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DOD weapons tech boss vouches for feasibility of using missiles to destroy ICBMs in boost-phase

Jason Sherman   | August 09, 2018
The Pentagon's top weapons technology official vouched for the technical feasibility of using a kinetic interceptor to destroy ballistic missiles during the boost-phase of flight, suggesting an unmanned air vehicle armed with a special-purpose missile could provide near-term capability “against limited threats” to kill long-range enemy missiles immediately after launch. Michael Griffin, under secretary of defense for research and engineering, told reporters on Aug. 8 in Huntsville, AL, that he believes fixed-wing aircraft -- manned or unmanned -- armed with...

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