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Integrated air and missile defense mission in INDOPACOM AOR

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TOPIC SPONSOR: PACAF/PIC

In the integrated air and missile defense mission, nations ranging from underdeveloped to great power while rapidly advancing independently in air and missile capabilities, lag behind the greater advancing multi-domain threat set of China, both individually and holistically.  Since this threat is developing and proliferating so rapidly, there is an urgent need for information sharing, and technical and operational efforts to synergistically and rapidly develop and employ IAMD capabilities to defend the United States, its deployed forces, allies, and friends from emerging threats such as the hypersonic, cruise and ballistic missile attacks throughout all ranges and in all phases of flight. 

How do we as a coalition of the willing in the INDOPACOM AOR gain parity and subsequently surpass regional actors in IAMD architecture to a level that will deter China from military action and if not, leave the coalition in a position to effectively execute combat operations in the region without being overwhelmed by emerging threats?