Information on Cancelled Integrated Flight Test-16 for Ground-Based Midcourse Defense Element

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Correspondence issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "This report provides information on Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) element flight test known as Integrated Flight Test (IFT)-16. This test was planned for the third quarter of fiscal year 2004 but was recently cancelled by the Missile Defense Agency (MDA), the agency within the Department of Defense (DOD) responsible for developing the ballistic missile defense system and its elements. Specifically, GAO was asked to determine the original purpose of IFT-16, how the test differed from IFT-14 and -15, and what new information IFT-16 would have provided had it ... continued below

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United States. General Accounting Office. May 8, 2003.

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Correspondence issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "This report provides information on Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) element flight test known as Integrated Flight Test (IFT)-16. This test was planned for the third quarter of fiscal year 2004 but was recently cancelled by the Missile Defense Agency (MDA), the agency within the Department of Defense (DOD) responsible for developing the ballistic missile defense system and its elements. Specifically, GAO was asked to determine the original purpose of IFT-16, how the test differed from IFT-14 and -15, and what new information IFT-16 would have provided had it been conducted."

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United States. General Accounting Office. Information on Cancelled Integrated Flight Test-16 for Ground-Based Midcourse Defense Element, text, May 8, 2003; Washington D.C.. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc301278/: accessed June 19, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.