MDA Sets Up Outside Review Board to Examine Recent Test Failures

By Thomas Duffy / March 9, 2005 at 5:00 AM
The head of the Pentagon's missile defense programs is forming an outside review board to look at why two recent tests of the Bush administration's multibillion-dollar national missile defense program had to be scrubbed because of minor problems involving ground support equipment. A December test of the Ground-based Midcourse Defense system was aborted when a software glitch caused the interceptor missile to shut down before it was launched. During a Feb. 14 test, a stabilizing arm that holds the interceptor...

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