The U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA) has canceled the Redesigned Kill Vehicle (RKV) subsystem and will kick off a competition for a new, next-generation interceptor. Raytheon was developing the RKV as a subcontractor to Boeing. The head of the MDA, Vice Adm. Jon Hill, did not rule out the possibility of terminating the troubled RKV program earlier this month as the Pentagon has been mulling the way ahead for the Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) System. GMD is intended to protect the ...

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