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 ...

THIS CONTENT REQUIRES SUBSCRIPTION ACCESS

You must be a paid subscriber to access "MDA Eyes GMD Return to Flight".

 

Current Aviation Week Intelligence Network (AWIN) enterprise and individual members: please go to http://awin.aviationweek.com for access.

 

Not currently a subscriber? Click on the "Learn More" button below to view subscription offers.

Already registered? here.