Summary: S.2980 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in Senate (05/24/2018)

Integrated Missile Defense Act of 2018

This bill addresses U.S. missile defense capabilities in response to nuclear threats from North Korea under the regime of Kim Jong-un. It urges or directs the Missile Defense Agency to

  • accelerate the fielding of 20 additional ground-based interceptors with Redesigned Kill Vehicles (RKVs) at Missile Field 4 at Fort Greely, Alaska, and mate the RKVs with the newest booster technology;
  • ensure the development and deployment of persistent space-based sensor architecture;
  • plan a fully interoperable and integrated air and missile defense architecture;
  • accelerate its hypersonic missile defense program and deploy such program in conjunction with a persistent space-based missile defense sensor program;
  • seek to establish missile defense capabilities with allies and trusted partners of the United States; and
  • pursue an increasingly rigorous testing regime and prioritize discrimination capabilities to improve missile defense effectiveness against current and future threats from countries hostile to the United States.