Defense & Aerospace Daily Podcast [Nov 18, 2021] CSIS’ Karako on BMD


On this episode of the DefAero Report Daily Podcast, sponsored by Bell, our guest Dr. Tom Karako, the director of the Missile Defense Project at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, discusses the future of the US Navy’s Aegis ballistic missile defense system at sea and ashore, how the iconic weapon system continues to be evolved to address emerging threats including from hypersonic weapons, an architectural approach to defeating hypersonic weapons that includes kinetic as well as electromagnetic and directed energy, the layered approach to developing US hypersonic capabilities and the what the Biden administration should bear in mind as it conducts its missile defense review with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian. This podcast marks the start of a regular series on air and missile defense as well as long-range strike.

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