U.S. Missile Defense Agency

A medium range ballistic missile target is launched from the Pacific Missile Range Facility in Kauai, Hawaii, as part of the U.S. Missile Defense Agency’s Flight Test Aegis Weapon System 31 Event 1a (FTM-31 E1a), held on March 30, 2023 in cooperation with the U.S. Navy. (MDA photo)

DOD plans to award Lockheed Martin $4.1B non-competitive contract to continue support of missile defense system

The Missile Defense Agency will award the contract to Lockheed on a sole-source basis because it is the only contractor with the technical knowledge of the system…
Capt. Emily Neumann, assigned to 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command, participates in a missile defense exercise aboard the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Shiloh, Feb. 24, 2015. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman David Flewellyn/Released)

Navy looking to prototype ‘unique’ optical sensor designed to detect incoming hypersonic cruise missiles

The TORCH program aims to develop and demonstrate advanced optical system design for the detection, identification and tracking of hypersonic cruise missiles.
Deputy Secretary of Defense, Dr. Kathleen Hicks, is welcomed to Peterson Space Force Base in Colorado Springs, Colorado, by Gen. Glen VanHerck, Commander, North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command, and Col. Zachary Warakomsky, Commander, Peterson-Schriever Garrison, Dec. 13, 2021. (Department of Defense photo by Mr. Thomas Paul)

Pentagon’s Hicks wants more focus on cyber, EW capabilities for missile defense

The Pentagon needs to evolve in its approach to air and missile defense, according Deputy Defense Secretary Kathleen Hicks.