Missile Defense Faces Year Of Change

Europe’s Twister concept
Europe’s Twister concept suggests MBDA is developing an air-breathing interceptor as the U.S. considers adapting existing interceptor boosters for hypersonic threat.
Credit: MBDA
A year of change is in store for the military organizations tasked with intercepting missiles launched from another continent. In the U.S., the $160 billion spent by the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) since its formation in 2002 has mainly been focused on intercepting ballistic missiles of medium to...
Steve Trimble

Steve covers military aviation, missiles and space for the Aviation Week Network, based in Washington DC.

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