DOD pared back, spiked most ambitious elements of JEON for South Korean missile defense

By Jason Sherman / June 23, 2022 at 12:41 PM
The Defense Department quietly scaled back the most ambitious parts of a 2017 plan to improve missile defenses in South Korea, delaying until 2030 plans for full integration of upper- and lower-tier Army programs and completely removing plans to integrate Navy Aegis from the improved architecture. The Government Accountability Office, in its annual report on Missile Defense Agency activities, reveals new details about the Joint Emergent Operational Need (JEON) project launched in 2017 by MDA to address a high-priority request...

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