The U.S. Air Force canceled acquisition plans for a new boost phase missile interceptor after the undisclosed contractor became unwilling to accept a cost-sharing agreement, says Will Roper, assistant secretary for acquisition, technology and logistics. Roper revealed the existence of the Extended Range Weapon (ERWN) program last May in written testimony submitted to Congress, but canceled the planned acquisition in June. The program was launched based on a new missile technology proposed ...

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