RKV flunks review, MDA resetting program schedule and budget requirement

By Jason Sherman  
February 19, 2019 at 5:19 PM
The Missile Defense Agency's effort to accelerate development of a new Ground-based Midcourse Defense kill vehicle -- a more than $2.6 billion project to deliver a reliable ballistic missile defense warhead to protect the United States from North Korean and potential Iranian threats -- suffered a setback when the Redesigned Kill Vehicle did not pass muster with a key design review last year. The RKV program -- a project to design a more reliable, producible, testable and cost-effective exo-atmospheric kill...

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