Inside Defense retracts MDA story

By Jason Sherman / January 7, 2021 at 4:54 PM

Inside Defense has retracted a story published Jan. 6 that incorrectly reported a three-month delay in the Regional Glide Phase Weapon program.

The mistake stemmed from misinterpreting a recent public posting by the Missile Defense Agency.

MDA, which had aimed to publish a solicitation to launch the new hypersonic defense program last month, is -- however -- behind schedule with the RGPW effort. The schedule slip is only a couple of weeks, according to an agency official, who added the request for prototype proposals should be ready for industry no later than the end of this month. Inside Defense regrets the error.