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 ...

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