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February 03, 2016
Boeing, Northrop Grumman conduct missile system flight test
Huntsville, Ala (UPI) Feb 03, 2016
Boeing and Northrop Grumman collaborated with the U.S. Missile Defense Agency to test improvements for the Ground-based Midcourse Defense system. The test was performed to verify the GMD's system components, and assess its ability to engage and destroy ballistic missile targets. During the test, a GMD interceptor was used for an intentional fly-by of a target representing an advanced long-range ballistic missile. "The Missile Defense Agency's test design enabled the collection of critica ... read more

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