06 Apr '15, 3am

MDA Slammed for SBX | Kendall: We Could Sell Catapults to India

A Wall Street Journal op-ed by Defense Industry Daily editor emeritus Joe Katzman posits that America’s defense edge – due in part to advantages in networked targeting and precision weapons – is now significantly eroded due to a profusion of almost-as-good technologies proliferating in the defense industries of non-Western nations. The LA Times slammed the Missile Defense Agency over the weekend, releasing a heavily critical piece outlining operational and cost problems with high-value projects, namely the $2.2 billion Seaborne X-Band Radar (SBX). The SBX has previously been the subject of spending oversight , with the system placed in “limited test support status” from 2012. L-3 KEO was awarded a $112 million Navy contract Friday for the development, production and support of the Low Profile Photonic Mast system , following a solicitation in February last year. The new ma...

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