The U.S. Missile Defense Agency probably will cut or cancel the second interceptor booster it has been developing for the Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) system, according to a key official. While a final decision has not been made, Air Force Lt. Gen. Henry "Trey" Obering, MDA's director, said late March 9 that budget reductions and growing confidence in the main booster, made by Orbital Sciences, make it increasingly likely that the other booster, under development by Lockheed ...

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