The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) plans to narrow down its competitors for hypersonic missile defense later this year, the agency’s director said Wednesday. “We have a Other Transaction Authority agreement in place with three separate companies that are competing now. We are evaluating those ...

Two Defense Department officials on Monday outlined how the key technologies  in hypersonic missile defense differ from traditional ballistic missile defense and how offensive developments can aid defensive work. Hypersonic missile defense “results in different technologies in terms of what ...

This week the director of the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) said the program to intercept hypersonic weapons is being throttled due to funding issues. Last November, MDA selected Raytheon Technologies [RTX], Lockheed Martin [LMT] and Northrop Grumman [NOC] to complete accelerated concept designs for ...