During a recent Center for Strategic and International Studies event in Washington, D.C., Lt. Gen. Samuel Greaves, director of the Missile Defense Agency, saidÂ the MDA is considering acquiring interceptors, National Defense reported Friday.
Greaves noted that the agency is conducting assessments ofÂ available interceptor missiles after completingÂ an analysis of potential capabilities for hypersonic defense. He said the agency seeks interceptorsÂ fast enough to thwart hypersonic weapons from potential adversaries. According to Greaves, the MDA has coordinated with industry and is considering the use of directed energy weapons.
The MDAâs analysis is undergoing reviews with the Department of Defense and is slated to be released soon, he added.