The U.S. Missile Defense Agency’s first commercially hosted payload is now expected to launch in mid-2017, nine months later than the date officials used when they discussed the program in March 2015.
The U.S. Missile Defense Agency is using a high-risk acquisition approach to bolster its number of ground-based interceptors and counter growing threats from North Korea, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office.
The U.S. Missile Defense Agency has narrowed the list of potential East Coast interceptor sites down to three locations, eliminating a base in Maine.
The head of the Missile Defense Agency said Jan. 19 the schedule for a new kill vehicle will be based on rigor and process, not hard deadlines.
The U.S. Missile Defense Agency awarded Raytheon a $2.3 billion contract modification to build as many as 52 Standard Missile (SM)-3 Block 1B interceptors.
The company won a $784 million contract to build a long-range discrimination radar that would identify incoming missile threats from the Pacific region, primarily North Korea.
U.S. Defense Department leaders want the Missile Defense Agency to lower the notional cost of stopping an incoming strike.
Lockheed Martin and Raytheon will develop concepts for a kill vehicle capable of taking out multiple objects simultaneously under MDA study contracts.
The U.S. Missile Defense Agency now envisions a partnership with the U.S. Air Force on a system that would also perform space surveillance.
A senior U.S. Missile Defense Agency official expressed concern June 18 about a House spending bill that provides some 22 percent less funding than requested for a new kill vehicle and said the impact could spill over onto other programs.