The U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA) has narrowed a yearlong search for candidates to provide a future Hypersonic Defense Weapon System (HDWS) to five industry-supplied concepts that include four types of kinetic interceptors and one nonkinetic option, Aviation Week has confirmed exclusively.   The five defensive concepts, including one by Boeing and two each submitted by Lockheed Martin and Raytheon, were downselected from a pool of 21 proposals that entered the HDWS Phase I Concept ...


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