On this occasion, the one in charge of unveiling the last great project of the United States has been the Missile Defense Agency of the country, which a few days ago released a statement to the press announcing their intentions regarding the development of a new powerful unmanned aircraft that would be equipped with a series of laser weapons.
This new aircraft, still in a very early phase of its development, should be available by 2023. The main function of this new drone, as revealed by analyst Zachary Keck, current CEO of the American magazine The Natiaonal Interest, it will be that of cope with the ICBMs that North Korea is manufacturing.
The United States is working on a drone capable of shooting down ICBMs.
Among the main peculiarities of this impressive unmanned aircraft, it should be noted that it is expected to be capable of flying at a height of more than 20 kilometers as well as offering a flight autonomy of about 36 hours. This drone should be able to detect and destroy an ICBM in its first four or five minutes of flight, just at the moment when the weapon has just taken off and is trying to reach its maximum speed, at which point the missile is more vulnerable since at that time it does not have any type of decoy.
Among the main problems that this drone must face is that, in order to shoot down the missile, it must be close enough to the target, which makes it essential that it can fly for several hours without having to refuel. On the other hand, in turn and in order not to be discovered, he must be able to evade enemy radars.