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Pentagon Issues Classified RFP For New Missile Interceptor

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DoD goes back to the drawing board to replace its missile interceptors. Can they make it work this time?

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Pentagon Cancels Multi-Billion $ Boeing Missile Defense Program

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Scrapping Boeing’s Redesigned Kill Vehicle program — which was put on hold in March — will kick off a new effort to build a modernized generation of ballistic missile interceptors.

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Pentagon’s New Ballistic Missile Interceptor Doesn’t Work, Suffers Years-Long Delay

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What happens when the Pentagon’s new ballistic missile defeat program doesn’t work? They keep using the old one, which has a spotty track record.

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Missile Defense Test ‘Realistic,’ Syring Insists

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


PENTAGON: Yesterday’s $244 million missile defense test didn’t just hit an IBCM-like target for the first time in the history of the system: It hit a cutting-edge IBCM modeled on future North Korean weapons, complete with decoys to confuse defenders. “It actually replicated — without getting into classified details — an operational scenario that we’re… Keep reading →

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Missile Defense Strategy ‘Not Sustainable,’ Salvation Lies In R&D

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


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CAPITOL HILL: America’s missile defense strategy is “not sustainable,” the deputy director of the Missile Defense Agency said today. We can’t keep buying multi-million-dollar interceptors to shoot down adversaries’ ever-growing arsenals of much cheaper offensive missiles, said Brig. Gen. Kenneth Todorov. We have to find a better way, Todorov said: lasers, jammers, something. That means… Keep reading →

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