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Missile Defense Agency selects Northrop Grumman-Raytheon team for missile-interceptor program - News

March 24, 2021

FALLS CHURCH, Va. and TUCSON, Ariz. Northrop Grumman and strategic partner Raytheon Missiles & Defense (a business unit of Raytheon Technologies) have won a contract with the U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA) for the Next Generation Interceptor (NGI) program, under which the companies will embark on rapid development and flight test of an interceptor designed to defend the U.S. against the most complex long-range threats.


Layered ICBM defense demonstrated by U.S. Navy in Pacific test - News

November 17, 2020

WASHINGTON. The U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA) reported that the U.S. Navy shot down a target meant to mimic an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) over the Pacific Ocean with an SM-3 Block IIA missile, in a demonstration of a possible plan to defend Hawaii. 


Remote-fired THAAD missile interceptor completes first test - News

August 30, 2019
REPUBLIC OF THE MARSHALL ISLANDS. The first test of a remotely-launched Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) interceptor missile was completed by the Missile Defense Agency.

Israeli Arrow Weapon System flight test completed with MDA - News

August 02, 2019
KODIAK, Alaska. The Israel Missile Defense Organization (IMDO) of the Directorate of Defense Research and Development (DDR&D) and the U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA) completed a flight test campaign with the Arrow-3 Interceptor missile.

U.S. Missile Defense Agency reports successful test of ground-based ICBM interceptors - News

March 26, 2019
WASHINGTON. The U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA) reports that it successfully launched two ground-based interceptors (GBIs) in rapid succession on Monday, March 25 from Vandenberg Air Force Base (California) against a simulated intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) launched from a test site on the Kwajalein Atoll in the Pacific.

Low power laser demonstrator gets funding extension from MDA - News

October 31, 2018
SUNNYVALE, Calif. Missile Defense Agency (MDA) officials extended a contract with Lockheed Martin by nine-months to continue development of its Low Power Laser Demonstrator (LPLD) missile interceptor concept. The contract extension is worth approximately $25.5 million.

Aegis Combat System SM-3 successfully trials against medium-range ballistic missile - News

October 29, 2018
PACIFIC MISSILE RANGE FACILITY, KAUAI, Hawaii. The U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA) and U.S. Navy sailors aboard USS John Finn (DDG-113) recently conducted a successful intercept of a medium-range ballistic missile target with a Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) Block IIA missile during a flight test off the west coast of Hawaii. SM-3 is the only ballistic missile interceptor that can be launched at sea and on land.