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The 2019 Missile Defense Review: A Good Start

The Trump administration has today released its long-awaited Missile Defense Review (MDR). Initiated pursuant to both congressional and presidential direction, the report represents an attempt to adapt U.S. missile defense policy, posture, and programs to the strategic environment of great power competition. The United States and its allies face a more complex and challenging aerial...

The Future of Missile Defense in the Asia Pacific

Missile threats facing both the United States and its allies in the Asia-Pacific are increasing in complexity, number, and source. In response, the Trump administration is using missile defenses to boost military capability and signal resolve, as indicated by the deployment of THAAD to South Korea...

Sensors and Command and Control

Note: This appears as Chapter 5 in Missile Defense 2020: Next Steps for Defending the Homeland. Sensors and Command and Control No missile defense system is better than the sensors and command and control systems that determine where the threat is and how to kill it. While interceptors tend to capture the imagination, sensors are...

US Missile Defenses Need Better Sensors, and Soon

Gaps in coverage leave interceptors less-equipped to defeat the threats of tomorrow. No missile defense is better than the sensors that tell the interceptors where to go and what to kill. The Ground-based Midcourse Defense system, or GMD, draws upon considerably more sensors for homeland defense than when operations began in 2004, but shortfalls remain....

SBX Deployed for Possible North Korean ICBM Test

According to a U.S. defense official, the Sea-Based X-Band Radar (SBX) system has left its port in Hawaii to monitor a potential North Korean ICBM test. The SBX can provide high-resolution radar imagery of the North Korean test, potentially providing a better understanding of the missile’s profile and capabilities. The SBX could also help U.S. Ground-based Interceptors...

SBX Surveils North Korean Missile Tests

According to a South Korean military official, the U.S. Sea-Based X-band Radar (SBX) platform has finished a month-long deployment to the Korean Peninsula and is enroute back to Hawaii. Designed to provide high-resolution radar imagery of ballistic missiles, the SBX was likely carrying out a surveillance mission against North Korea’s missile tests carried out on October 15...