DoD Seeks Help On How to Redesign $202 Billion Missile Defense Architecture Written 5 November 2020


A Payload Launch Vehicle (PLV) carrying a prototype exoatmospheric kill vehicle is launched for an intercept of a ballistic missile target over the Pacific Ocean. | Credit: U.S. DoD; Wikipedia; Public Domain

Inside Defense reports that DoD “is asking for help rethinking how to protect the United States from long-range missiles, particularly how to redesign the $202 billion system of sensors, command and control networks and interceptors optimized for ballistic missile threats to also account for cruise missile and maneuvering hypersonic weapons.” On November 4, the “Missile Defense Agency published a ‘for official use only’ request for information seeking ‘innovative Missile Defense System architectures.’”
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