Navy terminates advanced anti-ship cruise missile target program

By Justin Doubleday / February 8, 2016 at 10:53 AM
The Navy has canceled a program to develop target vehicles representing advanced anti-ship cruise missiles used by countries like China and Russia due to soaring cost overruns and test failures, the Pentagon's top weapons tester revealed in his latest annual report. The cancellation of the Multi-Stage Supersonic Target (MSST) program leaves the Pentagon without a viable way to test whether Navy ships can defend against advanced cruise missiles, J. Michael Gilmore, the director of operational test and evaluation, wrote in...

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