Webinar: Building A Reliable Hypersonic Missile Defense
This webinar took place on Friday, August 19, 2022.
Steve Trimble, Aviation Week Network's Defense Editor, took the hot-seat hosting a webinar about building a reliable hypersonic missile defense.
His opening slide contained a one word question: "Indefensible?", describing it as "a provocative statement".
Trimble explained that the U.S. Defense Department had launched a "multi-billion dollar architecture" that has been built to shoot down hypersonic glide vehicles (HGVs). He said: "There is some controversy and questions about the path that the Missile Defense Agency, and other agencies within the Department of Defense, have chosen to go down and pursue that."
He then puts the question into context by explaining to the attendees what hypersonic glides vehicles are. Watch the webinar to find out more.
Watch the full recording above.