Pandemic delays LRDR initial operations target again; now slated for September

By Jason Sherman / March 17, 2021 at 3:39 PM
Missile Defense Agency plans to deliver the Long Range Discrimination Radar for operations is delayed again with a new setback pushing the key milestone from June to September, according to U.S. government officials. Gen. Glen VanHerck, head of North American Aerospace and Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command, revealed the new target date for initial operational capability during a March 16 briefing with Pentagon reporters . A Missile Defense Agency spokesman confirmed the three-month delay, citing challenges associated with the...

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