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IMDO and MDA Successfully Complete Intercept Test of the David's Sling Weapon System

December 15, 2020 - International Cooperation

TThe Israel Missile Defense Organization (IMDO) of the Directorate of Defense Research and Development (DDR&D) of the Israel Ministry of Defense (IMOD), together with the Missile Defense Agency, successfully completed a series of flight tests of the David’s Sling Weapon System (DSWS) in an advanced system configuration against current and emerging threats.

U.S. successfully conducts SM-3 Block IIA Intercept Test against an Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Target

November 16, 2020 - Ballistic Missile Defense System

The U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA), and U.S. Navy sailors aboard an Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) System-equipped destroyer intercepted and destroyed a threat-representative Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) target with a Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) Block IIA missile during a flight test demonstration in the broad ocean area northeast of Hawaii, November 16, 2020.

Missile Defense Agency and U.S. Army Test Interoperability of THAAD and Patriot Missile Defense Systems

October 1, 2020 - Ballistic Missile Defense System

The Missile Defense Agency, U.S. Army Program Executive Office Missiles and Space, and U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command successfully conducted a test of the Patriot and Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) weapon systems from White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico. The test, designated Flight Test Patriot Weapon System (FTP)-27, consisted of two events which took place today and earlier this year.

IMDO and MDA Successfully Complete a Flight Test of the Arrow Weapon System

August 12, 2020 - International Cooperation

The Israel Missile Defense Organization (IMDO) of the Directorate of Defense Research and Development (DDR&D) of Israel's Ministry of Defense (IMOD), together with the U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA), successfully completed a flight test of the Arrow-2 interceptor on August 12, 2020.

U.S. Missile Defense Agency Announces the Availability of the Continental United States Interceptor Site (CIS) Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)

August 30, 2019 - Environmental

The U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA) today released the final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for a potential Continental United States Interceptor Site (CIS). The final EIS document analyzes the environmental impacts at candidate locations in the U.S. best suited for a possible future deployment of ground-based interceptors capable of protecting the homeland against ballistic missile threats from nations such as North Korea and Iran.

THAAD System Successfully Intercepts Target in Missile Defense Flight Test

August 30, 2019 - Ballistiic Missile Defense System

The U.S. Missile Defense Agency, Ballistic Missile Defense System Operational Test Agency and U.S. Army soldiers of the E-62 Battery, 11th Air Defense Artillery Brigade, conducted an intercept test late yesterday of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) element of the nation's Ballistic Missile Defense System.

Arrow Weapon System Successfully Engages Ballistic Missile Target

July 28, 2019 - International Cooperation

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 successful flight test campaign with the Arrow-3 Interceptor missile.

Missile Defense Agency Completes Change of Responsibility Ceremony

May 31, 2019 - Administrative

The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) conducted a change of responsibility May 31 with U.S. Navy Vice Adm. Jon A. Hill succeeding U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Samuel A. Greaves as the 11th director. Greaves served as the MDA director since June 2017.

MDA to Host Open House Meetings to Discuss Environmental Impact Statement for Long Range Discrimination Radar

May 24, 2019 - Ballistic Missile Defense System

The Missile Defense Agency (MDA), in cooperation with the Federal Aviation Administration and U. S. Air Force, is preparing an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to inform a decision on the design of Special Use Airspace (SUA) necessary for the operation of Long Range Discrimination Radar at Clear Air Force Station in Alaska. .

Homeland Missile Defense System Successfully Intercepts ICBM Target

March 25, 2019 - International Cooperation

The U.S. Missile Defense Agency, in cooperation with the Joint Functional Component Command for Integrated Missile Defense, U.S. Northern Command, and elements of the U.S. Air Force Space Command’s 30th, 50th, and 460th Space Wings, conducted a successful test today against an Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) class target.

IMDO and MDA Successfully Complete David's Sling Weapon System Intercept Test Series

March 19, 2019 - International Cooperation

The Israel Missile Defense Organization (IMDO) of the Directorate of Defense Research and Development (DDR&D) and the U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA) yesterday successfully completed a test series of the David's Sling Weapon System, a missile defense system that is a central part of lsrael's multilayer antimissile array.

IMDO and MDA Successfully Complete a Flight Test of the Arrow Weapon System

January 22, 2019 - International Cooperation

Today, January 22, 2019 the Israel Missile Defense Organization (IMDO) of the Directorate of the Defense Research and Development (DDR&D) at Israel's Ministry of Defense, together with the U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA), successfully completed a test of the 'Arrow 3' Weapon System. The Arrow-3 is a unique weapon system, designed to defend against ballistic missiles by targeting the threat outside of the atmosphere. The test was conducted at a test site in central Israel and was led by Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) in collaboration with the Israeli Air Force.