The Week In Defense, April 15-22, 2021

Glide Phase Interceptor concept
The MDA is looking for a glide phase interceptor to shoot down hypersonic glide vehicles such as those deployed by China.
Credit: DARPA

MDA Seeks Counter-Hypersonic Interceptor The competitive phase has begun for development of a counter-hypersonic interceptor for the U.S. Missile Defense Agency by the mid-to-late 2020s. A Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) entitled “Enhanced Hypersonic Defense,” released by the U.S. Missile Defense...

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