08 Aug '18, 11pm

MDA ‘not averse’ to space-based interceptors, its director says My story at #SMDSymposium https://t.co/tHua0VMMTg

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — The Missile Defense Agency is ‘not averse’ to developing and fielding space-based missile defense interceptors, its director, Gen. Samuel Greaves, said August 8 at the Space and Missile Defense Symposium. While it has appeared, in a way, like Congress has been pushing the development of space-based missile defense interceptors on an unenthusiastic MDA, Greaves stressed that the capability was part of many discussions within the MDA and the Pentagon. Congress intensifies push for reluctant MDA to focus on space-based missile defense A space-based sensor layer’s persistent vantage point would provide hostile missile tracking from birth to death, a capability far beyond that of ground sensors. By: Jen Judson “We are developing options to pursue that capability if the nation decides that is what we should be doing,” Greaves said. “Congress has already writte...

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