The Missile Defense Agency successfully completed a flight test involving the launch of a Short Range Air Launched Target (SRALT) at the Naval Air Warfare Center, Weapons Division-Point Mugu Sea Range, California. This flight test, designated FTX-17, successfully demonstrated an upgraded air launch and umbilical pull separation system, which had been redesigned to correct problems identified during previous tests.
The Missile Defense Agency is a big organization with an even bigger mission – defending the homeland, our forward-deployed troops and allies against ballistic missile attacks.
But big MDA depends on the power inherent in small business to accomplish its goals, said Lee Rosenberg, director of the Office of Small Business Programs, in the agency’s offices on Redstone Arsenal.
This week global attention centered on a meeting of the Russia-NATO Council in Sochi which added a new touch to the political line-up on the international scene. Given the circumstances, experts fear a new arms race.
Today on Frank Gaffney’s Secure Freedom Radio, Naval Intelligence officer and Senator Mark Kirk, of Illinois, elaborates on the situation that would bring the Russians into the U.S. missile defense program and a new proposal that would base radar defense in unstable and Iran-leaning Turkey rather than in the Czech Republic, a strong NATO ally. Sen. Kirk also discusses the myriad of reasons why trying terrorist suspects like Ahmed Abdulkadir Warsame in civilian courts is a bad idea. Listen here: