The expansion of long-range missile defense sensors over the past 16 years has, with some exceptions, been nearly synonymous with a gradual increase of large, surface-based radars. Adapting today’s sensor architecture will be one of the most critical steps to reorient U.S. missile defenses to the complex realities of air and missile battle.
- Prioritizing a space-based sensor layer for persistent, birth-to-death tracking and discrimination
- Enhancing survivability of sensor architectures
- Challenges of over reliance on RF for communication, command, and control
International Security Program and Director, Missile Defense Project
Center for Strategic and International Studies