The U.S. Congress will allocate an additional $130 million to build a constellation of satellites to track hypersonic weapons.
These funds will be sent to the Missile Defense Agency in the adopted by Congress in the defense budget for 2021. It is reported that the new constellation of satellites will close a “massive gap” in the U.S. missile warning system.
Acting U.S. President Donald Trump previously vetoed the defense budget passed by both houses of Congress. According to the politician, the budget includes critical measures necessary to ensure national security.
Earlier on December 24, it was reported that the Office of Advanced Research Projects and the U.S. Air Force (Air Force) failed to launch the first attempt at a prototype of a “real” hypersonic missile being built as part of the Hypersonic Air-Air Weapon Concept (HAWC) program.