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Pentagon kills $6.3 billion missile technology project

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  1. NucleusKore

    NucleusKore TheSaint

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    Source: http://blogs.zdnet.com/projectfailures/?p=4246
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    The Pentagon canceled Northrop Grumman’s Kinetic Energy Interceptor program amid accusations by Defense Secretary, William Gates, that the system’s design would not accomplish key military objectives.

    It’s not an IT failure, per se, but certainly a great example of poor fit-to-purpose between technology and business requirements, leading to project abandonment and failure. Northrop Grumman had completed approximately $1.2 billion of work at the time of cancellation.

    The Pentagon said it terminated the project for the “convenience of the government” and not because of problems with Northrop.

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    For those of you who do not know what KEI is watch this video from Northrop Grumman.

     
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    phreak0ut The Thread Killer >:)

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    Lot of projects get scrapped like this. One of the most famous is the Comanche stealth helicopter project. Engineers worked on it for nearly 3 decades!!
     
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