MDA Eyes Missile-Detecting Infrared Pod

By Amy Butler

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — In its efforts to develop an unmanned aerial system capable of detecting boosting ballistic missiles, the U.S. Missile Defense Agency is focusing on a sensor pod that could fly on existing UAVs, rather than a new, integrated UAV design, according to MDA Director Army Lt. Gen. Patrick O’Reilly.

MDA’s interest in an Airborne Infrared (ABIR) system ...

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