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Defense Ministry studies use of drones to detect hypersonic missiles

  • August 8, 2021
  • , Sankei
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Sunday’s Sankei wrote that the Ministry of Defense is studying the idea of using unmanned aerial vehicles for early detection of hypersonic missiles. The paper wrote that the ministry is planning to apply technology used for early detection of ballistic missiles to hypersonic missiles. The paper added that China and Russia are leading the race to develop hypersonic weapons and that Japan is accelerating its development of capabilities to counter such weapons.

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