The Missile Defense Agency's efforts to develop a space-based interceptor missile have suffered another blow, as the agency has decided against spending any money on the new initiative in the current fiscal year. Amid budget constraints and political resistance to space-based weapons, MDA has dropped plans to spend $14 million on research and concept definition for the space-based Kinetic Energy Interceptor (KEI) in fiscal 2004, according to sources and documents. Any spending on space ...

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