New analysis identifies steps to improve the Department of Defense’s missile-tracking satellite constellation.
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"Lt. Gen. Sean Gainey assumed command of Space and Missile Defense Command and the Joint Functional Component Command for Integrated Missile Defense from Lt. Gen. Daniel Karbler during a change of command Jan. 9 at the Von Braun III auditorium."
As the Department of Defense begins to deploy a space-based sensor constellation, Getting on Track unpacks the design tradeoffs involved and key pitfalls to avoid. Using advanced simulation tools, the authors underscore the necessity of diversifying satellite orbits, designing constellations for early, persistent coverage, and retaining requirements for fire-control-capable sensors.
On October 12, CSIS and AUSA hosted our second Strategic Landpower Dialogue event, featuring General Charles Flynn, Commanding General of U.S. Army Pacific. The discussion explored challenges in the Indo-Pacific, the Army's role in the region, and General Flynn's vision for landpower in the joint force.
The Iron Dome system is capable and combat proven, but it does not match the U.S. Army’s needs. After several years of experimenting, it's time to move on.
On March 24, the CSIS Missile Defense Project and the Ronald Reagan Institute hosted a daylong conference on the past and future of missile defense.
CSIS hosted a conversation with Dr. William Inboden on his recent book examining how Reagan's White House waged the Cold War.
On February 9, the U.S. Air Force successfully test launched an unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) from Vandenberg Space Force Base in southern California. The missile flew roughly 6,800 km before splashing near Kwajalein Atoll in the Pacific Ocean.
On July 14, the CSIS Missile Defense Project hosted a full-day conference on U.S. homeland cruise missile defense.