Missile defense is becoming big business again. And D.C.-area contractors are answering the call.

Carten Cordell
Missile defense is becoming big business again. And D.C.-area contractors are answering the call.

A mysterious explosion Aug. 8 near a Russian missile testing site in Nenoksa served as a flashpoint in a burgeoning competition between the world’s three superpowers. The incident, of which the Russians have provided scant detail, is suspected to have centered on the failure of a small nuclear reactor thought to be integral in powering a nuclear cruise missile the country was developing, dubbed “Skyfall” by NATO.