U.S. considering co-development role for Japan on 'front end' of hypersonic-killing interceptor

By Jason Sherman / March 16, 2023 at 1:07 PM
The U.S. government is eyeing a key role for Japan in the Pentagon's marquee hypersonic defense program that could give Tokyo responsibility for helping design and build some of the most advanced components of a Glide Phase Interceptor, and plans to facilitate exploratory meetings soon between defense companies on both sides of the Pacific. These developments, revealed by Missile Defense Agency Director Vice Adm. Jon Hill to reporters on March 15, signal both nations are moving quickly to take advantage...

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