICBM-class Target

US Completes SM-3 IIA Against ICBM-class Target

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…

FY 2020 Missile Defense Agency Budget Tracker

FY 2020 Missile Defense Agency Budget Tracker

All figures in millions of dollars. * The Senate NDAA transferred authorization for THAAD O&M and Procurement obligations to the Army. The Senate Appropriations Committee transferred appropriation obligations for Aegis…

MDA and Israel Conduct Successful Arrow 3 Test

MDA and Israel Conduct Successful Arrow 3 Test

On January 22, the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) and the Israel Missile Defense Organization (IMDO) successfully tested Israel’s Arrow 3 Weapon System in collaboration with the Israeli Air Force from…

FY 2019 Missile Defense Agency Budget Tracker

FY 2019 Missile Defense Agency Budget Tracker

On August 1, Congress passed the FY 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The bill authorizes a total of $10 billion for the Missile Defense Agency, $51 million more than…

Reorganizing the Missile Defense Enterprise

Reorganizing the Missile Defense Enterprise

Rethinking the push for program transfer When the U.S. Missile Defense Agency was created in 2002, the expectation was that it would initially develop missile defense systems but then transfer…