How the U.S. military plans to destroy hypersonic missiles in a war

June 23, 2020
The Pentagon means to pull it off, Kris Osborn writes for The National Interest.

WASHINGTON - The Pentagon is looking to Space War as an emerging method to counter seemingly unstoppable hypersonic weapons attacks, with early prototyping of satellite sensors and other tracking technology to more quickly find and “take out” weapons traveling more than five times the speed of sound, Kris Osborn writes for The National InterestContinue reading original article.

The Intelligent Aerospace take:

June 23, 2020 - Navy Vice Admiral Jon Hill, who is director of the Missile Defense Agency, said in a Pentagon report that “As ballistic missiles increase in their complexity ... you’re going to be able to look down from cold space onto that warm earth and be able to see those,” he said. “As hypersonics come up and look ballistic initially, then turn into something else, you have to be able to track that and maintain track. In order for us to transition from indications and warning into a fire control solution, we have to have a firm track and you really can’t handle the global maneuver problem without space.”

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Jamie Whitney, Associate Editor
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