ARLINGTON, Va. — Two of the recent intercept failures by the U.S. Ground-Based Midcourse Defense (GMD) system were due to “fairly simple” issues, says U.S. Navy Vice Adm. James Syring, director of the Missile Defense Agency. Syring is “disappointed” with Boeing’s performance in flight testing the GMD system; the last successful GMD intercept took place in December 2008. The next was expected this spring, but is now set for June. He spoke March 4 at Aviation Week’s Defense Technologies ...


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