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The Missile Defense Agency currently relies mostly on terrestrial sensors, such as this Sea-Based X-Band Radar. But missile defense leaders said the Defense Department must shift more sensors into space to meet future challenges. Credit: MDA/LTC Steve Braddom
Lt Gen Samuel Greaves, commander of the Space and Missile Systems Center, officiates and activates the Lauch Enterprise at a ceremony in Gordon Conference Center, 14 Oct, 2015. Mrs. Leon stood up as the new director of the Launch  Enterprise directorate, presenting a display of the new shield that  sympolizes  goal, strength, and through boldness to the stars.
Navy Vice Adm. James Syring. Credit: C. Shamwell
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U.S. Navy Vice Adm. James Syring, the head of the Missile Defense Agency, said Jan. 19 that a new kill vehicle will fly in 2018 and face an intercept test in 2019. Credit: CSIS
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Lockheed Martin Long Range Discrimination Radar. Credit: Lockheed Martin artist's concept
Vice Adm. James D. Syring, Director, Missile Defense Agency

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