Air Force Budget Request Reveals EELV Program Cost Increase

By Thomas Duffy / February 2, 2004 at 5:00 AM
Unit costs for the Air Force's new, multibillion-dollar space-launch program have risen more than 25 percent due to procurement violations by Boeing and a slide in the commercial launch market, resulting in a breach of the so-called Nunn-McCurdy threshold, a senor Air Force budget official said last week. The service will ask Congress for $638 million in fiscal year 2005 for the program, according to the defense budget request Congress receives today. The administration will ask Congress to approve a...

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