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Capt. Emily Neumann, assigned to 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command, participates in a missile defense exercise aboard the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Shiloh, Feb. 24, 2015. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman David Flewellyn/Released)

Navy looking to prototype ‘unique’ optical sensor designed to detect incoming hypersonic cruise missiles

The TORCH program aims to develop and demonstrate advanced optical system design for the detection, identification and tracking of hypersonic cruise missiles.
Deputy Secretary of Defense, Dr. Kathleen Hicks, is welcomed to Peterson Space Force Base in Colorado Springs, Colorado, by Gen. Glen VanHerck, Commander, North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command, and Col. Zachary Warakomsky, Commander, Peterson-Schriever Garrison, Dec. 13, 2021. (Department of Defense photo by Mr. Thomas Paul)

Pentagon’s Hicks wants more focus on cyber, EW capabilities for missile defense

The Pentagon needs to evolve in its approach to air and missile defense, according Deputy Defense Secretary Kathleen Hicks.