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, writes Kris Osborn for Warrior Maven. Continue reading original article.
The Intelligent Aerospace take:
June 29, 2020 - “We have to work on sensor architecture, because they do maneuver and they are global, you have to be able to track them worldwide and globally. It does drive you towards a space architecture, which is where we’re going,” Navy Vice Admiral Jon Hill, director of the Missile Defense Agency, said in a Pentagon report.
Top U.S. military leaders over recent years have voiced their alarm about Chinese and Russian projects to develop hypersonic missiles and aircraft. Hypersonic missiles particularly would be useful to attack large U.S. surface warships like aircraft carriers.
Jamie Whitney, Associate Editor