MDA’s Missile-Hunting UAV Buy Paced By Laser Development

Credit: MQ-9 Reaper with forward-looking Raytheon MTS-C sensor: General Atomics
HUNTSVILLE, ALABAMA—The Missile Defense Agency probably won’t push for a fleet of ballistic missile hunting and tracking UAVs independent of a high-power laser weapon for boost-phase destruction if directed energy technology does not keep pace, the agency’s director Vice Adm. James Syring says. MDA...

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