The director of the U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA) is in the early stages of engaging industry on a series of projects worth billions of dollars that will shape the nation’s defense architecture, but he continues to struggle with contractors building unreliable products. Army Lt. Gen. Patrick O’Reilly is withholding a production contract worth up to $400 million for the next 48 Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense (Thaad) missiles because of a single part that failed qualification in ...


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