U.S. military executes air-defense exercise over southern U.S. after China's long-range hypersonic test

By Jason Sherman / August 18, 2022 at 5:00 AM
China's surprise demonstration last year of a Fractional Orbital Bombardment System prompted the U.S. military this summer to conduct an air defense exercise against a hypothetical threat approaching the U.S. from the south, a significant reorientation from the usual focus on the north, west and east. On June 29, North American Aerospace and Defense Command’s continental U.S. region conducted a defensive counter-air exercise involving Navy and Air Force assets that hunted a simulated cruise missile attack as part of Noble...

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