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David Gompert

The Limits Of Lasers: Missile Defense At Speed Of Light

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


WASHINGTON: Ronald Reagan’s dream of lasers that can shoot down incoming missiles is about to become reality — to an extent. The Navy will deploy a low-power prototype to the Persian Gulf this summer and it sees real potential to zap drones, small boats, and anti-ship cruise missiles. But experts assembled at this week’s Atlantic… Keep reading →

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Trust, Not Tech, Big Problem Building Missile Defenses Vs. Iran, North Korea

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


WASHINGTON: Missile defense is notoriously technically challenging, but sometimes the biggest problem isn’t tech, but trust. Even the most advanced systems can’t stop Iranian or North Korean missiles if America’s allies can’t cooperate to integrate those systems into a regional defense, because ballistic missiles can move too fast and far for a single country to… Keep reading →

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