MDA Delays Overseas GMD Base, Shifts KEI Focus From Boost Phase to Midcourse Defense

By Thomas Duffy / February 4, 2005 at 5:00 AM
The Missile Defense Agency will tell Congress next week it plans to delay choosing an overseas launch site for the Ground-based Midcourse Defense program being developed to protect the United States from ballistic missile attacks, according to several industry sources familiar with MDA's fiscal year 2006 budget plan. MDA also plans major changes to the Kinetic Energy Interceptor program, these sources said. The moves are part of MDA's plan to fulfill a multibillion-dollar budget cut mandated by the Office of...

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