The Defense Department does not have a space-based interceptor program layered into its Ballistic Missile Defense System, the head of the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) says, adding there are no immediate plans to base a ballistic missile defense in space. In testimony prepared for a Senate Armed Services subcommittee hearing, Air Force Lt. Gen. Henry Obering III discussed tradeoffs in determining what to fund, such as a diversity of basing modes "including space." "Does your ...

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