Push to accelerate NGI schedule trips up MDA plans for ICBM target competition

By Jason Sherman / April 18, 2023 at 11:05 AM
The Defense Department is scrapping plans for a notional three-way competition to develop a new intercontinental ballistic missile target -- needed to test the $17 billion Next Generation Interceptor program -- and is selecting incumbent Northrop Grumman for the project after determining the new target is needed sooner than originally planned. On March 23, Missile Defense Agency Director Vice Adm. Jon Hill approved a new acquisition plan proposed by MDA’s Targets and Countermeasures Subscale Program Office to proceed with a...

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