The U.S. Missile Defense Agency is preparing for a flight test of the Ground-Based Midcourse Defense (GMD) system by year-end on the heels of a successful flight demonstration of the Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense (Thaad) program. Successful execution of tests in both programs, if achieved, will be a significant step for the agency to regain its stride after some recent flops. During a December test, launch of a Thaad interceptor was aborted after the target missile failed in ...

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