DARPA Reveals Key Piece Of Future Hypersonic Interceptor

SM-3 interceptor
A new kind of divert and attitude control system may be necessary to enable an SM-3 to intercept a hypersonic glide vehicle.
Credit: Missile Defense Agency
In order for a missile to shoot down another missile, the interceptor needs to be far more agile than the target. The physics of missile defense dictates that the agility margin for the interceptor design should be at least a factor of three, as measured in G forces. As missile defense coverage...

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