The Pentagon and prime contractor Boeing are hoping the third time will be the charm with the next text of the troubled Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) system. The U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA) will try for the third time in four years to achieve an intercept in what was billed six years ago as one of the most challenging GMD trials. MDA officials have designated the forthcoming flight trial FTG-06B, says agency spokesman Rick Lehner. The trial will re-enact the difficult geometry ...


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