The U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA) is readying the Ground-Based Midcourse Defense (GMD) system for its most challenging flight test next month, which will include countermeasures and what program officials say will be more complex engagement geometry. In addition, slated for next spring is the delayed flight trial of the two-stage Ground-Based Interceptor (GBI) and a flyout of its Exoatmospheric Kill Vehicle (EKV), the hit-to-kill mechanism that actually collides with warhead ...


You must have an Aviation Week Intelligence Network (AWIN) account or subscribe to this Market Briefing to access "Two Flight Tests Ahead for U.S. MDA’s Ground-Based Interceptor".


Current Aviation Week Intelligence Network (AWIN) enterprise and individual members: please go to for access.


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

Already registered? here.