Air Force, MDA eye kinetic boost-phase interceptor in new $661M project

By Jason Sherman / May 16, 2019 at 3:06 PM
The Air Force has started a rapid-prototyping project to develop a new guided-missile interceptor designed to be fired from fighter aircraft to chase down and destroy enemy intercontinental ballistic missiles immediately after launch during the boost phase of flight, a capability that -- if it works -- could deliver a powerful new layer to the Ballistic Missile Defense System. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein directed the launch of the Extended Range Weapon -- dubbed ERWn -- in...

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