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Pentagon wants to create space vehicle to fire missiles anywhere on Earth

November 13, 2007

“The new program, dubbed Falcon, for ‘Force Application and Launch from CONUS,’ centers on a small-launch-vehicle concept of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency,” veteran intelligence reporter Walter Pincus reveals in today’s paper. “The agency describes Falcon as a ‘a reusable Hypersonic Cruise Vehicle (HCV) capable of delivering 12,000 pounds of payload at a distance of 9,000 nautical miles from [the continental United States] in less than two hours.'”

Source: Washington Post via Raw Story.

Countermeasures: space based radar systems.

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