Pentagon terminates Boeing-led $1 billion ballistic missile interceptor program over design problems

Mail Online | 8/22/2019 | Afp;Dailymail.com Reporter
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The Pentagon announced Wednesday that it is terminating a troubled billion-dollar program to develop a ballistic missile interceptor, citing design problems.

The Defense Department said it would seek bids for a new version of the weapons system called the Redesigned Kill Vehicle, or RKV. The program was being led by Boeing.

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'Ending the program was the responsible thing to do,' said Michael Griffin, undersecretary of defense for research and engineering.

'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,' Griffin added.

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