The House Armed Services Committee approved an amendment to the FY ’20 defense authorization bill that reinstates a planned Standard Missile (SM)-3 Block IIA intercept test. While the FY ’18 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) required a test of the SM-3 IIA against an ICBM-range target ...

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An annual Government Accountability Office (GAO) report on missile defense revealed design issues with the Redesigned Kill Vehicle (RKV) are expected to increase costs by almost $600 million. GAO said this came after the RKV program was unable to meet its cost and schedule milestones throughout ...

The Department of Defense is preparing a stop-work order on activity for the Missile Defense Agency’s (MDA) Redesigned Kill Vehicle (RKV) program after assessing the current plan is “not viable” due to unspecified technical issues. Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering Mike ...