Former DOD Official: Navy Missile Defense Interceptor a 'Flawed Design'

By Thomas Duffy / October 20, 2003 at 5:00 AM
A former high-ranking Defense Department official today criticized the missile the Navy is using for its ship-based ballistic missile defense program, labeling it "flawed" and called on the service to design a new missile capable of intercepting ICBMs. Hans Mark, who was the Pentagon's director of defense research and engineering from 1998 to 2000, said he met this morning with Navy Secretary Gordon England to discuss the Navy's missile defense program. Mark explained his views on the Navy program at...

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