Boeing-led missile defence team completes GMD flight test
Boeing, working with the US Missile Defense Agency and industry teammates, have returned the groundbased mid-course defence (GMD) system to testing with a successful flight. GMD is the United States’ only defence against longrange ballistic missile threats.
“Today’s test signals the next step in GMD’s future capability and is the culmination of successful partnerships among government, military leaders and industry,” said Greg Hyslop, Vice President and General Manager for Boeing Strategic Missile and Defense Systems. “Throughout our team effort to solve one of the toughest challenges facing the aerospace industry, GMD remained on alert and continues to defend the United States.”
GMD flight testing was halted in early 2011 after a guidance error resulted in a failed intercept in a December 2010 test.