The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) has selected four companies to demonstrate a prototype for a new space-based sensor optimized to detect and track maneuvering, hypersonic targets gliding or cruising within the atmosphere.   Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Leidos, L3Harris Technologies and Raytheon each received $20 million contracts to design a prototype payload for a risk-reduction demonstration of the Hypersonic and Ballistic Tracking Space Sensor (HBTSS), MDA announced Oct. 29. ...

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