Anatomy of a Ground-Based Interceptor Key Suppliers: Exoatmospheric Kill Vehicle: Raytheon and Aerojet Rocketdyne Integrated Boost Vehicle: Boeing and Orbital ATK Oversight: Missile Defense Agency GMD Joint Program Office The Ground-Based Interceptor (GBI) is the central flight component of the Boeing Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) system, standing 54.5 ft. tall and measuring 50 in. in diameter with a liftoff mass of 49,567 lb. It is the only operational U.S. interceptor ...

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