Navy R&D looks to fill gaps in missile defense

By Nick Wilson / March 28, 2023 at 2:21 PM
The Navy lacks the ability to defend against "complex raids" of hypersonic missiles and other threats, according to the service's newest budget request, which includes funding for the development of a more advanced interceptor system. The Navy is seeking $1.5 million in fiscal year 2024 for the new-start Compact Agile Interceptor program, which aims to use small, lightweight missiles to achieve higher speed and agility to defeat these complex threats, the service has told Congress . “The U.S. Navy lacks...

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