Monday, June 13, 2005

Defense Tech: Agency: Tests = Bad

That Missile Defense that Bush deployed during the election? Always knew it was a fraud -- and unbelievably expensive fraud -- didn't you? Well feast your eyes on this article cited over at Defense Tech, Agency: Anti-Missile Tests = Bad:

"The general effect of these recommendations is to create a presumption against conducting any scheduled flight test—what the IRT calls 'Prove why should fly.' For good measure, the IRT recommends making the next integrated flight test a 'non-intercept' test.

Imagine that: First, MDA rushes a defense that won’t defend to meet a deadline that just happens to coincide with a Presidential election. Then, MDA scales way back on necessary testing, lest the bad guys figure out the damn thing doesn’t work."

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