MDA Shifts Next Navy Intercept Test from Spring to Early 2005

By Thomas Duffy / January 12, 2004 at 5:00 AM
The Missile Defense Agency, citing a shortage and other program priorities, has shifted the next planned intercept test of the Navy's sea-based program from this spring to January 2005, a senior MDA official told today. The Navy is scheduled to field an early version of its system this fall. It will support an initial ground-based missile defense that the Bush administration says will provide limited protection against a possible North Korean missile attack. Six Aegis destroyers will provide long-range...

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