Pentagon Wants to Test A Space-Based Weapon in 2023 – Defense One

Defense officials have asked for $304 million to fund research into space-based lasers, particle beams, and other new forms of missile defense next year.Defense officials want to test a neutral particle-beam in orbit in fiscal 2023 as part of a ramped-up effort to explore various types of space-based weaponry. They’ve asked for $304 million in the 2020 budget to develop such beams, more powerful lasers, and other new tech for next-generation missile defense. Such weapons are needed, they say, to counter new missiles from China, Russia, North Korea and Iran. But just figuring out what might work is a difficult technical challenge.

Source: Pentagon Wants to Test A Space-Based Weapon in 2023 – Defense One

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