An electrical leak from a battery may have prevented a Raytheon Co. warhead from separating from its booster rocket in a missile-defense test that failed in July, according to findings emerging from a Pentagon review.
A “sophisticated computer hacker” living in the U.K. was charged with accessing computers at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York in October 2012 and stealing names, phone numbers and e-mail addresses, prosecutors said.
U.S. missile defense contractors for the first time will be held financially responsible for poor- quality parts, such as those that have caused failures and delays to multimillion-dollar tests, according to documents and congressional testimony.
The Pentagon’s Missile Defense Agency has pursued a rigorous process to investigate and solve a guidance flaw in the latest model of Raytheon Co.’s anti-missile interceptor, according to government auditors.
The U.S. Missile Defense Agency in January halted deliveries of Raytheon Co. ’s most advanced warhead for the nation’s anti-missile interceptors after a December test failure, according to congressional auditors.