​Draft law would mandate new DOD strategy to counter hypersonic threats with directed energy

By Jason Sherman / June 15, 2022 at 1:30 PM
A draft bill would require the Defense Department to codify a formal strategy for adding a layer to the Missile Defense System, outlining a path to potentially fielding directed-energy technologies to give U.S. forces a non-kinetic option for countering advanced threats, including ultra-fast maneuvering weapons. The House Armed Services strategic forces subcommittee, in its mark of the fiscal year 2023 defense policy bill, includes a provision requiring the Missile Defense Agency to compile in a single effort projects that are...

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