HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — U.S. Missile Defense Agency Director (MDA) Vice Adm. James Syring plans to push for at least two Ground-Based Midcourse Defense (GMD) tests next year and more routine flight trials in the years to follow. “It is important for us to get back to regular, more than annual...flight-testing of the GBI [Ground-Based Interceptor] system,” Syring said during a speech Aug. 14 at the 16th Annual Space and Missile Defense Symposium here. The Boeing-led program has suffered ...

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