Next GMD Intercept Test Slated for Spring 2004

A U.S. Missile Defense Agency spokesman has said that the next intercept test in the Ground-based Midcourse Defense system is set to be conducted by the middle of next year, instead of by the end of 2003 as had once been planned, Defense Daily reported today (see GSN, Oct. 8).

The test, Integrated Flight Test-14, will be held “in the spring time,” MDA spokesman Rick Lehner said. The test was delayed so the agency could choose between two still-untested boosters currently under development, he said (see GSN, Oct. 24; Sharon Weinberger, Defense Daily, Oct. 31).

 

October 31, 2003
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A U.S. Missile Defense Agency spokesman has said that the next intercept test in the Ground-based Midcourse Defense system is set to be conducted by the middle of next year, instead of by the end of 2003 as had once been planned, Defense Daily reported today (see GSN, Oct. 8).

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