DOD readies re-start of GMD testing after RKV termination with major flight test later this year

By Jason Sherman / April 20, 2023 at 2:36 PM
The Defense Department this year plans to break the " strategic pause " imposed on the Ground-based Midcourse Defense program after the 2019 termination of the Redesigned Kill Vehicle project with the maiden flight of a guided missile against a target using a booster that utilizes only two of three available rocket stages. Previously slated for execution in fiscal year 2023, the Missile Defense Agency now plans to execute Flight Test Ground-Based Interceptor (FTG) -12 during the first quarter of...

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