MDA Puts $51 Million In Budget To Develop Two-Stage GBI Booster

March 11, 2015 |
The Missile Defense Agency wants to spend $51.2 million in fiscal year 2016 to develop a two-stage booster interceptor, citing a need to improve battlespace capacity through shorter engagement times, according to budget documents. The money would be used to develop a two-stage capability for MDA's Ground Based Interceptor (GBI), which is part of the Ground-based Midcourse Defense system, according to MDA spokesman Rick Lehner. "MDA is evaluating alternatives to enhance booster performance with improved battlespace and survivability for delivery...

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