Griffin pulls plug on RKV development; MDA readying stop-work order for Boeing, Raytheon

By Courtney Albon Jason Sherman / May 24, 2019 at 9:01 AM
(Editor's Note: This story has been updated to include statements from a DOD spokeswoman and a Boeing spokesman.) The Defense Department is readying a stop-work order for Boeing and Raytheon on the Redesigned Kill Vehicle after determining that technical difficulties with the new warhead are effectively insurmountable, a roughly $700 million setback that will further delay plans to improve U.S. defenses against advancing North Korean ballistic missile threats. Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering Michael Griffin decided...

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