Congress set to mandate strategy to defeat hypersonic missiles with lasers, microwaves, cyber

By Jason Sherman / December 15, 2022 at 4:20 PM
Legislation, poised to become law, would require the Pentagon to craft a strategy to add a new layer of asymmetric countermeasures to the U.S. missile defense system to defeat ultra-fast maneuvering threats -- including hypersonic glide vehicles and hypersonic cruise missiles. The fiscal year 2023 defense policy bill includes a provision that would require the Missile Defense Agency to codify a plan -- and provide required funding between FY-24 and FY-28 -- to develop a suite of directed energy and...

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