Military Capabilities

GAO cites MDA delays on BMD programmes

07 June 2019

The US Missile Defense Agency (MDA) is making progress in the development of its ballistic missile defence programmes, but it still is behind schedule on several deliveries, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) notes in a recent report.

“In fiscal year (FY) 2018, MDA delivered several significant capabilities and assets,” the GAO acknowledged in its report, ‘Missile Defense: Delivery Delays Provide Opportunity for Increased Testing to Better Understand Capability’, released on 6 June.

“These successful deliveries included a significant asset delivery milestone for MDA’s homeland defence mission, as well as several element-level software updates, and, in one case, making up for backlogs in asset deliveries from the previous year,” the GAO reported.

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