Sullivan Statement on Cancelation of RKV Missile Defense Program

SOLDOTNA, AK – U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, released the following statement regarding the Department of Defense’s announcement to cancel the Redesigned Kill Vehicle (RKV) program effective today:


“I am deeply concerned about the announcement to cancel the Redesigned Kill Vehicle program. Given the continued evolution of advanced adversaries’ missile capabilities and still uncertain and unpredictable nature of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, we cannot afford to wait possibly a decade for a new and still conceptual kill vehicle,” said Senator Sullivan. “I plan to dig deep into the assumptions made and details of the decision-making undertaken that led to what I hope is not this short-sighted decision.”