MDA readying new target to simulate Chinese, Russian hypersonic threats

By Jason Sherman / June 6, 2023 at 6:18 PM
The Missile Defense Agency is working on a new advanced target to mimic long-range Chinese and Russian hypersonic missiles as part of a project to ready the Defense Department for a high-stakes, live-fire test in 2025 that will feature the first-ever attempt to defeat an ultra-fast maneuvering threat in a simulated attack on a U.S. aircraft carrier. The Pentagon’s fiscal year 2024 budget request includes first-ever details about “an alternate advanced target re-entry vehicle to address emerging threats” called Hypersonic...

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