The U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA) needs to keep a keener eye on the proposed SM-3 missiles slated for Aegis ballistic missile defense (BMD) before buying more, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) says. GAO recommends MDA report to the Pentagon and Congress on “the root cause of the recent SM-3 Block IB developmental flight test failure, [the] path forward for future development, and the plans to bridge production from the SM-3 Block IA to the SM-3 Block IB before ...

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