Pentagon advisory panel calls for establishment of near-term hypersonic defense capability

By Jason Sherman  
March 26, 2018 at 2:26 PM
An influential Pentagon advisory board has recommended the U.S. military quickly develop and field an interim capability to defeat hypersonic weapon threats, launching a program to develop a defensive capability against a new-class of ultra-high-speed strike systems that are the focus of an race between Washington, Beijing and Moscow. Missile Defense Agency Director Lt. Gen. Sam Greaves previewed findings of the not-yet-public Defense Science Board's 2017 summer study on hypersonic strike weapons in written testimony prepared for the Senate Armed...

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