Kadish: Treaty Demise May Speed Commonality Efforts

By Thomas Duffy / June 25, 2002 at 5:00 AM
Freed from the constraints of the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty and driven by a desire to cut costs, Pentagon missile defense officials are looking to develop common components for the ground- and sea-based systems now in development, Missile Defense Agency Director Lt. Gen. Ronald Kadish said today. Kadish said the agency is taking a very serious look at a complementary kinetic kill vehicle as a candidate for both systems, "and we may have to change some of our original ground rules...

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