Congress Gives Missile Defense Agency Authority to Research and Develop Laser Tech for Missile Defense
Congress gives Missile Defense Agency authority to research and develop laser tech for missile defense
January 3, 2022
WASHINGTON — Congress is giving the Missile Defense Agency the authority to research and develop laser technology to use in ballistic and hypersonic missile defense applications, according to the recently passed fiscal 2022 National Defense Authorization Act.
The secretary of defense is required to delegate to the MDA director the authority to “budget for, direct and manage directed energy programs applicable for ballistic and hypersonic missile defense mission in coordination with other directed energy efforts of the Department of Defense,” the NDAA states.
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