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Gen. John Hyten: DOD Considers Sensors for Missile Threat Detection No. 1 Capability

Gen. John Hyten

Gen. John Hyten, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and a two-time Wash100 Award winner, said the Department of Defense (DOD) needs sensors that can detect missile threats worldwide. "I would like to have overhead sensors that see everything, characterize everything that goes on on this planet, from a missile perspective, all the time, everywhere,” said Hyten.

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Derek Tournear: SDA to Issue Tech Demo BAAs in Support of Space Layer Development

Derek Tournear, acting director of the Space Development Agency, said SDA plans to issue before the end of this year broad area announcements to ask potential vendors to compete for technology demonstrations in support of the agency’s plan to develop “layers” of satellites, SpaceNews reported Wednesday.

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Michael Griffin: DoD Eyes Boost-Glide Hypersonics to Counter Adversaries

Michael Griffin, undersecretary for research and engineering at the Department of Defense, has said the Pentagon has begun to ramp up efforts to build hypersonic weapons as Russia and China advance development work on the technology, DoD News reported Thursday. Griffin said Thursday at a National Defense Industrial Association-sponsored event in Washington that DoD considers developing boost-glide, air-breathing hypersonic platforms.

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