Missiles

What's Missing from US Missile Defense? Pentagon Aims to Find Out

As part of its efforts to integrate weapons across the services, the office of the Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs will look anew at missile defense plans.

China’s New Missile Fields Are Just Part of the PLA Rocket Force’s Growth

Since 2017, the PLARF has grown by one-third and worked to streamline and improve various support functions that are key to combat efficiency.

Launch Arms-Control Talks with China

Instead of saber-rattling, the Biden-Harris administration and leaders across the political spectrum should be putting the pressure on Beijing to come to the table.

New Radar Method Could Reveal Space Junk, Super Fast Missiles, Objects Behind Walls

Multiple transmitters processed through a new algorithm can spot very difficult-to-track targets.

New ICBM Costs Can, Must Come Down, Hyten Says

The Joint Chiefs vice chairman says he’s been meeting with Northrop Grumman and believes he’s found a way.

US Army’s Not Stupid for Wanting Long-Range Fires — But More Analysis Needed, Hyten Says

“You want each service to bring those long-range fires,” the Joint Chiefs’ vice chairman said.

US Army’s Plan Needlessly Duplicates Air Force Strike Capabilities

The service would do better to follow the Marines’ path toward specialization.

Taiwan Wants More Missiles. That’s Not a Bad Thing.

Ground-based, short-range missiles are a realistic and relatively quick way to improve cross-Strait deterrence.

Pentagon Picks Lockheed, Northrop-Raytheon Team to Develop Missile Interceptors

Officials reject a bid by Boeing, which builds the current generation of missile interceptors.

What Do We Know About China’s Newest Missiles?

Much can be gleaned from open sources, from official announcements to commanders’ online bios.

Better Weapons or More Soldiers? Army Chief Says He's Being Forced to Choose 

“We'd like to make it bigger, but what we have to do is prioritize,” said Gen. James McConville.

Lockheed-Aerojet Deal Clears Another Hurdle

Aerojet Rocketdyne shareholders approved plans for the $4 billion sale that Lockheed claims will save the U.S. $100 million annually. But the FTC is still reviewing.

Space Lasers Will Revolutionize Military Communications, If They Work

The Pentagon has ambitious plans to launch hundreds of communications satellites in the years ahead. But getting them to talk to one another isn’t easy.