The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) is recommending the U.S. Missile Defense Agency use the delay in delivering Phase 3 of the European Phased Adaptive Approach (EPAA)—intended to protect European allies from Iranian missiles—to conduct more thorough testing of the system, even though MDA considers Phase 3 EPAA testing complete. “DOD guidance and acquisition best practices stress the importance of testing to understand the extent of capabilities and how to ...

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