Pentagon weighing options for missile defence, says Undersecretary Kendall
Published on Jul 14, 2014 10:00 AM
LONDON (REUTERS) - The US Defence Department hopes to fund a much more reliable kill vehicle, or warhead, for the homeland missile defence system run by Boeing Co , but final decisions will depend largely on cost, the Pentagon's top arms buyer said on Sunday.
"It's going at the end of the day to be a question of affordability," Defence Undersecretary Frank Kendall told reporters on the eve of the Farnborough airshow.
Kendall said decisions had not been finalized on whether to upgrade the existing kill vehicles, built by Raytheon Co , or start from scratch with a new design.
Raytheon, Lockheed Martin Corp and Boeing have all expressed interest in bidding for a new kill vehicle.
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