MDA solicits ideas for kinetic interceptors to destroy ICBMs during boost-phase

By Jason Sherman / May 22, 2018 at 12:12 PM
The Missile Defense Agency is soliciting ideas for a kinetic interceptor to destroy ballistic missiles during the boost-phase of flight, a first step in establishing a parallel -- or potential rival -- program to the technologically ambitious effort to develop a speed-of-light weapon to kill long-range enemy missiles immediately after launch. On May 21, MDA asked industry for proposals for high-speed, guided missiles capable of locking on to an intercontinental ballistic missile seconds after launch, and then moving fast enough...

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