US Solicits Proposals for Next Generation Interceptor

US Solicits Proposals for Next Generation Interceptor

On April 24, the U.S. Department of Defense issued a Request For Proposal (RFP) for the Next Generation Interceptor (NGI), a new interceptor for the Ground-based Midcourse Defense System. According…

Pentagon Pauses GMD Testing

Pentagon Pauses GMD Testing

Following its August 2019 decision to cancel the Redesign Kill Vehicle (RKV) program, the Pentagon has issued a “strategic pause” on its Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) flight test program. GMD’s…

A New Generation of Homeland Missile Defense Interceptors

A New Generation of Homeland Missile Defense Interceptors

Recent Pentagon actions have produced considerable uncertainty in the future of homeland ballistic missile defense. In August 2019, Undersecretary of Defense for Research and Engineering Dr. Michael Griffin cancelled the Redesigned Kill…

Pentagon Cancels Redesigned Kill Vehicle Program

Pentagon Cancels Redesigned Kill Vehicle Program

Following the Missile Defense Agency’s stop-work order in May, the Pentagon announced on August 21 its termination of the Redesigned Kill Vehicle (RKV) program. The RKV was intended to replace…

Next Steps for Defending the Homeland (Video)

Next Steps for Defending the Homeland (Video)

Protecting the homeland is regularly identified as the top priority of U.S. missile defense efforts. This mission is dependent upon a global network of sensors and interceptors, including the Ground-based…