How Is DoD Solving a Hypersonic Weapons Detection Gap?

How Is DoD Solving a Hypersonic Weapons Detection Gap?
(Russian Defense Ministry Press Service via AP)

WASHINGTON — Concerned with a gap in the military’s ability to detect low-flying hypersonic weapons, lawmakers want the Pentagon to deliver a progress report on efforts to fill it, particularly through commercial solutions, according to the House Armed Services’ markup of the fiscal 2022 defense policy bill.

If the defense policy bill passes, the Defense Department would be required to deliver a report in a few short months — by the end of November — on the status of its efforts to develop the ability to detect low-flying hypersonic weapons using radar.

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