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MDA Chief Vice Adm. Jon Hill on Moving THAAD Missile Defense System to Army

Vice Adm. Jon Hill, director of the Missile Defense Agency, said he's not in favor of a plan to transition the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system to the U.S. Army, Defense News reported Wednesday. “Why would we hand that off to the Army or Air Force, that sort of transfer to a service where it won’t be prioritized?"

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Report: Lt. Gen. James Dickinson Nominated for Space Command Deputy Post

Lt. Gen. James Dickinson, head of Army Space and Missile Defense Command and Army Forces Strategic Command, has been nominated to serve as deputy commander of U.S. Space Command, Defense News reported Tuesday. Dickinson, who also serves as commander of Joint Functional Component Command for Integrated Missile Defense, will serve as deputy to Air Force Gen. Jay Raymond if confirmed. 

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Senate Committee Wants Army to Oversee Anti-Ballistic Missile Defense System

The Senate Armed Services Committee wants to see the U.S. Army in charge of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system, a platform designed to deter ballistic missiles, Defense News reported Wednesday. The committee released an executive summary of the fiscal 2020 defense authorization bill to mandate the Missile Defense Agency to turn THAAD's responsibility over to the Army.

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Senate Panel OKs Funding for Pentagon’s Space-Based Sensor Layer

The Senate Armed Services Committee has approved a budget for the Pentagon's proposed space-based sensor layer to detect and track high-speed threats from Earth’s orbit, C4ISRNet reported Thursday. Funding for the project was added to the panel’s version of the $750 billion National Defense Authorization Act for 2020, which now heads to the full Senate for confirmation. 

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MDA Considering Interceptor Missiles for Hypersonic Defense

During a recent Center for Strategic and International Studies event in Washington, D.C., Lt. Gen. Samuel Greaves, director of the Missile Defense Agency, said the MDA is considering acquiring interceptors, National Defense reported Friday. Greaves noted that the agency is conducting assessments of available interceptor missiles after completing an analysis of potential capabilities for hypersonic defense.

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Trump, DoD to Release Missile Defense Review

President Donald Trump and the Department of Defense plan to release on Thursday a document that lays out the administration’s missile defense strategy, The Washington Post reported Wednesday. The Missile Defense Review comes as Russia, China, Iran and North Korea pursue development work on ballistic missiles, cruise missiles and hypersonic glide vehicles that could pose a threat to U.S. forces and allies in Asia and Europe.

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