U.S. Missile Defense Agency Sees Airborne IR Technologies Mature

The U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA) is gaining confidence that an unmanned aircraft carrying electro-optical/infrared (EO/IR) sensors can plug a gap in data on ballistic missile threats early in their flight. MDA has conducted 10 experiments using the Airborne Infrared (ABIR) UAV, including the...

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