MDA completes review of HBTSS prototype designs; L3Harris, Northrop cleared to build 

By Jason Sherman / December 20, 2021 at 10:02 AM
The Missile Defense Agency has approved the second of two competing design proposals for a Hypersonic and Ballistic Tracking Space Sensor, clearing L3Harris to proceed with Northrop Grumman in beginning to fabricate space vehicles critical to U.S. military plans to counter a new class of ultra-fast maneuvering weapons. On Dec. 20, L3Harris announced its HBTSS proposal passed muster with the Missile Defense Agency, clearing a major milestone called critical design review -- an assessment that considers the readiness of a...

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