Wednesday, September 12, 2018
What is it?
Innovation drives the development of new tools or methods that permit Army forces to anticipate future demands, stay ahead of determined enemies, and accomplish the mission. U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command leads Army innovation efforts in directed energy, small satellites and hypersonic weapons.
What has the Army done/is doing?
USASMDC/ARSTRAT, is responsible for providing technologies to meet today's requirements and tomorrow's future needs in directed energy, space, hypersonic weapons, and integrated air and missile defense. SMDC/ ARSTRAT:
What continued efforts does the Army have planned?
USASMDC/ARSTRAT will continue to leverage commercial innovations, warfighter feedback and cutting-edge science and technology to develop directed energy, hypersonic weapons and space capabilities:
Why is this important to the Army?
SMDC provides space and missile defense technologies and forces to the Army ahead of global adversaries. Advances in directed energy, hypersonic, and small satellites all have the potential to help advance the Army's lethality on the battlefield while at the same time providing additional protection against rockets, mortars, missiles, and enemy troop movements.
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- Michael D. Griffin, Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering
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