Homeland cruise missile defense radar demo in FY-23 could link with Aegis interceptors

By Jason Sherman / April 25, 2022 at 3:42 PM
The Defense Department is looking to defend Washington, DC, as well as other unspecified domestic locations against Russian and Chinese cruise missiles by pairing a new variant of an elevated X-band radar with advanced systems that guide missile interceptors, such as Aegis cruisers or destroyers. Gen. Glen VanHerck, head of North American Aerospace and Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command, said he is seeking $50.7 million in fiscal year 2023 to support a homeland cruise missile defense demonstration that will...

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