NORTHCOM retooling homeland defense for Russian, Chinese threats with SHIELD modernization plan

By Jason Sherman / September 10, 2020 at 2:27 PM
U.S. Northern Command wants to retool the U.S. weapon system inventory for homeland defense against Russian and Chinese threats -- particularly new, long-range, conventional strike weapons designed to hobble critical domestic infrastructure -- with unprecedented air and maritime sensing capabilities linked to all-domain command and control tools that would guide a new array of anti-missile systems. The command's new modernization strategy, the Strategic Homeland Integrated Ecosystems for Layered Defense (SHIELD), aims to harden maritime and air approaches to the United...

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