MDA Tests SM-6 Interceptor

The Missile Defense Agency launched a pair of SM-6 Dual I interceptors during a December 14 test, destroying a medium-range ballistic missile.  The SM-6 uses an explosive warhead to destroy incoming…

Distributed Lethality: Navy’s Doubling Down on Missiles

Distributed Lethality: Navy’s Doubling Down on Missiles

The Navy’s bold new “distributed lethality” (DL) concept could dramatically change naval operations both in terms of geographic dispersion and armaments of individual ships. By decreasing emphasis on manned aircraft,…

Ballistic and Cruise Missile Defense Advances

Ballistic and Cruise Missile Defense Advances

Several recent tests suggest progress for both ballistic and cruise missile defenses. On June 22, a Ground-based Interceptor (GBI) successfully destroyed a long-range target high above the Pacific. As the…