The DF-17 has much the same configuration as the DARPA Falcon HTV-2. Its gliding vehicle should extend range and challenge defenses with maneuvers.
A scheduled flight-testing battery for a new crop of hypersonic and long-range weapons is putting pressure on operational test and evaluation sites to keep up.
Five defensive concepts, including one by Boeing and two each submitted by Lockheed Martin and Raytheon, were downselected from a pool of 21 proposals.
Pentagon Editor Lee Hudson joined the first tour of Lockheed Martin’s THAAD facility in Troy, Alabama.
Boeing’s withdrawal from the competition to replace the Minuteman III risks altering the U.S. nuclear triad.
After the test of its Ground-based Midcourse Defense System, components of the upgraded Redesigned Kill Vehicle may be slowing upgrades to new interceptors.
Officials used a ruler and protractor to assess terrain, not realizing their satellite pictures exaggerated height.
A new solicitation document identifies a possible platform for the U.S. Army’s mysterious ground-based launcher for hypersonic weapons.
The U.S. Air Force is renewing its focus on how to fight in space to compete with China and Russia.
U.S. Defense Department to begin making components for new ground-launched cruise missile systems once banned under terms of the now-suspended INF Treaty.