Upgraded Ballistic Missile Killer Fizzles In First Flight Test

The Sept. 1 failure of Raytheon’s new SM-3 IB ballistic missile killer to intercept a target during its first end-to-end flight test is the latest disappointment for the U.S. Missile Defense Agency’s (MDA) flight-test program. The SM-3 IB is an upgrade of the SM-3 IA interceptor now deployed on...

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