CCDC’S road map to modernizing the Army: air and missile defense

September 11, 2019


A fleet of unmanned aircraft systems moves into an area while Soldiers on the ground maneuver into position. Several Soldiers are armed with the latest laser weapon system, while others are tracking enemy missiles using heads-up displays on their helmets. Attack helicopters carrying rockets and missiles fly overhead, waiting with ground-based launchers for the signal.

While each system in this scenario performs a different task, combined they are a powerhouse of resources to defeat the complex threats our military forces face. Coupled with advanced radar technology that determines the range, elevation, size and speed of incoming aircraft and projectiles, and laser systems that complement missile and gun system lethality and range, these capabilities will create tiered, layered defense, which is one of the key tenets of the National Defense Strategy.

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