Inside the Pentagon - April 12, 2018

MDA director says F-35 missile defense capability 'six to seven years' out

April 11, 2018 at 5:49 PM
Missile Defense Agency Director Lt. Gen. Sam Greaves says it will take at least six years for the Defense Department to field a capability for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter to contribute to missile defense missions. Greaves told the Senate Appropriations defense subcommittee April 11 that MDA sees the F-35 as, "if not a game changer, a significant contributor to future ballistic missile defense capability." He said MDA has been working with the Air Force over the last several months...

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