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MDA Chief Jon Hill Puts Focus on Hypersonics, Space-Based Capabilities

Vice Adm. Jon Hill, director of the Missile Defense Agency, said that Congress and the Department of Defense are focused on developing hypersonic and ballistic tracking technologies, Defense News reported Tuesday. Hill noted that emerging threats remain a big challenge for MDA and the agency is in the process of updating its existing weapons and sensors for both terrestrial and space-based missions.

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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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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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Trump, DoD Release 2019 Missile Defense Review

The White House and the Department of Defense have issued a new policy framework to protect U.S. forces and allies from missile threats posed by rogue states and other potential adversaries, U.S. Strategic Command reported Thursday. President Donald Trump released the 2019 Missile Defense Review with Vice President Mike Pence and Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan on Thursday at the Pentagon.

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Trump OKs $717B Defense Spending Bill for Fiscal 2019

President Donald Trump has signed into law a spending bill that allocates $616.9 billion for the Defense Department‘s base budget, $21.9 billion for Energy Department nuclear weapons initiatives and $69 billion for overseas contingency operations, CNBC reported Monday. The fiscal 2019 National Defense Authorization Act will fully fund the U.S. Air Force’s B-21 bomber …

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Lt. Gen. Samuel Greaves: Interoperability Between Patriot, THAAD Systems Key to Optimized Missile Defense

Lt. Gen. Samuel Greaves, director of the Missile Defense Agency, told C4ISRNET in an interview published Tuesday that interoperability between elements of the ballistic missile defense system seeks to help synchronize and integrate platforms to “provide an optimized, layered missile defense.” “Tactical cross-element communication is critical for warfighter coordination to maximize collaborative …

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MDA, Army Conduct THAAD-Patriot Interoperability Test

The Missile Defense Agency and the U.S. Army tested the interoperability between the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense and the Patriot systems through a missile defense tracking exercise. The MDA said Friday the Ballistic Missile Defense System’s Operational Test Agency supervised the Flight Test Other-35 that supports the materiel release of THAAD …

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Report: White House Asks Saudi Arabia to Boost Weapons Procurement

President Donald Trump has called on Saudi Arabia Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to procure more U.S.-built weapons systems to help generate more U.S. jobs, CNBC reported Wednesday. Memos of proposed foreign military sales deals from the Defense Security Cooperation Agency and State Department show that Saudi Arabia plans to …

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