The Plan to Protect the United States against Cruise Missiles is taking Shape
After much delay, NORAD and NORTHCOM are closing in on the final design for an effective system used to defend the country against cruise missiles...
After delayed development, the Pentagon’s plan to defend the country from cruise missiles is beginning to take shape. The nudge comes after the threat seems to be perceived as a more distant regional one. For several years now, the North American Aerospace Defense Command and the United States Northern Command have been at work drafting designs that can effectively defend the United States from cruise missiles.
In consultation with the Missile Defense Agency and the Joint Integrated Air and Missile Defense Organization, NORAD and NORTHCOM are closing in on the final framework for the mission. Once the design is completed and created, it will be tested.
The budget surrounding the cruise missile defense of the United States in 2022 and 2023 was modest. Additional funding came from NORTHCOM in so-called wishlists rather than a base budget request. It is hopeful that Congress will fully supply the monetary backing needed.
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