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Chapter 13.6, Problem 1DQ
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What error did the Missile Defense Agency make in the development of the GMD system?

Program Plan Intro

Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD):

GMD is the United States antiballistic missile system that is used to interrupt the incoming warheads in space. It plays an important role in American missile defense strategy that encounters ballistic missiles.

System development:

  • System development life cycle is the process or method which includes different phases to complete the project in step-by-step format.
  • It includes detailed planning that describes developing, maintaining, replacing, specifying and many others.
  • Example: Waterfall model, Rapid application development and many such.

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Errors made by Missile Defense Agency in developing the GMD system:

  • Due to the pressure, Missile Defense Agency started deploying the missiles in silos and stopped developing the prototype and testing the GMS system...

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