DOD eyes new 'homeland layered' missile defense while developing Next Generation Interceptor

By Jason Sherman / February 10, 2020 at 3:17 PM
The Pentagon is proposing a major reconfiguration of plans to protect the nation from North Korean ballistic missiles by starting a new Next Generation Interceptor program while simultaneously adding two "layers" beneath the current defense shield -- a new Terminal High Altitude Area Defense homeland defense capability to work in concert with the Standard Missile-3 Block IIA. The Missile Defense Agency's $9.2 billion fiscal year 2021 budget request advances a new "layered" homeland defense architecture as a hedge against anticipated...

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