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GAO: MDA Should Ramp Up Transparency With Ballistic Missile Defense Test Schedule, Costs

The Government Accountability Office has called on the Missile Defense Agency to address transparency issues with its cost estimates and test schedules related to the development of the Ballistic Missile Defense System. GAO said in a report published Tuesday it made the recommendation due to lack of consistency and transparency with MDA’s …

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Vice Adm. James Syring: MDA Ballistic Missile Intercept Trial Aims to Show US Readiness Against ICBM Threats

Navy Vice Adm. James Syring, director of the Missile Defense Agency, has said the live-fire test of the U.S. ballistic missile defense platform seeks to demonstrate the country’s readiness to counter intercontinental ballistic missile threats from potential adversaries, DoD News reported Wednesday. MDA conducted the test Tuesday in which the BMDS’ …

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MDA Conducts Ground-Based Ballistic Missile Defense Intercept Trial

The Missile Defense Agency conducted an initial live-fire test Tuesday of the Ground-based Midcourse Defense platform component of the ballistic missile defense system. MDA said Tuesday a land-based interceptor that launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California used its exo-atmospheric kill vehicle to intercept and destroy an intercontinental ballistic missile that took off from …

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MDA Completes Ground Test of Ballistic Missile Defense System

The Missile Defense Agency, U.S. Northern Command, U.S. Pacific Command and the Joint Functional Component Command for Integrated Missile Defense have conducted a ground test of the Ballistic Missile Defense System. MDA said Monday the 12-day test dubbed GTD-06 Part 2 involved simulated threat scenarios to assess how BMDS will react during an actual attack. GTD-06 …

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Robert Work: Russian Planes Perform ‘Extremely Aggressive’ Operations in Baltic Sea

Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work has said Russian aircraft have conducted “extremely aggressive” operations in the Baltic Sea and Black Sea that could potentially jeopardize lives, DoD News reported Monday. Lisa Ferdinando writes Work referred to reports by U.S. European Command officials that Russian planes made multiple low-altitude maneuvers in April near …

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MDA Leads Flight Test of Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense System Functions

The Missile Defense Agency recently led a flight test of the tracking and engagement functions of the Lockheed Martin-built Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense weapon system with three of Raytheon‘s Standard Missile-3 as simulated targets. MDA said Feb. 24 that the test, called Flight Test Other-19, simulated a raid by three ballistic missile targets and the subsequent …

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