Mike Griffin, undersecretary of defense for research and engineering. Credit: DoD
Space Tracking and Surveillance System. Credit: Northrop Grumman
U.S. President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence is greeted by U.S. Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick M. Shanahan as they arrive at the Pentagon, Jan 17, 2019. (DoD photo by Tech Sgt. Vernon Young Jr.)
A U.S. Navy Standard Missile-3 Block IB interceptor launches from a Japanese destroyer during a Sept. 12 test of the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense System off the coast of Hawaii. Aegis is part of the missile defense network that protects U.S. and allied warships from ballistic missile attacks. The Missile Defense Agency wants to add a new layer of space sensors to detect and track hypersonic weapons that China and Russia are developing. Credit: U.S. Missile Defense Agency
Screen Shot 2018-06-26 at 1.21.45 PM
Screen Shot 2018-05-22 at 1.35.44 PM
Space Tracking and Surveillance System (STSS)
Most of the Army's advanced weapons, including missile defenses, depend on space systems (Army photo)

Load Morearrow