MDA: Even with additional funding, GPI fielding by 2029 'very hard date to meet'

By Jason Sherman / May 14, 2024 at 7:30 AM
The Pentagon's project to develop a new counter-hypersonic weapon cannot be accelerated by a funding increase, which means U.S. forces for the next decade will rely on a pair of advanced guided-missile interceptors that have some capability against ultrafast maneuvering threats in the terminal phase. Missile Defense Agency Director Lt. Gen. Heath Collins said the Glide Phase Interceptor program -- a project slated for co-development with Japan -- requires at least another decade of development, despite Congress directing the Pentagon...

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