Original GPI fielding target of 2028 in flux; USD(R&E) not convinced of MDA's approach

By Jason Sherman / June 17, 2022 at 5:30 PM
The Pentagon is backpedaling on plans to accelerate Glide Phase Interceptor development, congressional auditors reveal in a new report, an inauspicious beginning for the high-stakes hypersonic defense project that the independent review calls "highly ambitious" and "technically challenging" as well as saddled with cost and schedule risk. The Government Accountability Office in its annual review of Missile Defense Agency acquisitions provides the most detailed public scrutiny of the plan to develop a next-generation Aegis interceptor, a guided missile designed to...

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