New US strategy forsees sensors in space to track missiles
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is calling for expanding defense technologies in space to better protect the U.S.
A new strategy being unveiled Thursday at the Pentagon says a layer of sensors in space must quickly detect, track and ultimately defeat incoming missiles.
Details about the administration’s Missile Defense Review are expected to be released during President Donald Trump’s visit Thursday to the Pentagon with top members of his administration. It’s the first such review since 2010.
Recognizing the potential concerns surrounding any perceived weaponization of space, the strategy pushes for studies. No testing is mandated, and no final decisions have been made.
The new strategy is aimed at better defending the U.S. against potential adversaries who have been developing and fielding a much more expansive range of advanced offensive missiles.