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Doubts persist for laser-based ballistic missile defence

21st March 2018 - 16:00 GMT | by Ashley Roque in Washington DC


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Kinetic weapons are still the best option for intercepting ballistic missiles in their initial boost phase despite recent indications this could be performed by directed energy weapons, the Pentagon's top official for research and engineering has said.

Speaking at a directed energy summit on 21 March, Michael Griffin, the ...

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