U.S. Hypersonic Defense Plan Emerges, But Not Cash

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A new space sensor layer by 2024 could provide target-quality tracks for hypersonic defense.
Credit: DARPA
A U.S. hypersonic defense system has evolved from wide-open concept studies two years ago into a densely layered architecture populated by requirements for a new generation of space-based sensors and ground-based interceptors. Over the next two years, the first elements of the Defense Department’s...

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