Technology advancements could reshape Joint Integrated Air and Missile Defense vision

November 30, 2018

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Advancements in artificial intelligence, manned-unmanned teaming and unmanned aerial systems (UASs) are rapidly reshaping the missile defence arena and should be incorporated into the Pentagon’s Joint Integrated Air and Missile Defense (IAMD): Vision 2020, according to military officials. At the same time, they say the department could reap the benefits of having a point person charged with complete authority over the vast air and missile defence portfolio.

During a 26 November Center for Strategic and International Studies event, the commander of the 32nd Army Air and Missile Defense Command Brigadier General Clement Coward and the Joint Integrated Air and Missile Defense Organization’s director Brig Gen Sean Gainey discussed emerging missile threats and some of the challenges associated with netting together the services’ missile defence assets.

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