Inside the Pentagon - May 10, 2018

Can DPRK's ICBMs be stopped by missile-armed UAV? Congress wants to know

By Jason Sherman  
May 9, 2018 at 7:17 PM
Lawmakers want an independent assessment of a proposal to arm Predator unmanned aircraft with guided missiles to shoot down North Korean intercontinental ballistic missiles, leveraging proven technologies in the American arsenal to rapidly field a system that uses kinetic interceptors to kill Pyongyang's ballistic missiles during the boost phase of flight. The House Armed Services Committee chairman's mark of the FY-19 defense authorization bill will include a provision requiring the Defense Secretary to commission a federally funded research and development...

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