Lack of flight testing continues to plague GMD development and production
The U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA) is eyeing late 2012 for the next try at intercepting a ballistic missile target with the troubled and multibillion-dollar Boeing-led Ground-Based Missile Defense (GMD) system. This would be the third attempt at an intercept with the Ground-Based Interceptor since its last successful flight trial in December 2008. A problem with the Raytheon Exoatmospheric Kill Vehicle (EKV), which is designed to spot the warhead target and guide the system in for a ...
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