MDA pursuing ship-based weapon to defend against hypersonic glide vehicles

By Justin Doubleday / March 4, 2020 at 4:29 PM
The Missile Defense Agency is pursuing a ship-based interceptor as the "first instantiation" of the Regional Glide Phase Weapon System for defending against hypersonic threats, according to the agency's top official. MDA Director Vice Adm. Jon Hill said the Defense Department has decided to design the RGPWS for initial use in Mk 41 Vertical Launch Systems on Navy ships. "What we're looking for in the Regional Glide Phase Weapon is the first instantiation would be constrained to a ship-based weapon...

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