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US commanders seek integrated approach to space and missile threats

5th August 2020 - 17:30 GMT | by Flavia Camargos Pereira in London


Moves in China and Russia to develop hypersonic missiles, anti-satellite (ASAT) weaponry and other strategic capabilities require an integrated response from the US armed forces, senior officers argued at the virtual Space and Missile Defense 2020 Symposium (vSMD 2020) on 4 August.

Vice Adm Jon Hill, director of the Missile Defense Agency (MDA), explained that the US also needs to focus on  international cooperation in the face of global threats.

China and Russia are moving at high speed to develop new technology and enhance existing equipment, noted Adm Charles Richard, commander of the United States Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM).

‘It would be

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Flavia Camargos Pereira


Flavia Camargos Pereira

Flavia Camargos Pereira is a North America editor at Shephard Media. She joined the company …

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