MDA Reveals New Hypersonic Defense Program

MDA Reveals New Hypersonic Defense Program

On December 5, the U.S. Missile Defense Agency revealed the existence of a new counter-hypersonic weapons program, the Regional Glide Phase Weapon System (RGPWS). The program is intended to complement…

US Army Plans Hypersonic Missile Test in FY 2022

US Army Plans Hypersonic Missile Test in FY 2022

On August 7, a U.S. Army official confirmed that the service would flight test its first ground-launched hypersonic missile in Fiscal Year 2022. Speaking at the 2019 Space and Missile…

Hypersonic Threats Need an Offense-Defense Mix

Hypersonic Threats Need an Offense-Defense Mix

Next week, people from across the missile defense community will gather at an annual symposium in Huntsville, Alabama, to consider how to adapt U.S. missile defense efforts to the challenge…

China Unveils New Antiship Ballistic Missile at Air Show

China Unveils New Antiship Ballistic Missile at Air Show

On November 6, China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation Limited (CASIC) unveiled its new short-range hypersonic antiship ballistic missile, called CM-401, at the Zhuhai Air Show. The weapon system was…

Japan Allocates $57 Million for Hypersonic Missile R&D

Japan Allocates $57 Million for Hypersonic Missile R&D

On September 19, Kyodo News reported that Japan has allocated $57 million for research and development of a hypersonic missile. The Defense Ministry plans to build a scramjet engine prototype…