Inside the Navy - February 12, 2018

DOD clears SM-3 Block IB for full production, MDA seeking MYP in FY-19

By Jason Sherman  
February 9, 2018 at 4:32 PM
The Pentagon's acquisition executive has approved the Standard Missile-3 Block IB for full production, paving the way for the Missile Defense Agency to advance its first proposal to negotiate a multiyear procurement contract. The decision also marks a turnaround for the Raytheon-built weapon, which has been bedeviled for years by engineering and performance difficulties. On Dec. 19, the Missile Defense Executive Board -- chaired by Pentagon acquisition executive Ellen Lord and MDA Director Lt. Gen. Sam Greaves -- met to...

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