Pentagon tech chief soon to decide on new path for missile defense kill vehicle development

August 13, 2019 at 4:24 PM
The Pentagon's top technology official will soon decide how to proceed with developing a new kill vehicle for the U.S. fleet of Ground-based Interceptors after halting work on the Missile Defense Agency's Redesigned Kill Vehicle program earlier this year due to technical issues and soaring costs. In May, Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering Mike Griffin decided to pull the plug on the RKV development project and directed MDA to issue a stop-work order to prime contractor Boeing...

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