A Falcon 9 rocket carrying 85 commercial and government spacecraft and 3 Starlink satellites launches from Cape Canaveral on June 30, 2021. (U.S. Space Force photo by Airman 1st Class Dakota Raub)

New SDA, MDA missile-tracking satellites launched into space

The organizations aim to demonstrate capabilities on orbit that could be used to detect and track hypersonic weapons and other advanced threats.
U.S. President Joe Biden (L) shakes hands with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida during a joint news conference with Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol (not pictured) three-way talks at Camp David on August 18, 2023 in Camp David, Maryland. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

US, Japan working to negotiate and finalize new deal to develop hypersonic missile interceptor

The Defense Department has formally agreed to team up with Japan’s Ministry of Defense on a Glide Phase Interceptor cooperative development program.