MDA Plans 2009 Test of European Missile Defense

By Thomas Duffy / February 15, 2008 at 5:00 AM
The Missile Defense Agency plans in 2009 to test the booster rocket for the missile interceptors it will put in the ground in Poland as part of a European missile defense, an agency spokesman said. The test, coupled with a missile intercept attempt in 2010, is needed to satisfy congressional requirements before any money is spent on the European system. Congress has placed tight restrictions on the money MDA will use for the European missile defense effort to put 10...

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