Space Policy chief warns against ‘ridiculous’ testing aversion for new missile interceptor

November 9, 2022

Breaking Defense:

Pentagon space policy czar John Plumb recently made clear his intentions to hold the Missile Defense Agency to a rigorous standard of testing for its Next Generation Interceptor — calling past Defense Department allergy to missile testing “ridiculous.”

“I think fundamentally … as a department, as a country, we have not tested things enough or we don’t build enough tests into our programs,” Plumb told the Center for International and Security Studies (CSIS) on Friday.

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