Pentagon moving to convert SKA from experiment to operational capability by 2022

By Jason Sherman / March 23, 2020 at 2:45 PM
The Pentagon has formally adopted the Space-based Kill Assessment as part of the Missile Defense System, delivering an initial variant to U.S. Northern Command in a recently disclosed move that marks a pivot for the small-scale pilot project to utilize commercially hosted satellites to mature the sensor network into an operational capability by 2022. The SKA aims to deliver a long-desired capability of the top brass: a means to help determine whether an interceptor hit or missed an enemy ballistic...

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