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...

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