MDAA Alert – Termination
From Missile Defence Advocacy Alliance Website:
“First, we will prioritize the defense of the American people above all else. Our review calls for 20 new ground based interceptors at Fort Greely, Alaska and new radars and sensors to immediately detect foreign missiles launched against our great nation. We are committed to establishing a missile defense program that can shield every city in the United States.” – President Donald Trump speaking at the release of the 2019 Missile Defense Review (MDR) at the Pentagon on January 17, 2019.
The MDR in January stated that by the beginning of 2023 the additional 20 GBIs would be deploying. The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) in the Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 budget request released in March stated, “MDA anticipates emplacing 20 additional GBIs tipped with the RKV beginning in the FY 2025 timeframe.”
Tomorrow, the Redesigned Kill Vehicle (RKV) that was solely selected and scheduled to be on each tip of the next 20 new Ground-Based Interceptors (GBIs) for the enhanced defense of the United States Homeland from North Korea and Iran, will be terminated by Dr. Michael Griffin, the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering.
“Ending the program was the responsible thing to do… Development programs sometimes encounter problems. After exercising due diligence, we decided the path we’re going down wouldn’t be fruitful, so we’re not going down that path anymore. This decision supports our efforts to gain full value from every future taxpayer dollar spent on defense.” – Dr. Michael Griffin, Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering.
This decision will delay the deployment of any additional GBIs for the defense of the United States homeland to the 2030 timeframe at the earliest under the current acquisition requirements to compete for a required new and modernized GBI solution, to adequately test …read more
From:: CBRNe World (CBRN)