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As Clouds Loom Over SM-3 Block IIB Future, MDA Reduces Development...

The Missile Defense Agency will evaluate two different 'liquid divert' technologies considered the new divert system for the 'Next Generation AEGIS Missile', to reduce the technological risk associate with the weapon's advanced kill vehicle. Two contracts worth about $14 million each were awarded to Aerojet and Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne, Inc., both will test specific liquid divert and attitude control system technologies for the next two years.

Next Generation AEGIS Missile – Missile Defense Roadmap

Photo above: Tichonderoga class missile cruiser CG 67 Shiloh fires a Standard Missile 3 on a missile defense test. Photo: US Navy In recent years the...

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