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US Developing Satellite System To Track Hypersonic Weapons

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  • The United States will spend more than $1 billion to develop advanced satellites to better track hypersonic missile threats.
  • The Pentagon said Monday that it hopes to put the detection and tracking systems into orbit around Earth by 2025.
  • The Space Development Agency said the contracts will provide 28 satellites to protect against increasing threats from Russia and China.

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