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Lasers, Hypersonics, & AI: Mike Griffin’s Killer Combo

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


How will the US kill enemy hypersonic weapons in future war? The Pentagon’s research chief has some high-tech ideas.

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Tackling Hypersonic Threats: Offense Or Missile Defense?

Posted by Colin Clark on


Offensive missiles are much cheaper than missile defenses. So is the best defense a good offense?

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DoD Wants Help To Spot — & Kill — Mobile Missiles

Posted by Paul McLeary on


The Pentagon has quietly asked defense contractors for ways to spot enemy missile launchers — so the US can destroy them before they even fire.

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Army Will Field 100 Km Cannon, 500 Km Missiles: LRPF CFT

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


The Army is modernizing three artillery systems: 155 cannon, the cheapest option, for the close fight against the enemy’s frontline forces; guided rockets for the deep fight against enemy reinforcements and supply lines; and missiles, the most expensive munitions, for very deep or even strategic strikes against targets in the enemy rear and homeland.

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Build Limited Missile Defenses Against Russian, Chinese Strikes: Experts

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


WASHINGTON: It’s time to build up missile defenses against limited attacks from Russia and China, leading experts gingerly suggest in a forthcoming study. While we can’t stop an all-out nuclear barrage, they say, we can and should reduce the temptation for Moscow or Beijing to risk a small strike. Such limited nuclear strikes are an… Keep reading →

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Cyber, EW Are Secret Missile Defense Weapons Too Secret To Use

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


WASHINGTON: The problem with secret weapons is that almost nobody knows about them — including people on your own side who might really need to use them. That’s the self-inflicted wound the Pentagon is struggling with as it tries to apply highly classified capabilities in cyber and electronic warfare to the notoriously tough challenge of… Keep reading →

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Joint Staff Studies New Options For Missile Defense

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


CAPITOL HILL: Minds are changing inside the Pentagon when it comes to the best ways to stop missile attacks, the Army’s top missile defender said this morning. It’s not just that the Joint Staff is conducting a major study of the subject, due out next month, said Lt Gen. David Mann. It’s that a “holistic” array… Keep reading →

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DepSecDef Explores New Missile Defense Approach

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


HUNTSVILLE, ALA.: What does the NORAD commander think of America’s current approach to missile defense? “Not only is it unaffordable, it will not work,” Adm. Bill Gortney said. “We are going to lose this fight on our current strategy.” “We’ve made incredible strides in missile defense,” acknowledged Gortney, who heads both NORAD and US Northern… Keep reading →

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Hill, CSIS Seek New Defenses For ‘A New Missile Age’

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


WASHINGTON: With new missile threats proliferating worldwide, both the House and Senate versions of the annual defense policy bill push new approaches to missile defense such as laser weapons and “boost phase” defenses that shoot down missiles just after launch. That’s also why one of Washington’s foremost thinktanks has launched a new program on the problem.… Keep reading →

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