U.S. military begins launching satellites to counter hypersonic missile threat

By Stephen Clark, Published by Spaceflight Now, 2 April 2023 The first 10 spacecraft for a planned U.S. military mega-constellation launched from California Sunday aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, setting in place the keystone for a multibillion-dollar network of hundreds of small satellites to improve defenses against hypersonic missiles

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Glide Phase Interceptor for hypersonic defense about to enter ‘hardware phase’: MDA director

By Theresa Hitchens, Published by Breaking Defense, 24 March 2023 "We're ready to transition over to technology development," MDA Director Vice Adm. Jon Hill told the Center for Strategic and International Studies today. WASHINGTON — The Missile Defense Agency “shortly” will move from studying designs for its new Glide Phase

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Space-to-ground capabilities are the answer to deterring invasion of Taiwan

By Christopher Stone, Published by The Space Review, 30 January 2023 In September 2022, the Defense Policy Board met for “classified deliberations” on how China’s “fractional orbital bombardment systems and space-to-ground weapons could impact U.S. deterrence and strategic stability.” These systems were demonstrated in August 2021 when China launched a

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Russia’s Highly Maneuverable Avangard Hypersonic Missile Impossible To Intercept, Expert Says Over New US, Japan Pact

By Ashish Dangwai, 5 December 2022Published by The EurAsian Times, 5 December 2022 Japan and the United States will conduct extensive joint missile technology research to intercept hypersonic glide missiles deployed by China and Russia, reported Asia Nikkei on December 4.  Russia has already deployed Hypersonic glide vehicles (HGVs), while

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