MDA Opens First Solicitation For Hypersonic Interceptor

DARPA Glide Breaker
Artist's concept of RGPWS.
Credit: DARPA
The competitive phase has begun for development of a counter-hypersonic interceptor for the U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA) by the mid to late 2020s. A Broad Area Announcement (BAA) entitled “Enhanced Hypersonic Defense,” released by MDA on April 12, requests companies to submit white papers by...
Steve Trimble

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

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